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Beretta gun, Gwalior link and Mahatma Gandhi's murder

"… The conspiracy to murder Mahatma Gandhi was not the handiwork of a lone wolf or a few fanatic members of the Hindu Mahasabha. Most importantly, it was not conceived just a few weeks......

What would Bhagat Singh think of India 2021?

'Communalism was the biggest enemy of a free society and Bhagat Singh imagined a future without it.''Did we succeed in bringing alive such a future?' Utkarsh Mishra remembers the revolutionary......

'We discovered many unknown facts about Ravana'

'Ravan had palaces in caves and that tunnels were the highways of that time and ran between prominent cities.' Kindly note the image has only been published for representational purpose.......

'Delhi is a dream posting for a Pakistani diplomat'

'Kashmir is the main issue between the two countries.''We have not been able to resolve it bilaterally.''As the two major countries in South Asia, we have to go back to the drawing board and start......

How the Rane-Uddhav War Began

Narayan Rane -- a recent entrant to the BJP -- was the first Cabinet minister sworn in last week.Clearly, the BJP hopes Rane, who has a long standing feud with Uddhav Thackeray, will marginalise......

Revealed: Why Urjit Patel quit as RBI governor

Patel, who headed the RBI from September 2016 till his sudden resignation in December 2018, says in his book thta the government seemed to lose enthusiasm for the new bankruptcy law in the......

How COVID is changing the game plan for booksellers, publishers

In the future, publishers will need to think of digital immersive marketing just like marketing a movie or show on Netflix is an immersive experience. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com After......

How Palanpur's diamond merchants conquered the world

'We did not know we would one day dominate nearly 70 per cent of the market.''Today, of 100 diamonds available for trade in Antwerp, 93 are cut and polished in India.'A fascinating excerpt from......

'We try to pull the other person down'

'Had liberalisation not taken place, I may have gone back to the US,' Ratan Tata tells Girish Kuber.An exclusive excerpt from The Tatas: How A Family Built A Business And A Nation. IMAGE: J R D......

Why is Raghuram Rajan talking about Taylor Swift?

At the Mumbai launch of his book, The Third Pillar: How Markets And States Leave The Community Behind some weeks ago, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan served up an interesting mix that included......

BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES of Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray would have been a hundred years old on May 2.To mark the legendary film-maker's birth centenary, Rediff.com brings you a treasure trove of features from our archives. A lot has been......

How Bollywood's Best Costumes Were Made

Oscar winner Bhanu Athaiya passed into the ages on Thursday.We pay homage to a true legend by celebrating her best creations. Some of the biggest movies in Hindi cinema -- Gandhi, Lekin, Guide,......

India's first Oscar winner Bhanu Athaiya passes away

Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India's first Oscar winner, died at her home on Thursday after prolonged illness, her daughter said. She was 91.   Athaiya, who won an Oscar for her work in......

Want to know Saif's secrets? Wait until next year!*

Saif Ali Khan will open up about 'family, home, successes and failures' in an autobiography that is slated to hit the shelves in October 2021, publisher HarperCollins India announced. In a......

Tere Sur Aur Mere Geet: When Music was King

Film music flourished in the 1970s. Some old masters did some great work, but it was also the decade of new composers.A fascinating excerpt from Amit Khanna's Words. Sounds. Images: A History Of......

The Cricketers Ravi Shastri Rates Highly

'All selectors must be sufficiently thick-skinned and prepared to take criticism.'T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan checks out Ravi Shastri's first book. IMAGE: Head Coach Ravi Shastri looks on as rain......

Shastri's ability to infuse confidence in youngsters is unbelievable: Gavaskar

'He will scold you, tell you off but at the same time, he will tell you what you can do to get better, he will actually demonstrate to you.' IMAGE: India head coach Ravi Shastri speaks to the......

Mithali to retire after 2022 World Cup in New Zealand

'It's been 21 years of international cricket and I know 2022 is my swansong -- the World Cup.' IMAGE: Mithali Raj, the only women batter with 7000 plus ODI runs, also spoke about how she had to......

Shastri to tell his life story; Jay Shah to attend ICC meet

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Ravi Shastri/Instagram Team India coach Ravi Shastri will come out with a book this summer where he will walk down the memory lane, offering a rare look at the......

I had begged Saina not to leave my academy: Gopichand

'I had literally begged her (Saina) not to go. But by then she had been influenced by others and had already made up her mind' IMAGE: Saina Nehwal with coach Pullela Gopichand. Photograph:......

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