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Rushdie lying, say book fair, literature meet organisers

Organisers of Kolkata Literary Meet and Kolkata Book Fair have denied British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie's statement on Friday that he was invited to be a part of the literary carnival and said......

Kolkata Book Fair opens for the 30th year

The 30th Kolkata Book Fair got underway in the City of Joy on the Republic Day at the city's Maidan. The fair, which records 13 to 14 lakh visitors every year, will be on till February 6.This year,......

Here all in silence, let them sleep their sleep

Right in the midst of bustling Kolkata lies what might be the most prominent population of Britons in India.Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com walks through the South Park Street Cemetery. IMAGE:......

'Mamata must restore confidence of Hindus in Kaliachak'

IMAGE: BJP MPs S S Ahluwalia, right, Bishnu Dayal Ram and Bhupender Yadav were denied permission to visit violence-hit Kaliachak in West Bengal’s Malda district by the state government.......

'Bangladesh can't lose its spirit at the altar of mad fanaticism'

For the family and supporters of blogger Avijit Roy, who was hacked to death in Dhaka in February, it is a time to reflect on where Bangladesh is heading, says Indrani Roy. 'Avijit used to love......

Welcome to India's biggest junkyard mela

Images from the Bhanga Mela, India's only e-waste market.Text and photographs: Abhiroop Dey Sarkar For centuries Mandir bazaar, a nondescript locality about 80 kilometres south of Kolkata, has been......

Festival deals flood property market as realtors try to cut inventory

Real estate companies are rushing in with discounts and freebies ahead of Diwali, a time that accounts for a high volume of home sales in the country. Across the country, residential projects......

IT has transformed India: Ganesh Natarajan

Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented the Budget in Parliament on February 28.What impact will it have on the information technology sector?Will the Budget help India's business process......

Vodafone ups Essar's put option value

British telecom major Vodafone on Friday said it had made an adjustment to the tune of Rs 3,400 crore in its fair market value to account for the payment it has made for 3G licences. This will be......

Essar may get Rs 3,493 cr windfall from Vodafone

The Ruias of the Essar Group will now be getting around $750 million (about Rs 3,493 crore) more from their telecom joint venture partner, Vodafone Group, over and above the fair market price if......

SRK: I did not earn enough money last year

Shah Rukh Khan will be back in the television serial Fauji, which hauled him to fame in the early days of his career. Fauji 2 will be produced by his company Red Chillies Entertainment. "I will......

Om Puri: My friend, Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze, who lost the battle to pancreatic cancer on Monday, had a close Indian connection. He starred in the film, City Of Joy, featuring Om Puri and Shabana Azmi. The film was shot in......

Why Rani, Abhishek lost out on Namesake

There is no way anyone who has no time for rehearsals can work in my film,"said Mira Nair, as she discussed how her casting plans for The Namesake had changed radically. "The only person who......

How The Namesake came to be

Kal Penn, who plays the sensitive, emotionally fragile son of immigrant parents in Mira Nair's The Namesake might not have paid the customary 10 percent (finder's fee) to Zohran Mamdani, 14 and his......

Rahul Bose: I got married yesterday

Some people call him Bollywood's 'thinking actor'.The rest just want to ask Rahul Bose how it felt kissing Mallika Sherawat in Pyaar Ke Side Effects. Rediff readers caught up with Bose during a......

Is Virat better than Sachin?

'This was Kohli's veneration for his master: The man who had inspired him to pick up a cricket bat in the first place, the man he had grown up watching.''Just that now, he was exactly like him, or,......

IPL: Hyderabad down Rajasthan, stay in hunt for play-offs

James Faulkner's second five-wicket haul of the season went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat spot-fixing embroiled Rajasthan Royals by 23 runs to brighten their chances of booking a play-offs......

Dravid's finesse stands out against Tendulkar's figures

Enough with the cheeky question marks. Enough with the half-baked compliments and the cryptic monikers! Be true and call the man what he is - the greatest Indian batsman of all-time. True, he's a......

We are showing signs of improvement: Dhoni

After extending their unbeaten run in the World Cup with a win over Ireland, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said his side is improving with every single match and also praised the......

Images: Kolkata register second win in the tournament

Albie Morkel of the Chennai Super Kings in action during the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket match against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Centurion on Monday. An aggressive 52 by Suresh......
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Why I voted Congress for the first time in life

The first time I voted was in 1977. In the historic post-Emergency Lok Sabha elections that Indira Gandhi had decided to go in for, deluded by... ...

http://m.firstpost.com/politics/west-bengal-polls-why-i-voted-congress-for-the-first-time-in-life-2757976.html
'Sanskriti' South Asian book fair

BY A STAFF WRITER BOSTON, TX -- The Calcutta Club USA and The Boston Pledge presented their Second International SANSKRITI 2016 Literature,... ...

http://ianslive.in/index.php?param=news/Sanskriti_South_Asian_book_fair-508179
EC to strictly enforce prohibitory orders during Bengal polls

Kolkata, April 28 Assuring strict enforcement of prohibitory orders in the final two phases of the West Bengal assembly polls, the Election... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a643565.html
'Writers using social media for immediate response'

Kolkata, Apr 28 (PTI) With the advent of social media, more and more writers are taking to this platform more than printed books to get immediate... ...

http://www.ptinews.com/news/7382140_-Writers-using-social-media-for-immediate-response-.html
Fourth phase to decide fate of Didi's ministers

Fourth phase to decide fate of Didi's ministers — By PTI | Apr 25, 2016 12:05 am Kolkata: Amidst unprecedented security to preempt any violence,... ...

http://www.freepressjournal.in/fourth-phase-to-decide-fate-of-didis-ministers/833144

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