Hillary Clinton has named a prominent Indian-American civil rights lawyer to lead a team of senior policy advisers who will be charged with moulding her presidential campaign agenda. Maya Harris, 46, a former senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, will lead the team that will also include Ann O’Leary, a former legislative director to Clinton when she was in the Senate; and Jake Sullivan, a top aide to Clinton while she was Secretary of State. The announcement of the ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
Celebrating 50 years of a timeless Hollywood classic. Some lessons are impossible to forget. Particularly when rendered in the delightful form of Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. It’s been a good five decades but the world still chuckles at the memory of how 'the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.' It all begins with a patronising bet. 'In six months I could pass her off as a duchess at an Embassy Ball,' claims Phonetics professor Henry Higgins to acquaintance Colonel Hugh Pickering ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s convoy was on Monday blocked by angry protesters for nearly an hour demanding immediate arrest of culprits in the gang rape of the nun of a convent school in Nadia district. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee surrounded by locals as she comes out of the hospital after meeting the nun who was gang-raped in Nadia district in West Bengal. Photograph: PTI photo The chief minister claimed that the protest was a conspiracy hatched by ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Heartfelt, sharp, aware, bright, and sincere, these are the best speeches from the show. There’s an art to a great Oscar speech, and it comes accompanied by massive odds: a ticking time-limit, the fact that every other speech has thanked family, gods, collaborators, the need for originality, the need to speak from the heart, the need to be memorable. The speeches transcribed below are my pick for the finest, the most memorable, from this year’s Oscar bunch. Heartfelt, sharp, aware, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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