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Is 'Saheb' watching his ministers?

'The purported jitters of the ministers under Modi, the intriguing part is that the stories churned out by the rumour mill have not so far been denied. For aught I know, they may not be true. Or,......

28 years ago, memories of another day at Lord's

Monday's win at Lord's was only the second time India has won a Test at the Mecca of Cricket in 82 years. A look back at when it happened for the first time... A rare autograph sheet of the Indian......

NRI found guilty of keeping illegal Indian immigrant in US

An Indian-American woman, who had been accused of keeping an Indian immigrant as a slave in her mansion in New York, was on Saturday found guilty of harbouring an ‘illegal alien’. Annie......

NASA's Mars rover 'put to sleep'

A computer glitch on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has forced the scientists to put the robot on 'safe mode' while engineers try to fix the problem. The intentional swap put the rover, as......

Taliban will NOT share power in Afghanistan: US to India

Addressing New Delhi's concerns about peace talks with Taliban, the United States told India that it will not let the rebels enter a power sharing agreement in Afghanistan, according to leaked US......

Climate Change: Looking for hope beyond Lima conference

With the weaker-than-expected agreement at the recent Climate Change Conference at Lima, there is an urgent need to highlight endeavours in civil society and business for a sustainable global......

2 Indian CEOs, Nadella among world's most powerful people

Image: Mukesh Ambani with wife Nita. Photograph: Sandeep Pal     These people have the power that "shapes and bends the world, and moves people, markets, armies and minds,” says......

Brand isn't everything, says Pepsico India chief

D Shivakumar is a strict vegetarian, but that does not stop us from talking about fish. As we settle into a table at Varq, the Taj hotel’s contemporary Indian food restaurant, I explain my......

'Fall' of a newspaper biggie: History of Washington Post

Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos announced on Monday that he has agreed to buy the newspapers owned by The Washington Post Co for $250 million. Here are some notable events in the history of the......

Who is the mystery backer of world's costliest burger?

The world's first lab-grown beef burger, costing a whopping 215,000 pounds, was cooked up and tasted in public in London on Monday and experts say it is "close to meat" but lacks fat and flavour.......

The Hundred-Foot Journey, served with a lot of heart

The Hundred-Foot Journey treats its Indian characters with respect, discovers Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com Someone first reading the premise of The Hundred-Foot Journey may think it is an implausible......

Famous illusionist Cyril comes to India

Everything's on the web so why not some magic. American-Japanese Cyril Takayama is considered the world's first cyber magician. Many of his shows have been uploaded and can be viewed on YouTube.He......

Coming up with Bollywood's best costumes

Bhanu Athaiya just can't stop talking about what she loves best -- dressing up the stars.  An Oscar winner for her work in Gandhi, Bhanu Athaiya has been designing costumes since 1953. Some......

Revolutionary Road is a must see movie

Twelve years ago, the unlikely screen pairing of Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet captured the imagination of moviegoers (and romantics) the world over as the star-crossed lovers in Titanic. In......

'I expect there will be another Superman movie'

Paul Levitz, President, DC Comics, has a mission. He wants to build a new generation of people who love Superman. And going by the reviews, he's been successful.Part 1 of the interview: Why is......

Australia tour a good preparation for World Cup, says Dhoni

The Indian team in a huddle. Photograph: BCCI Confident about defending the World Cup, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the upcoming tour of Australia would be a great opportunity for his......

An opportunity for Team India to test the bench strength

The Indian team during a practice session at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack ahaed of the of the opening ODI against Sri Lanka. Photograph: PTI Their World Cup build-up halted by West Indies......

'India, Australia, South Africa favourites to win 2015 World Cup'

The Indian team celebrate after winning the ODI series against England. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images With the teams entering the final phase of their preparations for next year's World Cup,......

Stats: Captain cool Dhoni achieves unique treble

Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India after winning the 4th Royal London ODI against England at Edgbaston. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni achieved a unique distinction......

Remembering Sir Don Bradman on his 106th birth anniversary

Don Bradman. Photograph: Fox Photos/Getty Images Despite losing four years of playing days due to World War II, Don Bradman still is head and shoulders above the rest. Haresh Pandya pays tribute......
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The literary scene in 2014 was vibrant going by what Indians read and wrote and there were controversies as well as the pulping of two books... ...

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