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Effigies of Ravana go up in flames as India celebrates Dussehra

Huge effigies of Ravana, his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhakaran were set on fire and crackers burst at different places as the nation celebrated Dussehra on Friday.   At a few places,......

Covid effigies replace Ravana during subdued Dussehra celebrations

Dussehra celebrations across the country on Sunday were highly subdued with the festival's main highlight -- the customary burning of the effigies of Ravana in the presence of large revelrous......

Coronavirus leaves Ravana effigy business on last legs

It's a day before Dussehra and Karan 'Ravan Wala' looks disconsolately at the empty stretch of pavement, the handful of in-the-works effigies underscoring the despair of a festive season that is......

Why the lockdown should not be extended

'Is it sustainable?''Or is it like an overdose of a medicine that saves your life in the short run but kills you through long-lasting side-effects?' asks Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: Union Minister of......

A house for Dr Ambedkar in the UK

'If the museum in his memory inspires and instils among Brahminical British Indians an attitude of equality towards Dalits, the edifice would be worth it,' reports Ashis Ray.Illustration: Uttam......

Economists worried over fiscal stimulus, urge RBI to cut rate

Economists have said if a stimulus is needed it should be different from what was provided in 2008-09, when the economy faced the ripple effects of a global meltdown following the Lehman Brothers......

Rahul's NYAY: Where will the money come from?

Experts say the party is undoing what it achieved through MNREGA by targeting beneficiaries Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Congress should come up with maths to fulfil its President......

'Rajan's celebrity status, media management irked political bosses'

The government’s critics say that the Prime Minister failed to rein in vicious and unprecedented personal attacks on the central bank chief by the likes of Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy.......

Rexit 'bad omen' for Indian economy, reputation abroad: Experts

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said he would return to academia but would be ready to serve India again in future. IMAGE: ‘History will judge Rajan as one of the most effective central......

Rajan did 'extraordinary job' as RBI chief: Infosys' Sikka

We require a very pivotal kind of leadership now from the central bank in order to work with the government Infosys' Indian-origin chief executive officer Vishal Sikka on Saturday said Raghuram......

Why Naseeruddin Shah is WRONG about Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar remained in demand all through his career because he kept reinventing himself in keeping with the changing times in Indian cinema, argues Mohammad Asim Siddiqui. IMAGE: Dilip Kumar and......

The sole supernova in Galaxy Bollywood

No one deserves the title thespian more than Dilip Kumar, notes Shreekant Sambrani. IMAGE: Dilip Kumar in the song Suhana Safar Aur Ye Mausam Haseen from Bimal Roy's Madhumati. Photograph: Kind......

When Dilip Kumar almost got arrested

Malavika Sangghvi gives us fascinating glimpses from Dilip Kumar's life. This article was first published on Rediff.com December 10, 2012. In the early '80s, my mother and I were holidaying in Goa......

The myth of actors being God-like should be broken: Irrfan

Actor Irrfan Khan doesn’t see it as a good sign when film stars are worshipped like God and feels that the myth should be broken. Shahnawaz Akhtar reports from Jaipur Irrfan, who was......

Dev Anand given a tearful farewell in London

Actor Dev Anand, who ruled the hearts of millions of film enthusiasts for over six decades, was on Saturday bid a tearful adieu as his mortal remains were consigned to flames amid the tunes of some......
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