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'I feel sick the day I am not painting'

'That secularism in India is at risk is alarming for someone like me. I'm born secular,' Anjolie Ela Menon, the well-known painter, tells Pavan Lall. Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com There......

Mahatma Gandhi's great-grandaughter jailed for 7 years in a fraud case

Ashish Lata Ramgobin, the 56-year-old great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa, has been sentenced to seven years in jail by a Durban court in a six-million rand ($442,000) fraud and......

Poor policy behind weak pandemic fight, says Gandhi's grandson

India would have been better equipped to deal with the coronavirus pandemic had it followed a different economic policy than the one that is causing huge urbanisation and migration of farmers......

The Women Who Made A Difference

Sandeep Pandey salutes women who have contributed to social transformation in India after 1980.   Medha Patkar Photograph: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Probably the best known woman activist in......

Why Rahul was right in keeping conservative Muslims out

Rahul Gandhi has not erred by not engaging with Muslim conservatives.After all, they had misled his father in 1986 to legislate a misogynistic law after the Supreme Court verdict in the Shah Bano......

Why are More Women Jobless?

Indian women have education, inspiration and perspiration -- but not enough employment, points out Mahesh Vyas. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The world celebrated International......

Adi Godrej: 'There's no dearth of jobs in India'

'What exists instead is a clear gap between skilled people and the work at hand.' 'Employers on most occasions find it difficult to find a match between the two,' Adi Godrej tells Viveat Susan......

UK's banks have Brexit shock absorbers

A 2008-style bank run seems unlikely, but if it did happen, the sector is much better prepared, says George Hay. IMAGE: People hold signs in Trafalgar Square during a 'Yes to Europe' rally for......

Rajan's 'resignation' letter to RBI staff

"I am an academic and I have always made it clear that my ultimate home is in the realm of ideas," Rajan said in a letter to staff. Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, who has faced......

ECB agrees to extra emergency funding for Greek banks

Conditions are fit for a raise in Emergency Liquidity Assistance Greek banks will be allowed to draw down more emergency funding, the European Central Bank decided on Thursday, increasing it by......

'I am bored of this obsession with Tagore and Ray'

'So much so we don't feel the need to create anything, but just bask in that glory.''It's time to move on.''How much burden can you put on a person or the legacy of the person?' IMAGE: Aditya......

Want SEXY Richa on your desk?

Richa glams up for a calendar shoot, and she sure looks HOT! Richa Chadda dresses up as Malayalam cinema's raunchy yesteryear actress Shakeela in an upcoming biopic, directed by Indrajit Lankesh,......

Helicopter Eela Review: Kajol disappoints, Riddhi shines

Helicopter Eela could have been a good film, but falls short, says Savera R Someshwar. Ever tried your hand at cooking? You've got a bunch of decent ingredients and an interesting recipe. Yet,......

PIX: Saif-Kareena's star-studded Delhi reception

After the lavish wedding celebrations held in Mumbai for Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's filmi friends, the newlyweds flew to New Delhi for the Daawat-E-Walima on October 18.Held at a plush......

Chat with Telugu director Krishna Vamsi

National award winning director Krishna Vamsi is known for hismeaningful and entertaining Telugu films likeSindhuram, Chakram, Khadgam, Antahpuram and Rakhee, to name a few. Recently, his film......

Working towards a miracle: Narang on fifth Olympics

IMAGE: Shooter Gagan Narang in pensive mood. Photograph: PTI Photos The unassuming Gagan Narang, on Wednesday, put down the prospects of a fifth Olympic appearance to a 'miracle', one that......
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