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A house for Dr Ambedkar in the UK

'If the museum in his memory inspires and instils among Brahminical British Indians an attitude of equality towards Dalits, the edifice would be worth it,' reports Ashis Ray.Illustration: Uttam......

PHOTOS: Jallianwala Bagh exhibition at a UK museum

A museum in the United Kingdom has launched an exhibition on Jallianwala Bagh in collaboration with the Partition Museum in Amritsar to mark the centenary of the British colonial era massacre.......

'Very, very hard for Modi to return with a comparably large majority'

'Most likely scenario is Modi comes back with either a much smaller majority and no majority at all and a coalition.''Very hard to imagine him doing better than he did last time.''He will then be a......

'Dalit vote will divide in 2019'

'Modi is the first BJP leader to try to include Dalits in its fold.''But the rank and file of his party is backward and want to bash up Muslims and Dalits whenever they have a chance.' In Raisina......

Has Nagpur replaced Delhi as the de-facto capital?

Devanik Saha wonders if saffronisation of India is on the rise   The capital of any country is generally defined as a place which is the administrative centre of the country and from where......

Economists worried over fiscal stimulus, urge RBI to cut rate

Economists have said if a stimulus is needed it should be different from what was provided in 2008-09, when the economy faced the ripple effects of a global meltdown following the Lehman Brothers......

Rahul's NYAY: Where will the money come from?

Experts say the party is undoing what it achieved through MNREGA by targeting beneficiaries Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Congress should come up with maths to fulfil its President......

'Rajan's celebrity status, media management irked political bosses'

The government’s critics say that the Prime Minister failed to rein in vicious and unprecedented personal attacks on the central bank chief by the likes of Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy.......

Rexit 'bad omen' for Indian economy, reputation abroad: Experts

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said he would return to academia but would be ready to serve India again in future. IMAGE: ‘History will judge Rajan as one of the most effective central......

Rajan did 'extraordinary job' as RBI chief: Infosys' Sikka

We require a very pivotal kind of leadership now from the central bank in order to work with the government Infosys' Indian-origin chief executive officer Vishal Sikka on Saturday said Raghuram......

Why Naseeruddin Shah is WRONG about Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar remained in demand all through his career because he kept reinventing himself in keeping with the changing times in Indian cinema, argues Mohammad Asim Siddiqui. IMAGE: Dilip Kumar and......

The sole supernova in Galaxy Bollywood

No one deserves the title thespian more than Dilip Kumar, notes Shreekant Sambrani. IMAGE: Dilip Kumar in the song Suhana Safar Aur Ye Mausam Haseen from Bimal Roy's Madhumati. Photograph: Kind......

When Dilip Kumar almost got arrested

Malavika Sangghvi gives us fascinating glimpses from Dilip Kumar's life. This article was first published on Rediff.com December 10, 2012. In the early '80s, my mother and I were holidaying in Goa......

The myth of actors being God-like should be broken: Irrfan

Actor Irrfan Khan doesn’t see it as a good sign when film stars are worshipped like God and feels that the myth should be broken. Shahnawaz Akhtar reports from Jaipur Irrfan, who was......

Dev Anand given a tearful farewell in London

Actor Dev Anand, who ruled the hearts of millions of film enthusiasts for over six decades, was on Saturday bid a tearful adieu as his mortal remains were consigned to flames amid the tunes of some......
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