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The Courageous Professor M M Kalburgi: A Tribute

'In today's India very few would, of course, stand Basavanna's test. This led Professor Kalburgi to not only take on casteist and conservative forces in general, but also some powerful......

Finding peace, lessons learnt, in Texas

Though Texas was very much a work related stop, I received my opportunity for something similar to peace during my stay there, says N N S Chandra. I departed for Austin, Texas on May 26, only a day......

After the Obama visit: India, the Swing State

'As in the Panchatantra tale of the cat and the monkeys, it is possible for the clever swing State to play off the two competing powers,' argues Rajeev Srinivasan. It was a single phrase that......

Congress and BJP cross swords over Tipu Sultan

The Congress government's move to celebrate the birth anniversary of the 18th century legendary king Tipu Sultan has stirred a controversy in Karnataka, with the Bharatiya Janata Party alleging......

Of Hindu, Hindustan, Hindi

Our problem is that we look at these words from a non-Indic perspective, says Sanjeev Nayyar. Hindu, Hindustan and Hindi. Realms of paper written on these words! Our problem is that we look at......

IL&FS, Maytas set for global play with Binladin

Sheikh Mohammed bin Ladin was on way to attend his 23rd wedding when his plane crashed. The sheikh, who was 59, died in the crash. But the father of Osama bin Laden, world's most wanted terrorist,......

An insecure future for India's unskilled workers

More often than not unskilled workers end up getting a raw deal, writes Sunanda K Datta-Ra. It sounded like the understatement of the year when Montek Singh Ahluwalia said India would "not be......

Ratan Tata: India's shining jewel

Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata turns 70 today (December 28, 2007). Among Asia's business titans, Ratan N. Tata stands out for his modesty. The chairman of the Tata Group - India's biggest......

Ratan Tata: The last rajah

Among Asia's business titans, Ratan N. Tata stands out for his modesty. The chairman of the Tata Group - India's biggest conglomerate, with businesses ranging from software, cars, and steel to......

Which IT boss is nicknamed 'Magus'?

Of tycoons and magnates How much do you know about the big names of the business world? Take the rediff business quiz to gauge your knowledge. Biz Quiz is best viewed in Internet Explorer (IE) and......

Review: Surkhaab is a vanity project

Surkhaab lacks the strength to go all the way either to become a masala thriller or to blossom into an insightful take on the exploitation of immigrants, notes Paloma Sharma. Surkhaab (......

Jaspinder Narula on winning Dhoom Macha De

Jaspinder Narula overcame stiff competition from 10 othersinging superstars to walk away with the title of India's Best Live Performer after she won NDTV Imagine's Dhoom Macha De show. Rani......

Did Jodhabai really exist?

Even as director Ashutosh Gowarikar is all set to release his film, Jodhaa Akbar, controversies dog the leading character.It is claimed by some historians that Jodha was not Akbar's wife, as is......

The Man behind the Ramayan

For millions of Indian television viewers in the late 1980s, Sunday mornings were a celebration viewing Ramanand Sagar's epic serial Ramayan.Sagar, 87, who died on Monday from complications caused......

'I will stay as long as people want me'

Bollywood is fast reaching foreign shores. So while some of our actors go West, some foreign actors switch over to the Indian scene.One such is Iran-born, Norway-settled Nigar Khan.After taking......

I'm no ruthless parasite, Blatter tells Oxford students

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has hit back at his critics, saying he was no "ruthless parasite sucking the lifeblood out of football" and arguing the profits his organisation earn are ploughed back......
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Pakistan expert helping Indians access web in local scripts

NEW DELHI: Even as the government calls for promoting the use of local languages -- in the real world and online -- a dedicated group led by a... ...
Muslim Cosmopolitanism In The Age Of Empire

Seema Alavi's narrative is about the little known stories of five Islamic men of learning who played key roles in the 1857 rebellion against the... ...
More than 156 temples used to receive annual grants from Tippu Sultan; His army was largely composed of Shudras

The recent offer made by a film producer to Tamil superstar Rajinikanth to act in a movie on the Tiger of Mysore, Tipu Sultan, has yet again opened... ...
Choose a pet that suits your lifestyle best

Even science agrees: Pets are great for you. Snuggling with a furry pet can lift your mood and help lower your blood pressure. Though they... ...
"Need to rewrite Vedic Chronology to uphold national identity"

Vedas and influx of Aryans in the country. "There are evidences in the Persian tradition which suggest early Vedic chronology. It is high time to... ...

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