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Khushwant Singh: A born raconteur, a vintage sardar (A Tribute)
Fittingly, I was in a bookshop when I heard about the death of Khushwant Singh. It was undoubtedly unexpected, for the grand old man had seemed on course to go on for ever. The news evoked a flood of memories - of standing in a bookshop and memorising jokes from his celebrated jokebooks (and the importance of knowing how to laugh at yourself), then relishing his accounts of travels to far-off lands, of his meeting all kinds of people (mostly VIPs) , his robustly outspoken views on various social and political issues and how interesting they seemed.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 7:20:09 PM

A revealing story on Kashmir (Book Review)
Title: Our Moon has Blood Clots; Author: Rahul Pandita; Publisher: Random House India; Pages: 258; Price: Rs.499

Friday, March 29, 2013 9:02:03 AM

Who began the violence? The how and why of Partition (Comment)
The partition of the Punjab in mid-August 1947 took place as part of a negotiated settlement brokered by the British between the Indian National Congress, the All-India Muslim League and the Sikhs of Punjab to partition India and transfer power to India and Pakistan.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 9:28:01 AM

The Tagore women and a tale of empowerment (Book Review, with Image)
Book: 'Jorasanko'; Author: Aruna Chakravarti; Publisher: Harper Collins India; Pages: 406; Price: Rs.350

Monday, February 18, 2013 3:14:06 PM

New museums on government list to push archiving
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The culture ministry has put archiving of heritage high on its list of priorities by sanctioning five new museums, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 9:06:05 PM

Tripura mourns Sunil Gangopadhyay's death
Agartala, Oct 23 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Tuesday expressed deep shock over the death of celebrated Bengali writer and Sahitya Akademi president Sunil Gangopadhyay.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 3:21:14 PM

Sunil Gangopadhyay is dead
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) Legendary writer and Sahitya Akademi President Sunil Gangopadhyay died Tuesday following a major cardiac arrest here, family sources said. He was 78.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:04:32 PM

Carlos Santana to perform in Bangalore Oct 26
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) India will renew its tryst with the 'Black Magic Woman' when celebrated guitatrist Carlos Santana performs at the Vladivar Rock'N'India in Bangalore Oct 26, a statement from the organisers said.

Friday, September 28, 2012 3:18:59 PM

Popular self-help author Stephen Covey dies at 79
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Popular American self-help author Stephen R. Covey, whose 1989 book 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' shot him to international fame, died early Monday in Idado from complications arising from a bicycle accident in April. He was 79.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 5:33:40 PM

A candid post-mortem of the LTTE (Book Review)
Book: 'The Prabhakaran Saga'; Author: S. Murali; Publisher: Sage Publishers;Pages: 362; Price: Rs.425

Monday, July 16, 2012 8:53:21 AM

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