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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......

The manufacturing of 'terrorists'

'Counter terrorism does not appear to be good guys fighting the bad ones; it is about people being picked up, detained and charged with crimes they did not commit.' 'While the Malegaon and Mecca......

An Open Letter to Smriti Irani

The threat to our pre-schoolers from the worst of Bollywood is far greater than the threat to Sanskrit from German.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com A friend who went to his daughter's......

Centre hands over Burdwan blast case to NIA

The centre on Thursday decided to hand over to the National Investigation Agency  the probe into the bomb blast in Burdwan in West Bengal in which the role of terror groups is suspected, a......

'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.......

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......

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......

Guess which actor has returned to painting?

'I have become more comfortable with silences,' Amol Palekar tells Patcy N/Rediff.com Long before Amol Palekar became famous as an actor, he was an artist. He studied Fine Arts at Mumbai's......

'Sadashiv Amrapurkar never stopped enjoying his craft'

'Sadashivji said he did Hindi potboilers to keep his kitchen running. Marathi theatre was his life.' Bollywood pays tribute to Sadashiv Amrapurkar. Veteran actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar, who......

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......

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......

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

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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

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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

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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

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  Web results for Mumbai Literature
The Hindu rate of oath

At the home of an alleged convert to Christianity in Aligarh's Haridaspur village. He says he never gave up his Hindu faith. ( Source: Express... ...

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Devoting her days to running the citys only dedicated archive on women

Dr CS Lakshmi is a quiet presence, both in the unique organisation she heads and in the hustle-and-bustle of Mumbai. Yet, if it were not for her... ...

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Language of emotion is vague

By | IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News 20 minutes ago Editors' Picks By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - David Silva sparkled for... ...

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How Jungle Book was the first introduction to India for many

It isn't unusual for works of fiction to finish off with a scene or sequel with the characters shown in later life. JK Rowling did it in the last... ...

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6 including Jayamala, Henry selected for Sandesha awards

As many as six persons will be conferred with the prestigious 'Sandesha Awards' for the year 2015, for their achievement in various fields. The... ...

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