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'Rajiv Gandhi's legacy is quite inspirational'

'Some of his decisions were not so good, but his intentions were always guided by a deep national interest.' IMAGE: Rajiv Gandhi, who was assassinated 30 years ago today, May 21, 1991, during a......

G-23 row: Things coming back on track in Congress?

After some recent events that turned against the party, including the Congress' G-23 Group asking for a revamp in the party, Congress leader and MP Manish Tiwari has been included in the star......

'LDF has more than 50% chance of coming back to power'

'For the UDF, it will depend on how far Rahul Gandhi will succeed with the goodwill he has.''That will make a difference.' IMAGE: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan addresses a gathering of......

Why Modi-Shah failed to convince the farmers

In politics, if your objective is only winning elections, just Chanakya neeti might do.For governance you need both, Chanakya neeti and Ram Rajya.You can neither beat up the farmers into......

'We started as a democracy, but have regressed to a banana republic'

'Governments, democratically elected governments, are custodians for a short- specified time.''Parents don't let baby sitters decide the course of their child's future.' IMAGE: An aerial view of......

India Inc in banking? 'A good-looking step in bad direction'

The RBI working group's proposal to allow corporate houses to set up banks is a 'good-looking' step in a 'bad direction' and may lead to crony capitalism and eventual financial instability, former......

The day K P Singh wanted to sell DLF for 26 lakh

Persuaded not to sell that day in January 1975, DLF today has assets of over Rs 52,237 crore and a net worth of around Rs 40,000 crore.Ramesh Menon, K P Singh's biographer, reveals more. IMAGE:......

Covid-19 could see 135m job losses, 120m pushed back into poverty in India: Report

Following the COVID-19-induced economic disruptions, up to 135 million jobs could be lost and 120 million people might be pushed back into poverty in India, all of which will have a hit on consumer......

Budget 2020 has both vision and action: PM Modi

Asserting that the Union Budget will accelerate the economic growth, financially empower every citizen and strengthen the foundation of the economy in the new decade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi......

LGBT verdict: Why India Inc's celebration may be short-lived

While it is heartening to see companies chipping in with their messages of support, they are probably walking a tightrope here. India’s top brands are going all out to celebrate pluralism......

The BEST of my father, Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray would have been a hundred years old on May 2. To mark the legendary film-maker's birth centenary, Rediff.com brings you a treasure trove of features from our archives. 'I don't need......

The curtain falls: Theatre legend Girish Karnad takes a final bow

'With his stature as a playwright and actor, Girish Karnad was one of the voices of modernity for not just Karnataka but the entire country.' IMAGE: Girish Karnad. Photograph: Rajesh......

Kamal Haasan: His scripts both awe and inspire me

Noted playwright, actor and director Girish Karnad passed away at his residence in Bengaluru on Monday. Celebs from all walk of life paid their respects to the departed legend. Kamal Haasan:......

Why should patriotic Indians be embarrassed by Mulk?

'Mulk questions the very principle, of good-Muslim exceptionalism.''That, of course, we adore Abdul Hamid, A P J Abdul Kalam and Bismillah Khan and if only more Muslims were like them.''Anubhav......

'Pant's spirit epitomises India's confident, attacking approach'

'In modern India, the players are more confident and aggressive' 'This attitude is boosted further on reaching the international arena by the positive encouragement of the leadership group'......
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