Kiran Kanojia lost her limb when two miscreants made away with her bag. But she hasn't let that stop her. Abhishek Mande Bhot/Rediff.com narrates her story There are less than 24 hours to go before the Mumbai Marathon and we are sitting across a table at a mall in central Mumbai where Kiran Kanojia has arrived to collect her bib number that would identify her in the race. Kanojia spent the better part of the next two hours obliging her fans with photographs. Almost none of them knew her ... Rediff.com, 4 days ago
Why are more and more young people quitting their day jobs to travel? Abhishek Mande Bhot/Rediff.com finds out. Photograph: Shreyans Bhansali/Creative Commons On her last day at Femina, a popular women's magazine where she worked as a deputy photo editor, Amrita Das felt quitting her job was possibly the most unwise decision she'd made. She loved her workplace, she says, and it seemed like a difficult choice to leave all that and the bunch of colleagues who had become very close friends. And ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Bestselling author Dan Brown spoke at the Penguin Annual Lecture in Mumbai on November 12. Abhishek Mande Bhot/Rediff.com brings you snapshots from the evening! Author Dan Brown holds up his father's car registration plate to an audience in Mumbai.Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com For a good part of the hour during which Dan Brown addressed a gathering in Mumbai, I could not get over the somewhat striking resemblance Brown's profile had with Liam Neeson's. Neeson, as Internet memes ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
In a first of a 12-part series, we list out all the places you should visit and all the festivities you should be part of through the New Year! So what do we have lined up for 2015? Let's start with: January 1. The harvest festival Lohri (pictured above), Makar Sankranti, Pongal -- the harvest festival is known by different names in different parts of the country and is celebrated differently too. But the spirit remains the same. As an agrarian society, the harvest festival holds a special ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
How does an aspiring air force pilot land up in an engineering course in metallurgy? How does he end up in a factory producing dyes and sell saris for a living? And how with absolutely no creative background does he go on to head one of the biggest advertising agencies in the country? The journey of Abhijit Avasthi, the former national creative director of Ogilvy & Mather, is as amazing as it is unbelievable. Read on! Abhijit Avasthi, on a refurbished 55 yr-old original Czech-made Jawa ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Watch out for the third Chopra girl, making her foray into Bollywood! Priyanka and Parineeti Chopra's cousin Mannara is all set to make her Bollywood debut with the Vivek Agnihotri-directed erotic thriller Zid.The pretty actress recently dropped by Rediff offices to promote her film and chat with readers online.A look at the pictures: Dressed in skinny jeans, a white shirt and nude heels, the actress poses for pictures upon arrival at the Rediff headquarters in Mumbai. When quizzed by a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
A group of young women and men have had enough of moral policing in Kerala.On Sunday, November 2 they plan to meet at Kochi's Marine Drive and stage a somewhat unique protest that involves... kissing. Read Abhishek Mande's report on Rediff.com.Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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