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'There is no such thing as a Hindu. He is a political construct'

Girish Karnad, one of modern India's finest playwrights, has passed into the ages.  Among the first to tweet his condolences was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who said, 'Girish Karnad will......

The Hindi-speaking Aussie who loves India

Charles 'Biharilal' Thomson, is an Australian who speaks fluent Hindi learnt on the streets, trains and buses of India's hinterland.Biharilal tells Rediff.com's Archana Masih how India has......

'Everything she sang became a prayer'

'Anyone who heard her sing was left with a lump in the throat.'Sunita Budhiraja recounts her encounters with the Goddess of Swara. IMAGE: 'Vrindavan being the bhoomi of Krishna, her music united......

How Sangh plans to 'decolonise' education

The RSS realises that with a majority BJP government at the Centre and in several states, now was the best time to undermine and perhaps outdo the Congress-Left ‘stranglehold’ over......

Celebrations begin as devotees bring Ganpati home

Devotees welcomed the God of good luck and prosperity -- Lord Ganesha -- to their homes and community pandals amid fanfare as the 10-day-long festival devoted to the much beloved deity commenced......

There won't be another Alyque

'One of his favourite slogans was, "Show, don't tell".''His entire life is a metaphor for that belief.'Kiran Khalap, MD and co-founder, chlorophyll, salutes a mentor and legend.Illustration:......

Harindra Singh takes full control of Percept group

Shailendra Singh to continue as passive shareholder in Percept Harindra Singh, chairman and managing director of the advertising and marketing communications group Percept, has taken full control......

Give 'em a break! Things India Inc bosses love to do in free time

Guess which CEO loves to gorge on to Pav Bhaaji or which is the top guy of India Inc who loves horse-riding?   Image: RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani with wife Nita and kids holidaying in South......

Want to be the next Indian Idol? Here's help

Bathroom singers rejoice! Here's some good news for you. You can now hone your singing skills online. Thanks to the innovative concept of karaoke gaming, now you can not only practice singing......

How they lit up the lives of 2 million people

Two million people around the world today enjoy the benefits of affordable solar-powered lighting products, thanks to D.light design. Eight months after D.light reached out to its one-millionth......

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......

'There are so many songs where they just wear a bra!'

'Who will cast me?''It's all about how many Instagram followers you have, which ramp you're walking on,' the actress who is sensational in Sacred Games tells Rediff.com's Ronjita Kulkarni. IMAGE:......

'Had Cannes happened earlier, I would have been euphoric'

'When you watch your film for the first time with so many people, you feel naked.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Tillotama Sharma/Instagram Tillotama Shome makes her debut at Cannes 2018. Two of her......

'Shashi Kapoor was a dearly loved man'

'We will never really lose him because in death, his spirit, trapped in a frail body, has been set free and will surround us like the air we breathe.'Shabana Azmi, Asha Parekh, Zeenat Aman,......

'I'm not mentally prepared to marry. I still feel like a kid'

'It's very tough for someone, who doesn't have a filmi background, to get work in Bollywood. It's not a smooth ride unless you are really lucky. But I think one has to be prepared for that.''I must......

Cup Extras: De Villiers has scan on left thigh injury

South Africa's leading batsman AB de Villiers has undergone a scan on his left thigh after picking up an injury during their World Cup win over India, a team spokesperson said. The right-handed......

Vikas ends boxing gold drought

Vikas Krishan ended Indian boxing's 12-year-old gold medal drought in the Asian Games by winning the lightweight (60kg) title but Dinesh Kumar (81kg) settled for the silver after losing in the......

Narang is 'King' of the Delhi Games

India finished second in the final pecking order, with more than 100 medals, as the curtain came down on the Commonwealth Games, on Thursday. A record medal haul of 38 gold, 27 silver and 36......

Rajkot Congress mourns 'death' of Scindia ground

Following the 'death' of the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground (MSCG) in Rajkot amid the Independence Day celebrations, the city Congress on Tuesday evening staged besna and held a 'condolence......

Images: Spaniards turn out to welcome home heroes

Tens of thousands of cheering fans turned Madrid's main streets into a sea of red and waited for hours in blistering heat to see Spain's World Cup heroes pass by with the trophy on an open-topped......
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