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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......

The geography of joy

If only our roads were less congested, metros less crowded, markets a little more cleaner and air and water purer; our happiness would be greater... feels B S Prakash, India's former ambassador to......

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......

'Good time for global investors to enter Indian equity market'

On a year-to-date basis, Indian markets are among the top-performing ones. Shankar Sharma (below left), vice-chairman and joint managing director of First Global Group, believes the rally is a......

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......

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......

Liverpool deny Torres request, agree Suarez deal

Liverpool have turned down a transfer request from Fernando Torres hours after Kenny Dalglish made his first major transfer impact in his second spell as manager by agreeing to sign Uruguay forward......

  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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Tibetan PM

Dharamsala, Sep 17 Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay Wednesday said Tibet should be a core issue for India in its dealings with... ...

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It's a rich man's world!

Making easy money, not struggling to earn it, is today’s success mantra. In our rush to keep up with the rat race and acquire material... ...

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To the top, with suja, thukpa and stories for company

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Component manufacturers see investments returning to peak

Cumulative investment in auto components sector had come down sharply in last two years, experts said. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Encouraged by the... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Industry/tvtgxiOHrzBAZuaYPO9fKN/Component-manufacturers-see-investments-returning-to-peak.html
Bundeep Singh Rangar

Singapore: While the honeymoon period between business and the new Indian government is over, the general perception is that the Narendra Modi... ...

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