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A Dirge for New Orleans?

Mark Twain said long ago that there were only three interesting cities in the US: Boston, New Orleans and San Francisco. I have had the pleasure of living in or near Boston and San Francisco for......

Hamid Ansari sets to conquer India's last diplomatic frontier

Vice-President Hamid Ansari embarks on an important Latin American visit, heralding that resource-rich continent's importance to India. Nikhil Lakshman reports. Most readers may be too young to......

Revealed: The real story behind CBI's Tatra probe

'A K Antony's office receives something like ten letters a week, all alleging corruption. That works out to better than an allegation a day on average, holidays included.' T V R Shenoy on......

Quota dogs Indian girl... in the US

A 11-year old Indian-American girl was denied admission to an elite public school in New York because of a race-based quota system that was established in 1974 following a federal court......

US-India: The moral dimension

If the man who has lost his way in the morning -- so runs the Indian saying -- shows up in the evening, he is not called lost. The United States-India relationship, which may now be arriving at the......

14 facts about India that will blow your mind

India has fascinated many. Mark Twain called it ‘the cradle of the human race’ and Albert Einstein said that without India contribution to maths ‘no worthwhile scientific......

Buying land overseas makes sense

"Buy land," advised Mark Twain a long time ago. "They're not making it any more."Fortunes have been made by people who followed his advice within their own country. Doing that in other countries......

Lessons for bosses who silence their colleagues

Bosses have played a stellar role in stifling the voice of their junior colleagues, notes Shyamal Majumdar.  A popular Dilbert cartoon shows why many people feel it is pointless to speak out......

Column: Is India LOSING its way?

Is India losing its way? That was the question that The Economist magazine posed to Shashi Tharoor and me to debate. After two rounds of sparring, this is how I concluded. For every cheery......

Home growth can help ride over global slowdown

Another day of nerves in the Indian equity market, with a combination of bearishness and volatility, is keeping investors worried about medium-term prospects. While optimists see emerging......

How Bajrangi Bhaijaan subverts ideology

'The most important aspect of Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the use of humour to touch some sensitive and potentially explosive political-religious and cultural subjects,' says Mohammad Asim Siddiqui. If......

Review: Mud is a heartwarming story

Jeff Nichols' Mud, with its lyrical storytelling, makes for a moving watch, writes Ankur Pathak.After its debut at the Cannes Film Festival last year, Jeff Nichols' earnest film Mud has finally......

Pyaar Impossible's music is spunky but inspired

After flexing those unnaturally large muscles (and pout) in Neal 'n' Nikki, wrecking his best friend's wedding in Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi and posing as a tapori sidekick to Abhishek Bachchan in Dhoom......

Making it as a nerd

Kunal Nayyar, who plays a nerdy scientist so afraid of women that he can't even speak around them in the popular television show The Big Bang Theory, owes his role to an intriguing play about sex......

Naseer's eyes speak a lot

If you thought 55-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger looked terrific in Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, check out 72-year-old Sean Connery in the inventive, and often very funny, period drama The......

Athens has to live up to romantic past

Sigmund Freud was astonished that it just existed.Henry Miller, Mark Twain, John Milton and Lord Byron were equally awe-struck.The Olympic spotlight falling on Athens in August will be the latest......

Our basics are weak: Rasquinha

In the last two years, Viren Rasquinha has progressed from a talented youngster to the country's best mid-fielder, and even went on to lead India in some matches in the bilateral series against......
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The Life in Every Single Stitch

In the 70s, before Indian feminism had entered drawing rooms, Ratani Devi Jain was in printed chiffon sarees, pleats and folds stretching from the... ...

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'Rose Garden' country singer …

Grammy-winning country legend Lynn Anderson, who sprang to international stardom with her 1970s hit "Rose Garden," has died at the age of 67, news... ...

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And thereby hangs a tale

In 1835, the British acquired from Sikkim's rulers a 7,000-ft high ridge on which is situated Darjeeling. The British planned to establish a... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/supplements/and-thereby-hangs-a-tale/79097.html
The bicycle and the ride to modern America

On May 10, 1884, midway through his 48th year, Samuel L Clemens reluctantly “confessed to age” by wearing glasses for the first time.... ...

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Building bridges among communities

Manu Khajuria A riot broke out at the turning between the Market road and the lane leading to the chemist's shop at the exact same spot where Rama... ...

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