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The girl who stumped Obama

In our year-end special, Rediff.com looks at people who wrote the India story this year. Afsheen Irani, a Mumbai college student, asked the one question everyone wanted to ask the most powerful......

'We had been mentored to ask safe questions'

Over 100 college students in Mumbai interacted with President Obama at the St Xavier's College in Mumbai on Sunday.Rediff.com proudly brings you some first-hand accounts: Hena, Jaihind College:......

'The answers could have been better'

Rediff.com's Krishnakumar P was present at St Xavier's College when Mumbai collegians took on the most powerful man on the planet. First they welcomed him with an ovation befitting that of a......

When a young Xavierite put Obama in a spot

Rediff.com's Krishnakumar P quizzes the college student who briefly put President Obama in a spot at Sunday's townhall meeting. Romit Mehta, a third year economics student at St Xavier's College,......

Namaste and welcome to St Xavier's

Barack Obama will visit St Xavier's college, arguably Mumbai's best known college, on Sunday. Tilotamma Kaul takes us on a quick tour of the hallowed institution."I went to an Ivy League college in......

From farm support to CEOs: Obama to see it all

St Xavier's College ground has been converted into a village farm, with a display of tractors, irrigation piping and mobile refrigerators used for a cold chain storage. The makeshift village and......

Buy or take a house on rent: Which is better in Mumbai?

Every Mumbaikar's grouse is that he/she missed a chance of becoming a millionaire. "Ten years back, I was offered this flat in Bandra (or any area) for Rs 30 lakh only. But I thought it was too......

Return in shortest time not the best goal

When asked to choose an investment avenue, most people opt for the one promising the highest returns in the shortest time frame. But, returns need not be the only solution to investment. One......

Raju's 'social' orphan learns to manage on its own

Byrraju Foundation, the non-governmental organisation set up by Satyam Computer Services founder B Ramalinga Raju and his family, was left orphaned in January 2009. That was when the chairman......

Here's what our MPs will decide in Budget Session

Parliament met on Monday for the Budget Session, starting with the President's address. This session will likely focus on financial issues, other debates on important national issues, and......

'I don't want people to know me as Loy Mendonsa's daughter'

Alyssa Mendonsa is not the average college girl, doing her Bachelors of Art degree from Mumbai's St Xaviers' College. For starters, this 19-year old is the daughter of Loy......

Brilliant: Cop who first quizzed Kasab on 26/11 film

Assistant Commissioner of Police N R Mahale retired from the Mumbai police force last month.When 26/11 -- the attack by 10 terrorists in Mumbai on November 26, 2008 -- occurred, he was the senior......

When Karan Johar was the Student of the Year!

Karan Johar is busy promoting his film Student Of The Year, starring newcomers Alia Bhatt, Siddharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan.But the filmmaker was once a student of the year himself! That's a......

The Inspiration Behind Anurag Kashyap's Films

He's the face of revolution in Hindi cinema.  And with good reason. Even though none of Anurag Kashyap's films are known for breaking box-office records, considering most of the time they're......

Coming up, a unique short film

Have you ever felt lonely even though you're surrounded by people?If you've answered yes, you should probably watch first-time filmmaker Amit Mehra's short film called Ekanth.The 22-minute film......

Thrashings add to case for a slimmed-down Cup

Crushing defeats for Kenya and Canada on Sunday added two more reasons why the governing body has decided that the sport's showpiece World Cup should no longer be a place for cricket's cannon......

Paul the Octopus gets a memorial

Paul, the German octopus famous for correctly predicting each of Germany's 2010 World Cup matches, got his own permanent memorial three months after his death on Thursday. The Sea Life aquarium in......

Defiant Ponting vows to fight on past World Cup

Ricky Ponting has defiantly vowed to fight on as Australia's Test cricket captain despite facing the possibility of his third Ashes drubbing since taking over from Steve Waugh. Once an almost......
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Q. What was the question asked by the 19 year old Afsheen Irani, a student of St. Xavier's College Mumbai during a Meet the Students programme by the US President Mr B Obama on 07 Nov 10 leaving the most powerful person in the World speechless for about 15-20 seconds?
:  A. Why is Pakistan so important an ally to America so far as America has never called it a terrorist State? more

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Q. What has India achieved by Obama's Visit?
Sridhar:  A. A good brand name for St. Xavier's college and nothing much. Obama only came w/ a business wishlist and didn't talk about any major issue like...... more

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Q. Students of which college of Mumbai did Mr Barack Obama, President US interact with on 07 Nov 10?
Avtar Khalsa:  A. St Xavier College more

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Graceful And Charming Birthday Girl Lara Dutta Is A Rare Find

The ever beautiful, charming and graceful Lara Dutta celebrates her birthday today. A former supermodel-turned-actress, Lara Dutta is a cut above... ...

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64-year-old fights for Punjabi language, gets little support from political parties

Ploughing a lonely furrow: Mahinder Singh in Ludhiana. (Gurmeet Singh) With a banner in his hands demanding equal status for Punjabi language in... ...

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To Vote or Not to Vote, That is the Question

CommentsMUMBAI, /PRNewswire/ -- With polling in the largest democracy in the world already underway, a lot of us seem unsure about our choices. The... ...

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Shikast and other Epiphanies

Jussawalla at his home in Mumbai. (Photo: Pradip Das) Maps for a Mortal Moon: Essays and Entertainments by Adil Jussawalla Edited and introduced... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/entertainment-others/shikast-and-other-epiphanies/
'Close Encounters of the Architectural Kind' Starring India's Architect Legend Charles Correa

"The greatest satisfaction, I think, is when a building opens and the public possesses it and you cut the umbilical cord and you see it taking on... ...

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