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What a writer this man is!

'One of his most famous scenes is set in a prison in Delhi where the British try to subvert Karla, the legendary Soviet spy who is being transferred back to Moscow and is being temporarily detained......

When Amitav Ghosh issues a warning, it's time to listen

'We know many things are going to happen.'People should be preparing for sea level rise, for increased cyclonic activity, for drought.''One reason I wrote the book is to alert people to the......

'Dancing breathes new life into me every day'

'My age? It keeps changing every year. I can't remember it. I don't like ageing at all,' the legendary dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai, who passed into the ages on Thursday, told Jasmine Shah Verma in......

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......

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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A tenacious leader who broke the glass ceiling

Her supporters hailed her as 'Amma' (mother) and 'Puratchi Thalaivi' (revolutionary leader); her critics called her a ruthless autocrat who usurped... ...

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The Global Poet

Jugneeta Sudan In the cool confines of a room on the upper storey of Fundacao Oriente, I met Landeg White. A citizen of the world, he has... ...

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The pedestrian and the highway

Ratna Raman THE noun pedestrian comes to us from the Latin pedester (pes, foot; pedis, feet) and the French pedestre and describes any person on... ...

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A conversation with Martin Amis

The writer on people losing their grip on reality and voting Donald Trump, the shrinking space for literary culture, and why he does not read... ...

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The actor has a quaint charm few actors can lay claim to

With Fawad Khan, we had a rare opportunity to watch magic unfolding on screen with his sheer acting ability and abundance of old world charm. There... ...

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