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There were elections here 1,000 years ago!
Some 1,100 years ago, Uthiramerur had an election system similar to what India has today.T E Narasimhan reports. IMAGE: The Sundara Varadaraja Perumal temple. All Photographs: Kind courtesy......
14 killed in roof-top pub fire in Mumbai
Police have booked the owners of the restaurant for culpable homicide. PHOTOS: Devastating blaze at Mumbai's Kamala Mills IMAGE: A team of police inspect the debris after a fire......
Activists take to 'Gandhigiri' to fight for Mumbai's open spaces
'If enough of us take up the issue with their elected representatives, politicians will get the message.' Image: School children hug trees in a bid to prevent the municipal corporation from......
The battle between secular India and Bharat
A left-leaning centralised socialist model has created a shortage/entitlement economy. In fact one of the reasons for India's limited progress is that post-independent India is at odds with......
Of commoners and crows: The genius of R K Laxman
'No one took umbrage at his depictions, and the subjects least of all, because they knew that Laxman had no malice in him.' One had to meet him but once and his ever twinkling eyes blew away any......
Which fund is most suitable for you?
'I would advise at least a 7-year investment time frame for equity investing.' Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Mutual funds are a popular investment tool for investors because it offers a......
The Ambani who got sucked in
Vipul Ambani, a runner who participated in city marathons, never wore his last name on his sleeve, was easy-going, mild-mannered and always smiling. Yet, why did he join a luxury jewellery company,......
'Indian media needs the next Raghav Bahl or Prannoy Roy'
More people from the content side should be running the business of media if the industry has to grow, Bloomberg's Parry Ravindranathan tells Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. IMAGE: Prannoy Roy, centre,......
The gloomy side of India's cheap car boom
Poor contract workers often have little or no access to safety equipment or health benefits in factories, finds Aditi Shah. Image Visheshwar shows his re-attached right hand. Photograph: Adnan......
Markets end lower amid volatility
Markets ended lower amid a volatile trading session on Friday weighed down by selling pressure in Infosys after the software major lowered revenue guidance for current fiscal.The 30-share Sensex......
An Indian superhero in Marvel Universe!
'I will pick Bollywood stars to play Indian superheroes.' India is one of the fastest growing markets for Marvel Studios, Avengers: Endgame Co-Director Joe Russo said on Monday, April 1, 2019.......
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