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'Chintan Shivir has become a tamasha'
'Rahul Gandhi wants a group under the name 'new generation'. But look at the people who surround him.' IMAGE: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi arrives to attend the party's Nav Sankalp......
Senior Cong leader Thomas defies party diktat, to attend CPI-M seminar
Defying the edict of the Congress high command, senior party leader and former Union minister KV Thomas on Thursday said he would take part in a seminar being organised by the ruling Communist......
Strolling down the street
… and I learn more about economic trends than from books, observes Ajit Balakrishnan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Last Friday, tired of a week of a dozen online video......
'Babu, don't worry. The Army has come'
Babu R was trapped in a mountain gorge without food or water for two days till the Indian Army rescued him in a daring mission.Archana Masih/Rediff.com recounts what transpired during Operation......
Kerala: SFI activist stabbed to death, cops suspect Youth Congress hand
A Students Federation of India (SFI) activist was stabbed to death at the Idukki Engineering College here on Monday, allegedly by Youth Congress activists, police said. IMAGE: SFI student......
The T-Shirt Wars
Ajit Balakrishnan on the evolution of a cultural symbol. IMAGE: Mark Zuckerberg, Marlon Brando and Peter Thiel. Photographs: Getty Images I stood gazing admiringly at the perfect green......
Why India must create new programming languages...
"Yawn", "Zzzzz... excuse me, I need to nap." Why hasn't India produced a single earth-shaking idea like Python or the World Wide Web, asks Ajit Balakrishnan. Illustration: Dominic......
Why Should Crude Oil Prices Go Up?
If international crude oil prices zoom past the current level of about $90 per barrel and move towards $100 and beyond, middle-class consumers are not going to keep quiet about their discomfort,......
Unravelling what awaits us in 2022
As the industrial era wanes, the network era looms, notes Ajit Balakrishnan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com I woke up one day, the eve of the new year, with a nightmare: A vision......
The Next Big Tech Revolution
Blockchain's promise: Dramatically speeding up transactions, explains Ajit Balakrishnan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The term 'blockchain' in an ordinary citizen's mind probably......
'I am more interested in human drama'
Cinematographer Sanu John Varughese has extensively worked in Hindi films: Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, Karthik Calling Karthik, David, Hasee Toh Phasee, Wazir, Badhaai Ho, Lootcase, But......
Vedaant Madhavan bags gold at Danish Open
IMAGE: A screen grab of Vedaant Madhavan atop the podium on winning the 800m gold at the Danish Open in Copenhagen on Sunday. Photograph: Vedaant Madhavan/Instagram Continuing his splendid run,......
Madhavan's son Vedaant shines in the pool at Danish Open
IMAGE: Vedant poses with his silver medal following his second place finish in the 1500 Mtr. Freestyle Race in the Danish Open. Photograph: BCCI India's young swimmer Vedaant Madhavan, son of......
Indian Football: NorthEast United downs East Bengal
IMAGE: Suhair VP was named the Hero of the Match. Photograph: ISL/Twitter NorthEast United inched closer to a playoffs berth with a 2-1 win over 10-man SC East Bengal in the Indian Super......
Sports Shorts: Trap shooters Kynan, Prithviraj lead at WC
Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Wednesday IMAGE: Kynan Chenai shot two perfect rounds of 25 to move atop the list at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup. Photograph: Kenan......
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