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Retreating into the world of Enid Blyton

"Cleaning out some bookshelves recently, I came across an old hardback. The colourful paper jacket had long gone but I recognized the book even before I read the title. Silverfish had mauled the pages but with extremely limited success. I cleaned the precious volume carefully before inserting some dried neem leaves and putting it back, leaning it by itself at one end of a long shelf."Ruchir Joshi on reading Enid Blyton in pre-television India., 3 days ago

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Eminently funny historians

All those of us who care about books should welcome the appointment, as head of the Indian Council of Historical Research, of Yellapragada Sudarshan Rao. This is not because Rao has so far distinguished himself as a writer about “history and tourism management”, which is the department of Kakatiya University in Warangal he headed before retiring to head an Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-backed project to “write history from a nationalist perspective and popularise ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago India should be history-conscious: Modi  Rediff.com6 days ago

Heart-rending scenes, wailing parents at bus crash site

Mangled remains of a school bus with blood stains on it, strewn bags, tiffin boxes, notebooks and text books was all that remained at the accident site of the bus-train collision in which 18 persons, including 16 school children, were killed in Telangana’s Medak district on Thursday morning. A pall of gloom descended on Islampet village, where most of the boys and girl students had boarded the ill-fated bus which was hit by a passenger train. The accident spot at an unmanned railway ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

'She is a himmatwali'

A teenager painstakingly builds a new life after a tragic accident. Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/ had met Monica More, who captured Mumbai's hearts with her extraordinary courage, in February this year. On the sidelines of the teenager resuming college on Monday, we are re-publishing this feature.  She is all of 16. That is an age when most teenagers you know own fingers that have a special rocking teen life of their own. Those superfast fingers spend all their time flying across the ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Sex is shaking up the comic books world!

Sex and gender have taken centre stage in the comics business. Here's how! Iconic US comic book character Archie Andrews may have died a noble death while protecting a gay friend, Kevin Keller, from an assassin's bullet. But his heroic act doesn't seem to have impressed the Singaporean government that has banned the latest edition (#36) from all its libraries. Even though the rule is hardly enforced, in Singapore, much like in India, gay sex is illegal and according to the censors' guidelines, ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Superheroes swoop into San Diego!  Rediff.com4 days ago

The gods seem to have been working out

India's Hindu gods and goddesses are getting a superhero makeover. In new comics, paintings and popular books, depictions of Vishnu, Rama and other greats in the Hindu pantheon are being reimagined to give the deities broad shoulders, six-pack abs, flashy get-ups and smoldering good looks.
 Rediff.com1 week ago Popped, Now Comes The Drop

Summary's stock price recently popped due to India elections and Q4 results but may quickly drop if India eases restrictions for foreign online retailers.'s 103% online shopping growth should be taken into context. ...
 Seeking Alpha1 month ago

More Natwar-bombs: Sonia was 'hostile' to Rao; he was 'no saint either'

The frosty relationship between Sonia Gandhi and late Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao comes out in full view in Natwar Singh's autobiography which says Gandhi was "never fond of" Rao who wondered why she was so "hostile" to him. "Sonia had made P V Narasimha Rao Prime Minister.  But she wasn't very fond of him. I, too, had fallen out with him and joined the Tiwari Congress, but we later made up," Singh recalls in his just-released book One Life Is Not Enough published by Rupa. Rao had ...
 Rediff.com38 minutes ago Rahul stopped Sonia from becoming PM in 2004, claims Natwar  Rediff.com1 day ago Sonia told me she confided more in me than her children: Natwar Singh  Rediff.com2 days ago

Advice for young women from Hillary Clinton

And from the woman who was wronged, words of advice.  Regardless of what you may think of her politics, most can agree that Hillary Rodham Clinton has always made women's issues a priority around the world. As a former United States Secretary of State, First Lady, and candidate for the Presidency, Hillary has gained valuable insights from her travels, experiences, and leadership, which she shares in her internationally bestselling books.
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Naturally, they did not come to have dinner with me: Natwar on meeting Sonia, Priyanka

Man of the moment Natwar Singh's tart comments on his meeting with Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka... "Naturally, they did not come to have dinner with me."Here's the background. In 2004, a meeting was held on May 18, where Manmohan Singh, Gandhi family friend Suman Dubey, Priyanka and Natwar Singh were present. Priyanka said Rahul had told Sonia to withdraw her name and nominate Manmohan Singh for PMship. Given the embarrassment that the revelation could make, Sonia and Priyanka met him on May ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago 50 Congressmen called to congratulate me: Natwar  Rediff.com3 hours ago Natwar: I look forward to reading Sonia Gandhi's book  Rediff.com6 hours ago I will write my own book of truth: Sonia  Rediff.com1 day ago
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