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Why Bihar's Musahars won't get vaccinated

'They are not ready to take the vaccine.''They fear that if they do, they will die.'M I Khan reports. *IMAGE: A file photograph of poor children in Bihar holding rats which they caught to eat.......

Farmers protest: If the government caves in...

The farmers will go home but the country will not get the agricultural reform it badly needs -- if nothing else, then to prevent a bigger water crisis than already exists, argues T N Ninan. IMAGE:......

What Hong Kong needs to do to stop the violence

'It is time for the government to reach out across the divide to fashion a bridge -- seeking help from universities, politicians of all hues, Christian leaders, labour heads and business stalwarts,......

The Maoist threat in Wayanad

The NDA candidate tells the Election Commission that the Maoists plan to kidnap him.Rediff.com's Nikhil Lakshman reports from Wayanad where Rahul Gandhi is contesting the Lok Sabha election.......

Shiv ji ki baraat without a groom

India is mushrooming with Deve Gowda wannabes because being a former prime minister is better than being a former chief minister, says Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata......

Modi and the problem of 2 minute presentations

'It won't be easy to undo the damage that has been done to the economy by the lockdown and the solution will not come from two minute presentations,' observes Aakar Patel.Illustration: Dominic......

Why vegetarianism is not all that great an idea for India

Indian farmers practise an agro-silvo-pastoral system and that livestock is a crucial part of their economy. Taking away the meat would demonetise their assets. It would kill their income, says......

'Dr Kurien was beyond caste, creed and religion'

'The controversy created by a Gujarat minister was totally unnecessary and unwanted.''It is a disgrace that a person who happened to be Gujarat's finance minister, spoke this kind of rubbish.'......

Amul Chocolates plans to be a Rs 10 bn brand

From modest milk chocolate for kids 45 years ago to sophisticated dark chocolate for adults, Amul is a part of India's history.Vinay Umarji visits its spanking new production plant in Anand,......

Why India's milk producers are angry

'Milk prices have reduced by 20 to 30 per cent while production has been steadily going up.''Overproduction of milk is resulting in a price crash and slashing of profit margins.''While dairy......

5 MUST-SEE Amitabh SUSPENSE Movies

Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in Rumy Jafry's thriller Chehre, which releases this week, and while the trailer looks good, this isn't the first time the actor has *thrilled* us! Subhash K Jha picks......

After Batti... a biopic on Amul founder

'Ever since I travelled to Mumbai I thought of bringing issue-based subjects on the big screen that can change the lives of people.' IMAGE: Shraddha Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor in Batti Gul Meter......

Review: Wazir is a childish game of chess

This thriller isn't merely predictable, but depressingly drab, says Raja Sen. IMAGE: Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar in Wazir. Watching truly skilled chess players going at each other is an......

'Thoonga Vanam is an international-quality action thriller'

The trailer of the new Kamal Haasan-starrer Thoonga Vanam shows the actor assuming a slick avatar as a cop from the anti-narcotics department, taking on the drug baron Prakash......

Review: Kamal Haasan is brilliant in Vishwaroopam

Radhika Rajamani writes that the Kamal Haasan starrer Vishwaroopam is a well-made film.Kamal Haasan really does push the envelope with every film. With Vishwaroopam, he has not just touched upon a......

Mayookha bags second gold, betters meet record in triple jump

National record holder Mayookha Johny bettered her own meet record in triple jump en-route to her double gold as the penultimate day of 51st National Open Athletics in Kolkata, on Monday, was......

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