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HC orders inquiry into alleged captivity of women in Isha yoga centre
The Madras high court on Wednesday directed the Principal District Judge, Coimbatore, to visit the premises of Isha Yoga Centre near that city to conduct an inquiry with the inmates about their......
Garam chai pe garam charcha in Banaras
A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com records a heated discussion on NaMo at one of Varanasi's best-known locations. Pappu's tea stall is among the many melting pots in the holy city of Varanasi. And,......
When are we happy?
There are many unknowns about happiness, but one thing is known: Thinking about happiness does not make you happy, says B S Prakash.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh Think of three age groups: 15 to 20......
Gandhi doesn't need this defence
Banning books shows insecurity of the political class, says Praful Bidwai.Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra 'Milosevic' Modi has again demonstrated that his capacity for setting new lows in politics......
Women power rocks Kumbh Mela
No official estimate is available about the number of sadhvis and sanyasins at the Haridwar Kumbh Mela, but there is no dearth of women who have left their families behind and 'surrendered......
Jaswant's book set to ride 'controversy' sales
Rupa & Co will be glad that former External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh dropped his plans to publish his memoirs, A Call to Honour, on his own.Trade circles say the book, in the market for a......
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