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Indian treasure, found in UK castle cupboard, up for grabs!

A Mughal-era manuscript filled with Indian miniatures discovered locked up in a cupboard inside a rural England castle is now up for sale at Sotheby's upcoming auction in London. Image: The romance......

Homi Bhabha's home belongs to India!

Every blade of grass and grain of sand in Mehrangir has a story to tell: The story of how one of the greatest sons of India lived here, planned and executed from here a technological and scientific......

Noted author and journalist Khushwant Singh dies at 99

Noted author and journalist Khushwant Singh, one of the finest Indian writers in English in contemporary times, died in Delhi on Thursday at the age of 99. The veteran writer, who was ill, passed......

Ahmedabad: Portrait of a 600-year-old city

Ahmedabad witnessed some of the most gruesome incidents during the communal riots that rocked Gujarat in 2002. Rediff.com's Sheela Bhatt travelled to Ahmedabad to get to know more about the ethos......

Gandhi doesn't need this defence

Banning books shows insecurity of the political class, says Praful Bidwai.Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra 'Milosevic' Modi has again demonstrated that his capacity for setting new lows in politics......

No more Gandhi tags on schemes, Modi looks for new names

Official data show as of 2012, of the 49 schemes and institutes named after eminent personalities, 16 were after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, five after Indira Gandhi, and two after......

Where did world's first paper money appear?

Money How much money does a person need? Well, there is no definite answer. However, the following queries do have. Take the Rediff business quiz and find out how much you know about money - coins......

An example of branding wizardry

It is almost taken for granted that Shombit Sengupta will choose a French restaurant and he does. Royal Club in Bangalore's Leela Palace hotel only opens for dinner, but they happily accommodate......

What is the weight of a Rupee-5 coin?

Indian monetary systemWhat isthe weight of a Rupee-5 coin? From gold coins to crisp paper notes, Indian currency have had a sea change. Take the Rediff Business Quiz and find out how much you know......

'Slumdog Millionaire's music isn't about India'

The Maharaja of modern Indian music, A R Rahman, has talent and vision the stuff of legend, a unanimously recognized musical genius that comes around once-a-generation.So it was only a matter of......

'It is time to liberate our minds'

'We have won our political freedom, we have liberalised our economy and now it’s time to liberate our minds also. That is why this film.' Director Ketan Mehta lists his reasons for making......

MoMa to host New India film fest

From Yes Madam, Sir, a riveting biography of Kiran Bedi, one of India's most acclaimed public figures, to the Oscar-winning documentary Smile Pinki, the selection of films at The New India film......

'Rakhi stabbed me in the back'

She's been consistently controversial. After ourBigg Boss chats with Rahul Roy and Carol Gracias, Kashmira Shah chatted up rediff readers candidly, gossiping about her housemates and smiling at the......

Come... fall in love!

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, which opened to huge popular acclaim in 1995, has since become the longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema. Directed by first-time filmmaker Aditya Chopra,......

Readers speak out!

Neelesh(from hyderabad):the appointment of mr. john wright has been totally wright as his name is. the wright has change the teams phase in his own wrights & written his own tunes on which the......

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Q. Around 2200 years ago, India was under one ruler called Asoka, the beloved of the Gods. Then for 1700 years i.e. till the advent of Akbar, the great, India remained divided. The division in the society was perpetuated through cast, colour, creed and so on. Do you feel, it is because of the greed of money and power of the ruling classes (i.e. Brahmins and Kshatriyas) that kept us divided and caused breeding of intolerance and violence.
:  A. If the caste system & caste system alone was responsible for the division of India, then the spearheading of education ever since 1947...... more

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Q. Picasso and Braque started an art movement known as Cubism in the early 1900s. Who was the first Indian artist who painted a number of paintings in the Cubist style and in which years ?
Sankar Mitra:  A. N.S. Bendre (1910 - 1992) is considered to be the first Indian cubist artist .Bendre being a enthusiastic traveller,visited many places and...... more

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Q. Will there be another Mahatma gandhi in India?
Mahesh Chandra:  A. Gita says ," Yada yada hi dhamasya glanirbhavati bharat tadatamantam abhyuthanaam srijamayahem." There may be many MAHATMAS & GANDHIS in our...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/will-there-be-another-mahatma-gandhi-in-india/12995849/answers/1203107

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Q. Who was Gandhi...???
Kumar Hariharan:  A. r u talking about GREAT mahatma gandhi? Just READ the follows then post me ur comments:Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 - January 30,...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-was-gandhi.../1200641/answers/2957435

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Q. " Kala ghoda art festival " --- where it is held & is famous for ......................................
May So:  A. The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is an annual festival, usually around ten days long, held in late January or early February, in the Kala Ghoda area of...... more

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COVER STORY Life stories that map the great Indian arc India has changed more in the last six decades than in six previous centuries,... ...

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THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN

Zen and the art of being the emperor of a jewellery business in India. The man from Thrissur in Kerala has set the gold standard for transparency... ...

http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/business/the-jewel-in-the-crown
Plantation bungalows in the Western Ghats

Tea estates exuding colonial charm dot the picturesque hill stations of Tamil Nadu and Kerala Sanjiv Valsan The Mailoor Estate bungalow is... ...

http://www.outlooktraveller.com/article/Plantation-bungalows-in-the-Western-Ghats-1006896
When the second rate sets the standards

Comment · print · T T T+· T- TOPICS The history of being second rate is such a deep part of the Indian psyche that it is now part of... ...

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Out of the box

German artist Veramaria has created spiritual gift boxes for Christmas and other faiths to highlight India's rich pluralistic traditions Growing... ...

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