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'Nehru should have quit in the late 1950s'

Fifty years ago, India's first prime minister passed into the ages. To mark his 50th death anniversary, has launched a special series to evaluate Jawaharlal......

Why NRIs from California supported the AAP

'I know of at least one techie who quit his job to join the AAP in Delhi. Many others traveled to India to volunteer during the election. If you ask these volunteers why they were doing it when......

Gandhi's charkha sold for 110,000 pounds at UK auction

Mahatma Gandhi's 'charkha' which he used in Yerwada Jail during the 'Quit India Movement' was sold at an auction in the UK for a whopping 110,000 pounds, nearly double the expected price. Gandhi's......

Gandhi's prized possessions to be auctioned in UK

Over 60 of Mahatma Gandhi's most prized possessions, including a 'charkha' he used in Yerwada Jail during the 'Quit India Movement', will go under the hammer at a leading British auction house on......

Why August 9 is a defining moment in India's history

August 9 is the 71st anniversary of the Quit India Movement, which Mahatma Gandhi called the biggest struggle of his life. On August 8, on the wings of one of the most powerful slogans of the......

Shalini Krishnan quit a high-paying job to teach tribal students

India is witnessing a radical transformation where highly qualified youngsters are giving up cushy jobs to make a difference in the lives of poor people in rural areas. Manu A......

US FDA India head quits; regulator goes for rejig

Altaf Ahmed Lal, country head of the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) in India, has quit and so have a few other key officials at the American drug regulator's India office.  These......

Traders to protest against FDI in multi-brand retail

Traders across the country will observe the Quit India Movement Day as 'Quit FDI Day' on August 9, to protest against FDI in multi-brand retail, Confederation of All India Traders said on......

Weak rupee: How India can stabilise its BoP situation

Near-term movements of INR will continue to be shaped by the capital flows situation, which in turn will be influenced by developments in Europe, writes Nischal Maheshwari. The Indian rupee has......

What India MUST do to reduce corruption

Anna Hazare's Jan Lokpal Movement has caught the imagination of Indians worldwide. An attempt to make the government pass an effective Lokpal Bill, something that was not done for forty two......

What were Prachi Desai, Nargis Fakhri upto?

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Actresses Prachi Desai and Nargis Fakhri are bonding on the sets of their upcoming film, Azhar.  Prachi posted a......

'I got more praise than the hero'

Image: Chandrashekhar. Photographer: Pradeep Bandekar 'Shakti Samanta was a very honest man. I have done four films with him. He was very sick before he died; nobody was allowed to see him in......

'A woman of her times and yet someone belonging to Gandhiji's era'

'Asked which Dilip Kumar films were among her favourites, she said she had seen not a single movie of his until that time. This became a sensational issue. She did not mean to offend Dilip Kumar.'......

The fit and fabulous life of Akshay Kumar!

Happy birthday, Akshay! From stunt hero to superstar, Akshay Kumar has come a long, long way. With no filmi connections to launch or influential godfathers to guide, the actor toiled his way to the......

Two chameleons cross each other on the street

'The best Indian movies today are ones that portray life as "something that doesn't end when the movies do".' 'There's no real arc to traverse or easy lessons to learn. And Irrfan and Nawazuddin --......

Mohali Test, Day 1: 8 talking points

India might have wasted the advantage of winning the toss after being bundled out for a paltry 201 against South Africa, on Thursday, but batting coach Sanjay Bangar feels the hosts' first innings......

What a debut! Vijender KOs opponent in pro boxing

‘I am very happy for this win. It's just a beginning as I have to go a long way’ IMAGE: Vijender Singh in action. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/ Star Indian boxer Vijender......

The worst early collapses in Test cricket

Australia’s 111-ball 60 against England in the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge is the shortest all-out first innings ever in Test cricket history. Rajneesh Gupta presents other such......
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Gaping holes in hydropower polices

India is a nation of farmers. While agriculture's contribution to India's GDP has steadily declined from 61% at the time of Independence to under... ...
I haven't travelled in a Mumbai local since 1988, says Sachin

Tendulkar opens up on his relationship with Mumbai, its rich cricket legacy and how despite two years of retirement, he still cannot spend as much... ...
Scoring a hat-trick at the multiplex

Actor Prithviraj is enjoying back-to-back success at the box office, something which he richly deserves He is about the most complete package... ...
Memoirs of an avid observer

This book covers the author's travels across India from 1975 to 1983, one of the most turbulent and transitional phases of Indian history that... ...
New facets of PM's ways revealed

Two facets of Prime Minister Modi's ways have recently been revealed. After failing to get market-friendly measures off the ground, he is learning... ...

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