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Sorabjee, Jethmalani, Salve: Tale Of Three Lawyers

Over the years, a noticeable unpleasantness began to develop between senior and junior, Sorabjee and Salve.Salve gave credit, for his rise in the profession, to Nani Palkhivala, and not to......

A Deve Gowda-Nawaz Sharif summit that nearly happened

Keen to settle the India-Pakistan dispute 'once and for all,' HD Deve Gowda spoke to his then counterpart Nawaz Sharif over the phone and the two hit it off quite well but his government fell......

Nehru a westernised Indian, Modi has yogic willpower: Ruskin Bond

Jawaharlal Nehru was a man of the people and of many gifts and achievements, says veteran author Ruskin Bond in his new book, and describes Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a man of humble......

'India's greatest message is non-violence'

'Every religion is sacred and beautiful. There's no reason for people to hate each other because they practise different faiths.' IMAGE: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan with his sons, Amaan and Ayaan Ali......

'Bahut bahaduri se lade aapke sahab'

'He destroyed many of our tanks, and finally, it was just the two of us left facing each other with our tanks just 200 m apart.'A tale of valour excerpted from Rachna Bisht Rawat's 1971: Charge Of......

J R D Tata and the birth of Infosys

Mr Tata said a letter had arrived in his office from a young woman who had applied for the graduate engineering programme of TELCO Pune and been turned down.'I wouldn't interfere with your......

How COVID is changing the game plan for booksellers, publishers

In the future, publishers will need to think of digital immersive marketing just like marketing a movie or show on Netflix is an immersive experience. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com After......

Why Mallya sold Berger Paints to a 'shopkeeper'

Mallya understood, astutely, that the Dhingras were very keen to acquire Berger Paints.He upped his asking price.The figure Vijay asked for was found to be much more than what Kuldip and Gurbachan......

How Economy Stalled Under Manmohan & Modi

The Indian economy was on an impressive growth path through the first decade of this century till it was brought to an abrupt halt by the policy inertia during UPA2 and the Modi government's......

Travesties of the basic income scheme

Alas, the 'basic income' schemes that have hit the headlines in the recent past are a far cry from the genuine article in terms of coverage and fiscal implications, says Vijay Joshi. Photograph:......

Bollywood 2021: R to Z RECAP

Even with an ongoing pandemic, theatres in many states functioning at 50 per cent occupancy, a relatively quieter social life and fewer movies, Bollywood still managed to pack in plenty of drama......

SEE: Why Sridevi refused to work with Amitabh

'Sridevi was known as this elusive movie star, but there was a ticking brain there that I don't think she got enough credit for.'Videos: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com Photograph: Kind courtesy......

The Lady Who Writes Magical Songs

'We, the audience, listen to stories that have nothing to do with us and we cry, just from the truth of those stories.''And Anvita is one of those people who makes this happen.'A fascinating......

Beautiful Life Lessons from Buddy Hirani

'Buddy knows more about Raju's films because he sits in the editing room.''He has seen Sanju a number of times already!' IMAGE: Manjeet, her son Vir and husband Rajkumar Hirani with Buddy.......

How Shivaji became Rajinikanth

How a bus conductor named Shivaji Gaekwad became the mega-phenomenon called Rajinikanth.A fascinating excerpt from Naman Ramachandran's Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography. Vanivilas Hospital......

'Dhoni has never shown his palm to an astrologer'

'He believes in his destiny and says "naseeb accha hai, chalne do".' Photograph: Kind courtesy BCCI   When Bharat Sundaresan, one of India's finest cricket writers, travelled to Ranchi to......

Cricket Buzz: Mithali set to write on her personal life

IMAGE: Mithali Raj will come out with her autobiography. Photograph: Twitter. Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj will come out with her autobiography next year which will......
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