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'My life is twisted'

'My life is twisted'

Rediff.com9 Nov 2009

The Nariman House cook finds living with his memories of 26/11 and the death of his employers daunting.

Advani, the lion in winter

Advani, the lion in winter

Rediff.com8 Sep 2009

'This is not the party I knew... it has changed so much,' he said wistfully.

Track and field goes nuts over Bolt

Track and field goes nuts over Bolt

Rediff.com25 Aug 2009

When Usain Bolt blazed to glory at the Beijing Olympics, he was feted as the hero his tainted sport had been crying out for. Now, having repeated them in Berlin, he can consider himself the saviour of the world championships. When the event was changed from four-yearly to biennial it lost much of its lustre, and to many fans became just another, slightly more glamorous extension of the Grand Prix circuit.

Rail budget a competent job: Manmohan Singh

Rail budget a competent job: Manmohan Singh

Rediff.com3 Jul 2009

The Railway Budget speech underscored the Congress party-led government's focus on inclusive growth, after it was re-elected by\na wider-than-expected margin in May.

After the Oscars, Slumdog blossoms worldwide

After the Oscars, Slumdog blossoms worldwide

Rediff.com27 Feb 2009

Released two weeks ago, it has grossed over $1.2 million, according to trade publications. And now with the eight Oscars it has garnered, the film could become a bigger success not only across Russia but also worldwide.

Raja Sen's Oscar predictions

Raja Sen's Oscar predictions

Rediff.com21 Feb 2009

The 81st Annual Academy Awards, if trends are anything to go by, seem to be more or less on the same page with me this season, which is a peculiar feeling indeed since I'm used to ranting about the results. However, this year the Academy's likely winners and my who-should-win picks are uncannily mirroring each other, a fact displayed in this list of the nominees. The Academy picks are marked by the [A] sign, my picks are marked by the [R] sign.

How IT revolutionised politics

How IT revolutionised politics

Rediff.com9 Feb 2009

As Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami says, 'When one vote is cast, the machine takes twelve seconds to reactivate. So the "productivity" of the fraudsters goes down, since you can't just stuff bunches of paper into a box.' The time delay has also helped the Commission figure out when 'stuffing' has happened with a machine. 'If we spot a series where votes were cast every twelve seconds, we simply cancel that result.'

Chris Hoy named UK's sports personality

Chris Hoy named UK's sports personality

Rediff.com15 Dec 2008

Triple Olympic track cycling gold medallist Chris Hoy was named the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday to cap a remarkable night and year for the sport. The Scot finished ahead of Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and double Olympic swimming gold medallist Rebecca Adlington in a vote by the British public.

The NRI who saved 150 lives

The NRI who saved 150 lives

Rediff.com4 Dec 2008

"The gunshots were getting louder and louder and the floor and ceiling were actually shaking from the blasts. I knew if we stayed put that, eventually, they'd find us. As an entrepreneur, you learn to think that nothing is impossible. The word 'No' doesn't register. So I asked myself, 'How do we do this?' and 'What would Richard Branson do?'" says British businessman Deepak Kuntawala.

How NSG men fight

How NSG men fight

Rediff.com29 Nov 2008

NSG commandos, who executed the operations in the country's longest terrorist siege here in the recent past, are specially equipped with a set of "hooligan tools", a "smart dagger" and some are fluent in English to accomplish "Operation Black Tornado".

inside every blogger is an aspiring author

inside every blogger is an aspiring author

Rediff.com21 Aug 2008

'Behind and beneath a book lying unbought and unread in a bookshop there is an entire universe of ambition, aspiration and frustration.'

Needed: Another OPEC to solve oil crisis

Needed: Another OPEC to solve oil crisis

Rediff.com24 May 2008

Here is an astonishing fact: on December 10 1998, the spot price for a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude was exactly $10 and ninety eight cents. Nearly 10 years and one thousand and sixty two per cent later, it is time to ask some impolite questions about oil. Impolite questions are not always obvious questions, though.

Full circle on the derivatives front

Full circle on the derivatives front

Rediff.com31 Mar 2008

Derivative users are likely to be much more aware of the risks, which would lead to safer investments. It seems many treasuries entered derivatives without attempting to understand the basics. CFOs have embroiled themselves in complicated scenarios of barrier options & cross-currency swaps without trying to understand the nuts-and bolts implications. Currency swaps enable users to shop for the lowest interest rates. Barrier options are cheaper than standard forward contracts.

The biggest credit bubble in history

The biggest credit bubble in history

Rediff.com7 Mar 2008

Sadly, the terrorist attacks of 2001 made a recession politically unacceptable, and America was goaded into a state of artificial economic stimulation. We are now paying the price for what may prove to be the biggest bet in financial history in the form of a credit crisis. This term is really a misnomer, as what we face is a debt crisis, the kind of problem which undisciplined, developing countries have to endure.

The Apache RTR160 is here!

The Apache RTR160 is here!

Rediff.com28 Apr 2007

The new 150 from TVS is. . . the Apache RTR160!

Saki Naka disaster could have been avoided

Saki Naka disaster could have been avoided

Rediff.com3 Aug 2005

Saki Naka disaster could have been avoided

The cheapest PCs are here!

The cheapest PCs are here!

Rediff.com5 Apr 2005

BMW X5: A dream on wheels

BMW X5: A dream on wheels

Rediff.com12 Feb 2005

Prices rise further; inflation at 7.61%

Prices rise further; inflation at 7.61%

Rediff.com13 Aug 2004

Inflation shot up by 0.1 per cent to over 41-month high of 7.61 per cent week ended July 31, mainly due to surge in prices of fruit and vegetables, edible oil and other manufactured products.

End of an enigma

End of an enigma

Rediff.com16 Feb 2004

Mark Waugh probably chose the wrong sport, the game with the rigid back and stiff upper lip.

Had Netaji lived

Had Netaji lived

Rediff.com23 Jan 2003

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