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'On a scale of 10, we are at 5 in our security preparedness'

Senior journalist Sandeep Unnithan, author of Black Tornado, a semi-official account of the 26/11 attacks, was on Rediff.com chat on November 26. In what was a frank and instructive interaction......

Should Sanskrit be forced down the throats?

What gets forgotten in the German vs Sanskrit debate is the poor standard of teaching in India. Anjali Puri explainsOne thing is clear in the German vs Sanskrit debate of the past two weeks,......

A political Teacher's Day

Old hostilities were set aside, grudges buried and every one showed up with a smile and a determination to celebrate Teacher's Day, says Malavika Sangghvi In the unprepossessing convent school that......

A political Teacher's Day

Old hostilities were set aside, grudges buried and every one showed up with a smile and a determination to celebrate Teacher's Day, says Malavika Sangghvi In the unprepossessing convent school that......

'Congress should name PM candidate before polls'

Milind Deora, minister of state for communication and information technology and shipping, is one of the Congress' young guns under Rahul Gandhi. He tells Kavita Chowdhury that the core problem for......

Time to grow again?

Growth in the United States might end the long period of economic malaise that has afflicted the world since 2007, says Ajit Balakrishnan. Last Friday, at the end of three days of absorbing......

Has UPA killed the India growth story?

India growth story has been deeply hurt by a suffocating bureaucracy and a workforce, which is 'unskilled'.Steven Rattner, is popularly known as the Car Czar of Obama Administration. This is......

Warning! You are being watched

CIBIL has started providing individuals with their credit information reports. Here's why it makes sense for you to know what it's all about. When you apply for a new line of credit, the lending......

Why VK Sibal is in the news

In November 2004, when Vinod Kumar Sibal took over as director general of Hydrocarbons, he welcomed the media in his Rajiv Chowk office, promising regular press conferences to provide updates on......

How to make Indian babus more productive

It is no secret that an average Indian citizen hardly ever receives polite service with a smile from any government department, writes S S Kumar. It has been gratifying to see the enormous response......

Romancing Ram Charan Teja

Just five films old, Mumbai-based actress Kajal Agarwal took the Telugu film industry by storm by signing the most awaited project of 2009 -- Magadheera. She started her stint in Telugu......

'I want to make something special with Salman'

Sooraj Barjatya was flooded with praises about his latest film, Vivah, when he chatted with Rediff Readers on November 21.The director talked about how he would often think of Salman Khan during......

'Indo, Pak govts will not gain from Pinjar'

The first thing that strikes you about Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi is his immense knowledge of Indian history and literature. His eyes light up and his voice becomes animated as he......

'I don't make films on ordinary problems'

'What can you possibly want to ask me that you haven't before?' Adoor Gopalakrishnan responds, when I telephone him at the Mayflower Hotel, in New York City, asking for an interview.He remembers an......

'Ganguly's ouster was wrong'

As part of a series of weekly chats on cricket, Prem Panicker appeared on the rediff Chat at 1300 EDT/1000 PDT on December 15. Following is a transcript of the chat. Earlier transcripts: - 'On form......

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Q. Probably there is no religion in the world which has not prohibited Interest on Lending/ usury. The distinctive trait of Islam is that not only it has forbidden this kind of gain, but it has also remedied the causes leading to the existence of this evil institution in human society: Why nobody discuss this matter, when many are forced to commit suicide because of heavy Interest burden on Loans ???
:  A. The economic system of Islam is not drawn in the light of arithmetical calculations and capacities of production alone. Rather, it is drawn and...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/probably-there-is-no-religion-in-the-world-which-has-not-pro//answers/16467780

Mohammed asim nehal
Q. I saw many Males here in US & India ignore or dump their parents in favor of newly wed Wifes! Does that mean such Males are weak by nature or character? \Or is it something else? How do you explain this in the present times?
Mohammed Asim Nehal:  A. Comrade, you reap what you sow. MANY (not saying all but MANY) households in India raise their kid with nothing but as a set of expectations &...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/i-saw-many-males-here-in-us--india-ignore-or-dump-their-pare/16467446/answers/5021869

Sukhoi
Q. Have you read the poems of the world English poet T A Ramesh?
Sukhoi:  A. yes sir -once on my request you send the poem in my message box and saved that on microsoft word.Without the sense of feeling is itpossible to...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/have-you-read-the-poems-of-the-world-english-poet-t-a-ramesh/4128842/answers/14124864

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Live and let dye

How an increasing number of people are greying with grace. What does it take to embrace your grey hair in an age when selfies reign supreme,... ...

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Republican lawmakers, Cuban exiles unite against Obama

Miami, Dec 19 Cuban exiles in Miami and Republican legislators from Florida, outraged by the White House 's about turn on Cuba, are preparing to... ...

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Human rights groups urges PM Tony Abbott to go easy on refugees after Sydney siege

SYDNEY: Human rights groups and some politicians on Thursday urged Prime Minister Tony Abbott not to use a deadly siege in Sydney as a pretext to... ...

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Blobitecture, also called "blob architecture" or "blobism", identifies modern buildings with an amorphous, blob-like shape. "Blobitecture" is a... ...

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WIRED FOR EMPATHY

Her angels were born of tears. When artist Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad heard that a friend, who was undergoing chemotherapy, was abandoned by... ...

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