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PHOTOS: Kolkata's iconic Victoria Memorial gets a major makeover

Kolkata's iconic monument Victoria Memorial Hall is being given a makeover and will soon turn into an open-space cultural centre besides allowing access to hidden parts of the iconic marble......

The Republic frequently stumbles, but moves on

The grounds of Victoria Memorial Hall have seen a remarkable makeover in the last few years. In winter, things get even better with flower beds in bloom dotting the greens. A key attraction of......

'Why do we need to be in a mad rush all the time?'

In an Independence Day Special series, Rediff.com celebrates India through the lives of her people. Today: Ashok Kumar Mondol, who drives the tram, a timeless Kolkata classic. Kolkata is the only......

'The Indian soldiers adapted quickly and performed remarkably well'

'Many sepoys fought with distinction, winning some of the first Victoria Crosses to be awarded to Indians; and indeed, as in any army fighting under such inhumane conditions -- standing in the......

The king who made his own calendar

Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh, was not just a poet, playwright, dancer and patron of the arts, says Payal Mohanka. He was a royal who hand-created his personal calendar. Wajid Ali Shah,......

India Inc pledges Rs 93,600-crore investment for Bengal on Day 1 of trade Summit

Companies, including state-run Steel Authority of India Limited on Wednesday, committed to invest over Rs 93,000 crore (Rs 930 billion) in West Bengal, while Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said......

Kolkata scores high on hotel occupancy, says survey

Kolkata retained its position as the best-performing hotel market in terms of occupancy (72 per cent) for FY14, according to a recent HVS Trends & Opportunities Survey report.While Mumbai......

Lumoid: A unique start-up's success story

Starting in January, Lumoid’s revenue has been growing on average at 35 to 40 percent month over month. Founder Aarthi Ramamurthy, speaks to Chaya Babu about what makes it tick.......

Paresh Maity designs for ITC, upsets anti-smoking lobby

India's leading cigarette maker, ITC, has roped in artist Paresh Maity to design a limited edition packing for its Flake brand, with the launch of the Paresh Maity Collector series, to be......

CWG: Bribes may drop due to traffic discipline

Both newspapers and radio channels have been educating the public about traffic movements during the upcoming Commonwealth Games. We are being told that roads leading into and out of Game venues,......

Review: Divergent is engaging but lacks intensity

Divergent is clearly made for its already existent fan base, with the best loved bits and pieces of the book shoved on to screen with hardly any adhesive to keep them together, feels Paloma......

Review: Tom Cruise saves mankind YET AGAIN in Oblivion

Oblivion, outside its spectacular, smooth surface, is only a middling effort that borrows liberally in tone and technique from just about every science-fiction movie there is, writes Sukanya......

Review: Tom Cruise saves mankind YET AGAIN in Oblivion

Oblivion, outside its spectacular, smooth surface, is only a middling effort that borrows liberally in tone and technique from just about every science-fiction movie there is, writes Sukanya......

The Twilight Saga: The Story So Far

Ever since the first movie based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novels came out in 2008, the Twilight series have caught the imagination of young readers and fans of vampire-werewolf romances the......

My aunt, Smita Patil

Smita Patil continues to engage audiences around the world, 24 years after she died suddenly in a Mumbai hospital. The Film Society of the Lincoln Centre, the distinguished New York cultural......

Football rallies round grieving Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand with his wife Rebecca. Photograph: Twitter Football rallied round on Saturday to offer support to former England captain Rio Ferdinand following the death of his wife, Rebecca......

Sharapova, Pennetta progress at Indian Wells

Russia's Maria Sharapova plays a return against Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer during the BNP Paribas Open Tennis at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Saturday. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images......

Serena makes history by clinching Australian Open title

Following Serena Williams's 19th Grand Slam title, here is the list of Australian Open women's singles champions since the event began in 1922 (Australian unless stated): Serena Williams of the......

PHOTOS: Williams sisters lead Americans into fourth round

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates in her third round match against Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Top seed Serena Williams and her older......

Time will help cricketers to deal with Hughes tragedy

Flowers and a cricket bat are left outside Phillip Hughes property. Photograph: Joosep Martinson/Getty Images Cricketers at the elite level will simply need time to process the death of Phillip......
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Catching up on togetherness

Friendships between and among women have traditionally been ignored. Lillian B Rubin writes that just as women have been invisible in public life... ...

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Google Brings New Exhibits From Indian Museums Online

People can now see the latest exhibits from Kolkata's Victoria Memorial Hall, Dastkari Haat Samiti and Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute... ...

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SVG, Komli India to merge, enjoy 60% digital ad market

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ASI confirms damage to Victoria

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) report has ascertained damage to one of the city’s greatest iconic structures, Victoria Memorial Hall... ...

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