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'I want to give media back to India'

Times Now, the English news channel Arnab Goswami headed until recently, had an average daily reach of 1.7 million people.That may be a fraction of the 48 million Aaj Tak reached every day in 2016,......

9/11: 'Love leaves a memory no one can steal'

After Joseph Mathai's death in the 9/11 attacks his wife Teresa found solace in doing service in his memory. Arthur J Pais reports The World Trade Center had a special connection with Joseph......

Grand nephew turns Netaji's biographer

Sugata Bose, author of freedom-fighter Subhas Chandra Bose's biography His Majesty's Opponent, talks to Arthur J Pais about his grand uncle, one of the freedom movement's most intriguing figures.......

Grand nephew turns Netaji's biographer

Sugata Bose, author of freedom-fighter Subhas Chandra Bose's biography His Majesty's Opponent, talks to Arthur J Pais about his grand uncle, one of the freedom movement's most intriguing figures.......

When I met Uncle Pai, the master story-teller

Akshata Udiaver remembers Anant Pai, the man who made history and mythology interesting for her and millions of other Indian children They say, to write is to live forever. This holds true for......

Amar Chitra Katha goes back to school

A year shy of its 50th birthday, the iconic brand looks to bridge the gap with a new generation of children Storyteller to generations of Indians, Amar Chitra Katha, is busy reinventing itself.......

'Gandhi's honesty floored me'

Putting together a play about the Father of the Nation is no easy task.But when that play is a musical, the challenges increase.Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar (text), Rajesh Karkera (video) and......

'When I was working, I was not allowed to lose weight'

'In school, I would get very upset when guys called me 'moti.' I would pick up fights.'  'But once I started working, I got mentally prepared for it because my weight was my bread and butter.'......

'Nargis, Meena Kumari, Madhubala, Suraiya... they all loved me'

'Madhubala told me that of all the addictions, the biggest addiction is make-up; once you put it on, you can never leave the limelight even if you want to,' Tabassum tells Patcy N. The petite......

How Manna Dey's wife helped him rehearse for a song

Arthur J Pais remembers the time when legendary singer Manna Dey, who passed away on Ocotber 24, recorded his first ever Malayalam song for the film Chemmen in 1965.  Manna Dey......

Does Rahman's If I Rise song deserve an Oscar?

The twitter world is quite a busy one, and Bollywood contributes a great deal to it. Here's looking at the best star tweets of the day. With barely two days left for the Oscars, A R Rahman......

Spotted: Umpire Simon Taufel

Reader R Santhanam sent us this photograph. 'Hi, 'It was a surprise to see Simon Taufel at the ICC tournament in Singapore on the 6th of September. He welcomed every visitor for a photo......

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