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Army 'strong and tall' on 'active, unsettled' borders: Gen Naravane

Army chief General M M Naravane on Friday said the Indian Army stands "strong and tall" in the face of challenges faced on both "active and unsettled" west and north borders where exigencies have......

Jaswant Singh, an upright politician and Vajpayee's Hanuman

During Vajpayee's tenure, he was there as an indispensable insider, witness to every action that had an impact on history: Pokhran-II (nuclear tests in 1998), the 1999 Kargil conflict between India......

When smugglers wanted to buy a helicopter

Iqbal wanted to land the smuggled goods by helicopter on the Andaman Islands. DK asked, 'Iqbal, a helicopter will bring the consignment to the island, drop it there and then return. Won't radars......

Ram Jethmalani: The man who never minced words

Even as politics engaged him more, he never hid his way of life. On one occasion, Morarji Desai pleaded with him to stop drinking publicly. “You stick to your pissky and I’ll stick to......

Coping with the heat in India's hottest city

Temperatures have soared to 50.3 degrees Celsius, but no deaths from the heat have been reported from Churu.Ritwik Sharma finds out how Churu's citizens keep cool in the unbearable heat. IMAGE: A......

From Matinee to Rahasya, breweries are out to lift your spirit

Young Indians seem genuinely enthusiastic about craft brands that are hip, aspirational and have plenty of the novelty quotient, says Dhruv Munjal. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Matinee Gin Winston......

Liquor volumes may take 20% hit in FY21

Almost 70 per cent of alcohol distribution in India happens through liquor vends or shops, while 30 per cent happens on-premise, that is, in bars, pubs, and hotels. The Indian-made foreign liquor......

Meet Analjit Singh's 'hand-brake'

'The smartest businessmen are shopkeepers as their return on investment is better than anyone else,' Sahil Vachani tells Surajeet Das Gupta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com His famous......

How Big Brother Stole Diwali

Gone are the days of over-the-top Diwali parties, says Kishore Singh.This year round, the taxman is the invisible -- and unwanted -- guest at these once extravagant affairs.Illustrations: Uttam......

The man who ranks the world's best whiskies

The first Whisky Bible was published in 2004, and in the current edition over 4,000 whiskies have been tasted and evaluated. “ Image: Jim Murray says whisky tasting is a tough job.......

'I don't want to be the biggest star'

'That's not my dream anymore.' Samir Soni gives us a glimpse into the struggles he faced in his early acting career in his debut book, My Experiments With Silence: The Diary Of An Introvert.......

When a gora produced a Bollywood movie

'The first time we actually got to meet a Bollywood star, it was Salman Khan.''We met him at his farm house.''For Pia, an actor is just an actor. There is no such thing as a star in her world, and......

Uri: A BJP Films Division show!

After watching Uri: The Surgical Strike, Syed Firdaus Ashraf gets the feeling that Modi has added another tool to help him win the 2019 Lok Sabha election: Hindi cinema... Back in 2014, my......

A *perfect* gift for Aamir?

Bollywood’s Star Wars, Daredevil-binge, Garam Dharam and other happenings from Sukanya Verma's super filmi week! Birthdays galore, brouhaha over Bollywood’s most unexpected war, a......

Review: Aligarh is a refreshing and respectful take on homosexuality

Manoj Bajpayee gives his character a lot of soul and sensitivity in Aligarh, feels Sukanya Verma. In Tom Ford’s A Single Man, a college professor tells his class how 'a minority is only......

When Ireland sent the West Indies crashing for 25!

'Local legend has it the West Indians were plied with copious amounts of Ireland's favourite Guinness whisky the night before the match in 1969, though no one is willing to go on record about it!'......

Asif made racist remark against Watson in Aus

Pakistani pacer Mohammad Asif called Australian all-rounder Shane Watson a "bloody white" during the team's tour Down Under and got away with it, according to the then team manager Abdul Raquib.......

Jordan is Force India's role model

Eddie Jordan had fun in Formula One and now Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya intends to bring back the good times after buying the team founded by the Irish entrepreneur. Force India will represent a......

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