Jane Austen's world, and life, still relevant for South Asian women: Pakistani author (Interview) (11:04)
By Vikas Datta
Great authors are not those who continue to resonate far beyond their own time and space but who provide a special kinship, a solace in times of personal upheavals. As Jane Austen proved for this Pakistani author, who grew up with her, made her works the focus of her studies and found in them a haven from life's turbulence -- though sometimes resenting their endings.
Will not accept any decision that undermines state's fiscal domain: Kerala FM (Interview) (14:38)
By Shreehari Paliath
Mumbai, July 6: The 15th Finance Commission was asked to use the 2011 population census for deciding states' share of central taxes. This may mean that states with higher populations will receive more central funds.