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The Man Who Changed India Forever

IMAGE: Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao: Would India be what it is had he not backed liberalisation?       'Without doubt, Narasimha Rao confronted huge challenges. Yet, in the very......

The Courageous Professor M M Kalburgi: A Tribute

'In today's India very few would, of course, stand Basavanna's test. This led Professor Kalburgi to not only take on casteist and conservative forces in general, but also some powerful......

After Madison moment, Modi to rock Wembley in UK

Narendra Modi will visit the United Kingdom for the first time as prime minister in November and the Indian community in the country is planning a major reception for him at the iconic Wembley......

Of ruthless social climbers and Indrani Mukerjea

There are many who don’t mind leaving more than claw marks on people around them in their march to the top, notes Shyamal  Majumdar Pori Bora might have lacked the wealth and lineage to......

'Our people are disillusioned over peace with Pakistan'

'Pakistan's capacity to carry a normal relationship with India doesn't exist.' 'The relationship with Pakistan is less important than several others.' On the eve of the National Security......

Three finance secretaries in 15 months!

The way the present government has dealt with appointments of civil servants remains to be a cause for concern, notes A K Bhattacharya. Facts should speak for themselves. The Narendra Modi......

How India can profit from China's stumble

  Yes, India can indeed grow exports today -- but reforming red tape, not building infrastructure, is what is needed now, notes Mihir S SharmaAs contradictions in China’s growth model......

Indrani quit most of her companies by mid-2011

  Some of her companies are in the process of shutting; some named in a draft SFIO probe report In a short-lived corporate life, Indrani Pratim Mukerjea floated a slew of companies between......

'Black Monday' wipes off equity MFs' gains this year

Mutual fund managers would want to forget about Monday in a hurry -- in a matter of hours, their efforts to ensure positive returns for investors this year went into thin air.  The BSE Sensex......

Copycats come under Amul fire

A well-known tag will help the brand crack down on those riding on its nameThere is little that one does not know about Amul. Its co-operative traditions, mass appeal and of course, the punchy......

The sins of Sholay

'Every time I watch Sholay telling myself that it is nothing more than a 'brazen potboiler,' the movie works. However, each time I take it for this iconic masterpiece, Sholay falls short; terribly......

Comedian Jack Carter dies at 93

Funnyman Jack Carter, who was a familiar presence on 1950s and '60s variety shows like The Ed Sullivan Show and Laugh-In, has died of respiratory failure. He was 93. The......

Jaws drove people away from beaches...and into theatres!

When Jaws released in June 1975, it changed the way Americans watch movies, says Aseem Chhabra. It was the summer of 1975 and Americans were out celebrating their greatest outdoor passion -- going......

PIX: Kabhi sweethearts kabhi siblings!

From being siblings in one film to sweetheart in the other, these actors have done it all.  In movies, actors don’t just get to be someone else but portray multiple relationships too.......

Image: Salman on the sets of Bajrangi Bhaijaan

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities:   Arpita Khan Sharma recently shared a picture of herself with her husband Aayush Sharma (in black) and brother Salman Khan,......

Sports Shorts: Historic title win for Advani in Egypt

Pankaj Advani created history by becoming the first player to win world titles in the long and shorter formats of both billiards and snooker after pocketing the IBSF World 6-Red Snooker......

Sports shorts: Boston Marathon to feature second-largest field in race history

Some 36,000 athletes, including Kenyan and Ethiopian runners who are consistently ranked among the world's fastest, will run in the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, putting the world-renown race......

India win Test series in Sri Lanka after 22 years

IMAGE: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma celebrate a dismissal during the third Test in Colombo. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters India beat Sri Lanka by 117 runs in the third and final Test in......

PHOTOS: Kuchina takes high jump gold, Malachowski ends long wait

Winner Maria Kuchina of Russia (right) and her third placed compatriot Anna Chicherova are pictured after competing in the women's high jump final in Beijing. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters......

PHOTOS: Taylor wins triple jump gold with second-longest ever leap

IMAGE: Christian Taylor of the United States competes in the men's triple jump final at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters American Christian......
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Dancing through history of economics

Lord Meghnad Desai Lord desai takes us into the world of economists, their politics and assumptions, their boxes of limitations, their psyche of... ...

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Why We Should Let Aurangzeb Road Be

A short history of Independent India’s strange priorities through a tour of Delhi’s avenues Successive generations of Indians go through school... ...

http://www.outlookindia.com/article/why-we-should-let-aurangzeb-road-be/295248
Delhi HC allows naval women officers' pleas for permanent commission in force

It gave the ruling that the court would 'frown upon any endeavour to block progress of women." Women had earlier created history on Republic... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-delhi-hc-allows-naval-women-officers-pleas-for-permanent-commission-in-force-2121869
What love has got to do with it

Comment · print · T T T+· T- A still from the movie Stuck in Love TOPICS PARSHATHY J. NATH has an ah ha moment about being a writer... ...

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I have no further interest in non-fiction

When I first met Salman Rushdie in early 1983, he had made a triumphant return to Bombay, as his hometown (and mine) was known then. We had driven... ...

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