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The real WINNER in Punjab will be...

The biggest winner will be the BJP -- which has such a small presence that every incremental vote it gets can only increase its strength.But the man who will win despite losing everything will be......

When Boris Johnson Celebrated Diwali

Unlike the lights and crackers that take over India during Diwali, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson preferred a quieter celebration. Accompanied by Home Secretary Priti Patel, Boris visited the......

Will Amarinder, Akalis, BJP come together in Punjab?

The BJP's vote share in Punjab has been declining -- 8.21 per cent in 2007 to 7.13 per cent in 2012, and finally to 5.4 per cent in 2017, when it won just three of 23 seats the party contested.So......

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh: Brothers in Blood

At a time when China is trying to make its foray into South Asia, India should use its shared history to strengthen its ties in the region, argues Dr Rup Narayan Das. IMAGE: Bangladesh's Prime......

Remembering Homi Bhabha

On Dr Homi J Bhabha's 110th birth anniversary, Dr K S Parthasarathy shares some personal memories of the legendary nuclear scientist. Photograph: Kind courtesy Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha/Facebook......

How are 'minorities' allowed tax benefits under HUF?

Should the Income-Tax Act have been simultaneously amended to exclude Sikhs and Jains from the definition of HUF once they were declared a minority by the government? Sanjeev Nayyar discusses the......

Not just rich farmers, even agri cos with Rs 215 cr profit pay no tax

A large number of rich farmers, who earn more than salaried employees in the cities, get away with paying no tax at all in view of the government’s lack of will to consider an agricultural......

Big bucks? Authors too are getting them

Authors have finally started making news in India, with the size of their book advances and not just their books themselves. Ramachandra Guha had publishers vying to offer him upwards of a crore of......

Jaswant's book set to ride 'controversy' sales

Rupa & Co will be glad that former External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh dropped his plans to publish his memoirs, A Call to Honour, on his own.Trade circles say the book, in the market for a......

For Penguin it's a big shift!

Question: what's black and white, lives in an orange egg and has recently started talking in Hindi and other Indian languages, after years of being an English-speaking bird?Answer: Penguin.Okay,......

When Dilip Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar didn't speak for 13 years

The way Dilip came to the porch to receive Lata, you would never have guessed something was amiss between the two.Raju Bharatan's many wonderful insights into Dilip Kumar's life. IMAGE: Dilip......

'Inter-religious marriages were never really encouraged in our society'

'Pre-Partition India wasn't as hunk-dory as we talk about; Hindus and Muslims lived in harmony, sure, but never as miyan-biwi (husband-wife)' 'Unrequited love is very good for a......

Shah Rukh Khan: Khushwant Singh made our lives so much richer

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting. Novelist and journalist Khushwant Singh passed away today, March 20, due to a heart attack. He was 99.  Several stars took to......

'I have become Ranbir, Shahid, Saif many times'

He may not be as famous as Javed Akhtar, Gulzar or Prasoon Joshi. But Irshad Kamil is getting there. The lyricist, who has written for songs for films like Chameli,Socha Na Tha, Jab We Met, Love......

Review: Hello

October is a good time of the year. For Chetan Bhagat, in particular. Around this time in 2005, he released his second novel, One Night @ A Call Centre. And as its turns out, it's that month of......

Please keep Sana out of this: Ganguly on daughter's CAA post

IMAGE: Sourav Ganguly and his daughter Sana. Photograph: Sourav Ganguly/Twitter The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly, on Wednesday, Sourav Ganguly......

Ghosal, Nandrajog have it easy

Minor upsets notwithstanding, matches went according to seedingsin the 55th ICL National Squash Championship in Chennai on Wednesday. The performances of the topplayers show that Saurav Ghosal and......

National squash: Smooth sailing for men's seeds

The top 16 seeds in the men's section, including Saurav Ghosal and Gaurav Nandrajog of Delhi, sailed into the second round, evens as the women side saw a few upsets in the 55th Senior ICL National......

Hockey team's Rourkela camp begins

The Indian hockey team has set out on a rectifying mission at a training camp for the Asian Games probables in Rourkela. It will work towards correcting the faults it committed at the......
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