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ED Attacks: MVA leaders to meet this week

ED Attacks: MVA leaders to meet this week

Rediff.com30 Mar 2022

'The BJP's real pain lies in the fact that all their skullduggery and chicanery has failed to cow down the Shiv Sena. They just cannot digest this fact.'

Mohanlal: An Emperor Defeated By Love

Mohanlal: An Emperor Defeated By Love

Rediff.com28 Feb 2022

'Once Mohanlal's ever-swelling entourage grasped his enormous worth, once it realized that the innate Mohanlal appeal could be profited from, it set about to exploit, to make uproars, to create the Mohanlal brand.' 'And he wasn't meant to be a brand. He was meant to be an artist, a tireless explorer of the unique seas inside him,' asserts Sreehari Nair.

Mithya Review

Mithya Review

Rediff.com18 Feb 2022

Mithya fumbles to make headway towards truth or dare, observes Sukanya Verma.

A REBEL Called Preity Zinta

A REBEL Called Preity Zinta

Rediff.com5 Feb 2022

'I am not the kind of person who will stand up and complain. I have no complaints against anyone. If I've been away from the entertainment industry, it's because I am not into selling myself.'

Congress demands Modi lead all-party delegation to LAC

Congress demands Modi lead all-party delegation to LAC

Rediff.com21 Jan 2022

Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh Tapir Gao said on Wednesday that a teenager, identified as Miram Taron, was abducted by the People's Liberation Army from Lungta Jor area under Siyungla area on Tuesday.

The BEST and WORST of 2021

The BEST and WORST of 2021

Rediff.com3 Jan 2022

A year marked by more lows than highs for Hindi cinema, here's a recap of the best and worst in 2021.

Lynching and Some Harsh Truths

Lynching and Some Harsh Truths

Rediff.com24 Dec 2021

Would a Muslim or Christian or Dalit mob who lynched someone because their religious feelings were hurt be given State protection? asks Jyoti Punwani.

US wanted China to intervene against India in 1971 War

US wanted China to intervene against India in 1971 War

Rediff.com16 Dec 2021

On December 10, Kissinger began to encourage the Chinese to take action against India: 'If the People's Republic were to consider the situation on the Indian subcontinent a threat to security, and if it took measures to protect its security, the US would oppose efforts of others to interfere with the People's Republic.' On the 50th anniversary of India's greatest military victory, Claude Arpi recalls how the US suggested that China intervene militarily on Pakistan's side.

How India Won The 1971 War

How India Won The 1971 War

Rediff.com3 Dec 2021

December 3, 2021 marks 50 years since the beginning of the 1971 War which ended in a decisive military victory for India and the liberation of Bangladesh. Most analysts of the 1971 War agree that the IV Corps dash across the mighty Meghna river led by the brilliant General Sagat Singh was the turning point in the war, recalls military historian Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Rahul writes open letter to farmers, promises support in future struggles

Rahul writes open letter to farmers, promises support in future struggles

Rediff.com19 Nov 2021

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has written an open letter to farmers, congratulating them on their 'historic victory' after the Centre announced its decision to repeal three contentious farm laws, and assured them of his party's support in their future struggles.

Hema-Sanjeev Break-Up: The TRUTH At Last

Hema-Sanjeev Break-Up: The TRUTH At Last

Rediff.com19 Nov 2021

How did a superstar provoke the break-up? 50 years later, the truth can finally be told. A revealing excerpt from Hanif Zaveri and Sumant Batra's An Actor's Actor: An Authorized Biography of Sanjeev Kumar.

THE ABBA Paradox

THE ABBA Paradox

Rediff.com19 Oct 2021

Ageing is a funny process. After rebelling and exploring, the human being drifts to the ordered arrangement, he/she once left. As a youngster I outgrew ABBA while my mother continued to like them. In September 2021, when ABBA's first single in 40 years was launched, I sent the video link to my mother. Meanwhile, now in my fifties, I find myself curious to hear ABBA's new songs, notes Shyam G Menon.

Remembering Dev Anand

Remembering Dev Anand

Rediff.com27 Sep 2021

'As soon as the plane touched down and we emerged, barricades came down and his fans rushed towards us.' 'Then, before my astonished eyes, they had lifted him up and he was being passed along over the heads of people.' 'It was an incredible sight!'

Is India ready to Legalize LGBTQ+ Marriage?

Is India ready to Legalize LGBTQ+ Marriage?

Rediff.com20 Aug 2021

A fascinating glimpse from Somak Ghoshal's 10 Indian Heroes Who Help People Live With Dignity.

'If we want to escape future waves, we need more and more vaccination

'If we want to escape future waves, we need more and more vaccination

Rediff.com30 Jul 2021

'Wherever the Delta variant is spreading, and the population is not vaccinated, there is death and devastation.'

Rahul accuses PM of treason, seeks SC appointed probe into Pegasus issue

Rahul accuses PM of treason, seeks SC appointed probe into Pegasus issue

Rediff.com23 Jul 2021

He said all his phones have been tapped and his friends informed by intelligence people that this is being done.

'No one will dare to hold the BJP flag in Punjab'

'No one will dare to hold the BJP flag in Punjab'

Rediff.com14 Jul 2021

'BJP leaders are trying to save their lives in Punjab.'

WhatApp groups: Ignore Covid Crisis. Spread Hate

WhatApp groups: Ignore Covid Crisis. Spread Hate

Rediff.com21 Jun 2021

The manner in which a large proportion of common people have mortgaged their rationality and questioning spirit to let hatred, prejudice, and bigotry take over their minds is a cause of worry, observes Mohammad Sajjad.

Centre should help in finding truth of Waze case: Raj

Centre should help in finding truth of Waze case: Raj

Rediff.com21 Mar 2021

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday sought Centre's intervention in unearthing the truth behind the explosives-laden car found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence in Mumbai last month.

Anyone speaking truth dubbed as traitor: Sanjay Raut

Anyone speaking truth dubbed as traitor: Sanjay Raut

Rediff.com5 Feb 2021

He said the farmers, who were known as 'warriors' when they fought the Mughals and the British, are now dubbed as anti-nationals when they are fighting for their rights on Delhi's borders.

'Violence was scripted by the government'

'Violence was scripted by the government'

Rediff.com28 Jan 2021

'On January 22, when the last round of talks took place, the farmer leaders were told by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar that the government is also prepared.' 'And they did this.'

Sena dares BJP to file cases against Arnab's 'treason'

Sena dares BJP to file cases against Arnab's 'treason'

Rediff.com21 Jan 2021

It is good BJP leaders filed offences against makers of Tandav web series over its content, but they will be truly men if the party registers cases also against journalist Arnab Goswami who insulted martyrdom of Indian soldiers, the Shiv Sena said on Thursday.

Do the Supreme Court panel members support the farm laws?

Do the Supreme Court panel members support the farm laws?

Rediff.com13 Jan 2021

Where do the four members of the Supreme Court appointed panel to interface with farmers stand on the Modi government's farm laws?

The Incomparable Ved Mehta

The Incomparable Ved Mehta

Rediff.com11 Jan 2021

On a visit to India in 2013, writer Ved Mehta -- who passed into the ages on Sunday January 10, 2021 - gave Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel a rare glimpse into his state of mind and what he thinks of the changes he encounters in his motherland.

John le Carr's matchless legacy

John le Carr's matchless legacy

Rediff.com27 Dec 2020

'Le Carré's spies were nothing like the exotic Kim of Kipling or the caricature that is James Bond.' 'Driven by a simple patriotism, held back by incompetence and politics, his characters use deceit and treachery to win their morally Pyrrhic victories,' notes P Rajendran.

'Laxmmi Bomb is super, super, entertaining'

'Laxmmi Bomb is super, super, entertaining'

Rediff.com23 Oct 2020

'As fun and funny as it is shooting, it's as scary when you watch it.'

Does Modi really need this plane?

Does Modi really need this plane?

Rediff.com8 Oct 2020

'What kind of insensitivity does it take to get taxpayers to cough up for an aircraft costing a few billion for your personal use, at a time when the country you head is in so much trouble?' asks Sherna Gandhy.

Why Modi govt is crushing dissent

Why Modi govt is crushing dissent

Rediff.com15 Sep 2020

For this dispensation, ideas are dangerous. Those who propagate liberalism and democratic traditions are even more dangerous, observes Rashme Sehgal.

'Delhi police arresting Muslims on fabricated charges'

'Delhi police arresting Muslims on fabricated charges'

Rediff.com31 Aug 2020

'1,300 Muslim youth have been arrested since the riots began and pressure has been constantly mounted on the Delhi police to create a narrative that these youths started the riots.'

China launches first Mars mission

China launches first Mars mission

Rediff.com23 Jul 2020

The Chinese Mars probe named Tianwen 1, or Quest for Heavenly Truth 1, will fulfil three scientific objectives: orbiting the red planet for comprehensive observation, landing on Martian soil and sending a rover to roam the landing site.

He told India about the Himalayan Blunder

He told India about the Himalayan Blunder

Rediff.com3 Jul 2020

Very few today realise that without Brigadier John Dalvi's courage, we would never have known what really happened during those tragic days of October/November 1962, reveals Claude Arpi.

Gulabo Sitabo: Bachchan's finest performance in 30 years

Gulabo Sitabo: Bachchan's finest performance in 30 years

Rediff.com30 Jun 2020

'It's a performance that puts the Bachchan hysteria to shame,' observes Sreehari Nair.

The Chinese will keep pushing India'

The Chinese will keep pushing India'

Rediff.com25 Jun 2020

'India will keep trying to avoid conflict.' 'This is the moment when we draw a line in the sand.'

Needed urgently: A strategy for the Chinese menace

Needed urgently: A strategy for the Chinese menace

Rediff.com22 Jun 2020

If the Ladakh episode has ended, this is the time to find the truth about all the aspects of it and inform the nation and the world, the time is here and now, advises Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Why do politicians keep their health secret?

Why do politicians keep their health secret?

Rediff.com25 Apr 2020

'It is not the country's interests alone that lead to all this secrecy.' 'More usually, the reason is the threat from political rivals: What will they do if they find out?', notes T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.

Coronavirus: Tomorrow always comes

Coronavirus: Tomorrow always comes

Rediff.com9 Apr 2020

'A very vast majority of us will catch it at some point, about 8 out of 10 won't feel much worse than a common cold's nuisance, if at all, but some will die.' 'A very, very vast majority, at least about 98 per cent of those infected, if not more, under any circumstances, will live through it,' observes Shekhar Gupta.

The root cause of a riot

The root cause of a riot

Rediff.com12 Mar 2020

Delhi was just one riot. Add Bengal, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and you can count a few scores dead. It could, regrettably, be just the beginning of a very long, dark phase for India, notes Shekhar Gupta.

The American who caught Gandhiji's killer

The American who caught Gandhiji's killer

Rediff.com30 Jan 2020

In the shock after Nathuram Godse murdered Mahatma Gandhi that January evening 72 years ago today, a young American diplomat rushed to capture the assassin. Vaihayasi Pande Daniel traces the memorable life of Herbert Reiner, who History has sadly relegated to a footnote.

Gabbard sues Clinton for defamation over 'Russian asset' comment

Gabbard sues Clinton for defamation over 'Russian asset' comment

Rediff.com23 Jan 2020

The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of New York on Wednesday, has also claimed that Hawaii Democrat Gabbard suffered an economic loss to be proven at trial. "Hillary calling me a 'Russian asset' is not only intended to smear my reputation and derail my campaign for president, it's also intended to silence any voice that dares to speak out against the establishment status quo," Gabbard, 38, said in an email to her supporters explaining the reason for her suing the Democratic nominee in the 2016 presidential elections.

Javed Akhtar at 75: The Best Songs

Javed Akhtar at 75: The Best Songs

Rediff.com17 Jan 2020

Sreehari Nair attempts to bring you up-close the pleasures of Javed Akhtar's poetry.

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