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Britain finally discovers how the Raj hurt India

Unlike the Germans, Britons began to face the hard truths about their colonial empire only recently, says Kanika Datta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com It has taken a little under seven......

Oscar-winning author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies

Writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who won an Oscar as well as Booker prize and lived in India for more than two decades, died in the United States on Wednesday. Jhabvala, 85, breathed her last at her......

Harish Khare appointed PM's media advisor

Dr Harish Khare has been appointed media advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Dr Khare, 63, political editor of The Hindu newspaper, is also chairman of the Rajya Sabha's media advisory......

India, Merchant-Ivory and the Oscars

Making her film debut with The Householder, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala wrote more screenplays than novels, winning two Oscars -- for A Room with a View and Howards End.She kept her distance from the film......

No Sir! The Oscars weren't boring at all!

'The way the winners react and the speeches they deliver.''That is where the fun happens, when the actors and other winners let down their guard, challenge the system, talk about issues that should......

'We all have stories to tell and projects we need financed'

Keeping it short and so sweet at the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Host Jimmy Kimmel may have made sure the speeches remained short this year -- the shortest speech would win a Kawasaki jet......

Shashi Kapoor: Four Amazing Decades

Sukanya Verma presents the changing faces of Shashi Kapoor. A face as gorgeous as Shashi Kapoor's is what makes us look at cinema as magic and dream. What he made us realise is beauty without soul......

A Shashi Kapoor movie you must see

Shakespeare Wallah had been out of circulation for a long time, but a restored version of the film opened in New York on November 10.It will travel after that to other cities in the US and......

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