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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......

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......

Decoding India's corruption wars

As Indian democracy deepens, power shifts will continue to happen and the middle class needs to accept that all such power shifts may not be in their favour, says Ajit Balakrishnan. Nowadays, I......

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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Q. WHAT IS ADWENTURE OF TOM SAWYER BY MARK TWAIN?
VIVEK BUSA:  A.  more

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Farhaan
Q. Mark Twain said...20 yrs from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didnt do than by the ones u did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover....your comments
Farhaan:  A. It's a wonderful novel by Mark Twain, you should read it and enjoy yourself....! more

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Great Idea
Q. To realize defeat on self is a winning process. are you agree.
Great Idea:  A. Copycat more

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Here twain shall meet

A Germany side chasing a place in history will attempt to wreck Lionel Messi's dream of a World Cup coronation with Argentina tomorrow as the... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/football/here-twain-shall-meet/
Here's How Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison Stack Up As Inventors (POLL)

Nikola Tesla would have celebrated his 158th birthday yesterday (July 10). The Serbian-American scientist was a brilliant and eccentric genius... ...

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Happy Forum

Of old age, Mark Twain had said, Lord, save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out... ...

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Golf-Two times cancer survivor Lyle ready for PGA Tour bid

MELBOURNE, July 9 (Reuters) - Golf, as Mark Twain quipped, may spoil a good walk, but Australian Jarrod Lyle thinks a tough round beats... ...

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Indian culture a magnet for seekers

A spiritual process can take shape in any culture only after material needs are taken care of. It is natural for people to initially believe that... ...

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