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The Dangerous Ploy of Poll Freebies

The culture of freebies burdens coming generations with the huge bill for the flagrant abuse of power by preceding governments, points out Virendra Kapoor. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com......

Rain fury claims 30 lives as 5th thunderstorm in a month batters Mumbai

Thirty people died in rain-related incidents as incessant heavy downpour overnight during a major thunderstorm pummeled Mumbai, causing severe water logging and traffic disruptions in the financial......

71 dead in lightning strikes in several states

Heavy rains triggered flash floods in parts of Himachal Pradesh and the Jammu region disrupting normal life on Monday even as the deaths due to lightning strikes in several states climbed to 71,......

Upset, helpless and angry: How doctors on Covid duty feel

'This experience is horrifying. Doctors need psychiatrists to handle the trauma they are going through in the face of this pandemic' IMAGE: A health worker drags an oxygen cylinder at a banquet......

What do Indians Vote For?

'Many Indians are not voting mostly on the basis of issues like the economy and their own well-being as measured by data provided by the government.''They seem to be as concerned and perhaps more......

'Vijay came across as a force of nature'

Long before he launched Paytm, Vijay Shankar Sharma, a 32 year old from Aligarh, embarked on his ambitious entrepreneurial journey. A revealing excerpt from Rahul Chandra's The Moonshot Game:......

Cybercriminals look for chink in IT firms' armour

The attackers usually target business suppliers like managed service providers and technology vendors to gain access to a business’ corporate network. Cyberattacks are not uncommon in the......

Brooklyn-based Etsy eyes next stage of India story

While e-commerce sites rush to meet mass demand, Etsy is positioning itself more as a community of artisans where buyers can seek uncommon and unique products rather than mass-produced discounted......

Inside the miserable world of India's domestic workers

'We eat first, they later; we sit on chairs and they on the floor; we call them by their names and they address us by titles.' 'There’s a real feeling that the employers are “big......

Now the battle against 'brown money"

There is an interesting name OLX gave the idle stuff lying in our homes: brown money. Over lunch, OLX CEO Amarjit Singh Batra tells Uttran Das Gupta how the company is weaning Indians away from......

'Heart attack to Sidharth?'

'At times, Bigg Boss would bar him from participating in some heavy tasks owing to his poor health.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Shefali Bagga/Instagram India woke up to the tragic news of Bigg Boss......

What we learned from Bollywood in 2016

Sukanya Verma lists the lessons Bollywood taught us this year. We've learned a great deal from Bollywood. How to cook, cycle, romance, study, play cricket, write letters, enjoy rains, you name......

Review: Kya Dilli Kya Lahore is a decent effort

'The idea behind Kya Dilli Kya Lahore is to once again point out the futility of war as well as highlight why human comes before being. And Vijay Raaz accomplishes that to a......

Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is engaging

Arthur J Pais feels The Girl With The Dragon Tattoois an engaging film and could soon become a worldwide hit.Never mind how well you know Swedish author Stieg Larsson's first novel in his......

Review: Action Replayy is tacky

Raja Sen reviews Action Replayy. Readers can also send their reviews here.It's been 25 years since Christopher Lloyd and Michael J Fox took that DeLorean car and blazed an imagination-burning trail......

Abs that Bollywood will envy!

Body-building and the traditional form of kushti (wrestling) reign supreme in this little village near Mumbai.Will Salman Khan. whose farm house is not too far away, drop by for some tips? Text......

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