If you were a child during the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, you may not have read this interview. Rediff.com's Sheela Bhatt, then with India Today, spoke to Dawood Ibrahim, the prime accused in the case in a long telephone interview. Trust us, this is a must read. ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'India has to judge what Pakistan says to us, not what they say to a domestic audience,' a source tells Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com, explaining why India-Pakistan talks remain on track despite discordant noises from across the border. "You can't accuse Pakistan of making a U-turn when it has not even made the first turn (after Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif met at Ufa in Russia). Do not jump the gun." This stout defence of Pakistan comes not from a Pakistani diplomat, but an ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Advani destroyed Agra summit with Pakistan: A S Dulat Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Five years ago, Bharatiya Janata Party veteran L K Advani spoke to Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com on the Emergency. On the 40th anniversary of Indian democracy’s darkest hour, we reproduce the interview. Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com Do you think the issues during the Emergency are relevant today? The Emergency is a significant event in India's history. It highlighted the Congress party's level of commitment to democracy, freedom of the press and all the other attributes ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Pakistan's capacity to carry a normal relationship with India doesn't exist.' 'The relationship with Pakistan is less important than several others.' On the eve of the National Security Adviser-level talks between India and Pakistan, former NSA Shiv Shankar Menon speaks to Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com IMAGE: Indian and Pakistani soldiers go through the motions at the Wagah border. Photograph: Reuters Part 1 of the exclusive interviews: 'By 2012, we brought China boundary to point of solution' ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Controversial godwoman Radhe Maa has often been slammed for her ostentatious lifestyle. Yet her ardent devotees have often chosen to ignore critics and immerse themselves in her ‘aura’. But recent developments may have left them shocked... and contemplating! The controversies surrounding Radhe Maa have once again thrown the spotlight on the clout that India's godmen possess. Though health, well-being and spirituality are what they all profess, some have made it to the headlines for ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
"One won't find a lawyer in any court in the country willing to believe that a talented lawyer like Bansuri Swaraj would appear in a case for free, that too in a metropolis like Delhi." Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com's postmortem of the monsoon session of Parliament looks at key players, Sushma Swaraj, Rahul Gandhi and Arun Jaitley. A must read. ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Four takeaways from Lok Sabha's Lalitgate debate Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
"Even if they say they will give up terrorism, I will fight terrorism along with you, but even then you say I still won't talk to you until you do the following things, then that is a political call." Shiv Shankar Menon, foreign secretary when India and Pakistan met at Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, in July 2009 apart from serving as national security adviser -- speaks to Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com in an exclusive interview. Read ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'Now it is really a question of whether both political leaderships wish to do it now. It is a big thing to do because it means that we have to change the way we learnt to draw the map of India in our schools because you will never get hundred percent of what you want from a settlement.' 'The Chinese also have to learn to change the way they learnt to draw the map of China in their schools. A settlement will mean give and take. It will mean adjustments.' A sensational interview on India-China ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The letter, to be written by the NDA’s Bihari leaders, will mention that Modi was not talking about ‘Bihar’s DNA’ but the ‘political DNA’ of Nitish Kumar. The letter will also ask a few uncomfortable questions of the Bihar chief minister, reports Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who wrote a sharp open letter on social media to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the latter’s comment about his DNA, will soon get a reply in the ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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