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The war that changed the world

'The Russians had risen to great heights of sacrifice and heroism and won a victory against Hitler and Nazism at such a tremendous cost in spite of being weighed down by the tyranny and oppression......

The uncommon creator of that Common Man

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman has died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94. Back in 1997, we had carried an excerpt from Past Forward, an autobiographical book which carried anecdotes of eminent......

The uncommon creator of that Common Man

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman has died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94. Back in 1997, we had carried an excerpt from Past Forward, an autobiographical book which carried anecdotes of eminent......

Author Perumal at liberty to decide which petition he should pursue: HC

The Madras high court on Wednesday gave Tamil writer Perumal Murugan, who withdrew from the literary world after a row over his novel Mathorubhagan objected to by right wing groups, the liberty to......

Evicted from Puducherry's Aurobindo ashram family attempts suicide, 3 dead

A day after five sisters from Bihar were evicted by the police from Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry following a Supreme Court order, two of them and their mother allegedly committed suicide by......

This IIT-ian wants to bring changes to the education system

The story of Gunvant Jain, an IIT-ian who borrowed money from his father to launch an educational start-up, as told by Indrani Roy / Rediff.com Image: Gunvant Jain. As a youngster, Gunvant Jain......

Zoho's success, thanks to college dropouts and high school grads!

Zoho founder and CEO Sridhar Vembu noticed that there was not much of a correlation between an employee's academic credentials and his performance at work.   In Zoho's early days, when the......

Supreme court tells DLF to pay Rs 630-cr fine

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed DLF, the country’s largest real estate player, to deposit Rs 630 crore (Rs 6.3 billion) in the registry within three months. The court rejected the......

How realtors have profited from rising India, China

In the days of the Raj, the British and the maharajas used to retreat from the hot and humid capitals of Calcutta, Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore, and Madras and head for the hills. They created a......

Conservative Chennai ready to splurge on luxury brands

Indulekha Aravind finds out what is driving the change in Chennai."After years abroad... I came 'home' to a metropolis in 1968-69 but found it essentially unchanged. True, the town I had known had......

'Winning the National Award is a huge motivating factor'

The National Award for the Best Tamil film this year went to Kuttram Kadithal (The Punishment).  The film was directed by debutant Bramma G and produced jointly under the JSK Film Corporation......

Catherine: Language was never a problem

Catherine Tresa, a Malayali brought up in the Middle East, began her tinsel-town journey with Kannada movies and subsequently worked in Malayalam and Telugu. It took her a while to do a Tamil film.......

Alok Nath: I have played father to people older than me

Alok Nath suddenly became a social media phenomenon last fortnight, restoring his national celebrity of the 1980s when he dominated the small screen in Ramesh Sippy's Buniyaad. 'I came to Bombay......

Remembering Vaali

People from all walks of life and political inclinations, budding and aspiring poets and lyricists, looked at Tamil lyricist Vaali for inspiration, writes N Sathiya Moorthy, in his tribute to the......

Arya on his big release

Arya is one young actor who dares to experiment. Unlike his contempories, he refuses confine himself to romantic or masala films. So far, his most laudable experiment was Bala's Naan Kadavul.......

The most hundreds in the World Cup

Sachin Tendulkarbecame the batsman with maximum hundreds in the World Cup whenhehit a record fifth one in the mega event as India postedan imposing 338 all out in their Group B league match against......

Figure out the Previous World Cups

The tenth edition of the ICC World Cup kicks-off on February 19 with former champions India taking on Bangladesh in Dhaka.The tournament, jointly staged by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, will see......

Chronology of ball tampering controversies

Law 42.3 of the Laws of Cricket prohibits a player from rubbing the ball on the ground for any reason, interfering with any of the seams or the surface of the ball, using any implement, or taking......

'Unfair to Sachin'

Readers' responses toThe naked and the dead - Part 2:It was a very good article but I fail to understand why you missed bad umpiring I am sure the bad decisions played a very crucial role in the......

Statistical highlights, second Test

Virender Sehwag (180) scored his 12th hundred in his 47th Test -- his second in five Tests against West Indies. Sehwag raced to his fifty off just 33 balls, which is the joint second fastest fifty......
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Actress, five others held in 10 crore cheating case

MUMBAI: Actress Leena Maria Paul (26), her live-in partner Sekar Chandrashekar and four others have been arrested by the economic offences wing for... ...

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Actress, partner held for Rs 10 crore fraud

EOW officers display items seized from the office of the accused Chandrashekhar, on Tuesday — AA The EOW has seized 117 imported watches, 12... ...

http://dc.asianage.com/mumbai/actress-partner-held-rs-10-crore-fraud-580
BJP slams Rahul Gandhi over remarks in Babasaheb Ambedkar's home town

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for his utterances at an event to mark BR Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary, BJP on Tuesday said there is no place in... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-bjp-slams-rahul-gandhi-over-remarks-in-babasaheb-ambedkar-s-home-town-2091752
Seven hot and critically acclaimed movies but were banned by Censor Board

Kamasutra: This masterpiece by Mira Nair received great critical acclaim but was halted by the Censors as it was immoral. Vidya Balan gets... ...

http://www.abplive.in/movies/2015/06/02/article606662.ece/Seven-hot-and-critically-acclaimed-movies-but-were-banned-by-Censor-Board
This IIT-ian wants to bring changes to the education system

The story of Gunvant Jain, an IIT-ian who borrowed money from his father to launch an educational start-up, as told by Indrani Roy / Rediff.com... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/special/special-this-iit-ian-wants-to-bring-changes-to-the-education-system/20150602.htm

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