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If Sanskrit is to live on, it needs to be taught better

If the classical language is to live in India, its teachers and fans must separate their love for the language from that for the country or their religion, feels Arundhuti Dasgupta The debate over......

'Muslims in India will learn to live as second class citizens'

'Iqbal knew that democracy is a game of numbers and that Muslims would be marginalised in a Hindu-majority India. That fear has now come to pass.' Image: Muslim women rummage through the debris of......

Neel Mukherjee's novel in Booker Prize shortlist

Kolkata-born British author Neel Mukherjee's latest novel The Lives of Others, set in troubled Bengal of the 1960s and centres around a dysfunctional family, has been shortlisted for the......

Globalisation, English and 'other' languages

U R Ananthamurthy on the importance of keeping alive our regional languages. As a writer in one of the regional languages of our country I have always been aware of the ambience of many languages......

Israel loses its heroic sheen

Israel is no longer the valiant and beleaguered underdog, but increasingly seen as an increasingly arrogant oppressor seeking to crush another old nation under its jackboots, says Mohan Guruswamy.......

Infosys Science Foundation honours winners

The Infosys Science Foundation on Tuesday awarded winners of the Infosys Prize 2011 in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions in scientific research.Former President A P J......

Indian poor pay Rs 470 crore bribe for basic services

Ranging from Rs. 1 to Rs. 950, rural households in the country could have paid a whopping Rs. 471.8 crore (Rs. 4.718 billion) last year as bribe to avail basic facilities such as ration, health,......

Infotech in 2020: The $300 billion question

From $4 billion in 1998 to its worth of over $60 billion today, the information technology and IT-enabled services industry has become a major driver of India's economic growth story. A......

Delhi's Bengali power forms a Bong Connection

The murmurs of a resurgence of Bengali intelligentsia are getting louder on the Capital's Raisina Hill. So, when Tarun Das, ex-chief mentor of the Confederation of Indian Industry, and Shekhar......

Closing a loan is vital! How to do it right

For most people, paying off the last instalment is the end of any loan. But that's not enough. For any line of credit that you take from a financial institution, a loan account is opened in your......

Pix: Bollywood stars love watching cricket

Films and cricket cross paths every now and then. Actors have always taken keen interest in this sport through their Twitter feeds, buying IPL teams or even because of romantic involvements. And of......

Charlie Sheen back on Two And A Half Men?

CBS boss Les Moonves is reportedly trying to bring Charlie Sheen back on the hit TV sitcom Two And A Half Men. According to a source, Moonves was determined to bring the show back and was in......

'What's the big deal in using the word 'Saali'?'

With dynastic politics assuming grander proportions in a nation of billion-plus people, sons of politicians usually follow in their father and grandfather's shoes. Yet, there are exceptions.......

From software engineer to happening heroine!

Already, she has been touted as the most happening heroine in Telugu cinema. And this before the release of her first Telugu film, Jhumandi Naadam, directed by none other than K Raghavendra......

A continental fare at the Kerala film fest

It apparently has become a staple of the season in Thiruvanathapuram -- a little winter fog, a much-hyped Grand Kerala Shopping Festival (as though the wall-to-wall, year-round ads on TV for gold......

Wisden Almanack completes 150 years

Readers of The Cricketer's Almanack in 1864 could study the phases of the moon, the dates of the English Civil War and the past winners of the Oaks, the Derby and the St Leger. Of more pressing......

Suresh Saraiya, one of the best-loved radio commentators

Haresh Pandya pays tribute to noted radio commentator Suresh Saraiya, who passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday following a heart attack. July 18, 2012, turned out to be a sad day for Hindi cinema and......

Images: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 4

Sri Lanka, requiring 322 runs to make India bat again, got off to a disastrous start, as Harbhajan Singh struck in the morning session, claiming the wicket of the dangerous Tillakaratne Dilshan.......

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Manoj Joshi
Q. 64 KALAA kaun kaun si hai ... ????
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Manoj Joshi
Q. do you know some thing about 'maila Aanchal"?
Manoj Joshi:  A. Maila AnchalFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaMaila Aanchal (Hindi: ; English: The Soiled Border) is a 1954 Hindi novel written by Phanishwar...... more

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Om Shrivastava
Q. krishan ki 16 kalayen kaun kaun si hai?
Om Shrivastava:  A. It is not 16 but 64 arts (chatushashti kalas).They are1.Singing,2.Instrumentalmusic, 3.Dancing,4.Painting,5.Forehead adornments,6.Making...... more

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Rishi Dwivedi
Q. Today is Hindi day. Hindi is our national language, yet it is not a compulsory language in our academic syllabus. Do you think we need to promote a common language for our Mother Country? We preach about unity in diversity, yet not able to communicate in a common national language. Please opine.
Rishi Dwivedi:  A. Muktha,every Language has its Beauty, Importance, Heritage and Literary Richness.We know India is a country which is blessed with a National...... more

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DMK seeks Bharat Ratna for Annadurai

DMK founder C.N. Annadurai with M. Karunanidhi. File photo. TOPICS Anna fully deserves the honour, says Karunanidhi At a time when various... ...

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eReflect's Speed Reading Software Acknowledges The Benefits of eReading In Building Good Reading Habits

eReflect shares some benefits of eĀ­reading with its dedicated blog readers and notes that one of eĀ­reading's major benefits is that it encourages... ...

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What the stars foretell

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Mumbai to host conference on New Trends in Humanities, Gender and Cultural Studies

Two-Day Interdisciplinary International Conference on "New Trends in Humanities, Gender and Cultural Studies" is going to be organized by jointly... ...

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