Manavi Kapur

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'No iota of doubt about Shastri's death'

'No iota of doubt about Shastri's death'

Rediff.com25 May 2019

Moni Chadha was with Lal Bahadur Shastri in Tashkent. He counters colourful conspiracy theories with sobering facts.

Naresh Goyal flew too close to the sun

Naresh Goyal flew too close to the sun

Rediff.com29 Apr 2019

'The airline business is very dynamic. If you are unable to keep up and lead, you end up last.' 'This is what has happened to Jet.'

Warning! You might overstay your welcome here

Warning! You might overstay your welcome here

Rediff.com24 Apr 2019

Each corner of the interiors has been designed and laboured over by Garg and his team. It took nearly a year to put every little detail together

Tashkent Files: Irony does surya namaskars

Tashkent Files: Irony does surya namaskars

Rediff.com20 Apr 2019

'This film is a product of a dangerous trend to take just a sprinkling of truth, mix it with free-flowing speculation and present it as historical facts,' says Manavi Kapur.

What Indian diaspora thinks about Narendra Modi varied

What Indian diaspora thinks about Narendra Modi varied

Rediff.com22 Jan 2019

The PBD this year functions as a political stage for the BJP government at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi have been wooing the Indian diaspora through widely publicised events across the country. At the PBD, the mood was either largely pro-Modi, and when not, apolitical.

Bezwada Wilson, an Indian hero

Bezwada Wilson, an Indian hero

Rediff.com11 Nov 2018

Between January 1, 2017 and September 18, 2018, one manual scavenger died every five days. He is no caped superhero, but Bezwada Wilson continues to fight the good fight for manual scavengers, says Manavi Kapur.

The lost and now 'found' Saraswati river

The lost and now 'found' Saraswati river

Rediff.com8 Nov 2018

This Haryana village believes it has 'found' the Saraswati river of the Vedas.

The man who wants Section 377 scrapped

The man who wants Section 377 scrapped

Rediff.com9 Jul 2018

'The reality is that 377 compromises the freedom and affects many of us adversely,' Navtej Singh Johar tells Manavi Kapur.

Yoga: The hip new fad in the land of its birth

Yoga: The hip new fad in the land of its birth

Rediff.com5 Jul 2018

Today, it is modish to be part of a yoga class, to post stories on Instagram while striking an impressively complex asana in a bralette and crop-top paired with neon yoga pants, to bond over green tea and yoga bars after a strenuous session at the studio and have subscriptions to yoga studios, not ashrams, says Manavi Kapur.

The Delhi archbishop who angered the BJP-RSS

The Delhi archbishop who angered the BJP-RSS

Rediff.com8 Jun 2018

Archbishop Anil Couto's instructions, though politically charged, are not unusual or unprecedented.

Global Parli brings hope to parched Beed

Global Parli brings hope to parched Beed

Rediff.com22 May 2018

'We are not promising prosperity to these villagers. Instead, the focus is on self-sufficiency.'

The man who fought for his right to be a groom

The man who fought for his right to be a groom

Rediff.com26 Apr 2018

'Of course, there is fear, but if we want change, then we must be ready to face the consequences.'

Why young India is paying for expensive private colleges

Why young India is paying for expensive private colleges

Rediff.com13 Mar 2018

Is it just the glamour?

Soha Ali Khan is not afraid to mock herself

Soha Ali Khan is not afraid to mock herself

Rediff.com5 Mar 2018

Soha Ali Khan's look at her self in her debut book, The Perils Of Being Moderately Famous, may seem indulgent but is not, says Manavi Kapur.

How a middle-class Delhi boy powered his way to Forbes 30 Under 30

How a middle-class Delhi boy powered his way to Forbes 30 Under 30

Rediff.com5 Dec 2017

Tirthak Saha is living the American dream, but his work has a typically Indian context.

When it was Kabira's Varanasi...

When it was Kabira's Varanasi...

Rediff.com6 Nov 2017

Celebrating the poet-saint's legacy in our times.

The first woman who lost her hair overnight

The first woman who lost her hair overnight

Rediff.com19 Aug 2017

'How can you fight an enemy you can't see?'

'Attack on cattle is attack on country's culture'

'Attack on cattle is attack on country's culture'

Rediff.com31 Jul 2017

'If majority of the country's population is sentimental about a certain species, why are we so ashamed to say that we want to give it statutory protection?'

Experienced the magic of a book club?

Experienced the magic of a book club?

Rediff.com21 Jul 2017

A common interest in literature often leads to new bonds with people you'd never otherwise meet.

The rot inside Air India

The rot inside Air India

Rediff.com6 Jul 2017

Enormous debt isn't the only thing afflicting Air India. Its work culture is an equal culprit in its downfall.

What the 'Geeta' cyberstalker case tells us

What the 'Geeta' cyberstalker case tells us

Rediff.com2 Jun 2017

When businessman Vijay Nair spoke up against the cyberstalking he experienced, he only highlighted how it isn't as innocuous as it may seem.

Delhi's new Food Capital

Delhi's new Food Capital

Rediff.com14 Feb 2017

Manavi Kapur visits Worldmark in New Delhi's Aerocity, which promises to become the state's ultimate foodie destination.

The school dropout from Kerala who became Kyrgyzstan's military leader

The school dropout from Kerala who became Kyrgyzstan's military leader

Rediff.com8 Feb 2017

Manavi Kapur profiles Sheikh Rafik Mohammed of Calicut, who has been appointed to the top military post in the Central Asian country.

What we must know about SUPERBUGS

What we must know about SUPERBUGS

Rediff.com31 Jan 2017

How can we protect ourselves against superbugs?

Review: Kahaani 2: Not enough thrill

Review: Kahaani 2: Not enough thrill

Rediff.com3 Dec 2016

Kahaani 2 could have been a great film, but it isn't.

Demonetisation: 'It's a very tiny hit to politicians'

Demonetisation: 'It's a very tiny hit to politicians'

Rediff.com27 Nov 2016

'The BJP gets most of its contributions in cash.' 'Now they may show that donations are made in small amounts, less that Rs 20,000, but everyone knows this is just absurd.'

The Guru in 'Gurugram'

The Guru in 'Gurugram'

Rediff.com1 Nov 2016

More than Guru Dronacharya, the cult of his wife, Kripi, runs stronger in Gurgaon.

A walk through Amritsar's Heritage Street

A walk through Amritsar's Heritage Street

Rediff.com29 Oct 2016

The street leading to the Golden Temple gets a makeover that takes you back in time.

Does your teenager need help?

Does your teenager need help?

Rediff.com20 Oct 2016

Teenagers are not trying to be rebellious, they are trying to establish their identity.

Netas indulge in blamegame as Delhi fights Dengue and Chikungunya

Netas indulge in blamegame as Delhi fights Dengue and Chikungunya

Rediff.com21 Sep 2016

As the issue becomes increasingly politicised and accusations are traded on national television, the average Delhi resident suffers debilitating blows from viral fevers, writes Manavi Kapur.

These girls have power

These girls have power

Rediff.com2 Sep 2016

Manavi Kapur goes behind the scenes to find out what it takes to be a successful woman wrestler.

Have you met Pammi Aunty?

Have you met Pammi Aunty?

Rediff.com8 Aug 2016

Pammi Aunty's gappe-shappe sessions with Sarla Bahenji have made Ssumier S Pasricha an internet star, says Manavi Kapur.

Protecting Kaziranga's rhinos from floods, poachers

Protecting Kaziranga's rhinos from floods, poachers

Rediff.com8 Aug 2016

'Flooding forces the animals to disperse out of the park that, in turn, attracts the attention of poachers.'

Want to turn old family gold into new?

Want to turn old family gold into new?

Rediff.com19 Jul 2016

Here's how you can give your family heirloom a face lift with a dash of style and modern art.

A new Sanskrit wave

A new Sanskrit wave

Rediff.com12 Jul 2016

A cow that speaks, a question on patriarchy and the story of a 17th-century poet - Sanskrit filmmakers are finding new ways to revive the 'dying' language.

India's glam past gets a new look

India's glam past gets a new look

Rediff.com11 Jul 2016

Designers Shehla Khan and Pernia Qureshi are re-designing the past in their latest collections.

'There is a disinformation campaign about Nehru'

'There is a disinformation campaign about Nehru'

Rediff.com22 Jun 2016

'Nehru was singularly clear sighted about the international political situation.'

Renaming Akbar Road: History's latest battle

Renaming Akbar Road: History's latest battle

Rediff.com30 May 2016

'I have only this to say to those who talk about Mewar rulers and Akbar's brutality -- do you expect a king to not expand his kingdom?' 'You have entire cities named after Muslim rulers. It's time our heroes got their due.'

Meet Shehla Rashid, the firebrand JNU leader

Meet Shehla Rashid, the firebrand JNU leader

Rediff.com17 Mar 2016

'When you come to Delhi, you see that there are many Kashmirs here -- the Dalits, Muslims, women, bonded labourers.'

The many shades of Left and Right in JNU

The many shades of Left and Right in JNU

Rediff.com26 Feb 2016

The perception about JNU being 'radical' is one that is as old as JNU itself. But the university is more than just that. At its heart, its campus is a mosaic of ideologies that allow its students to breathe politically.

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