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'Independence came early because of the Naval Mutiny'

'These naval sailors should have been given due respect as freedom fighters.''February 18, 1946 should be as important as January 26 because that date changed everything.' Illustrations: Dominic......

Why Jyotiraditya fell out with the Gandhis

In some ways, Jyotiraditya parting ways with the Gandhis was similar to the saga of the Gandhis and the Bachchans, largely a story of friendship that turned sour.A fascinating excerpt from Rasheed......

Guru Nanak's Odysseys

After several years of travelling, Guru Nanak settled down at Kartarpur as a farmer.His followers were the first Sikhs of an order that was to prevail for many years to come.A fascinating excerpt......

Will anything come out of AgustaWestland investigation?

Christian Michel's investigation in New Delhi has revealed nothing substantial, contrary to the expectations of the prime minister and the media hype.A fascinating excerpt from Raju Santhanam's The......

Kargil: 'This war will remain with us a long time'

'There will be no more lapses in vigil. Not for the men who will now have to guard these frozen heights.'We now have to sit on these peaks all through the year, come winter, summer, rain or......

Jugaad An Insult To Indian Innovation?

'When resources are few; when frugality demands repairing a broken thing rather than replacing it with a brand new and expensive option, enterprising commoners in rural and urban India improvise on......

Arrest of a Banker

On June 20, 2018, Ravindra Prabhakar Marathe, MD and CEO of the Bank of Maharashtra, was greeted by four police officers when he returned home after his yoga class and vegetable shopping.Marathe......

Big bucks? Authors too are getting them

Authors have finally started making news in India, with the size of their book advances and not just their books themselves. Ramachandra Guha had publishers vying to offer him upwards of a crore of......

Google Book Search seeking partners in India

Google Book Search is on a partnership drive with Indian publishers, seeking to put their titles on to its search platform where they can be browsed through by surfers.Having recently tied up with......

Can the Kamasutra be patented?

Love, as the saying goes, knows no boundaries. And neither do books on love, as we are about to find out.Kamasutra, the fourth century ancient Indian work, compiled by sage Vatsyayana, is an......

And the BEST part of an item song is...

'Her short black choli with a deep cut-out back and multi-coloured pom-poms became quite a sensation. It was clearly meant to draw your attention to Kareena's perfect figure.' Costumes play an......

When Om Puri deserved an Oscar

'I started learning to pull a rickshaw from two regular rickshaw-pullers.' 'Once I stopped at a roadside tea-stall to have a cup of tea.''It was early morning and two elderly customers were......

PIX: Bachchans get together with Amjad Ali Khan

Amitabh Bachchan released a book that sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan had penned on his late father Hafiz Ali Khan, on December 13 at a suburban hotel in Mumbai. Titled My Father, Our......

Imran-Sonam, another SRK-Kajol in the making?

Sukanya Verma reviews I Hate Luv Storys. Chemistry is a phenomenal element. Its beguiling mystique and extraordinary body is all the more fascinating when it unfolds through a rare, fruitful......

When Om Puri deserved an Oscar

Om Puri's biography, Unlikely Hero, offers an exclusive glimpse into his life -- his struggles and anxieties, highs and lows. Written by his wife Nandita Puri, the book has a chapter......

'There was no one like Bishan paaji'

'I have seen Bishan paaji get worked up when he felt the game was losing its character because of some individual.' IMAGE: Bishan Singh Bedi in action, August 2, 1971. Photograph: Dennis......

When Bishan Bedi cooked dinner for Pakistan cricketers!

IMAGE: Former India players Bishan Singh Bedi and Gundappa Vishwanath. Photograph: BCCI Bishan Singh Bedi once invited Pakistani cricketers Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, Mudassar Nazar and others......

Commentary with Sunny, Ravi, Harsha: Alan Wilkins reveals all

'Sunny Gavaskar is very mischievous, Harsha Bhogle is like a schoolboy,' sports broadcaster Alan Wilkins tells Rediff.com/Norma Godinho in an exclusive interview. IMAGE: Alan Wilkins, right,......

'If Test cricket has to survive, it has to embrace change'

'T20 cricket is popular because everything is faster and people want things quicker.''Test cricket is going to battle, but I would like to think that it is going to be around and stay around......

'Cricket needs to wake up. But how?'

'Put cricket, first and foremost, at the centre of every decision you take.''The bottom line must always be the sport that we love.'Rahul Dravid as eloquent as always in his M A K Pataudi Memorial......
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