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The Incomparable Ved Mehta

On a visit to India in 2013, writer Ved Mehta -- who passed into the ages on Sunday January 10, 2021 -- gave Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel a rare glimpse into his state of mind and what he......

Resolutions against CAA political gesture: Tharoor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that bringing in resolutions against the Citizenship Amendment Act is more of a "political gesture" by the states as they hardly have any role in granting......

Partition: Lest We Forget

For Aanchal Malhotra, the stories of Partition were stories that needed to be told.It resulted in a book, reports Payal Mohanka, punctuated with endearing moments, uncontrollable tears, a poignant......

Act as mentors, not tormentors: Ramesh to senior Congress leaders

Senior Congress leaders should now act as 'mentors and not tormentors' and the party should ensure that young leaders take over the reins before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, party leader Jairam Ramesh......

'Mamata turned a peaceful demonstration into a battlefield'

'The CM seems to have forgotten that she is dealing with the Gorkhas, people known for their valour and loyalty to India.''It is shameful that Mamata Banerjee and her administration treated them......

Amartya Sen sets the agenda for Left parties

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Sunday urged the Left parties to raise the issue of sanitation and other basic needs of the poorest of the poor, apart from the issues of food security and LPG price......

'Soumitra Chatterjee is bigger than a Ray actor'

'He never went to the Bombay industry.' IMAGE: Soumitra Chatterjee and Madhabi Mukherjee in Satyajit Ray's classic Charulata.   There is a story Soumitra Chatterjee likes to tell. In the......

'Everyday was a nightmare on the sets of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro'

'Nobody laughed during the shooting. There were fights, swearing and what not. Tempers were high but the unit and the actors stayed on and, finally, the film was made.' 'But it was like riding a......

'We are a beautifully chaotic people'

'I wish there was a little chaos there and I wish there was a little discipline here.'Lion actress Tannishtha Chatterjee on Bollywood and Hollywood. Tannishtha Chatterjee is a part of the hugely......

'Soumitra Chatterjee is bigger than a Ray actor'

One of India's greatest actors -- someone who acted in 14 Satyajit Ray films -- doesn't get good movie roles anymore. IMAGE: Soumitra Chatterjee and Madhabi Mukherjee in Satyajit Ray's classic......

'Rituparno Ghosh was extremely lonely'

Former journalist and event manager Yajnaseni Chakraborty pays tribute to talented Bengali director Rituparno Ghosh, who passed away this morning, and remembers the child in him, who would......

It was tough managing Saina, Sindhu together: Gopichand

'I told Sindhu: 'Saina is going to be back. But it doesn't mean I am out of your time. You both will have your time. How I manage is my problem. You just tell me what you need and it will be......

'One-state, one-vote' may dilute standard of Ranji: Gavaskar

'Not every county plays county cricket in England and not every state plays shield cricket in Australia' Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said he feared that the Supreme Court-appointed Justice......

Kangaroos, desis and cricket in New York

First loves tend to linger on the backyard of memory, more so when they haven't ended on a shrill, bitter, clawing note. And time and time again, one is compelled to return to that warm glow of......

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