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Bhagavad Gita only helps us cope with uncertainty

'If you have read the Gita, Krishna never gives a guarantee, though that is what we, as humans, crave -- which is why we buy into the cults of occult godmen who assure us that we will surely get......

Varna and Jati Are Not Same

The relative ranking of castes can vary across regions and localities and depends on a number of factors including control over land, wealth, and political power.Castes have often tried to......

1971 war: The lashes of the whip

Last night someone had blasted a bomb near the college boundary wall.'Miscreants have blown up the electric transformer.''And while retreating, they hurled a grenade at the principal's house.'......

Triumph of Hindutva would mark end of 'Indian idea': Tharoor

The Hindutva movement is the 'mirror image' of the Muslim communalism of 1947 and its triumph would mark the end of the Indian idea, says senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, asserting that......

Arunachal: Where Elephants Roam at 10,000 feet

'This is the only place on earth where Elephas maximus climbs to these heights.'A fascinating excerpt from Stephen Alter's Wild Himalaya: A Natural History Of The Greatest Mountain Range On Earth.......

Sowing seeds for fries and profits

Ranju Sarkar reports on how Utkal Tubers is selling potato seeds in new areas and seizing the opportunity to create a Rs 100-crore firm. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images Like many Indian......

Sowing seeds for fries and profits

Ranju Sarkar reports on how Utkal Tubers is selling potato seeds in new areas and seizing the opportunity to create a Rs 100-crore firm. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images Like many Indian......

'I've done only 100 films'

'These days, the whole world is out there on the Net giving a lot of gaalis to the film industry.' IMAGE: 'If I was consumed by Hindi cinema, I wouldn't feel the need to write or paint or go on......

What I find compelling about masala movies...

'...that it takes fantasy seriously as a part of real life.'A fascinating excerpt from Jonathan Gil Harris's book, Masala Shakespeare: How A Firangi Writer Became Indian. IMAGE: Gracy Singh and......

Natalie Portman weds Benjamin Millepied in private Jewish ceremony

Get your lowdown on what's going on in the world of Hollywod right here!Natalie Portman married her fiance of two years choreographer Benjamin Millepied, on the scenic central California coast of......

This is a captain whose commitment to his team is absolute

Under Kohli, playing cricket will now be about winning, not avoiding defeat. India will not just be liked or admired -- it will be respected and feared.A country whose stars were labeled 'talented'......

'This team will do things no Indian team has done'

'They have a belief that they can go and win anywhere.'A fascinating excerpt from Mihir Bose's The Nine Waves: The Extraordinary Story Of Indian Cricket. IMAGE: Virat Kohli after India beat the......
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