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How star-power plays out on the streets of Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu, the alternative to one Dravidian party has been another, and for one actor-politician CM, there is another. Their initial popularity may owe to their filmi charisma, but their......

Tamil mood simmers yet again thanks to Lanka

The Sri Lankan cartoon faux pas has revived the slackening pan-Tamil mood in Tamil Nadu, says N Sathiya Moorthy. In what could be seen as inexplicable and disproportionate over-reaction to a Sri......

Why Jayalalithaa gave Modi's swearing-in a miss

The presence of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was not the only reason why Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa stayed away from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in......

Why Rajnikanth may not swing votes Modi's way

Not having launched a political party, Rajni now has his fans spread across various political parties in the state. They vote for different political parties and candidates, depending on issues and......

Harvest of Modi's personality cult has yet to be reaped

'Narendrabhai is India and India is Narendrabhai.' Is this the chorus that will greet us a few years hence, asks Vivek Dehejia. The great Italian political philosopher Antonio Gramsci wrote in his......

What you may not know about Facebook founder

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is not an easy man to get hold of unless your name is Oprah Winfrey. So we thought we'd ask the newly-recruited Facebook India team for a firsthand account of their boss.......

Entire text of finance minister's Budget Speech

Budget 2010-11 provided considerable relief to income tax payers by raising the slabs at two levels but hiked the central excise duty on non-petroleum products across the board from 8 to 10 per......

I see Infosys as an agent of change: Nilekani

Rumour mills did the rounds of Indian IT industry when Nandan M Nilekani recently stepped down as the Infosys CEO.What made him relinquishthe postin favour of S Gopalakrishnan?Have problems started......

How Keki Gharda stunned the MNC giants

Once upon a time he used to bite pens. Now he fidgets with a knife in a cramped office lined up to the ceiling with books that range from Game Theory to the history of the Roman Empire to polymer......

Thomson eyes India's entertainment pie

Consumer electronics major Thomson is scouting for Indian partners through which to enter the post-production business in the country's entertainment market, said Olivier Lafaye, president of its......

'I've not met a star as simple as Rajinikanth'

Naman Ramachandran is steeped in the world of cinema being writer, film critic and film consultant. A trustee of the Satyajit Ray Foundation, London, and a founder-member of the London Indian......

Chiru's nephew to debut

Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Telugu cinema, right here! Another kid from the Chiranjeevi family is entering the film world. After Chiru, Pawan Kalyan and Ram Charan Tej,......

Amitabh to campaign against AIDS

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has appointed Amitabh Bachchan as a 46664 Special Ambassador of India, to lead a worldwide campaign against AIDS.Mandela Foundation Chief Executive John Samuel......

Postcards from the Sundance film festival

The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra's Masterchef and Oscar and Emmy winner Megan Mylan's After My Garden Grows were among five films that won grants from the Sundance Institute and the Bill &......

'There is a lot in common between Gandhi and Mandela'

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom is getting an emotional response in theatres. Rediff.com Arthur J Pais reports from New York City. If you are eager to find out more about Nelson Mandela's incredible......

India to play at Centurion

India to play againat World Cup 2003 venueMohammad Kaif, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan will be in South Africa once again, this time to play in the International Indian Film Academycharity......

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Q. Why so much media attention for the costliest house in India built by Mukesh Ambani? Your views?
:  A. Antilla is the new house of Mukesh Ambani. This house break the record for most expensive house in the world. This is the first home in the world...... more

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Q. what is neville tuli\'s contribution to Indian arts?
Good Citizen:  A. Neville Tuli is an Indian writer, art connoisseur and founder member of the annual Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema, which started...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-neville-tulis-contribution-to-indian-arts/18371275/answers/15101896

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Q. Which movie won the Academy Award in the year 2006 under Best Picture Category?
Gaurav Vyas:  A. The Departed won the Academy Award for the year 2006. The movie was directed by Martin Scorsese, he is the founder of World Cinema Foundation and...... more

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minnie
Q. Gandhi nagar is famous for what?
Minnie:  A.  1. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) 2. DA-IICT, Gandhinagar 3. Akshardham Complex, Gandhinagar 4. Infocity 5....... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/gandhi-nagar-is-famous-for-what/7571811/answers/1133071

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Q. Why the people are mad after ther the stars when it is very clear that even the top stars like Amitabh Bachhan has done nothing for the society. He is mere a worker who gets his money for the work he renders.
Seetal Rani:  A. His International honours and recognitionsIn July of 1999, Amitabh Bachchan was named the "Greatest Star of the Millennium" by BBC online poll...... more

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'I'm always looking for solutions'

I came home from an Oscar to a grand rejection, Megan Mylan declares with a laugh. We look astounded as the 45-year-old American documentary... ...

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past Forward

India has been rather slow in preserving the inherited wealth of audiovisual material. Despite the lack of overall support, a few concerned... ...

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Lines of control

Borders and boundaries, hitherto confined as categories of analysis to the study of political geography, are now objects of interest within several... ...

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Reality is messy

Comment · print · T T T+· T- Special Arrangement A still from "After my garden grows" Special Arrangement Documentary filmmaker Megan... ...

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Shivendra Singh Dungarpur

Last year's centenary celebrations of Indian cinema were definitely hard to miss. Yet, much as one wished to celebrate the 100-year-old history of... ...

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