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UK Maoist cult leader Aravindan Balakrishnan jailed for 23 years for raping followers

Aravindan Balakrishnan, a 75-year-old Indian-origin man who ran a secretive extremist Maoist cult in London, was on Friday sentenced to 23 years in jail by a UK court for a string of sexual......

'I wrote this book on scraps of paper'

Anecdotes and laughter peppered the launch of Renu Kurien Balakrishnan's debut novel, Four Aleys. Image: Renu Kurien Balakrishnan signs a copy of Four Aleys.Photograph: Sanjay Sawant/Rediff.com......

Justice Katju stings judiciary again, targets ex-CJI Balakrishnan

Stoking a fresh controversy, Press Council of India chairperson Justice Markandey Katju on Monday alleged that the then Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan had pushed for the elevation of......

Wish the best for Nandan, Balakrishnan in LS election, says Murthy

I would prefer a government that is stable and progressive, a government that takes quick decisions, a government that is much more oriented towards creating jobs, and  one that attracts a lot......

Bangalore 'stakeholders' bullish on former Infy man

Rediff.com’s Vicky Nanjappa joins the campaign trail with former Infosys chief financial officer V Balakrishnan in Bangalore Central constituency.  He has swapped the dapper business......

Is the internet all that it's cracked up to be?

Dissenting voices appear over the perception of the internet as a driver of growth, says Ajit Balakrishnan This is not how it is supposed to happen in a country where the internet, smartphones and......

The return of the activist State

The middle class's long push to force the State to retreat from the economy may be reversing, says Ajit Balakrishnan. There is probably a generation of Indians, now in their twenties and early......

Forecasting media's future

Ajit Balakrishnan recalls some lessons from the last time people talked of 'convergence' -- the mid-1990s. Image: In the 1990s, convergence itself was a word used in two different senses.......

How India Inc can change the lives of others

A new book may help companies in getting corporate social responsibility right, notes Ajit Balakrishnan. Corporate India is girding its loins to get involved more directly into the lives of......

Take visual literacy seriously

Students’ flagging interest in the written word is because of a generational digital divide, says Ajit Balakrishnan. Teachers everywhere, be it at our IIMs or at our high schools or at......

Review: Rummy is engaging

Vijay Sethupathi’s Rummy -- directed by debutant Balakrishnan -- is an engaging village-based dark romantic thriller set in the 1980s, writes S Saraswathi. Actor Vijay Sethupathi was one......

Why you must see The Good Road

Ajit Balakrishnan watches India's entry for the Oscars, The Good Road. A yuppie Bombay couple and their seven-year old son set out in their SUV, across the barren salt marshes of the Rann of Kutch.......

Spotted: Nana Patekar in Switzerland

Reader Narayan Balakrishnan has sent us photograph of his friends Padmagirison, Sachin, Radhikaand Vidya with Nana Patekar inSwitzerland.In the picture: Narayan Balakrishnan,Sachin, Nana Patekar,......

Lunch with R Balakrishnan

The last time we invited R Balakrishnan (Balki) for lunch, soon after he'd made his debut as a director with Cheeni Kum, he had all the time in the world. And so, we had indulged ourselves in this......

'Doing Amitabh's make-up in Paa was a nightmare'

After making Cheeni Kum with Amitabh Bachchan, director R Balakrishnan aka Balki has decided to explore a completely different genre. His new film Paa will not see the Big B but rather, will see a......

Banned cricketer Sreesanth was 'attacked' in Tihar jail

S Sreesanth in police van. Photograph: Reuters In a sensational claim, noted Malayalam singer Madhu Balakrishnan said his brother-in-law and cricketer S Sreesanth survived a murder attempt in......
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George at his fiery best

P.C. George, MLA, made a punchy speech in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday though he had only 60 seconds to deliver it. The debate on the... ...

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Tiruchi today

RELIGION Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Parayana Sabha: Parayana goshti procession, South Gate, Srirangam, 5.30 a.m.; Sri Vishnu Sahasranama parayanam,... ...

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Around the city

Two arrested for ganja peddling The excise special squad headed by Circle Inspector P.L. Jose on Wednesday arrested three persons who were... ...

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Lal Jose elected MACTA chairman

Film-makerLal Jose. Filmmakers Lal Jose and Shajoon Karyal have been elected the new chairman and general secretary of the Malayalam Cine... ...

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Lawyers held for staging rail roko

They demand withdrawal of amendments to rules, empowering courts to debar erring lawyers Stepping up their agitation demanding withdrawal of the... ...

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