All stories by PAYAL SINGH MOHANKA
'India and Canada are eager to be strong allies'Rediff.com7 Nov 2023
'India and Canada have almost 200 years of shared history and migrations. This won't be the last of our partnership.'
'Mother Teresa must have been God incarnate'Rediff.com10 Oct 2023
'When one was with Mother, one realised you were with somebody who was the nearest person to God.' 'She must have been God incarnate.'
A Journey to Dominique Dada's SunderbansRediff.com6 Dec 2022
India is a passion with him. He is immersed in India. But he cannot help worrying about India too.
Iceland Changes You ForeverRediff.com25 Oct 2022
The story of Iceland is the story of life, notes Payal Singh Mohanka after a recent journey to that fascinating land.
'I kept her picture in my temple at home'Rediff.com9 Sep 2022
'I worked closely with Mother for decades, not once did she say become a Christian.'
Remembering Mother Teresa, 25 Years OnRediff.com9 Sep 2022
Twenty five years after her passing, Mother Teresa's congregation continues to work selflessly in the homes she set up for abandoned babies, leprosy victims and the dying destitute, reports Payal Singh Mohanka.
Crossing The World's Most Dramatic BorderRediff.com29 Mar 2022
Today, the two countries, ruthlessly divided by the Radcliffe line that pierced their very heart, grapple with the political challenges of the present. Yet, when friendships develop there are no borders, observes Payal Singh Mohanka.
'A change of guard is badly needed'Rediff.com2 Dec 2021
'In Bengal it is a very sad way in which the party is faring. I don't have high hopes.'
'Mamata will ruin the country'Rediff.com2 Dec 2021
'She has just one objective. To win the next election. Nothing else matters.'
Why I followed Guru NanakRediff.com4 Nov 2021
One man follows Guru Nanak's visits to multi-faith sites across nine countries.
Extraordinary Indian: The Teacher Of The StreetRediff.com8 Oct 2021
Undeterred by the pandemic, Deep Narayan Nayak, a school teacher in a village in Bengal, changes countless lives for the better. Payal Singh Mohanka reports on this Extraordinary Indian.
Is the Modi Sarkar RATTLED by the Power of Cinema?Rediff.com27 Aug 2021
'What is being proposed today is completely draconian.' Payal Singh Mohanka on the I&B ministry's plan to amend the Cinematograph Act.
Doctor with a DifferenceRediff.com17 Aug 2021
'I consider myself to be a 50 year old with a 16-year-young mind, ready to conquer more continents,' Dr Shuvendu Sen tells Payal Singh Mohanka.
The Curious Case of Sunil Mondal, MPRediff.com9 Aug 2021
The MP from East Burdwan, who defected to the BJP last December, has been put on 'probation' by the TMC, which he wants to rejoin.
Didi to Modi: 'Khela Hobe'Rediff.com28 Jul 2021
Didi embarks on her new mission: To unite the Opposition to take on Modi in the Lok Sabha elections of 2024, observes Payal Singh Mohanka.
Will EC Risk Constitutional crisis in Bengal?Rediff.com15 Jul 2021
'The EC's role in this is questionable. What is the reason for this delay? Are they waiting for instructions?'
Why Modi appointed 4 Bengal ministersRediff.com11 Jul 2021
Wednesday's expansion shows that Modi still has a keen eye on Bengal. The BJP is gearing up for the panchayat elections in Bengal next May and the Lok Sabha elections in 2024.
'Mamata is a very good actor'Rediff.com26 May 2021
'Mamata has used minorities only as her vote bank.' 'In her entire election campaign Mamata did not utter a single sentence against the RSS.'
'A lot of garbage came in from Trinamool'Rediff.com17 May 2021
'Mamata will beat the living daylights out of BJP workers with the result that people who are not totally committed, they will promptly leave the party and go back to Trinamool.' 'Or when they find they cannot get what they came to the BJP for they will go back to Trinamool.'
'Look at the killings that have taken place!'Rediff.com7 May 2021
'There is arson, loot, rape of women, traumatising children, destruction of property, homes, shops and offices by workers and elements of the ruling dispensation.' 'What is most painful is while all this was taking place there was stunning silence by the chief minister.' 'Not one tangible step was taken.'