Ritwik Sharma

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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.

PIX: A tribute to the Spirit of Mumbai

PIX: A tribute to the Spirit of Mumbai

Rediff.com20 Jun 2019

Mumbai's dabbawallahs are the stars of an unusual exhibition.

The curtain falls: Theatre legend Girish Karnad takes a final bow

The curtain falls: Theatre legend Girish Karnad takes a final bow

Rediff.com11 Jun 2019

'With his stature as a playwright and actor, Girish Karnad was one of the voices of modernity for not just Karnataka but the entire country.'

This isn't a good Photograph

This isn't a good Photograph

Rediff.com26 Mar 2019

Unlike his The Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra's Photograph fails to engross us, feels Ritwik Sharma.

Why you must watch Sonchiriya

Why you must watch Sonchiriya

Rediff.com12 Mar 2019

Sonchiriya is that rare Bollywood film, one that soars wildly above others in its genre, notes Ritwik Sharma.

He's suing his parents for giving birth to him... Here's why.

He's suing his parents for giving birth to him... Here's why.

Rediff.com20 Feb 2019

Raphael Samuel has invited much ridicule and abuse, as well as bits of admiration, on social media, reports Ritwik Sharma.

'Existing laws enough to deal with lynching cases'

'Existing laws enough to deal with lynching cases'

Rediff.com4 Dec 2018

'Multiplying legislations doesn't necessarily improve law enforcement.' 'An incident of unlawful death is very well covered within existing penal code provisions.'

What draws today's young men to the Ayodhya campaign?

What draws today's young men to the Ayodhya campaign?

Rediff.com23 Nov 2018

More than 25 years after the Babri Masjid was destroyed, another generation proclaims its commitment to building a Ram temple.

The law student who made Supreme Court history

The law student who made Supreme Court history

Rediff.com23 Oct 2018

A petition filed by Swapnil Tripathi, a final year student studying at the National Law University, Jodhpur, prompted the Supreme Court to allow live streaming of the opaque proceedings within.

Why Mayawati is wary of 'Ravan'

Why Mayawati is wary of 'Ravan'

Rediff.com4 Oct 2018

Mayawati has accused 'Ravan' of being a BJP agent who is dividing the scheduled castes.

CBSE Class 12: Are govt schools outdoing private ones?

CBSE Class 12: Are govt schools outdoing private ones?

Rediff.com3 Jul 2018

The pass percentage of government school students of Class XII was 90.68 per cent, while 88.35 per cent students from private schools cleared the exams.

What it takes to be a student in Kashmir

What it takes to be a student in Kashmir

Rediff.com28 Jun 2018

The ongoing violence in the valley is driving students to excel, but it is also making them angry, discovers Ritwik Sharma.

Blockchain and crypto: Three key trends to watch out for

Blockchain and crypto: Three key trends to watch out for

Rediff.com27 Jun 2018

'A key trend that one should expect to see is tonnes of failures.' 'Several blockchain-focused companies will fail.'

Lessons from the CBSE paper leak

Lessons from the CBSE paper leak

Rediff.com26 Apr 2018

Incidents like these are a wake-up call, says School Education Secretary Anil Swarup. 'Today, if a particular problem has been found, technology allows solutions to address it,' he says, suggesting alternatives such as printing and distribution of encrypted question papers on the day of the exam. Swarup wants electronic tracking to keep tab on who has access to and can, therefore, leak papers.

CSK, Royals take guard to put troublesome past behind

CSK, Royals take guard to put troublesome past behind

Rediff.com10 Apr 2018

As in all successful comebacks, strong leadership will be key for the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals.

Nykaa's 3-step plan for market domination

Nykaa's 3-step plan for market domination

Rediff.com26 Mar 2018

The war is on! Ritwik Sharma finds out what's next for the beauty retailer.

From owning to renting: How the new economy is fuelling change

From owning to renting: How the new economy is fuelling change

Rediff.com30 Jan 2018

Renting start-ups make a killing as millennials fuel sharing economy.

535 service vans might have done the magic for Samsung India

535 service vans might have done the magic for Samsung India

Rediff.com29 Jan 2018

Samsung eyes growth in consumer electronics business in 80 districts through its service vans, and adding over 250 service points and as many resident engineers.

Biggest challenge used car portals face

Biggest challenge used car portals face

Rediff.com18 Dec 2017

India is a $180-billion automobile market, including vehicles and services. Of this, only $1 billion is online.

Building a 'Uber'culture

Building a 'Uber'culture

Rediff.com22 Jun 2017

The cab-hailing firm needs to jettison its baggage of dysfunctional corporate and gender insensitivity, finds out Ritwik Sharma.

What young people want from their jobs

What young people want from their jobs

Rediff.com22 Jun 2017

'As they come in contact with more people in their professional life, they will need to uncover even more opportunities for growth.'

A reskilling programme on steroids

A reskilling programme on steroids

Rediff.com15 Jun 2017

At a time of massive job losses that is what the much-vaunted Indian IT sector needs. Ritwik Sharma reports.

A survivor's guide for AAP

A survivor's guide for AAP

Rediff.com24 May 2017

The party needs to fight competition not by acting like others, but by finding a strong narrative of its own.

It is no longer about phones vs computers

It is no longer about phones vs computers

Rediff.com12 May 2017

Seamlessly integrating multiple devices is becoming the single most important strategy for retailers, says Ritwik Sharma.

How VIP plans to keep younger rivals at bay

How VIP plans to keep younger rivals at bay

Rediff.com2 May 2017

VIP Industries, the second largest luggage manufacturer in the world, is using the theory of constraints to improve its profits, reports Ritwik Sharma.

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