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Why India is in a dubious list

This must be the first time in India's history that it has found itself bracketed with countries in a category which political scientists will not rate very highly if only because the group recalls......

Pope elevates Kerala nun Mariam Thresia to sainthood

Photograph: Wikimedia Commons Indian nun Mariam Thresia and four others were declared Saints by Pope Francis at a grand ceremony at the Vatican City on Sunday. Mariam Thresia, who founded the......

Pope to declare Indian nun Mariam Thresia as saint this year

IMAGE: The Pope has formally approved the canonisation of Mariam Thresia, foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Family. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons Pope Francis will declare Mariam Thresia......

The 'spiritual desolation' of Saint Teresa

What is strange, for someone who spent a lifetime in seva, is that St Teresa's own personal journals and communication with the Church hierarchy reveal someone in “spiritual desolation", says......

From sister to saint: Mother Teresa's life in photos

Here are some of the best photos of Mother Teresa’s illustrious life. Mother Teresa is seen smiling in this 1979 photo after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Photograph: Rediff Archives......

A Hungarian invention that helped the British in WWII

Tracing the early life of the humble ballpoint pen to its present. IMAGE: Modern folks would not even think of the ballpoint pen as an innovation. It seems to be an inexpensive writing instrument,......

Why India must consider fiscal prudence

Should next month's Budget, the first for the new government, start the process of fiscal consolidation or should this consolidation be deferred for some time? One perspective on this question is......

What good are economists, anyway?

Economists mostly failed to predict the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. Now they can't agree how to solve it. People are starting to wonder: What good are economists anyway? A commenter on a......

Rebuilding America's job machine

As staff at the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering wait patiently in a conference room, a loud rumble shatters the silence. "Must be him," someone says. Alain E. Kaloyeros has just pulled......

Stimulus: To spend or not to spend?

As the House of Representatives prepares for a Jan. 28 vote on the $825 billion Obama fiscal stimulus bill, politicians want to know: How much does boosting government spending or cutting taxes......

Game Of Thrones, Handmaid's Tale lead Emmy noms

The Emmy nominations for 2018. Game Of Thrones led the 70th Emmy awards with the highest nominations at 22. It was followed by Saturday Night Live and Westworld at 21, and The......

5 performances that may win an Oscar

Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com picks his 10 favourite movies from the Telluride Film Festival. The Telluride Film Festival was a terrific opportunity to view some of the best films of the year. While the......

Raja Sen's Oscar predictions

Oscar Predictions 2009 The 81st Annual Academy Awards, if trends are anything to go by, seem to be more or less on the same page with me this season, which is a peculiar feeling indeed since I'm......

Don't miss the Superman Returns trivia

Superman Returns has been in the making, and making, and making, for a little over ten years, during which time directors came and went; scriptwriters came, wrote, and were junked. When finally it......

PHOTOS: Defining moments of the decade in Sports

PHEW! What a decade of glorious sporting events we have witnessed. Sportsmen falling from grace, India winning the ICC Cricket Cup in 2011 and then coming up short in the following two editions,......

Soccer Extras: US women's team feted in New York

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: USA's women soccer players celebrate as they arrive at the Newark International Airport with the trophy for the FIFA Women's......

PHOTOS: Indonesia opens 18th Asian Games with explosive ceremony

Some 13,000 athletes will compete in 40 sports and 67 disciplines, including new additions such as bridge, jet skiing and roller skating in the biggest multi-sport extravaganza outside the......

I may have played with new Pope, says Di Stefano

Alfredo Di Stefano may have kicked a ball about with Argentine compatriot Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who was elected Pope Francis I last week, when they were growing up around the same time in Buenos......

Chettri double gives India win over Portugese side

Sunil Chettri scored twice as India thrashed Portuguese second division side Uniao Desportiva da Serra 3-1 in their first practice match of the week at the Pope John Paul II stadium, Fatima in......
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