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No need to lose heart: Leaders rally round ISRO

Words of praise and encouragement poured in for Indian Space Research Organisation from leaders across the political spectrum as they asked it not to be disheartened following the Chandrayaan-2......

Jeet Thayil on International Booker Prize judging panel

Award-winning Indian author Jeet Thayil will make up a five-member judging panel for the 2020 International Booker Prize, the world's leading literary award for translated fiction announced in......

'Urdu writers don't want to get into trouble'

'They will talk about secularism, but communalism -- they just won't say there exists such a beast.''It's harmful for society to brush it under the carpet.''If we talk about secularism, we must......

The artist behind India's biggest art show

How did Sudarshan Shetty, curator of the Kochi Muziris Biennale, decide what gets to be part of the show and what doesn't?Anjuli Bhargava finds out. IMAGE: Sudarshan Shetty, curator and artistic......

Must read: A Hindu's battle to preserve Urdu!

In four years, Rekhta has become the largest online repository for Urdu poetry and literature in the world, says Veenu Sandhu.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The lawns of the Indira......

Meet the Harvard grads who offer a novel way to teach students

With Xseed, a for-profit start-up, teachers are reskilling themselves and offering a route out of rote to children in schools. Image: Ashish Nagpal, founder of Xseed says his teaching modules are......

UNFORGETTABLE Opening Movie Scenes

Sukanya Verma offers some amazing opening scenes in Hindi films that fuels an excitement for what happens next. Well begun is half done. A smashing opening sequence can effectively set the tone for......

Is Nayattu anti-Dalit? Is Karnan pro-Dalit?

'If questioning and dethroning hierarchies is your primary motive, why not put an end to the practice of announcing your shining star, your box office draw, in big flaming letters and mentioning......

'I feel I have lost a part of me'

IMAGE: Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore in Apur Sansar. "I don't know of anyone as erudite as Soumitra," Sharmila Tagore's voice trembles with emotion as she talks about her first co-star,......

'Some of my cherished songs were written by Yogeshji'

'What an artiste!' IMAGE: Vidya Sinha in Rajnigandha. We would probably not have known about poet-lyricist Yogesh Gaur's passing had Lata Mangeshkar not tweeted about it. Among the most articulate......

SECRETS about Silsila you never knew!

'Amitabh practised Rang Barse well; the singing, movements, everything. And he got the inflections perfectly.' By 1980, when Yash Chopra launches Silsila, his composers (Hariprasad Chaurasia and......

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