Author Of Blockbusters
T. Damodaran is busy writing a
screenplay for director I.V. Sasi,
with whom he has enjoyed a successful
The Long March Goes On
Vempati Chinna Satyam speaks on his
journey from Kuchipudi.
Humanity In Tune
At the Patiala Heritage Festival,
Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty's concert was
as enjoyable as it was informative.
A Picture Of Grace
Deepika Reddy, among the most talented
students of the legendary Vempatti
Chinna Satyam, believes in constant
Q&a: Let Children With Special Needs
Learn With Others
The UK has been a pioneer in tackling
the challenges presented by special
An Enhanced Interface For Interacting
Nikhil Kumar of Deccan Herald spoke to
Dr Wendy Hall, a professor of Computer
Science and founding head of the
Intelligence, Agents and Multimedia (IAM)
research group at the University of
Southampton, UK, about TNG(The Next
Tax Efficiencies And Treaties Help M&a
Consolidation in the pharma space is
clearly here to stay and India's M&A
juggernaut is not likely to slow down
Firms Will Have To Build Size
Last week, a global Big Four
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), took
over the tax practice unit of
India-based RSM Pvt. Ltd. for an
Economists Cannot Predict The Movement
Of Stock Markets
Apart from the Budget's immediate
impact on stock movements, it is
important to give the market at least
a month for it to process and
incorporate the Budget's implications
into the market indices.
"I Believe In India"
The chairman of Fiat and president of
Ferrari is an icon in Italy, and not
just for the usual attributes of good
looks and style.
'A Tremendous Humanitarian Tragedy'
The dead include a number of
Pakistanis, many of them burnt beyond
recognition... Visas will be issued to
relatives of the dead and injured by
the High Commission of India in
which will set up a visa camp in
Lahore for this purpose.
A Tariff To Ensure Transparency In The
Availability-based tariff scores over
other systems. Here, the user, by
committing to guarantee operation of
the plant at specified levels
throughout the life-time of the plant,
is able to reap the economies of
Q&a: There's A Parallel Universe
Beneath Our Feet
He's been making wildlife films for
more than 30 years, yet Mike Salisbury
says he was surprised to get the
lifetime achievement award at the
Wildscreen Festival in
Court And A Controversy
A state government is teetering on the
edge of Article 356, and suddenly it
seems like even the coalition age may
not have fully blunted the edge of
this favoured weapon of the Centre
against the states in bygone years.
‘Govt Officials Also Have A Hand In
A T Ramaswamy is in the hot seat. As
chairman of the Joint House Committee
of the Karnataka Legislature, he has
the daunting task of unearthing cases,
where government land has been
encroached upon in Bangalore’s urban
'The Issue Of Racism Is A Hundred-Fold
More Inflated In Uk Than The
Hindu-Muslim Issue In Our Country’
Hello and welcome to Walk the Talk.
I’m Shekhar Gupta, at Hyde Park in
London, with this week’s guest — a
celebrity to tens and millions of
people, not just in India but all over
There are scripts to write, actors to
be discovered, movies to be made,
books to be written... Life is just
too short for veteran actor Dev Anand.
'French Mncs Prefer Indian Students'
Having missed the bus as far as trade
and investments are concerned, France,
India’s long-standing cultural
partner, is now looking at expanding
the overall bilateral relationship
between the two countries.
I’ve Been Planning Veerappan Film For
“I have got every right to make a film
on Veerappan. He never took anybody’s
permission to kill” A M R Ramesh . . .
‘Given The Choice Of Re-Applying... I
Chose To Walk’
The UPA government denied a visa to
this scholar. His topic: how education
and secular Islam are changing the
story of the Muslim girl in India.
Prisoner's Dilemma In Asian Exchange
The extreme export-oriented nature of
most Asian economies has given rise to
a collective action problem where the
fear of losing competitiveness leads
each of them to heavily manage their
State Of The Waters
The much awaited verdict on the
Baglihar Hydel Project (BHP) has been
given. Raymond Laffite, the World Bank
appointed Swiss neutral expert (NE)
arbitrating the protracted differences
between India and Pakistan, gave his
final judgment on February . . .
"We Should Work For A More Visible
Foreign MinisterSyed Hamid Albaron the
prospects for better bilateral ties.
Excerpts from an interview at his
office in Putra Jaya, prior to his
planned visit to India this week:
'There Should Be A Dialogue Between
Francesco Rutelli is the deputy prime
minister and minister for culture and
tourism in the Italian government.
Hello, Hello, It’s A Deal
British telecom giant Vodafone has
acquired a majority stake in India’s
fourth largest mobile operator, Hutch
Essar, for a cash consideraton of
$11.1 billion, implying an enterprise
value of $18.8 billion.
‘They (Sonia And Rahul) Are Not
Familiar With The Air, The Water Of
Up... They Know Nothing About Its
In these elections, all parties are
against you. Except the CPM. But it
doesn’t have much weight in UP.
"University Presses Act As
Henry Reece, Chief Executive of Oxford
University Press, on the dynamics of
Q&a: Speak Up Every Time A Fanaa Or
Parzania Is 'Banned'
Last year, a few political parties in
Gujarat forced a ban on Kunal Kohli's Fanaa. The film was
targeted because its lead actor, Aamir
Khan, endorsed the rights of people
who were displaced by the
Transfer Pricing Regulations Should Be
Sensitive To Business Dynamics
With the quantum and type of
international transactions increasing,
there would be greater focus on
transfer pricing, not only amongst
corporates, but within the tax
department as well.
'Quake Risks Can Now Be Quantified'
RMSI, India’s leading geospatial data
and software services company, has
partnered with the US-based Risk
Management Solutions (RMS) for
creating catastrophic risk assessment
models for the insurance industry.
"In India As In Italy, Democracy Is A
Italy's Prime MinisterRomano
Prodispeaks on ties with India, his
country's engagement in Afghanistan
and Lebanon, his difficult coalition,
the thorny matter of extraordinary
renditions, and the way forward for
Europe. Excerpts from an interview in
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