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Close-In: The glorious past

The other day while listening to a panel of distinguished former cricketers and journalists at the launch of a cricket book in Mumbai, I got the feeling that some of the significant moments of Indian cricket seems to have got missed out. The impact of the ... The Financial Chronicle, 2 weeks ago

Freedom Files: Things Fall Apart

A top secret memo flies in the face of the thinking that India never wanted to go in for a Plebiscite and had surreptitiously gained control over J&K through a flawed and controversial accession It will be disingenuous to say that Sheikh Abdullah, like his ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 weeks ago

Caught between worship and blame

200 years on, the legacy of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan -- the man behind the Aligarh Muslim University -- hangs between two extremes.Mohammad Sajjad brings much needed perspective to the debate. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: 1817 to 1898.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   As the birth bicentenary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (1817-1898) -- a realist-pragmatist of 19th century India, a distinguished reformer, and founder of the MAO College (now the Aligarh Muslim University) -- is being celebrated, one ...
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Bringing the phulkari back in vogue

A mother-daughter duo is working tirelessly to revive the art and empower rural artisans too. Nivi's mother interacts with the staff at Virsa. All photographs: Kind courtesy   Phulkari is a centuries-old embroidery tradition of the northwestern part of undivided, pre-1947 Punjab. It flourished during the relatively peaceful reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh prior to 1849, when Punjab fell to the British in the second Anglo-Sikh War. Of the 47-52 stitches that were widespread among ...
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MS Dhoni nominated for Padma Bhushan honour

IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni led India to the 2011 World Cup win and the 2007 T20 World Championships triumph. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters The Indian cricket board has nominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the country's third highest civilian award -- the Padma Bhushan -- for his contribution to the sport. "Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated by the BCCI for the Padma Bhushan award. There was no doubt among the members that Dhoni has impeccable credentials. Two World titles (2011 ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago BCCI nominates MS Dhoni for Padma Bhushan award  Deccan Herald1 month ago
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The Scotsman who loves India

'You have to separate the concept of India as a nation State which is very young and the Upanishadic wisdom which is timeless.' In the second part of his conversation with Rediff.com's Archana Masih at his home in Mussoorie, Bill Aitken speaks about spending over a decade in ashrams in the Himalayas, learning Hindi, the regard for a guru and love for a maharani -- and glorious journeys that changed his life forever. Part I: The Scotsman who knows India better than many of us   ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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