Mao

  • China celebrates 120th birthday of Mao Zedong 26-12-2013 12:08 PM

    China celebrated the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China, on Thursday, but with scaled-back festivities as President Xi Jinping embarks on broad economic reforms which have unsettled leftists. Mao has become a potent symbol for leftists within the ruling Communist Party who feel that three decades...
  • Shantigopal Pal, legendary Bengali yatra artist, dies 05-11-2012 04:27 PM

    Kolkata: Shantigopal Pal, the Bengali yatra artist who is a part of the Bengali folklore, breathed his last on Monday morning at his Baranagar residence in Kolkata. He was 86 years old. Shantigopal, in a career spanning almost six decades, had played the roles of personalities such as Vladimir Lenin,...
  • Ah Ambursar!

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    Once there were wells of fresh sweet water. The scent of wildflowers wafted from the fields and meadows that ringed the city. Plentiful fish were...

  • 'Never thought Mao's biography would be an expose' 24-11-2011 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: Her book ripped the veil off Mao Zedong's regime and was described as a "bombshell of a devastating work" by the British media. But the biography of China's most well known personality is not the only one that has made writer Jung Chang famous. London-based Chang is the...
  • Mao's Great Famine: Dikotter does a Jasper Becker 17-10-2011 05:19 PM

    In spite of the commendable attempt and raving reviews all over western media, the claims made by Frank Dikotter in his book, Mao's Great Famine, do not rise above the levels of sensationalism. Dikotter's study largely bases itself on facts and figures compiled from local Communist Party archives and offices....
  • Third World icon or crazed despot? 12-10-2011 11:24 AM

    The four years of the Great Leap Forward (GLP, 1958-62), where Chairman Mao Zedongs ambitious plan was to catch up with the UK and other advanced economies, is the subject of endless debate, and now of two books, which examine Maos regime, referring to this period as one where China...
  • China gears up to avert Soviet-style collapse 21-06-2011 07:27 AM

    Jinggangshan: Bracing for key leadership changes, China's 80-million strong Communist Party is getting ready for yet another long-haul with an ideological makeover to avert a Soviet Union-style collapse which spelled doom for communism worldwide. Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) is going through the phase...
  • Mao, Bismarck, Caravaggio books contest UK prize 15-06-2011 11:37 AM

    London: Books on the lives and times of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, German-Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck and Italian artist and renegade Caravaggio are in the running for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. Also on the six-strong shortlist for the annual award are works about American loyalists who left...
  • Hopper's bullet-hole Warhol sells for $ 302,500 12-01-2011 01:05 PM

    New York: An Andy Warhol portrait of Mao Zedong that actor Dennis Hopper shot two bullets through sold for $302,500 at Christie's on Tuesday, more than 10 times its high estimate. The 1972 screenprint from Hopper's art collection is done in hues of mostly blues and greens, including a deep...
  • Rahul compares Narendra Modi to Mao Zedong 27-11-2010 03:34 PM

    New Delhi: Congress MP and party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has caused a stir with his comments on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi being like Mao Zedong. Rahul. who is on a three-city trip to the state, compared Modi to Mao when speaking about development in the state. "Mao also...
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  • Mao's home zone puts sex on Internet 22-11-2006 08:51 AM

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  • Chinese cops bust Mao condoms seller 08-11-2006 01:06 PM

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  • Move over Mao, is that the mantra? 09-09-2006 09:06 AM

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