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Why Girish Karnad is wrong

Karnad's invective is not a fact based logical rebuttal of Naipaul's ideological variance. It lacks the grace or elements of an intellectual discourse, says Vivek Gumaste. Girish Karnad's vitriolic......

Karnad's shocker: 'Tagore a second-rate playwright'

After his public criticism of V S Naipaul, writer-actor Girish Karnad has kicked up a fresh storm by calling Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore a "second-rate playwright". Talking to reporters......

I waited for 10 years to speak up against Naipaul: Karnad

In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, acclaimed playwright Girish Karnad defended his recent public attack on Nobel Laureate V S Naipaul at the Mumbai Literature......

Lit fest: Playwright Karnad slams 'anti-Muslim' Naipaul

V S Naipaul has come in for stinging criticism from noted playwright Girish Karnad for his views on Muslims in India, with the latter saying the Nobel laureate has no idea of the community's......

I have written enough about India: V S Naipaul

Nobel laureate and India-origin author V S Naipual, known for his caustic writings on the country of his parentage, has said he has written enough about India and will not be writing anything more......

India's inflated GDP numbers contradict the real story

The gap between real growth and the government statistics has never seemed wider than today, notes Rahul Jacob.  Image: Gap between real growth and the government statistics has never seemed......

Are Indian airports, metros world-class?

 India has beautiful airports and amazing railway stations, but there are few flaws which need to be addressed, says Rahul Jacob.  In the midst of a 40-minute flight delay last Friday in......

Taxmen recover Rs 30,000-crore black money

Taxmen have seized black money to the tune of a whopping Rs 30,000 crore (Rs 300 billion) in the country in the past two years, said the Central Board of Direct Taxes which is set to get......

All about the proposed New Telecom Policy

Amidst the controversy over the allocation of spectrum and grant of telecom licences, the government on Monday said all licences are proposed to be renewed after 10 years instead of the 20-year......

Premium housing: Growth may be slow

The real estate industry will witness new launches in the premium residential segment in 2011, on the back of demand revival and good prospects in the economy, albeit at a slower pace. "We see......

A dash of Bollywood at Jaipur Lit Fest

Bollywood remains a top draw at the Jaipur Literature Fest with a string of film celebrities like Waheeda Rahman, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad among others set to explore the......

Shabana Azmi-Javed Akhtar's lunch with Robert de Niro

On Tuesday, Hollywood actor Robert de Niro was in Delhi, en route to Goa, for a Tehelka enclave, where he was to share opinions with intellectuals from across the country. In Delhi, a......

Review: Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi lacks imagination

Lack ofimagination and an oddball cast lets down Rakesh Mehta's Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi, writes Shaikh Ayaz. Roughly translated into English the Hindi expression 'lag gayi' on which this film's title......

How Yana, Kalki learnt Hindi

Vikas Kumar is better recognised as Inspector Deshmukh of Kotey Sikkey on Sony Entertainment Television. But we don't know that this actor is also a language trainer for many Bollywood actors. An......

The Ra.One Teaser: Broken down into details

Teaser one, out today, might be only 10 seconds. But as the first glimpse of this year's biggest budget film, and a make or break film for producing superstar Shah Rukh Khan, 10......

Fletcher could come a cropper with India: Swann

India's new cricket coach Duncan Fletcher could come a cropper in his very first assignment when the team tours England this year as he might try to double guess his former wards, a lot of whom he......

Images: India end Asia Cup drought

Openers Gautam Gambhir and Karthik hit boundaries early in their innings. Karthik started off with a boundary as his edge off Nuwan Kulasekara flew past the lone slip fielder in the first over of......

Roddick loses cool, exits French Open

Russian qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili swatted sixth seed Andy Roddick aside 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in the third round of the French Open on Saturday as the American let his temper get the better of him.......

Grant ready to take on Chelsea in FA Cup final

Two years after steering Chelsea's princes into the Champions League final, Avram Grant was celebrating again on Sunday after Premier League paupers Portsmouth booked a place in the FA Cup......

Day of reckoning for giant European clubs

Juventus and Bayern Munich square off in a Champions League match on Tuesday which will end with one of the illustrious pair suffering the same fate as Liverpool and making an early exit from the......
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Mehr's book deal

She's been known for all the wrong reasons so far, namely as the third angle in the Tharoor-Pushkar triangle that ended in tragedy last year, so it... ...

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The same old way of seeing

By Ian Jack Rs 599 Rs 599 Granta India: Another Way of Seeing Ian Jack, editor of this second Granta anthology on contemporary Indian writing (the... ...

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How do we celebrate classical India?

Today is the first anniversary of the government recognizing Odia as the sixth classical language of India. The ones that were accorded the status... ...

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The unmaking of India

When we moved from Honolulu to Singapore, my son, then aged 13, told me the little island republic was self-sufficient only in eggs. Not long... ...

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India's inflated GDP numbers contradict the real story

The gap between real growth and the government statistics has never seemed wider than today, notes Rahul Jacob.  Image: Gap between real growth... ...

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