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An Open Letter to Smriti Irani

The threat to our pre-schoolers from the worst of Bollywood is far greater than the threat to Sanskrit from German.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com A friend who went to his daughter's......

Reporter's diary: Election 2014 from Kanyakumari to Kashi

A Ganesh Nadar’s tales from the campaign trail. In Kanyakumari, the highlight of my election coverage was when I showed Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley’s photograph to a J......

Wake up, generals!

It is difficult to remain idealistic, motivated and dead straight -- the defining characteristics of young Indian Army officers -- when so much wrongdoing is evident at the top. Even honest......

New battle for next army chief

The dust has barely settled after General VK Singh's Supreme Court battle to be army chief for another year when another senior general is approaching the court with a petition which, if accepted,......

Mamata assigns portfolios to council of ministers

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday allocated portfolios to her newly sworn-in council of ministers, keeping to herself nine departments, including Home, Land and Land Reforms. Her......

Govt allows investing 5% of EPFO corpus in stock markets

Government has allowed retirement fund body EPFO to invest 5 per cent of its corpus in exchange traded funds which will result into an inflow of around Rs 5,000 crore (Rs 50 billion) into the stock......

This Janmashtami, hi-tech flute for Lord Krishna

The lyrical sound of the flute, often associated with Vrindavan, Lord Krishna and his numerous gopis, can also fill up auditoriums and big music halls without distorting its charming musical......

Searching for a job online? Beware of hackers

One man's recession is a conman's opportunity. Twenty-two year old Naresh Kothari (name changed), who works for a mid-sized IT firm, learnt this the hard way.He was desperately seeking a change for......

How to make money from blogs

Goodbye, cyberspace! hello, blogiverse! blogosphere? blogmos?" asked writer Brad LGraham in jest when speculating about the future of blogs in a post on his own blog on 10 September 1999. A report......

Puja spells boom for tour biz

Efforts are on to turn Kolkata's Puja season into the local equivalent of New Orleans' Mardi Gras.The four days of Durga Puja is the time to see Kolkata at its best. Sadly, very few outsiders,......

This week's biggest release: Salman Khan

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: With Salman Khan's jail sentence suspended by the Bombay high court today, Bollywood celebrities were over the moon as their......

Guide, Waqt, Jaanwar: Bollywood classics turning 50 this year!

How many of these have aged well? Fifty years ago, while India was engaged in war with Pakistan, Hindi cinema flourished in effervescent, excited Eastman colours. 1965 is significant in more ways......

Review: Touring Talkies disappoints

Tamil film Touring Talkies is let down by an almost insensitive script, weak characterisation and inept execution, says S Saraswathi.Veteran director S A Chandrasekhar's swan song Touring......

Anil Kapoor: Ram Lakhan was not a difficult film

'For 30 years I did nothing but work. The entire focus of my attention was I, me and myself. I have shifted my attention to my children.' Anil Kapoor speaks. Anil Kapoor is a happy......

Bengali director Rituparno Ghosh, 49, passes away

Talented Bengali director Rituparno Ghosh passed away around 7.30 am today, May 30. He was 49.Ghosh was reportedly suffering from pancreatitis.Born and brought up in Kolkata, the maverick filmmaker......

IPL 8 Auction: No takers for these players!

Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene The Players' Auction for the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League saw cash being splurged. - IPL 8 Auction: The players, their price - IPL......

Ranji Trophy: Lad, Patil rally Mumbai against champions Karnataka

Nikhil Patil (left) and Siddesh Lad during the course of their unfinished partnership of 175 for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy match against defending champions Karnataka at the Wankhede stadium.......

Ranji round-up: Mumbai avoid follow-on embarrassment vs Railways

Tail-ender Javed Khan, batting with a finger injury, saved Mumbai from following-on while chasing Railways' first innings score of 242 in the rain-truncated Ranji Trophy match, in Delhi, on......

Ranji Trophy: Dinda, Veer Pratap rock Karnataka

Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda intimidated the batsmen with a four-wicket burst before Karnataka staged a recovery to be 237/7 on a curtailed day 1 of their Group A Ranji Trophy fixture at the Eden......

Maharashtra crush Bengal to storm into Ranji Trophy final

Wriddhiman Saha's century went in vain as Maharashtra crushed Bengal by a convincing margin of 10 wickets to storm into the final of the Ranji Trophy, in Indore, on Monday.Maharashtra last played......
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From akhadas to concerts, the journey of flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia

Hariprasad Chaurasia is one of the greatest flautists of all times. How does one describe, in words, the melody produced by a flute. The... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/standpoint-from-akhadas-to-concerts-the-journey-of-flute-maestro-pandit-hariprasad-chaurasia-2100768
Mukesh Ambani

Bengaluru, July 1: Get all the latest news updates of the day: 5.00 pm: The vision of PM for Digital India is a very powerful one. It is a... ...

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Abhijeet regains title after safe draw

Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta reclaimed the Commonwealth Chess Championship here on Tuesday after playing out a swift draw in the ninth round match... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/486757/abhijeet-regains-title-safe-draw.html
Smriti Irani's College Degree is Not the Problem

One really can't blame Smriti Irani, our Education Minister, for the mess in education - since she is really not much educated herself. Oh, she did... ...

http://www.ndtv.com/opinion/smriti-iranis-college-degree-is-not-the-problem-776210?trendingnow
His heart beats for percussion

A true-blue English percussionist who also contributes music to James Bond films is playing alongside tribal drummers from the heart of... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/486180/his-heart-beats-percussion.html

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