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'Modi has been a friend since the nineties'

'I could have joined the BJP in 2014, the doors were open.''I stayed on with the TMC, a party I was involved with since its very inception.''But today enough is enough.' IMAGE: Prime Minister......

In Maharashtra politics, Raj Bhavan leads the way

Uddhav Thackeray would do well to remember: Once he decides on a course of action, Bhagat Singh Koshyari never gives up, notes Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari......

The Gandhi march is an astonishing sight

With a staff in one hand and the other on his granddaughter's shoulder, the old man briskly takes the lead as the sun breaks over the horizon. IMAGE: Mahatma Gandhi arrives at Simla to discuss the......

'The People of India are batting for the Idea of India'

'The people of India have not only challenged the ruling dispensation with the Constitution, they have also opened the eyes of the leadership that sits in the Opposition.' IMAGE: A protest against......

India-US Roller Coaster Reaches New High

'Many said his visit was very risky. But mercifully, Air Force One has taken off from Delhi without Mr Trump stepping on anybody's toes,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan. IMAGE: President Donald......

'No difference between UPA1, UPA2 and this govt'

'Karna is the greatest warrior in the Mahabharata -- in fact, Arjuna is a nobody in front of Karna.''But Arjuna had a better advisor in Krishna than Karna.''Karna failed because he listened to the......

Time for a little secular pragmatism?

With so much bad news, everybody is hunkering down in readiness for Mr Modi’s next radical Big Idea, says Kanika Datta. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. There is nothing like a......

5 things Modi should do to fix economy

When the Indian economy tanked in 1991, it did so because it ran out of foreign exchange. Today, it is tanking because it has run out of rupees even as the foreign exchange granary is overflowing,......

The changed world of RBI governors after Rajan's exit

After Raghuram Rajan leaves, the world for the succeeding RBI governors will be distinctly different, says A K Bhattacharya. Much attention has been paid of late to the nature of the......

How Modi could have avoided Rajan's exit

If senior government officials are attacked by a senior BJP member without any condemnation from the government, the bureaucracy is likely to feel even more isolated and look for safety in inaction......

Can you watch 425 films in a year?

Aseem Chhabra watched some great films and some huge disappointments in 2020. IMAGE: Danesh Razvi and Tanya Maniktala in A Suitable Boy. It was the year of staying at home and watching films......

'Basuda always wanted to capture life as it is'

'Basuda hardly spoke, but he had a sense of humour and that showed in his films.'Subhash K Jha salutes Basu Chatterjee and his memorable films. Sooraj Barjatya owes Basu Chatterjee an apology for......

Alvida: Film folk who left us in 2019

Hindi cinema lost some of its most celebrated faces in 2019, leaving a void in the fraternity as well as in the hearts of the audiences. We take a look at those who passed on.   Girish Karnad......

The Lady Behind Bollywood's BEAUTIFUL STORIES

Amazing stories about some of our best loved movies from Bhavani Iyer who wrote them. Photograph: Kind courtesy Bhavani Iyer/Instagram "Bollywood is really a land of dreams," Bhavani Iyer tells......

Classic Revisited: Guide is as glamorous as it is soulful

As Shah Rukh Khan turned guide in Jab Harry Met Sejal, Sukanya Verma looks back at Bollywood's original Guide. IMAGE: Waheeda Rehman and Dev Anand in Guide. Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman's 1965......

Neeraj Chopra, Sable give India reason to cheer

IMAGE: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra broke his own meet record. Photograph: Athletics Federation of India/Twitter Maharashtra's Avinash Sable paid the best possible tribute to late coach......

Sports Shorts: Six-member team for Gymnastics Worlds

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday IMAGE: Image used for representational purposes. Photograph: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters A six-member Indian team, including......

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