rediff.com

News APP

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  gplay

Rediff News  All News 

Commonwealth Writers

Rediff.com  »  News  »   Commonwealth Writers

  News for Commonwealth Writers

  • News
  • Business
  • Movies
  • Sports

Why Great Men Worship Light of Asia

Count among The Light of Asia's many, many admirers over 132 years: Gandhi, Tagore, Vivekananda, Nehru and Ambedkar, Tolstoy and Kipling, Yeats and Eliot, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev and C V......

Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain wins 2020 Booker, Avni Doshi misses out

New York-based Scottish writer Douglas Stuart has won the prestigious 50,000-pound Booker Prize for his autobiographical debut novel Shuggie Bain, a coming of age tale of love and alcoholism set in......

Ladakh crisis: Why doesn't Modi speak to Xi?

'It is astonishing that such a serious issue be handled in so casual and cavalier a fashion, but this has become what is expected of this government,' observes Aakar Patel. IMAGE: Prime Minister......

Complaint against police excesses? This could happen to you

Kailash Avhad told Rediff.com that when he appeared before DCP Sandeep Palve, the police officer expressed anger at his RTI applications, caught him by the collar, banged his head against the wall......

Selling crackers, not nukes: Shopkeepers react to SC order

IMAGE: People buying fire-crackers near Jama Masjid in old Delhi on Monday. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo News of the Supreme Court order decreeing a cracker-free Diwali......

UK keen to invest in Bengal, Cameron invites Mamata to London

Prime Minister David Cameron assured British investment in West Bengal at a meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was invited by him to visit the UK."The meeting was very constructive......

Did the CAG overstep the mark?

It is unfair to judge the CAG only by his reports on 2G, KG, Coalgate and the Commonwealth Games, notes Sukumar MukhopadhyayDoes the Comptroller and Auditor General serve the government or the......

Ambush marketing at CWG

Till the XIX Commonwealth Games began, many companies were wary of letting their brand ride on the Games. Hence, official corporate sponsorships were limited to begin with. Having been launched......

Artists must demand their resale rights

A few weeks ago, by happenstance, I met up with a lawyer who specialises in intellectual property, and who pointed out that the Indian state is clear with regard to the Copyright Act (Section 53A),......

NRI meet to miss some big names

Absent from the list of participants for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the largest ever gathering of global Indians being held between January 9-11, are businessmen like Laxmi Mittal, Swaraj Paul,......

Why Aamir Khan has begun smoking again

Intensive training and meticulous planning have gone into the making of Dangal, Ranjita Ganesan and Dhruv Munjal find out. IMAGE: Aamir Khan with wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat at his daughter......

Review: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag looks dated

Farhan Akhtar's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag does not offer anything new, says Aseem Chhabra. Farhan Akhtar is a machine. Watching how he uses each muscle in his body – on his neck, chest, arms,......

'I wanted to make a Don triology'

His unconventional film about a girls' hockey team and a disgraced coach was a hit withcritics and audiences alike. And this was evident from the outpour of complimentsshowered onShimit Amin, the......

First Look: Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games

And so, after seven years, fans of author Vikram Chandra will finally have something new to keep them up in the early hours. Early copies of his latest novel Sacred Games have begun to trickle in.......

3 Deewarein: Eminently watchable

I joined the 800-strong audience in giving actor-director Nagesh Kukunoor's 3 Deewarein a standing ovation after a special screening at Mumbai's Sterling Cinema on July 28. That most people in the......

Tokyo Olympics: Important Moment for India

Tokyo should remain the benchmark and source of inspiration till at least Paris 2024.In the shorter run, India's preparations for the Asian and Commonwealth Games next year must begin based on......

'Before I leave this world, I want one Indian to get that medal'

IMAGE: Milkha Singh lights the lamp as Farhan Akhtar, who played Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhag, and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film's director (partly seen next to Farhan), watch.......

FIFA U-17 World Cup: What the tournament means for India

It would be unfair to expect India to bedazzle crowds with eye-catching football. This team is built around stability. But despite the talent, progress from a group that also includes -- apart from......

Why India can still hope for medals in Rio

There's still hope and plenty to play for, says Rediff.com's Aruneel Sadadekar. IMAGE: Saina Nehwal. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images It is Day 4 at the Rio Olympics and India still......

Shashi Tharoor on the India-England series

Long before he became an international diplomat, a sparkling writer and a charismatic politician, Shashi Tharoor fell in love with cricket. In this special feature, Exclusive! to Rediff.com,......

Related Tags


  1. gujarat
  2. bjp
  3. india
  4. lok sabha
  5. supreme court
  6. upa
  7. bharatiya janata party
  8. congress
  9. new delhi
  10. united progressive alliance
  11. ahmedabad
  12. sonia gandhi
  13. nda
  14. rahul gandhi
  15. rajnath singh
  16. nitin gadkari
  17. delhi
  18. manmohan singh
  19. bihar
  20. national democratic alliance
  21. jd-u
  22. nitish kumar
  23. rashtriya swayamsevak sangh
  24. uttar pradesh
  25. photo
  26. advani
  27. central bureau of investigation
  28. rss
  29. janata dal-united
  30. ips

Top Coverage News


Coming to India and making

Success in manufacturing is not just about being cheap - cheap labour, cheap land, cheap power...
Broswe by: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z