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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......

'Spiritual' Rajini and 'rationalist' Kamal -- can the twain meet?

Both Rajini and Kamal have to first convince the Tamil Nadu voters that even if they are entering active politics relatively late in life, they are here to stay, and are serious about politics,......

Mitra, the robot, steals the show from NaMo, Ivanka

Ivanka spoke for a good 15 minutes, gracefully, looking straight at her audience, her face wreathed often in winning smiles.She is an articulate, striking, woman who charmed her audience.Vaihayasi......

Shah Jahan built the Taj in gratitude

'After it was finished, Shah Jahan visited the Taj only twice.''There is a letter from Aurangzeb to him after a visit, reporting that the dome was leaking and needed to be fixed.''Shah Jahan wasn't......

Meet the 98-yr-old who just passed his Masters in Economics

Two years short of scoring a century, Raj Kumar Vaishya has majored in economics to know why China suddenly devalued its currency, how to provide relief to people from rising prices and why 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......

How Jack Ma grew from 'shrimp' to whale

Often described as the Rockefeller of his age, the 51-year-old Jack Ma, who started life as an English teacher, is courted by business tycoons, political leaders and Hollywood stars. This is not......

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......

Around the world with Alia, Katrina, Priyanka...

Amazing holiday ideas from Bollywood! Actors lead busy lives, but they know just where to vacation. As we get ready for the summer break, here are some amazing holiday ideas for you!   Germany......

We Indians love binge-watching!

Indians may have come late to the binge-watching party a little later than the West, but we're making up for lost time, says Shuma Raha. New reports suggest that we are the fastest in the world......

Amy Jackson collaborates with Manj Musik

The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: British model-turned-actress Amy Jackson has teamed up with Punjabi rapper Manj Musik for a new venture. The actress shared......

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......

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......

Virender Sehwag- a man who set his own rules

Sehwag's unpredictability and carefree attitude made him a unique batsman ‘See ball, hit ball’ was his mantra and he lived by it IMAGE: India's Virender Sehwag during a nets session.......

'I have always done what I felt was right'

India's batting great Virender Sehwag on Tuesday announced his retirement from international cricket and the Indian Premier League. Sehwag ends a splendid career, having scored 8586 runs in 104......

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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Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive Mark Twain Prize for humor

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Veep" and "Seinfeld" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, one of the United... ...

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Kennedy Center rescinds top prizes bestowed on Bill Cosby

(Reuters) - The Kennedy Center trustees have voted to rescind Bill Cosby's Kennedy Center Honors and Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, two of... ...

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Washington's Kennedy Center rescinds Cosby awards

The Kennedy Center has announced it has scrapped two major awards previously granted to Bill Cosby, after the disgraced comic was found guilty of... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/washington-s-kennedy-center-rescinds-cosby-awards-118050800092_1.html
Young Guns

The BJP and Congress have blooded a select group of aggressive and articulate young leaders to drive their party agenda ahead of the big face-off... ...

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George Orwell's letter from hospital may sell for 15k at auction

A three-page letter, written by the English novelist George Orwell while recovering from tuberculosis, is expected to fetch USD 15,000 at an... ...

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