All stories by Manik Gupta
How COVID-19 survivor beats isolation bluesRediff.com7 Apr 2020
Bingeing on action movies, hours-long video calls to his wife and watching "less TV news" helped a coronavirus survivor in successfully getting through the tense isolation period in hospital.
No state can deny implementation of CAA: Kapil SibalRediff.com18 Jan 2020
"People in India are showing their angst, their concerns, their worries about the future of India. Everybody wants development, what has Modi done? He has done his own development rather than development of the country," he added.
From Mont Blanc to Patek Phillipe - Jaitley's love for high-end brandsRediff.com25 Aug 2019
Watches, pens, shawls, shirts or even shoes, the former finance minister had a penchant for all of them and his collection consisted of the choicest of brands ranging from "Patek Phillipe (in watches) to Mont Blanc (in pens)".
Lost and Found at the Kumbh MelaRediff.com7 Feb 2019
The festival is billed as the largest gathering of humanity on earth, with 110 million people expected to attend over 49 days. But for the thousands who get lost among the crowds, help is at hand and has been since 1946.
Sangam turns into biggest confluence of human faith as 5 cr take dipRediff.com4 Feb 2019
Traditionally the biggest of all the sacred bathing days in the 50-day long Mela, Mauni Amavasya this time holds greater significance as it falls on a Monday and that too during the Kumbh - a rather rare combination on many accounts.
Kumbh Mela starts with Shahi Snan in UPRediff.com15 Jan 2019
Security measures have been heightened in Prayagraj and surrounding areas for the auspicious occasion.
For biographers, Gandhi as father was a mixed bagRediff.com1 Oct 2018
While historian Ramachandra Guha and Iranian-Canadian philosopher Ramin Jahanbegloo believe Gandhi was less than the perfect father, author Sandhya Mehta treads a more middle path.