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'It just felt shocking that I won; I didn't expect to win'

Twelve-year-old Indian origin boy Sathwik Karnik, the winner of the prestigious annual National Geographic Bee, is still too excited to plan for his future, reports Chaya Babu. “I don’t......

'India, China destined by geography to be rivals'

Underlining that India and China are to an extent destined by geography to be 'rivals', West Bengal Governor and former National Security Advisor M K Narayanan on Thursday said Beijing's increasing......

Shashi Tharoor: We are all minorities in India

Indian nationalism is not based on language, or geography, or ethnicity, or religion, but is that of an idea of an ever-ever land -- emerging from an ancient civilisation, united by a shared......

Indo-Americans bag top 4 ranks at National Geographic Bee

Indian-American students have swept the prestigious National Geographic Bee, bagging the top four positions of this year's tough national competition, where United States President Barack Obama......

US: Indian kid wins Geographic Bee in style

Akshay Rajagopal, a 11-year-old sixth-grader from Lincoln, Nebraska, took top honours at the 2008 National Geographic Bee held in Washington, DC on May 21, collecting a $25,000 college scholarship......

What digital start-ups can do, and cannot do

Technology infrastructure solves many problems, but it cannot build roads or bridges and provide clean water. However, such activities are essential for human progress, and their creation provides......

The challenge before India

‘Insularity or isolation is not the answer, as such an approach will promote neither growth nor stability.' 'India has to move vigorously to take advantage of expanding opportunities in trade......

How WhatsApp plans to make money from businesses

WhatsApp says business profiles verified by it will carry a green badge, similar to how parent Facebook verifies businesses with a blue tick. Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has......

Why is South India consuming more cola than North?

The region constituted more than 31percent of the segment's total sales volume in 2016. Surajeet Das Gupta reports. Photograph: Zainal Abd Halim/Reuters The non-alcoholic ready-to-drink (NARTD)......

India's IT industry staring at jobless growth

Growing protectionism in their main markets - the US and the UK - has forced them to hire local workers, upending the cost arbitrage model they had built their business on. India’s IT......

The Tabu Interview: 'I feel alone'

'When I was younger, 15 years or 20 years seemed like a really long time. But, as you journey though life, you don't realise where the years disappear...' Birthday girl Tabu lets Rediff.com's......

'We had a tough time deciding between Bajirao Mastani and Baahubali'

Actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik, who headed the jury for the 63rd National Awards, says this was one of the best years in the life of Indian cinema so far. "There were so many......

Why Cricket is not like Indian politics or movies

'"Who you know" does not help in scoring runs or taking wickets in front of hundreds of millions of fans, which alone determines your selection to play for your team,' points out Praveen......

Pakistan barred, India favourites to win Kabaddi World Cup

Pakistan has been barred from the Kabaddi World Cup in India amid rising tensions between the two countries. IMAGE: Captains of the competing nations pose at the kickstart of 2016 Kabaddi World......

The Muhammad Ali tribute you MUST read!

'Every Ali obituary I read made the point that he 'transcended his sport' -- a reference to the many battles he fought with America even as he fought in America.''What the obituaries leave out is......

Young African footballers duped, dumped by traffickers

'More boys drop out of school to pursue football, pinning their hopes on the sport as a way to improve their lives' 'When you combine boys who want to leave Africa and dream of being the next......
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Why Cricket is not like Indian politics or movies

'"Who you know" does not help in scoring runs or taking wickets in front of hundreds of millions of fans, which alone determines your selection to... ...

http://www.rediff.com/cricket/column/why-cricket-is-not-like-indian-politics-or-movies/20171201.htm
BJP criticises Trinamool for showing Kashmir as part of Pakistan in school examination

Kolkata : The Bharatiya Janata Party has criticised All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) for allegedly distributing maps during school examination... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/bjp-criticises-trinamool-for-showing-kashmir-as-part-of-pakistan-in-school-examination-news-national-rl4gLLghgaagg.html
Important to harness Bengal's scientific talent pool, says Kovind

[India], Nov.28 (ANI): Describing science as India's intellectual trigger and force multiplier, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said it is... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/important-to-harness-bengals-scientific-talent-pool-says-kovind-news-national-rl2tKLgahfgeh.html
UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 23

(Adds company news items and futures) Nov 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 17points at 7,401.9 on Thursday, according... ...

http://www.sify.com/finance/update-1-uk-stocks-factors-to-watch-on-nov-23-news-economy-rlxntUggigfae.html
Aadhaar is based on unscientific thinking, fallible biometric data

Biometric authentication is based on the unscientific and questionable assumption that there are parts of human body that do not age, wither and... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/aadhaar-is-based-on-unscientific-thinking-fallible-biometric-data/20171121.htm

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