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Police complaints filed against Vir Das for US show

Police complaints were filed against stand-up comic Vir Das in Mumbai and Delhi as the sharp debate on his video 'I come from two Indias' on Wednesday mirrored the polarity of the monologue itself......

A Phenomenon Called Pranab Mukherjee

Ambassador Venu Rajamony, who served as press secretary to President Pranab Mukherjee during his tenure, salutes the statesman and political legend, who passed into the ages on Monday. IMAGE:......

From the Raj to Azadi, how I saw India change

As a child in British India, Bharati Dutt lived a privileged and sheltered life in an extended joint family of civil servants, doctors, engineers and Gandhians. Between the ages of seven and 11,......

'Facebook, Google are like East India Company'

'Facebook and Google no longer need to have infantry regiments and cavalry like the East India Company because they are inside everyone's phones listening to our conversations.' IMAGE: An East......

'The truth of non-violence, he repeated, could never be challenged'

'A little old man who has renounced personal possessions, walking with bare feet on the cold earth in search of a great human ideal'. Phillips Talbot then the South Asia correspondent of the......

Amartya Sen, Home in the World

Amartyada, says Omkar Goswami, thank you for being the humane, caring and socially concerned economist that you are. All Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Born in 1933, Amartya Sen......

Skoda to launch Yeti by June

After the success of Octavia, Laura and Superb in the sedan segment German car maker Skoda have decided to foray into the SUV segment with Yeti. The SUV fills the gap between the hatchback and......

All about the New Pension Scheme

From May 1, Indians have access to another investment avenue to plan for retirement in the New Pension Scheme (NPS). The scheme has been in the pipeline for at least five years but it finally......

Selling India abroad

The government should use businessmen to promote relationships with countries and talk about investment opportunities here.Today what India needs is investment by the private sector that can create......

Journalists: Are you trustworthy?

Two Indian institutions have withstood the test of time and emerged, time and again, as saviours of India - the Supreme Court and the Press. Now both are under attack. The Supreme Court for its......

Is The Great Indian Kitchen gutsy cinema?

If you think the film is gutsy, you are simply being blind to the truth that the whole men-are-worthless slant is saleable right now, argues Sreehari Nair. The Great Indian Kitchen begins as a......

10 roles that proved Soumitra Chatterjee's versatility

This is an alternate list of 10 screen roles that saw Soumitra Chatterjee, a paragon of gentility, venture beyond his comfort zone and deliver masterclasses of subtlety and depth, lists Saibal......

Zohra Sehgal, grand old lady of Bollywood, dead

Legendary actress Zohra Sehgal, who essayed character roles with aplomb in a career spanning both theatre and cinema, died in New Delhi on Thursday. She was 102. A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Sehgal......

'Ashamed to see film fraternity celebrating gender bias'

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, whose film Rang De Basanti (2006) helped change the way we look at socio-political injustice, vents his angst this Republic Day.Both society and films are part of the......

England beat Pakistan to stay in WT20

Pakistan players celebrate after the wicket of Ravi Bopara, caught by Shoaib Malik off Shahid Afridi's bowling, during the ICC World Twenty20 match against England at the Oval on...

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Coming to India and making

Success in manufacturing is not just about being cheap - cheap labour, cheap land, cheap power...
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