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How BJP's Chanakya met his waterloo in Bengal

The BJP could win only 16 out of the 57 seats in Bengal where Amit Shah campaigned, reports Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com. IMAGE: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Amit Anilchandra Shah on a roadshow......

Darkness beyond 'Bharat Nirman' and 'India Shining'

Mutual suspicion and prejudice hang over India and its neighbours, says Barun Roy. If promises and pronouncements could transform a nation, India should have been overflowing with milk and honey by......

During WB polls, masks came off the 'bhadralok'

West Bengal had a democratic election, but the build-up to it can hardly be called so, says Barun Roy There couldn't have been a better example of India's democracy at work than the Election......

Left asks EC to seal Bengal borders for fair polls

Left parties on Monday approached the Election Commission demanding that West Bengal's borders with other states be sealed during the coming assembly polls there to ensure that Maoists do not......

A vanishing tribe

With Koirala no more, Asia has lost yet another grand old man of politics - the likes of him have always been rare. With the death of Girija Prasad Koirala of Nepal, from prolonged ailments at the......

It's time for smart villages

  To allow our cities to thrive, we must look after our villages, notes Barun Roy How long shall we be fooling ourselves? It's fashionable to talk about smart cities. But what about smart......

What we dearly miss as modern gadgets rule our lives

For people like me, all these fast-moving gadgets are not only costly and confusing but emotionally barren as well notes Barun Roy.  Image: 920s Underwood typewriter with Swedish layout.......

Smart cities okay but where are the smart citizens?

  Electronic fund transfers alone do not make a city smart; proper civic behaviour is also required to complement the effort, notes Barun Roy Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative......

Will India become a major printing hub?

India has the necessary talent and financial muscle to become a major printing hub in the Asian region, rues Barun Roy I still possess what is called an Aloha shirt with which I was greeted, along......

The inspiring story of a rags-to-riches entrepreneur

Not many people remember the long, lonely miles Asia's richest man had to travel before he arrived where he is today, notes Barun Roy. Image: Li Ka-shing is Asia’s richest man.......

My Father, Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray would have been a hundred years old on May 2.To mark the legendary film-maker's birth centenary, Rediff.com bring you a treasure trove of features from our archives. IMAGE: Satyajit......

The Man Who Makes Bollywood Look GOOD

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Parinda, 1942: A Love Story, Devdas, Kareeb, Mission Kashmir, Munnabhai MBBS, Rang De Basanti, Delhi 6, Bhag Milkha Bhag, Kalank... all bear the visual stamp of Binod Pradhan's......

Box Office: Ranchi Diaries is a dud

The hits and misses of the week. Last week's sole release, Ranchi Diaries, failed to impress at the box office. Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict. Ranchi Diaries  Cast: Himansh......

Box Office: Saif Ali Khan's Chef fails

The hits and misses of the week. Last week's releases have failed to impress at the box office. Raja Krishna Menon's Chef, starring Saif Ali Khan, failed due to poor promotions and a dull......

Sonam enjoys London, before going to Cannes!

The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: While Mallika Sherawat is rocking the red carpet at the ongoing 69th Cannes International Film Festival, Sonam Kapoor is......

Long live the Little Master

Name:vivek BhatMessage:Many many returns of the day. I wish to listen UR great cricket voice for many more years to come. Wish U never run out but have a clean Bowled out after a wealthy & lengthy......
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