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What went on inside Bengal's house of terror?

Rediff.com's Indrani Roy digs up chilling details of the ongoing investigation into the Bardhaman blast case, which has exposed the militant network that had been operating in West Bengal since......

Everything wasn't smooth in the lives of Mr and Mrs Kailash...

…But October has always brought them good luck. "We met in October; we got married in October and now this," says Sumedha Kailash, wife on Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi Sumedha......

Why blue LEDs are worth a Nobel Prize

Blue light-emitting diodes help create the glowing screens of mobile phones, computers and TVs and promises to revolutionise the way the world lights its homes and offices. Shivanand Kanavi reports......

They don't make the likes of M V Kamath anymore

'If you are a professional journalist, don't ever think that your work is going to bring in revolution or that you are going to change the world. That job is best left to the revolutionaries,' M V......

Happy landings, Empee!

M P Anil Kumar, the distinguished Rediff.com columnist and an inspiration to millions, lived in the Paraplegic Centre in Pune for 26 years before he passed away earlier this year. On Air Force......

Missed the bull run? Here's what you can do

More often than not, investing decisions are based on fear and greed, rather than knowledge and wisdom. As markets rise and fall, an investor swings between exhilaration and panic. This may lead to......

Modi keen to revive India's 'zombie factories', not abandon them

At British India Corporation's textile factory in Kanpur, four men sit in a control room watching computerised gauges eight hours a day. When they are done, another group takes over, and then......

A daily wage labourer who turned multimillionaire

The 39-year-old, the fifth child of an illiterate labourer couple and only the second of their eight to be educated, now helms various ventures that bring in a turnover of between Rs 75 crore and......

A daily wage labourer who turned multimillionaire

Jubilee Hills is Hyderabad's most coveted address, and a drive past the mansions here reveals why. Some houses look elegant while many are hideous, but all are quite large. JubileeHeights, the......

From Tihar, Roy tries to sell the New York Plaza

It's hardly the $30,000 a night royal suite but after five months in India's biggest jail, the owner of the New York Plaza and London's Grosvenor House is thrilled to be able to use a modest office......

Shahid: I have made many wrong choices in my career

'I have honestly never gotten so much appreciation in my career ever,' Shahid Kapoor reveals. Shahid Kapoor has earned a lot of praise for his work in one of his toughest roles till date, in......

'No one can believe we've won Rs 7 crore on KBC!'

"Ever since the news of our win got out, I've received six-seven marriage proposals!" Achin Narula exclaims. "I wasn't thinking about marriage but after KBC, it will definitely be easier to......

Hrithik Roshan is not a positive person

'If something is wrong or broken, you can't keep saying it's not. You have to find ways to fix it' 'You have to look at your life and seek things that will give you strength.' Hrithik Roshan on......

Naseeruddin Shah: I like people who tell me they did not like my work

'I wasn’t initially convinced about Finding Fanny. I didn’t know what the hell Homi (Adajania, director) had written.' Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah gets candid. Naseeruddin Shah's......

Saluting Robin Williams

Wherever you may be Oh Captain, My Captain, today I reach out, stand on my desk and salute you, says Aseem Chhabra. It was around 7 pm on Monday evening that I checked my Twitter feed, as I sat at......

'Indian cricket's colourful story is still being written'

'What is true khadoos? Stubborn? Dogged? Unyielding? Relentless? Or something in between that? Or all of it together?' 'Just like you can't translate it, you can't teach a kid to be khadoos either.......

Sports Shorts: Platini criticises Blatter, says he is not serving football anymore

FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks with UEFA President Michel Platini (left). Photograph: Darren Staples/Files/Reuters UEFA president Michel Platini hit out at FIFA chief Sepp Blatter on Friday,......

Why Pietersen may never play in England again...

Kevin Pietersen of England speaks with Steven Finn. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images Kevin Pietersen may have played his last professional game of cricket in England, former international......

Gooch rubbishes Pietersen's claims, urges Cook to speak up

Graham Gooch and Andy Flower. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images Former England captain Graham Gooch has rubbished Kevin Pietersen's views in his controversial autobiography about former coach......

Pietersen salutes 'genuine guru' Dravid, says IPL is future of cricket

Rahul Dravid. Photograph: BCCI Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen struggled to get along with coaches of his own team most of his playing career and his quest for a "genuine guru" ended in......
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Leaders hope for best, ready for worst

After being voted to the second position in Maharashtra with 63 seats, things can go either way for the Shiv Sena — it may end up getting the... ...

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