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What are the RSS/BJP after? Global change made Nehru, Indira irrelevant

'One big problem for the RSS is, while they spread their ideology of hard, Hindu-ised Indian nationalism, the absence of their own pantheon of modern nationalist giants. They missed out on the......

Why I support Gajendra Chauhan as FTII chief

The opposition to Gajendra Chauhan's appointment has more to do with his background and less with anything else, feels Syed Firdaus Ashraf. At the height of the communal tension ahead of the Babri......

Modi Sarkar has a 'strong pro-West tilt'

  'If you look at the relationship with Pakistan, or the relationship with China, both are today, more uncertain than they were when this government came into power.' Aziz Haniffa/

Muslim expert to teach yoga to BJP president

A Muslim yoga expert will teach yoga to BJP president Amit Shah at a special yoga camp in Patna on June 21 to mark the International Yoga Day celebrations. M I Khan Reports. A Muslim yoga expert......

'Communal riots never happen in a political vacuum'

'Communalism and communal riots happened in India only during and due to colonialism. Pre-colonial India didn't have this problem of communal conflicts and religious strife.' 'So far as the......

One year on.....Modi's 14 big hits and one big miss!

When Narendra Modi came to power in May 2014, just about every sector had an unfinished task or issues left pending by the United Progressive Alliance government’s indecisiveness or......

ABP to buy out STAR from TV news venture

Media giant Ananda Bazaar Patrika is parting ways with the Rupert Murdoch-controlled STAR Group, after months of discontent over editorial and other strategic issues.The two have been operating the......

Cracks in STAR-ABP ties

Besieged media baron Rupert Murdoch may have to face new challenges - not just in the UK but in the key Indian market as well.After eight years of joint operations in news television, the......

Foreign tourists flock to Kashmir

Notwithstanding the terror strikes on Mumbai, India continues to attract tourists with a majority of them flocking Kashmir, a top Indian tourism official has said."India is a safe destination and......

Mobile data market booms in India

Indian Idol, licensed from the American Idol format, went on air on Sony Entertainment Television in October 2004. The talent hunt for singers had already been a huge hit in the US. The show was......

'India is such a fantastic country'

Image: Prasoon Joshi cleans the streets outside the Sofi Mahal building in Lalbaug, South Mumbai, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Photograph: Sahil Salvi 'I was......

Meet the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs contestants

Which of these young talents will YOU vote for? The fifth season of Zee TV's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs kicked off on December 27. This time, boys will be pit against the girls. Check out the 12......

Review: Stanley Ka Dabba is a marvellous debut

Raja Sen reviews Stanley Ka Dabba. Post YOUR reviews here!In many ways, Amole Gupte's directorial debut plays out like a classic Western. A grumpy old Sheriff, a veritable bloodhound, starts......

Sarkar inspires television show?

Waaris, a family drama set against the background of the underworld,tells the storyof the true waaris for the position created by a senior don. The makers doesn't deny that the television show is......

Review: Sarkar Raj

Perhaps, because the real-life political supremo Ram Gopal Varma's Subhash Nagre is loosely based on used to be a cartoonist, the director chose to do away with character sketches completely in......

Bowlers put Bengal in control against Railways

Medium pacer Sourav Sarkar andcomeback man Shib Shankar Paul shared five wickets between them as Bengalreduced Railways to 214 for nine in the Ranji Trophy Group A encounter in Kolkata, on......

Bangladesh 'A' reeling after India 'A' take 183 runs lead

Bangladesh ‘A’ need something special on the third and final day to save the unofficial Test against India ‘A’ at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru. At stumps on......

Ranji round-up: Karthik's unbeaten ton to TN's rescue

Tamil Nadu batsman Dinesh Karthik celebrates after completing a hundred during the Ranji Trophy match against Bengal at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday. Photograph: Swapan Mahapatra/PTI......

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......

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......
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Allowing others to eat is also corruption

"Indians living in alien countries were earlier ashamed to identify their Indian origin to the foreigners because of the corruption tail attached... ...
HAM-strung by highrises

KOLKATA: Skyscrapers that have cropped up in various parts of Kolkata in recent years are blocking crucial radio waves that come in handy during... ...
The Times LitFest calendar - Mehboob Studios (Dec 4 to 6)

December 4 Venue 1 10 am: We Should Have The Right To Offend Mani Shankar Aiyar, Tavleen Singh, Indira Jaising, Radhika Vaz. Moderator: Shekhar... ...
Rahul Gandhi's poser on Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' & 'Make in India' embarrasses Congress

During a Q and A session in Bangalore, Rahul's question if Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' and 'Make in India' campaigns were making headway, evoked a big... ...
Feigned anger and drama does not explain wrong entries in British records

Rahul Gandhi is getting to speak without the aid of a paper. That is good. But what is not is what he says or rather made to say by his background... ...

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