Title: Lanka's Princess; Author: Kavita Kane; Publisher: Rupa Publications India; Pages: 280; Price: Rs 295Like the space-time it is set in, Hindu mythology too seems to trace a circular course -- in fiction. Its once unmitigated villains are being ... Prokerala, 1 month ago
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The list of corporations publishing biographies has lengthened steadily as companies have realised the effectiveness of story telling as a brand building tool. Kanika Datta investigates the rising trend. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The dismantling of the licence raj from 1991 onwards provided corporate India with a new-found freedom to grow in any way it chose. Now, well into the 21st century, many corporations and promoters have achieved critical mass. In the process, they ...Rediff.com, 4 hours ago
The man who spearheaded the Tamil Nadu Special Task Force (STF) that planned and executed bandit Veerappan's killing during Operation Cocoon has come out with an account of the life and times of the dreaded outlaw. "Veerappan: Chasing the Brigand" by K Vijay ...Business Standard, 3 weeks ago
John Lang represented Rani Laxmibai in her legal battle against the East India Company to stop the annexation of her kingdom of Jhansi.Rediff.com's Archana Masih profiles the maverick Aussie who spent 22 years in India and became a friend in its dark days of bondage. IMAGE: A self portrait of John Lang. It was 1964; the writer Ruskin Bond had just moved to Mussoorie from Delhi when an Australian newspaper clipping arrived for him by post. It was sent by a friend about a maverick Australian ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Ranga, one of the most famous wild elephants, whose range stretched between Bannerghatta National Park and Savandurga, was captured by the forest department on Sunday afternoon. "We caught Ranga at around 3 pm. He has been sent to Bannerghatta Biological Park ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
The Supreme Court has dismissed the curative petition filed by BCCI against the 2015 verdict by which it had struck down the controversial amendment of a rule which permitted cricket board administrators to acquire or hold commercial interest in events like ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
The Reserve Bank of India has left the repo rates unchanged at 6.25%, surprising analysts who widely expected an interest rate on Wednesday as the economy reels from Prime Minister Modi's demonetisation. Most economists had believed the RBI will cut the repo ...Sify, 2 months ago
Two out of 12 experts polled say central bank will cut rate to cushion note ban blow; others say Fed rate hike might make it push the pause button, reports Business Standard's Anup Roy. The six-member monetary policy committee headed by Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel is likely to cut the policy rate by at least 25 basis points in the December 6-7 policy review. But, the case for a pause is equally strong, say economists. However, the central bank is unlikely to pause, given a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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