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Image: An indigenous man from the Bororo people fires an arrow during the bow-and-arrow competition at the first World Games for Indigenous Peoples in Palmas, Brazil. Photograph: Ueslei......

'One-and-a-half million Indians served in World War I'

'Over one million people served in various battlefronts during World War I. And yet, even today, we know so very little about them.' 'It is absolutely essential to acknowledge this part of India's......

Modi's year on the world stage

'Modi's promise of change during the election campaign was on the domestic front, but his first year in office focused on foreign policy beyond all expectations,' says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.......

The war that changed the world

'The Russians had risen to great heights of sacrifice and heroism and won a victory against Hitler and Nazism at such a tremendous cost in spite of being weighed down by the tyranny and oppression......

A Magical, Mystery Tour

Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com steps into the magical world that is the spectacular Kochi-Muziris Art Biennale. The first edition of the Kochi-Muziris Art Biennale was the only Indian destination......

Economic crisis chokes world's biggest economies

In the first week of the 16th year of the new millennium, the world seems to have caught severe pneumonia, or worse, as China had the flu, notes Shreekant Sambrani. "Sensex crosses 25,000." Indian......

The Great War, online

The telecom, the internet, the media industry worldwide is currently organised not that differently from 1914 Europe, says Ajit Balakrishnan. It is possible that we will all look back a year from......

Samsung launches world's first smartphone with curved screen

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday launched the world's first smartphone with a curved display, a variant of the Galaxy Note which moves the Asian giant a step closer to achieving wearable......

The reality of India's demographic bomb

Despite a predominantly young population, a demographic dividend is unlikely to accrue to India unless the northern belt, the youngest region in the country in terms of population age, ramps up its......

The man who's driving Uber in India

Amit Jain tells Shyamal Majumdar about his dream to make Uber the 'safest place in the city.'Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com It's a familiar script for all super-achievers and Amit Jain has......

'In India, nobody has told a story like this'

'The Second World War is the biggest event that happened in the recent history. Not many know that 25 lakh Indian soldiers fought in it. So there are 25 lakh stories.' Telugu director Krish......

Review: World War Z is predictable

World War Z is only for Brad Pitt fans, writes Norma Godinho.After years of fighting aliens, Hollywood’s latest obsession is taking on zombies. Movie-goers have taken well to films based on......

'It took a decade to make The Man Who Knew Infinity'

Director Matt Brown tells Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com what it was about The Man Who Knew Infinity that made him persevere for a decade to turn the book into a film. Filmmaking can be an extremely......

The Critic Versus The Fanboy: Debating Batman vs Superman

Raja Sen hated Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and debates his reasons with Satyajit Chetri, who totally loved it. IMAGE: Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.......

'It's very difficult directing a daughter'

'I was a very late child of my father. I was suddenly a little toy, who appeared from nowhere. Everybody experimented.' 'I don't know why I took up dancing. I think I wanted to find one more excuse......

5 reasons why there is 'war' between West Indies players and Board

Accusations fly as Windies World Twenty20 squad stand firm IMAGE: West Indies players before the start of a match. Photograph: BCCI West Indies are former World Twenty20 champions and currently......

Captivating photos from the Indigenous World Games in Brazil

The first World Indigenous Games were held in Palmas, Brazil, from October 23 to November 1. Indigenous peoples from around the world compete in traditional and Western sporting events in Brazil.......

Mayweather calm in face of 'woman beater' taunts

Eight-time World champion Floyd Mayweather refused to be drawn into a war of words at the final news conference for his WBC welterweight title clash with Robert Guerrero on Wednesday, despite being......

Waqar refuses to go out as 'villain'

'I am being portrayed as the villain. If the Board wants to remove me they first have to inform me in writing' 'Leakage of confidential reports is a crime and first I want the people or person who......

Dedicate my win to Pathankot terror attack martyrs: Vijender

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh has dedicated his fourth successive professional triumph to the Indian Armed Forces personnel who were martyred in the Pathankot terror attack. The 30-year-old......
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Engage Pak, but also isolate

While Pakistan retreated into silence on Pathankot, the Pakistan army reverted to fomenting unrest in Kashmir. The resumption of India-Pakistan... ...

http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/opinion/4373-engage-pak-also-isolate
Liberia's Weah back on the pitch after candidacy announcement

Two days after announcing a fresh bid to become president of Liberia, ex-football star George Weah sits munching a donut on the concrete steps of a... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/liberias-weah-back-pitch-candidacy-155733891.html
My self-esteem is way too low to call myself a star yet, says actor Dev...

Nothing about Dev Patel is usual. He might be adored by millions, but he lived with his parents in a London suburb until just recently. His then... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/brunch/my-self-esteem-is-way-too-low-to-call-myself-a-star-yet-says-actor-dev-patel/story-QptRvgQNaPfh4moGqXQDkL.html
From fire trumpets to supercomputers

He enjoyed building remote controlled model planes and boats. And, his passionpaved theway for the advent of the internet, modern computers and... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/features/claude-shannon-from-fire-trumpets-to-supercomputers/139494.html
The painter of modern life

Artist Jogen Chowdhury, considered one of India's most eminent modern painters, was recently in Bengaluru as part of a grand retrospective on his... ...

http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/cover-story/4326-painter-modern-life

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