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Return of the Rahul Congress

The Queen has retired, the bosses have left, long live the prince as king, says Shiv Visvanathan. Often, as Narendra Modi turns predictable and his economics sounds as if it appears from a common......

'Modi may help BJP win, but he is bad for the party'

In part 1 of this interview conducted in February Professor Shiv Visvanathan spoke to Rediff.com's Sheela Bhatt on the recent demonstrations by India's youth, and on current political and social......

'In the long run, Modi can be dangerous for India'

In part 1 of this interview Professor Shiv Visvanathan spoke to Rediff.com's Sheela Bhatt on the recent demonstrations by India's youth, and on current political and social trends. Part 1: 'Youth......

Sociologist Shiv Visvanathan: Youth were not protesting against rape but indifference

'Anyone of them could have been the girl. So in a way it had what I call the 'rakhi effect'. Everyone felt the rape victim could have been my sister and everyone felt that could have been......

Will Bihar, Kerala and Tamil Nadu do a U-turn on prohibition?

State after state has imposed an alcohol ban, and has had to retreat, unable to address the financial and administrative fallout.Are we set for more of this cycle, asks Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: In......

Bollywood for all its genius has only one Salman Khan

'His is a naive genius which eludes the sophisticated. He is natural, lazy, effortless.' 'He is no match for other stars. His acting is poor, his dancing is worse. Yet Salman as Salman is miles......

Gulaab Gang is a thought-provoking, masala movie

Hindi cinema seems readier than society to focus on women. It is not just rape one is talking about, though an act of rape and its consequent injustice unfolds in most narratives. Suddenly women......

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Coming to India and making

Success in manufacturing is not just about being cheap - cheap labour, cheap land, cheap power...
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