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Don't Delay Appointing Service Chiefs!

If the government of the day would like to set in place a smooth and well-planned changeover and facilitate the incoming chief to chalk out his action plan well in advance, the announcement of a......

Gandhis skip PMs' museum, for others it's an emotional moment

A spinning wheel which former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri got as "dowry", Chaudhary Charan Singh's diaries and P V Narasimha Rao's spectacles are among the articles that their families have......

I insisted Uddhav become CM: Pawar's snipe at Fadnavis

NCP president Sharad Pawar on Saturday said he had insisted that Uddhav Thackeray become chief minister of Maharashtra when Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) was being formed two years ago, hours after BJP......

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:......

Modi becomes India's 4th longest-serving prime minister

Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, all from the Congress, are the three longest serving Indian prime minister in that order. Photograph: Press Information Bureau Narendra Modi has......

Why India's healthcare system is near collapse today

An analysis of Budget speeches made by finance ministers over 75 years also offers a glimpse of how low on the priority list healthcare has featured for the political class and policy-makers, which......

Modi needs to listen to our economists

We have a government with an extremely weak economic team advising a PM who hardly pays attention to their thoughts, says Jayanta Roy. Photograph: Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   I......

We must have just 2 rates of income tax

10 per cent for those who earn up to Rs 30 lakh a year and 25 per cent for those who earn more, suggests T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Business Standard's Budget......

When Pranab clashed with Manmohan, twice

Pranab Mukherjee's stewardship of the economy will stand out as much for the manner in which he managed controversies as for creating quite a few of them, says A K Bhattacharya. IMAGE: Then prime......

Sitharaman delivers 2.17 hr-long Budget speech, earns praises

Nirmala Sitharaman, the country's first full-time woman finance minister, on Friday delivered one of the longest Budget speeches which was peppered with Urdu, Hindi and Tamil couplets. IMAGE:......

'Movie goers are tired of SRK, Salman Khan, Akshay'

'South movies have the perfect script, the perfect action and the perfect romance.''That's why these films are running in theatres.' IMAGE: K.G.F.: Chapter 2 earned Rs 200 crores (Rs 2 billion)......

'Manmohan Desai was such great fun'

'He was a man of immense conviction.''Whenever I'd question him, he would say, "Leave aside your logic-wogic. Just do what I tell you".''"Just trust me. It will work".' IMAGE: Amitabh Bachchan......

Randhir Kapoor's 5 Top Performances

It's a pity that Randhir Kapoor got trapped in the image of a happy-go-lucky version of his father Raj Kapoor. There was so much more to him than the rumbustious, blustering, bumpkin image that he......

Revisiting 1983 in Hindi Movies

Kapil Dev's historic World Cup win wasn't the only highlight of 1983. Sukanya Verma looks back how the year treated Bollywood. It was a year of excitement and extremes. If parallel cinema in India......

'My film wears patriotism on its sleeve'

'Who decides what is jingoistic?''What is patriotic?''Who decides Lagaan is patriotic and Gadar is jingoistic?' Photograph: Kind courtesy Milap Zaveri/Instagram Director Milap Zaveri returns with......
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