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The Scotsman who loves India
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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.com, 2 months ago

Trump says classified JFK files will be made public

United States President Donald Trump has said that classified JFK files will be made public.Trump broke this new on Twitter."Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be ...
 Business Standard1 month ago
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RSS gives another shot to end 'separatist' narrative in Kashmir

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has made yet another attempt to expand the dialogue on Kashmir and end the "separatist narrative" that identifies the state with just the Valley as an affiliated body would be celebrating the birth centenary of the best ...
 DNA1 day ago
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Why you will fall in love with Virat Kohli... again!

Vikas stepped into the house, dialled a number and handed his cell phone to Raj Kumar, Virat Kohli's childhood coach."Happy Teachers' Day, Sir," said Virat, even as Vikas thrust something into Raj Kumar's palm -- a bunch of keys.A fascinating excerpt from Vijay Lokapally's must read biography of the cricket superstar, Driven: The Virat Kohli Story. IMAGE: Virat Kohli in selfie mode :) Photograph: Kind courtesy Virat Kohli/Twitter September 5 is celebrated as Teachers' Day in India to mark the ...
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How Chauri Chaura deepened the Hindu-Muslim divide

After Chauri Chaura, Gandhi withdrew the Non-Cooperation Movement.The Nehrus were furious....Zaheer Ali reveals what happened during one of the most momentous events in India's freedom movement.An exclusive extract from his book, Khilafat In History And Indian Politics. IMAGE: The Chauri Chauri tragedy was depicted in Gandhi, the film directed by Richard Attenborough. Chauri Chaura witnessed a large protest on February 5, 1922 as part of the Non-Cooperation Movement. The demonstration actually ...
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George Saunders’s Lincoln in the Bardo is a genuinely startling novel

I am someone who reads, teaches, and writes about contemporary American fiction for a living. Knowing this, you might expect that fresh, experimental novels would constantly be arriving on my desk, that I would be inundated with literary innovation. But it is ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago
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Why doesn't Sinha ask his son to quit the government?

Just as the mighty Bhim sacrificed his son Ghatotkach and Arjun sacrificed his son Abhimanyu in the battle against Kauravas, Yashwant Sinha must ask his son Jayant to sacrifice his ministerial post, says Sudhir Bisht. IMAGE: Yashwant Sinha. Photograph: PTI Photo. Yashwant Sinha is a former minister who held the most prestigious portfolios, finance and external affairs, for more than six years under a self-proclaimed socialist regime and a regime that was pronouncedly laissez-faire. When ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Iraqi Kurds mourn death of leader Talabani, symbol of unity

Flags flew at half-staff across Iraq's northern autonomous Kurdish region today as Iraqi Kurds began observing a week of mourning following the death of the country's former president, Jalala Talabani, once a symbol of unity.Talabani's death at a Berlin ...
 Business Standard1 month ago
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Yashwant sticks to his guns, son Jayant counters father

Bharatiya Janata Party veteran Yashwant Sinha on Thursday stuck to his guns after government's strong rebuttal of his stinging criticism of its handling of the economy over which union minister Jayant Sinha also joined issue with his father and stoutly defended the economic policies. An unfazed Yashwant Sinha, who had launched a blistering attack on the government, and the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in particular, that set off a political storm, hoped the Centre would do some course ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Shatrughan Sinha backs Yashwant Sinha, says he hit the nail right on the head  Sify1 month ago Hit the nail right on the head: Shatrughan Sinha on Yashwant Sinha's attack on economy  Sify1 month ago
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Their flood vs Our flood

Darryl D' Monte, the distinguished enviromental journalist, discusses how the media covers floods in Mumbai or Texas, but ignores Assam or Bangladesh. Bihar floods: A human curse! The liberal press in the UK -- and presumably their counterparts in Europe -- have been castigating the US and foreign media for concentrating on the Texas and Florida floods and ignoring those in eastern India and Bangladesh, which are on a far larger scale. There is no gainsaying that the US media, like Americans ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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