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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,......

Beware of opportunist China!

'It is time we Indians stop our internal bickering and present a united front to Chinese machinations,' advises Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com As a member of......

'Nehru didn't impose secularism'

'His secularism merely declared the equality of all religions in India under fundamental rights.'   It took more than five decades and 100 volumes for the Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru......

Did you know Kabir Bedi's mother was a monk?

She lived for two-thirds of her life in India, adopted its national cause and customs, and took an Indian passport.She served a prison sentence in Lahore as part of Gandhi's protests against an......

When US Presidents visited India

United States President Donald Trump will visit India -- Ahmedabad and Delhi -- on February 24 and 25. Rediff.com travels down memory lane when previous POTUSes booked a passage to India.  ......

Vedanta's Anil Agarwal eyes reviving Jet Airways

Agarwal submitted the express of interest through his family investment arm Volcan Investments before the close of the bid process on Saturday afternoon. IMAGE: Anil Agarwal. Photograph: Rediff......

'We try to pull the other person down'

'Had liberalisation not taken place, I may have gone back to the US,' Ratan Tata tells Girish Kuber.An exclusive excerpt from The Tatas: How A Family Built A Business And A Nation. IMAGE: J R D......

Did JRD think Patel would have been a better PM than Nehru?

'Nehru once told JRD, "I hate the mention of the very word profit".''"Jawaharlal, I am talking about the need of the public sector making a profit!" JRD replied.''Nehru reiterated, "Never talk to......

Major setback for Ramdev

The judgment could impact not only Ramdev's widespread ayurveda and herbal products business but also that of many other pharmaceutical, ayurveda, herbal and cosmetic product manufacturers.Nitin......

How Jamsetji Tata created the Indian Institute of Science

The Indian Institute of Science topped the HRD ministry's 2017 national rankings.In 2016, the IISc was ranked among the world's top 15 universities in the Times Higher Education University......

Three films to watch on Eid

This may not have been the mood we would have liked for Eid. Social distancing, at a time when the order of the day is to embrace. This festive time, stay indoors and and get the Eid feeling from......

The rise and fall of Bikram Chaudhury, now on Netflix

A Netflix documentary reveals the sordid story behind the dazzling success and dizzying fall of the founder of Bikram Yoga, discovers Indira Kannan. Photograph: Kind courtesy Bikram Yoga/Facebook......

The ULTIMATE Lata Mangeshkar playlist

Nightingale of India. Greatest Indian Singer ever. Goddess Saraswati incarnate. Hyperbole becomes Lata Mangeshkar. No amount of praise is lavish enough to describe the supremacy of her voice as it......

Mrinal Sen: 'I wish I could start from scratch'

'How do you expect me to tone down my anger when the most prominent culture in India today is the culture of corruption, in every sphere of life?'Mrinal Sen, who passed into the ages on December 30......

Remembering R K Studios before it becomes history

R K Studios is not just another piece of real estate; it is part of India's movie history.Arundhati Dasgupta reports. IMAGE: Shashi Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Prithviraj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. Two......

Understanding the history of Indian spin bowling

Anindya Dutta relies on facts and figures rather than back stories to trace the history of Indian spin bowling, says Partha Basu. IMAGE: Anil Kumble, the legendary leg-spinner who has taken......

Putin says Russia may appeal WADA ban

IMAGE: Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his views after a Normandy-format summit in Paris, France, on Monday. Photograph: Rediff Archives Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday......

'Politics in Indian cricket was sickening'

'I was actually appointed captain for the West Indies tour (in 1971).''But Mr Vijay Merchant (the then chairman of the selectors) didn't like me nor did he like 'Tiger' Pataudi. He thought we were......

'BCCI bigwigs should realise treasures are not to be wasted'

'They should be conserved, preserved, and valued highly.' IMAGE: Captain Ajit Wadekar arrives at London's Heathrow airport with the Indian team for their tour of England in June 1971. Photograph:......

REWIND: How England, Croatia fared in World Cup semis

A brief history of previous World Cup semi-final appearances by England and Croatia, ahead of their last four match at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday: England vs Portugal, World Cup......
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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... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/how-i-saw-india-change/20170919.htm
Beware of opportunist China!

'It is time we Indians stop our internal bickering and present a united front to Chinese machinations,' advises Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/beware-of-opportunist-china/20200527.htm
Three films to watch on Eid

This may not have been the mood we would have liked for Eid. Social distancing, at a time when the order of the day is to embrace. This festive... ...

http://www.rediff.com/movies/special/three-films-to-watch-on-eid/20200525.htm
Rare Footage Of Last-Known Tasmanian Tiger Unearthed, Released Online

A video of the last-known thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, has been released by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA). Now extinct,... ...

https://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/rare-footage-of-last-known-tasmanian-tiger-unearthed-released-online-2231949
Report

The total number of US deaths from new coronavirus have reached 58,351, passing the 58,220 which the National Archives records as US losses from... ...

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/us-records-more-than-2-200-us-covid-19-deaths-in-24-hours-report/story-xXnDCBBkuOsMaEGlWOM2GJ.html

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