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The danger behind Pakistan's new swagger
'Pakistan may feel emboldened to give an upswing to the proxy war in J&K, having secured a better international consensus on its strategic importance.' 'The raising of Pakistani flags by......
Mr Verma comes to India
Richard Rahul Verma, the first Indian American to serve as US Ambassador to New delhi, quips that surviving the first month in India is his first goal. Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com, the only journalist......
Dear Mr Kejriwal...
I'm still rooting for you, because you may yet be able to do something good for Delhi. But you and your party will have to get a reality check and some discipline, says Mitali Saran.......
Exclusive: David Headley and I
'The bond between Rahul and David was a powerful one. While Rahul saw a father figure in Headley, the latter saw Rahul only as a codename for Mumbai.' 'Rahul had spent approximately 1,000 hours......
We don't need 'Mr India', we need governance
India needs sustainable political and governance reform, not 'Mr India'-type prime-time populism, says Sanjaya Baru Anna Hazare got his timing right, as Kumar Ketkar, a distinguished journalist......
Used cars? Here's a price guide!
For about Rs 2 lakh, you can get for a 2002 model Ford Ikon 1.6, a Wagon R, or Santro. . ."Would you buy a used car from this man?" screamed the tagline of a poster with a scowling Richard Nixon......
Ending the Railway Budget, a step in the right direction
The best way for the railways to become more professional will be to get corporatised, says Subir Roy. There is a strong likelihood that we have seen the last of the railway Budget. The only......
Ending Rail Budget is Mr Prabhu's first step in the right direction
Prabhu has now to show that he can take on the vested interests within the railways which are resisting change through corporatisation, says Subir Roy. There is a strong likelihood that we have......
Railway Minister deserves credit for a stellar performance
In the history of Indian railway budgets, Suresh Prabhu will perhaps be the first railway minister not to have announced either a single new train or a new railway line, notes A K......
How Padmini helped Premier drive around hurdles
Despite government controls, Walchand Hirachand Group cracked the market Image: Premier Padmini; Photograph: Mr Choppers/Wikimedia Commons Long before the iPad got invented in Cupertino,......
Shirley Temple's 10 Most Memorable Quotes
'When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I’ve been getting younger every since.' Raja Sen lists some famous quotes by former child star Shirley Temple. The most iconic of child stars and......
Hollywood's most powerful celebrity
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here! Aussie actor Sam Worthington has been named the most powerful celebrity in Hollywood. The Avatar actor has......
Looking at Raavan, three times over!
One of this year's most anticipated films is Mani Ratnam's tri-lingual: Raavan in Hindi, Raavanan in Tamil and Villain in Telugu. The Hindi version stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (as Sita),......
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