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Why the NDA government cannot be a one-man show

A government for 1.25 billion people cannot be run by Narendra Modi alone. Collective decision-making is a must for good governance, says Virendra Kapoor. It is early days yet. Less than five......

'There is no way a PM can shirk responsibility'

'Good politics is not just staying in power. You cannot sacrifice everything at the altar of trying to ensure the coalition remains in power.'It was the alleged scams highlighted by then......

What makes the elections in Inner Manipur so different

In the Inner Manipur constituency, which goes to the polls on Thursday, the Communist Party of India candidate is backed by the Bahujan Samaj Party, Shiv Sena, et al. Nitin Sethi reports As......

'If US can negotiate with Iran, why can't it talk to Modi?'

Retired senior US diplomats Teresita and Howard Schaffer believe the 'US cannot afford to continue restricting its contacts with Narendra Modi.' Rediff.com's Aziz Haniffa reports from Washington,......

US cannot keep avoiding Modi: Experts

Two former senior United States diplomats, with more than 60 years experience in South Asia between them, have exhorted Washington to establish communication with Bharatiya Janata Party’s......

Brand USA pitches America as tourism hub

Brand USA’s third annual India Travel Mission meeting concluded in New Delhi on Saturday. The mission, a public-private partnership to promote the country as a premier travel destination, had......

Now, AmEx swipes airline away

First it was Citibank which ended its exclusive tie-up with Jet Airways, after 12 years. Now it is the turn of American Express to go airline-agnostic -- despite having a co-branded card with......

Sobha launches Bangalore's first smart homes

Bangalore-based real estate major Sobha Developers launched the much-awaited first smart home project - Sobha Habitech - in Bangalore on Monday.All apartments in this first-of-its-kind gated......

Lodha ropes in UK-based Yoo to design Mumbai luxury tower

Real estate developer Lodha group has roped in UK-based Yoo Ltd to design, brand and market one of its two luxury towers coming up in Mumbai.Yoo, a leading residential design and branding firm,......

The stunning Volvo S60 at Rs 27 lakh!

Volvo Auto India on Thursday successfully delivered upon its promise of launching Volvo S60 in the first quarter of 2011. The company has beefed up its sedan offering in India by introducing a car......

Review: Striker is Siddharth's game

When it comes to indoor sports, Carrom scores like no other.Unlike Chess, it's not entirely dependent on an analytical mind or a stroke of luck for the dice to be cast in one's favor as is the case......

FLAVORS: A slice of many lives

If you have been disillusioned with the films being churned out by first-time filmmakers with the same skill as a clueless foodie experimenting with recipes, FLAVORS might make you change your......

'Indian community reviving Caribbean cricket'

Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said that the Indian community is playing an increasing role in the revival of Caribbean cricket.He also highlighted the number of players of Indian origin......

Stirred by Sourav at Southgate

Itwas supposedly the hottest Saturday of the English summer. I had planned to catch up with a lot of niggling work-related correspondence at home only to find myself yielding effortlessly to the......

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Ashok Sawlani
Q. Which is the most frequented place during Saturdays
Ashok Sawlani:  A.  more

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Ashok Sawlani
Q. Whys guys prefer MNC companies than Desi companies ?
Ashok Sawlani:  A. I discern a change in that. Earlier it was a lure of foreign travel where the MNC's other operations are housed. Staying abroad or merely going...... more

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Never Mind
Q. is biryani served oin airlines too ?
Never Mind:  A. Biryani is served everywhere. That has become so ubiquitous. Problem is it tastes somewhat differently at different places. To the discerning...... more

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Biryani
Q. If wise men don\'t need advice and fools won\'t take it,why is advice given in the first place?
Biryani:  A. Human species is a rare specimen created by God in whom He endowed one unique feature - that of Free Will. It is another matter that he went to...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/if-wise-men-dont-need-advice-and-fools-wont-take-itwhy-is-ad/16623888/answers/16117698

inquisitive
Q. The speed of sound is slow so how it travel rapidly.describe?
Inquisitive:  A. Most solids, liquids, and gases of ordinary experience can serve as media for sound. A mechanical disturbance may be produced in any number of ways...... more

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Rugged simplicity

An account of a frustrating yet incredibly rewarding journey to Kerala's northern hill district Sanjoy Ghosh A tea plantation in Wayanad... ...

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Shabana Azmi | The grande dame

Shabana Azmi in Shyam Benegal's Mandi. Think of Shabana Azmi and images of her roles in off-beat Hindi cinema come to mind. What are today called... ...

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Plantation bungalows in the Western Ghats

Tea estates exuding colonial charm dot the picturesque hill stations of Tamil Nadu and Kerala Sanjiv Valsan The Mailoor Estate bungalow is... ...

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World's Leading Landmark Hotel award won by Armani Hotel Dubai at World Travel Awards 2014

Armani Hotel Dubai, the ultimate lifestyle destination located in Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building by Emaar Properties PJSC, has won the... ...

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Mountain Travel Sobek Unveils Favorite 15 for '15

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