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All eyes on rediscovered Sher-Gil at auction

All eyes on rediscovered Sher-Gil at auction

Rediff.com16 Mar 2021

The auction will also feature works of M F Husain, as well as early works by masters Tyeb Mehta and Francis Newton Souza.

For India's cannabis industry the grass could be greener

For India's cannabis industry the grass could be greener

Rediff.com9 Mar 2021

'The government wants farmers to diversify from rice and wheat, and create another green revolution. Cannabis can play a big part in that'

'Will you get surgery done by an Ayurveda doctor?'

'Will you get surgery done by an Ayurveda doctor?'

Rediff.com1 Jan 2021

'The Ayush minister (Shripad Yesso Naik) himself was suffering from COVID-19 and got treated in a modern hospital.'

Vintage Beetle gets new life as electric car

Vintage Beetle gets new life as electric car

Rediff.com18 Dec 2020

Besides opening up the possibility of a policy that allows vintage cars retrofitted with electric batteries to ply on roads, this also gives a clue to how cars older than 15 years that are banned can be valued again by a similar conversion to EVs, says Ritwik Sharma.

Why majority Indians are short and underweight

Why majority Indians are short and underweight

Rediff.com28 Oct 2020

'The reason why people are underweight and short is because they have not got quality food during their growing years.'

Trump's Nobel Prize nomination -- what you need to know

Trump's Nobel Prize nomination -- what you need to know

Rediff.com18 Sep 2020

Less than two months before the election, United States President Donald Trump seems to have something to celebrate -- a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Muslim body plans mosque, hospital, cultural centre in Ayodhya

Muslim body plans mosque, hospital, cultural centre in Ayodhya

Rediff.com17 Sep 2020

'The idea is to have a place where people can come together and bridge the gap. It will be a contemporary design for the future, and not have the shadows of the past' Ritwik Sharma reports.

Tips: How to set the stage for WFH

Tips: How to set the stage for WFH

Rediff.com24 Aug 2020

Over-communicate, but don't micromanage: Ritwik Sharma's tips for our new work ways.

Serum Institute's race to produce COVID-19 vaccine

Serum Institute's race to produce COVID-19 vaccine

Rediff.com23 May 2020

'People are already sending congratulatory messages. But I have said, "Please don't until the trials are over".'

Coronavirus: Good cop, bad cop

Coronavirus: Good cop, bad cop

Rediff.com11 Apr 2020

As we get used to a long haul of isolation to curb the spread of COVID-19, the police's new avatar in many places is a far cry from that of the high-handed enforcer of law and order.

Seen Kolkata, Mumbai streets like this?

Seen Kolkata, Mumbai streets like this?

Rediff.com4 Mar 2020

Suhasini Kejriwal's art is born of the streets of working class Kolkata and Mumbai.

The village chosen for the 'Babri Masjid'

The village chosen for the 'Babri Masjid'

Rediff.com26 Feb 2020

Iqbal Ansari, one of the main plaintiffs who fought for the right of the community over the disputed land, says Muslims in Ayodhya won't be satisfied if the Sunni Waqf Board accepts the five acres in Dhannipur.

What you must know about Bengal's BJP chief

What you must know about Bengal's BJP chief

Rediff.com17 Jan 2020

In his four years as state party chief, Dilip Ghosh has put his foot in his mouth repeatedly. This hasn't stopped him from getting elected as a legislator in 2016 and as an MP last year.

'What do they gain by getting rid of 2 MPs?'

'What do they gain by getting rid of 2 MPs?'

Rediff.com9 Jan 2020

'The nominations were not meant to last permanently, but depended on the government of the day.' 'There was no question of revoking it during Congress, Janata Dal or even Vajpayee's NDA rule.' 'But Modi is different.'

JNU fees hike: Why the students are so angry

JNU fees hike: Why the students are so angry

Rediff.com5 Dec 2019

'Once our voices are crushed, they can bring in an agenda of privatisation.'

'People don't fight over religion in Ayodhya'

'People don't fight over religion in Ayodhya'

Rediff.com9 Nov 2019

'Gods of different religions haven't warred, so we shouldn't either.'

Costlier green crackers may just dampen Delhi's Diwali spirits

Costlier green crackers may just dampen Delhi's Diwali spirits

Rediff.com26 Oct 2019

Delhi, which has gained infamy as one of the world's most polluted cities, has for some years now witnessed a sustained campaign from various quarters seeking a ban on firecrackers. While the Centre launched the newly approved, eco-friendly firecrackers earlier this month as a "safer and cheaper" alternative, the mood in the market is tepid, says Ritwik Sharma.

We must not forget the Battle of Saragarhi

We must not forget the Battle of Saragarhi

Rediff.com18 Sep 2019

September 12 marked the 122th anniversary of one of the most incredible battles in Indian history.

Arjun Reddy is better than Kabir Singh

Arjun Reddy is better than Kabir Singh

Rediff.com22 Jul 2019

'The Telugu original with its brilliant rendering of the hero by Vijay Deverakonda works better than Kabir Singh.' 'It also has a sharper play of caste politics and raw authenticity of characters rooted in a local universe that gets lost in translation when it is remade for a pan-India audience,' argues Ritwik Sharma.

Coping with the heat in India's hottest city

Coping with the heat in India's hottest city

Rediff.com24 Jun 2019

Temperatures have soared to 50.3 degrees Celsius, but no deaths from the heat have been reported from Churu.

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