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The maverick who changed India's legal education

Whenever the history of India's National Law Schools is written, N R Madhava Menon's name will be deeply inscribed in it, says Mohammad Zeeshan Ahmad. On the eve of Republic Day, the Government of......

'What is the Modi government afraid of?'

'By transferring the case to the NIA without the Maharashtra government's consent clearly indicates they want to play mischief.' IMAGE: A Dalit protest. Photograph: PTI Photo Retired Bombay high......

A Constitution for ALL Indians

'Constitutional narratives are forged both inside and outside courtrooms,' says Rohit De.Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com In 1978 the Supreme Court of India admitted a petition from a poor......

The A-Z of 2018

The year gone by, decoded by Shuma Raha. A for Alexa IMAGE: You can voice interact with Amazon Alexa. Photograph: Kind courtesy Amazon.com Now a year old in India, Amazon's cool, AI-powered......

CBI fiasco: Opportunity to set the parrot free

'The CBI must become a creature of the Constitution,' argues T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Now that the rot Indira Gandhi introduced into government in the......

At least a cycle for every Indian. Hero offers a 2k model

The wheels turn for bicycles, as manufacturers go back to the basics.After motorised two-wheelers overtook cycle sales in the country, manufacturers are focusing on commuter segment again and......

Bank woes: 'When they need surgery, they are using a bandage'

'The day-to-day control of banks is in the hands of political bosses and bureaucrats who are not answerable.''The political system uses the banks as a helicopter to throw money to the sector they......

Fight against corruption: How ordinary people made a difference

The roots of the cancellation of 2G telecom spectrum licences and coal blocks lie in two non-profit organisations - Common Cause and CPIL. In the late 1970s, phrases such as consumer protection......

Chronicle of Supreme Court proceedings and Reliance gas saga

In the past as well, questions have come up about the manner in which different benches of the apex court were constituted to resolve disputes involving the Reliance group, say Paranjoy Guha......

Foolish ant and intelligent grasshopper - 2012 version

Call it by whatever name, the economic system of modern times favors indiscipline of individuals, societies and governments. Remember Aesop's parable of ant and grasshopper? The ant works hard all......

Aamir Khan's TOP 55 SONGS!

What more can one say about Aamir Khan?  He's the A to Z of awesomeness whose perfectionist ways, enormous talent and eye for successful scripts has made him a darling of cinephiles for over......

Tere Sur Aur Mere Geet: When Music was King

Film music flourished in the 1970s. Some old masters did some great work, but it was also the decade of new composers.A fascinating excerpt from Amit Khanna's Words. Sounds. Images: A History Of......

PIX: Shah Rukh-Gauri party with Akshay-Twinkle

It was a night to remember for Bollywood. Even as Sonam Kapoor threw a Diwali party, Amitabh Bachchan hosted a grand celebration too. Bachchan threw his annual Diwali party after a gap of two......

PIX: Aamir celebrates Eid with Dangal friends

The superstar seems close to the director and co-stars from his last blockbuster. Aamir Khan, who is busy with Thugs of Hindostan, celebrated Bakri Eid with close friends. Just like last year,......

'It's been a hell of a roller coaster life'

'There has been a lot of ups and downs, unexpected highs and unimaginable pain, almost thinking that I'm going to die,' Manisha Koirala tells Rediff.com's Ronjita Kulkarni. Photograph: Kind......

SEE: What our cricketers are up to!

IMAGE: Jasprit Bumrah helps his mum with keeping the house clean. Photograph: Jasprit Bumrah/Instagram   Our cricketers, who rarely get off-time, have had to spend the last week locked down......

Ranji Roundup: Bengal, Karnataka make quarters; Delhi knocked out

IMAGE: Axar Patel scalps five against Andhra. Photograph: BCCI Domestic/Twitter Bengal and Karnataka scripted contrasting wins over Punjab and Baroda respectively to qualify for the Ranji......

Ranji: Jagadeesan hoists TN; Sarfaraz misses double ton

Goa top table with unassailable 50 points to secure the lone knock-out berth from Plate Group. IMAGE: Madhya Pradesh batsman Venkatesh Iyer plays a shot during his unbeaten 87 in the Ranji Trophy......

Top moments that defined IPL 2019

From Captain Cool losing his, well, cool to Rabada's super over, and Malinga's unbelievable bowling for the cup, IPL 2019 was not short of magical moments. Here are a few. The 50-day long 2019......

Turning Point: Dhawan survives review on 11

IMAGE: Shikhar Dhawan was just 3 runs short of scoring his first IPL ton. Photograph: BCCI Shikhar Dhawan's breezy 97 off 63 balls was a treat to watch. He found form and played one of his best......

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