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7 slain 'smugglers' picked up from bus!

A shocking revelation threatens to blow a hole into the Andhra Pradesh police version on the Chittoor 'encounter' that claimed 20 lives. A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com reports. A shocking revelation......

Cheers, Terry Pratchett, who christened me a dragon

'Pratchett's work mocked the very idea of literary limitations, going from police procedural in one book to Christmas adventure in the next, from vampires to football, from the birth of motion......

Hinduphobia: Intolerance, racial and religious

'I do hope the Patel family sues the hell out of the state of Alabama, and I hope the Hindu American Foundation and other community organisations are helping with legal aid and monetary support.'......

Pravasi Special: 'India has stayed in my blood'

‘My own Indianness has kept me evolving and changing -- and that’s something that nobody and nothing can take from me,’ says Roopa Unnikrishnan, who left the Indian shores a......

For the love of Ruskin Bond

Archana Masih/Rediff.com talks to India’s most loved writer. Ruskin Bond shows the first pages of the autobiography he is working on. Photo: Seema Pant. Ruskin Bond laughs a lot and talks as......

As Maggi goes off menu, Nestle gears up for damage control

Maggi sales are estimated to have been hit severely since the news of the contamination broke out 10 days ago. All hands are on deck at Nestle India as it grapples with possibly its biggest crisis......

The man who ranks the world's best whiskies

The first Whisky Bible was published in 2004, and in the current edition over 4,000 whiskies have been tasted and evaluated. “ Image: Jim Murray says whisky tasting is a tough job.......

Beware of get-rich-quick tips

You might be bombarded with SMS advice, WhatsApp messages and online fast-money schemes. Here’s why one should avoid them.  “Have you ever traded in the stock market, sir?”......

A daily wage labourer who turned multimillionaire

The 39-year-old, the fifth child of an illiterate labourer couple and only the second of their eight to be educated, now helms various ventures that bring in a turnover of between Rs 75 crore and......

Turban, beard make me stand out in a room: Mastercard CEO

India-born Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga has said that his turban and beard make him stand out in a crowd and has undergone random searches at US airports even though he runs a global company,......

Vidya Balan: One hit film and things will change for me again

'If an actor gives a flop, then the standing of that person changes within the industry, but the audience always welcomes them with open arms.' Vidya Balan *really* wants her new film Hamari Adhuri......

Vin Diesel honoured at Hollywood Boulevard

A lowdown on what's happening in Hollywood. Image: Vin Diesel poses for photographers during his handprint and footprint ceremony. Photograph: Phil McCarten/Reuters Action star Vin Diesel......

Review: NH10 is a compelling thriller

Anushka Sharma is at her most impressive in the chilling NH10 but the climax is a bit of a letdown, notes Sukanya Verma.Night seems to transform Gurgaon’s claustrophobic traffic into a......

The Indian film that made waves at Sundance

Filmmaker Prashant Nair's Umrika won the audience award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section of the recently-concluded Sundance Film Festival 2015. We re-publish an interview with the......

'Alone has some really hot sequences. I hope my mother doesn't see them!'

'When I sign a film, I know exactly what I am supposed to do. No one tells me I have 10 kissing scenes and five lovemaking scenes. Alone is the boldest film I have ever done.' Bipasha......

World Cup Blog: Forty-two games to find out the bleeding obvious

A selection of musings from around the cricket World Cup An Ireland fan poses with the replica of the World Cup. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images Four weeks. Forty-two matches. And what have......

Tendulkar's farewell Test: Relive the maestro's exit!

Sachin Tendulkar acknowledges the applause from the crowd after his final Test at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai in November 2013. Photograph: BCCI 'It's tough to find words to describe what the......

FIFA World Cup: 12 Tattoo Tales

Some of the best-known footballers are known for the tattoos they sport. They ink their arms, legs or torso with names of their loved ones, motivational quotes or random motifs. Their style......

'No private parties for Pak players during India tour'

The Pakistan Cricket Board has laid some strict guidelines for its players for the upcoming tour of India which includes restrictions on attending private dinner parties and not entertaining any......
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A fine balance

Director Kabir Khan and actor-VJ Mini Mathur on how two strong, highly opinionated individuals can maintain the equilibrium at home. They walk out... ...

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An ennobling darkness

By Anna Lyndsey Rs 399 Rs 399 Girl in the Dark Sitting in a sunny London garden, enjoying the fresh air and flowers, it is difficult to imagine... ...

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Why does it feel like Pamuk?

By Hasan Ali Toptas Rs 500 Rs 500 Reckless For about an hour after I put down Reckless by Hasan Ali Toptas, translated from the Turkish by Maureen... ...

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Life less ordinary

Verily, we are all pirates in search of freedom and happiness! And, in their own disparate ways, so are all characters in We Are Pirates by Daniel... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/487452/life-less-ordinary.html
The Columbus moment -Don't stop at Bhimtal Go to Dhanachuli

Set out to discover new worlds hidden in little-known places not far from tourist hubs. Here's a random TEHELKA guide to a voyage of discovery... ...

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