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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......

Indian-origin UK slave owner claimed he was Jesus

The Indian-origin head of an extremist Maoist sect, accused of enslaving three women in his home here for 30 years, tried to convince his British followers he was Jesus Christ, a former activist......

Zareer Masani on Thomas Macaulay's legacy in India

'English has become the most aspirational language for India's poor and disadvantaged. Anyone who has any desire to improve their prospects and wants upward mobility, the first thing they do is......

A reality check for David Cameron's India quest

Bhaskar Menon explains why for India it cannot be business as usual with the British. British Prime Minister David Cameron began his three-day visit to India by invoking the "huge ties" between the......

PBD event: 'Why pure science in India lags behind'

Rediff.com's P Rajendran attends a seminar on pure science at the second day of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas event in Kochi. That there was some confusion about the definition of 'pure science' was......

Build toilets in the mind first

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s exhortation to end open defecation has resulted in two large donations for the cause: Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 billion) each from the Bharti Foundation, the......

Corporate governance: It's not getting any better

The markets have reacted negatively, for example, to recent news that Cairn India, of which the Anil Agarwal group company Vedanta owns 60 per cent, will give a $1.25-billion loan (about Rs 7,500......

Troubles for listed MNCs to increase in India

The recent fracas between Maruti Suzuki and its minority shareholders has blown the lid off the tension that has been steadily building between minority shareholders and listed multinational......

Lessons Asian cities need to learn from China's urbanisation

With work on the Pearl River Delta bridge in full swing, China's grand plan to turn the region into a one-hour living zone is on course, says Barun Roy.   While China’s idea of a......

Amex's elusive black card now in Indian pockets

It’s the ultimate credit card -- one that American Express (Amex) has been grandiosely describing as ‘rarely seen but always recognised’. Very rich Indians are finally going......

Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a powerful film

The Reluctant Fundamentalist has its cinematic moments but celebrates just black and white aspects of life instead of exploring grey areas, Vaihayasi Pande Daniel writes.Janissary: a member of an......

Ready for the Hobbit this week?

Bloated and overdrawn aptly describe the lavishly made prequel to Peter Jackson'sThe Lord of the Rings.Yet,The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journeycould win massive audiences worldwide thanks to its......

Review: My Week With Marilyn is fascinating

There's nothingabout Marilyn Monroe inMy Week With Marilyn that we don't already know. But Michelle Williams makes it a fascinating watch, writes Nishi Tiwari.I remember being intrigued when I......

Daniel Radcliff provides great mystery in Woman in Black

With The Woman In Black, Daniel Radcliffe proves he is more than just Harry Potter.Blood and gore take a backseat in the modestly mounted and well acted The Woman in Black based on a classic novel......

Review: Desi Boyz and bad, bad girlz

Raja Sen writes Desi Boyz is a disaster.Selling your body-- and, by extension, perhaps your soul-- is never easy. No matter how well you actually perform at any variant of the world's oldest......

Campbell in contract talks with Arsenal

Arsenal's England defender Sol Campbell has begun talks about extending his contract at Highbury, the Evening Standard newspaper reported on Monday.Campbell, 29, signed a four-year deal when he......

What is your best Indian Test XI?

Haresh Pandya picks his all-time best Indian Test team which is packed with some exciting stroke-players, a couple of heavy-scorers known to play monumental innings, some superb spinners, a......

EPL: Chelsea's new signings give Hazard creative freedom

Eden Hazard of Chelsea. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Eden Hazard expects to enjoy playing with greater freedom and less pressure on his shoulders this season as Premier League leaders Chelsea......

Champions League: Galatasaray boss Mancini not optimistic about beating Chelsea

Galatasaray do not have a chance of beating Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League, manager Roberto Mancini said on Tuesday. Mancini, who comes up against the Premier League leaders in the......

Transfer talk: Milan sign Taarabt on loan from QPR

AC Milan have signed Morocco midfielder Adel Taarabt on loan from English championship (second division) club Queens Park Rangers until the end of the season, British media reported. "I'm very......

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Q. The call of Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen Ali to England's cricket national squad has sparked racist comments, targeting the gifted player for being a practicing Muslim.Nasty facial hair. Osama Bin Laden successor daaaaamn, one wrote on BBC Sport Facebook page referring to Moeens beard, London Evening Standard reported.Osama bin laden is back, wrote another.
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Q. Is the Indian Hockey on downfall? Even if we qualify for the London Olympics, I do not feel they will be better placed. The last spot is reserved for them. Do you feel we can perform better there?
Ankit Shivam:  A. so, what action are you going to take about this more

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Q. Is Rahul Gandhi ready for the big leap in politics?
Afsa Kausar:  A. in present standard of playing when team is even fail to defend the goal of team like Singapore,it is very difficult to expect good show from than in actual tournament more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/is-rahul-gandhi-ready-for-the-big-leap-in-politics/21156862/answers/22133775

afsa kausar
Q. Since Islam is strictly against against collecting interest , whether is it Islamic to have availed bank loan and pay interest?
Afsa Kausar:  A. It is a tricky question . Actual word used in Quran is RIBA . This type of question can be answered by only scholars of Islam .Anyway something for...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/since-islam-is-strictly-against-against-collecting-interest-/21156862/answers/17302011

Josna
Q. How the word BOYCOTT came into practice?
Josna:  A. Captain Charles Cunningham Boycott was an Englishman working in Ireland. In the 1870s he was farming at Loughmask in County Mayo and serving as a...... more

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Saurav Ghosal makes men's squash final, Dipika Pallikal loses; India beat Thailand in hockey

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What is your best Indian Test XI?

Haresh Pandya picks his all-time best Indian Test team which is packed with some exciting stroke-players, a couple of heavy-scorers known to play... ...

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