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Time for Congress to get down from high horse

What we have in the Congress is a useful glue to hold a non-cultural, unified Opposition together.That is the sacrifice the Congress must be willing to live with if showing the BJP the door is what......

Modi and Nehru Are Similar, Yet...

Modi's critics will say that he has put up cement and steel structures, but weakened the institutions of governance whereas Nehru strengthened them, observes T N Ninan. IMAGE: Prime Minister......

'Nehru profoundly misunderstood how important religion was in the lives of the people'

'Nehru's inability to take religion seriously as a category led to serious errors of judgement in his dealings with the Muslim League, and later, also with the Hindu right.' Photograph:......

India wasted 25 yrs after Independence: PM at IIT-Kanpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked IIT graduates to choose challenge over comfort and urged them to start working now for the kind of India they want in the next 25 years, saying a lot......

Modi, Suga vow to strengthen bilateral strategic ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga have reaffirmed their commitment towards a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, as they reviewed the multi-faceted......

Niti moots 100% tax exemption for donations to not-for-profit hospitals

Government think tank Niti Aayog has suggested 100 per cent income tax exemption for donations and  provision of working capital loans with lower interest rates for not-for-profit hospitals to......

India Inc in banking? 'A good-looking step in bad direction'

The RBI working group's proposal to allow corporate houses to set up banks is a 'good-looking' step in a 'bad direction' and may lead to crony capitalism and eventual financial instability, former......

The day K P Singh wanted to sell DLF for 26 lakh

Persuaded not to sell that day in January 1975, DLF today has assets of over Rs 52,237 crore and a net worth of around Rs 40,000 crore.Ramesh Menon, K P Singh's biographer, reveals more. IMAGE:......

Covid-19 could see 135m job losses, 120m pushed back into poverty in India: Report

Following the COVID-19-induced economic disruptions, up to 135 million jobs could be lost and 120 million people might be pushed back into poverty in India, all of which will have a hit on consumer......

Budget 2020 has both vision and action: PM Modi

Asserting that the Union Budget will accelerate the economic growth, financially empower every citizen and strengthen the foundation of the economy in the new decade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi......

The BEST of my father, 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. 'I don't need......

The curtain falls: Theatre legend Girish Karnad takes a final bow

'With his stature as a playwright and actor, Girish Karnad was one of the voices of modernity for not just Karnataka but the entire country.' IMAGE: Girish Karnad. Photograph: Rajesh......

Kamal Haasan: His scripts both awe and inspire me

Noted playwright, actor and director Girish Karnad passed away at his residence in Bengaluru on Monday. Celebs from all walk of life paid their respects to the departed legend. Kamal Haasan:......

Why should patriotic Indians be embarrassed by Mulk?

'Mulk questions the very principle, of good-Muslim exceptionalism.''That, of course, we adore Abdul Hamid, A P J Abdul Kalam and Bismillah Khan and if only more Muslims were like them.''Anubhav......

Rahul Dravid vs Greg Chappell: The Untold Story

The only way for Dravid to sort out the mess was by forcing a showdown and getting Chappell removed as coach.That possibility was remote as Dravid neither had the ears of the BCCI nor was he the......

'Pant's spirit epitomises India's confident, attacking approach'

'In modern India, the players are more confident and aggressive' 'This attitude is boosted further on reaching the international arena by the positive encouragement of the leadership group'......
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