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Noted author and journalist Khushwant Singh dies at 99

Noted author and journalist Khushwant Singh, one of the finest Indian writers in English in contemporary times, died in Delhi on Thursday at the age of 99. The veteran writer, who was ill, passed......

'Sanskrit must be janbhasha; it's not a language of Brahmins alone'

Many feel that Indian languages are in a mess and what one witnesses is a mixture of English, Persian and Arabic in our regional languages. The question is, how do we purify Indian languages and......

China honours Indian journalist with highest award for foreigners

Ravi Shankar, a senior Indian journalist working with a leading state-run English newspaper, was presented with 'Friendship Award', China's highest honour for foreign experts for their contribution......

Gambhir to play for English county side Essex Eagles

In his bid to make a comeback into the Indian team, senior opener Gautam Gambhir will be plying his trade for the English county side Essex for the remainder of the English domestic......

Zareer Masani on Thomas Macaulay's legacy in India

'English has become the most aspirational language for India's poor and disadvantaged. Anyone who has any desire to improve their prospects and wants upward mobility, the first thing they do is......

Soon, Google content in local Indian languages

To expand the reach of the Internet to the 60 per cent non-English speaking people in the country, Google India has initiated an Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA), a group of stakeholders in......

Glimpses from India's BPO industry

India is the world's favoured market for BPO companies. With low labour costs, huge talent pool of skilled and english-speaking professionals, India has an edge over its competitors. India's......

'Young workforce from India better than China's'

India has a big advantage over China in the global labour market, as its young and English-speaking literate workforce is much more relevant on the global level, as per leading human resource......

Aim was to brew India's finest beer: Cobra founder

I like refreshing lager and English ale but found that neither the gassy lager nor ale went with food, says founder of Cobra beer. Lord Karan Billimoria, who began exporting it to the United......

Now, send SMSes in more 'Inglish' languages

Come August, sending short messaging service (SMS) in more Inglish languages (Indian languages mixed with English) will become much easier.After tasting success with its Hinglish (an amalgamation......

Review: English Vinglish is a winner all the way

Raja Sen thinks Sridevi excels in her comeback film.In India, our post-Colonial hangover includes a peculiar English-language elitism, where those even halfway in control of the language thumb......

'Kamal Haasan is a delight to work with'

'The best way to carry on that good man’s legacy is to make films like he did, love cinema like he did, and unearth talent like he did. K Balachanderis frozen forever in Uttama......

Happy birthday Shahid Kapoor!

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities:Shahid Kapoor celebrated his 34th birthday on February 25 and his friends from the industry took to Twitter to wish him: Sonakshi......

'If anybody asks me what I do, I'll say I'm a Grammy winner'

'What I see in Bollywood is that there’s this assembly line -- there’s a lyrics writer, there’s a composer, then there’s playback singer who is selected on mutual......

'I will recover my money on Badlapur over the weekend'

'Badlapur might end up being my most successful film,' producer Dinesh Vijan tells Patcy N/ Rediff.com One of the youngest producers in the film industry, Dinesh Vijan has been making movies for......

Warner defends 'speak English' comment; fined over row with Rohit

Shane Watson of Australia and Rohit Sharma of India exchange words after an overthrow during the One Day International match between Australia and India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.......

English experience will help Indians in Australia tour: Laxman

VVS Laxman with Sourav Ganguly. Photograph: PTI VVS Laxman said that the English experience would help the cricketers do well in the gruelling Australia tour that precedes the World Cup. "I'm sure......

'It is a cheap shot to blame the IPL for India's poor show in Tests'

Kevin Pietersen. Photograph: BCCI English cricketers can "forget" about the shorter format unless they embrace the Indian Premier League, according to the maverick Kevin Pietersen, who says his......

Varun Aaron to play for Durham county

India fast bowler Varun Aaron will play for Durham in the remainder of the English county season. He becomes the second Indian this summer to play for a county club after promising batsman......

'We don't want Botham's advice on IPL, we have Gavaskar and Kapil'

English cricket legend Ian Botham. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters The Board of Control for Cricket in India has rubbished former England great Ian Botham's criticism of the......
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Jeffrey Archer

“I am not a writer, I am a storyteller. A writer knows exactly where he is going, I don’t. I started the Clifton series at 70, planning it to... ...

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'English speaking Indians compete with British youth for better jobs'

PrasarBharati Chairman ASurya Prakash on Thursday heaped praises on Indian youth for making strides in acquiring English communication skills,... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/463717/english-speaking-indians-compete-british.html
Doraemon, Ben-Ten water guns huge hit among kids

Ben Ten, Doraemon, Chhota Bheem and his apprentices motu and patlu, and the magic pencil from the yesteryear's popular TV show 'Shaka laka Boom... ...

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Australia committed to solving MH370 mystery

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday moved a parliamentary motion commemorating the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/463617/australia-committed-solving-mh370-mystery.html
Charting a new economic chapter

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has charted a new chapter in the Indian economy with presenting first full-year Budget of the Modi government. With... ...

http://post.jagran.com/budget-charting-a-new-economic-chapter-1425389406

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