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'Dharmashastras are the most vocal defenders of caste'

'Hindus are proud of what the Dharmashastras symbolise, but they don't want to do any work to preserve it!,' Sanskrit scholar Donald Davis tells Kanika Dutta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com......

Amarnath yatra begins amid multi-tier security

Protected by multiple levels of security, the 40-day Amarnath pilgrimage began from Jammu on Wednesday with the first batch of 2,280 devotees leaving for the high altitude shrine. IMAGE: A......

Amarnath Yatra begins amid tight security

Devotees sing religious songs ahead of the pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine, in Jammu. Photograph: PTI Amid tight security arrangements, the annual Amarnath yatra commenced from Jammu as......

A salute to the Mumbaikar spirit

Readers tell us how they coped on Terrible Tuesday.Thanks for coming up so fast with a help line and rising to the occasion. Most of the people have returned home and at some places things are as......

First Look: Rajesh Pratap Singh

Wonder of wonders. Rajesh Pratap Singh, one of India's most elusive designers (after Shahab Durazi),finally braved hordes of reporters at the post show press conference-- a norm after every showing......

Will throw Amrapali Group out and transfer ownership: SC

The court also questioned how Amrapali Group could mortgage the entire projects and secure loan worth thousands of crores of rupees from banks when it was only an agent to develop the property.......

The application of three systems

Three is often the largest number written with as many lines as the number represents. To this day it is written as three vertical lines in Roman and Chinese numerals. This was the way the Indians......

What does 'T' in T-Series stand for?

Acronyms of Company Names What does the 'T' in the name of the entertainment company 'T-Series' stand for?Take the Rediff Biz Quiz and find out how much you know about acronymns of company names.1.......

'Why can't I use my mother's name?'

Last year, Sanjeev Kumar, president of a Delhi-based non-governmental organisation, wrote a letter to the Director General of Income Tax asking for aPermanent Account Number and a PAN card to be......

The HOTTEST South heroine? VOTE!

Heroines working in the Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam film industries are so gorgeous, you'll have a tough time picking the hottest gal. But we decided to put you through the test anyway!......

Review: Vanakkam Chennai is a feel-good love story

Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi's maiden commercial directorial Vanakkam Chennai is a sweet love story with some great music and good performances that keep you entertained, writes S......

'Vanakkam Chennai is a clean comedy film'

Priya Anand has had a good 2013 so far with three releases: Rangrezz and Fukrey in Hindi and Ethir Neechal in Tamil. The talented actor has been trying out different roles and movies in Tamil,......

The Most Disappointing Kannada Films of 2012

Quite a few Kannada films flopped at the box office last year. Some of them were big budget films, with big names in key departments, and yet, failed to please audiences. Here's a look......

Review: Sudigadu is fun unlimited

Allari Naresh, the star of Telugu film Sudigadu, carries it ably on his shoulders, says Radhika Rajamani.'Allari' Naresh's films generally stand for entertainment and fun where one can have a good......

Sports Shorts: India should become sports-playing nation, says Tendulkar

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday IMAGE: Sachin Tendulkar appealed to adopt a sport and play in on a regular basis. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com......

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