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When Chetan Bhagat locked horns with Pak literary greats

On Day One of the Times of India Literary Carnival in Mumbai, Chetan Bhagat took on his two Pakistani counterparts Mohammed Hanif and Mohsin Hamid. Here's what happened. One of the early sessions......

'There's no word like Chennai in Tamil'

The Chennai Central train station. Photo: Courtesy, Arian Zwegers/Wikimedia.org ‘Madras is a Tamil word while Chennai is Telugu. Without the English, there would have been no Madras.......

'There's no word like Chennai in Tamil'

The Chennai Central train station. Photo: Courtesy, Arian Zwegers/Wikimedia.org ‘Madras is a Tamil word while Chennai is Telugu. Without the English, there would have been no Madras.......

'Manto's predictions of Pakistan are shockingly accurate'

'Manto is the only writer to grasp what the project of Pakistan would eventually mean,' says Aakar Patel, who has translated a collection of Saadat Hasan Manto's essays in a just-released book Why......

'The Kargil War was a tragedy, but...': Haqqani

'Just like jihadis exist in Pakistan, anti-Pakistan hardliners exist in India,' Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's former envoy to the US, tells Rediff.com's Sanchari Bhattacharya. Over two years ago,......

Of Cobrapost and a Japanese firm named after Mumbai

An online search for Mumbai Street Company, which has stake in firm owned by Cobrapost editor, drew a blank. An entity named after ‘Mumbai’ but based in Japan’s Saitama city......

COLUMN: Seeking shared value

Many people, not only in business but in society at large, still see progress and social justice as an either-or choice, writes Rajni Bakshi.   Violent clashes between local people and the......

Freedom, hurt sentiments and dissent

Can there be a democratic polity without a culture of democratic behaviour? This may seem like a hackneyed question. But it has, once again, been brought into sharp focus in two very different......

BRICS, by the signposts

The third BRIC summit in Sanya, China, on Thursday will have a new member: South Africa. Ten years after Goldman Sachs drew up the concept, BRIC has become something of an international......

What's in a name? Bajaj Auto's mega change

In just three months from now, 'Hamara Bajaj' could become 'Hamara Pulsar' or 'Hamara Discover'. And the man presiding over this mega transition will be none other than a Bajaj himself Bajaj Auto......

Less than stars, more than actors

Saurabh Shukla, Piyush Mishra and Sanjay Mishra are not likely to be in the limelight when a film releases, but they are the ones who eventually light up the movie. These days Saurabh......

'I don't act in front of the camera; I make love to it'

Kolkata native Mishty, who makes her acting debut with Subhash Ghai's Kaanchi soon, talks about her Bollywood journey so far.After launching the careers of Meenakshi Sheshadri, Jackie Shroff,......

Rajputs target Farhan Akhtar for his film produced by Ekta Kapoor

Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar was in for an unpleasant surprise when he flagged off the fifth edition of Jaipur Marathon in which over 50,000 participants took part. However, during the event, as......

Movies and glamour in Chandigarh

Aseem Chhabra attends an unusual medley of movies and literature in Chandigarh. Last fortnight, as thousands of people -- including Robert De Niro -- gathered in Goa for the Think2013 event......

Imran Khan: Happy to be compared to a talented person like Ranbir

Imran Khan obviously loves red cars.  As I enter his bungalow, situated in the posh Mumbai suburb of Bandra, I spot three of them parked inside the compound, including his prized Ferrari. The......

Will Sachin follow in the footsteps of these cricket greats?

As batting icon Sachin Tendulkar prepares for his farewell 200th Test in Mumbai, we take a look at what some legends of the game did after retiring from cricket. As Sachin Tendulkar jets into the......

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......

Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand, Tendulkar left out?

With the Board of Control for Cricket in India not recommending Sachin Tendulkar, there is intense speculation whether the batting maestro could miss out on the prestigious Bharat Ratna this year.......

Vettori unhappy over 'used wicket' for semi-final

The World Cup semi-final between Sri Lanka and New Zealand will be played on the same slow strip on which the hosts steamrolled a jaded and tired England, and Kiwi skipper Daniel Vettori is not......

Momentum is still with South Africa: Kallis

India's Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar might have restored the balance in the match with their spirited batting but injured South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis feels the momentum is still......

  People speak for mumbai literature

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Q. Whats the ongoing controversy of Girish Karnad ?
Joyesh Chakraborty:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/whats-the-ongoing-controversy-of-girish-karnad-/24443829/answers/

joyesh chakraborty
Q. A Nobel Prize winner in Literature was not an Indian by origin but was born in India. Who was he?
Joyesh Chakraborty:  A. Rudyard Kipling, born in Mumbai, 1865 (then Bombay in British India), was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907. He remains the youngest...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/a-nobel-prize-winner-in-literature-was-not-an-indian-by-orig/24443829/answers/17525568

Good Citizen
Q. what is the minimum size of penis is sufficient for sexual intercourse. And also want to know the indian longest penis size if you could know?
Good Citizen:  A. According to literature, the normal size of an adult penis is 11 cm in flaccid state and 14-18 cm in the erectile state. A penis that can stimulate...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-minimum-size-of-penis-is-sufficient-for-sexual-i/17525525/answers/7141046

SHRIYA NAYAK
Q. how much size is sufficient of penis for sex
SHRIYA NAYAK:  A. According to literature, the normal size of an adult penis is 11 cm in flaccid state and 14-18 cm in the erectile state. A penis that can stimulate...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/how-much-size-is-sufficient-of-penis-for-sex/7140903/answers/16920085

  Web results for Mumbai Literature
A scribe’s diary sans ‘exclusives’

What the book and the author scores with is the simple, lucid writing, the presentation, and, above all, the ability to edit it perfectly without... ...

http://www.asianage.com/books/scribe-s-diary-sans-exclusives-503
Game on

Games have always existed in cultures and gaming has become ubiquitous with the information technology boom. Through this residency, Khoj tries to... ...

http://www.millenniumpost.in/NewsContent.aspx?NID=66945
Funds for Urdu and Hindi bhavans at University of Mumbai

The state government recently approved the grant of Rs 4.95 crore to establish a Urdu Bhavan and a similar amount for a Hindi Bhasha Bhavan at the... ...

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'There's no word like Chennai in Tamil'

The Chennai Central train station. Photo:Courtesy, Arian Zwegers/Wikimedia.org ‘Madras is a Tamil word while Chennai is Telugu. Without... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/historian-jbp-more-theres-no-word-like-chennai-in-tamil/20140826.htm
Love in verse

The Amrita Pritam-Sahir Ludhianvi love story continues to fascinate people, in spite of the passage of time. It has come to acquire its own... ...

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/love-in-verse/15557154

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