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Eminently funny historians
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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.com, 12 hours ago

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'She is a himmatwali'

A teenager painstakingly builds a new life after a tragic accident. Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com 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 ...
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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.
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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, ...
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What makes him one of India's highest selling authors

Ashwin Sanghi gets candid with you, our dear readers! Read on! Ashwin Sanghi is the author of three bestselling books -- The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant and The Krishna Key -- and he is out with a new one -- Private India. Co-authored with the American bestselling author James Patterson, Private India promises to be an edge-of-the-seat thriller and will hit the bookstores soon (but it can be pre-ordered here). Sachin Nirhali: ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago Chat@3 with bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi  Rediff.com1 week ago
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Tales that lack ethos and pathos

Writers often produce excellent books but they lack the flavour of those written by people writing in the language of their own culture, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan For a long time now many people have been asking me to write a book. I have steadfastly refused - for two reasons. One, I strongly believe in the Hindi saying, "kauvaa chale hans ki chaal". This is a reference to the crow that expects to fool people into believing it is a swan if it imitates the walk of one. I know my limitations ...
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SIT books ex-Goa CM Pratapsingh Rane, son for bribery

The Special Investigation Team of the Goa police has booked former Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane and his legislator son for allegedly accepting a Rs 6 crore bribe to facilitate the clearance of a mining lease. The SIT had on July 3 registered a case against Rane and his son Vishwajit for allegedly accepting the bribe three years ago. It is planning to call both the accused for interrogation. "An FIR has been registered and we are investigating the complaint. Things will be clear once we ...
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Tara Books opens a new page for tribal artists in India

Gita Wolf collaborates with India's women tribal artists to create award-winning books and help the women step across the gulf that divides them from the modern world. Read
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What self help books would Shah Rukh, Anil Kapoor, Salman read?

Because there are times when even the mightiest of stars need assistance...Movie stars are always tailed by an entourage of hair and makeup artists, personal secretaries, publicists, hangers-on.They advise them on how to look their absolute best, how to manage their work and media, among other things.But what happens when it comes to life decisions, spiritual guidance and general soul searching?A little assistance from self-help books never harmed anyone, did it?For instance, the disturbing ...
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Rediff.com: Popped, Now Comes The Drop

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