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How successful were surgical strikes?
The strategic success of the surgical strikes has not matched their brilliant tactical achievement, says Shekhar Gupta. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Here are two sets of evidence as we......
When Ishiguro spoke to Rediff.com
Celebrated novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, who has just won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature, spoke to Arthur J Pais of Rediff.com in 2009, recalling his wonderful association with Sonny Mehta,......
Good/Bad/Ugly: What will Obama's visit be like for India?
'The real test will be in defence-related deals, for instance the Javelin anti-tank missile: Is the US willing to co-develop something with India, on terms that will support the 'Make in India'......
'To call the BJP or its leaders 'fascist' is historically untenable'
'Narendra Modi could be too old to change his personality. On the other hand, his attachment to the RSS could be mostly sentimental. So one must hope that if he becomes prime minister, he is able......
1971 war: Why Nixon, Kissinger hated India, Indira Gandhi
Forty two years ago, December 16, the 1971 war came to an end. India won a decisive victory over Pakistan. Bangladesh was liberated. In his powerful new book, The Blood Telegram, Gary J Bass, a......
P-notes and regulatory shocks
Cutting through the consternation and confusion after the regulatory shock on P-notes, let's pick our way through the pieces.Aims: The government's/Sebi's objectives are, presumably, to reduce......
Davidar to be Penguin Canada's publisher
Penguin India took the publishing world by surprise with the announcement that CEO David Davidar would be leaving in January 2004 to take over as publisher of Penguin Canada.The reins at Penguin......
Feel the pull of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
For months, book lovers in America and Canada have been asking their family members and friends returning from Europe to bring them a DVD of the hit film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and the......
Review: The Road, bleak but touching
An often heard comment at the Toronto International Film Festival where The Road was shown in September: It is bleak and numbing, and yet I could not get myself give up on it. Of course, many of......
Mira Nair, Abraham Verghese in conversation
Over a decade ago, Mira Nair turned Dr Abraham Verghese's best-selling memoir My Own Country into a well-received telly film starring Naveen Andrews. On Wednesday, Nair and Verghese met at Asia......
Chandrasekaran's book bought by United 93 director
British director Paul Greengrass -- who on one hand makes thrillers such as The Bourne Supremacy, and on the other creates chilling and unhysterical 9/11 drama United 93 -- has announced a film......
'People like me got limited roles'
I was born in a sprawling house by the Yamuna River in Delhi. When I was a few minutes old, Grandmother welcomed me into the world by writing 'Om,' which means 'I am' in Sanskrit, on my tongue......
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