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The king who shunned glamour

'Simplicity was very much a hallmark of the Kerala lifestyle those days.' IMAGE: The last maharaja of Travancore as the chief scout. All photographs: Kind courtesy History Liberated: The Sree......

Terrorism: How Pulwama changed India's response

'This is for the first time that a strong, solid evidence-based investigation has happened.''It can meet international standards and put the onus on the Pakistanis.' IMAGE: Indian Army soldiers at......

Is India back to being 'Third World'?

A feature of 'Third World-ism' is lack of accountability.Whether and how the Modi government is held to account politically is a matter for the future, observes T N Ninan. IMAGE: Healthcare......

'During the war, we reached 40 km into Pakistan'

'My brave JCO managed to get to the gun, sit on top of the dead man and fired away at the attacking aircraft till they melted away into the darkness.' IMAGE: Indian soldiers fire on Pakistani......

1971 War: When my dad trained the Mukti Bahini

Dad had sneaked into East Pakistan (present day Bangladesh) well before the war had started for reconnaissance of the terrain on the other side.He had disguised himself as a driver of a truck laden......

'We are in search of a Shiva to consume the poison from banking system'

'Should the government be in the business of running banks?''Particularly when it does not have the fiscal strength to continuously infuse capital into such banks?'   Tamal Bandyopadhyay is a......

Brand Dhoni pads up for new innings

He has slashed his price by half after retiring.Now his rates are in line with Amitabh Bachchan or Ayushmann Khurrana.In 2012 he had 22 endorsements, now he has 40!Surajeet Das Gupta reports.......

'The financial system is shaken, but safe'

'My understanding is this: Yes Bank's suitor has already been identified; the strategy to revive and rehabilitate the bank has already been put in place. Of course, certain regulatory forbearance......

Do you know what impact investing is?

'India is the largest stomping ground in the world for impact investing as we have an extraordinary combination of entrepreneurial drive with huge, absolute demand for all kinds of social......

Zee5 drives broadcaster's digital dreams

Zee5 is now the fifth largest streaming app after YouTube, Hotstar, MX Player and Voot, and there is talk of hiving off Zee5 to drive valuation, says Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. Within a year of......

Bollywood's Cricket Movies

This is as uncanny as it gets, but 2021 will end up with two back to back releases which are based on cricket -- '83 and Jersey. COVID ended up being a spanner in the plans for many film-makers and......

The BIGGEST September Releases

While theaters are gradually opening up, movie are still taking their time to release on the big screen. Bell Bottom and Chehre have shown the way, but there's a long way to go. September has been......

Who will be the Next Superstar? VOTE!

Your turn to tell us. Vote! From Nargis to Nutan, from Madhubala to Madhuri, from Hema to Sridevi, and Karisma and Priyanka and Kajol and Kareena... the list is long and impressive. Deepika, today,......

The FUN Bollywood Quiz!

Sukanya Verma quizzes you to find out just how much you know about the movies. You know the drill -- identify the movie from the options listed below.   A. Ziddi B. Vinashak C. Barood......

What are Top Directors up to?

The current situation is not conducive for film shoots to resume but once the pandemic recedes, one can well expect a resurgence in the film-making business. Top directors are getting ready to put......

40 Facts to Know About Dhoni

Photographs: Getty Images Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrates a landmark 40th birthday on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Harish Kotian/Rediff.com give us 40 must-know nuggets about the legendary cricketer:......

MSD@40: Dhoni's Awesome Journey

Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns 40 on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. One of India's most loved cricketers, MSD led India to three World Cup titles and the No 1 ranking in Test cricket. As the legend turns 40,......

'Dhoni has never shown his palm to an astrologer'

'He believes in his destiny and says "naseeb accha hai, chalne do".' Photograph: Kind courtesy BCCI   When Bharat Sundaresan, one of India's finest cricket writers, travelled to Ranchi to......

39 facts you must know about Dhoni

So we won't be seeing Mahi wield his willow in an international game again. There is sadness reading about Dhoni's departure from the cricketing world stage, but also wonderment at haveing seen him......

Sushant's death: 'Mahi is very morose'

IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Sushant Singh Rajput. Photograph: PTI   Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was shocked to hear about Sushant Singh Rajput's death. 'We can't believe......
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