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India has Reason To Worry about Taliban

India is worried about Pakistan getting the Taliban to ignite trouble in Kashmir, observes Ramesh Menon. IMAGE: Talibs at Kabul airport, September 2, 2021. Photograph: Reuters   The anxiety......

India Sitting on COVID Time Bomb

Whether the third wave will ravage us depends on the pace of vaccinations, careful and calibrated opening up of establishments, and a strategy to contain the spread in specific states or pockets,......

Modi's 7 years: Lost Opportunity for India

Seven years is a long time for any of Modi's promised actions to show up.If voters are angry and cynical today, it is because the rhetoric stings, argues Ramesh Menon.All Illustrations: Uttam......

How India botched up its war against COVID-19

India is in the midst of its biggest crisis since Independence.It is a national emergency and begs to be dealt with.Politics can wait. Lives need to be saved.We need to vaccinate India at a pace......

Migrant workers struggle to survive as pandemic rages

It took a lockdown for us in India to even recognise that the plight of migrants needs to be addressed.They were faceless and unrecognised.They were unappreciated and even hounded.They were poorly......

BigBasket co-founder Abhinay Choudhari plans to build new business

Now, Choudhari, along with few others, is entering into the online laundry segment, which was at its peak in 2014-16 but lost steam as companies could not scale their operations. BigBasket......

Eminent economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia passes away

Her research was focused on urban development, macro-economic reforms, industrial development, and social sector development issues in India. Eminent economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia, a recipient......

The day K P Singh wanted to sell DLF for 26 lakh

Persuaded not to sell that day in January 1975, DLF today has assets of over Rs 52,237 crore and a net worth of around Rs 40,000 crore.Ramesh Menon, K P Singh's biographer, reveals more. IMAGE:......

Brokerages face Sebi fire in NSEL scam

  Market regulator asks third-party auditors to conduct forensic audit as brokers’ order books don’t tally with those of the exchange The Securities and Exchange Board of India......

Thomas Cook, Sterling Holiday announce Rs 870-crore merger

Travel firm Thomas Cook (India) Ltd on Saturday announced a merger with Sterling Holiday Resorts India in a Rs 870-crore (Rs 8.7 billion) part-equity, part-cash deal to be executed in multiple......

When Dilip Kumar almost got arrested

Malavika Sangghvi gives us fascinating glimpses from Dilip Kumar's life. This article was first published on Rediff.com December 10, 2012. In the early '80s, my mother and I were holidaying in Goa......

This is Tabu's FAVOURITE role!

No, it's not Andhadun or De De Pyaar De.Though the latter, she says, 'has so many elements such as relationships, fun, humour, tears, complications...' Photograph: Kind courtesy Tabu/Instagram Did......

12 AMAZING Political Movies

Politics is in the air, and in the movies. Audiences love escapist fare. Not too many films depicting the dismal state of India find takers. Fortunately, there are film-makers willing to look......

Neetu Chandra, Kay Kay at Raees actor's prayer meet

Colleagues pay homage to Narendra Jha. Actor Narendra Jha died suddenly on March 14. The actor, who was a part of Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil, Shah Rukh Khan's Raees and Shahid Kapoor's Haider, was......

Super-Filmi Week: Ranveer's scarface, Sri's commitment!

Sridevi's amazing dedication, Ranveer Singh's Scarface, Ranbir-Alia on nepotism and more in Sukanya Verma's emotionally charged Super Filmi week. Monday Some actors can't shrug off that 'rather be......

Cricket Buzz: Sangakkara is first non-British MCC president

IMAGE: Children watch the match with MCC president Kumar Sangakarra. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for MCC Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara, on Tuesday, took charge as......

'Djokovic's particpation tilts the balance in Serbia's favour'

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot at the US Open. Photograph: Ray Stubblebine/Reuters India's Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali feels that although world No 1 Novak......

India-Indonesia Davis Cup tie to be played under lights

In a first of its kind, the three-day Asia Oceania Davis Cup tie between India and Indonesia will be played under lights from April 5 to 7 at the KSLTA Tennis Stadium in Bangalore. The decision to......

Ashes: Strauss salutes team for 'outstanding' tour

Captain Andrew Strauss saluted his players for an "outstanding" tour after England completed a crushing innings and 83-run victory on Friday to win their first Ashes series on Australian soil in 24......

Lee-Hesh may team up together for one final time

It's a story of a partnership that ensured Indian tennis a brief period of glory before it went awry. Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi joined forces in the mid-90s, peaked in 1999 - winning two......

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