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Why Great Men Worship Light of Asia

Count among The Light of Asia's many, many admirers over 132 years: Gandhi, Tagore, Vivekananda, Nehru and Ambedkar, Tolstoy and Kipling, Yeats and Eliot, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev and C V......

Subramanian Swamy: China, India must cease hostilities

The onus today is on China, but it also requires a little diplomatic finesse from India, backed by a modernised armed force, argues BJP MP Subramanian Swamy in this excerpt from his new book,......

'For 1,400 years India led the world in science'

'Indian science was perhaps more rational than the European science of the time.''Nobody tried or convicted Aryabhata just because he said Rahu-Ketu is nonsense.''Some Indians take the extreme view......

So long, Nemai Ghosh; Goodbye, Satish Gujral

Nemaida's misfortune in life was to be known as Satyajit Ray's 'Boswell'; History will remember Satish Gujral as a renaissance man whose imprint over New Delhi is huge.Kishore Singh salutes two......

'The People of India are batting for the Idea of India'

'The people of India have not only challenged the ruling dispensation with the Constitution, they have also opened the eyes of the leadership that sits in the Opposition.' IMAGE: A protest against......

Farewell, AVR

One of the finest minds on foreign exchange management, monetary and fiscal policies, on debt and currency markets, on bank management and governance, and indeed on almost every aspect of modern......

Changing your brand logo? Few things that can make or kill business

Is your new logo doing more harm than good? Here's a look at the issues that could potentially derail a redesign exercise, and how to get around them. Image: A wrong strategy can derail a redesign......

Connaught Place has something for everyone!

Once in decline, the central Delhi landmark is buzzing with new restaurants, cafés and public events. Image: Connaught Place, New Delhi. Photograph: Reuters Walking through the colonnades......

Some interesting trivia on loans

Lending has been around for a long time in human civilisation. Though the exact origin of loans is not known, it can be inferred from our scriptures and ancient writings that it has been around for......

Outlook for markets in 2009

After enjoying three years of nearly 35 per cent plus returns, investors burnt their fingers as the Nifty plunged over 50 per cent in 2008, making it one of the worst years in market history. The......

Soumitra Chatterjee and the inheritance of loss

The passing of Satyajit Ray's renaissance man feels like the snapping of the last connection with a generation that built a nation and defined grace while facing everything life had to throw at......

Rituparno Ghosh: The man behind the revival of Bengali cinema

After Satyajit Ray died and Mrinal Sen retired, Bengali cinema was no longer what it used to be -- until Rituparno Ghosh triggered its revival. Rituparno Ghosh, the auteur who brought the Bengali......

Reader's take on Saawariya

I've relocated. Bed 7, Ward 12, Wockhardt, Cunningham road. Fun Cinemas? A block away. Emergency, it seems. I was told, when I regained consciousness, that I had poisoned myself. I'm trying to......

Seven things Harry Potter fans didn't notice

With J K Rowling declaring recently that the headmaster of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in her hugely popular Harry Potter series, Albus Dumbledore, is gay, a thousand analysts......

New York mourns end of an era

Mortality never fails to take us by surprise.A few months before his next film was due to release, the passing of filmmaker Ismail Merchant -- likely the most recognised Indian name in the world of......

COVID-19 missteps topple Sandpaper-gate survivor Roberts

IMAGE: Cricket Australia announced Kevin Roberts' resignation with immediate effect on Tuesday. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images Friends in high places may have enabled Kevin Roberts'......

Kevin Pietersen's Pataudi Memorial Lecture: Full Text

Full text of Kevin Pieterse's Pataudi Memorial Lecture in Bengaluru IMAGE:  Kevin Pietersen during the 6th M.A.K. Pataudi Memorial Lecture and BCCI Awards.Photograph: BCCI Office bearers,......

Will ISL inspire youth to take up football as career?

IMAGE: Nita Ambani said that ISL had ‘rekindled’ love for the beautiful game in India The ISL 2017 witnessed a spike of over 103 per cent in domestic players' salary as compared to the......

Prem Panicker: If I was Dhoni, I'd bowl first at the MCG vs Bangladesh

The best eight teams in World Cup 2015 are ready to face off for the cricketing world’s top honours. Who will scale the summit on March 29 at the MCG? - Predict your FOUR World Cup......

Football World Cup: Meet the men at the helm

Though they don't take the field or even kick a ball, the coach is an important part of a football team. Strategies, counter-strategies, team formations, game plans and mostly everything......

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