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He told the middle class not only to become talkers, but doers

'... That they should emerge as role-models to be emulated by the fellow countrymen; and that the middle classes should not stick only to hate-filled and scornful criticism and condemnation against......

The IAF Air Warrior Skydiver Who Made History

'I have only one life and that is enough.' IMAGE: Group Captain Kamal Singh Oberh skydiving a few days before retirement from the Indian Air Force. All photographs: Kind courtesy Captain Kamal......

Why he wants to track humankind's journey around the world

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Salopek is on an intercontinental journey of 24,000 miles, tracing humankind's movement out of Africa right down to South America.Nikita Puri traces his passage......

The American who caught Gandhiji's killer

In the shock after Nathuram Godse murdered Mahatma Gandhi that January evening 72 years ago today, a young American diplomat rushed to capture the assassin.Vaihayasi Pande Daniel traces the......

How the Mughals changed India

'It was the Mughals who first established standard units of measurement and maintained offices of meticulous record keepers and auditors, departing from the more haphazard methods of earlier......

What digital start-ups can do, and cannot do

Technology infrastructure solves many problems, but it cannot build roads or bridges and provide clean water. However, such activities are essential for human progress, and their creation provides......

Tourism sector looks up to CW Games

Terror threat, swine flu scare and hike in air fares hit the tourism sector hard in 2009 with number of foreigners visiting the country dropping by over six per cent but the tourism ministry is now......

NGC Network plans 4 new channels

After a decade-long presence in the country, National Geographic Channel (NGC) India, part of the NGC Network, is set to add four new channels including Nat GeoWild, Nat Geo Adventure, Nat Geo......

Globalisation dates back centuries, says book

The journey of an iPod music player designed in California, assembled in China and delivered at the doorstep of an Indian living in New Haven via an American courier company probably exemplifies......

Ways to market tourism

India receives three million foreign tourists a year while a small country like Thailand, with much more limited geographic and historical attraction, receives more than three times that number and......

Lootcase review

'A whole lot of faffing around happens from the time Lootcase sets up its amusing premise and concludes it in a manner typical of its genre.''But the actors are such effortless fits for their......

Review: Even Vidya Balan cannot rescue Begum Jaan's loud, empty feminism

In its preoccupation with drama, Begum Jaan neglects to reveal its soul, feels Sukanya Verma. The truth of Partition is stained with blood and brutality. One that burnt homes, took lives and......

'I am very fond of snakes and crocodiles'

'I am the strongest contender of Khatron Ke Khiladi,' Harshad Arora tells Rajul Hegde/ Rediff.com  Beintehaa actor Harshad Arora recently wrapped up his soap, and joined the contestants......

The beautiful story of Lady Ganga

With her final act, paddleboarding from Rishikesh to Varanasi during the last months of her battle with cancer, Michele Baldwin fought for the promise of life. Filmmaker Frederic Lumiere tells......

When being mean is in

It's logical, practical and perfectly sane to not desire a rotten tomato in your carefully picked purchase. Unfortunately, Indian television isn't even as smart as doing grocery. It's, in fact,......

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