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JLF Day 2 Diary: 'Glad Rushdie didn't make it to the fest'

Rediff.com's Abhishek Mande, who is attending the Jaipur Literature Festival, brings forth all the details of a 'rather slow' Day 2 of the festival. When Day One of a literature festival is as......

'Sonia is no goongi gudiya'

Vinod Mehta, the Editor-in-Chief of Outlook magazine, is one of India's best-known journalists. His remarkably candid autobiography, Lucknow Boy: A Memoir, offers a ringside view of many major......

Yet again, Amitav Ghosh sails on opium

Man and opium have a relationship that goes back to the infancy of mankind. Human civilization is inconceivable without it,' Amitav Ghosh said during an interview with an American radio station in......

The day Sonia wed

Thirty-eight years ago on February 25, Rajiv Gandhi wed a shy, Italian girl, with warm, doe eyes, at 1, Safdarjung Road in New Delhi in a simple ceremony.Sonia Maino was her name.Who could have......

'The challenge suited her personality'

January 24, 1966 was the day Indira Gandhi was sworn in as India's third prime minister. It was not an easy elevation to the office her father Jawaharlal Nehru had dominated for 17 long years.......

'Why has India learnt nothing from China?'

All the teaching at Harvard Business School is done through examples, case studies, so we expose people to real business decisions," says Tarun Khanna, professor at Harvard Business School and......

Business books you must read

It has been a good year for business books. Spoilt for choice, readers have had a tough time making up their minds. Should they find out why Nassim Nicholas Taleb is urging everybody to imagine the......

Globalisation dates back centuries, says book

The journey of an iPod music player designed in California, assembled in China and delivered at the doorstep of an Indian living in New Haven via an American courier company probably exemplifies......

Which is the world's first printed book?

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nBooks and publishing Books are your best friends. How many times have your parents told you when you were kids? Many, we bet and some of you have become book worms. Take......

How Shivaji became Rajinikanth

This fascinating excerpt from Naman Ramachandran's new book, Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography, charts the rise of a bus conductor named Shivaji Gaekwad to the mega-phenomenon called......

Dev Anand, The Die-Hard Romantic

Life, in all its glory, was a celebration for Dev Anand, who lived it at a pace that would have rendered most other mortals breathless. His love life was nothing short of an epic story. He may......

Dev Anand, The Die-Hard Romantic

Life, in all its glory, was a celebration for Dev Anand, who lived it at a pace that would have rendered most other mortals breathless. His love life was nothing short of an epic story. He may......

'Few paid attention to Rajesh Khanna's debut film'

When Rajesh Khanna made his Hindi film debut in 1966 with Aakhri Khat, a low budget film, few paid attention. Even fewer must have imagined that the 23-year-old would go on to become the first ever......

How the Dev Anand-Suraiya love affair ended

Life, in all its glory, was a celebration for Dev Anand, who lived it at a pace that would have rendered most other mortals breathless.His love life was nothing short of an epic story. He......
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Former president A. P.J. Abdul Kalam passes away in Shillong

04 pm Shillong, July 27 ( ANI ): Former President A.P.J Abdul Kalam passed away at a hospital here on Monday. Kalam,... ...

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Moments of reflection

Comment · print · T T T+· T- Special Arrangement Chander & Sudha; Dharamvir Bharati, trs. Poonam Saxena. Special Arrangement... ...

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Penguin Book Fair to Commence Today

KOTTAYAM: Penguin Book Fair, organised by DC Books in association with Penguin books, the leading global publishing brand, will commence on... ...

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Coomi Kapoor's The Emergency is highly readable

F ew events in independent India have evoked as much condemnation as the Emergency. Civil society pretty much took a break between 1975 and 1977;... ...

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First Look

The Case of the Hail Mary Celeste; Malcolm Pryce, Bloomsbury, Rs.399. Jack Wenlock is the last of the Railway Goslings: that fabled cadre of... ...

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