All stories by RASHME SEHGAL
'Strong American pressure to introduce GM mustard'Rediff.com14 Feb 2023
'The RSS has opposed the introduction of GM Mustard tooth and nail, but PM Modi does not give a hoot for what they think.'
'Amit Shah was told India has lost 26 of 65 patrolling points in Ladakh'Rediff.com13 Feb 2023
'Our villagers used to go up to Finger 4 and Finger 6, but today the Chinese are there.' 'Since April 2020, Chinese troops have blocked Indian troops from reaching at least ten patrolling points running from the Depsang plains in the north to Pangong Tso lake in the south.'
'Fear continues across Joshimath'Rediff.com6 Feb 2023
'Cracks continue to appear in more and more houses.' 'We believe the government is not going to tell us the truth.'
Joshimath Crisis: What Happens To Badrinath Treasure?Rediff.com31 Jan 2023
During the winter, Badrinath's 45 kg of gold and 35 kg of silver is kept at the Narsingh temple in Joshimath, located about half a kilometre from the houses which have developed cracks because of the subsidence.
Badrinath-Kedarnath: Modi Must Relook At RedevelopmentRediff.com25 Jan 2023
'The problem is that all this reconstruction work is being monitored by the prime minister himself with inputs being provided directly by the PMO so nobody in the state government dare contradict them even if their suggestions are totally contrary to what the ecology of this region requires.'
'Much Bigger Disaster Looming Ahead In Joshimath'Rediff.com17 Jan 2023
'There were literally thousands of houses with cracks.' '40 percent of the town has been affected.'
'Joshimath can't be saved. It's too late'Rediff.com12 Jan 2023
'The entire public needs to be evacuated immediately. Any day, the entire town can collapse.'
'Where Modi and Doval take India remains to be seen'Rediff.com4 Jan 2023
'They are both very individualistic and have similar personalities.'
'Pakistan Funding For Kashmir Terror Has Never Stopped'Rediff.com4 Jan 2023
'There is a trust deficit between Delhi and Srinagar. It is there even today.'
COVID: 'India is safe for the present'Rediff.com23 Dec 2022
'Viral infections rise in winter and better care needs to be taken in the next few months.'
'China could be preparing for full scale war'Rediff.com20 Dec 2022
'When armies start attacking with clubs and batons, then at some point this can take an escalatory spiral and spin out of control.'
'Time to play hardball with China'Rediff.com14 Dec 2022
'Unless India ups the ante, Beijing will continue to believe its transgressions are cost free and will feel encouraged to do more of the same.'
A Bird's Eye View Of Delhi's ElectionRediff.com12 Dec 2022
I watched from my balcony and found that during the next eight hours up to 5.30 pm, not one prospective voter was seen to go to the Congress table, notes Rashme Sehgal. The rush was all around the BJP table.
'GM Mustard Must Be Uprooted And Burnt'Rediff.com9 Dec 2022
'Why should our government opt for unproven technology that has been rejected by most countries across the globe?' 'Being dependent on any other nation to supply you seed for your good crops is another form of slavery.'
Did Climate Change Matter In Gujarat Elections?Rediff.com8 Dec 2022
Better living conditions must be an integral part of all political campaigns. But this will only happen if the public pressures the political class to understand the irreversibility of climate change and make the environment a crucial part of their manifestos.
'Why Is Modi Parked In Gujarat?'Rediff.com23 Nov 2022
'Has any prime minister spent so much time in one state holding election rally after rally?'
'Most countries won't forgive deaths of children'Rediff.com22 Nov 2022
'The deaths of the children in the Gambia would batter India's reputation as the developing world's pharmacy.'
'Trying to take PoK will lead to war with China'Rediff.com8 Nov 2022
'They keep issuing statements to win a few rounds of applause.'
'Ever since he moved to Delhi, he has changed'Rediff.com8 Nov 2022
'The implication of being adamant is to be arrogant. So yes, he is arrogant.'
Every River Is Under Attack By The Sand MafiaRediff.com28 Oct 2022
The demand for minerals, boulders and sand is so great that it has fueled a black market and the goons who control this trade do not hesitate to kill law enforcement officers and reporters who have tried to expose them.