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Debate on free speech heats up; Anupam Kher booed

Mumbai audience boos actor for his remarks. Actor Anupam Kher was booed by the audience as a debate at a literary festival in Mumbai on freedom of speech heated up, with the actor wondering aloud......

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......

Secularism under threat like never before: Nayantara Sahgal

Noted writer Nayantara Sahgal, who recently returned her 'Sahitya Akademi' Award over the Dadri lynching case, has said secularism is under threat like never before and that individual freedom and......

Sudheendra Kulkarni to visit Pakistan for Kasuri's book launch

Observer Research Foundation Chairman Sudheendra Kulkarni, who was sprayed with black paint by Shiv Sainiks for organising former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s book......

Maharashtra CM launches website in memory of RK Laxman

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday launched a website on the life of legendary cartoonist Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Iyer Laxman, known simply to millions as R K Laxman, to......

'That regulators lost a court battle does not mean Nestl is a victim'

Yasmine Motarjemi, 60, who was Corporate Food Safety Manager at Nestlé from 2000 to 2010, was asked to leave because of a 'difference of opinion'. But she claims this was because she......

Bezos, Nadella say much the same, but so differently

Bezos wears it on his sleeve, Nadella keeps it quiet Image: Bezos kept his audience regaled with his explosive laughter, witty one-liners and showmanship. Photograph: Richard Brian/Reuters There......

Small stores go out of business as consumers flock online

Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon, one of the biggest online retailers in world. Photograph: Reuters It is a breezy evening and the Delhi weather is perfect for......

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......

Why Meghna Gulzar made Talvar

'Taking a side could be a fallacy to do. Because you don't have all the answers. So how do you take one particular side?' Meghna Gulzar asks Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/ IMAGE: Konkona......

'I won't make a typical Bollywood film'

'I was broke and jobless. There was a lot of pressure to earn money. I was 23.' National award winner Chaitanya Tamhane tells us the story behind his film, Court. Chaitanya Tamhane's first feature......

How Bombay Velvet got made!

'I kept telling Anurag, "I don't care about anything, I don't want any money. Just get the film made".' 'One day I called Anurag and someone else picked up the phone. He said, "Hello, Sir." I......

Exclusive! Saving the Apu Trilogy

The journey of the digitally restored version of The Apu Trilogy is packed with dark stories and years of near detective work by those determined to preserve some of Satyajit Ray's finest works.......

'India is such a fantastic country'

Image: Prasoon Joshi cleans the streets outside the Sofi Mahal building in Lalbaug, South Mumbai, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Photograph: Sahil Salvi 'I was......

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.......
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Nandita Das feels 'inspired' in Lahore

Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS): Actress Nandita Das, who was in Lahore for a two-day festival, found the experience inspirational. The actress, who has... ...
Forgotten champion

By | The Indian Express Ratnagiri remembers RB Sapre, country's first national champ, a pioneer, mentor and an obsessive analyst. Shivani Naik... ...
Our pride and their prejudice

Born in Mumbai 150 years ago, Rudyard Kipling's legacy continues to be contested. The literati is still trying to solve the puzzle — how can an... ...
Insulting the Institution

Avanti Sopory I am an apolitical person and do not align myself with any political party or theory. Any political establishment which works for... ...
'An MBA cannot change your life'

Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education. In an online chat with readers every... ...

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