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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......

Thousands bid tearful adieu to Comrade Pansare

Thousands of people, including Left party leaders and others from all walks of life, bid a tearful adieu to veteran Communist leader Govind Pansare who was cremated on Saturday sans any religious......

'India is a semi-literate country and Chetan Bhagat is the best it can do'

Image: Chetan Bhagat, right, with television mogul Ektaa Kapoor at the launch of his new book, Half Girlfriend. 'Chetan Bhagat is not great literature. Is that like you write third rate books and......

'Sanskrit had become more a symbol than a language'

'On both sides of our cultural divide, it roused strong emotions that had very little to do with the language and its literature.' 'I felt Sanskrit had been removed from the realm of thought, and......

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman passes away

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman, who immortalised the hapless 'Common Man' with his devastating swipes at politicians but without malice, died here today at a private hospital at the age of 94 after......

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......
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Film on Azamgarh to 'correct its distorted image'

Azamgarh the place, which has always been in news for all the wrong reasons, will soon be captured in a movie. As reported by Indian Express,... ...

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Indo Pak poets to bond over Ludhianvi

LUDHIANA: The stage is all set for the 43rd Jashn-e-Sahir, the annual international mushaira which will bring the poets and writers from Pakistan... ...

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Maharashtra governor felicitates Mukesh Sharma for his Excellency

MUMBAI: Mukesh Sharma was recently felicitated by the Governor of Maharashtra for his Excellency CH Vidyasagar Rao when Svajan an NGO run by the... ...

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Bollywood stole my book 'Kane and Abel' and made 'Khuddar': Jeffrey Archer Book raises questions about Mumtaz Mahal's burial DC Comics' Catwoman... ...

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Zakir Naik, who said Muslims can have sex with female slaves, gets Saudi Arabia's highest honour

Zakir Naik, a renowned Indian Islamic scholar and an authority on comparative religion, has received one of Saudi Arabia's most prestigious prizes... ...

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