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The canary and the deep State

'A close look at the time-lines tells you that exactly as the back-channel negotiations were in their most crucial stage, "somebody" was planning the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai,' says Shekhar Gupta.......

Asal Uttar, The Battle That Changed The 1965 War

'News is rife that Pakistan will attack the next day. They have no idea that this is where they will take on the might of 1 Armoured Division of Pakistan in a three-day bloody battle that will be......

The daredevil fighter pilot who survived a Pakistani bullet

IMAGE: Fighter Pilot D K Parulkar receives the Vayu Medal from Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh. Flying Officer Dilip K Parulkar won a gallantry medal in the 1965 War. Five years later, he spent......

Param Vir Chakra Abdul Hamid, a Hero's Hero

'Both Abdul Hamid and the enemy tank place each other in their sights and shoot. Both shells hit their targets. There is a loud blast, fire and smoke.' 'Abdul Hamid is dead. He has destroyed a......

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......

'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......

Thank God, Amitabh couldn't say no to Hrishi-da

'Hrishi-da often voiced his disenchantment with Bachchan's Angry Young Man persona -- the 'maara-maari', the growth of sidelocks; he even said directors were killing Amitabh the actor and turning......

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......
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Freedom of speech is not an unfettered right

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Bangladesh begins census of Rohingya refugees

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Energy Sector research needs spark

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