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R-Day special: Ramchandra Guha on Indian democracy

When the country's most admired politicians in recent times, Nitish Kumar, spoke about his decisive victory in the Bihar polls in November 2010, the one person he made special reference to was......

Historian Ramchandra Guha on the Congress and its future

In the first part of this fascinating interview, historian Dr Ramachandra Guha, author of India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy spoke about the making of the Congress......

Dr Kalam was an exemplar of plural India

'For showing us a shining vision of how even a ceremonial role can be infused with life by a patriot, a scientist and a humble man of the people, representing the best of India's pluralist ethos,......

'India is a semi-literate country and Chetan Bhagat is the best it can do'

Image: Chetan Bhagat, right, with television mogul Ektaa Kapoor at the launch of his new book, Half Girlfriend. 'Chetan Bhagat is not great literature. Is that like you write third rate books and......

RSS chief's speech broadcast on Doordarshan sparks row

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks during the Vijaya Dashami function at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur on Friday. Photograph: PTI In an address that was telecast live on national broadcaster......

Jerry Rao's mission: Affordable housing

When I broached the subject of 'Lunch with BS', with Jaithirth (Jerry) Rao, he'd said he would prefer to have a simple meal at home rather than in a restaurant. So I head out in the pouring rain to......

Kalpana Morparia: A banker with a difference

She didn't want to hang up her boots quite so soon; after all, she was used to 12-hour days in ICICI Bank. And she didn't think she was cut out to be an entrepreneur. So when the job came her way,......

'When the baby finally arrived, the neglect I displayed still shames me deeply'

'When I did visit Heeba in Aligarh, she'd look at me as at a stranger, she seldom came near me and neither of us was comfortable when she did,' says Naseeruddin Shah. One of the most talented......

Attack on Lankan cricketers defies rationale: Guha

The world of cricket has lost innocence today,agrees India's best-known cricket historian and thinker Ramchandra Guha.Talking exclusively to rediff.com, after Tuesday's terror attack on Sri Lanka's......

Honey, I shrunk the ODI

It had everything you want of the very best of ODIs-- and it began just as you were pouring out a pre-dinner glass of wine, and ended just in time for a post-dinner glass of coffee and cognac.......

'The 1983 team was much more Indian'

When Kapil Dev's team conquered two-time champions the West Indies on June 25, 1983, a new chapter was written in India's cricket history. As 66-1 outsiders, India's chances of making it to the......
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What does Independence mean, Youth share 'Mann Ki Baat'

Freedom was synonymous with Independence at one time but now, with the passing of time, freedom means different things to the youth. We asked... ...

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6 Best bookshops for the city's bibliophiles

When you are in CBD and looking for an escape from the rain, an intellectual jaunt or a trip between some new pages, head to these book shops for... ...

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The unstoppable rise of the anti-intellectuals under Modi sarkar

By Rishi Majumder It's a question that's been puzzling many for a while. Why is the government appointing individuals without much standing to... ...

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Dr Kalam was an exemplar of plural India

'For showing us a shining vision of how even a ceremonial role can be infused with life by a patriot, a scientist and a humble man of the people,... ...

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Indians great, greater, greatest?

"Choosing the Greatest Indian After Gandhi is difficult when the present exerts such a strong pull over our view of the past and there is a wide... ...

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