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Combative Smriti Irani is!

The combativeness reflects her insistence not to meekly acquiesce to what has been going on in Raisina Hill for years or decades, observes Kartikeya Tanna.    In the murky world of......

Battle lines in Indian politics have been drawn

Not all change is good, but this one is, applauds Shekhar Gupta. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   This Budget session of Parliament signals a new turn in our national politics. After......

India is in a coma. Does Modi care?

'Flypasts, bands, helicopters dropping flowers over hospitals treating coronavirus patients are cute ideas for an Akshay Kumar film.''But when lakhs of workers at the lowest rung of the employment......

Why Modi suffers from Nehruitis

'Why does Mr Modi only attack Nehru from the Dynasty?''At one level, it is pure politics,' notes Shekhar Gupta. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   Does Narendra Modi suffer from some......

Prasar Bharati CEO rejects BBC invite over 'one-sided' riot coverage

Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati has turned down an invitation from the BBC to attend an awards function for Indian sportswomen, citing the British broadcaster's 'one-sided' reporting on......

Mukesh Ambani's wealth grew 67% last year, is India's richest for 10th time

Forbes said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "economic experiments" barely affected India's billionaires while none gained more than oil-and-gas tycoon Mukesh Ambani, who cemented his decade-long......

After Sachin, Anil Ambani wields the broom

Joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to rid the country of litter and rubbish, Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani on Wednesday picked up the broom to clean an area outside Church Gate......

Sibal under attack in cyberspace

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday came under a fresh wave of attack on government's move to monitor content on social networking sites with more netizens reacting strongly to it.Noted......

Botched debate over poverty line: A Catch-22 for UPA?

The manner in which the government and the political opposition in Delhi have been guilt-tripped into this debate on the poverty line is a reflection of a broader phenomenon that has taken root......

Panel to promote media business

The Prime Minister's Office has set up a high-powered committee on information, communication and entertainment, which will be headed by the principal secretary to the PM.The committee would......

'World has changed thanks to Salman Khan'

'If you are dark, you can't be a hero.''If you have curly hair, you can't be a hero.''If you were muscular, you had to become a fighter.''Today if you are muscular, you can be a hero.''Salman Khan......

'Taimur loves the Ramayan'

'He is not interested in cricket or football.''He is interested in singing, dancing and painting.''Right now, he thinks he's Lord Rama.' Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar "I remember at 17-18, I was a......

Naseeruddin Shah: 25 TOP Performances

Sukanya Verma celebrates Naseeruddin Shah, acting legend. There's a beautiful quote I once read by Swedish film-maker Ingmar Bergman: 'No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film......

Ramayan makes a comeback on DD National

Doordarshan will telecast Ramanand Sagar's television series Ramayan from March 28, Union I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Friday. Social media users had asked that the Ramayan and B R......

DeepVeer at Kapil's reception

Dippy and Rannu stole the show, we think. After the flood of Bollywood beauties at Ginni Chatrath and Kapil Sharma's wedding reception, a look at the couples who graced the event.   Ginni and......

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