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Amitabh, Prince Aga Khan receive Padma Vibhushan

Big B was awarded the country's second highest civilian honour. Photograph: PIB Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Prince Karim Aga Khan were among the eminent personalities awarded the......

Padma Vibhushan for Bachchan, Advani; Padma Bhushan for Bill Gates

  L K Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, thespian Dilip Kumar and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal were on Sunday chosen for this year’s Padma Vibhushan, the second highest......

The unfinished business of Kargil

The failure to restructure our armed forces in line with contemporary needs 14 years after the Kargil war will impose strategic costs beyond just delays and scandals, says Nitin Pai Last week we......

'There are real fears of crony capitalism in India'

Rediff.com's Arthur J Pais recently attended a symposium held to mark the 20th anniversary of Centre for the Advanced Study of India, which reflected critically on the processes and forces that......

'Netaji had a romantic, deeply emotional side to him'

While a lot has been said about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 1941 escape from British India and his perilous 90-day submarine voyage, his marriage continues to remain a secret. In the second part......

'Rajat Gupta's conviction does not mean the end of the Indian story in America'

‘When the news of Gupta tipping Rajaratnam broke, the Establishment, which he had so carefully cultivated during his 40 years in America, quickly moved to distance itself from him. This is......

A new school bell rings in India

The Right to Education Act attempts to do much more than including neighbourhood kids; it takes aim at the private tuition system that we Indians love to hate but can't seem to do without, and......

Indian network in Silicon Valley backs start-ups by desis

Having gone through the ropes of establishing companies in the early years of the Silicon Valley phenomenon, Indian entrepreneurs in the US are now providing guidance and financial support to......

Corruption: Take two

In the anti-corruption sentiment that has overcome the general public, the corporate sector has somehow managed to get sympathetic billing as a victim of venal governments and bureaucrats. This is......

How Tamil Nadu's freebie culture is killing its economy

It is raining freebies in Tamil Nadu once again. If Thalaivar (Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK chief M Karunanidhi) does not give you, Amma (AIADMK supreme J. Jayalalalithaa) will. If Amma......

'Nargis, Meena Kumari, Madhubala, Suraiya... they all loved me'

'Madhubala told me that of all the addictions, the biggest addiction is make-up; once you put it on, you can never leave the limelight even if you want to,' Tabassum tells Patcy N. The petite......

How Manna Dey's wife helped him rehearse for a song

Arthur J Pais remembers the time when legendary singer Manna Dey, who passed away on Ocotber 24, recorded his first ever Malayalam song for the film Chemmen in 1965.  Manna Dey......

The Brilliance of Pran

Millions of kids and young adults were terrified of Pran and believed him to be a villain in real life, writes Arthur J Pais, in his tribute to the legendary actor who passed away on July 12. In......

'Hindi cinema has gained a certain cultural legitimacy'

Unlike many intellectuals who take a disparaging view of Bollywood films, Tejaswini Ganti has written a book that is a fond, but also critical, assessment of how films are made and marketed in......

'Are you sure Elvis is not imitating Shammi?'

From Shammi Kapoor's first hit to the character roles in his autumn years, Arthur J Pais has hoarded many memories of the actor. He shares some of them. One of Shammi Kapoor's favourite stories......

Kulkarni bowls Mumbai to an innings victory

Pacer Dhawal Kulkarni scalped a career-best seven-wicket haul to bowl Mumbai to an innings and 108 runs victory over Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy Elite Division match in Mumbai on Friday.The......

Teja's ton keeps Hyderabad afloat

Opener Ravi Teja scored an unbeaten century for Hyderabad but Mumbai stayedin sight of a huge victory on the third and penultimate day of the Ranji Trophy Elite Division Group 'A match at the......

Mumbai strike after topping 600

Mumbai amassed a mammoth first innings total of 602 for 6 declared and then took two early wickets before Hyderabad recovered on the second day of the four-day Ranji Trophy Elite Division Group A......

Jaffer, Rahane in record Ranji stand

A record 328-run stand for the second wicket between captain Wasim Jaffer and Ajinkya Rahane enabled Mumbai amass 366 for 1 on Day 1 of their Ranji Trophy Super League Group A match against......

Ranji round-up

A round-up of thefourth and final day's playof the Ranji Trophy Super League matches on ThursdayMumbai defeat Rajasthan by 237 runsHosts Mumbai began their Ranji Trophy campaign on a winning note......
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A year on, did Modi govt live up to its acche din promise?

Excerpts from Reporter's Diary on CNBC-TV18 Watch the full show ยป I A year has gone by and have things really changed on the ground? Finance... ...

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Annual Distinction Award ceremony at NIE-IT

Caption: The meritorious students, who were felicitated, are seen with Dr. B.R. Pai, Chairman and MD, VWF Industries, Mysuru and others. Mysuru,... ...

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Have you watched these Tamil-Telugu bilinguals?

Filmysouth New Delhi: In just a couple of months from now two high profile historical dramas-- which have been shot simultaneously in Tamil... ...

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How Tinkle Is Going High-Tech

First launched in 1980, for an entire generation, Tinkle was one of the only Indian comics you would regularly find on stalls. Along with Amar... ...

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Ford likely to showcase the new Figo Aspire across 25 cities just ahead of launch

Ford India is undertaking a 10-week roadshow across 25 cities, including tier II and tier III cities, to showcase its soon to be launched compact... ...

http://www.cartrade.com/car-bike-news/ford-likely-to-showcase-the-new-figo-aspire-across-25-cities-just-ahead-of-launch-128525.html

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