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Tagore's Gitanjali translation home in London for sale

A family home in the leafy Hampstead neighbourhood of north London where Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore lived during a visit in 1912 is on the market, reviving some talk of its acquisition on......

Targeting Taliban: Does US Want India's Help?

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was asked by US Congressmen if the US had explore the possibility of northwest India for counter terrorism capabilities in Afghanistan.Blinken's remarks on......

The Gouri Amma I Knew

She was capable of a level of human compassion that is rare today among politicians, recalls Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar, who knew the Communist legend K R Gowri, who passed into the ages on May 11,......

This is for Meenal and the Mirror

Saturday will be the last time the Mumbai Mirror will hit newsstands as a daily.Two Saturdays ago, its owners, the Times of India group, shocked the city by deciding to convert the Mirror into a......

Can Narendra Modi's fort be ever breached?

'In India, a really popular and well-entrenched leader is not defeated by a rival.''Such a leader has to defeat himself,' observes Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi......

'Cyrus was a very sincere man'

'And he was really trying just to do the best by the shareholders, and by the laws of India.' IMAGE: Ratan Tata, emeritus chairman, Tata Group, right with Cyrus Mistry. Photograph: PTI Photo......

Vijay Mallya declared bankrupt by UK court

A British court on Monday granted a bankruptcy order against Vijay Mallya, paving the way for a consortium of Indian banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) to pursue a worldwide freezing order......

'Jamsetji Tata is the world's biggest philanthropist'

Indian industry's doyen Jamsetji Tata has emerged as the biggest philanthropist globally in the last century by donating $102 billion, as per a list of top-50 givers prepared by Hurun Report and......

From the brink to recovery, India's retail sector pins hope on 2021

With an epic battle of billionaires for supremacy in one of the world's most prolific markets and a pandemic-propelled surge in online shopping in the background, India's nearly trillion-dollar......

'Carrot-and-stick economic model not workable in all countries'

Economist Deepak Nayyar says economic openness, while necessary, is not sufficient, and is conducive to development only when combined with industrial policy. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com......

Can Indian storytellers conquer the world?

If Indian storytelling can deliver, it can make the entertainment industry an engine of economic growth and a substantial contributor to GDP, says Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. IMAGE: Nawazuddin......

Madhuri Dixit's beauty of imperfections

'The Ek Do Teen star struggled with a problem skin all through her reign as numero uno.''And yet acne never got into the way of her incredible success.'All this and more in Sukanya Verma's Super......

Vinod Khanna's Life in Pictures

One of the most good-looking actors of Bollywood, Vinod Khanna is no more. We take a look at his life through his pictures over the years. 'My dear friend Vinod Khanna... will miss you' Vinod......

Review: Rock On 2 is staggeringly dull!

Rock On 2 does more for Meghalaya tourism than it does for rock music, feels Sukanya Verma. I enjoyed Abhishek Kapoor's Rock On, its 'Let's do this, guys' zeal enriched by an untried combination of......

10 Things Textbooks Won't Tell You About Mohenjo Daro

Sukanya Verma tells you what, only the way she can! Love it, hate it but you just cannot ignore the bewildering depiction of the Indus Valley Civilisation in the promo of Ashutosh Gowarikar's......

Football lover, Chuni fan Dilip Kumar had a 'run-in' with spectators during Rovers Cup final

Photograph: Kind Courtesy AIFF Media Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was an avid football lover, shared a deep connect with one of Kolkata's big three legacy clubs, Mohammedan Sporting, and was a huge......

Salute these unsung heroes of cricket

India won the World Cup yet again on Sunday.'It upsets me to see blind cricket going unnoticed by the government while it rewards even the smallest achievement in normal cricket,' the Sachin......

Why Australia are most-deserving World champions

'Coach Lehmann and captain Clarke lifted the morale of the team by allowing the players to express themselves freely on and off the field' Haresh Pandya analyses what went into the making of......

Bhullar urges govt support to take golf to masses

Ruing that golf is still beyond the the common man's reach, five-time Asian Tour winner Gaganjeet Bhullar said it's high time that government support the sport with 2016 Olympics in mind. "Let me......

IPL spot-fixing: Legalised betting can even the odds

If the spot-fixing scandal in cricket and the revelations around it prove anything, it is that the time has come to legalise betting in India, feels Ayaz Memon. As the latest spot-fixing scandal......

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