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Buried neck-deep in pits, farmers protest land acquisition

IMAGE: Farmers, with bodies buried till neck in pits, stage Satyagrah protest against alleged forced aquisition of their land by Jaipur Development Authority at Nindar Village in Jaipur.......

Jairam Ramesh: 2014 land Act will take us back to 1894!

'In the UPA you had one pradhan mantri and many mantris. In the NDA you have one pradhan mantri and many santris!' 'Give time to the 2013 Act to work. I not only think that the 2013 law is......

Kolkata's rickshaw pullers stare at a bleak future

The West Bengal government wants to replace hand-pulled rickshaws with battery-operated ones. But the rickshaw pullers are apprehensive that they will lose their livelihood   Image: A rickshaw......

Old film posters: Collectors' gems

Making our way through one of the alleys in Delhi's busy Karol Bagh market, we reach Navin Anand's shop. It's crammed with coffee-table books (he deals in book distribution), paintings and old......

Of India, reforms and skewed governance

'Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under Communism, it's just the opposite'-- John Kenneth Galbraith It was the annual meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry's nothern region in Delhi.......

Guess Who This Star Is!

Kalki misses her fringe cut... Mallika in Paris... Please click on the images for a better look at the stars. IMAGE: Guess who this star is. *Answer at the bottom of the page. IMAGE: What......

When Aamir pierced his ears...

On Lagaan's 20th anniversary, we bring back Aamir Khan's views expressed in an exclusive interview to Rediff.com Contributor Haresh Pandya in February 2000.   IMAGE: Gracy Singh and Aamir Khan......

'Music directors never tried to find out my worth'

'If a hero wanted Mr Rafi to sing for him, naturally it had to be him.''Then if it was Dilip Kumar, who is a soft-spoken man, he naturally wanted Talat Mehmood.''Now you tell me, where did I stand......

5 must-watch films on Ambedkar Jayanti

On Ambedkar Jayanti, Subhash K Jha picks five unforgettable Hindi films that capture the inequality of the caste system. Sujata (1959) Inspired directly by Dr Ambedkar's treatise on abolishing the......

'I had an overdose and almost killed myself'

'God gave me a second chance to live and I had to make the most of it.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Prateik Babbar/Instagram They say there is a rainbow after every storm, and Prateik Babbar......

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