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35 days in jail for not standing up for the national anthem

'At first, a few inmates tried to attack me saying they would make me sing the national anthem, but another group rescued me from the assault. When I got out of jail, so many of them cried and......

The idea of ISIS must be challenged

'Islamist terror groups have never been challenged ideologically. As long as their ideology survives, like cancer, these groups will sprout somewhere else, says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). So......

Extending outside support impractical, unworkable: Digvijaya

As the debate on possible ruling dispensation at the Centre after the Lok Sabha elections gathers momentum, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh feels that extending outside support in a coalition set......

Why Arvind Kejriwal is unpalatable to the media

'For the first time in 66 years, here is a leader who democratically dares to take on the establishment by raising the right kind of questions.' 'When will the poor get justice? For how many years......

Is a revolt brewing in the Congress?

Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi's relations with senior leaders is deteriorating, so Priyanka Gandhi is tipped to be the bridge between the organisation, the government, and the......

The utopian myth of India's double dividend

Sheila Dikshit, chief minister of the Indian capital territory of Delhi, looks neither fat nor nervous, but she was disarmingly frank this week about the difficulties of coping with an annual......

10 factors that make a city really smart

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has certainly focused India's attention on the urbanisation imperative and got the "smart city" concept buzzing. Image: Indian government has......

India's systemic flaws, a big barrier to growth

Apart from inadequate infrastructure, which must be well-orchestrated to achieve supportive ecosystems for investment and operations, the tax-claims fallout continues to undermine growth prospects.......

India @ 65 - Republic without responsibility

The experiences of 2G scam have demonstrated that at 65, India can be best described as a Republic without Responsibility; a Democracy without any Duty, writes M R Venkatesh. The 2G scam, I......

There is no good or bad time to invest

Whether it is insurance or investments, one should not delay things because it will hurt in the long run.In bad times, the first thing impacted is the decision-making process.Whether it is......

The Hundred-Foot Journey, served with a lot of heart

The Hundred-Foot Journey treats its Indian characters with respect, discovers Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com Someone first reading the premise of The Hundred-Foot Journey may think it is an implausible......

The World Before The Indian Woman

In the documentary The World Before Her, a young girl has to submit to the will of her father for a most gut-wrenching reason: 'He let me live… I am a girl… but he let me live.'......

Review: Tom Hanks' Electric City is intriguing

AnkurPathakfeel theamazing animation, complemented by a good voice over makes Electric City worth a watch. Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has launched an inventive direct-to-web animated series called......

Trailer: Ayesha Takia returns with Mod

Nagesh Kukunoor may not have made brilliant cinema he's known to make in his latest works (8X10 Tasveer, Bombay To Bangkok) but the director isn't done with films yet.He recently launched......

Review: Leader comes at the right time

Be the change you want to see in the world, Mahatma Gandhi had said a long time ago. Taking these words to heart, director Sekhar Kammula gives us Leader, whose protagonist Arjun Prasad's (Rana......

India have reasons to oppose DRS, says ICC CEO

The Board of Control for Cricket in India does "have its own reasons" for opposing the controversial Decision Review System (DRS), says International Cricket Council Chief Executive Dave......

Time stands still for Indian soccer

India are taking a trip to Japan for a World Cup qualifier next week, a journey to another galaxy in soccer terms.Twice Asian Games winners, in the inaugural edition in 1951 and again in 1962,......

  People speak for utopian india

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sanjay karmakar
Q. what may be the right definition of hate!!
Sanjay Karmakar:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-may-be-the-right-definition-of-hate/27116270/answers/

pankaj sinha
Q. should team anna go political? their promises to gen pub appears to be utopian, will they be able to deliver on all they claim?...... i've my apprehensions.pl fwd comment.
Pankaj Sinha:  A. An India-hater may be an Indian citizen, invariably by birth, who feels guilty about living in a country so wealthy and full of opportunity that...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/should-team-anna-go-political-their-promises-to-gen-pub-appe/23579504/answers/27116294

mr c
Q. After repeatedly hurting the common man particularly the middle class and the retired by reducing the rate of interest on PPF systematically over the years, Govt. of India now considering raising the PPF interest rate from 8% (once it was as much as 13%), to now 8.6%. This increase too meagre considering the high rate of inflation and the need for the common man to save his money in safe avenue. Government must consider paying atleast 12% interest upto an investment of Rs.25 lakhs. Any savings exceeding this interest may be paid @ 11% for the balance. Do any one agree with this view ??
Mr C:  A. Yeah he and his team should enter into politics.. I guess their team have the capability to bring changes in India to the maximum extent. Lets c,...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/after-repeatedly-hurting-the-common-man-particularly-the-mid/21149595/answers/23579555

mr c
Q. Maoist issue appears to be getting out of control. Many right thinking people are of the view that killers of innocent Indians, armed forces, hijacker of trains, bombers on CRPF camps can never be true Indians and hence should considered as the greatest enemies of the nation and war should be launched to wipe out them from the Indian soil like Sri Lanka did with LTTE. Your views?
Mr C:  A. PLEASE read up CRPF presence on the ground. U can shoot me if I'm wrong, but dig up the news following Dantewada, ad it surprises me that local...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/maoist-issue-appears-to-be-getting-out-of-control.-many-righ/21149595/answers/17203156

Good Citizen
Q. Sankracharya Jagatguru : I have been attending meetings and meeting muslims from many years. And i started this new practice in india i.e. Jagatguru (he calling himslef with this title) was able to go amoung them and understand their love and truthfulness of Islam and that the fact that Islam provides the world richest lesson for humanity.TIME HAS COME TO UNITE HINDU MUSLIMS TOGETHER AND AVIOD FORCES THAT CAUSE DIVIDE ???
Good Citizen:  A. Sankracharya Jagatguru is not the first preacher from the traditional Indian faith to appreciate the positive qualities of other faiths. I have...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/sankracharya-jagatguru--i-have-been-attending-meetings-and-m/17197308/answers/16581770

  Web results for Utopian India
Bhagora Kejriwal will keep rising as long as Congress is dead

There is something about Arvind Kejriwal . A pre-poll survey by India Today-Cicero suggests Kejriwal is Delhi's first choice for the chief... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/politics/delhi-polls-bhagora-kejriwal-will-keep-rising-long-congress-dead-1907839.html
Reality or Mirage?

Since the day the word 'Digital India' has been amplified from PM Modi's voice, there is palpable optimism, hope and anticipation in the year. Who... ...

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/advertising/digital-india-reality-or-mirage_1257204.html
Horror in Peshawar violates our shared humanity

The small coffins of Peshawar's students are the heaviest burden on our conscience. Photo: AFP The world seems full of crises and disasters:... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/RFBhh8LvKqmVrGJ4cWpAzM/Horror-in-Peshawar-violates-our-shared-humanity.html
10 factors that make a city really smart

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has certainly focused India's attention on the urbanisation imperative and got the "smart city"... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/column/pix-column-10-factors-that-make-a-city-really-smart/20141216.htm
Window to the Middle East

e most read and beloved novelists across the globe, with over 38 million copies of his books sold in more than 70 countries, Khaled Hosseini speaks... ...

http://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/agenda/cover-story/window-to-the-middle-east.html

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