Amberish K Diwanji

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'Netaji was like a god'

'Netaji was like a god'

Rediff.com23 Jan 2020

Twenty two years before Kabir Khan's The Forgotten Army streams on Amazon Prime on January 24, 2020, his documentary of the same name was telecast on Doordarshan. On that occasion, Kabir Khan spoke to Amberish K Diwanji/Rediff.com about Netaji's Azad Hind Fauj and its many battles for India's freedom.

Time veggies joined the Indian non-veg mainstream!

Time veggies joined the Indian non-veg mainstream!

Rediff.com8 Apr 2015

'In a country like India, it is clear that respecting religions -- in politics or in the kitchen -- is disastrous,' says Amberish K Diwanji.

When Hindus ate beef, India was NEVER conquered

When Hindus ate beef, India was NEVER conquered

Rediff.com24 Mar 2015

'There is a remarkable link between the eating of beef (or at the very least, tolerating the eating of beef) and India being a superpower.' 'In India, whenever an empire was strong, religion took a back seat.' 'Alternatively, whenever religion asserted itself, the main empire of India crumbled...'

Modi discovers the prose of governance

Modi discovers the prose of governance

Rediff.com28 Jan 2015

'Reviving the nuclear deal was crucial before the Obama visit... It was time for the BJP to admit that it was wrong, and redo the civil nuclear liability laws.'

Mr Modi, why not a Bharat Ratna for the Mahatma?

Mr Modi, why not a Bharat Ratna for the Mahatma?

Rediff.com24 Dec 2014

'If we can award Madan Mohan Malaviya who died in 1946, then why not the Mahatma who died in 1948?' 'Why not go a little further back in time and give the award to Rabindranath Tagore who died in 1941?' 'And should we mark Lokmanya Tilak's 100th death anniversary in 2020 by giving him a Bharat Ratna,' asks Amberish K Diwanji.

In defence of religious conversion

In defence of religious conversion

Rediff.com12 Dec 2014

'Banning conversion would harm Hinduism by taking away the need for reform.'

The desperation of Sushma Swaraj

The desperation of Sushma Swaraj

Rediff.com9 Dec 2014

'So complete is Modi's takeover of the foreign ministry, that Swaraj today is less important than a minister of state for secularism in Modi's government!'

Patel over Nehru is like Gadkari over Modi

Patel over Nehru is like Gadkari over Modi

Rediff.com14 Nov 2014

There is some irony, and a lot of hypocrisy, when a person like Modi chooses to disdain Nehru's popularity. Does this man, who is considered India's most popular leader as of today, believe that popularity is of little concern when it comes to choosing leaders, asks Amberish K Diwanji.

'Commonwealth can't support a regime that attacks, kills regularly'

'Commonwealth can't support a regime that attacks, kills regularly'

Rediff.com13 Nov 2013

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's decision not to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Colombo has once again put the focus on alleged cases of human rights abuses in Sri Lanka.