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India’s squad for Australia tour: Five talking points

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Friday, December 25, 2015 - 14:50

Of late, Sandip Patil and Anurag Thakur’s squad announcement press conferences have been a rather routine affair.

A new challenge before Sitaram Yechury

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Friday, December 25, 2015 - 10:45

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Will the BJP follow Vajpayee's 'raj dharma'?

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Friday, December 25, 2015 - 10:42

(A file photo of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi)

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Jose Mourinho's culling from struggling Chelsea highlights end of an association

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 21:24

Jose Mourinho's chapter at Chelsea ended on a sad note since his return to Stamford Bridge in 2013 from Real Madrid.

How Rajkot pip Pune in first battle of IPL newbies

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 21:13

The Rajkot-based franchise, owned by Intex roped in Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja and James Faulkner, while Sanjiv Goenka's New Rising got MS Dhoni, Steven Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin and Faf du Plessis for Pune.

ISL 2015 final: Five factors likely to determine outcome of grand finale

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 11:32

Sunday’s grand finale boils down to a match up between Goa’s attack and Chennaiyin’s defence.

Rediscover old tales in a forgotten language at Dastangoi Festival in Delhi

By Garima Dutt | Last Updated: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 15:58

Dastango Aamir & Dastango Affan performing 'Dastan-e-Amir Hamza' at Dastangoi Festival

Confident and clear, Yellen says rate path will be well signalled

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 14:55

The unanimous backing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen got for the Fed`s first rate hike since the financial crisis let her deliver a clear message: Don`t expect further rate hikes for a while, and when we are ready, we`ll tell you.

 

Where is our shit going and why we should care

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 14:53

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This is the only four-letter word that Neeraj Jain, CEO - Water Aid India, allows his children to use at home.

How safe is Delhi for women?

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 14:44

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Chris Gayle, your team needs you

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 10:13

He is certainly one of the modern greats, but stories of a reluctant Gayle excusing himself from the national set up will always paint an image so distraught for the sport that many will be forced to ask, what's there in playing for a national team.

Never despair and keep at it: Ruskin Bond

By Garima Dutt | Last Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 16:09

What more can one ask for when you get to spend a Monday evening, hearing one of the finest minds in literature - the elusive, but warm Ruskin Bond!

What Britain is demanding from the EU to stay in the bloc

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 13:23

British Prime Minister David Cameron last month outlined his demands for EU reform, ahead of a referendum on Britain`s membership in the 28-member bloc to be held by 2017.

Shun Facebook to kill loneliness before it eliminates you

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:13

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Overhaul of Congress leadership - an idea whose time has come

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 09:56

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Resolving India's urban governance challenges

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 00:39

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Can Tata Tiago change the hatchback dynamics?

By webmaster | Last Updated: Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 11:15

Tata Tiago is both pleasingly dynamic and can hold its own against any car in its class from wherever in the automotive world.

Premier League: Title race heats up after unpredictable twist

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 21:34

Consistency has taken a beating amongst top teams in the Premier League with the 2015-16 season promising that anything is possible.

Near Death Experience

By Shobhika Puri | Last Updated: Monday, December 7, 2015 - 09:48

‘Death’ is a word, a state, that intrigues and scares many. Nobody knows what happens after one dies though there are many who claim to have the answers.

Are global rankings relevant for Indian varsities?

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Monday, December 7, 2015 - 09:38

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Forget ''smart'' new cities; India needs old ones to be less dumb

By webmaster | Last Updated: Friday, December 4, 2015 - 19:18

Experts say it was worse hit than the rest of India`s southeastern seaboard because of a development boom that has gone unchecked in the last 15 years.

India targets temple gold hoard to rescue monetisation plan

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Monday, December 7, 2015 - 09:21

The gold monetisation scheme has only attracted about one kilogramme in a month, prompting the government to nudge temples through banks to hand over their treasures, the sources said, but at least one temple said it was still unconvinced by the plan.

 

India vs South Africa 2015: Criticising pitches is taking credit away from spinners' brilliance

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Friday, December 4, 2015 - 14:12

Instead of criticising Indian pitches, the cricket fraternity should hail R Ashwin & Co for making life miserable for South Africa.

Paris Climate Change Conference: Five things you must know!

By Ritu Singh | Last Updated: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 15:43

The Paris climate summit is being held in Le Bourget, France, from 30 November to 11 December.  

Drought-hit India's quest for water hampered by thirsty crops

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 12:54

Back-to-back droughts for the first time in nearly 30 years mean some rural areas in the north are running out of water for human consumption and agriculture, prompting warnings of serious consequences if urgent action is not taken.

 

India vs South Africa 2015: 5 reasons that led to Proteas' downfall

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 09:00

Aspiring to retire? Welcome to Agra

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2015 - 16:27

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India's democracy allows for fetishised nationalism, knee-jerk rejectionism

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2015 - 16:24

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El Clasico: Ronaldinho redux?

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 10:15

The Santiago Bernabeu was draped in white, as Real Madrid and Barcelona players took to the iconic stadium's hallowed turf.

With Johnson retired, Steyn to follow, who will carry forward the legacy?

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 09:53

Whispering Death, White Lightning, Rawalpindi Express were few names given to erstwhile speed merchants, who always bayed for batsmen’s blood with their threatening pace.