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Kader Khan, Gambhir among 112 conferred with Padma awards

President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh, L&T chairman A M Naik, late journalist Kuldip Nayar, late actor Kader Khan and cricketer Gautam Gambhir were among the 112 prominent personalities who......

20 years after Pokhran: PMs and India's nuclear ambitions

20 years ago this day, May 11, 1998, India conducted its second nuclear test at Pokharan in Rajasthan.In a fascinating interview on Rediff.com, K Subrahmanyam revealed how Indian PMs reacted to......

Padma Awards 2016: Sri Sri, Anupam Kher, Saina Nehwal honoured

A bevy of stalwarts from different walks of life, including founder of Reliance Industries late Dhirubhai Ambani, former Governor Jagmohan, actors Anupam Kher and Ajay Devgn and badminton star......

The battle between secular India and Bharat

  A left-leaning centralised socialist model has created a shortage/entitlement economy. In fact one of the reasons for India's limited progress is that post-independent India is at odds with......

From Spelling Bee to Super Bowl, Indian Americans championed it all

Aziz Haniffa walks through Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, an exhibition that explores the 'American Dream' as lived by the community stretching far behind the stereotypes such......

PNB's UK arm loses case in $45-million deceit claim

The issue in contention was whether the High Court of England and Wales should accept jurisdiction to try the claim by London-based Punjab National Bank International Limited's, involving eight......

Economists in India: Endangered species?

The pipeline for well-qualified and experienced policy economists at senior levels of government has broken, leading to a growing dearth of suitable candidates for top economist positions, says......

Shapoor Mistry joins Bumi Armada board

Shapoor P Mistry, the non-executive Chairman of $2.5-billion Shapoorji  Pallonji group,  has joined the board of Bumi Armada, a Malaysia-based offshore oilfield service provider. Mistry......

Retain Rajan as RBI Governor, Bhagwati advises Modi

Describing the BJP's election victory as an "astonishing triumph of Narendra Modi", noted economist Jagdish Bhagwati on Monday advised him to retain Raghuram Rajan as RBI Governor and to hold......

PM calls industry after receiving SOS from Sharma

In a meeting with the commerce minister, India Inc hammered Sharma on the collapse of investments, structural nature of the current account deficit and stagnant growth in agriculture.The......

Review: Samar is a commercial entertainer

Pavithra Srinivasanfeels despite several plot-holes, Samar works because of its entertaining plot. The ancient, tried-and-trusted commercial, formulaic entertainers are now receiving newer,......

Review: Viswaroopam Music is pleasant

Pavithra Srinivasan says Viswaroopam's songs manage to convey a plethora of emotions, beautifully sometimes, a little faltering in other placesThe year's most anticipated film music album is......

Review: Naduvula Konjam... is worth a watch

Pavithra Srinivasan feels Tamil film Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom is worth a watch.Amongst star-vehicles and glitzy commercial entertainers comes a neat little film that doesn't set out to......

Review: Needhane En Pon Vasantham music is pleasant

The music of Tamil film is pleasant, writes Pavithra SrinivasanGautham Vasudev Menon is back with RS Infotainment and Photon Kathaas' Needhane En Pon Vasantham (You are My Golden Spring), a title......

Review: Mirattal is a waste of time

Pavithra Srinivasan says that the cast and the crew try to their best but nothing saves the Tamil film Mirattal. If there was ever a movie that simply had no excuse even getting made, let alone......

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Karthik, Shankar in TN probables

IMAGE: Dinesh Karthik. Photograph: BCCI Out-of-favour India players Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay and Vijay Shankar were on Wednesday named in a 26-strong probables list by Tamil Nadu for next......

Ex-BCCI chief Srinivasan's daughter elected TNCA president

IMAGE: Former BCCI chief Narayanswami Srinivasan's daughter Rupa Gurunath (inset) is the first woman to head a state unit of the Indian cricket board. Photograph: TNCA/Twitter Rupa Gurunath,......

All in family: Srinivasan's daughter Rupa set to become TNCA president

IMAGE: It is highly unlikely that Srinivasan's daughter will face any opposition. Photograph: TNCA/Twitter Former Board of Control for Cricket in India president Narayanaswami Srinivasan will......

'The anti-corruption unit has an almost impossible job'

Former Essex player Ian Pont, who is now engaged in coaching Indian bowlers at the Ultimate Pace Foundation in Bengaluru, tells Manu Shankar/Rediff.com you can never ensure that the spot-fixing......

'BCCI conveniently bends the rules to suit itself'

Former cricketer-turned-MP Kirti Azad tells Rediff.com’s Manu Shankar that Narayanaswami Srinivasan is equally responsible for the mess in Indian cricket, even if he is not involved. A......

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