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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......

Call cops, don't panic: New guidelines to schools after Peshawar massacre

A set of comprehensive guidelines on how to deal with any situation arising out of a terrorist attack has been sent to schools across the country in the wake of the Taliban massacre of 148 people,......

Our hearts weep for the children lost

'132 hearts snuffed out. 132 coffins. 264 bereft parents. And hundreds and hundreds of classmates traumatised for life...' Vaihayasi Pande Daniel mourns those unfinished lives, murdered on a cold......

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,......

How Chanda Kochchar changed the fortunes of ICICI Bank

As she begins her second term as MD & CEO, Chanda Kochhar wants the bank to grow more than the industry not by taking on more risk but by building a strong base of customers and shunning the......

Cheapest major economy? It's India, of course!

Notwithstanding high inflation rate, India is the cheapest major economy in the world, according to a survey of global prices of products that are comparable across countries. According to a report......

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......

Review: Kill Dil is a disaster!

Kill Dil has random songs, birdbrained logic and a romance that’s about as exciting as toothpaste, says Sukanya Verma. Before I rant, which I absolutely must, let me quickly congratulate Kill......

Review: The Expendables 3 looks very tired

Suparn Verma may have issues with The Expendables 3 but the joy of watching its iconic cast on screen is a movie event marked in his calendar until they keep making them. As kids, we found our......

Saluting Robin Williams

Wherever you may be Oh Captain, My Captain, today I reach out, stand on my desk and salute you, says Aseem Chhabra. It was around 7 pm on Monday evening that I checked my Twitter feed, as I sat at......

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......

Raina 'calls' Pakistan shameless on Twitter

Suresh Raina created a furore on a social-networking site when he called Pakistan "shameless" before deleting the offending tweet and clarifying that it was a prank by his nephew. "Ek do din late......
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Should Soccer Betting Be Considered a Skill Game?

There are many questions over soccer betting and making money from it. One question that many people have is whether it is a game of skill rather... ...

http://www.soccersouls.com/2015/03/06/should-soccer-betting-be-considered-a-skill-game/
This team took a road trip to inspire other women

In January 2015, a group of women travelled 5000 kilometres in India over eight cities in 28 days to spread the message of women’s... ...

http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/travel-this-team-took-a-road-trip-to-inspire-other-women/20150306.htm
Randomness

The fete of colours eventually has come ashore. It is funny how a great deal of subsequent change has been introduced in these few years. The... ...

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India's Daughter neither vulgar nor offensive

Sagarika Ghose reviews the controversial documentary film which the government has banned but which lakhs are viewing on the net. Raucous... ...

http://m.timesofindia.com/india/Indias-Daughter-neither-vulgar-nor-offensive/articleshow/46472460.cms
Confessions of a recovering junkie

When kept away from smartphones, researchers discovered power users experience phantom smartphone buzzing, which tricks our brains into thinking... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/rcoI0YkT5LL4sjAkFDOtjI/Confessions-of-a-recovering-junkie.html#nav=latest_news

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