Amish Tripathi launched his latest book amidst a lot of sound and music... and hundreds of fans! Abhishek Mande Bhot is convinced he has not seen such a huge book launch in Mumbai ever. The Crossword bookstore in south Mumbai's Kemps Corner is a favourite venue for several book launches. But the launch of Amish Tripathi's book, Scion of Ikshvaku, was nothing like anyone had seen before. ALSO SEE Live coverage of Amish's book launch on ZaraBol Hundreds of fans had queued up outside the store ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Ananda Shankar Jayant had everything going for her. Then, she saw her medical reports. Abhishek Mande Bhot/Rediff.com reports on the acclaimed dancer's amazing fight with cancer. When she addressed, over the weekend, a packed hall at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai about following one's passion, Ananda Shankar Jayant was speaking from experience. The 53-year-old is a renowned Indian classical dancer -- she practices Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi -- and (in her words) a ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Raju Yadav, who once sold tea in Mumbai, has turned his life around, discovers Abhishek Mande-Bhot/Rediff.com. Photographs and video: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com When he arrived in Mumbai for the first time in August 2001, Raju Yadav was overwhelmed by the number of people around him. He had taken the Howrah Mail from his village called Chope in Jharkhand to Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station with his uncle in the hope of making money to help his ailing parents. Before that, the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago The other Raju who became a gentleman Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Avengers star walks out of an interview. Abhishek Mande Bhot knows the feeling. I watched with discomfort the Robert Downey Jr interview from which The Avengers star walked out after being asked about his past.It brought back some very bitter memories of my interview with Bollywood director Amole Gupte who, like Downey Jr, walked out mid-way, leaving me red-faced.The site I worked for then didn't post my video on YouTube. So, after it shut down, the video disappeared too.That moment has ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'I had heard that it was a paradise... but when I first lay my eyes on it, it wasn't what I had pictured.' 'We had known of the devastation, but we didn't know the true extent of it.' Air Commodore Nitin Sathe recounts one of his most challenging assignments yet. For over 30 years, Air Commodore Nitin Sathe has served the Indian Air Force as a helicopter pilot. He has been part of several key operations in India and overseas and is currently President 1Air Force Selection Board in Dehra Dun.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India is a young country. But you probably knew that.A little over 41 per cent of us are under 18 years of age and emojis are often a preferred mode of communication. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes a year in office, it only seemed fair to voice the concerns of young Indians in a language we speak most fluently: emojispeak! Abhishek Mande Bhot DON'T MISS Rediff's special coverage of Modi@1 Lead illustration: Uttam ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Actors Lauren Gottlieb and Jackky Bhagnani recently visited the Rediff office to promote their upcoming comedy, Welcome 2 Karachi. They obviously enjoyed themselves, as they chatted with staffer Abhishek Mande Bhot, and discussed how one can go to America via Pakistan on the Titanic! Yes, you read that right. Watch the video to know what we mean. Video: Afsar ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago PIX: Jackky Bhagnani, Lauren Gottlieb visit Rediff Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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