Savera R Someshwar

Managing Editor Savera R Someshwar has covered politics for over 25 years. You can read her recent work at http://www.rediff.com/news/savera-someshwar.html You can e-mail the author at saveras@rediff.co.in

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'I'm being called a Pakistani whore'

'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'

'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!

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'

'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'

'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'

'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'

'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 Depression

SEE: Alia's sister on her battle with Depression

Rediff.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 cry

WATCH: Nirbhaya's mother wants you to fight, not cry

Rediff.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 speak

WATCH: Hyd vet's sister and friend speak

Rediff.com3 Dec 2019

'I want to be the criminal who kills the rapist.'

'Uddhav will be a very reluctant chief minister'

'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'

'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?

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'

'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'

'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 soul

Ram Jethmalani: Fearlessness defined his soul

Rediff.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'

'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'

'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.'

Watch: Kailash Kher sings for India!

Watch: Kailash Kher sings for India!

Rediff.com14 Aug 2019

The singer-composer dedicates three songs to Mother India on Independence Day.

The journalist who spoke last to Sushma Swaraj

The journalist who spoke last to Sushma Swaraj

Rediff.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?

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'

'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 & Mouse

Sheena Bora Murder Case: Game of Cat & Mouse

Rediff.com1 Jun 2019

Will there be answers? Will we ever know the truth about who murdered Sheena Bora?

'Modi is the worst person in Indian politics'

'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.'

'Rahul Gandhi knows what India needs'

'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?

'India's attack is a blow to Jaish e Mohammad'

'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'

'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.'

Bollywood's BIGGEST Hits of 2018

Bollywood's BIGGEST Hits of 2018

Rediff.com4 Jan 2019

These films ruled the box office!

How women can succeed in a man's world

How women can succeed in a man's world

Rediff.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 leader

Guruspeak: How you can become a leader

Rediff.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'

'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.

Sheena Bora Trial: Indrani, Peter discuss their divorce

Sheena Bora Trial: Indrani, Peter discuss their divorce

Rediff.com23 Oct 2018

Indrani's words were quick, her hand gestures quicker. She kept pointing to certain paragraphs in their consent terms.

Sheena Bora Trial: 'I will die soon if I don't get out of prison'

Sheena Bora Trial: 'I will die soon if I don't get out of prison'

Rediff.com18 Oct 2018

'I ask for bail in the name of justice.' 'Give me a chance to stay alive and see the trial till its end.'

Helicopter Eela Review: Kajol disappoints, Riddhi shines

Helicopter Eela Review: Kajol disappoints, Riddhi shines

Rediff.com12 Oct 2018

Helicopter Eela could have been a good film but falls short, says Savera R Someshwar.

Shweta Bachchan has a story for you

Shweta Bachchan has a story for you

Rediff.com12 Oct 2018

'She's the best actor in the family,' her dad, arguably the finest actor in all of Bollywood, said later.

Sheena Bora Trial: Indrani's bail and the car with the body

Sheena Bora Trial: Indrani's bail and the car with the body

Rediff.com8 Oct 2018

And while the owner of the Chevrolet, which held Sheena's remains, will be examined on October 16 in Judge Jagdale's court, it is Indrani's response to the prosecution's reply to her bail application that will be the focus of everyone's attention.

'President Kalam was a very courageous person'

'President Kalam was a very courageous person'

Rediff.com28 Jul 2018

'President Kalam would always say -- this was one of his pet sentences -- that "If you don't do anything, there will be no difficulties but if you do things, there will be difficulties. You have to overcome them. Don't be afraid of difficulties".'

Half Yearly Report Card: The BIG HITS

Half Yearly Report Card: The BIG HITS

Rediff.com3 Jul 2018

The films that did amazing business.

Astad Deboo: The dancer, the legend

Astad Deboo: The dancer, the legend

Rediff.com30 Jun 2018

There are very few people in the world who qualify to be called a living legend. Astad Deboo is one of them.

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