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A street-fighter's democracy

Magsaysay awardee Aruna Roy tells Sreelatha Menon that she is ready to chase a new dream, a School for Democracy.At 63, she is the same age as Sonia Gandhi, but while the Congress President is......

50 killed, over 700 injured in China's deadly port explosions

Powerful explosions tore through a warehouse storing hazardous chemicals in north China's major port city, killing at least 50 people and injuring over 700 others as the twin blasts sent......

The morning after the Tianjin catastrophe

At least 44 people have been killed and over 520 injured, 66 of them seriously, in twin blasts reportedly caused by combustible and explosive goods stored in containers at a warehouse in the......

'Impatience has become a permanent factor in elections'

'It is good for the country, but it is not good for a politician... What we call impatience is actually desperation to needing something NOW.' 'Our politics is restricted by one factor; that our......

The actress who took on Modi on Twitter

'There is a time for grace and there is a time for dignity and, sometimes, there is a time to fight. We should never back down from that fight. Don't let them win. Don't let them bully you.' 'I......

6 I-Day promises from 2014 that Modi (partially) fulfilled

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his second Independence Day speech, IndiaSpend and FactChecker reviewed the implementation of key pronouncements he made in his first Independence Day......

From the mud floor to designing algorithms

Tanmoy’s story is one of hope in times of despair, courage in times of trouble and confidence in times of adversity. His story is a reminder that no matter what the situation is today, you......

Power Minister tells Rediff: '24/7 power in every home by 2019'

  'This country has become cynical, the country has lost hope. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is getting back hope in this country.' 'We are deconstructing the past which had corruption,......

Most influential people in the world of business

ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella have found a place in Time magazine’s ‘The 100 Most Influential People’ in the world. Image: Chanda Kochchar among......

Nadella in India for first holiday as Microsoft boss

For Microsoft so far, Nadella has proved a Santa Satya Nadella is in the country to spend his first Christmas with his family after taking up the top job at Microsoft. While it is largely a......

'I worked in a dhaba, selling omelettes, before I signed All The Best'

'I loved doing Bunty Aur Babli. I love working with Rohit Shetty. I just shot for Dilwale. Kuch bhi karva leta hain mujhse (he makes me do anything)!' 'I worked in Jolly LLB for free. It was......

The Indian and Pakistani behind one of 2015's most important films

Hemal Trivedi, a Hindu filmmaker originally from India, and Mohammed Ali Naqvi, a Muslim from Pakistan, made one of this year's most talked about films. One of the most talked about films at this......

Movies and glamour in Chandigarh

Aseem Chhabra attends an unusual medley of movies and literature in Chandigarh. Last fortnight, as thousands of people -- including Robert De Niro -- gathered in Goa for the Think2013 event......

Review: Cocktail is let down by its inane plot

Cocktail has a handful of moments and a few genuine sparks, but finally crashes and burns so spectacularly that it's hard to focus on the positives, writes Raja Sen.Why, Bollywood, why? Why this......

Agneepath music is quite promising

Sukanya Verma writes that for starters, the new Agneepath soundtrack is better than the Amitabh Bachchan original.'Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, poora naam. Baap ka naam Dinanath Chauhan. Gaon......

London 2012: Bomb-proof bins installed before Games

A London-based business has reinvented the rubbish bin, making its new recycling containers bomb-proof and sticking LCD screens on the side to tell Londoners about market moves and breaking news.......
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Discovering Bhutan's culture

As Misty Terrace, a local Bhutanese music band breaks into Jeena Jeena from the Hindi film Badlapur, the crowd at Mojo Park, a live music lounge in... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/travel/mountain-echoes-discovering-music-culture-literature-and-more-in-bhutan/article1-1385699.aspx
When one-man army makes the difference

Dashrath Manjhi of Gehlaur village near Gaya in Bihar spent most of his life carving a path through a mountain, armed with just a hammer and... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/dashrath-manjhi-and-more-when-one-man-army-makes-the-difference/article1-1385680.aspx
I May Not be Young or Pretty. But Damn, I'm Funny

Radhika Vaz is a comedian. Her book, 'Unladylike', will be published by Aleph Book Company in November 2015. This is an excerpt available... ...

http://m.ndtv.com/blog/i-may-not-be-young-or-pretty-but-damn-im-funny-1212039
A message from Gujarat

The new leader from Gujarat is an unpleasant young man with dodgy political ideas and dodgy political heroes. The new leader from Gujarat is an... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/fifth-column-a-message-from-gujarat/
50 Years of Chinese rule has pushed Tibet into ecological disaster

Aug 29, 8:00 am Hong Kong, Aug.29 ( ANI ): The establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949 led to efforts to greatly expand... ...

http://www.aninews.in/newsdetail4/story230969/50-years-of-chinese-rule-has-pushed-tibet-into-ecological-disaster.html

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