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Is Maharashtra's new internal security law draconian?

Want to live in Maharashtra, follow these eight rules or get jailed. Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com on the proposed Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act. Opposition parties are calling......

Music, malls, shopping: I-Day vignettes

Blaring music. Manic shoppers. A foreign brand launch.Syed Firdaus Ashraf on a special day in the nation's history.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com "So how did you spend Independence Day?" a......

Why I won't boycott Chinese products

When Syed Firdaus Ashraf received messages last weekend, asking him to boycott Chinese goods, he laughed.   I was shopping on Mohammad Ali Road in south Mumbai on the weekend, checking out......

Raghuram Rajan's Kafkaesque trial in Modi's India

Raghuram Rajan's exit reminds Syed Firdaus Ashraf of Kafka's The Trial. Amidst the brouhaha over Udta Punjab, producer Anurag Kashyap's tweet left me intrigued: 'I always wondered what it felt......

Boring! What I thought about Modi's US Congress speech

While some praised Narendra Modi's US Congress address, Syed Firdaus Ashraf had only two words to say: SO WHAT? In his opinion, the 48-minute oration was boring, with no real substance, and nothing......

'Country comes first, trade with Pakistan comes second'

'Trade cannot take place when there is no trust.' Dalip Sharma, Director, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham), has been organising trade fairs with Pakistani businessmen, to......

'Jaitley is lying about labour reforms'

'You cannot treat workers like beggars.' On Friday, September 2, trade unions associated with the Left parties have called for a countrywide general strike of workers. Tapan Kumar Sen, general......

'We will protest till government withdraws new PF rules'

'What is this new PF rule? Complete nonsense!' 'I want my PF money right now and not when I am 58 years old.' Thousands of garment and textile industry workers came out on the roads of Bengaluru......

Is Soha entitled to her opinion?

'How can Soha Ali Khan talk about RBI Governor? What can an actress know about Finance and Economics?' Syed Firdaus Ashraf glances at the times Bollywood actresses have been trolled on social......

Brand India ambassador Priyanka Chopra: 'This is not the country I grew up in'

Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com on Priyanka Chopra's appointment as a brand ambassador for India, despite her frankness on intolerant India. IMAGE: Priyanka Chopra looks picture perfect in......

Buy a ticket for Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai. Now!

Syed Firdaus Ashraf reviews Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.Once Upon A Time In Mumbai there was Bollywood whichused to give usgreat films, but not anymore. Hopes of seeing great filmsfromtoday's......

Madhavan: With Aamir, there's never a dull moment

R Madhavan was quite candid about his jet-setting life when he spoke to Syed Firdaus Ashraf. He talks about his new film 3 Idiots with Aamir Khan, and much more. Over to Madhavan: From your first......

Rajkumar Santoshi speaks to Syed Firdaus Ashraf

When you enter director Rajkumar Santoshi's office in Versova, north-west Mumbai, you don't see any posters of his latest hit, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Posters of his early films -- Ghayal,......
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'Country comes first, trade with Pakistan comes second'

'Trade cannot take place when there is no trust.' Dalip Sharma, Director, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham), has been... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/interview/uri-attack-country-comes-first-trade-with-pakistan-comes-second/20160927.htm
Ban Pakistani artistes? Are we serious?

'We have never had a policy regarding Pakistani artistes working in India.''We welcome them with open arms and that remains the official policy of... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/uri-attack-ban-pakistani-artistes-are-we-serious/20160926.htm
'If you stop water to Pakistan, you will flood J&K'

'In the last 55 years India and Pakistan have gone to wars, but nobody spoke about scrapping the Indus Waters Treaty.' IMAGE: A child stands near... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/if-you-stop-water-to-pakistan-you-will-flood-jk/20160924.htm
This newspaperman's death made no news

For 40 years, he was an efficient cog in Mumbai's newspaper business.But in death he was forgotten by those very newspapers, discovers Syed Firdaus... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/this-newspapermans-death-made-no-news/20160922.htm
'Mulayam is an outdated ticket in the SP'

IMAGE: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, left, with his uncle Shivpal Yadav. 'If you interpret Akhilesh's statement, he is clearly... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/mulayam-is-an-outdated-ticket-in-the-sp/20160916.htm

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