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Can the master spy writer still captivate readers?

'Can a Wodehouse, an R K Narayan, a Scott Fitzgerald and yes, a Le Carre, with the sensibilities of a bygone era still captivate a modern reader's attention?''Le Carre is making a brave and......

Can the master spy writer still captivate modern readers?

Can the masters of yesteryear, a Wodehouse, an RK Narayan, a Scott Fitzgerald and yes, a Le Carre, with the sensibilities of a bygone era still captivate a modern reader’s attention?......

The frenemy of the people

Politicians have continued taking people for granted and managed to stay above the law, says T N Ninan  “Let me tell you about the rich,” wrote F Scott Fitzgerald. “They are......

The Exile is a novel based on history

Navtej Sarna, India's longest-serving spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs and a seasoned diplomat who has served in Moscow, Warsaw, Thimphu, Geneva, Teheran and Washington, DC, released......

'I'm merely a wordsmith, trying to do my job'

She's done it all. She's been a magazine editor, writer, columnist and, at 60, an age she shares with Free India, Shobhaa De continues to push the envelope. In her latest book, Superstar India,......

What we need to learn from people

F Scott Fitzgerald is renowned for being the chronicler of America's 'Gilded Age'. That was the period between the First World War and the Depression, when American plutocracy came into its own,......

Tips to how to make safe investments

Recently I saw a poster of a movie named Gafla. . . The tag line of this movie read,'The biggest risk in life is not taking one.' According to me, 'The biggest risk in life is taking one but......

Can Hollywood build a better business?

"You can take Hollywood for granted like I did, or you can dismiss it with the contempt we reserve for what we don't understand. It can be understood, too, but only dimly and in flashes. Not half a......

Now, B-schools teach spiritual values

With many businessmen landing in jail for violating professional ethics and government regulations, major business schools in several countries have included lessons on spiritual and ethical values......

Golden Globes: Meet The Red Carpet Divas

The 80th Annual Golden Globe awards saw Hollywood's A-set at their glamorous best. Here's a look at the red carpet arrivals at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills in California.    ......

Bollywood's Ticket To Hollywood

It's a small world. Desi sightings in Western fare are no longer a rarity. Be it Farhan Akhtar in Ms. Marvel, Shabana Azmi in Halo or Nimrit Kaur in Homeland, it's great to see our stars in......

Elvis Hasn't Left The Building... He's In Cannes

Baz Luhrmann's Elvis got a 10-minute standing ovation at Cannes, making it a record of sorts at the famed French film festival where standing ovations are a genre by itself. We in India know Baz......

Amitabh Bachchan's 10 Memorable Accents

Meet the Big B, a master of (voice) disguises.He’s at it again, that Amitabh Bachchan. The legendary actor is playing a Bengali charater in his next film, Piku, which led us to thinking of......

Here's what makes Gatsby GREAT, and Fundamentalist RELUCTANT

The Great Gatsby and The Reluctant Fundamentalist are two attempts to make moralising novels into spectacular movies. Here's why the first succeeds and the other fails. The first book that Mohsin......

All hail soccer's Benjamin Button!

IMAGE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his fastest goal in an AC Milan shirt in Serie A on Wednesday, July 29, in just three minutes, 22 seconds. There is no one like Zlatan Ibrahimovic in football. A......

CWG PHOTOS: Vijender settles for silver as Indian boxers fail to win gold

A gold medal eluded India's boxers through the evening, and the four pugilists in fray for the top prize, including Olympic bronze winner Vijender Singh, had to be content with a silver each at the......

Philippoussis left out of Australia team

Mark Philippoussis has been left out of Australia's side for next month's Davis Cup tie with Austria.Non-playing captain John Fitzgerald said Lleyton Hewitt, Wayne Arthurs, Todd Woodbridge and......

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