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'Kejriwal is not wrong, but is this the right method of realising that objective?'

'Indian politics has had three-and-a-half master narratives -- secular nationalism, Hindu nationalism, justice for lower castes and regionalism. The AAP seeks to go beyond that. Therein lies its......

3 questions Yakub Memon's execution left behind

'The nation State can thrive if all communities believe they have a stake in it; that their interests will be safeguarded; that there will be no discrimination; that there will be justice.' 'The......

Memon was hanged not because he was a Muslim, but because he participated in mass murder

The tragedy is that, at least on social media, the narrative that was being lapped up by many Indian Muslims was that Yakub Memon was being victimised. The purveyors of this poisonous line of......

Dr Kalam was an exemplar of plural India

'For showing us a shining vision of how even a ceremonial role can be infused with life by a patriot, a scientist and a humble man of the people, representing the best of India's pluralist ethos,......

Dulat's memoir does not do justice to Kashmir, its leaders

'Dulat's professional successors in the game would now find it that much harder to access/create meaningful sources/assets needed for effective functioning in a place like Kashmir.' 'By blowing......

Trade negotiations: How India, China are starkly different

China and India have approached trade negotiations very differently: the former with confidence, the latter in a defensive crouch, says T N Ninan. There are many India-China narratives that have......

The man who saved SpiceJet from going bankrupt

Over a typical SpiceJet in-flight meal, Ajay Singh tells Alokananda Chakraborty what it takes to pull a carrier back from the brink.   Would lunch at the SpiceJet headquarters in Gurgaon be......

How brands are wagging the digital tail

Traditional brands are taking the digital route to engage with their customers; hoping to win friends and loyalists in the process Be it unknown tales of heroism, cross-border love stories, or just......

Is it the end of brand 'Maggi' or will Nestle strike back?

Nestle's silence on Maggi defies logic; it should be 'seen' as managing the crisis, says Shailesh Dobhal. Watching the ongoing monosodium glutamate and lead controversy involving Nestle's instant......

Having Robots for 'Make in India' is not a bad idea

Robots, it turns out, are more reliable welders than their human counterparts. There are typically 3,500 welding points in a car; so reducing human error means the production line has to be halted......

3 Movies Modi MUST see!

'A nation of 125 crore people cannot be run by a single narrative of majority-ism. You need the bandwidth to accommodate the thousands of stories which exist here' As Narendra Modi prepares to......

'It was difficult to shoot in a bikini'

'Initially, I was worried how the Calendar Girls would gel. But we bonded on screen and off.' 'On the sets, we were very mischievous. We were called the Calendar Girls School Girls! Madhur sir was......

Review: Maari is uninspiring

Director Balaji Mohan's Maari is just another mass masala movie created to idolise its hero, writes S Saraswathi When director Balaji Mohan, who made exceptional films like Kadhalil Sodhappuvathu......

Mughal-E-Azam, Border, Asoka: Bollywood's EPIC battles? VOTE!

War is as grand and consummate as love in Bollywood.In Indian cinema’s larger-than-life outlook, not only love but war too is depicted on a grand, exciting scale. Be it the battles fought......

'I worked in a dhaba, selling omelettes, before I signed All The Best'

'I loved doing Bunty Aur Babli. I love working with Rohit Shetty. I just shot for Dilwale. Kuch bhi karva leta hain mujhse (he makes me do anything)!' 'I worked in Jolly LLB for free. It was......

Mob Museum to display FIFA's 'rampant corruption'

The 'Beautiful Game' Turns Ugly The Mob Museum in Las Vegas. Photograph: Getty Images A Las Vegas museum devoted to the exploits of Tommy gun-wielding mobsters will open a permanent display that......

Full text of the Justice Lodha IPL verdict

Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha. Photograph: PTI Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the Indian Premier League for two years for betting activities of their key officials,......

Winning 2011 World Cup priceless moment: Tendulkar

'I did cry when I went out in the middle... I did cry. This was the only time I had happy tears... because that moment was just a priceless moment. That moment was something that you can only dream......

More tributes in Hughes's honour during first Test

- Late Phillip Hughes named 13th man in Australian squad   The Test shirt of Michael Clarke of Australia is seen displaying 408, the Test Cap number of the late Phillip Hughes. Photograph:......
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A reformer's life

This authentic story of Gokhale's life is timely and helpful for scholars of Indian history. Govind Talwalkar is eminently suitable to write the... ...

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Weaves of history

When history is sought to be confused with mythology and modernity is peddled as the fountainhead of civilisation and development, this book is a... ...

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Raw and revealing

The Savage Beauty exhibition at London's V&A museum beautifully captures the artistic aesthetics of designer Alexander McQueen. Everyone loves to... ...

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Joint Aerial Patrols in the SCS

01 August 2015 Admiral Scott Swift, the new U.S. Commander of the Pacific Fleet, recently joined the crew of a P-8A Poseidon aircraft on July 18... ...

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Chugging against change

It isn't as though the Indian Railways haven't moved towards progress at all, but the change has been slow and insufficient The railway carriage... ...

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