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The Wendy Doniger controversy: An Alternative View

In any controversy, the participants cannot decide who is right or wrong. A democracy has a process in place to settle these disputes: the judiciary. Dinanath Batra in true democratic fashion......

ASI is the handmaiden of Hindutva

The ASI's role in marshalling dubious evidence in support of the existence of a Ram temple at Ayodhya is the right occasion to assess its activities as a handmaiden of Hindutva, says Omar KhalidiAs......

Vaihayasi P Daniel speaks to William Dalrymple

India has probably just one Punjabi Scotsman. Writer and historian William Dalrymple lives in eccentric, oddball-style outside Delhi in a rambling bungalow in Mehrauli. He shares his home with......

Videshi Dosa

I picked up the hefty Sunday newspaper. Having had my fill of the hardy perennials in American news -- the latest on the Presidential candidates, the continuing agony in Iraq, the previous day's......

The glorious example of the heroes of 1857

The country is celebrating the 150th anniversary of what is variously termed as the First War of Independence, War of Independence of 1857, Indian Mutiny, the Great Indian Mutiny, the Sepoy Mutiny,......

A future with Hindi in English script?

Are we likely to see a future India where newspapers, magazines and literature in Hindi are printed using the English script, instead of the current Devnagiri? Similarly, will Tamil, Telugu, and......

Is Shekhar Kapur losing his touch?

Take a world-renowned director, a popular child actor, an Academy Award winning actress, a studly Bollywood hero and one of the world's most luxurious hotels. Now, mix them all together. What do......

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Q. who first translated Bhagvad Gita to english?
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http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-first-translated-bhagvad-gita-to-english/26738937/answers/

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Q. Is India really free or is it just transfer of power as lease by Imperial powers ?
Azam Khan:  A. Sir Charles Wilkins, was an English typographer and Orientalist, notable as the first translator of Bhagavad Gita into English, and as the creator,...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/is-india-really-free-or-is-it-just-transfer-of-power-as-leas/26735545/answers/26738942

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Q. Identify the Cartographer who made accurate maps of America even before Columbus set foot there ?
Onlytruth:  A. Raj Chandavarkar offers a powerful revisionist analysis of the relationship between class and politics in India between the Mutiny and...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/identify-the-cartographer-who-made-accurate-maps-of-america-/22213282/answers/26735559

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Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona adds 17 luxurious suites

After five successful years as one of the best hotels in the city, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is pleased to announce the addition of 17 spacious... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/mandarin-oriental-barcelona-adds-17-luxurious-suites/
Christie's sale to feature selection of 54 works of every media

KOLKATA: Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, including Property from the Estate of Edgar M.Bronfman, on May 6 in New York will... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/personal-finance/art/christies-sale-to-feature-selection-of-54-works-of-every-media/articleshow/33240298.cms
India's diverse culture is unique, says Italian contemporary artist

Drawing on the similarities between Indians and Italians, author Salman Rushdie wrote in an article on celebrated Italy-born artist Francesco... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/indias-diverse-culture-is-unique-says-italian-contemporary-artist/article5838146.ece
Indian - Germany celebrate 100 years in Pune

It is said that India was the first country to end the state of war with Germany after the Second World War. And since then this relationship has... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/pune/report-indian-germany-celebrate-100-years-in-pune-1969973
The body in Indian art

n the 19th century, a whole generation of Orientalists stumbled upon, and were instantly fascinated by, the "ancient wisdom" of the Vedas, the... ...

http://www.sunday-guardian.com/artbeat/beyond-anatomy-the-body-in-indian-art

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