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Buried neck-deep in pits, farmers protest land acquisition

IMAGE: Farmers, with bodies buried till neck in pits, stage Satyagrah protest against alleged forced aquisition of their land by Jaipur Development Authority at Nindar Village in Jaipur.......

Jairam Ramesh: 2014 land Act will take us back to 1894!

'In the UPA you had one pradhan mantri and many mantris. In the NDA you have one pradhan mantri and many santris!' 'Give time to the 2013 Act to work. I not only think that the 2013 law is......

Kolkata's rickshaw pullers stare at a bleak future

The West Bengal government wants to replace hand-pulled rickshaws with battery-operated ones. But the rickshaw pullers are apprehensive that they will lose their livelihood   Image: A rickshaw......

Old film posters: Collectors' gems

Making our way through one of the alleys in Delhi's busy Karol Bagh market, we reach Navin Anand's shop. It's crammed with coffee-table books (he deals in book distribution), paintings and old......

Of India, reforms and skewed governance

'Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under Communism, it's just the opposite'-- John Kenneth Galbraith It was the annual meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry's nothern region in Delhi.......

Adil Hussain is playing the lead in a Hollywood film

Photograph: Kind courtesy Adil Hussain/Instagram   Adil Hussain plays a rickshaw puller in his new film, Pareeksha. One recalls two great actors -- Balraj Sahni and Om Puri -- playing......

My Father Jagdeep

'When he came to Bombay, he lived on the streets with his mother.''He had to sell whatever little they had in their bags -- their clothes, his toys.''When they did not have money, a bakery would......

'I am a people's actor'

'If this is how the audience likes me, I will continue doing it.'Jagdeepsaab, in a Rediff.com interview, 22 years ago. The twinkle has faded a little, the face is lined, but the voice is as nasal......

Jagdeep's Most Memorable Roles

Jagdeep discovered the difference his eyes and voice could make early on in life.At the young age of nine, his two greatest assets caught B R Chopra's eye in his directorial debut Afsana, where......

'Soorma Bhopali couldn't be played by anybody else'

'Great talent sadly underused.' IMAGE: Jagdeep as Soorma Bhopali in Sholay. Yet another movie legend passes into the ages. Jagdeep, who passed away on July 8, lived a full life. At 81, he was......

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