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Section 377 verdict: Those fought the good fight

A Bharatnatyam exponent, a journalist, a chef, a hotelier and a business executive. This motley group of gay rights activists came together to change history, succeeding on Thursday in getting the......

Equality for All: SC strikes down Section 377

Parts of Section 377, which criminalised consensual unnatural sex, are "irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary", the apex court said in its historic ruling.  IMAGE: People react......

'India was never, ever homophobic'

'Societal acceptance is the surround-sound of the socio-economic political compass that we live in. This is the first step.' IMAGE: LGBT activists celebrate the Supreme Court verdict striking down......

SC verdict on validity of Sec 377 likely today

Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Thursday its much-awaited verdict on a clutch of petitions seeking decriminalisation of a 158-year-old colonial law......

SC reserves verdict on pleas challenging Section 377

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a clutch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Section 377 of Indian Penal Code which criminalises consensual gay sex. A......

Investment banking: High profile exits continue

Adding to the high-profile exits in the investment banking sector in India, Brijesh Koshal, managing director and head (i-banking), Daiwa Capital Markets India, a subsidiary of Japanese firm Daiwa......

Indian CEOs still nervous; eye government bailout

A majority of Indian CEOs do not expect economic prospects to improve in 2009 and feel growth is constrained by the liquidity crunch, negative sentiment and demand recession in the economy.They are......

Mahindras cash in on early SEZ appeal

Workers are putting the finishing touches to a five-storey building that will house a 3,200-seater BPO unit of Infosys Technologies in the 2,500-acre multi-product special economic zone (SEZ), 21......

Summit highlights growing R&D concerns

Increased research and development expenditure, rising costs, poorly understood new technologies and innovations are a cause for concern for big pharmaceutical companies, said Satish Reddy,......

Big dreams ride on low-budget films

He's built a larger-than-life image as a dream merchant who makes multi-star, megabuck extravaganzas.He set a new Bollywood record by pouring Rs 15 crore (Rs 150 million) into the production of......

Must See: UNSEEN PICTURES of Amitabh Bachchan's life

Amitabh Bachchan turns 75 on October 11. Rediff.com celebrates the superstar's birthday with this special series, looking back at the very things that made him the BIG B. We first published this......

The A to Z of Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan turns 75 on October 11. Rediff.com celebrates the superstar with this special series, looking back at the very things that made him the BIG B. We first published this special in......

When Bollywood hailed Ganpati Bappa Morya

No Ganpati celebration is complete without Humse Badhkar Kaun's hugely popular song Deva O Deva Ganpati Deva Tumse Badhkar Kaun blaring out of the pandal speakers, says Mumbai native, now New Delhi......

Box Office: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Shivaay fare average

The hits and misses of the week. Last week saw two big Diwali film releases -- Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Ajay Devgn's Shivaay. Both films saw a below average opening......

Box Office: 31st October flops

The hits and misses of the week. Last week's release 31st October has fared poorly at the box office. Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly verdict.   31st October......

V V S Laxman on the Magic of Cricket

'If fame, money and comfort are the only factors that drive us, then we are playing cricket for entirely the wrong reasons.' IMAGE: V V S Laxman celebrates his double century in the memorable Eden......

'On form pick Yuvi ahead of Sourav'

In the first of a series of weekly chats on cricket, Prem Panicker appeared on the rediff Chat at 1300 EDT/1000 PDT. Following is a transcript of the chat.Also see Prem's blog:......

Malhotra extends Ritwik

Top junior Vikram Malhotra of Maharashtra was the cynosure of all eyes when he extendedtop seed Ritwik Bhattacharya of Delhi in an exciting men's pre-quarter-final, in the 53rd Senior National and......

'Former players should head BCCI'

S.A.NarayanHiAfter going through the whole article, it just reconfirms my single minded underlying belief : REMOVE DALMIYA FROM EVERYTHING RELATED TO CRICKET... either by Govt. intervention or by......

AAFI announces team for SAF Games

National record holder Amritpal Singh will spearhead a strong 64-member Indian athletic contingent in the ninth SAF Games starting in Islamabad on March 29.The list, named by the Amateur Athletic......
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The Legends of Bollywood

There have been countless books or chapters that have been written on actors and superstars from the bygone era. Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Dharmendra,... ...

http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/features/book-review-legends-bollywood/
SC decision on 377 a victory and a step in the right direction

In a defining moment in the country’s history, in a long, tenuous and continuing journey to equality, in a win for LGBTQ and human rights, the... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/sc-decision-on-377-a-victory-and-a-step-in-the-right-direction-news-columns-sjll2ojhffebf.html
377 petitioner Aman Nath

Aman Nath, co-founder and chairman Neemrana Group of Hotels -- and one of the five individuals to petition the Supreme Court to de-criminalise... ...

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2018/sep/07/india-is-returning-to-its-open-progressive-morality-377-petitioner-aman-nath/6a471d90f8161a44e4ec41ee83d8a430
Those fought the good fight

A Bharatnatyam exponent, a journalist, a chef, a hotelier and a business executive. This motley group of gay rights activists came together to... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/section-377-verdict-those-fought-the-good-fight/20180906.htm
SC strikes down Section 377

Parts of Section 377, which criminalised consensual unnatural sex, are "irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary", the apex court said in... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/gay-sex-no-longer-a-crime-rules-supreme-court/20180906.htm

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