Swarupa Dutt

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'BJP's dream of Ram Rajya will fail in Bengal'

'BJP's dream of Ram Rajya will fail in Bengal'

Rediff.com22 Feb 2021

'If the BJP thinks it is going to overnight transform Bengal into Madhya Pradesh, sorry, that's not going to happen because I have faith in our ethos and culture.'

Jalsaghar is a viewing treat you owe yourself

Jalsaghar is a viewing treat you owe yourself

Rediff.com8 Jan 2021

Exquisitely shot, with shadows and light capturing the hypnotic mood of the film, Jalsaghar is a viewing treat you owe yourself.

Why this MLA returned to TMC 1 day after quitting

Why this MLA returned to TMC 1 day after quitting

Rediff.com20 Dec 2020

'The ground reality is that Banglar manush Didir shonge aachhe (The people of Bengal are with Didi).' 'Even as the BJP is still looking for a CM candidate, the elections will be over and we will form government with a two-thirds majority.'

Recipe: How to make Shoshar Torkari

Recipe: How to make Shoshar Torkari

Rediff.com17 Dec 2020

Swarupa Dutt shares her special recipe.

Farewell, Astad

Farewell, Astad

Rediff.com11 Dec 2020

'Gone too soon, Astad, but I know whenever we meet in that world beyond, I will watch you dance.' Swarupa Dutt remembers a remarkable human being and a magnificent performer who left the world poorer when he passed into the ages on Thursday.

How COVID-19 affects your brain

How COVID-19 affects your brain

Rediff.com13 Nov 2020

'There are different reasons for brain involvement depending on how the virus has entered the body.' 'If the virus enters the brain from the nose, the impairment will be different as opposed to if the virus impairs other organs which in turn impair the brain.' 'If it affects the lungs or heart, there can still be brain changes from secondary effects of reduction in oxygen delivery, or reduction in blood supply to the brain.'

From the Raj to Azadi, how I saw India change

From the Raj to Azadi, how I saw India change

Rediff.com2 Jun 2020

Bharati Dutt witnessed life-changing events that shaped India on the threshold of freedom. Her memories are an account of how ordinary Indians saw India change.

'Use your privilege to make someone's life better'

'Use your privilege to make someone's life better'

Rediff.com28 May 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, artist Debjyoti Saha's animation video on the migrant crises struck a chord with many who shared it all over the Internet.

'Everyone had spelt doomsday for India, but that did not happen'

'Everyone had spelt doomsday for India, but that did not happen'

Rediff.com23 May 2020

'People had said it will explode and everyone will die. Nothing of that sort has happened.' 'Our government has done a splendid job so far.'

He can't ever think of a train without seeing those men lying there dead

He can't ever think of a train without seeing those men lying there dead

Rediff.com18 May 2020

Just 20 years old, Inderlal Kamalsingh Dhurve is a migrant labourer, a part-time farmer, a sole breadwinner and one of four survivors from the group that was mowed down by a goods train near Aurangabad, Maharashtra, 10 days ago, claiming 16 lives.

'Emergence of another coronavirus is inevitable'

'Emergence of another coronavirus is inevitable'

Rediff.com13 May 2020

'The worst case scenario is a rebound of the virus.' 'Life is not going to be what it was.' 'Life as we know it has changed forever.' 'The new normal therefore is test, trace and treat.'

How 'Feluda' will detect COVID-19 in minutes

How 'Feluda' will detect COVID-19 in minutes

Rediff.com5 May 2020

'This health emergency has brought a lot of people together with the common purpose of getting Feluda to play detective as quickly as possible.' 'As a scientist, if we can make a small difference in people's lives, we are happy'

Why Mumbai's mayor has become a nurse again

Why Mumbai's mayor has become a nurse again

Rediff.com28 Apr 2020

'It is time to give back to this city that has given me so much.'

'This is not an accident, it's a conspiracy'

'This is not an accident, it's a conspiracy'

Rediff.com30 Jul 2019

Rediff.com's Swarupa Dutt speaks to the mother of the Unnao rape survivor who met with a near-fatal road accident on Sunday.

'If Modi-Shah stand on their heads they won't get 272'

'If Modi-Shah stand on their heads they won't get 272'

Rediff.com20 May 2019

'No right thinking student of politics can name one state where the BJP gains in double digits.'

'Chief Justice should have resigned'

'Chief Justice should have resigned'

Rediff.com9 May 2019

'These things are not forgotten, it will haunt the Supreme Court for a long time.'

The Man Who Hopes To Beat Modi

The Man Who Hopes To Beat Modi

Rediff.com30 Apr 2019

'When Priyankaji's candidature wasn't announced, where is the question of her backing out?'

'Will any woman accept being called Anarkali?'

'Will any woman accept being called Anarkali?'

Rediff.com25 Apr 2019

'My passion is dancing and music. What is wrong with that?'

I'm in politics for the long run: Urmila

I'm in politics for the long run: Urmila

Rediff.com22 Apr 2019

'I never do anything half-hearted.' 'So, if I've taken the plunge in politics I'm in it for good, for the long run and I will definitely do a world of good.'

'We did not like how army's name was being misused'

'We did not like how army's name was being misused'

Rediff.com12 Apr 2019

'This letter is not a complaint, it's more indignation, because we do not like being used as political tools by people of various parties.'

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