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Modi must worry about India's malnutrition crisis

Modi must worry about India's malnutrition crisis

Rediff.com2 days ago

'With the largest number of malnourished people on the planet, India is poised to be a nation that significantly under-performs as an economy.'

Tanhaji and the distortions of history

Tanhaji and the distortions of history

Rediff.com5 days ago

'Indian apathy towards our historical heritage is indeed amazing,' says military historian Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Wholesale inflation surged to 8-month high in Dec

Wholesale inflation surged to 8-month high in Dec

Rediff.com14 Jan 2020

Among food articles, vegetable prices surged by 69.69 per cent mainly on account of onion, which witnessed 455.83 per cent jump in prices, followed by potato at 44.97 per cent.

Modi may shut Air India by June

Modi may shut Air India by June

Rediff.com9 Jan 2020

'The Modi government is trying hard to see if it could be sold to a private airline.' 'But it appears there are no takers.' 'If no buyer comes forward by June, the government will close down Air India,' predicts A K Bhattacharya.

Modiji, enough of politics, focus on economy now!

Modiji, enough of politics, focus on economy now!

Rediff.com7 Jan 2020

'With the big political job done, the time has come to pay attention to the economy, which is the main problem now,' argues T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.

Industry-Mody govt: A new phase?

Industry-Mody govt: A new phase?

Rediff.com7 Jan 2020

'What stood out at these meetings between industry representatives and government leaders was how the equation between the ministers and industry had undergone a subtle and qualitative change,' points out A K Bhattacharya.

SEE: Why Modi should listen to this rickshaw driver

SEE: Why Modi should listen to this rickshaw driver

Rediff.com6 Jan 2020

'The government is not doing anything for the people. They don't know that people foremost need jobs. Where there are no jobs available, you see the youth turning to crime,' says Chennai autorickshaw driver, singer and composer Parthasarathy.

Why Budget 2020 will be different

Why Budget 2020 will be different

Rediff.com1 Jan 2020

In fact, no other recent Union Budget has held so much significance for the Indian economy as the one to be presented in about six weeks from now, notes A K Bhattacharya.

2020: Storm signals ahead for India!

2020: Storm signals ahead for India!

Rediff.com31 Dec 2019

'Our modern icons have assumed infallibility and think course correction or admission of a mistake as taboo.' 'Much will depend on the sagacity of the national leadership to show humility that our Gods showed.' 'Else, we are doomed in the coming year to divert our attention to firefighting rather than the task of nation building,' warns Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Should college students be expelled for drinking?

Should college students be expelled for drinking?

Rediff.com31 Dec 2019

'There are plenty of videos of boys drinking on social media; I have not heard of any boys being dismissed from college because of this.' 'They have been dismissed just because they are girls.'

How BJP could have avoided CAA storm

How BJP could have avoided CAA storm

Rediff.com26 Dec 2019

'The majoritarian solution is what the BJP always prefers.' 'But this solution suffers from a major weakness: It ignores subjective preferences which can be important and non-negotiable,' points out T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

United Against Hate

United Against Hate

Rediff.com26 Dec 2019

United Against Hate started as an on-and-off campaign against lynching; today, with the passing of the Citizen (Amendment) Act, its members are on the street, protesting.

Why BJP should be grateful to Rahul Bajaj

Why BJP should be grateful to Rahul Bajaj

Rediff.com20 Dec 2019

'A close relationship between India Inc and the government cannot help the BJP win elections.' 'While Opposition parties may feel good about Mr Bajaj criticising the Modi regime, the BJP should be seeing the indictment as a political boon,' says A K Bhattacharya.

'Police is not concerned about why you are agitating'

'Police is not concerned about why you are agitating'

Rediff.com20 Dec 2019

'Human trafficking from Bangladesh is a regular phenomenon and those people come here to work or in search of greener pastures. They are all over the country. We are giving them legal recognition and making them citizens so that they don't have to live in fear,' says R Nataraj, AIADMK MLA from Tamil Nadu.

'Lankan Tamils can be added to Citizenship Act later'

'Lankan Tamils can be added to Citizenship Act later'

Rediff.com18 Dec 2019

'Chief Minister Palaniswami is meeting Modi on December, 19, he may mention Tamil refugees when he talks to him.'

Darbar trailer: Rajinikanth seems to age backwards

Darbar trailer: Rajinikanth seems to age backwards

Rediff.com17 Dec 2019

Darbar's music, the direction, sets, props, the rest of the cast are all there with one single purpose: To make Rajinikanth look like the superstar he already is, says A Ganesh Nadar.

Kochi to Tokyo on a bicycle

Kochi to Tokyo on a bicycle

Rediff.com16 Dec 2019

Three young Indians plan to cycle from Kochi in Kerala to Tokyo in time to attend the Olympics there next year.

How can calm return to the north east?

How can calm return to the north east?

Rediff.com14 Dec 2019

'In terms of sheer incompetence, this government has rivaled the Rajiv Gandhi-led government that was derisively called the 'Baba-log' government for its naive handling of many issues,' notes Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Want to avoid knee replacement? Read this

Want to avoid knee replacement? Read this

Rediff.com12 Dec 2019

A good lifestyle, balanced diet, physical fitness and exercise lowers the risk of obesity and thus the risk of osteoarthritis of the knee, says Dr Raviraj A.

Amend CAB to include ALL persecuted peoples

Amend CAB to include ALL persecuted peoples

Rediff.com11 Dec 2019

'The Citizenship Amendment Bill is a classic case of short-term gain over-riding long-term interest. 'We must welcome all persecuted minorities from our neighbouring countries and not just Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Buddhists,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Do we know where 150 million Indians spend?

Do we know where 150 million Indians spend?

Rediff.com10 Dec 2019

'Being one of the 150 million upper middle class consumers, I can vouch that the average expenses on white goods or clothing are minimal. Indians are not consumerist by nature,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Is Modi going the Manmohan way?

Is Modi going the Manmohan way?

Rediff.com5 Dec 2019

'The Modi government, like the Singh one, has run into what is called a perfect storm, where everything that can go wrong does so at the same time,' points out T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

Vet's murder: Time to fight back!

Vet's murder: Time to fight back!

Rediff.com4 Dec 2019

The horrific sexual assault and burning alive of a young veterinary doctor has shocked the nation. A Woman in Today's India reacts to the unspeakable crime that should shame every Indian.

The Battle of Panipat, revisited

The Battle of Panipat, revisited

Rediff.com3 Dec 2019

Colonel Anil Athale (retd) recalls how the Battle of Panipat, 258 years ago, changed the history of India for the next century and half.

Sikh donates land for mosque in Yogi's UP

Sikh donates land for mosque in Yogi's UP

Rediff.com2 Dec 2019

'Sukh Pal Singh is not very rich where money is concerned, but his heart is rich.'

So where do poor students go for NEET coaching classes?

So where do poor students go for NEET coaching classes?

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

Clearly, all of the NEET coaching classes are beyond the capacity of a child from a BPL family.

Delhi Smog: Can a clear solution be found?

Delhi Smog: Can a clear solution be found?

Rediff.com22 Nov 2019

'You can't consume clean air if you won't pay for it just because it's a 30-day problem,' says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

Discrimination at IIT-Madras? 'It's subtle, you can feel it'

Discrimination at IIT-Madras? 'It's subtle, you can feel it'

Rediff.com20 Nov 2019

In the wake of Fathima Lateef's tragic suicide at IIT-Madras, A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com speaks to students and professors to find out if one of India's leading educational institutions has a dark side to it.

Ayodhya verdict does not herald Hindu rashtra

Ayodhya verdict does not herald Hindu rashtra

Rediff.com15 Nov 2019

The Ayodhya verdict heralds not the beginning of theocracy or Hindu rashtra (that never existed in 5,000 years), but marks the end of a divisive phase of our history.

Help for people trapped in wrong gender

Help for people trapped in wrong gender

Rediff.com15 Nov 2019

'We have to ascertain whether they are prepared to live the life they chose after surgery.'

India and the economics of good intentions

India and the economics of good intentions

Rediff.com14 Nov 2019

Good intentions are best left to political parties, governments and religious establishments, suggests T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.

Bengaluru is India's child trafficking capital

Bengaluru is India's child trafficking capital

Rediff.com13 Nov 2019

Children between the ages of 10 and 14 continue to be brought to Garden City from villages in north India after their parents are paid a nominal amount and promised a job, shelter and work in Karnataka.

Some politicians turn up at Seshan's final journey

Some politicians turn up at Seshan's final journey

Rediff.com12 Nov 2019

The DMK's Stalin, TN Minister D Jayakumar, the BJP's Pon Radhakrishnan... A clutch from the political class pay tribute to T N Seshan on his last journey. A Ganesh Nadar reports.

The 92-year-old civic warrior

The 92-year-old civic warrior

Rediff.com8 Nov 2019

Kamakshi Paatti, a sprightly nonagenarian, has the Chennai civic corporation on its toes.

Tips to save: Invest in equity

Tips to save: Invest in equity

Rediff.com7 Nov 2019

Rediff reader Murali Krishnan Ambati, 47, from Bengaluru shares an interesting formula to save money.

Ayodhya: Beyond the Supreme Court verdict

Ayodhya: Beyond the Supreme Court verdict

Rediff.com7 Nov 2019

Nothing would please our adversaries if the court verdict sees triumphalism on the part of the majority and sullen anger of the minority, says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

How to get out of the Great Indian Slump

How to get out of the Great Indian Slump

Rediff.com6 Nov 2019

'Should the most important part of economic reform not comprise the way we look at the fiscal deficit?', asks T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.

'There will be no reservations'

'There will be no reservations'

Rediff.com5 Nov 2019

'Why don't they suggest artificial intelligence training for SC/STs?' 'Why can't they be trained in computer programming?'

Why we are poorer with Steve Cohen's passing

Why we are poorer with Steve Cohen's passing

Rediff.com4 Nov 2019

'Steve was the foremost strategic analyst on South Asia,' remembers Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Why does Dr Banerjee provoke BJP ire?

Why does Dr Banerjee provoke BJP ire?

Rediff.com31 Oct 2019

'Mr Modi would compliment a Nobel Prize winner, but members of his party or the government would not be restrained from either making unfair comments or criticising him for having offered advice to an Opposition political party,' says A K Bhattacharya.

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