Manik Gupta

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How COVID-19 survivor beats isolation blues

How COVID-19 survivor beats isolation blues

Rediff.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 Sibal

No state can deny implementation of CAA: Kapil Sibal

Rediff.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 brands

From Mont Blanc to Patek Phillipe - Jaitley's love for high-end brands

Rediff.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 Mela

Lost and Found at the Kumbh Mela

Rediff.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 dip

Sangam turns into biggest confluence of human faith as 5 cr take dip

Rediff.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 UP

Kumbh Mela starts with Shahi Snan in UP

Rediff.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 bag

For biographers, Gandhi as father was a mixed bag

Rediff.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.