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How Many Children do BJP MLAs in UP have?
Given the controversy over the Uttar Pradesh government's population control policy, Hemant Shivsaran/Rediff.com digs deep to find out how many children BJP legislators in UP have. IMAGE: Uttar......
Previous govts drafted Budget with eye on vote bank: PM at Chauri Chaura commemoration
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the previous governments drafted the Union budgets with an eye on their vote banks and made them just a medium for making promises they could not......
Modi, the Winter Fashionista
It's getting warmer in Delhi. Sigh. So we won't see NDM's fashionable shawls till next winter... Remember those photographs from the 1990s of then Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Narendra......
Unable to get body home, migrant's family conducts dummy funeral
A year-old child lit his father's pyre in Gorakhpur last week, a poignant moment made heart-wrenching by the fact that the body wasn't there. It lay in a morgue, hundreds of kilometres away in......
Gandhi the strategist
'Many misunderstood non-violent satyagraha as a passive strategy; it was anything but that,' notes Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, whose 150th anniversary the world......
Bandhs: Acts of terror by another name
Courting arrest and disrupting normal life may have been an election-winning strategy decades ago, but today it smacks of a khap panchayat's approach, says K Subrahmanyam. Media reports suggest......
WATCH Brijesh Sandliya SING!
'If somebody remixes Banno 20 years later, why would I feel bad?' Photograph: Kind courtesy Brijesh Sandiya/Instagram After sleeping on the footpaths of Mumbai and struggling for years, Brijesh......
'Gandhi's honesty floored me'
Putting together a play about the Father of the Nation is no easy task.But when that play is a musical, the challenges increase.Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar (text), Rajesh Karkera (video) and......
The story that got Ashutosh Gowariker excited
Ashutosh Gowariker loves challenging movie-making. After making epics like Lagaan, Swades and Jodhaa Akbar, he switched to frothy romantic comedy with his forthcoming What's Your Raashee. He has......
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