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The Power of China's 'Princelings'

Two elderly Chinese aerospace experts are hospitalised after a violent attack by a 'Princeling', states Jayadeva Ranade, the distinguished China expert and retired RA&W officer, highlighting the......

COVID: 'Treatment gets very challenging'

'When you are on these drugs, there is a possibility that you come to the hospital late, just by virtue of the fact that you believe that things are going to turn around, because you are on all......

Vaccination, good behaviour may reduce/delay 3rd wave

'If we vaccinate quickly, it could be pushed to January, February and the longer it can be pushed, the smaller the wave is likely to be, because by that time vaccination will scale up.' Caution:......

'If he has to keep BJP bosses happy...'

'If Yogiji has to run this government without any problems, he has to remain in power, and if he has to keep the BJP bosses in Delhi and the RSS happy, then he has no option but to do it.'  ......

Time for India to Engage the Taliban

India needs to shed its policy of lethargy and inhibitions to engage the Taliban with an intent to maintain its influence in Afghanistan. This would not just put a spanner in Pakistani designs, but......

Bad loan resolution: Is crony capitalism at play?

One smells a rat when cases are settled for too small a price offered either by the highest bidder or the promoter -- within and outside the legal ambit of insolvency process, observes Tamal......

What Cairn, Vodafone, Devas reveal about the Indian State

The Indian State's arbitrariness may have come to be accepted with resignation within the country, but when it behaves in the same manner with external players, it gets a push-back, notes T N Ninan......

How India can avoid being crippled by chip shortages

A big part of what India is missing here is talent or expertise in precision engineering and manufacturing. IMAGE: A researcher plants a semiconductor on an interface board to design and develop a......

20-25% of Hotels may Close Down Forever

'On an average we have been getting four to five such proposals a month, but we aren't pursuing them as they don't tick the boxes.' Kindly note the image has only been published for......

Petrol, diesel prices hiked again

Petrol price on Thursday was hiked by 35 paise per litre and diesel by 15 paise, pushing rates to a new high across the country. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Petrol in Delhi now costs Rs......

'Some of the best things in cinema are happening in India'

'Of the people here in Europe who have watched The Story of Film: A New Generation, the most talked-about clip is the one from Ram Leela.' IMAGE: Ranveer Singh in Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela.......

'Never did Dilip Kumar try to dominate me'

'If ever annoyed, Dilip Kumar openly spoke out his mind.''He abhorred abusive language and never expected it from others around him.' IMAGE: Manoj Kumar and Dilip Kumar in Aadmi. Photograph: Kind......

When Dilip Kumar met Vajpayee...

It is to Vajpayee's credit that he told Dilip Kumar to ignore Thackeray and to follow his own conscience.But the episode -- as indeed, the manner in which Dilip Kumar has been made to pay for being......

When Dilip Kumar spoke to Rediff

IMAGE: Dilip Kumar at the Millennium Dome for the Indian Film Awards in 2000. Photograph: Jonathan Evans/Reuters On the eve of the release of the coloured version of Mughal-e-Azam, Dilip Kumar......

Dr Gulati, Gutthi or Sonu... Who does Sunil Grover love more?

Will the actor reveal the answer?  IMAGE: Sunil Grover in Sunflower. Sunil Grover impresses once again in his new Web series, Sunflower. The thriller has been getting rave reviews......

Why India lost the 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka...

We lost too many wickets in middle overs, are short by 50 runs, says Dhawan IMAGE: Sri Lankan players celebrate the wicket of Nitish Rana. Photograph: ICC/Twitter India captain Shikhar Dhawan......

PIX: Sri Lanka score consolation win over India in 3rd ODI

Images from the third One-Day International between India and Sri Lanka, in Colombo, on Friday. SCORECARD IMAGE: Opener Avishka Fernando led Sri Lanka to victory with a fine 76 in the third and......

South Africa's Olympics soccer team reports 3 COVID-19 cases

IMAGE: Security staff stand guard at the entrance of the Athletes Village, where a person tested positive for COVID-19, ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters Three......

When Indian skippers and selectors crossed swords...

IMAGE: The team management comprising skipper Virat Kohli are peeved with the national selectors, led by chairman Chetan Sharma, over Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran's contentious selection.......

Time for Kohli to hit RESET button

Deep down, Kohli perhaps well understands that in the most challenging of conditions, his team needs more than just his sheer force of will to succeed.It requires that extra skill, tenacity and......

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