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The 29-cr Gaitonde and other Indian masterpieces

An oil painting by abstract artist Vasudeo S Gaitonde set a new record for Indian artwork when it sold for a whopping Rs 29.3 crore ($4.4 million) at a Christie's auction in Mumbai on......

Is the BJP losing the Bihar elections?

'The BJP has replaced huge portraits of the two BJP leaders from Gujarat with very small portraits of many leaders from Bihar. Much is being read into this changed tactic of hoardings and banners,'......

'As one gets older, one is drawn towards home'

In a special series, Rediff.com looks at India through the lives of her people. Today: Mohammed Taufiq, a waiter for 36 years at Kolkata's famous Coffee House. A fan of Manna De, he encounters at......

Is frequent flyer Modi overdoing it?

How much money the Modi government has already spent and is going to spend on all those foreign trips, muses Sunita Iyer. Over breakfast today, my mother, who’s hardly ever interested in all......

The message of the Delhi elections

'If there is one message coming out of Delhi, it is that the country is ready for inclusive, bipartisan politics, not based on caste, community and religion, but based on issues of a modern India.'......

Money tips from history's richest man

Jacob Fugger could always add value for his customers. He made himself indispensable. That kept him in the game Warren Buffett and Bill Gates have nothing on Jakob Fugger, a German financier during......

A peek into the flashy lifestyles of India's richest businessmen

Indian billionaires do not believe in sitting on their wealth. They'd rather go out and a buy a plane or two, or an expensive car, or maybe a horse. Here's a look at the lifestyles and interests of......

No more Gandhi tags on schemes, Modi looks for new names

Official data show as of 2012, of the 49 schemes and institutes named after eminent personalities, 16 were after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, five after Indira Gandhi, and two after......

Where did world's first paper money appear?

Money How much money does a person need? Well, there is no definite answer. However, the following queries do have. Take the Rediff business quiz and find out how much you know about money - coins......

An example of branding wizardry

It is almost taken for granted that Shombit Sengupta will choose a French restaurant and he does. Royal Club in Bangalore's Leela Palace hotel only opens for dinner, but they happily accommodate......

'Slumdog Millionaire's music isn't about India'

The Maharaja of modern Indian music, A R Rahman, has talent and vision the stuff of legend, a unanimously recognized musical genius that comes around once-a-generation.So it was only a matter of......

The 330 films I saw in 2015

'In 2015 I watched films in so many places. I attended several film festivals around the world -- Berlin, Tribeca (New York), Telluride, Toronto, Zurich, Mumbai, Dharamsala and Goa,' says Aseem......

'It is time to liberate our minds'

'We have won our political freedom, we have liberalised our economy and now it’s time to liberate our minds also. That is why this film.' Director Ketan Mehta lists his reasons for making......

MoMa to host New India film fest

From Yes Madam, Sir, a riveting biography of Kiran Bedi, one of India's most acclaimed public figures, to the Oscar-winning documentary Smile Pinki, the selection of films at The New India film......

'Rakhi stabbed me in the back'

She's been consistently controversial. After ourBigg Boss chats with Rahul Roy and Carol Gracias, Kashmira Shah chatted up rediff readers candidly, gossiping about her housemates and smiling at the......

Readers speak out!

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The many facets of artist Bhupen Khakhar

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