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The tragedy of being Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila, the iconic activist who had not eaten a morsel for 16 years in protest against alleged army atrocities in Manipur, ended her epic fast on Tuesday. After 16 long years, she is ready......

Men who were HANGED for their deeds

1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon was hanged at the Nagpur Central Jail following a day of intense court room action and an unprecedented night-long legal proceeding that saw the Supreme......

Playing the alliance game

Nobody should be surprised if the Congress-led alliance at the Centre now makes favourable policy overtures to Naveen Patnaik also, like it has done for Nitish Kumar and Mamata Banerjee, in the......

Alliance reality dawns on Congress

The change in the Congress's approach to alliance politics is a sign as much of the party's growing recognition of the rise of regional forces as of India's evolving polity, says A K Bhattacharya......

The tragedy of being Irom Sharmila

The Iron Lady of Manipur, who has been on hunger strike for 11 years against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, is an ordinary woman fighting an extraordinary struggle, finds Sumit Bhattacharya.......

Modi@2: Has the economy improved?

One, the Modi government must learn the art of expectations management; Two, it must recognise the increasing power of the states, states AK Bhattacharya, Editor, Business Standard The Narendra......

Budget 2016: 6 takeaways, 1 lesson

  Budget was a master stroke because by sticking to these numbers Mr Jaitley addressed the concerns of the most vocal and influential sections, says AK Bhattacharya, Editor, Business Standard......

Jaitley and his team deserve compliments

Unlike in past years, when policymakers were tight-lipped on Budgetary issues as early as from the end of December, this year it seemed glasnost over the Budget exercise had arrived, notes AK......

Why it is necessary to have a Cabinet panel on exports

  If the Make in India campaign is to succeed, more attention needs to be focused on what is ailing the country’s exports sector, rues AK Bhattacharya, Editor, Business Standard The......

Few bold steps that ONGC took to beat private players

ONGC is a pioneer in India in the field of exploration and production of oil and gas. But once these areas were thrown open to the private sector, it chose to concede the leadership position to the......

Aamir Khan's TOP 55 SONGS!

What more can one say about Aamir Khan?  He's the A to Z of awesomeness whose perfectionist ways, enormous talent and eye for successful scripts has made him a darling of cinephiles for over......

Meet the Latecomers of Bollywood!

It's never too late to start your career in Bollywood. Age is no bar for actor. Some like Rishi Kapoor, Padmini Kolhapure and Alia Bhatt began their career in Bollywood so early, they......

'Rahim Chacha' takes final bow two years short of 100

Once hailed as the 'uncrowned king of theatre', Hangal was not very keen to join films but ended up playing roles of the loving father or grandfather and doting servant of Bollywood with elan. He......

'Paheli is a simple, loveable film'

Think of Amol Palekar and you immediately visualise a Hrishikesh Mukherjee/Basu Bhattacharya worldwith Utpal Dutt and soothing music. But as Palekar keeps reminding you, he is an "actor by......

'A bad patch can't be for 2-3 yrs'

Readers respond to former India cricketers' comments on Sourav Ganguly.------------------RiteshGive the guy a break!!!!He is not god but only human who has, by all means, surpassed expectations as......

Readers wishes to John Wright

Name:Arun Ramanan Message:Wish you happy and great life and a long sting with the Indian time and helping them achive great heights. May God allways be with you. Name:Arun Ramanan Message:Wish you......

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