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Ruskin Bond: If I can't write, I might as well be dead

'I like the thought that I am competing successfully with writers much younger than me,' says Ruskin Bond. Ruskin Bond, the writer of over 130 books, at his home in Landour.Photograph: Seema......

UK: Cautious response to 'Mahatma Gandhi Marg'

An appeal by a US-based Gandhi Monument Council to name streets in UK towns after Mahatma Gandhi has received cautious response in Leicester, the city widely considered to be a 'Little India'. The......

Sanskrit mantras in church on Thanksgiving

Recitations from ancient Hindu scriptures reverberated in a Christian church in Nevada on the occasion of Thanksgiving eve service. Thanksgiving is a major national holiday in the United States......

US: Verses from Gita recited at Bishop's funeral

In a unique expression of inter-faith harmony, verses from ancient Hindu scriptures -- Rig-Veda, Upanishad and Bhagavad Gita -- and Quran were recited at the funeral service of a prominent......

US: Interfaith panel to push for Gandhi monument

An interfaith committee has been formed in the US state of Nevada to push for the building of a monument in honour of Mahatma Gandhi in the capital and erection of his statues in two other cities.......

Why was this billionaire arrested?

It is not every day that one of the planet's richest men is arrested by his government. IMAGE: Saudi Prince Al-Waleed arrives at the presidential palace in Kabul to meet then Afghan president......

Why service apartments are in demand

With the economy booming and IT and ITeS sectors being in demand, a growing number of expat professionals are packing their bags to kickstart and oversee business operations in India. And this is......

These hotels have a story to tell

Besides being well-known global citizens, what is common between George Bernard Shaw, Irving Stone, Barbara Cartland, Margaret Thatcher, Prince Charles and Jacqueline Onassis? They have all stayed......

How to be a good CEO

What can a CEO do to improve organisational performance when you cannot hire and fire? Not much, most would say. Yet Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Director General, Council of Scientific and......

Travelling? Serviced apartments are cheaper!

Consider this: A 400 sq ft Taj Club double room costs around Rs 18,000 a day and a two-room (450 sq ft) suite Rs 22,000 a day.The 1,700 sq ft presidential suite can make your pocket lighter by a......

The stars remember Ismail Merchant

On May 25, 2005, filmmaker Ismail Merchant died suddenly in a hospital in London.A year later, his friends and colleagues gathered in New York City's Florence Gould Hall to honour his memory. It......

Brazil great Pele collapses with exhaustion

IMAGE: File Photo of Pele during 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters Brazilian soccer great Pele has collapsed with exhaustion and been forced to cancel a long-planned......

Zurich chess challenge: Anand draws with Caruana

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand opened his account after signing peace with Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the third round of Zurich chess challenge now underway in Zurich at the Savoy.......

New challenge for Viswanathan Anand in Zurich

Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand will find himself in the unfamiliar position of starting as the lowest-ranked player when he takes on a tough field in his first Classical tournament since losing......

London's premier hotel celebrates Olympics with pastries

The Savoy hotel in London is celebrating the Olympic Games in style. It is preparing pastries, savouries and cup cakes for an Olympic-themed charity. All the money earned after......

F1 float may finally get off grid

Plans to float Formula One may finally get the green light in the coming weeks, a proposed listing in Singapore giving investors a chance to buy a chunk of the business behind the high-speed motor......
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