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'There's no word like Chennai in Tamil'

The Chennai Central train station. Photo: Courtesy, Arian Zwegers/Wikimedia.org ‘Madras is a Tamil word while Chennai is Telugu. Without the English, there would have been no Madras.......

'There's no word like Chennai in Tamil'

The Chennai Central train station. Photo: Courtesy, Arian Zwegers/Wikimedia.org ‘Madras is a Tamil word while Chennai is Telugu. Without the English, there would have been no Madras.......

Daughter reveals Manmohan's 'strictly personal' side

Manmohan Singh had joined a pre-medical course as his father wanted him to become a doctor but pulled out after a couple of months, losing interest in the subject, according to a book on the former......

Making sense of India's response to the Gaza crisis

'Earlier India as part of the Third World fought for the rights of the Palestinians. But oddly the defeat of the Congress and the decline of the Nehruvian imagination has altered such perceptions.......

'Red Austin knew more about the Constitution than most Indians'

'His death leaves a void in the hearts of all those who care about India and its great experiment with rule by the people.' 'He was one of the last of the generation of American scholars on India......

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......

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......

'Goa offers a superb setting to Dum Maaro Dum'

After waiting for Rohan Sippy for over 15 minutes beyond schedule outside Saravana Bhavan in New York, I call his handler. He can't locate Sippy; the cell phone is switched off. I gave myself 10......

The Ra.One Teaser: Broken down into details

Teaser one, out today, might be only 10 seconds. But as the first glimpse of this year's biggest budget film, and a make or break film for producing superstar Shah Rukh Khan, 10......

Christina Aguilera splits from husband

Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here! Pop singer Christina Aguilera has split from her husband of nearly five years, Jordan Bratman. Aguilera, 29, was seen......

Britney cleared of child abuse allegations

Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here! Singer Britney Spears has been cleared of child abuse allegations.   A former bodyguard of the 28-year-old......

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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mahamootha
Q. how many of them study
Mahamootha:  A.  more

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Sunil Kumar
Q. i don't know what to do about my mum she makes me so upset!!
Sunil Kumar:  A. Liberal studies may also be considered "liberal arts." It consists of studying various subjects to acquire a broad base of knowledge in...... more

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thyagarajan mahadevan
Q. Orhan Pamuk....have you heard this name
Thyagarajan Mahadevan:  A. well, first of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :', secondly, you tell us you're not upset by this but everything you wrote says otherwise. it is hurtful and...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/orhan-pamuk....have-you-heard-this-name/27084273/answers/27192475

sneha
Q. kya mahabharat aur ramayan sachhi ghatna par aadharit hain? i am asking this ques. bcoz....jab bhi main history mein in dono stories padhti hun toh shuru mein granth likha hota hai!!
Sneha:  A. Ferit Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic and recipient of the year'06 Nobel Prize in Literature more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/kya-mahabharat-aur-ramayan-sachhi-ghatna-par-aadharit-hain-i/26990644/answers/27084285

stalin
Q. what sort of books is Arthur C Clarke famous for writing ?
Stalin:  A. Hinduism does not only give you stories to cherish on. There is so much evidence. Those places still exist like 'Ayodhaya', 'Kurukshetra', and...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-sort-of-books-is-arthur-c-clarke-famous-for-writing-/26982629/answers/26990666

  Web results for Literature And Science
Mirwaiz on influential list

Srinagar, Oct. 20: Moderate Kashmiri separatists have suddenly turned flavour of the season after years of banishment to the margins of state... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1141021/jsp/nation/story_18947609.jsp
Action Demanded

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Four days after two students of the University College here were attacked by a gang of students, allegedly SFI activists, on... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/Attack-on-CampusAction-Demanded/2014/10/21/article2486991.ece
Why war can never bring peace

Bruno Bettelheim, in Surviving and Other Essays wrote that genocide brings us two categories: the survivor and the victim. When we think of war as... ...

http://www.mydigitalfc.com/opinion/why-war-can-never-bring-peace-244
Deconstructing the Champions

Contrasting takes on cricketing maestros which provide for easy, leisure-time reading, says Pradyot Lal Legend forever Sachin's aura is intact... ...

http://www.tehelka.com/book-review-cricket-sachin-tendulkar-final-test-dilip-dsouza-champions-mike-coward/
THE RAFALE FIGHTER JET DEAL AND WHY IT MAKES CHINA NERVOUS

There were six in contention; four were dropped, and one became the Chosen One: The Rafale. In French, Rafale poetically means a sudden gust... ...

http://www.ipanewspack.com/defence/the-rafale-fighter-jet-deal-and-why-it-makes-china-nervous/

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