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What India needs to do at COP26, Glasgow

Rather than talking endlessly about lost and marginal opportunities, India's climate envoys need to start thinking bigger, says Mihir S Sharma. IMAGE: A climate activist holds a placard during a......

China's new nuke-capable missile can strike from space

Revelations about an advanced Chinese missile test in August have startled many by the technological knowhow displayed by China. IMAGE: An LY-80 surface-to-air missile weapon system displayed at......

He told the middle class not only to become talkers, but doers

'... That they should emerge as role-models to be emulated by the fellow countrymen; and that the middle classes should not stick only to hate-filled and scornful criticism and condemnation against......

'India-China relations will get more difficult'

'India and China have the wise and sage leadership to steer this complex relationship in the coming decades.' IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping in......

How to stay calm in times of COVID-19

Every psychiatrist and psychologist Rediff.com spoke to said one thing: Avoid news channels and social media.Ramesh Menon reports. IMAGE: A health worker checks a woman's temperature amid......

Sitharaman to meet CMs, state FMs on Monday

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will on Monday meet chief ministers and state finance ministers to discuss measures to attract private investments to help boost the economy. Finance......

How Modi govt plans to protect domestic manufacturers

The details of the online monitoring system may find mention in the foreign trade policy 2021-26, which will kick in next month. The central government is devising a mechanism to step up screening......

E-com firms want govt to 'tweak' existing export policies

Recommendations have been made to the government for a differentiated policy framework for e-commerce in the revised FTP, which is expected to come into effect from April 1, 2021. Illustration:......

Modi needs to listen to our economists

We have a government with an extremely weak economic team advising a PM who hardly pays attention to their thoughts, says Jayanta Roy. Photograph: Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   I......

Tough reforms are very difficult in the Indian context: Niti CEO

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday said it is difficult to carry out tough reforms in India and emphasised that more reforms are needed to make the country competitive in the global......

Pagglait review

Smoothly juggling Sandhya's curiosity and closure until her moment of awakening, Sanya Malhotra is emerging into one of the finest actresses of this generation, observes Sukanya Verma. One's......

Good Newwz Review

Beset by a Princess Syndrome in the past, Kareena Kapoor reigns over this pandemonium like a stately queen, feels Sreehari Nair. All through Raj Mehta’s Good Newwz, Kareena Kapoor seems to......

The MAGIC and MADNESS of Movies

Film festivals don't just applaud art, but also cultivate a discerning viewer. When the Mumbai Film Festival kicked off in 1997, its goal was to showcase 'good, social, family-oriented films.' But......

When Hrithik fulfilled his ultimate Lakshya

It has been 20 years since the Kargil War.Sukanya Verma looks back at Lakshya, Farhan Akhtar's memorable film that was inspired by the war in the icy heights where young Indian soldiers fought......

'Item songs are not responsible for rape'

After the Delhi gang-rape brought India's focus to a very common but untackled crime, much of the blame for the way some men view women has been laid at Bollywood's door, particularly the way women......

Shuttlers look inward for motivation at Games

'This is not a normal competition, the Olympics is really special -- I need to keep encouraging myself to have a strong mind' IMAGE: It's always there, the pressure, the responsibilities -- a lot......

Can India end Australia's unbeaten run at the Gabba?

Australia are undefeated at the Gabba since 1988. India are yet to win a Test at the venue, having lost five games, while one finished in a draw. IMAGE: Ajinkya Rahane's India have a mountain to......

How Swapna Barman became the toast of Asia

'To be good at the heptathlon takes at least seven years; to compete internationally and win medals takes 10 years.''Swapna became Asia's best heptathlete in just five years!''Nobody would have......

Opposition doesn't really matter nor do conditions: Bangar

'It is a Test match and it is no different from any other Test match that we play wherein the opposition skills are taken into account' IMAGE: Team India is eyeing its first series win in South......

Ranji round-up: 23 wickets fall as Bengal, Baroda struggle at 'green' Lahli

A round-up of Ranji Trophy matches played across India on Monday The inability of second rung domestic batsmen to cope with movement on a green top came to the fore once again as the Ranji Trophy......

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