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19 Feb 2017, 02.00 PM IST I was on my way to Dharwad from Belgaum airport when I asked my host, ‘Isn’t Saundatti nearby?’ I was referring to the famous Renuka-Yellamma temple on the border of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The question came out of the blue. One thing led to ...

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The Last Stand


19 Feb 2017, 02.59 PM IST Even though the standoff caught the imagination of generations of filmmakers and writers, the book by former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh brings to fore the human element of the battle – from the heights of courage to bureaucratic blunders. The book talks ...

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His village still lives Premchand’s script


19 Feb 2017, 12.12 PM IST LAMAHI: Most villages across the flatlands of north India are bereft of any appeal that would invite a second glance. But Lamahi, 10km from Varanasi, has a special calling card. Busloads of students and tourists drop by. Even occasional literature lovers — some from ...

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