Manik Gupta

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Bhagat Singh never lived at Khatkar Kalan

Bhagat Singh never lived at Khatkar Kalan

Rediff.com23 Mar 2022

Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907 in Banga village in Lyallpur district, now Faisalabad in Pakistan Punjab.

'Tremendous vigour': Tharoor credits Modi for UP polls win

'Tremendous vigour': Tharoor credits Modi for UP polls win

Rediff.com14 Mar 2022

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra did remarkable and energetic campaigning for the party, and "from my point of view, I don't think that the Congress per se can be faulted because on the grounds of one person's campaigning", Tharoor said.

Taliban govt unlikely to survive: William Dalrymple

Taliban govt unlikely to survive: William Dalrymple

Rediff.com12 Sep 2021

"The most successful governments in Afghanistan tend to be those who have the biggest tents, which would include all communities and therefore leave all communities satisfied after a point and do not create massive resentments. Now, this is not a government which I would imagine would successfully govern Afghanistan," Dalrymple, the historian said.

Docs join duty soon after getting jabbed

Docs join duty soon after getting jabbed

Rediff.com16 Jan 2021

Messages of congratulations, doctors posing with a victory sign for the media with their infectious smiles -- visible even under the cover of mask -- and the many 'just got jabbed' selfie by the health workers, it was a rare and happy day at the BLK hospital, which has witnessed many dreary days in the past due to the ongoing pandemic.

Books emerge as farmers' best friends at Singhu border

Books emerge as farmers' best friends at Singhu border

Rediff.com17 Dec 2020

Protesting farmers, who have been holding their fort at the Singhu border for over 20 days, are keeping monotony and boredom at bay by adding new books to their reading list -- day after day.

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.