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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,......

'Why do we need to be in a mad rush all the time?'

In an Independence Day Special series, Rediff.com celebrates India through the lives of her people. Today: Ashok Kumar Mondol, who drives the tram, a timeless Kolkata classic. Kolkata is the only......

Kejriwal meets Naidu, demands full Delhi statehood

A day after leading his party to a landslide victory in the Delhi assembly polls, Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and......

I did not waver from my loyalty to Indira Gandhi: Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee's book The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years takes the readers through the economic and social unrest of the period leading up to the emergency, rise and......

West Bengal and the expanding radical space

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s offer of central assistance in arresting the downward slide in West Bengal and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s ongoing trip to the state and his......

Bata's amazing journey on Indian roads

The shoemaker has proved to be resilient, despite being bogged down by labour issues, dated product designs and rude retail staff over the years. Image: Bata Shoes had a tough time and it devised......

Russi Mody: An affable and polite leader

Russi Mody could cut across hierarchy to communicate what he wanted, says Subir Roy. It was a routine corporate reception, hosted by a chamber of commerce on the lawns of a five-star......

Garment makers begin two-day nationwide strike

Garment manufacturers on Monday began their two-day strike, closing down their factories across India demanding rollback of 10 per cent excise duty imposed on branded apparel in Budget 2011-12.The......

Meet the man who 'powers' Kolkata

Sanjiv Goenka, the vice chairman of RPG Enterprises, is almost the stereotype Indian industrialist. This dapper man, who's fond of fashion, had everything that an illustrious industrialist's son......

Kolkata metro corridor may hit Mamata hurdle

The East-West corridor of Kolkata Metro rail -- India's first underwater transport project -- might face delay and fresh planning as Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has 'sought details' about......

Guide, Waqt, Jaanwar: Bollywood classics turning 50 this year!

How many of these have aged well? Fifty years ago, while India was engaged in war with Pakistan, Hindi cinema flourished in effervescent, excited Eastman colours. 1965 is significant in more ways......

"Manna sang the most soulful songs for my films," said Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor was one of the first filmmakers in Bombay to recognise Manna Dey’s versatility. Dey sang the most soulful songs for the actor.  One of the best romantic classics in......

Exclusive: Knowing Sushmita Banerjee

Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, who was shot dead by militants at her home in Afghanistan, had made a dramatic escape from the Taliban in 1995. She was the subject of a 2003 film called......

'It's great to have celebrity parents'

The sultry Nandana Sen made people notice her in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black, in which she played Rani Mukerji's sister.Her next film, Tango Charlie, sank. And now, the actress is back with......

Susmita Banerjee on Escape From Taleban

Escape From Taliban isthestory of how an Indian woman fledTaliban-ruled Afghanistan to her homeland. Susmita Banerjee, a Hindu, was married to Jaanbaz Khan, a Muslim under the Special Marriage Act......

Why the once legendary football clubs of Kolkata are fading

Bogged down by inefficient administration and unable to attract financing, the once legendary football clubs of Kolkata are fading into irrelevance Odafe Okolie, right, trains with Jose Barreto,......

Chaos at Eden as SRK, KKR arrive late for felicitation

Chaos reigned as about a 100,000 fans turned up at the Eden Gardens to celebrate Kolkata Knight Riders' triumph in IPL 7, even as Bollywood actor and franchise owner Shahrukh Khan reached the venue......

Figure out Sachin Tendulkar's glorious career

Sachin Tendulkar announced his decision to retire from Test cricket after playing his landmark 200th match against the West Indies next month.The 40-year-old Tendulkar, who has not been in the best......

I-League: Mohun Bagan edge Air India 3-2

Mohun Bagan continued their dream run in the I-League, taking their winning streak to four matches by overcoming stiff resistance from Air India and recording a hard-fought 3-2 victory at Kalyani......

Prayag's spectacular journey in Indian football

"People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of." This inspirational line from Paulo Coelho's bestseller The Alchemist sits perfectly on Prayag United SC. From a......
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Bye bye, Aurangzeb

Aurangzeb Road, rest in peace. Last week, the New Delhi Municipal Council decided to rename this central Delhi road in honour of former president... ...

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Bhaag Siddhartha Bhaag in Kolkata

08:11 am Kolkata: On the right side of 50, Siddhartha Das, the estranged husband of Indrani Mukherjee, was stumped when he saw a horde of media... ...

http://www.freepressjournal.in/joy-in-the-morning-bhaag-siddhartha-bhaag-in-kolkata/
The formative years and the lead up to the IFA Shield triumph in 1911

By | Sportskeeda The 1911 IFA Shield winning team Thanks my friends of football renown, for bringing the British teams down, a victory grand... ...

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Three arrested for Tangra syndicate wars

The detective department arrested Tangra Trinamool Congress leader Alok Kumar Khatua (45) from the Pragati Maidan area on Thursday night in... ...

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Yehali's favorite Sanga moment

YEHALI'S FAVORITE SANGA MOMENT As Kumar Sangakkara stepped out of the PSara Oval in, what was, his last appear-ance in a Test match, his... ...

http://www.punemirror.in/sports/cricket/Colombo-Notes-Yehalis-favorite-Sanga-moment/articleshow/48562676.cms

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