Nehru decided to build The Ashok in New Delhi to host a UNESCO conference. For a prime minister focussed on India building with projects like the Bhakra-Nangal Dam, IITs and factories, "the hotel spoke of the gumption of the country at that time." Manavi Kapur traces the eventful journey of the hotel, which has now completed 60 years. The Ashok wears the scars of the myriad seasons of New Delhi, stains of time marring its once-pristine pink sandstone facade. It's still grand but no ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
For many in India, Donald Trump's election victory in the United States wasn't surreal as much as an uncanny replay of familiar stories, especially for those accustomed to the saga and careers of south India's film-star politicians. The issue is fresh in our ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago From South India to Trumps election: the happy marriage of stardom and politics catchnews.com, 1 month ago
A number of mediapersons were attacked during the clashes between students belonging to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the Delhi University Students' Union and Leftist student organisations at the University of Delhi on Wednesday, 22 February.catchnews.com, 2 days ago ABVP, AISA clash at DU College; many, including cops, injured Rediff.com, 2 days ago
'I can tell you the case that hurts me the most is the one in which the little boy is forced to sign the Kohinoor over.''You take a mother away from a child, you surround him with grown ups speaking a different language, you tell him he must sign this over or else...' The Kohinoor has raised more controversy in history than any other gem.William Dalrymple and Anita Anand, authors of Kohinoor: The Story of the World's Most Infamous Diamond, tell Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel about the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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