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The Two Faces of India's Democracy

How should one billion Indians, for whom deprivation has become an inescapable way of life, join us in celebrating 75 years of Independence? And where do we go from here? asks Kalyan Singhal.......

Police complaints filed against Vir Das for US show

Police complaints were filed against stand-up comic Vir Das in Mumbai and Delhi as the sharp debate on his video 'I come from two Indias' on Wednesday mirrored the polarity of the monologue itself......

Third Wave: Bigger Threat in Rural India

'The roadmap ahead seems very difficult especially in the rural areas where there is very poor infrastructure, vaccine reach and hesitancy.''These are a deadly cocktail for the next wave.' IMAGE:......

COVID Second Wave: How may have died?

Only the government has the capacity to collate all death data across all facilities and count corpses dumped in rivers.And the government is patently not interested in finding out, observes......

He told the middle class not only to become talkers, but doers

'... That they should emerge as role-models to be emulated by the fellow countrymen; and that the middle classes should not stick only to hate-filled and scornful criticism and condemnation against......

Amartya Sen, Home in the World

Amartyada, says Omkar Goswami, thank you for being the humane, caring and socially concerned economist that you are. All Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Born in 1933, Amartya Sen......

What I got when I flew Air India for Rs 169,613

Even a rump Air India could not hope to get away with the shoddy service and scrappy fare for which I paid nearly two lakh, complains Sunanda K Datta-Ray.   It's unfashionable now to endorse......

'Let govt ensure MSP is a legal right just like MRP'

'Government is saying I will not be responsible for ensuring you get MSP but traders and large corporate will be responsible.''India now is the only country that is saying such things.' IMAGE:......

120 million Indians will be unemployed!

'Just see what kind of political, social and economic impact it will have when the number of unemployed goes up four times in one year suddenly.' IMAGE: Planting of saplings underway in the rains.......

Skoda to launch Yeti by June

After the success of Octavia, Laura and Superb in the sedan segment German car maker Skoda have decided to foray into the SUV segment with Yeti. The SUV fills the gap between the hatchback and......

Is The Great Indian Kitchen gutsy cinema?

If you think the film is gutsy, you are simply being blind to the truth that the whole men-are-worthless slant is saleable right now, argues Sreehari Nair. The Great Indian Kitchen begins as a......

10 roles that proved Soumitra Chatterjee's versatility

This is an alternate list of 10 screen roles that saw Soumitra Chatterjee, a paragon of gentility, venture beyond his comfort zone and deliver masterclasses of subtlety and depth, lists Saibal......

Darkest Hour Review: Exuberant bear. Shrewd fox. Vociferous lion

'The politics of it may be wishy-washy and the saviour at Darkest Hour's centre may well be a racist, an imperialist, and an alcoholic, but in Gary Oldman's nimble skin, smacked in layers and......

Zohra Sehgal, grand old lady of Bollywood, dead

Legendary actress Zohra Sehgal, who essayed character roles with aplomb in a career spanning both theatre and cinema, died in New Delhi on Thursday. She was 102. A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Sehgal......

'Ashamed to see film fraternity celebrating gender bias'

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, whose film Rang De Basanti (2006) helped change the way we look at socio-political injustice, vents his angst this Republic Day.Both society and films are part of the......

England beat Pakistan to stay in WT20

Pakistan players celebrate after the wicket of Ravi Bopara, caught by Shoaib Malik off Shahid Afridi's bowling, during the ICC World Twenty20 match against England at the Oval on...

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Coming to India and making

Success in manufacturing is not just about being cheap - cheap labour, cheap land, cheap power...
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