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'Souls like her define eternity'

'People like Mahaswetadi can never die. They live in our hearts and minds.' Mahashweta Devi, who passed into the ages on Thursday, July 28, was a mother, friend and Didi to so many people. Writer......

10 things you need to know about Mahashweta Devi

Writer and activist Mahashweta Devi, who passed away after a prolonged illness on Thursday, authored more than a 100 novels and 20 collections of short stories. She was not only a celebrated writer......

Mahasweta Devi - a voice of the oppressed

The 91-year-old, who died on Thursday, went beyond her role as a writer to help tribals in organising themselves in groups so that they could take up development activities in their own areas. A......

When Mahasweta Devi spoke to Rediff

Writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi breathed her last on Thursday afternoon. Winner of the 1996 Jnanpith and 1997 Ramon Magsaysay Awards, Mahasweta Devi firmly believed that 'real history is......

Modi observes Navratri fast, offers prayers at Kamakhya Temple

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday offered prayers to Goddess Ma Kamakhya Devi at her historic temple atop Nilachal Hill in Guwahati before resuming his poll campaign in Assam. Modi,......

'I am ready to sell my stories'

Magsaysay Award winner Mahasweta Devi isset to have her stories adapted on film.After earning accolades forthe Bengali teleserialProti Chuanno Minute (Every 54 Minutes), which she wrote, the......

'I was never too ambitious'

'I did not face the camera for two-three years. I was busy and happy even when I was not acting.' Gracy Singh tells us what she's been doing. Gracy Singh, who has been a part of some of Bollywood's......

What makes Sushmita Sen-sational!

Happy birthday, Sushmita! An early achiever, Sushmita Sen became a household name in her teens. Her intelligence and incredible success at beauty pageants impressed everyone around her. It was......

'Kareena will sweep awards for Jab We Met'

Last week, scriptwriter-director Suparn Verma and resident film critic Raja Sen had an interesting chat with Rediff readers, discussing the year that was, at the movies. They were joined by our......

India at the Asian Games: Day 5

Sandhyarani settles for silver in wushuIndia's Sandhyarani Devi setteled for a silver in the women's sanshou 60kg wushu event after losing to Khadijeh Azadpour of Iran in the final in the Asian......

Once a boxing champ, he now cleans drains for a living

Once a boxing champion, life has dealt Krishna Routh a severe blow. Payal Mohanka chronicles the plight of an achiever and the apathy of a disinterested administration. IMAGE: Former pugilist......

India at Asian Games: Mary Kom leads women boxers charge into medal round

MC Mary Kom. Photograph: PTI Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom led the charge as Indian women boxers packed a powerful punch by assuring themselves of medals in each of the three weight......

Asian Games: Women recurve team still in medal hunt

Deepika Kumari. Photograph: Dean Alberga/World Archery Federation via Getty Images India's women recurve team kept itself in medal contention by moving to the semifinals of the Asian Games even as......

India at Asian Games: Jitu strikes gold, Shweta bags bronze on Day 1

IOC President Thomas Bach presents Rai Jitu of India with his gold medal in the 50m Pistol Men's event at Ongnyeon International Shooting Range during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,......
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The Amazing Rendition Of Our National Anthem + 5 Other Stories That Made Our Sunday

BCCL Since Jana Gana Mana was first sung at the annual session of the Indian National Congress in Kolkata in January 1912, plenty of versions of... ...

http://m.indiatimes.com/news/world/the-amazing-rendition-of-our-national-anthem-5-other-stories-that-made-our-sunday-259984.html
250-yr-old tree that stands as a testimony to British atrocities

GORAKHPUR: In the heart of Gorakhpur, in the Alinagar market area, stands a peepal tree, claimed to be 250-year-old, that has been a mute witness... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/varanasi/250-yr-old-tree-that-stands-as-a-testimony-to-British-atrocities/articleshow/53694885.cms
Voice of the voiceless

On my first visit to the USA in 2006, a jargon-spewing American woman of Indian origin approaced me. I am deeply interested in Mahasweta Devi, she... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/8th-day/voice-of-the-voiceless/159905.html
Satellite phone call to J&K, alert sounded

The Uttarakhand police along with Central intelligence agencies and the local intelligence unit are on high alert following reports that a call was... ...

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/uttarakhand/satellite-phone-call-to-j-k-alert-sounded/279231.html
Raising the bar

Documenting dance Bathina Vikram Goud. Kuchipudi exponent Bathina Vikram Goud talks about underlying problems in the field of dance training.... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/raising-the-bar/article8973746.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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