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'What the country has given me is a lot more than what the prime ministership can give me'

'Sanjeev Kumar was my favourite actor. But no one can compare with Amitabh Bachchan.' IMAGE: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu helps his political mentor Lal Kichenchand Advani cut a cake on his......

Clean Ganga project has a long way to go

'There will always be hiccups given that the Namami Gange programme is spread over different sectors and involves several agencies.' IMAGE: The Ganges in Varanasi. Photograph: Kind courtesy......

Meet Kavitha Kuruganti, the farmers' champion

The Modi Sarkar's new farm legislation has seen angry protests from farmers for months.Kavitha Kuruganti has been fighting for decades to ensure farmers are respected and get their due from the......

The Gandhi march is an astonishing sight

With a staff in one hand and the other on his granddaughter's shoulder, the old man briskly takes the lead as the sun breaks over the horizon. IMAGE: Mahatma Gandhi arrives at Simla to discuss the......

What farmers fear the most

IMAGE: A vegetable market in New Delhi. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters   P Sainath -- the doughty journalist and founding editor of People's Archive of Rural India -- whose grip on......

'What kind of growth is it when 90% of population is out of it?'

‘When the masses are deprived of the benefits of growth, how can it be growth itself?’ ‘You cannot sustain growth without equality and employment’ ‘After all, when......

Tesla may set up battery unit in India

Tesla manufactures a power storage device, the PowerWall. But its cost is high and production capabilities relatively low. Tesla founder Elon Musk has said the company might set up a Gigafactory in......

How girls are duped into 'bonded labour' in India's textile mills

Brands such as Gap, Primark and C&A which source some of their garments from Tamil Nadu say they do regular audits to ensure their suppliers comply with their codes of conduct.   From her......

Rural BPOs may get up to 50% subsidy

The government plans to offer subsidy of up to 50 per cent of the capital expenditure or Rs 100,000 per seat, whichever is lower, for setting up business process outsourcing units in small towns......

How Dhirubhai Ambani changed the style of doing business in India

No one could have imagined then that the former student of Junagadh’s Bahadur Kanji High School, who during the sixties lived in a one-room chawl in Mumbai with his wife and children, would......

'Indian filmmakers make art even when they aren't thinking they are making art'

'I personally consider Indian cinema as one of the most creative and powerful forms of cinematic expression in the world.' 'An average Indian film is 10 times better than a costly American......

Review: Well Done Abba is engaging

To watch the majority of the Bollywood movies that grace our multiplexes week after week would be to assume that the majority of India lives in upscale apartments, has upscale problems and travels......

Nalini By Day, Nancy By Night

Sonali Gulati, an Indian American filmmaker and teacher, became curious when a telemarketer pronounced her name perfectly for the first time and realised that the voice she heard, despite its......

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