April 24, 2012'In Tamil Nadu, the administration targets people'
'It is like, all crimes are done by north Indians and it is difficult to track them, so get their details. This sort of profiling, I have not seen anywhere.' Chennai activist Madhumita Dutta speaks out!
April 05, 2012'LeT has never had to deal with loss of leadership'
Stephen Tankel, author of the book Storming the World Stage: The Story of Lashkar-e-Taiba, says that the bounty announcement validates India's repeated assertions that the LeT is a dangerous group and that Saeed plays a strategic role in guiding it.
April 04, 2012Exclusive! $20 bn Rafale deal was manipulated, says MP
'There is an evaluation committee which is involved in these matters. The committee comprises six persons and there are persons from the armed forces and also the finance wing. My information suggests that two persons in this committee have allegedly manipulated this deal,' MV Mysura Reddy, member of the parliamentary defence standing committee, tells Vicky Nanjappa
April 03, 2012'Koodankulam is safer, more modern than Kalpakkam'
Dr Suresh Moses Lee, who was one of the members of the panel of experts constituted by the Centre to examine the reactors of Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project, talks to rediff.com's about the safety aspects of the controversial plant.
March 19, 2012MIT grad, IIM professor... and UP's new face
India needs well-educated and competent politicians, says Abhishek Mishra, who resigned from his job as a professor at IIM-Ahmedabad to join the Samajwadi Party. Now appointed UP's minister of state for protocol, he tells why he has great hopes for the future.
March 04, 2012EXCLUSIVE: 'This was one of the toughest elections for us'
Having completed a grueling election campaign across Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav is now back in Lucknow eagerly awaiting the verdict of the people. In an exclusive interview with rediff.com's , he shares his strategy and outlines the factors that went in favour of his party in this election
March 02, 2012Will Jayant Chaudhary emerge as kingmaker of UP?
Union Minister Ajit Singh's 33-year-old son Jayant Chaudhary could emerge as a candidate for the deputy chief ministership, says Neerja Chowdhury.
February 29, 2012'India's growth will be determined by UP and Bihar'
'Many estimates by international agencies suggest that the 21st century will be ruled by three industries -- agriculture, food processing and textiles. And in these three critical industries, UP, surely, has more advantages than any other location in the world -- this is the Gangetic belt,' says Professor Arvind Mohan, who is bullish about the Uttar Pradesh economy.
February 22, 2012'MNS is not against any community'
Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has been in the news for its aggressive stance against 'outsiders,' who the MNS says, deny employment opportunities to Maharashtrians. "We are not opposed to other communities, this is a wrong perception about us," MNS leader Nitin Sardesai insists in an exclusive interview with Rediff.com
February 10, 2012'Unfair to blame teachers, students are aggressive now'
Dr Lakshmi Vijayakumar, one of the well known psychiatrists in Chennai and the founder-trustee of Sneha, a voluntary centre for suicide prevention, answers some of these questions raised by the murder of a teacher by a student in Chennai.
February 06, 2012'Ordinary Christians are being used as pawns'
Did the controversial report on church attacks exaggerate the number of such instances in Karnataka? Were the figures put out for some ulterior motive? Minorities Commission member P N Benjamin responds
All this seems fishy: G Madhavan Nair
A panel of the Indian Space Research Organisation on Sunday indicted former ISRO chairman Madhavan Nair and three other scientists for acts of commission in the $ 300 million spectrum deal between commercial arm of the ISRO, Antrix and Devas Multimedia Ltd. In an interview with Rediff.com's Vicky Nanjappa, Nair slammed the panel report and claimed that his name will soon be cleared.
January 30, 2012'For investigators, arresting young Muslims easy way out'
'Had the ATS not wasted its time and resources in rounding up innocent Muslims, we would have uncovered the forces trying to destroy India,' Kashif-ul-Huda, executive editor, TwoCircles.net, tells Vicky Nanjappa.
January 27, 2012I had to leave India to be safe: Amitava Kumar
Writer Amitava Kumar speaks to Aseem Chhabra about life after he read from The Satanic Verses at the Jaipur Literary Festival.
January 24, 2012If someone tries to shut you up, talk louder: Rushdie
The raging controversy over author Salman Rushdie's visit to the Jaipur literary festival and the abrupt cancellation of a video link with the writer at the last minute on Tuesday evening refuses to die down. We reproduce an interview with Rushdie, when he visited India in 2000.
January 23, 2012'I don't need to READ The Satanic Verses to oppose it'
Mohammed Saleem Engineer is the National Secretary of the Jamaat-e-Islami-e-Hind, the hardline Islamic organisation that has its headquarters in New Delhi. The organisation is an offshoot of the Jamaat-e-Islami party whose objective it is to establish an Islamic state in Pakistan that is ruled by the Shariah law.
January 20, 2012Exclusive: 'Mayawati only believes in minting money'
As his old adversary Mayawati confronts the anti-incumbency factor in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election, Mulayam Singh Yadav expects a fresh lease of political life as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. An exclusive interview!
January 16, 2012'There is nothing illegal in evangelisation'
n an interview with rediff.com's Vicky Nanjappa, Dr John Dayal, member of the national monitoring committee for minority education, Government of India, and secretary general of the All India Christian Council, says that the Constitution gives the community the right to practice, profess and propagate its faith.
In Memoriam: Homai Vyrawalla, India's first woman photographer
Homai Vyrawalla is 97 and shares her rich treasure trove of anecdotes about India's tallest leaders with Rediff.com's Sanchari Bhattacharya.
January 13, 2012'Only Election Commission can decide on online voting for NRIs'
After the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, Priyanka asks Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vyalar Ravi the tough questions about voting rights, investments, and other issues faced by Non-resident Indians.
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