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Who will blink first? Govt or Twitter?

Twitter can probably afford to wait it out. But would it have the moral courage to do so? asks Devangshu Datta. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Twitter and the Indian government are......

Kejri's lesson: Only a 'Hinduised' Hindu can stop Modi

'In Kejriwal's re-election, we are finally seeing someone who has successfully bridged his Hindu identity with ground-level development triumphing over the BJP,' notes Saisuresh Sivaswamy. IMAGE:......

'If only Tharoor had said 'We might become a Hindu Israel'

'The entire swathe of Internet trolls -- who now apparently serve as the ideological brains-trust of the BJP -- would have looked at each other in puzzlement, thinking: What kind of warning is......

Justice for all or just another jumla?

'The timing is a little suspect.''Could it be, just be, a convenient tool to wield months ahead of a hyper-crucial state election, judge if its efficacy in sending out its subliminal message is......

Porn ban: Look at the brighter side, silly

In the looking glass world of India's governance, banning something is a good way to promote it, says Devangshu Datta. The blocking of 857 websites by the Indian government because some of these......

HDFC Bank to acquire 4.99% stake in HDFC ERGO

Fair trade regulator CCI on Monday approved HDFC Bank's acquisition of 4.99 per cent shareholding in HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company. In June, HDFC Bank had said its board has given approval......

India's macroeconomic fundamentals strong; recovery underway: Deepak Parekh

Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC) chairman Deepak Parekh on Tuesday said that while the country's macroeconomic fundamentals remain strong and the recovery is in progress, the......

'India is at the cusp of a growth cycle'

'We will likely be buffeted by tailwinds from the global economy, geopolitical shifts and robust domestic demand.' Photograph: Yogendra Kumar/ANI Photo "The longer-term trajectory for growth gives......

HDFC urged to reduce stake in insurance arms

In HDFC Life, the company has to pare 1.43 per cent, and in HDFC Ergo, it has to pare only 0.58 per cent. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked mortgage......

Banks turn a deaf ear to RBI diktat staying EMIs for 3 months

With many getting payment reminders, confusion prevails among borrowers, term-plan investors and credit cardholders over the implementation of the three-month moratorium on all loan repayments amid......

That talent called Amit Mistry

Amit Mistry was a wicked actor, someone who could chance a broken arm, who could take deep dives, who could ram his head into walls, all without bothering about the outcome. And, as with that......

Joji: The Mundane Disarranged by a Heart of Darkness

With Joji, Dileesh Pothan has found a way, once more, to use everything he has learnt to further push the boundaries of his art, observes Sreehari Nair. IMAGE: Fahadh Faasil in and as Joji. Greed......

The 10 BEST SONGS of 2020

Sukanya Verma lists her favourite songs of the year. 2020 was a year of mayhem, not music. A bunch of tuneful treats though made the rough ride a little less agonizing. The Hindi film music scene......

When I met Sara Ali Khan

Decoding the Sanju myth, baking for the Avengers and more in Sukanya Verma's Super Filmi Week.   Monday IMAGE: Sara Ali Khan. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar The Internet is abuzz with videos of......

Par Ek Din: Flight of the Bumblebees

'The bumblebees in Par Ek Din may not be flying yet, but even as they dangle in mid-air, their stings hurt.''Effortlessly graceful, this is a work of passion that conveys what being passionate......

Kolkata 2001: The Odyssey, viewed from the sidelines

20 years ago this week, India and Australia played one of the greatest Test matches in cricket history.Sreehari Nair relives the sound and the fury of that unforgettable game at the Eden Gardens.......

SEE: How Kohli became supremely fit during COVID-19 lockdown

Photograph and Videos: Kind courtesy Virat Kohli/Instagram Basu Shanker, the man responsible for the fitness transformation of the national team, feels India and RCB skipper Virat Kohli has......

Has Indian cricket peaked?

India, says Shankar Acharya, can stay at or near the top in the ICC Test and ODI rankings for a year or two, but it's downhill thereafter. Every Indian has views on two subjects: Pakistan and......

Gatlin continues comeback with second win

US sprinter Justin Gatlin clocked 10.17 seconds on Sunday to win his second consecutive 100 metres final since coming back from a four-year doping ban. Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic 100 metres......
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