All stories by Ritwik Sharma
Serum Institute's race to produce COVID-19 vaccineRediff.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 copRediff.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?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'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 chiefRediff.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?'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 angryRediff.com5 Dec 2019
'Once our voices are crushed, they can bring in an agenda of privatisation.'
'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 spiritsRediff.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 SaragarhiRediff.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 SinghRediff.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 cityRediff.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 MumbaiRediff.com20 Jun 2019
Mumbai's dabbawallahs are the stars of an unusual exhibition.
The curtain falls: Theatre legend Girish Karnad takes a final bowRediff.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 PhotographRediff.com26 Mar 2019
Unlike his The Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra's Photograph fails to engross us, feels Ritwik Sharma.
Why you must watch SonchiriyaRediff.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.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'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?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 historyRediff.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'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?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 KashmirRediff.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 forRediff.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 leakRediff.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 behindRediff.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 dominationRediff.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 changeRediff.com30 Jan 2018
Renting start-ups make a killing as millennials fuel sharing economy.
535 service vans might have done the magic for Samsung IndiaRediff.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 faceRediff.com18 Dec 2017
India is a $180-billion automobile market, including vehicles and services. Of this, only $1 billion is online.
Building a 'Uber'cultureRediff.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 jobsRediff.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 steroidsRediff.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 AAPRediff.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 computersRediff.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 bayRediff.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.
A curry button washing machine!Rediff.com18 Apr 2017
LG, Panasonic: Making in and for India LG and Panasonic are looking to revive their fortunes in India by building local insights into their new products.
Now, avoid those long check-out queuesRediff.com13 Apr 2017
Companies are innovating with tech tools to ensure that you spend less time at the cash counter.
Why Whirlpool decided to changeRediff.com3 Apr 2017
The consumer durables player has modified its decades-old logo as it hopes to hold fresh appeal beyond 'mums' to include millennials, says Ritwik Sharma.
The evolution of the advertising agencyRediff.com20 Mar 2017
In conversation with Anil S Nair, CEO & Managing Partner at L&K Saatchi & Saatchi India.