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Panini's code: Indian PhD student cracks 2500-year-old Sanskrit puzzle

A grammatical problem which has defeated Sanskrit scholars since the 5th century BC has finally been solved by an Indian PhD student at the University of Cambridge, it emerged, as his thesis was......

What Savarkar Thought of Independence

Savarkar believed Swarajya is more than the mere geographical independence of a stretch of earth called India. There was no point in fighting and sacrificing one's life for a Swarajya (mere......

Why India is in a dubious list

This must be the first time in India's history that it has found itself bracketed with countries in a category which political scientists will not rate very highly if only because the group recalls......

'They chose Ram carefully'

'...by combining religious and political missions -- to destroy the Babri Masjid and establish Ram Rajya.''Hindutva was successful in creating synergy with the aspirations of devotees,' Dhirendra K......

2019 is India's Deng Xiaoping moment

'The return of India to its own civilisational values can never endanger freedoms as pluralism is the bedrock of our culture,' assert Lieutenant General Ashok Joshi (retd) and Colonel Anil A Athale......

Starbucks serves a local brew

Does a Wasabi Kothimbirwadi English Muffin ring a bell? Or a Puran Poli Danish make your mouth water? How about a Murg Tikka Panini? Before you conjure up the image of a gourmet restaurant churning......

More power to electricity commission

An old British jingle says, 'I am the parliamentary draftsman. I compose the country's laws. And of half of the litigation, I am undoubtedly the cause.' Even with the best of intentions, the......

Unravelling India's innovative streak

This was the high noon of the shortage economy. Necessity, the old cliche goes, is the mother of invention. That must make scarcity the father of innovation. India had to make do with very little,......

Coffee chains brew exotic flavours

Coffee retail chains are on a mission this winter to woo new customers and retain the old. Through improved menu and hot coffee offerings, they are tempting customers to spend more time at their......

The return of gobbledygook

Much of the current anxiety in the stock markets revolves around the doctrine of "constructive ambiguity" that the United Progressive Alliance government finds imperative to follow. A phrase......

'Dilip Kumar carried off the rustic look so effectively in Ganga Jumna'

In his long career, Dilip Kumar has given us a wide range of brilliant movies, and each of us have our own favourites. As we celebrate his 92nd birthday today, we asked members of the film......

Milenge Milenge is a tedious watch

Sukanya Verma Reviews Milenge MilengeLong, long ago when Shahid Kapoor hadn't beefed up his Kaminey body and Kareena Kapoor was oblivious to size zero, producer Boney Kapoor and director Satish......

In land of Maradona and Messi, fans jostle for World Cup stickers

IMAGE: A woman holds soccer World Cup stickers in a street shop at Parque Rivadavia in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Tuesday. Photograph: Agustin Marcarian/Reuters In convenience stores around......

Have you got your Footbal World Cup stickers?

The World Cup is around the corner and millions of fans are putting down their iPads to collect and trade soccer stickers, a decades-old hobby that has defied the digital age. - Football World Cup......

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Coming to India and making

Success in manufacturing is not just about being cheap - cheap labour, cheap land, cheap power...
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