'Taking a side could be a fallacy to do. Because you don't have all the answers. So how do you take one particular side?' Meghna Gulzar asks Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com IMAGE: Konkona Sensharma and Neeraj Kabi in a scene from Talvar. Rashomon, one of the ruined ancient castle gates of Kyoto, Japan, is the setting against which the accounts of a murder are exchanged between two bystanders. The witnesses are subsequently summoned to relate their side of the story in court. Their ... Rediff.com, 4 days ago
'The director has tried to be neutral. But Talvar won't leave the audience confused, for sure.' Irrfan Khan discusses Talvar with Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com You get precisely 900 seconds to meet and chat with actor Irrfan Khan. At least 9,000 seconds too little. It is yet a memorable 900 seconds. Khan is an intriguing, engaging, person to interview. The moment you set eyes on him in the antiseptic banquet room at the Sun-N-Sand hotel, on Mumbai's Juhu beach -- wearing some freaky, cool, ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
'It was only relatively recently that Subhash Kapoor was able to secure the sources in India, Afghanistan and Cambodia, that allowed him to get the really highest level objects, and that helped propel him in recent years up the ranks.' 'The art market is a $50 billion market that is almost entirely unregulated. So people like Kapoor can operate without fear of being caught.' Jason Felch, who has investigated the antiquities trade for many years, discusses the Subhash Kapoor case and the ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'The obsession of the Pakistan army with India leads to several destabilising things. Support for the Taliban in Afghanistan. Support for groups like the Lashkar-e-Tayiba that have attacked India. Every time you get an attack like that there is a possibility of a war.' 'And then the build up of the their nuclear arsenals. Chances of a nuclear weapon landing in the hands of a terrorist group, or a nuclear war breaking out, are tiny. But they are higher here than anywhere else in the world,' ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
"Nehru had multiple chances to make compromises, that would have preserved a united India, and he chose not to... There was mutual dislike between Nehru and Jinnah. Probably their personalities were so different... But they were very similar in some ways," says Nisid Hajari, who wrote Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition. Readthe interview with Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com. ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Dr Arun K Tiwari, who had a 34 year-long colourful, memorable association with the former President APJ Abdul Kalam, as his speech writer and the co-author of five books, spoke to Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com after reaching Rameswaram with the coffin. "Just met Dr Kalam's 99-year-old brother APJ Marakayar. He held my hand in silence for many minutes. No words to describe the pain in his eyes. I gave him a rosary sent by Pramukh Swamiji [of the Bochasanvasi Akshar Purushottam ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'When I read page number 50 of Transcendence, second paragraph, there he writes, "No more manoeuvres are required any more, as I am placed in my final position in eternity".' 'And within a month of that. he was no more.' Arun K Tiwari, co-author of five of President A P J Abdul Kalam's books, including Wings of Fire, colleague and alter-ego, pays a moving tribute to his mentor of 34 years. Arun K Tiwari, who co-wrote five books with President A P J Abdul Kalam, including the first and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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