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When Dilip Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar didn't speak for 13 years

When Dilip Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar didn't speak for 13 years

Rediff.com9 Jul 2021

The way Dilip came to the porch to receive Lata, you would never have guessed something was amiss between the two. Raju Bharatan's many wonderful insights into Dilip Kumar's life.

Dive into the world's first sky pool!

Dive into the world's first sky pool!

Rediff.com21 May 2021

If you are all in for thrills, London has a new offering: A pool positioned nearly 115 feet in the air. Welcome to The Sky Pool -- a 82-foot (25-metre) transparent swimming pool stretched between the 10th stories of two residential skyscrapers in southwest London's Nine Elms neighbourhood -- and it's only open to the apartment complex's lucky residents. Here's at how amazing it looks!

The yogini who loves to pose with skyscrapers

The yogini who loves to pose with skyscrapers

Rediff.com19 Nov 2020

Be prepared to be marveled!

PHOTOS: The weirdly, wonderful world we live in!

PHOTOS: The weirdly, wonderful world we live in!

Rediff.com18 Nov 2020

These 10 images prove that it's an odd, odd world out there...

Drone Awards 2020: The world seen from above

Drone Awards 2020: The world seen from above

Rediff.com30 Sep 2020

The winning entries in this year's Drone Photo Awards deliver an outstanding assortment of aerial images, from the overall winning shot, catching a school of salmon forming the shape of a heart, to a special category focusing on the profound ways COVID-19 has transformed our cities. Here we showcase a selection of the shots that will be on display in the Siena Photo Awards in Italy from October 24 to November 29.

Isha, Akash Ambani, Byju's Raveendran debut in Fortune's list

Isha, Akash Ambani, Byju's Raveendran debut in Fortune's list

Rediff.com2 Sep 2020

This year's list includes 40 influential people under 40 years of age in five categories -- finance, technology, healthcare, government and politics, and media and entertainment.

These images of the world are so breathtaking they don't look real

These images of the world are so breathtaking they don't look real

Rediff.com11 Aug 2020

Epic volcanoes, breathtaking beaches and otherworldly canyons... Feast your eyes on fine photography! Agora, a free photography app, recently held its #Landscape2020 contest. The competition, which ran from June 19 until July 3, encouraged photographers to share images they've taken of stunning scenery around the world. Octavi Royo, Agora's CEO & co-founder, said: 'Nature surrounds us and protects us. The #Landscape2020 photos will pass through your eyes to impact directly into your heart.' Scroll through to see the amazing shots.

'My father felt bad about being typecast as a comedian'

'My father felt bad about being typecast as a comedian'

Rediff.com28 Jul 2020

'My father could have gotten more due. He was capable of much more.' 'But he was always thankful.'

'My father felt bad about being typecast as a comedian'

'My father felt bad about being typecast as a comedian'

Rediff.com28 Jul 2020

'My father could have gotten more due. He was capable of much more.' 'But he was always thankful.'

Remember Bollywood's TERRACE moments?

Remember Bollywood's TERRACE moments?

Rediff.com2 Jul 2020

Sukanya Verma looks at Bollywood's various terrace moments.

The day K P Singh wanted to sell DLF for 26 lakh

The day K P Singh wanted to sell DLF for 26 lakh

Rediff.com26 Jun 2020

Persuaded not to sell that day in January 1975, DLF today has assets of over Rs 52,237 crore and a net worth of around Rs 40,000 crore.

Work from home forever

Work from home forever

Rediff.com3 Jun 2020

'Employees may well be expected to be on call at almost all times -- much like the standard Indian approach to the workday,' points out Mihir S Sharma.

Post Corona: Welcome to the Same Old World

Post Corona: Welcome to the Same Old World

Rediff.com23 May 2020

'And as we sit (or sleep) out the nightmare, there is feverish speculation about what the post-Corona world might look like,' mulls Hasan Suroor.

Super Cyclone Amphan devastates Bengal, Odisha; 3 dead

Super Cyclone Amphan devastates Bengal, Odisha; 3 dead

Rediff.com21 May 2020

While man and a woman were reported killed when trees came crashing down on them in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, a 13-year-old girl died in a similar incident in adjoining Howrah. No casualties have been reported from Odisha yet.

How your workplace will change forever

How your workplace will change forever

Rediff.com15 May 2020

From properly spaced desks to visual signals, office life is expected to change beyond recognition, predicts Shyamal Majumdar.

REWIND: Best of the month -- April

REWIND: Best of the month -- April

Rediff.com4 May 2020

Here's a presentation of some of the best photos from around the world in the month gone by.

On this Day: Birth of a chess legend; India lift Asia Cup

On this Day: Birth of a chess legend; India lift Asia Cup

Rediff.com13 Apr 2020

Garry Kasparov hated losing but in defeat, to an "alien opponent" incapable of fear or the faintest flicker of emotion, the youngest of chess champions and greatest of grandmasters made history. He became a grandmaster at 17 and world champion at 22 in 1985 when the charismatic youngster beat Soviet establishment hero Anatoly Karpov.

Gorgeous pics of Pink supermoon to distact you from COVID-19

Gorgeous pics of Pink supermoon to distact you from COVID-19

Rediff.com8 Apr 2020

Looking to catch a break from all the events surrounding coronavirus, then here's some amazing images from the pink supermoon that occurred on Tuesday night, enthralling all!

Why coronavirus poses huge threat to Tokyo Olympics

Why coronavirus poses huge threat to Tokyo Olympics

Rediff.com26 Feb 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called for sports and cultural events to be scrapped or curtailed for two weeks as the country battles to stem coronavirus contagion amid mounting concerns the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled. Abe's call came after a Tokyo baseball team said it would play games in an empty stadium this weekend, while two businesses in central Tokyo reported confirmed cases of infection a day after the government urged companies to recommend staff consider working from home.

Yeh Ballet review

Yeh Ballet review

Rediff.com25 Feb 2020

Sooni Taraporewala makes us root for her young characters even if we aren't entirely sure about the depth of their feelings, feels Sukanya Verma.

Has anyone seen Mumbai as Sudhir Patwardhan has?

Has anyone seen Mumbai as Sudhir Patwardhan has?

Rediff.com8 Feb 2020

It is impossible for Mumbaikars not to glimpse themselves or someone they know in Sudhir Patwardhan's paintings.

How far will the Cybertruck go?

How far will the Cybertruck go?

Rediff.com12 Dec 2019

'The unveiling of the Cybertruck seems to me the turning point in the design and manufacture of automobiles in much the same way as American skyscrapers were the turning point of architectural design in the world,' says Aakar Patel.

Chepngetich beats Doha heat to win midnight marathon

Chepngetich beats Doha heat to win midnight marathon

Rediff.com28 Sep 2019

Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich overcame extreme heat and humidity to win the World Championship midnight marathon on Friday, in a gruelling test of survival that saw nearly a third of the 70 starters fail to reach the finish line.

How India can produce more job creators

How India can produce more job creators

Rediff.com10 Sep 2019

Entrepreneurship is all about identifying a need or a gap and being able to visualise a solution to service the same in a sustainable and commercially viable manner, says Achin Bhattacharyya.

PIX: Serena, Osaka reveal US Open 2019 look

PIX: Serena, Osaka reveal US Open 2019 look

Rediff.com30 Aug 2019

As the fans head toward Flushing Meadows, tennis stars gear up with ground-breaking styles to rule the courts.

Picking up the pieces after death and destruction

Picking up the pieces after death and destruction

Rediff.com19 Jul 2019

More than two weeks after a wall collapsed in suburban Mumbai, killing 30 people and injuring more than 100, Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore and Hitesh Harisinghani visit the area to know how the survivors devastated by the deluge are coping with their lives.

Siblings walk on high wire 25 stories over New York

Siblings walk on high wire 25 stories over New York

Rediff.com24 Jun 2019

The Flying Wallendas astonished the world once again, becoming the first to cross New York's Times Square on a tightrope 25 stories above the city streets. It was an incredible comeback for daredevil Nik Wallenda and his sister Lijana after she took a catastrophic fall during a high-wire stunt in 2017 and broke every bone in her face and suffered additional injury to her ribs and foot. Seventh-generation daredevil Nik Wallenda, 40, and his sister Lijana, 42, started at opposite ends of the 1,300-foot wire between 1 and 2 Times Square and crossed in the middle, in a sweat-inducing stunt aired live on ABC.

Finding football's soul

Finding football's soul

Rediff.com30 May 2019

'Soul might not win trophies. But, unlike trophies, soul actually matters,' says Shougat Dasgupta.

Don't try it! Couple slammed for photo from train

Don't try it! Couple slammed for photo from train

Rediff.com8 May 2019

Instagram couple Jean and Camille, from Brussels, better known as "@backpackdiariez", travel the world taking photographs. Their most recent one is that of themselves hanging out of a moving train in Sri Lanka to get a photo they captioned as "one of our wildest kisses".

PHOTOS: Empire State building, Burj Khalifa lit up to celebrate Diwali

PHOTOS: Empire State building, Burj Khalifa lit up to celebrate Diwali

Rediff.com9 Nov 2018

For the first time, New York's iconic structure turned orange on Wednesday night in celebration of Diwali.

Indian couple fell to deaths from Yosemite cliff while taking selfie: Report

Indian couple fell to deaths from Yosemite cliff while taking selfie: Report

Rediff.com31 Oct 2018

Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30 fell to their deaths from Taft Point in the national park in California. They were identified on Monday as the married couple from India living in the United States.

From shining skyscrapers to dilapidated shells: 2018's Architectural Photography Awards

From shining skyscrapers to dilapidated shells: 2018's Architectural Photography Awards

Rediff.com15 Oct 2018

The shortlist for the Architectural Photography Awards 2018 has been revealed. The awards are split into four categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, and Buildings in Use, with each comprising five finalists. The 20 photographs that make up the shortlist will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam between November 28 - 30, and an overall winner will be announced on the 30. Here are some of the brilliant photos in the shortlist.

One issue still clouding 2020 Olympic swimming venue...

One issue still clouding 2020 Olympic swimming venue...

Rediff.com5 Oct 2018

Tokyo 2020 organisers are determined to stage Olympic swimming events in the city centre Odaiba Marine Park venue despite continuing confusion over the water quality.

Niagara Falls, Empire State Building lit-up for India's I-Day

Niagara Falls, Empire State Building lit-up for India's I-Day

Rediff.com16 Aug 2018

A special ceremony was organised at the world-famous skyscraper in New York's midtown Manhattan for lighting it up in saffron, white and green.

Anderson beats Isner in marathon slugfest to enter Wimbledon final

Anderson beats Isner in marathon slugfest to enter Wimbledon final

Rediff.com14 Jul 2018

It was a case of better late than never as Kevin Anderson reached his first Wimbledon final after a heart-stopping 7-6(6), 6-7(5), 6-7(9), 6-4, 26-24 victory over the sport's perennial marathon man John Isner on Friday.

Sheena Bora Trial: Time, that has us handcuffed, is of no consequence in courtrooms

Sheena Bora Trial: Time, that has us handcuffed, is of no consequence in courtrooms

Rediff.com26 Jun 2018

How much more gray or bald would Inspector Alaknure have become when we see him next? Will Peter still be wearing white shirts and khaki trousers and eating large lunches? Will Judge Jagdale be still in charge of the case? Who will be the prime minister when Alaknure appears in court next?

The man who helped shape India

The man who helped shape India

Rediff.com10 Jun 2018

Mahendra Raj is a towering figure of 20th century Indian architecture.

WC diary: Ganguly looking forward to Messi magic

WC diary: Ganguly looking forward to Messi magic

Rediff.com8 Jun 2018

Spain players to get big monetary boost if they win WC

Tokyo bound! Japan from the eyes of a first-timer

Tokyo bound! Japan from the eyes of a first-timer

Rediff.com2 Jun 2018

There's never a bad time to visit Japan.

'Whatever I have is because of India'

'Whatever I have is because of India'

Rediff.com24 May 2018

'15, 17 years back we were not even in existence in the US. Today nearly 1/3 of prescriptions written comes from India.' 'India is showing that in a very competitive environment -- like the US and Europe -- our industry is doing very well.'

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