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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,......

An India like no other

Every year, for thousands of years, the Sonepur Mela, transforms a small rural town in north Bihar into a giant fair.Rediff.com's Archana Masih spent a day in the rural fair that once drew......

Indrani, Peter, Sanjeev: A morning at the Sheena Bora trial

'A man, probably a lawyer, in black trousers and a white shirt, next to me, was talking to a woman in white.''My stock-taking stopped frozen in its tracks.''I was sitting almost right next to......

'I want to give media back to India'

Times Now, the English news channel Arnab Goswami headed until recently, had an average daily reach of 1.7 million people.That may be a fraction of the 48 million Aaj Tak reached every day in 2016,......

'The next 15 to 20 years are India's decades'

'...Unless we muck up our policies.' 'We have to become a modernised economy.' 'Our institutions should be stronger. And that is most important.' 'The rule of law should prevail and contracts......

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......

'Everyday was a nightmare on the sets of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro'

'Nobody laughed during the shooting. There were fights, swearing and what not. Tempers were high but the unit and the actors stayed on and, finally, the film was made.' 'But it was like riding a......

'We have multiplexes, but our vision is very small'

'We still look at films with A-listers.''There is change, but it's minor.''We still haven't learnt how to invest in stories.' IMAGE: Rajit Kapoor. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar Rajit Kapoor, who......

'Shah Rukh Khan can never play a poor man'

'While Shah Rukh is working on your film, he hates your film and loves the other one he is working on!''So while shooting Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, he was all praises for Dil Se...''While shooting......

Hyderabad masala

An upcoming film on Mohammad Azharuddin promises to be a potboiler, though not a true biopic, says Shakya Mitra. In December 1984, Kapil Dev was dropped for the Kolkata Test against England because......

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......

DRS row handled really well unlike Monkeygate scandal, claims Clarke

'I feel like Kohli has the aggression. He takes risk to win a game at any cost. I think that is a wonderful quality to have.' IMAGE: Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke, left, with India......

Guess who India's real cricketing star is!

No one even comes close to the impact Anil Kumble has had on Indian cricket, when it comes to winning matches and series, say Aakash Chopra and Impact Index. IMAGE: Captain Anil Kumble is chaired......

No love lost between India and Aus -- When rows overshadowed cricket

We have witnessed many a battle of attrition during historic matches and then we have seen those games that are made relevant not by the cricketing geniuses but by controversies that erupted out of......

V V S Laxman on the Magic of Cricket

'If fame, money and comfort are the only factors that drive us, then we are playing cricket for entirely the wrong reasons.' IMAGE: V V S Laxman celebrates his double century in the memorable Eden......

Is Rio on your mind? Plan ahead is the mantra!

IMAGE: The fun loving Brazil's synchronised swimming team poses for a photograph after a training session at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Pilar Olivares/Reuters.......
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Murder of migrant worker; a pattern of hate crimes in Rajasthan

The hate crime involving the murder of a migrant laborer named Mohammed Afrazul, 47, has garnered national attention. Afrazul was from Malda in... ...

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An India like no other

Every year, for thousands of years, the Sonepur Mela, transforms a small rural town in north Bihar into a giant fair.Rediff.com's Archana Masih... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/an-india-like-no-other/20171129.htm
Soumitra Chatterjee to get French honour during Kolkata book fair

Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee would be handed over France's highest civilian award Legion of Honour during the 42nd edition of the... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a791205.html
World Stocks Positive as US Fed Looks to Raise Rates

Posted by Equitymaster Global financial markets ended the week on a positive note. Except the Chinese financial markets, all global indices... ...

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Intellectuals upset as Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi shifts little mag fair out of Kolkata

Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi’s decision to shift the Little Magazine Fair from the Nandan cultural complex in Kolkata to Rabindra Okakura... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/india-news/intellectuals-upset-as-paschimbanga-bangla-akademi-shifts-little-mag-fair-out-of-kolkata-89729.html

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