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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......

My father, the Param Vir Chakra Hero

In spite of being wounded in battle, Lieutenant Colonel A B Tarapore fought for six days before meeting a hero's death on the battlefield in the 1965 war. A legend in the Indian Army, he is the......

'As one gets older, one is drawn towards home'

In a special series, looks at India through the lives of her people. Today: Mohammed Taufiq, a waiter for 36 years at Kolkata's famous Coffee House. A fan of Manna De, he encounters at......

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

In an Independence Day Special series, 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 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,......

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.......

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,......

Now, walk the talk on cities!

Citizens must start a campaign to convert prominent shopping complexes in cities into no-car zones, says Sunir Roy.There is now one more way, on top of all the old ones, to judge a city: is it a......

The City of Joy gets hi-tech

For decades, the very mention of Kolkata conjured up images of unwhitewashed buildings or of colonial-era creations like the majestic Howrah Bridge or the stately Victoria Memorial.Anyone who'd......

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......

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......

Weekend Watch

Staying home this weekend? Here are five ways to spice your weekend!Film: Corpse BrideCast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse, Albert Finney,......

US Open PHOTOS: Murray stunned by Anderson; Federer, Halep through to quarters

IMAGE: Great Britain's Andy Murray leaves the court after losing to South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the fourth round of the US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis......

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......

India ready to defend World Cup, declares Tendulkar

Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott (second left) and former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee with the Cricket World Cup trophy during an event organised by the......

Aus Open: Serena, Federer lead top seeds into Round 2

Serena Williams was in no mood to allow a painful tumble to divert her from her path to a sixth Australian Open title on Tuesday and duly delivered a resounding 6-0, 6-0 win to open her campaign at......

Smooth sailing for Serena in Sydney

Serena Williams continued her smooth lead up to next week's Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Vera Dushevina at the Sydney International on Wednesday.Playing her second match in 24 hours......
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