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Salute This Hero of the 1971 War!

'Our men had suffered so much pain for the independence of other people in a foreign land.'Air Commodore Nitin Sathe continues his fascinating year-long series on the 1971 War, 50 Years On.......

Dalai Lama's heir has to be approved by Beijing: China

China on Friday said that any successor to the present Dalai Lama should be approved by it, ruling out recognition to any heir nominated by him or by his followers.   IMAGE: The Dalai Lama is......

Saluting General Raina's Vision and Courage

General T N Raina was an iconic Indian military leader whose contributions to the nation should be more widely known, notes Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain (retd). IMAGE: General Tapeshwar......

'The boys were so fired up to fight the enemy'

'One of the bullets grazed General Sagat's hand and one injured Flying Officer Sidhu in the leg.''The helicopter was quickly flown back to Agartala and after landing they found that the aircraft......

What was the army chief doing in Saudi Arabia?

General Naravane's UAE and Saudi Arabia visits communicate India's long awaited arrival in the domain of integrated foreign policy where the diplomatic and the military domains both complement each......

Force rolls out all-new Gurka 2021, deliveries begin on Dussehra

Force Motors on Wednesday unveiled the all-new version of its sports utility vehicle, Gurkha, with deliveries expected to begin from October 15. Photographs: Courtesy, ForceMotors.com The Gurkha......

How carmakers are planning a revival for the sector

Market leaders saw good traction for new cars, including the electric ones. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Car manufacturers introduced 14 new models, while pulling out 10 old ones from......

Force Gurkha Xplorer: A real treat for hardcore off-roaders

This car is a real treat for hardcore off-roaders, the ones who know how to deploy the differential locks, says P Tharyan. Smart? Handsome? Macho? Butch? Yes, the new three-door Force Gurkha......

It's time the govt pays immediate attention to infra sector

India's construction sector is in financial crisis today, with many companies facing an existential threat. From the mid-1990s to as late as 2008, reports from multi-lateral agencies financing......

Have you seen India's Pandora? NGO asks Cameron

Survival International, a London-based NGO, has appealed to the director of the Hollywood blockbuster Avatar, James Cameron, to lend his support in fighting against London-listed mining and metals......

The Most Patriotic Bollywood Hero? VOTE!

We celebrate Republic Day with this special feature, published on Rediff.com in January 2013.  Quite a few Bollywood heroes have worn patriotism proudly on their sleeves. As we get into......

Saeed Jaffrey: The Great Entertainer

'Sent off to interview him in the late 1970s I met him in a cafe in New Delhi's Regal Building called The Parlour. With impromptu send-ups of Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike and the rich,......

Bollywood mein aaj chand niklaa

Bollywood is always open to inspiration. But one thing that has remained constant is its love affair with the moon. And that's reflected in the songs. The latest film to have a song sung to......

Prince Harry joins Gurkhas: Report

Britain's Prince Harry has joined one of the most fearsome units in the British Army -- the Gurkhas -- and is undergoing intensive training with the legendary brigade. The prince, 22, who is......

Pete Best, the drummer the Beatles forgot

He was the Beatle you never really knew, the one who was kicked out before the Fab Four became fab. In the early 1960s, before Ringo Starr came on and Beatlemania took off, and well before the......

Asian Games: Gold for shooter Jitu Rai in 50m Pistol

Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai clinched a historic gold in the 50m Pistol event on the opening day of the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range, in Incheon on Saturday. Fresh......

After Glasgow gold, Rai trains sights on Rio

'I dread those days of hard work in the army, waiting for my chance to be selected by my senior officers. 'I was sent back twice from the AMU (Army Marksmanship Unit) at Mhow (Madhya Pradesh) in......

Gurkha to guard Rooney's mansion

England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is leaving his 4.5 million pound mansion under the vigilant eye of a Gurkha as he heads for the football World Cup in South Africa. Gurkhas are a......

Bolt pulverises world record to win 200 gold

Jamaica's triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt tore his own 200 metres world record to shreds in Berlin on Thursday, clocking 19.19 seconds in the final to complete a breathtaking sprint double at......

T20 WC teams: SWOT analysis

INDIA (defending champions) Strengths: Confident side under the assured leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The team are experienced and an average age of 25 means vastly improved fielding with......
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