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India has no plan to upgrade education!

Until fifty years ago there were several world class universities in India: Allahabad, Bombay, Calcutta, and Delhi are names that come to mind. Some of the world's greatest scientists of the......

The Scotsman who knows India better than many of us

'Men of the calibre of Shri Ramana Maharishi, Satya Sai Baba, Shri Aurobindo -- you don't get that level of excellence in the West.''The quality of Indian saints is unmatched.'Bill Aitken came to......

'There would be so many Ram Nath Kovinds in the country today'

'...getting drenched in the rains, doing farm work, labour and sweating it out so that they can get their evening meals.''I want to tell them that this Ram Nath Kovind of Paraunkh village is going......

Kovind will carry vast experience to Rashtrapati Bhavan

The fourteenth President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, carries vast public, social, and political experience to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, which will help him better to discharge his duty as the First......

Why Mamata wants Bengal's colleges to be politics-free

'With the appeal of both the Left and the Congress fading, Banerjee fears the saffron brigade's inroads into her citadel,' says Sunanda K Datta-Ray.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Bengal once......

B-schools offering PGDM seek parity ahead of IIM Bill

To meet this week on representation to HRD ministry for degree granting power, autonomy. Restive over the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bill, 2017, other business schools offering a post......

Whose Rasgulla is it anyway?

Both West Bengal and Odisha are slugging it out for getting the GI tag for the delicious sweet Odisha government on Friday claimed to have found a new evidence about the origin of 'Rasgulla' in......

'Young India will look at Raghuram Rajan as a terrific achiever'

'India's biggest loss is that we will not have anyone as principled and as courageous as Rajan.' "Those who benefitted from crony banking and the existing system will definitely criticise Raghuram......

Why we need to avoid falling into the soft skills trap

  A more rigorous training in core skills is required to boost the engineering talent in the country, instead of a varnish of ‘soft skills’, says Ajit Balakrishnan. Whenever......

How India Inc can change the lives of others

A new book may help companies in getting corporate social responsibility right, notes Ajit Balakrishnan. Corporate India is girding its loins to get involved more directly into the lives of......

Beyond Octopussy: Roger Moore's India connections

The James Bond actor spent months in India shooting for another film, but his connection to India goes much deeper than that, reveals Monali Sarkar. IMAGE: From left, Roger Moore, Mohan Agashe and......

'Yash Chopra said, "Tumne haste, haste, sub kuch keh diya"'

'The new Indian cinema has still not found its voice and identity. It's trapped under the deadwood weight of Bollywood and popular Indian cinema.' IMAGE: Rahul Bose as Agastya Sen in English......

'Byomkesh Bakshy is too honest to exist today'

'The problem of 2015 is not who did it but how we should punish the guy who did it. The judicial system in our country is hugely inadequate.' Dibakar Banerjee talks about his new film Detective......

'If I don't get a film, I will start a canteen in Film City'

'I don’t know about being superstar, but one day if I become like Shah Rukh Khan, I will not mind that.' 'If I get the kind of films that I really want to do, and if I manage to survive in......

Why Deven Varma retired from the movies

Deven Verma passed away into the ages on December 2. We re-publish an interview done with the veteran actor on July 23, 2013. At 76, Deven Varma looks very fit and active sitting in his......

'God of Commentary' prepares to say goodbye

Henry Blofeld, who charmed the cricket world for more than 40 years, bids farewell to the microphone come September.Haresh Pandya salutes the Master. IMAGE: Henry Blofeld always livened up......

Noteworthy statistics from first-class and Ranji Trophy

Maharashtra’s Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawane set a new record in the Ranji Trophy championship against Delhi, by adding 594 runs for the third wicket without being separated. This is now the......
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Old 'Barowari pujas' of North Kolkata turning to theme puja

With theme puja becoming the trend, some old community Durga pujas in north Kolkata known as 'Barowari Pujas', are turning to the theme puja... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/old-barowari-pujas-of-north-kolkata-turning-to-theme-puja-117091700432_1.html
The Scotsman who knows India better than many of us

'Men of the calibre of Shri Ramana Maharishi, Satya Sai Baba, Shri Aurobindo -- you don't get that level of excellence in the West.''The quality of... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/the-scotsman-who-knows-india-better-than-many-of-us/20170913.htm
Men and events behind its rise

FC Bureau City: New Delhi The history of RSS dates back to September 27, 1925 when Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, popularly known as “Doctorji”,... ...

http://www.mydigitalfc.com/my-world/rss-back-story-men-and-events-behind-its-rise
The Enigma of Return

WHEN MY FRIEND’S father, a journalist of three decades, drives me around Calcutta, we visit the train crossing next to the Hoogly river, the... ...

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Plant that treats tiger bites should be in govt list, prof

A rare plant used by the people of Sundarbans to treat tiger bites should be included by the government in its list of plants for research and... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/plant-that-treats-tiger-bites-should-be-in-govt-list-prof-117090300142_1.html

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