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Want to live in the India Anna wants to build?

Millions of Indians, mainly the middle strata amongst the upper castes, were waiting for an Anna to descend on them with an Indian edition of Talibanism, says Chandrabhan Prasad. It is true that......

'My song is anti-liquor, not anti-national'

'The song says that liquor should not be sold by the government. The government should stop people from drinking.' 'I am working for a social cause. I am not doing anything wrong.' Singer Kovan,......

This Rs 55 crore wedding is like nothing you have ever seen!

One has often heard of the ‘Big, Fat Indian wedding’. Well, this wedding beats the others hands down. NRI businessman Ravi Pillai spent Rs 55 crore on his daughter Dr Arathi Ravi......

'A jeans-t-shirt revolution is going on'

'Go to any village, you'll find a Dalit 15 years and above wearing jeans.' 'Earlier, Dalits were not allowed to wear a dhoti till the ankles. Jeans does not have this kind of restrictions or......

'Lalu's sons should not be ministers'

'If Lalu puts his son's career ahead of the coalition's interest, this coalition will fare very badly.' 'Lalu will ultimately want that his son becomes deputy chief minister, but if he's prepared......

India's poverty rate lowest, says World Bank

In its report, the bank uses an updated international poverty line of $1.9 a day India accounted for the largest number of poor people in any country in 2012, but its poverty rate was lowest among......

Speed hiring catches fancy: 12 minutes and hired or fired

It's aimed at new-age sectors like e-commerce and other startups so that they can spend less time in their recruitment processes Job street has just got into fast lane with a new concept called......

Is it right to curb RBI governor's autonomy?

Balance is needed in selecting members for the proposed monetary policy committee, says Abheek Barua.  The new draft Indian Financial Code (IFC), specifically its proposed structure for the......

India to be home to 4.37 lakh millionaires by 2018: Study

Over the past one year, number of dollar millionaires in India rose from 196,000 to 250,000. Image: A woman is reflected in a mirror as she tries on a necklace at a jewellery showroom in Kolkata.......

Why the child labour law should not be amended

The proposed changes to the child labour law to allow children and adolescents to work for their families would be most retrograde and regressive, say Shinzani Jain and Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.......

Just how much money do adult comedies make?

Loads, if we go by these movies! Sunny Leone will return to the big screen with yet another adult comedy film called Mastizaade.  Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani may have his reservations......

Review: Spectre is a long film, short on thrills

At 148 minutes, Spectre feels like the longest Bond film of all time, says Raja Sen. The Aston Martin DB10 is a profoundly poetic machine, a sonnet on wheels and -- because this is a James......

Vedalam is a total commercial entertainer

Though loaded with fantastical commercial elements catering to Ajith's mass hero image, the decent plot, stunning music by Anirudh and spectacular visuals captured by cinematographer Vetri make......

Titli actor Shashank Arora to play musician in Rock On 2

'Characters that are closer to you are tricky because one tends to get lazy in their portrayal,' says Shashank Arora. Shashank Arora, who plays a Delhi-based criminal......

Shah Rukh Khan: A life in pictures

Photographs tell us so much about the person! Shah Rukh Khan's phenomenal success story is one few can equal. It would seem things had to turn out great for a man whose name translates to one with......

Aus backs call to ban Russia from Rio Olympics after bombshell report

IMAGE: A view shows a plaque at the IAAF (The International Association of Athletics Federations) headquarters in Monaco. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters Australia has backed a World Anti-Doping......

Leaked doping data casts doubt over major marathons

Runners participate at the finish line in the 2014 Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 21, 2014. Photograph: Jim Rogash/Getty Images (Image used for representational purposes)......

Kenya's top runners urge fans to keep faith amid doping row

Kenya's top runners have urged athletics fans and sports enthusiasts across the world to keep faith in them, despite media allegations of widespread doping in the east African nation famed for its......

Will India play 5 bowlers in the first Test? Select your team

Only Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma and Murali Vijay from the current team have played a Test in Sri Lanka.Harish Kotian/ names India's likely 11 for the first Test, starting......

Full text of the Justice Lodha IPL verdict

Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha. Photograph: PTI Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the Indian Premier League for two years for betting activities of their key officials,......
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Terror attacks, climate change set to cast shadow over Paris summit

Paris : Violence has cast a long shadow over a climate summit opening in Paris on Monday, two weeks after 130 people were killed in a coordinated... ...
Play back to front

Shankar Mahadevan is a busier man now, and his chock-a-block diary has only little to do with his music projects. His acting debut in the Marathi... ...
Winners of RNG A …

The Indian Express PRAKASH KARDALEY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR CIVIC JOURNALISM 2013 Richard Joseph Rashtra Deepika For documenting the lives... ...
Middletown dreams

Her name, in English, means “golden”. I last saw her in a WhatsApp image of a young woman posing outside a building in Dubai, wearing... ...
Proposal infeasible and unacceptable

The Seventh Pay Commission's recommendation to link the annual salary hikes of Central government employees to their performance may be good in... ...

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