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Kalki: The Revolutionary Writer Behind PS 1

Gowri Ramnarayan explores the world of Kalki Krishnamurthy whose magnificent novel Ponniyin Selvan has inspired Mani Ratnam's latest film PS I. IMAGE: Director Mani Ratnam, third from right, with......

'The sooner we junk the rhetoric of freebies, the better'

'Welfare schemes are not a necessary evil, they are a necessary good.' IMAGE: Women commuters in New Delhi show their pink tickets. Photograph: PTI Photo Free electricity. Free bus ride. Free......

Gopalkrishna Gandhi declines Oppn request to contest Prez polls

Former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Monday declined the opposition leaders' request to contest the upcoming presidential election and said the candidate for the polls should be one......

Prez polls: Pawar to convene next Oppn meet to discuss more names

The next meeting of major opposition parties to deliberate on a consensus candidate for the Presidential election is likely to be held on June 20-21 and will be convened by Nationalist Congress......

Opposition leaders sound out Gopalkrishna Gandhi for Prez poll

With the Opposition seeking to put up a united fight in the presidential poll, some leaders have reached out to former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi as a possible choice, sources said on......

Did JRD think Patel would have been a better PM than Nehru?

'Nehru once told JRD, "I hate the mention of the very word profit".''"Jawaharlal, I am talking about the need of the public sector making a profit!" JRD replied.''Nehru reiterated, "Never talk to......

How to keep Air India away from a sordid cycle

  There are ways to rescue Air India, but only if a new owner doesn’t adopt the same tactics that got the airline into the mess it finds itself in, says Laveesh Bhandari I must confess......

LIC's assests at Rs 5 lakh crore

The total assets of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) have grown to about Rs 500,000 crore (Rs 5 trillion) from Rs 381.90 crore (Rs 3.819 billion) five decades ago at the time of......

'Dhirubhai wouldn't have liked Anil to be an MP'

Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani, the legendary founder of Reliance Industries Ltd, had a huge circle of friends belonging to different professions and businesses.For a man who didn't go to college,......

'Politics should not be treated like lavatory cleaning'

'Politics has become a toilet because we delegate everything.''We have to catch a bus, watch a cricket match, live our life... we feel this (politics) is not part of our responsibility.' IMAGE:......

Ghatothkach, Cannes-bound!

Seventy six-year old Singeetam Srinivasa Rao is a legendary filmmaker from the south having made films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi. He started his career fifty years ago as an assistant......

Periyar is path-breaking

Making a movie on a legend is not easy. There needs to be a balance between sentimentality and fact, which director Gnana Rajasekharan has managed to do in Periyar -- a film based on the legendary......

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