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How the US Lost the Opium War in Afghanistan

The US spent $1.5 million a day since 2001 fighting the opium war in Afghanistan.After hundreds of airstrikes failed to curtail the Taliban's $200-million-a-year opium trade, the US military......

9 Mercs, 21 BMWs... Luxury car sales soar in Patna

While the rich are buying expensive luxury vehicles in Patna, the poor continue to suffer.The pandemic, discovers M I Khan, has cast new light on the stark economic divide in the capital city of......

'I feel sick the day I am not painting'

'That secularism in India is at risk is alarming for someone like me. I'm born secular,' Anjolie Ela Menon, the well-known painter, tells Pavan Lall. Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com There......

What are Sex-Workers Doing With Cryptos?

The OF saga has led to sex-workers looking at cryptocurrency as an alternative, notes Devangshu Datta. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Sex-workers are early adopters of new......

Rahul lets fly: DeMon for the poor, monetisation for Modi's pals

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Wednesday hit out at the government over rising prices and alleged that farmers, small traders and the salaried class were being demonetised and the wealth of the poor......

India's IPO proceeds highest for 9-mth period in 20 yrs

Bolstered by bullish investor sentiments, India witnessed companies mopping up a whopping $9.7 billion through initial share sales in the first nine months of 2021, the highest amount for the......

Why Switzerland is as desperate as Adityanath for Noida airport to take off

The contract is important because the future of Switzerland’s most crucial airport - Zurich - hangs in the balance. IMAGE: Daniel Bircher, the Chief Executive Officer of Zurich Airport......

30 cos may float IPOs in Oct-Nov to mop up Rs 45,000 cr

Hectic fundraising through initial public offerings (IPOs) is expected in October-November, with at least 30 companies are looking to collectively raise over Rs 45,000 crore through initial......

Journey of Sensex: From 1,000 to 60,000 in over 31 years

From hitting the 1,000-mark on July 25, 1990 to reaching the 60,000-mark for the first time on Friday, it has been a historic and memorable journey for the benchmark index Sensex. It has taken a......

Why Are Banks Venturing Into New Areas?

For now, the concerns over bad loans have taken a back seat; a bigger challenge for the banking community is credit growth, explains Tamal Bandyopadhyay. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com......

Revealed: Why Arvind Swamy Quit Films

'Life should never be unidimensional.''While I enjoy doing films, there's still a lot more that I want to experience.'   IMAGE: Arvind Swamy as MGR, the legendary Tamil movie star and later......

Young, male and metropolitan: The Indian OTT Viewer

Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad account for 33% of the total active paid subscriptions.Vanita Kohli-Khandekar reports. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com At 9.7 million people a......

'I'm not a great actor; I'm a smart actor'

'I am not a part of any group or politics.''I work with everyone.''I have worked with Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn.''None of the Khans have ever taken me in their films.' Photograph: Kind courtesy......

'Amitabh Bachchan does bully a lot'

'He will keep saying, 'I won't do it,' but he still comes and does it; that's part of who he is.''He is certainly a prankster.''He is a director's delight.' IMAGE: Director Arun Sheshkumar with......

Bollywood's 3 Heroine Stories

Photograph: Kind courtesy Priyanka Chopra/Instagram There's no dearth of three hero movies in Bollywood where the role of the leading woman is limited to a love interest. Finally though, there's......

Bumrah Visits 'Theatre of Dreams'

IMAGE: Jasprit Bumrah is all smiles at the Old Trafford football stadium in Manchester. Photographs: Kind courtesy Manchester United/Twitter   Manchester United posted pictures of India's......

Hugs and Tugs After Mumbai Win

Interesting scenes from the Mumbai Indian-Punjab Kings game in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, when MI won its first match in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 by six wickets. Please click on the......

Bumrah-Sanjana All Smiles in Quarantine

IMAGE: Television anchor Sanjana Ganesan and her husband Mumbai Indians star Jasprit Bumrah quarantine in their hotel room in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Kind courtesy Jasprit Bumrah/Instagram  ......

PIX: Rohit, Bumrah touch down in UAE for IPL

IMAGE: Rohit Sharma and his family arrive at the team hotel in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Photographs: Mumbai Indians/Twitter Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Suryakumar......

A Day of Magical Records at the Oval

Rajneesh Gupta lists all the important numbers from Day 5 of the 4th Test at the Oval. IMAGE: Jasprit Bumrah celebrates after taking Jonny Bairstow's wicket. Boom Boom's brilliant spell of fast......
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