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Is India still the 'slumdog' for the West?

SlumDog Millionaire has won over the Western audiences with its 'fairy tale in a Mumbai slum' storyline but back home the film has opened up a heated debate about the stereotyped representation of......

'David Headley has a very deep-felt hatred for India'

'If the radical Islamic movement had been largely peaceful, Headley would have probably found another way to ensure real life excitement.''But I really do believe that his relationship with radical......

The Congress is dying because its Team-B is rebelling

The Congress has become two distinct parties, one of the durbar, the other of the field and if they keep drifting apart, death is a certainty, says Shekhar Gupta. What if we contested the growingly......

'They respect each other as doers and not talkers'

'You can see that at a personal level, they really connected.'Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com reports from Washington, DC. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Barack Obama covered a......

The incredible women of Bharat

Sanjeev Nayyar travels across India from Barmer to Arunachal to Mahabalipuram, and comes back both humbled and impressed with the women he interacted with through his journey. These, are his......

The story of West Bengal's dismal industrial performance

A policy-related problem that urgently needs to be redressed is the ‘miniaturisation’ of projects, notes Ashok K Lahiri. Image: Miniaturisation will not work for industry and......

Delayed monsoon: Cheer for some, bad news for FMCG

Sales of refrigerators were higher this year versus last year. Anirudh Dhoot, director, Videocon Industries, is a happy man these days. He says the 2016 summer season has been the best in three......

Bullish predictions on India's growth story

The long-term growth perspective or potential for India is one of the highest in the Asia Pacific region.     India will remain one of the strongest growth stories in the Asia Pacific......

From an industrial hub to a model village: Nandigram's success story

From an industrial hub as envisaged by the Left regime, Nandigram today is a conglomeration of model villages fenced by its greenery. Image: Nandigram transforms into a model village. Photograph:......

Much hyped 'Gujarat Model' has failed both farmers and labourers

Farmers’ protests against Tata Motors’ factory in West Bengal in 2008 had forced the company to relocate its plant to ‘industry-friendly’ Gujarat.  Image: Contract......

Sound Of Music director dead

Robert Wise, director of Hollywood musicals like West Side Story (1961) and The Sound Of Music (1965), died at his Los Angeles home, an official of the San Sebastian Film Festival said on......

'I get really ridiculous scripts'

'I don't care about how people are used to seeing me -- that is their problem. They make little compartments in their heads and they want to fit everybody into that, but I don't really abide by......

'Baahubali 2 is better than the first because there is more drama'

'There will not be another Baahubali in this country.' Rana Daggubati gives us a sneak peek into the much-awaited sequel. The second part of SS Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali is in its last......

'I have never beaten Aishwarya'

'One November night in 2001, Salman reached Aishwarya's apartment in a fit of fury. Eyewitnesses say he kept banging the door of her 17th floor apartment for hours.''Some say he even threatened to......

When Irrfan wanted to be killed off

The gulf between Hindi cinema's finest current actor and his contemporaries widens with each film. But even Irrfan Khan, in Mick Jagger's words, can't always get what he wants. Raja Sen tells us......

Deported from New Zealand, Windies cricketer Rose tells his story

IMAGE: Former West Indies fast bowler Franklin Rose shows despair. Photograph: Ross Setford/Getty Images. Former West Indies cricketer Franklyn Rose says he faced racial injustice in New Zealand......

Zlatan tight-lipped about future at Sweden training camp

IMAGE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden in action. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images. Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has remained tight-lipped about his future at club and international......

Leicester's fairytale: From impending doom to glorious resurrection

IMAGE: Leicester City players celebrate after winning the titile following a draw played out between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in their Premier League match on Monday. Photograph: Leicester......

IPL 9: Delhi Daredevils host Gujarat Lions in a clash for supremacy

IMAGE: Delhi Daredevils captain Zaheer Khan celebrates with his teammates. Photograph: BCCI. It will be a test of character and battle for supremacy when Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions, two......

Sammy hits out at Mark Nicholas for 'short of brains' remark

'How could you describe people with 'no brains'? Animals got brains. We're not an object.' 'To describe our team who were defending champions four years ago as we guys with no brains is really out......
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The Captives of Kashmir

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‘Voice of justice’ Mahasweta Devi dies

Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi, who served as the voice of the marginalised and oppressed, passed away on Thursday after... ...

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Singer Marni Nixon dead at 86

Marni Nixon, who gained fame as a "ghost singer" for stars like Deborah Kerr in "The King and I", Natalie Wood in "West Side Story" and Audrey... ...

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'David Headley has a very deep-felt hatred for India'

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