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'Time to reinforce civilisational values,' President Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee conferring the first ‘Distinguished Indologist’ Award to the Professor Emeritus Heinrich Freiherr Von Stietencron of the Federal Republic of Germany at the......

Heed the concerns of our writers

'The writers fear that the fringe is threatening to become the mainstream and the liberal space -- a must for any creative expression -- is fast shrinking,' says Mohammad Asim Siddiqui, as the......

The lady behind one of Time's 100 influential people

Sheela Bhatt meets Bharti Patel, whose son Dr Vikram Patel was recently ranked one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, to find out her recipe for a remarkable upbringing. IMAGE: 'Once......

PHOTOS: It's an odd, odd world out there!

These 10 images prove that we live in a crazy, bizarre world.   Steampunk enthusiasts attend The Mad Hatters Tea Party during the Asylum Steampunk festival in Lincoln, England. The Asylum......

Malala secures top marks in British school exams

Teenage Pakistani female education rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination bid in 2012 and became the youngest recipient of a Nobel peace prize, has secured high......

Bezos, Nadella say much the same, but so differently

Bezos wears it on his sleeve, Nadella keeps it quiet Image: Bezos kept his audience regaled with his explosive laughter, witty one-liners and showmanship. Photograph: Richard Brian/Reuters There......

The way we work now

Things like the increase in worker diversity can only be all to the good, but what about the steadily rising proportion of “temporary” workers? Asks Ajit Balakrishnan.Look around your......

COLUMN: Employability and its avatars

The unstated assumption is that the job applicant is in some way responsible for his employability problem, says Ajit Balakrishnan.The word "employability" is much in the air these days. Trade......

Premium housing: Growth may be slow

The real estate industry will witness new launches in the premium residential segment in 2011, on the back of demand revival and good prospects in the economy, albeit at a slower pace. "We see......

Scams notwithstanding, India heads for 9% growth

India was tarred by a string of corruption episodes irregularities in the holding of Commonwealth Games and leakage of tapes pointing to lobbying to fix ministerial berths to cite a few -- but......

The Best Films of Saeed Jaffrey

Saeed Jaffrey lives on through his versatile body of work. Joie de vivre distinguishes the refined, infectious charisma of international actor Saeed Jaffrey. Whether playing an aristocrat or a......

How Bombay Velvet got made!

'I kept telling Anurag, "I don't care about anything, I don't want any money. Just get the film made".' 'One day I called Anurag and someone else picked up the phone. He said, "Hello, Sir." I......

Exclusive! Saving the Apu Trilogy

The journey of the digitally restored version of The Apu Trilogy is packed with dark stories and years of near detective work by those determined to preserve some of Satyajit Ray's finest works.......

Review: The Theory of Everything is impeccably executed

A film as strongly scripted and impeccably executed as The Theory of Everything will be remembered for longer than Stephen Hawking's estimate of the end of time, says Paloma Sharma.There......

Prasoon Joshi: Not necessary to use vulgar word in item songs

The presence of National Award winning lyricist Prasoon Joshi at the Jaipur Literature Festival drew a packed house at the sessions he attended. He composed the lyrics for Hawan Karenge from the......

Tendulkar recommended for Rajya Sabha membership

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and yesteryear actress Rekha are among four eminent personalitiesrecommended for nomination as members of the Rajya Sabha. The 39-year-old Tendulkar, who has brought......

Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand, Tendulkar left out?

With the Board of Control for Cricket in India not recommending Sachin Tendulkar, there is intense speculation whether the batting maestro could miss out on the prestigious Bharat Ratna this year.......

Govt gets requests to give Bharat Ratna for Sachin

The government on Wednesday said it has received requests from various quarters to confer the Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar, adding that a proposal to confer the country's highest civilian award......

Home ministry considering sports for Bharat Ratna

The Union Home Ministry is looking into Sports Minister Ajay Maken's demand to include sports excellence as an area of recognition for the Bharat Ratna. According to sources in the ministry,......

'Can't bestow Bharat Ratna on Tendulkar yet'

The calls for bestowing Sachin Tendulkar with the Bharat Ratna may have got louder after India's World Cup triumph but giving the country's highest civillian honour to the batting icon would......
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CISCE announces annual ICSE, ISC exams schedule

Bhubaneswar: The Council of Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) on has announced schedule for Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC)... ...

New Delhi, Nov 29: Cultural commons and cultural diversity in the region could bring South Asia together and culture should be used to develop an... ...
Giant Flying Boulders?

Standing atop a 60-foot cliff overlooking the Atlantic, James Hansen - the retired NASA scientist sometimes dubbed the "father of global warming" -... ...
Being a travel writer is hard! A word of warning to everyone who considers it a glam job

Anoothi Vishal "A person susceptible to wanderlust is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation" -Pico Iyer And this is a... ...
GU's 3-day intl seminar on Energising Cultures

Gujarat University seminar to see presentation of more than 1,000 papers in parallel sessions At a time when India is reeling under agrarian... ...

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