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Pope Francis gets rock-star welcome on maiden US visit

Pope Francis received a rock-star welcome on his first visit ever to the United States on Tuesday. US President Barack Obama smiles as Pope Francis shakes hands with first lady Michelle Obama as......

We don't need religious freedom lectures from the US

'Your constant reiteration on the lack of religious freedom in India has sown doubts about the kind of information that you are being fed and based on which you seem to be making adverse......

Indian-American Christians want PM to walk the talk

'He needs to control his foot soldiers by taking either stern action against the over enthusiastic members of his group or convince them to stop causing him this embarrassment.' 'We know that most......

'If Mother was alive Sunday mass would be for Mohan Bhagwat'

The Missionaries of Charity are unaffected by the recent comments of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat questioning Mother Teresa's motives. Arindam Majumder reports Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of......

Do you need commandos with AK 47s to control a church protest?

Image: Christians protest outside the Sacred Heart Church in New Delhi against the recent attacks on churches in the capital. Photograph: PTI Photo 'The police came equipped with personnel, sten......

Take visual literacy seriously

Students’ flagging interest in the written word is because of a generational digital divide, says Ajit Balakrishnan. Teachers everywhere, be it at our IIMs or at our high schools or at......

Retail king Yusuff Ali's amazing success story

Ranked 737 in the Forbes global billionaire list with personal wealth of $2.4 billion, Yusuffali's diversification does not stop here. Yusuff Ali seen with former late President APJ Kalam.......

GMOs - from war to dialog?

Indian scientists who wrote to the PM last week are not entirely rejecting GMOs but instead asking for caution and further testing to establish their safety, writes Rajni Bakshi. When dignitaries......

Why bother about corruption?

It is often suggested that corruption improves the efficiency of public services in a society with a "rigid, overcentralised and dishonest bureaucracy". There may be differences of opinion about......

Cate is awesome. Will she win an Oscar again?

'In Carol, Cate Blanchett reminds us what a real movie star is and why we are enamored by her acting and looks.' Aseem Chhabra's Top 10 picks from the Zurich Film Festival... In 11 years the......

Meryl Streep flies high with Doubt

With a number of top nominations, Doubt could emerge as yet another triumph for Meryl Streep whose Mamma Mia! is ending its glorious worldwide with over $ 560 million. No two roles can be more......

Sins: 'Very tragic, sensitive story'

Yet another controversy hits Bollywood, in the form of Vinod Pande's bold film, Sins. Christian groups have demanded a ban on the film, as it shows a sexual relationship between a Catholic priest......

Emotions high as Olympic torch scales Everest

The Olympic flame reached the top of Mount Everest on Thursday, an emotional moment for China and the crowning of the Beijing Olympics torch relay that was dogged by anti-Chinese protests on its......
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