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Why recording the current period is necessary

What is a migrant going through today on the walk home? What is it like to be a Muslim and watch the news on television every night in India? Is there a bureaucrat who is noting down the......

'Mr Naipaul, forget about it'

'I don't think you have anything to say to me and I certainly don't have anything to say to you.'Bharat Bhushan recalls his encounters with V S Naipaul. The contest was between a sitting MP who......

The V S Naipaul I came to know

Nikhil Lakshman remembers the times he spent with the legendary writer who passed into the ages six days before his 86th birthday. IMAGE: Sir V S Naipaul gives the Nobel lecture at the Old Stock......

Nobel prize-winning author V S Naipaul dead

V S Naipaul, Trinidad-born Indian-origin author, known for his critical commentary on colonialism, religion and politics, has died at the age of 85, his family said early on Sunday. IMAGE:......

An 'unapologetic' author, who didn't write to 'please an audience'

Celebrated for his extensive commentary on both, colonisers and colonised, in fiction and non-fiction, V S Naipaul walked the controversy tightrope, admired for his prose but scorned by those who......

India's inflated GDP numbers contradict the real story

The gap between real growth and the government statistics has never seemed wider than today, notes Rahul Jacob.  Image: Gap between real growth and the government statistics has never seemed......

'There is still so much Infosys in me'

A consolation for leading a basically sober life is that one remembers every crazy thing one did. In 1989, I did something that would have then qualified as crazy. I quit a cushy job in a US......

The ultimate producer

Ismail Merchant died yesterday in London. I learnt about his death in the early afternoon. For a while in between, phone calls, friends and journalists speculated that he was simply ill. And then......

Ismail's story

Ismail Mechant, who died in London on Wednesday, told Aseem Chhabra why he decided to write his memoirs in a feature that originally appeared in India Abroad, a rediff.com publication, October 26,......

Remembering Spin Legend Sonny Ramadhin

From Rohan Kanhai the swashbuckler to Alvin Kallicharan to Shivnarine Chanderpaul to Ramnaresh Sarwan to Sunil Narine, Indian origin cricketers from the Caribbean have often been the toast of the......

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Coming to India and making

Success in manufacturing is not just about being cheap - cheap labour, cheap land, cheap power...
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