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Eminently funny historians

All those of us who care about books should welcome the appointment, as head of the Indian Council of Historical Research, of Yellapragada Sudarshan Rao. This is not because Rao has so far......

Judge Sri Srinivasan, best of America and India

The first Indian-origin federal judge in the United States is India Abroad Person of the Year 2013 President Barack Obama calls him one of his “favourite people.” Justice Sandra Day......

'There can be no second Khushwant Singh'

Khushwant Singh was a courageous writer. He was a superb mentor of young talent, had great generosity of spirit, was extremely tolerant and was, on many levels, a true secular Indian, says Shobhaa......

Odia set to become classical language

Following demands, the Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its approval for putting Odia in the list of classical language. There were demands that since Odia, one of the oldest languages, has no......

'I want to be another Guru Dutt'

The going has never been easy for author Cyrus Mistry. The reclusive author, who bagged the prestigious South Asian literature award, talks openly to P B Chandra about his illness and how writing......

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 ... ????
Manoj Joshi:  A.  more

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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

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/do-you-know-some-thing-about-maila-aanchal/25343604/answers/20383225

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

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/krishan-ki-16-kalayen-kaun-kaun-si-hai/20383215/answers/17248152

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

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/today-is-hindi-day.-hindi-is-our-national-language-yet-it-is/17247915/answers/15562455

  Web results for Literary Studies
Neel Mukherjee in Booker Prize Longlist

Neel Mukherjee, a Kolkata-born British citizen, today emerged as the only Indian-origin writer to be named in this year's Man Booker Prize longlist... ...

http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/Neel-Mukherjee-in-Booker-Prize-Longlist/851208
You Can Now Take A 'Game Of Thrones' Class At The University Of Virginia

From books to television to the classroom, "Game of Thrones" cannot be stopped. That's right. The hit HBO series inspired by George R.R. Martin's A... ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/virginia-game-of-thrones-class_n_5613995.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
A tale of mysticism and existential angst

It was well after turning 60 that writer K. Muhammed Hashim, better known among the literary circles in Malabar by his penname 'Hafsa', learned to... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kozhikode/a-tale-of-mysticism-and-existential-angst/article6240683.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
An auditory tradition pays tribute to the epics

BANGALORE: Talamaddale. an ancient form of Yakshagana from coastal regions of Karnataka, revolves around epics like the Ramayana and Mahabharata.... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bangalore/An-auditory-tradition-pays-tribute-to-the-epics/2014/07/23/article2344718.ece
NGOs to study reading skills of Class V students

In a bid to identify the factors that hinder or promote literary education in Goa's schools, Sethu trust and Bookworm Trust will study the reading... ...

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