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The uncommon creator of that Common Man

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman has died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94. Back in 1997, we had carried an excerpt from Past Forward, an autobiographical book which carried anecdotes of eminent......

The uncommon creator of that Common Man

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman has died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94. Back in 1997, we had carried an excerpt from Past Forward, an autobiographical book which carried anecdotes of eminent......

RIP RK Laxman: Common Man just lost its first citizen

  Capturing the entire gamut of idiosyncrasies of Indian politicians in an innocuous newspaper box with his cartoons, R K Laxman immortalised the passive, hapless common man with an uncanny......

Inside look: Obama's White House in the sky

United States President Barack Obama will be arriving in India for his three-day visit on January 25. He will travel to India in his presidential plane, Air Force One. The presidential plane will......

Is there a message in DRDO chief's exit?

By removing Avinash Chander last week, the government has chosen to sacrifice the organisation's most potent symbol of success Defence and Research Development Organisation Director General......

Black money is all about rhetoric, says Mohandas Pai

'Those who draw high salaries, fabulous perks when the business is good should not complain when they are asked to go when the business that they are involved in fails to add value.' '(Arun)......

It's 0.25%! Why the RBI cut the repo rate

The muted CPI inflation print at five pc earlier this week, followed by a similar WPI number released Wednesday, seems to have spurred India's central bank into action. That's how economists are......

A new hang mode on the Yoga Tab 2!

You can use the cut-out to hang the device anywhere and use it seamlessly while it 'hangs', says Nitin Sreedhar. Let's admit it: We have all seen people struggle with tablets. Some struggle to......

Be a confident market investor: Here's how!

There is great opportunity in the mutual fund space. Image: The Bombay Stock Exchange. Photograph: Sahil Salvi After college, I joined an entrepreneurial course that, among other things, required......

'RBI's policy is very balanced and pragmatic'

Markets like clarity and they are reading RBI's status quo on rate cut as a signal that barring any surprises, a Feb 2015 rate cut looks likely.   A man pulls a hand-drawn cart in front......

Golden Globe 2015: The awards that will go WRONG

Golden Globes that could go wrong. The Golden Globes frequently come with their share of pre-Oscar disappointments. But this time, while predicting who will win, we decided also to look at ones who......

Sanjay Kapoor: I deserved more as an actor

'Arjun and I have lived under the same roof for most of our lives. I was the one who used to take him out. 'The first drink he had was with me. He has travelled a lot with me and the first......

The Best Actors in Hindi cinema, 2014

Bravo, gentlemen! The year 2014 was great for our actors, and a lot of them did exceptionally well. Restricting this annual fixture to a list of 10 was harder than it is in most years, and the......

Odd, curious, heartwarming: What Bollywood tweeted in 2014

From odd to heartwarming, the best of Twitter conversations in 2014.From Supreme Court allowing women to work as make-up artists in Bollywood to Mallika Sherawat talking about women's......

'After DDLJ, I could quote any price'

'DDLJ gave my career a boost, and placed me on a pedestal.' Farida Jalal relives the DDLJ moments. We continue our special series on Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Hindi cinema's......

'We stuck to our guns and made the Indian batsmen come to us'

Steven Finn of England celebrates with James Tredwell and Stuart Broad after dismissing Ajinkya Rahane of India during the Brisbane ODI. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images He scripted a......

Ranji round-up: Sehwag sizzles with unbeaten ton on green top at Lahli

File picture: Virender Sehwag celebrates his century. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images Lahli: Veteran opener Virender Sehwag is making most of his hard-earned form as he blended caution......

Australia PM Abbott defends Smith's tactics at MCG Test

Australian PM Tony Abbott came in defence of young Australian captain Steven Smith’s decision to declare in the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday.   Australian Prime......

Dhoni rubbishes reports of Kohli-Dhawan spat

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images Rubbishing the speculations that all is not well in Indian dressing room captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that these......

Watson 'a bit shaken', to be monitored for signs of concussion

Phillip Hughes' tragic death came back to haunt Australia after star all-rounder Shane Watson was hit on the helmet by a vicious bouncer from pacer James Pattinson during their......
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Q. JAI SHRI RAM ONE INDIAN FRANK ISLAM FROM AZAMGARH(UP) WENT TO USA TO STUDY NOW SETTLEDOWN AND GOT A PHONE FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA WHO APPRECIATED A TABLE IN HIS LIBRARY WAS SIMILAR TO ONE AT WHITE HOUSE.ISLAM BUILT A MANSION AT COSTIEST PLACE IN WASHINGTON WHICH IS SPREAD IN 10ACRS HAVING 14 BED ROOMS,TWENTY TWO BATH ROOMS,ONE FILM THETER, SIXTY JHOOMERS COMPLETED IN SEVEN YRS.WAS VISITED BY V.PRESIDENT WHO TOLD TO PRESIDENT.HOUSE HAS TWO BIG GARDENS COPED FROM BRITAIN AND WHITE HOUSE CAN YOU IMAGINE SUCH ROYALTY?
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Cartoonist RK Laxman, the creator of 'Common Man', died aged 94

RK Laxman, India's legendary cartoonist who created "The Common Man" passed away on January 26, 2015 at the Dinanath Mangeshkar hospital in Pune.... ...

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/cartoonist-rk-laxman-the-creator-of-common-man-died-aged-94/1/415539.html
How Dabur, Lakme and Rooh Afza were started

Did you know that the Indian brand Lakme derives its name from a French opera by the same name? That the founder of Dabur -- Dr SK Burman -- was a... ...

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We will help India build the nation of its dreams, vows Obama

11.35 am: Indian youth have the power to change the world, says Obama "You're not just going to define this nation, you're going to shape the... ...

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Obama says India must have a permanent place in UN security council

11.09 am: Obama gets more serious, says India should be on UN security council The speech has become a little more serious now. The US President... ...

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