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Amazon shuts down Westland publishing house 6 years after buying it

Much to the disappointment of booklovers, Westland, one of the largest publishing houses in India, is being shut down by e-commerce giant Amazon, they announced on Tuesday. IMAGE: Kindly note that......

China has increasingly hardened its position

...with extravagant claims in both the eastern and western sectors, observes Ambassador Talmiz Ahmad, as India is fixated on asserting its border claims based on the McMahon Line. IMAGE: Indian......

'Parsi lifestyle is not going to die away in a hurry'

'Parsis are brought up with a great sense of the importance of truth and speaking your mind.' IMAGE: Parsi New Year celebrations in Ahmedabad. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters When journalist Coomi......

When the home minister's daughter was kidnapped

'For a man who had just received news of his daughter's kidnapping, he showed no sign of anxiety or agitation.''Here is a cool customer, I thought to myself.''The only thing he said was, 'I would......

Demonising Modi all the time won't help: Jairam Ramesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's governance model is not a 'complete negative story' and not recognising his work and demonising him all the time is not going to help, said Congress leader Jairam......

'Everything is dependent on Ratan Tata'

'I think Ratan felt he had to do everything that he could to retain control of the company started by his forefathers, because that was the first priority and nothing else mattered compared to......

How COVID is changing the game plan for booksellers, publishers

In the future, publishers will need to think of digital immersive marketing just like marketing a movie or show on Netflix is an immersive experience. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com After......

Corruption cases: ED's conviction rate is pathetic

It has registered 2,000-plus money laundering cases and about 12,000 forex violation ones in the 14 years since it was established. Yet, its probes have resulted in no more than 13 convictions from......

Net closing in on PNB, IL&FS, ICICI-Videocon, AugustaWestland

'The web of transactions is so complex that it requires expertise to understand the strategies involved in each fraud.'Shrimi Choudhary reports. IMAGE: India expects Nirav Modi, who is currently......

Why is Amazon betting big on self publishing in India?

US e-commerce company Amazon says it is betting highly on self-publishing in India. This was a medium termed ‘vanity publishing’ till now. However, says Amazon’s New York-based......

'Do you want me to sing or stop breathing?'

IMAGE: Mohammed Rafi with his wife Bilquis, and children Yasmin, Shahid and Nasreen. 'Laxmikant-Pyarelal called upon Abba to ask him to sing this ghazal. "Please sing this ghazal for us. The......

Special: Excerpts from Mohammed Rafi's life

Iconic singer Mohammed Rafi would have been 88 today, had he been alive. On his birth anniversary on December 24, we present excerpts from the book written by his daughter-in-law Yasmin K......

Working with Rajinikanth: Baasha director tells all

Working with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has been a dream for many filmmakers. Suresh Krrisna had the opportunity of directing him in such bloxkbusters like Baasha, Annamalai and Veera. He shares......

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