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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,......

'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......

Nestle and the Billa-Ranga syndrome

Just as Billa-Ranga had become symbols of everything that was wrong with the system many years ago, Nestle is now portrayed as the wickedest of the wicked. Every known food crime in India is now......

'I will not spare my son's killers'

'Bangladesh is a country of immensely organised terror outfits.' 'His murder has left a deep scar. Why, why, why, my mind asks me. How could this happen to my Avijit?' asks Professor Ajoy Roy,......

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......

Corporate houses keep CCI busy

Can insistence on the ISI mark - the government-approved certification of quality - lead to abuse of a dominant position? Will an adverse TV rating of a newly released movie be seen as......

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......

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......

'Cricket reflects the society of the time'

Christopher Martin Jenkins is one of the world's finest cricket writers.Better known as CMJ in cricketing circles, he is also one of the game's foremost commentators and has been cricket......
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National award for city youth with cerebral palsy

KOLKATA: A week from now, a most unusual writer is all set to do Bengal proud. Cerebral palsy survivor Debasish Das will receive a national award.... ...
ASCI upheld complaints against 87 out of 117 advertisements

MUMBAI:In August 2015, ASCI's Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) upheldcomplaints against 87 out of 117 advertisements. Out of the advertisements... ...
Kolkata Book Fair 2016 leans Left!

The article below represents a preview only and is not meant for reuse or republishing. Kolkata, Nov. 25 -- The 40th edition of the International... ...
Kolkata Book Fair to pay tribute to Che Guevara

Bolivia would be the theme country at the Kolkata Book Fair next year and will pay tribute to Marxist revolutionary Che Guevera and 40 years of... ...
The road to Mechuka

Intrigued by the tale of a magical land where cauliflowers grew to ten kilos and radishes heavier than you could carry, the author follows the... ...

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