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What Star Trek tells us about reaching out to others

'In the lingo of Star Trek, how willing are we to keep all hailing frequencies open in order to listen more closely and with empathy to whoever we consider the 'other',' asks Rajni......

Celebrating azaadi: Listening for the concern behind the complaint

'We live in a time when hideous anger easily flares up, particularly on identity-related issues.''Often advocates of harmony and compassion fall victim to the same anger and end up hating the......

Why the world needs non-violence more than ever

'Non-violence can be a viable tool for countering the competitive brutality of terrorist groups,' argues Rajni Bakshi. Freedom of expression was the central motif of the million-strong unity march......

Tolerance as a duty is a pre-requisite to making India

If democracy is to survive and thrive, duties have to be as important as rights and tolerance must be the foundation of public and private life, says Rajni Bakshi. A hundred years after he landed......

B K S Iyengar, U R Ananthamurthy: India's beacons

What B K S Iyengar and U R Ananthamurthy embodied was a cultural self-confidence... Celebrating and nurturing this legacy of deeply rooted strengths would be the best tribute to these two lives so......

How climate change is related to market failure

Columnist Rajni Bakshi asks if the louder responses to the climate crisis will be those arguing that innovations are viable only when they give handsome and rapid monetary returns? Governments may......

Land acquisition and democracy

Those who have a long-range mission of true nation-building will pay close attention to World Bank's new action plan for fairness in all matters of land use, says Rajni Bakshi. Image: World Bank......

Climate Change: Looking for hope beyond Lima conference

With the weaker-than-expected agreement at the recent Climate Change Conference at Lima, there is an urgent need to highlight endeavours in civil society and business for a sustainable global......

What the Sino-US climate deal means for India

While India will be pushed to keep a tight lid on its own carbon discharges, slow and low emission reduction by major polluters will cause an acceleration of climate change, says Rajni Bakshi. The......

Why corporates must design projects to involve local populace

The future belongs to companies that design and implement business models that make local communities direct beneficiaries, notes Rajni Bakshi. Image: Villagers walk towards the Mahan forest......

Revisiting Chaalbaaz: Sridevi, TWICE as good!

Sukanya Verma revisits Chaalbaaz where Sridevi was such a pleasure to watch, twice over! IMAGE: Sridevi in a double role in Chaalbaaz. A goddess in a transparent raincoat, a mouse in a sari and......

'I got more praise than the hero'

Image: Chandrashekhar. Photographer: Pradeep Bandekar 'Shakti Samanta was a very honest man. I have done four films with him. He was very sick before he died; nobody was allowed to see him in......

Showbiz and artistry: Can the two co-exist?

The dynamic between showbiz and creativity may well be one domain where the relationship between market forces and society is at its most delicate, says Rajni Bakshi, after attending the three-day......

Swades: The rediff connection

Go to www.swades.comClick on Enter HTML Site.Click on Acknowledgements at the bottom right of the screen that comes up.You see rediff.com columnist Dilip D'Souza, right? Explanation: The director,......

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