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India-born author Manil Suri wins 'Bad Sex in Fiction Award'

Indian-born author Manil Suri has bagged this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award, a dubious distinction given annually by Britain's 'Literary Review'. A cosmic-themed threesome in his latest novel,......

Why Osama's death is not good news for India

The Americans are rejoicing that the man behind the September 11 terror attacks is eventually dead. It is a shot in the arm for US President Barack Obama and boosts his ratings in the run up to......

Are pirates helping terrorists target India?

The National Investigation Agency is probing the sinister link between terrorists and pirates, reports Vicky Nanjappa Violent incidents of piracy on oceans across the world have emerged as one of......

Jeffrey Archer on his Indian love story

English author Lord Jeffrey Archer loves India with all of his heart, but knows he'll never write a broad sweeping novel set in the subcontinent. "To write about India like that, I think you have......

Maoists, gravest threat to National Security: PM

Addressing a conference of Directors General and Inspectors General of police organised by Intelligence Bureau in New Delhi on Tuesday Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed concern......

Note-worthy: Whose face is on which currency?

Countries through the world feature prominent personalities on their banknotes to acknowledge their contribution to the nation. For example, there are about 49 personalities that feature on......

Indian firms not to sell sodium thiopental to US jails

Navneet Verma, managing director and CEO, Kayem Pharmaceuticals, has assured Reprieve, a United Kingdom-based provider of legal assistance to prisoners who cannot fend for themselves, that no......

India, China, US: The intriguing triangle

Tata Consultancy Services's Asia head Girija Pande explains the intriguing India-China-US triangle. Girija Pande, chairman, Asia Pacific region, Tata Consultancy Services, lives in Singapore......

'In 15 years, India will be what China is today'

Arvind Panagariya is Professor of Economics and Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at the Columbia University in New York. He is non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings......

Angry 'Maytas victims' gherao Salman Khursheed

Minister for Corporate and Minority Affairs Salman Khursheed may have done a superb job of handling the Satyam fiasco, but he was put in a spot on Thursday by angry NRIs who wore T-shirts......

From Mr Darcy to King George VI

Back when he was offered the starring role in a now-iconic television adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice, Colin Firth first faced derision from his younger brother. "Darcy?" Jonathan......

Aisha: Love the fashion, the girl not so much

Sukanya Verma reviews Aisha (watch the trailer here).I've always found Emma Woodhouse to be one of Jane Austen's most exuberant, winsome creations. Especially in comparison to Austen's other......

Why Ash didn't kiss Martin!

Ever wondered why Aishwarya Rai and Martin Henderson did not lock lips in the 2004 film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice?Well, because it's director, Gurinder Chadha feared......

Meet Jane Austen

You probably know Anne Hathaway. She was there in Brokeback Mountain, playing Jake Gyllenhaal's wife, and in The Devil Wears Prada, shining alongside Meryl Streep.Now, Hathaway plays British author......

Another Pride And Prejudice: Sigh

For those of you who haven't read the novel by Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice tells the story of the Bennets -- Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five young, unmarried daughters -- who live in......

England's European big guns go head to head

Fresh from reaching the knockout stages England's four Champions League group qualifiers have equally high-profile domestic duties this weekend as Manchester United host Arsenal and Tottenham......
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