In four years, Rekhta has become the largest online repository for Urdu poetry and literature in the world, says Veenu Sandhu.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The lawns of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts in Delhi were choc-a-bloc over three days last February. There were men and women, young and old, in silks and pashminas. There were students in ripped jeans and loafers. And, there were children. They were here for Jashn-e-Rekhta that had drawn in poets, artistes, ... Rediff.com, 10 hours ago
They could whip the ball from the off-stump to the onside flawlessly. It was a challenge bowling to them: Mohammad Asif Pakistan's tainted pace bowler Mohammad Asif described former India stars Rahul Dravid and V V S Laxman as technically the best batsmen he bowled to in his roller-coaster career.Asif's career hit rock bottom in 2010 when he was banned for five years from the sport, and subsequently jailed for his role in the spot-fixing saga in a Test match against England at Lord's."Dravid ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images. A strong fourth innings fightback that had nearly clinched a remarkable record run chase in the first Test loss to Australia in Brisbane had given Pakistan the confidence they needed for the rest of the series, captain Misbah-ul-haq has said. The visitors, who were dismissed for 142 in their first innings, had Australian cricket fans chewing their fingernails to the quick as they counter-attacked in chasing 490 ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
For most part India, the cathedral of conspicuous consumption, lies in ruins. Demonetisation has cast a long shadow on India’s rebounding economy, debilitated by two successive droughts, negating the gains provided by a robust monsoon which had acted like ...The Financial Chronicle, 2 months ago
Finance it is said is merely a gun, politics is knowing when to pull the trigger. Throw another adage into this mix - despair and idleness are dangerous companions - and you have a dreaded cocktail. Now let me connect these two axioms in the contemporary ...The Financial Chronicle, 2 months ago
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