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The king who shunned glamour
'Simplicity was very much a hallmark of the Kerala lifestyle those days.' IMAGE: The last maharaja of Travancore as the chief scout. All photographs: Kind courtesy History Liberated: The Sree......
Measuring Muslim Decline
'In the Middle Ages, when Muslims were around 15 per cent of the population of the world, they accounted, according to one estimate, for 90 per cent of scientific advancements.''And today, when......
Balasaheb Thackeray: An unending journey to eternity
He challenged the establishment in many unconventional ways. His style was unique. He was a great orator, prolific writer, stupendous organiser, a fearless leader, an extremely gracious host and......
Latest Iraq blast targets Shia mosque
A suicide car bomber hit worshippers leaving a Shia mosque in the town of Tuz Khormato shortly after midday prayers on Friday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 21 others, police said.The......
2G scam: 'It was daylight robbery'
The 2G spectrum scam cost the exchequer Rs 176,000 crore (Rs 1,760 billion). Following the expose, one minister has lost his job while numerous journalists have had their credibility questioned.......
Invested in stocks? Book profits regularly
Want to plan your finances, yet don't know how to go about it? Do the varied products in the market leave you totally confused? You keep stalling your investment plans as you are too nervous to......
UAE bans import of birds from India
The United Arab Emirates has enforced a temporary ban on imports of all kinds of birds from India after bird flu was detected there.Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Minister of Environment and Waters, said......
UAE lifts ban on Indian poultry products
The United Arab Emirates has lifted a ban on import of eggs and other poultry products from India. Minister for environment and water Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi has issued an administrative decree......
Soumitra Chatterjee: I don't have much faith in awards
'No other actor in India was as lucky as me,' Soumitra Chatterjee tells Indrani Roy/ Rediff.com The brilliant actor Soumitra Chatterjee turns 80 today, January 19. On this occasion, we......
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