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'As one gets older, one is drawn towards home'

In a special series, Rediff.com looks at India through the lives of her people. Today: Mohammed Taufiq, a waiter for 36 years at Kolkata's famous Coffee House. A fan of Manna De, he encounters at......

Chandigarh gets India's first UAV for police work

Chandigarh Police have become the first police force in the country to acquire an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to keep a strict vigil on the movements of criminals and trouble mongers."We have procured......

'There's anger against the government's ineptness'

What one saw Anna Hazare breaking his fast unto death after the government accepted his demands relating to the enactment of legislation to set up an independent institutional mechanism to deal......

Amma isn't the blessed one yet in her temple town

Saisuresh Sivaswamy travels to temple town Srirangam in poll-bound Tamil Nadu, a seat which J Jayalaithaa has chosen to contest. But will she be given a red-carpet welcome? It is billed as a David......

How Musharraf paved way for Bhutto assassination

Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto's killing on December 27, 2007 shocked the world. A few weeks before her murder, Bhutto sent an e-mail to newsanchor Wolf Blitzer at CNN in which......

Cybercriminals turn local, attack with Hindi spam

Gurgaon-based corporate lawyer Rajgopal Rao didn't know whether to rejoice or not. An e-mail in Hindi announcing him as the winner of some lottery was causing him worry. "I was getting three-five......

The world's 10 most amazing railway stations

1. Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Germany) Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Berlin Central Station) is one of the biggest and most beautiful railway stations in Europe. An architectural wonder, it is Europe's......

RBI on why rate hike is 'good' for India

Reserve Bank of India Governor Duvvuri Subbarao says that while the common citizen will benefit from the central bank's action, the policy stance is consistent with sustaining high growth in......

Check out the world's highest hotel!

The world's highest hotel, Ritz Carlton  is open in Hong Kong. With spectacular views of the Victoria Harbour, the 118-storyed architectural marvel is a sight to behold. Click NEXT to read on ...

Term plans score over Ulips

A year before, a term plan insurance for a cover of Rs. 50 lakh for a person aged 25-30 years attracted a premuim of Rs. 12,000. The average cost of such a plan is now Rs. 6,500-7,000. A term......

Review: Baar Baar Dekho is catastrophically stupid

Nothing in Baar Baar Dekho adds up, warns Raja Sen. I wonder if Katrina Kaif is good at poker.  In Baar Baar Dekho, Kaif wears an all-encompassing blankness, looking like a striking but......

'When I was working, I was not allowed to lose weight'

'In school, I would get very upset when guys called me 'moti.' I would pick up fights.'  'But once I started working, I got mentally prepared for it because my weight was my bread and butter.'......

Review: Killa is a beautiful, beautiful film

Killa is a deep film with lofty ambitions and brilliant performances, raves Raja Sen. It is always hard to stay under the radar as you slip into a classroom. Much as Killa's young Chinmay......

Moushumi Chatterjee: Sanjeev Kumar used to treat me like a child

'If Dharmendra saw me standing alone at a party, he would say, ' Where is your husband? Go and stand with him'.' 'I would play with Vinod Khanna's son Rahul and babysit Akshaye. 'I used to call......

Pooja Bhatt to produce Soni Razdan's film

Get your lowdown on what's going on in the world of Bollywood, right here!Actress-turned-director Soni Razdan is all set to direct Love Affair, jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar's......

Cup Extras: Imran asks Pak to relax, century for Umpire Davis

Pakistan's 1992 World Cup winning captain Imran Khan fears that their crushing Group A defeat against New Zealand on Tuesday could lead to the team self-destructing in this year's tournament. "I......

Smith confident of filling in Warne's boots

From being part of the New South Wales squad that won the inaugural Champions League T20 (in 2009) to a member of the Australian team back in the subcontinent to defend its world title, Steven......

Mahesh and I need to get back to the groove: Paes

As the Indian Express join forces after nine long years in Chennai, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi will be hoping this reunion would help them prepare well and win the Australian Open, says our......

Somdev provides India with gold in doubles with Sanam

Somdev Devvarman played tirelessly to provide India with a gold in the men's doubles with Sanam Singh by stepping on the tennis court barely an hour and a half after cruising into the singles final......

Clamour grows for legalised betting in India

The Pakistan spot-fixing scandal has once again shone the spotlight on illegal betting in the sub-continent and reopened the debate on the legalisation of gambling in India. Since the Australian......
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Vignettes from the life of Balwant Gargi

As the Balwant Gargi (1916-2003) centenary year draws to a close, actor-writer Amrik Gill is in the city for a dramatic reading of his bio-fiction... ...

http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/vignettes-from-the-life-of-balwant-gargi/story-99wNya5bg1XfiyorPrpNzK.html
Woman on the lead

If you fell in love with “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin”, you will fall in love again with “Moana” —... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/584708/woman-lead.html
This film might win the Oscar this year!

Film: Moana Directors: Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker, Chris Williams Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/review-moana-review-this-film-might-win-the-oscar-this-year-2279105
A postcard from Chabahar

I BELIEVE that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States of America, said the head of an Iranian media company, a day before the... ...

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/a-postcard-from-chabahar/331070.html
I never joined the rat race

National award-winning actress Vidya Balan said she was never part of the Bollywood rat race aiming for stardom and box office numbers, but surely... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Vidya-Balan-I-never-joined-the-rat-race/articleshow/55703850.cms

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