S S Venkateswaran

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A reluctant foreign secretary takes leave -- quietly

A reluctant foreign secretary takes leave -- quietly

Rediff.com1 Oct 2019

KPS Menon (Jr) had a quiet humility and playfulness, and was not motivated by money or power, recalls Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Why this state's students want NEET

Why this state's students want NEET

Rediff.com13 May 2019

While the start may have been rocky, with renewed syllabus and coaching, students and teachers are largely in favour of the exam.

India's Hero Cycles revives Britain's Viking Cycles

India's Hero Cycles revives Britain's Viking Cycles

Rediff.com25 Aug 2018

A century-old European bicycle brand gets a makeover under its new Indian owner. But is there room for yet another premium commuter bike?

Why we need to be like Vibhishana

Why we need to be like Vibhishana

Rediff.com10 Aug 2018

'In our democracy, it is not one Rama who will deliver the ideal State (or Ramrajya) but many Vibhishanas, who speak up and question when things start going wrong,' says S S Venkateswaran.

Ahankar has been many a leader's undoing

Ahankar has been many a leader's undoing

Rediff.com19 Apr 2018

'BJP leaders might ponder the all-consuming arrogance that grips the Modi-Shah combine a year ahead of the next general election,' says Sunil Sethi.

'Harassed' by financier, Tamil film producer 'ends life'

'Harassed' by financier, Tamil film producer 'ends life'

Rediff.com22 Nov 2017

Kumar reportedly accused the financier of charging exorbitant interest on some loans obtained by him, and harassing him over the same.

In tribute to Kalam, NASA names new bacteria after him

In tribute to Kalam, NASA names new bacteria after him

Rediff.com21 May 2017

The new organism -- Solibacillus kalamii -- was found on the filters of the International Space Station.

BSc BioTech: What are the options available?

BSc BioTech: What are the options available?

Rediff.com12 Dec 2015

Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international career for you.

'What's the cost of doing an undergrad course in the US?'

'What's the cost of doing an undergrad course in the US?'

Rediff.com15 Aug 2015

In an online chat with readers overseas education consultant NNS Chandra addressed queries related to international admissions

Birth of a new super king

Birth of a new super king

Rediff.com5 May 2015

CSK is reinventing itself to get rid of the controversies and improve brand value

War of words between Cong, BJP over Sujatha's removal

War of words between Cong, BJP over Sujatha's removal

Rediff.com29 Jan 2015

A political war of words erupted on Thursday over the sudden removal of Sujatha Singh

S Jaishankar appointed new foreign secretary

S Jaishankar appointed new foreign secretary

Rediff.com29 Jan 2015

In a late night development, S Jaishankar, India's Ambassador to the United States, was appointed foreign secretary on Wednesday, replacing Sujatha Singh whose tenure has been abruptly 'curtailed" by nearly 8 months.

A diplomat who served India well. RIP APV!

A diplomat who served India well. RIP APV!

Rediff.com3 Sep 2014

'A P Venkateswaran left an indelible impression on Indian diplomacy and made an incredible number of friends, who kept remembering him, more than other Indian diplomats, who served at those posts.' Ambassador T P Sreenivasan salutes a legend of the Indian Foreign Service who passed into the ages.

Dr Singh MUST resign to regain his honour: Jaitley

Dr Singh MUST resign to regain his honour: Jaitley

Rediff.com28 Sep 2013

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should opt for an honourable exit by resigning from the top post -- in the wake of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst against the Union government's ordinance on convicted legislators -- believes Bharatiya Janata Party's senior leader Arun Jaitley.

Some golden investment tips

Some golden investment tips

Rediff.com6 Jun 2012

In an hour-long chat on rediff.com on Wednesday, financial planning expert Vinay Mahajan offered some valuable investment tips

The strange tale of the new Pakistan envoy

The strange tale of the new Pakistan envoy

Rediff.com20 Apr 2012

Pakistan former foreign secretary Salman Bashir is coming to Delhi as the next envoy, which is a prized posting. Wondering why he was appointed?

BCCI committees for 2011-12

BCCI committees for 2011-12

Rediff.com19 Sep 2011

Following are the various committees and sub-committees of the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the year 2011-12, selected at its 82nd AGM, in Mumbai, on Monday.

Wen Jiabao, the people's prime minister

Wen Jiabao, the people's prime minister

Rediff.com15 Dec 2010

Former Foreign Secretary AP Venkateswaran assesses Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and the secret of his overwhelming popularity

Deccan Chargers to field younger side in IPL-4

Deccan Chargers to field younger side in IPL-4

Rediff.com20 Aug 2010

Deccan Chargers will feature younger players in the fourth season of the Indian Premier League. The franchise's vice-president, E Venkat Reddy, said the team plans to scout for talent in local tournaments.

Diplomat-politician: Life and times of S K Singh

Diplomat-politician: Life and times of S K Singh

Rediff.com4 Dec 2009

S K Singh stood tall and made his voice heard as a diplomat and as a politician.

India should shed its timid attitude towards China

India should shed its timid attitude towards China

Rediff.com20 Oct 2009

India should shed its "submissive" and "timid" attitude towards China and show firmness in dealing with it on the boundary dispute by strengthening defence and cementing ties with Russia, Former Foreign Secretary A P Venkateswaran said.

Spotted: Giancarlo Fisichella

Spotted: Giancarlo Fisichella

Rediff.com5 Jun 2008

Reader Pathai Venkateswaran sent us these pictures.

Skills to use knowledge sensibly

Skills to use knowledge sensibly

Rediff.com26 Feb 2008

To be an effective manager, knowledge is important

Skills to use knowledge sensibly

Skills to use knowledge sensibly

Rediff.com26 Feb 2008

To be an effective manager, knowledge is important

Home loan rate cut: How to benefit from it

Home loan rate cut: How to benefit from it

Rediff.com28 Sep 2007

Do you feel cheated when your bank reduces floating home loan rates for new borrowers without thinking much about the existing ones? What should you do then? Is there any legal recourse that you can seek?

Search for life on Mars: NRI spearheads NASA study

Search for life on Mars: NRI spearheads NASA study

Rediff.com30 Aug 2007

A team of scientists, led by non resident Indian Dr Kasturi Venkateswaran, is spearheading a study that will advance the search for possible life on Mars.

'Maa tujhe salaam'

'Maa tujhe salaam'

Rediff.com13 May 2006

Readers pay tribute to their moms

N-deal: 8 former ambassadors flay govt

N-deal: 8 former ambassadors flay govt

Rediff.com9 Feb 2006

Eight former Bangalore-based ambassadors have asked the government to present "a full picture" to the public of where the country is heading vis-a-vis the Indo-US civilian nuclear cooperation agreement.

Nuke scientists support AEC chief's contention

Nuke scientists support AEC chief's contention

Rediff.com6 Feb 2006

Nuke scientists support AEC chief's contention

Your queries on capital gains answered

Your queries on capital gains answered

Rediff.com4 Jan 2006

Our tax expert explains capital gains in response to our reader queries.

Fly Chennai-S'pore & back @ Rs 12,000

Fly Chennai-S'pore & back @ Rs 12,000

Rediff.com8 Dec 2005

Jet Airways on Wednesday commenced its daily flights between Chennai and Singapore.

'We don't need a government'

'We don't need a government'

Rediff.com5 Aug 2005

'I think it would be wise to do things ourselves rather than wait for the government to do something, because that might not happen'

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