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Pravasi Special: The India I want to see

The very purpose for the existence of a Raj, a government -- and authority to levy taxes -- is to ensure the safety and security for its citizens. Failing this, it is unfit to rule, says......

For the love of Ruskin Bond

Archana Masih/Rediff.com talks to India’s most loved writer. Ruskin Bond shows the first pages of the autobiography he is working on. Photo: Seema Pant. Ruskin Bond laughs a lot and talks as......

Ruskin Bond: If I can't write, I might as well be dead

'I like the thought that I am competing successfully with writers much younger than me,' says Ruskin Bond. Ruskin Bond, the writer of over 130 books, at his home in Landour.Photograph: Seema......

'Let's ensure our elders can live a life of dignity'

Elders surveyed have spoken of suffering disrespect, neglect, verbal abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse. The survey finds that the most abused are those above 80. Let me, at the outset,......

'Let's ensure our elders can live a life of dignity'

Elders surveyed have spoken of suffering disrespect, neglect, verbal abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse. The survey finds that the most abused are those above 80. Let me, at the outset,......

How to save enough money, age no bar

You might have read W. Somerset Maugham's classic short story, The Ant and the Grasshopper. In the story, Maugham, the master storyteller, turns the wisdom from an Aesop's Fable on its head.The......

The fall guy or a bright spot that turned black?

Is Anjani Sinha of National Spot Exchange being made the fall guy? Anjani Sinha, below, left, is a voracious reader. He reads while he travels. He likes to read about stock market crashes,......

'The days of tax havens are over'

Jeffrey Owens is the director of tax planning and administration at the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy, which is responsible for framing tax principles and ensuring that tax havens fall in line on......

Discovering what we don't know

I stared at the sheaf of photocopied reading material that the instructor had distributed to our class, anger welling up inside me."Many years had passed during which nothing of Combray . . . had......

Mira Nair, Abraham Verghese in conversation

Over a decade ago, Mira Nair turned Dr Abraham Verghese's best-selling memoir My Own Country into a well-received telly film starring Naveen Andrews. On Wednesday, Nair and Verghese met at Asia......

Where is Al Pacino?

Unlike his buddy Dustin Hoffman, who enjoys attending film festivals, Al Pacino prefers staying away. Which is why many reporters were pleasantly surprised to find his name on the press conference......

Hari Om goes to Toronto

Bharat Bala with his debut film Hari Om and Buddhadeb Dasgupta with his Chasing Dreams, join directors from over 40 countries ranging from Mexico to Senegal to China at the 29th edition of Toronto......

Khushboo: Gulzar's unforgettable magic

Dinesh RahejaShe may have never heard of feminism, but there is something very appealing and affirmative about the female protagonist of Gulzar's Khushboo. A product of her times, this rural woman......
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The P.G. Wodehouse of medicine!

Involving a long and gruelling stint of study to qualify and everyday exposure to human pain and suffering, the practice of medicine is perhaps one... ...

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85 quotes on the joy of books and reading!

April 23 is designated by UNESCO as World Book Day , a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries across the... ...

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Bang in the Middle

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