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Gandhi's charkha sold for 110,000 pounds at UK auction

Mahatma Gandhi's 'charkha' which he used in Yerwada Jail during the 'Quit India Movement' was sold at an auction in the UK for a whopping 110,000 pounds, nearly double the expected price. Gandhi's......

Gandhi's prized possessions to be auctioned in UK

Over 60 of Mahatma Gandhi's most prized possessions, including a 'charkha' he used in Yerwada Jail during the 'Quit India Movement', will go under the hammer at a leading British auction house on......

Why August 9 is a defining moment in India's history

August 9 is the 71st anniversary of the Quit India Movement, which Mahatma Gandhi called the biggest struggle of his life. On August 8, on the wings of one of the most powerful slogans of the......

Fallen Indians remembered in South Africa

Mahatma Gandhi was remembered by South Africans as they marked the 150th year since the first indentured Indian workers arrived by boat in Durban. During an event organised at the Cenotaph in......

Modi using development as buzzword to mask communal agenda: Sonia

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Saturday ripped into the Narendra Modi government, saying it was using development as a buzzword to mask its communal agenda and people were being viciously......

Was Mahatma Gandhi India's first corporate agent?

Gandhi and Birla, in spite of their well-publicised closeness, too differed - frequently and strongly, explains Bhupesh Bhandari. Arundhati Roy recently called Mahatma Gandhi India's first......

Why Cipla's 'successor' decided to quit

A football fan, Kamil Hamied is known to be a calm and quiet person who wants to do something for society, like his uncle Yusuf.  Image: Kamil Hamied keen to pursue other interests.  ......

How 2 young engineers transformed a Bihar village

India is witnessing a radical transformation where highly qualified youngsters are giving up cushy jobs to make a difference in the lives of poor people in rural areas. Manu A......

Good or bad monsoon, the govt must have strategies in place

A number of significant linkages between rainfall and economic outcomes have policy implications, says Subir Gokarn.   The first forecast for the south-west monsoon this year caused concern.......

Budget: Excellent, yet tough!

The Budget is excellent in terms of direction. But it is tough and needs systematic and careful execution, notes Omkar Goswami Some commentators on the Union Budget ignore the fact that the annual......

Meet the Latecomers of Bollywood!

It's never too late to start your career in Bollywood. Age is no bar for actor. Some like Rishi Kapoor, Padmini Kolhapure and Alia Bhatt began their career in Bollywood so early, they......

The many, many, MANY controversies of Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan's list of controversies is almost as long as his impressive filmography.One of the greatest actors of our time, Kamal Haasan, has courted quite a few controversies in recent times. For......

'If anybody asks me what I do, I'll say I'm a Grammy winner'

'What I see in Bollywood is that there’s this assembly line -- there’s a lyrics writer, there’s a composer, then there’s playback singer who is selected on mutual......

'Thank you, Sir Richard, for focusing world attention on India'

'That night -- when Gandhi won Best Picture at the 1983 Oscars belonged to India and it meant a lot to a young student like me who was trying to establish his Indian identity among the Americans......

'Sir Richard Attenborough really loved India'

Richard Attenborough's acclaimed biopic Gandhi proved to be a stepping stone in quite a few Indian actors' career.One among them was Alok Nath, who played Tyeb Mohammed (a friend of Mohandas......

'Rahane has obviously modeled himself a bit on Tendulkar'

IMAGE: India's Ajinkya Rahane during a training session. Photograph: PTI Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has said that Ajinkya Rahane reminded him a bit of Sachin Tendulkar......

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......
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