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Why the RSS is not untouchable

The real danger in India is not majoritarianism but minorityism, a bane we have already experienced. Majoritarianism in the India context means plurality and tolerance. No one needs to fear, says......

The tizzy caused by Modi's proposed gift!

B S Prakash takes a tongue-in-cheek look at what India's neighbours think about Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking Indian scientists to develop a SAARC satellite, which can be dedicated as a......

How BRICS beckons Modi in Brazil

The BRICS summit offers Modi an excellent platform to reach out to world leaders and conduct diplomacy on the very ticklish issue of reform of the world governance structure, and to exchange notes......

How Modi should ensure India sees 'acche din'

Sanjeev Nayyar chalks out a detailed six-point agenda for the new National Democratic Alliance government led by Narendra Modi. Here are some ideas on what the National Democratic Alliance......

Namdeo Dhasal: A poet with a panther's hunger for justice

Sudheendra Kulkarni pays tribute to friend, poet and Dalit activist Namdeo Dhasal who passed into the ages on Wednesday. I was woken up early in the morning by an sms beep on my mobile. Unusual for......

Labour woes in manufacturing zones to continue

The National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) aims to increase the percentage share of the sector in the gross domestic product (GDP) to 25 by 2025 from the present 16. Even so, the administrative step,......

Why rich nations are not happier than poor countries

Myself when young did eagerly frequent Doctor and saint, and heard great argument About it and about, but ever more Came out by the same door as in I went.- The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Gross......

India 'cements' Bhutan's gross national happiness

Everybody needs good neighbours. And one doesn't need US President Barack Obama to tell us that. In yet another instance of proactive economic diplomacy with Bhutan, a consortium of Indian......

Towards greater juvenile contentment

The Honourable Finance Minister has adopted a new national objective: Gross National Contentment. Cynics will say they know where he is coming from: he has at last recognised the value of chanting......

Prez makes strong pitch for India as investment destination

Making a strong pitch for bringing investments, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said India is fourth most attractive destination for Foreign Direct Investment for 2014-16 owing to easing of......

National Treasure: Cage's biggest hit?

Grim adultery drama Closer was the surprise winner of the weekend, opening at sixth spot, and grossing an impressive $7.7 million though it played in just about 476 screens. Though National......

Meet Rockstar Ranbir's impulsive co-star

Not many people would remember Sonam Kapoor's shy and timid aunt in Delhi 6. But Yeh Saali Zindagi corrected that for Aditi Rao Hydari. She was anything but shy in the film, with her amorous......

Five Kannada films fight it out

Even as big banners are shying away from releasing their star-studded films during the world cup cricket, small film makers are making most of this lean period. Over the past few weeks, on......

7 Khoon Maaf premieres at Berlin Film Fest

Priyanka Chopra is missing in Berlin. Last year, the actress spent many weeks in this German city shooting for Farhan Akhtar's Don 2, with co-star Shah Rukh Khan.  This year, she......

Will Colin Firth win the Oscar for Best Actor?

It's that time of the year when we folk who write on film throw our hats into the soothsaying ring and decide to declare who will win -- and who should win -- the upcoming Oscar race. This......

India's C'wealth Games showing raises hope for big medal haul at Asiad

Abhinav Bindra of India. Photograph: Jeff Gross/Getty Images Bolstered by a better-than-expected performance in the Commonwealth Games, India’s athletes are looking to assert themselves......

English Players' Union backs tougher racism sanctions

The English Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) issued a six-point action plan to help deal with racism on Wednesday following a series of high profile developments in the fallout from the......

Saluting Rajasthan's one-man army Shane Warne

As Shane Warne says a final goodbye to cricket, Manu Shankar salutes the Australian spin legend. So it will be Shane Warne vs Sachin Tendulkar for one last time! It's like watching Mohammad Ali......

Clinical Mumbai beat Delhi by 32 runs

Dishing out another superlative all-round performance, Mumbai Indians crushed Delhi Daredevils by 32 runs to virtually qualify for the play-offs of the Indian Premier League in Mumbai on Saturday.......

Bowling in short spells is Steyn's secret to success

Rediff.com's Bikash Mohapatra analyses Dale Steyn's effort in the World Cup so far and believes that the South African paceman's secret of success lies in him bowling in short spells. It took......

  People speak for gross national happiness

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Q. Why both God and Devil are invisible?
:  A. Despite the efforts of well-meaning humans, the world has suffered terribly throughout history. This causes thinking persons to wonder, as did the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-both-god-and-devil-are-invisible//answers/20841027

Joseph Chacko
Q. the king of which cuntry coined the term \\\'gross national happiness\\\'?
Joseph Chacko:  A. The 4th King of Bhutan, HM Jigme Singye Wangchuck, promulgated GNH since the beginning of his reign in 1972. Happiness of the people was made the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/the-king-of-which-cuntry-coined-the-term-gross-national-happ/20841010/answers/16365137

sanjay kumar
Q. The king of which country coined the term\'Gross National Happiness\' ?
Sanjay Kumar:  A. The term Gross National Happiness (GNH) was coined by Bhutan's King Jigme Singye Wangchuck when he ascended the throne in 1972. more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/the-king-of-which-country-coined-the-termgross-national-happ/16365083/answers/15339156

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Undermining RAY

By The Rajiv Awas Yojana recognises the right to land and security of tenure of the urban poor, requires slums to be redeveloped or upgraded... ...

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FOREIGN INVESTORS ARE BUYING INDIAN CORPORATE BONDS AS YIELDS ARE ATTRACTIVE

MUMBAI: Foreign funds are buying more Indian corporate bonds as there is no sign that the $25-billion limit on government securities — close to... ...

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Of anthems and atrocities

Salman M has made it to the headlines recently as the 25-year-old student from Kerala facing life imprisonment following his refusal to stand up... ...

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Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for girlfriend's death

Pretoria, Oct 21 South African athlete Oscar Pistorius Tuesday arrived at Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison, after he was handed a five-year jail... ...

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Some Secret?

To nobody's great surprise, Bolivia's president, Evo Morales, has won a third five-year term by a landslide majority. It's no surprise because... ...

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