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    The glorious days of Test cricket are back (Column: Close-in)
    • The glorious days of Test cricket are back (Column: Close-in)(09:28)
      Before the stroke of midnight to mark India's 73rd Independence Day, Indian cricket came alive when they won the inaugural tournament for the differently-abled in the Physical Disability Cricket World Cup in England. It was a marvellous feat for a champion side that struggled to meet expenses and sponsorships. They must have been blessed from heaven by Ajit Wadekar, who had tirelessly spearheaded this cause and whose first death anniversary, so appropriately coincided with the wonderful victory.
    Ethical toolkit, burnouts, small-town India (IANS Books This Weekend)
    • Ethical toolkit, burnouts, small-town India (IANS Books This Weekend)(13:14)
      New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Read about a new toolkit required to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals that go beyond the precepts of good business management and prevalent best practices in government and civil society organisations; then a handy guide that offers a framework to ensure that you continue to have a productive life without getting burned out; and finally, commune with your brethren in small-town India to get a feel of their reality.
    Tricolour movies, then and now
    • Tricolour movies, then and now(11:52)
      New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Hindi film industry has always managed to touch the hearts of cinephiles with films having a dash of patriotism and love for "desh ki mitti". Over the years Bollywood has managed to invent and re-invent movies based on nationalism and patriotism, leading to a high success rate at the Indian box-office.