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Anti-Romeo squads... and those Italian marines...

Why 'anti-Romeo'? Why not 'anti-loafer' squad? Or 'anti-Majnu' squad?' wonders Syed Firdaus Ashraf. Ever since Yogi Adityanath was elected Uttar Pradesh chief minister, sections of the media have......

Secularists, Muslims need to accept Yogi

Will he take Modi's 'sab ka saath, sab ka vikas' route? Or will he turn UP into Egypt under Morsi, asks Syed Firdaus Ashraf. When Yogi Adityanath was sworn in as Uttar Pradesh chief minister on......

A tale of two Akbars, and of Muslim women

Have Muslim women taken to the BJP even as their menfolk cling to 'secular' politics, asks Syed Firdaus Ashraf. IMAGE: The Bharatiya Janata Party's Muslim supporters celebrate the BJP's victory in......

Why using cash can be risky these days

Syed Firdaus Ashraf reveals dual encounters when he regretted dealing in cash. Digital India, Virtual Reality In the last three months I have fallen in love with cashless transactions. The......

Digital India, Virtual Reality

Why is the government unwilling to disclose the winners of its DigiDhan Yojana, asks Syed Firdaus Ashraf. The foot soldiers of Modi's cashless India IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi......

'Sandwich' and the quest for a Rs 500 note

Syed Firdaus Ashraf recounts his mission to withdraw Rs 500 notes from the bank.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Mission: To withdraw Rs 500 notes. Accessories: Water bottle and chocolate......

The foot soldiers of Modi's cashless India

As Narendra Modi and his ministers vigorously campaign for a shift to a cashless society, Rediff.com's Syed Firdaus Ashraf reports on what is happening on the ground. IMAGE: Lakhbir Singh Dogra,......

Waiting at the bank at 3 am!

Indians waiting patiently in serpentine queues outside Mumbai banks tell Rediff.com's Syed Firdaus Ashraf they back Modi's move and are ready to suffer for the larger good of the country. The War......

Marie Antoinette and Paytm in Modi's India

Day 2: Syed Firdaus Ashraf attempts to deposit Rs 500, 1,000 notes in his bank account. The War on Big Notes Day 1: 'Modi will suffer for this in the next elections' Day 2 Mission: To deposit......

'Modi will suffer for this in the next elections'

Rediff.com's Syed Firdaus Ashraf arrived at the bank on Thursday morning to withdraw cash, a day after high denomination notes were withdrawn, and encounters a veritable battlefield inside.......

When Bollywood switches off the limelight

Bollywood doesn't care for the fading star, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf. IMAGE: Vinod Khanna's younger son Sakshi, who performed the last rites, with his mother Kavita Khanna, uncle Pramod Khanna,......

Trailer Watch: Baahubali 2 disappoints

Syed Firdaus Ashraf gives his reasons for disliking the trailer of the most anticipated mega movie of the year, Baahubali: The Conclusion. Indians are most passionate about discussing three things:......

Ghazi trailer worth a watch!

Now, let’s wait for the movie, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf. While everyone may be waiting to see what Rana Daggubatti will be up to as Bhallala Deva in Bahubali 2: The Conclusion --......

7 reasons why you must watch Befikre

Syed Firdaus Ashraf, who grew up in the 1980s, tells us why Befikre is a must watch to understand the new generation. Aditya Chopra, who defined love with 1995's Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge,......

Why the Raees trailer offends me

It reinforces the Muslim stereotype, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf. I wonder if you've heard of Wali Mohammed Wali? Before you Google his name, let me tell you something personal about 9/11 (For those......
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When Bollywood switches off the limelight

Bollywood doesn't care for the fading star, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf. IMAGE: Vinod Khanna's younger son Sakshi, who performed the last rites, with... ...

http://www.rediff.com/movies/column/the-truth-rishi-kapoor-forgot/20170428.htm
The truth Rishi Kapoor forgot

Rishi Kapoor slammed the 'actors of this generation' in a series of tweets for not attending Vinod Khanna's funeral, yesterday. Khanna passed... ...

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2017/apr/28/the-truth-rishi-kapoor-forgot/fa20502ad855a66c102f79de3f5ab523
'Make sure the truth is on your side'

'The size or economic potential of no event can be a valid excuse to break the law of the land.' IMAGE: Army soldiers paint railings on a pontoon... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/the-man-who-took-on-sri-sri-ravi-shankar/20170425.htm
'Sadhvi Pragya has bad destiny'

‘The ATS was investigating this case from a particular viewpoint. The situation changed in 2011 when NIA took over the case.’ IMAGE:... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/sadhvi-pragya-has-bad-destiny/20170425.htm
'Muslims have been made coolies of secularism'

'This is India, bhai. This kind of country does not exist anywhere in the world.' After the Supreme Court ordered a trial in the Babri Masjid... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/muslims-have-been-made-coolies-of-secularism/20170424.htm

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