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How the Tablighi Jamaat was born

The Tablighi Jamaat avoided confrontation, stayed clear of conversion of non-Muslims, abjured politics and focused only on religious attainment.A fascinating excerpt from Ziya Us Salam's Inside The......

India is a moral giant; no one can damage its image

'India's reputation is not and cannot be dependent on the whimsical opinions of some obscure foreign advisory committee packed with Hindu-phobic acolytes,' declares Vivek Gumaste. IMAGE: Britain's......

After Art 370 was revoked, Kashmiris face a hair-raising future

Sporting a beard may be a growing fashion statement, but for many Kashmiris it has become a sheer compulsion, and to some, a great deal of consternation. IMAGE: A security force personnel stands......

What lies ahead for Jammu and Kashmir

'India should be able to weather the storm, given its enhanced standing among the major powers. However, India's international clout is partly from its rapidly growing emerging economy and a......

Sai's Take: Minority Report

‘The minorities are determined to prove Modi wrong in 2019, and the only way he can counter their mobilisation against his government is to get a bigger share of the Hindu vote,’ says......

The resurgence of brand mascots

Vodafone's much talked about Zoozoos were in the news again. This time round it was thanks to a merchandising tie-up with Shoppers Stop, writes K V Sridhar. Now Zoozoo fans had the opportunity to......

Meet the Peanut Prince of Argentina

Meet Simmarpal Singh, the Peanut Prince of Argentina. He lives in a fabulous course-side villa at the prestigious Rio Cuarto Country Club in Buenos Aires. At area nightclubs, he gets premium......

Developing tastes

A few months ago in Punjab, as grain farmers set fire to harvested rice fields to clear their land, Jagroop Singh spent the afternoon reflecting on his good fortune farming cows. Singh, a tall Sikh......

India, China acquire a taste for luxury

Hotel managers, particularly those in the luxury business, are generally polite folk. But last month, when India's Taj Hotels chain made what it said was a friendly approach to Orient Express......

Rich, famous and boring Indians

Forbes says: "India's 23 billionaires (2006 list) have a combined net worth of $99bn, surpassing former Asian leader Japan's 27 billionaires with their total worth of $67bn." Apart from being rich......

'Kick 2 is not a sequel'

'Compared to Kick, this film is on the next level with higher dose of action and entertainment,' Ravi Teja promises. Ravi Teja starrer-Kick, directed by Surendar Reddy, was a big hit in 2009 and......

Check out Ravi Teja's Sarocharu

Telugu actor Ravi Teja has at least three or four releases a year. His fourth and last release this year is Sarocharu. The earlier three were Nippu, Daruvu and Devudu Chesina Manushulu. Produced by......

Review: Veera is a tedious watch

Radhika Rajamani claims Telugu film Veera is a tedious watch. Post YOUR reviews here!ARavi Teja film usually promises loads of entertainment as it is a motley of action, comedy, romance etc. The......

Just why am I a champion of Slumdog?

As we were planning this weekend's Academy Award-viewing plans, I mentioned them to my 5-year-old twins, Durga and Krishna. "Oscar Award?" asked Krishna, "is that when they give awards for......

Slumdog: Exploiting India

Slumdog Millionaire? I hate that film!" said a much decorated, liberal and well-travelled former submariner. "It is poverty porn at its worst. The Mumbai marauders are supposed to have done their......

The First Great Indian Cricketer

One cricketer made all the difference when the first All India cricket team toured England in 1911.Baloo Palwankar startled the English with his guile and genius.A fascinating excerpt from Prashant......

'We would one day succeed in including polo as an Olympic sport'

Polo is regarded as the sport of kings. It was played by the likes of Darius, Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great. In India, it was widely played in medieval times, which is evidenced by the fact......

Full text of the Delhi High Court judgment

IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHIWP (C) 1680/200004.10.2004Judgment reserved on:18.08.2004Judgment pronounced on: 04.10.2004RAHUL MEHRA and ANOTHER ...Petitioners- versus -UNION OF INDIA and......

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