All stories by SAVERA R SOMESHWAR
'We should not think just about ourselves'Rediff.com8 May 2020
'Every morning, when I had to step out, my wife would cry.' 'I would tell her that if I don't do it, many people will suffer; many people would die.'
Tell us: What's your favourite Rishi Kapoor memory?Rediff.com1 May 2020
Did you have a favourite song? Favourite movie? Share your Rishi Kapoor memory.
Share your memories of the incredible Irrfan KhanRediff.com30 Apr 2020
Tell us: What did Irrfan Khan mean to you?
'Hopefully, the curve should flatten out by monsoon'Rediff.com27 Apr 2020
'If it doesn't happen, we may be in for a difficult time.' 'Our biggest problem is our population and the fact we are a very social people.' 'However, I would say two months is more than enough time for things to settle down.'
'We are praying we do not fill the beds'Rediff.com23 Apr 2020
'We are hoping the preparations we have made will not be needed.'
How a tiny district fights COVID-19Rediff.com15 Apr 2020
'We started our surveillance from the first reported case. We made it very strict. I believe that helped us a lot in restricting the spread of this disease.'
'We have not lost a single patient to COVID-19'Rediff.com13 Apr 2020
'Even though we have around 156 patients, we don't have anyone who requires ventilatory support or the ICU facility.'
How a Kerala district is fighting COVID-19Rediff.com10 Apr 2020
'Those who were not co-operating are co-operating now.' 'Now, our facilities are fit, our doctors are fit and we have a better protocol of how to do isolation, how to do the collection.'
'Your job is not running away'Rediff.com2 Apr 2020
'Worse disasters -- both natural and man-made -- have come and gone in our country. We are here because our ancestors and we survived.'
'We don't have a strategy to fight the war'Rediff.com24 Mar 2020
'On a daily basis you are saying, you do this, you do that, but where is the blueprint of the war?' 'How many isolations actually we need per hundred thousand people?' 'How many ventilators will we need for 100,000 people?'
'Kejriwal's campaign was Modi minus Hindutva'Rediff.com18 Feb 2020
'In today's situation, it is not going to help anyone's case if they try to politically contest with the BJP on ideological issues.' 'Instead, it is best is to swim along the tide, present the more acceptable face of the cultural Hindu, but not be a political Hindu as the BJP or Mr Modi is.'
'I'm being called a Pakistani whore'Rediff.com14 Jan 2020
'If this is the India you're talking about, where there is no space for minorities, where you have hate, where people can enter universities and beat students up, let me be anti-national.' 'I'll carry that as a badge of honour.'
'We won't allow govt to reduce us to documents'Rediff.com14 Jan 2020
'These protests are not just about the CAA. It is against allowing fascism and religious discrimination to creep into our legal system.'
The Kajol Interview You Must Read!Rediff.com10 Jan 2020
'Normally, I'm very sure about what I look like on screen and what I portray on screen. But, with Savitri, I was not so confident,' Kajol tells Savera R Someshwar/Rediff.com.
'I will not compromise with Amit Shah'Rediff.com30 Dec 2019
'Yes, we are angry, we are frustrated, but not all our anger is directed towards Delhi.'
'Amit Shah must know we won't compromise'Rediff.com30 Dec 2019
'Amit Shah needs to understand that we are not against Hindus. But we need to preserve our ethnic character.'
'This is Modi's biggest political challenge'Rediff.com19 Dec 2019
'They don't have a political strategy so they are going to try to deal with it purely as a law and order problem.' 'They will try to use the same strategy they have repeatedly used since 2014 in Kashmir.' 'Mr Modi has landed in a situation where he faces the possible prospect of not only being unable to Indianise Kashmir, but his actions may end up making the rest of India a virtual carbon copy of Kashmir.'
'The core problem, the core challenge is in Assam'Rediff.com13 Dec 2019
'People feel concerned about the future, whether it is the land or the jobs.' 'The BJP came to power in Assam with promises of maati, bheti (home, hearth and identity), land, jobs and culture.' 'Are these going to taken care of? I think those are real concerns.' 'The Assam chief minister (Sarbananda Sonowal) was one of the leaders of the All Assam Students Union which fought for and is one of the signatories to the Assam Accord.' 'Today, his comrade-in-arms (Samujjal Bhattacharya, chief advisor, AASU) is leading the opposition in the streets.'
SEE: Alia's sister on her battle with DepressionRediff.com9 Dec 2019
'India is the most depressed country in the world at the moment and women have twice as much of the likelihood to be depressed.'
WATCH: Nirbhaya's mother wants you to fight, not cryRediff.com5 Dec 2019
They've both been scarred by the henious act of rape. Meet bravehearts Asha Singh Nirbhaya's mother, and rape survivor Seeta Prajapat who continue their fight against this terrible crime.
WATCH: Hyd vet's sister and friend speakRediff.com3 Dec 2019
'I want to be the criminal who kills the rapist.'
'Uddhav will be a very reluctant chief minister'Rediff.com27 Nov 2019
This will be 'an Uddhav Thackeray government controlled by a remote now held by Sharad Pawar.'
'He laid down his life for his country'Rediff.com27 Nov 2019
On the eleventh anniversary of her father's martyrdom during the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai, Jui Karkare Navare remembers her father, Mumbai ATS Chief Hemant Karkare.
Sheena Bora Case: Is that Sheena's skull?Rediff.com11 Nov 2019
As Indrani, Sanjeev Khanna and Peter pass cupboard no 6 -- where the skull is stored -- what thoughts pass through their mind?
'Muslims should not feel cheated'Rediff.com9 Nov 2019
'The court can strengthen the verdict by ensuring that Muslims don't feel shortchanged or cheated.'
'Legal industry has lost its hero'Rediff.com17 Sep 2019
'It was amazing to see the grasp he had over the law and the sharp mind that he possessed.'
Ram Jethmalani: Fearlessness defined his soulRediff.com10 Sep 2019
'Ram Sir was a creator of law. He has his stamp on every leading judgment in criminal law.'
'Jaitley was so much larger than people around him'Rediff.com4 Sep 2019
Kirron Kher, actress-turned-politician, recounts how it was Jaitley who made her contest the elections from Chandigarh. Speaking to Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar, the Chandigarh MP talks of the BJP stalwart's generosity and how he was the focal point of any place he was at.
'In a party that has disciples, Jaitley was Modi's personal friend'Rediff.com29 Aug 2019
'Amit Shah and Modi have a disciple and guru relationship. But Modi and Jaitley's relationship was based on friendship. That's the difference.'
The journalist who spoke last to Sushma SwarajRediff.com7 Aug 2019
Journalist Anita Saluja was one of the last persons to meet Sushma Swaraj on August 6. She spent nearly an hour chatting with the late leader, which is why her sudden death later in the evening came as an unexpected shock for her. She talks to Savera R Someshwar/Rediff.com about her association with Sushma Swaraj over the last few decades.
Sheena Bora Trial: Did the Pen police botch the case?Rediff.com25 Jul 2019
If an FIR had been registered by the Pen police -- instead of a mere entry in the station diary -- an investigation could have taken place and the body might have been identified as Sheena's, leading to the case being cracked much earlier.
'Apology for Jallianwala is the right thing to do'Rediff.com18 Jul 2019
'Prime Minister Modi is from Gujarat and so does not understand the importance of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre to Punjabis,' says the British MP fighting for an apology for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
Sheena Bora Murder Case: Game of Cat & MouseRediff.com1 Jun 2019
Will there be answers? Will we ever know the truth about who murdered Sheena Bora?
'Rahul Gandhi knows what India needs'Rediff.com25 Apr 2019
Will Mumbai North Central, the constituency Priya Dutt lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party's Poonam Mahajan in 2014, welcome her back?
'Modi is the worst person in Indian politics'Rediff.com25 Apr 2019
'A prime minister's responsibility is the entire nation.' 'The nation looks to you for protection, for security...' 'Politics has become larger than the nation's interests.'
'India's attack is a blow to Jaish e Mohammad'Rediff.com1 Mar 2019
'Whichever way you look at it, it is a blow to the JeM and to the Pakistani army in general; the attack has taken place in mainland Pakistan and not in PoK.'
'India may escalate it a bit further'Rediff.com1 Mar 2019
'Will it lead to a full-scale war? I doubt it.' 'But I do think there will be some kind of limited conflict.'
How women can succeed in a man's worldRediff.com19 Dec 2018
'You must remember that a career is something you can craft for yourself.' 'But if you want to be a successful leader, you need the organisation and your team to support you.' 'In order to make it all work, you need to be cognisant of the team.' 'You can't be a prima donna. These days, people don't accept that.' 'You can't ride roughshod over people.'
Guruspeak: How you can become a leaderRediff.com12 Nov 2018
'I believe that to be a successful leader, you need to develop fly vision.'
'It is important for women to be brave'Rediff.com2 Nov 2018
Sangeeta Talwar, one of India's first women bosses, tells women how they can succeed in the cut-throat word of business.