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'Humans have never learned from history'

'We need to retell this history from many different perspectives.' Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Writer Amitav Ghosh spent many of those strange, mind-numbing COVID-19 days of......

How Serum and Bharat battled for COVID-19 vaccine

There were apprehensions in the SII about rival Bharat Biotech's 'indigenous' tag, opening up shortcuts for it.One senior person, who was very familiar with the sector, told me, 'The message has......

Next 4-6 months could be worst of COVID-19: Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose foundation has been part of the effort to develop and deliver COVID-19 vaccines, has warned that the next four to six months could be the worst of the......

Rhea Chakraborty and India's drug of choice

The hounding of Rhea Chakraborty in the Sushant Singh Rajput case is a drug that is being carefully pumped into India's veins to make it comfortably numb as it is wracked by economic ruin and......

Shaheen Bagh protest: A battle for the Idea of India

'Shaheen Bagh is no longer a mere ghetto of lower middle class Muslims.''Now, it is a metaphor for resistance, secularism and struggle,' notes Md. Zeeshan Ahmad. IMAGE: Republic Day being......

Investors lose over Rs 7.35 lakh cr as markets plummet

Investors' wealth tumbled by over Rs 7.35 lakh crore on Friday, with the BSE benchmark Sensex plummeting 1,688 points amid a global selloff triggered by a new coronavirus variant. The 30-share......

Real estate: Godrej, Prestige vie for Rs 10K-cr sales booking club

Godrej and Prestige posted sales bookings of Rs 6,725 crore and Rs 5,461 crore, respectively, in 2020-21. The real estate sector might have been caught off guard by the second wave of the Covid-19......

In a first, RBI releases minutes of its October central board meeting

Such minutes will be available within two weeks from the date of its confirmation in the next meeting of the central board and on being signed by the chairman in the same meeting, the RBI said in a......

'Economy has been growing at around 5% the last 7-8 years'

'Instead of doing reforms and restructuring, the present government is busy with the perception that everything is fine and the economy is hunky-dory.''Such hollow perceptions are very dangerous......

How govt can save the ravishing hills of Kumaon

Uttarakhand's Kumaon hills are setting new standards in dirt and poor solid waste management, says Anjuli Bhargava. A few weeks ago, Madhya Pradesh’s Indore won the award for the cleanest......

10 Best Films From Around The World

A beautiful documentary from Delhi.A shocking satire that spares no one.A thriller about a serial killer in Iran.A Pakistan film about family secrets...Aseem Chhabra lists the best films he saw in......

BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS From SRK's Life

What is Shah Rukh Khan's life like? What is it *really* like to be a superstar? What's it really like to be loved by millions of fans all over the world? Khan may try to keep it as natural as he......

Can you watch 425 films in a year?

Aseem Chhabra watched some great films and some huge disappointments in 2020. IMAGE: Danesh Razvi and Tanya Maniktala in A Suitable Boy. It was the year of staying at home and watching films......

Seen these FANTASTIC films?

The New York Film Festival served an amazing plate of films.Aseem Chhabra picks the best ones. It has been the strangest year of our lives, but films have been important in keeping us sane. And......

The conviction of Salman Khan

Prisons aren't places to build bodies or boost egos, says Kishore Singh. IMAGE: Salman Khan arrives at the court in Jodhpur. Photograph: Reuters I can only guess at the dietary output in the......

Soccer Briefs: PSG rally past Strasbourg; Bayern snatch late win

IMAGE: Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar makes his way past Strasbourg’s Jonas Martin in Saturday's Ligue 1 match; Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters Paris St Germain continued their march......

Dubai chess: Indian trio in tied 2nd, Normunds leads

Defending champion Abhijeet Gupta squandered a winning position before settling for a draw against Grandmaster Evgenij Miroshnichenko of Ukraine to drop to the joint second spot after the end of......

India go down to Ajerbaijan

A new match, a new look team; the fate nevertheless stayed the same. India went down to Azerbaijan 0-3 in the second international friendly played at the Rugby 7s Stadium in Dubai. Like it happened......

Stadium crush in Abidjan leaves at least 19 dead

At least 19 people were killed in a stadium crushduring a World Cup qualifier between Ivory Coast and Malawi in Abidjan on Sunday. A rush by spectators led to the collapse of a wall, medical......

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