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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......

A House of Horrors in the City of Joy

When the Kolkata police began investigating an apparent case of suicide of a 77-year-old man in a posh central Kolkata home on June 10, they were not prepared for what they found. They......

This is India! Dalit school students forced to clean toilets

'If we refused, the teachers threatened to beat us.'   The government-aided Hindu High School in Keelapathai Pandithan Kurichi village near Kalakkad in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district was......

How much does India really spend on defence?

No one really knows what proportion of the nation's wealth and income are available for defence, says Nitin Pai Zen practitioners routinely confront puzzling parables, or koans, as part of their......

WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny

This week’s digest of stories that are weird, true and funny. 1) Underwear models brighten up London Underground A group of underwear models transformed a London......

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......

Model villages: Lessons from Adarsh Nangla

Villagers attribute Adarsh Nangla’s 'fall' to a combination of government apathy and decline of the collective spirit “You are returning from Adarsh Nangla? It was declared a model......

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......

Review: Chillar Party is enjoyable

Preeti Arora says that Chillar Party aims at generating laughter, without punching you in the gut. Post YOUR reviews here!A motley group of kids. An endearing canine companion. A waif busy washing......

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.......

Bhutia to launch football school

In his 15 years of international career, Bhaichung Bhutia has brought many laurels to the country. Now, the Indian football icon is now launching a football school, to teach the sport to......
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Pedal power rules the roads in Utrecht

A Tinkoff-Saxo mechanic checks a bicycle before a training session in Utrecht, Netherlands, … A mechanic uses a water spray to cool off as he... ...

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Rajinikanth rejected 'Drishyam' remake due to two scenes

Five guerrillas, one soldier killed near LoC | Darjeeling landslides: Toll hits 33, Mamata inspects area | Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii in... ...

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Congress, BJP and Madarsas

Premchand. Raja Ram Mohun Roy. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. What do they all have in common? A Madarsa education, I shoud say. And that never stopped... ...

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Life in its eerie details

By Daniel Handler Rs 499 Rs 499 We Are Pirates The first thing that you think of while reading We Are Pirates is how did this guy write as Lemony... ...

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Poverty makes national boxer work as sweeper in Kolkata

Krishna Raut, who won the gold medal in All-India Invitational Boxing Championship (the Surya Sen Trophy) in 1987 and the runnerup trophy in 1992,... ...

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