All stories by SAVERA R SOMESHWAR
'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.'