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The chaiwallah who is now a web developer

The chaiwallah who is now a web developer

Raju Yadav, who once sold tea in Mumbai, has turned his life around, discovers Abhishek Mande-Bhot/ Photographs and video: Hitesh Harisinghani/ 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 ..., 3 weeks ago
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Robert Downey Jr didn't need to act like a jerk

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.com4 weeks ago

A small measure of peace

There's something quite serene about an endless stretch of barren land discovers Abhishek Mande Bhot/ The landscape is arid. A solitary car leaving a trail of dust is about the only sign of human life in my line of vision. Despite the sun beating down on the lifeless panorama, it isn't half as hot as I'd imagined. Summer is still a few months away and the cold desert breeze, that tends to get bitter in the nights, is a welcome solace. The car has long since driven past and the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Wanted: A desi-looking firang model

Why are more and more international models taking centrestage in the Indian fashion industry? Abhishek Mande Bhot/ finds out. Photographs, video: Hitesh Harisinghani/ The problem with most Indian travel bloggers, a senior editor at a travel magazine groaned, is that they blog because they want to travel. "Shouldn't it be the other way around?" she asked. Exhausted from a long day's journey, slightly tipsy and not entirely sure what to say, I replied with the Great Indian ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Jeffrey Archer to Team India: Don't be Bollywood stars!

Jeffrey Archer talks cricket and more in this very special edition of Silly Point. Jeffrey Archer loves cricket. So Abhishek Mande-Bhot/ decided to bowl Lord Archer some googlies. Did the celebrated novelist play them with a straight bat or not? Watch it for yourself! Interview: Abhishek Mande-Bhot/Rediff.comVideo: Afsar Dayatar/ Jeffrey Archer is on a six-day visit to India as a guest of Crossword India. Location: Taj Land's ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Watch: Lauren Gottlieb, Jackky Bhagnani's 'Titanic trip' to Karachi

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.com6 days ago PIX: Jackky Bhagnani, Lauren Gottlieb visit Rediff  Rediff.com1 week ago

Meet the 'Mauka, Mauka' star

'Mauka, Mauka' he begged and boy! did he get one. Meet the actor behind the ad. The recently concluded World Cup threw up an unusual star. Nope, he didn't blitz with the bat or send the ball sizzling. Nor was he a spectacular fielder. He's the guy who came on screen, begging for one… just one… opportunity to burst his collection of crackers. Yes, that exactly who Abhishek Mande-Bhot/ caught up with. Meet Vishal Mahotra, better known as the 'Mauka, Mauka' guy. Video: ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Video: Aussies lift World Cup in David versus Goliath contest

It was a David versus Goliath contest… only, this time, Goliath won. New Zealand, who were playing their first match in Australia in this World Cup, could only put 183 runs on the board. It was not a challenging target and Australia breezed through in 33.1 overs (scorecard). While Aussie supporter Manu Shankar/ was elated, New Zealand supporter Laxmi Negi/ could not hide her disappointment in our final Live! show hosted by Abhishek Mande/ See you folks at ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Video: Kohli's flop show ends India's World Cup dream

It was a heart-breaking end to a memorable run and a chance for Team India to stamp their authority on the game once again. But that was not to be as Australia stormed its way into the final of the World Cup after beating India decisively by 95 runs and 19 balls to spare (scorecard). Cricket enthusiast Laxmi Negi/, who had turned Australia supporter for this match, was thrilled while Manu Shankar/, a die-hard India supporter, tried to defend the Men in Blue. Abhishek ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Video: India's real test is against Australia  Rediff.com1 month ago World Cup: Kiwi grit versus West Indian flamboyance  Rediff.com1 month ago Video: Of Clingy Girlfriends and the Cricket World Cup  Rediff.com2 months ago

Video: New Zealand-South Africa... a match worth watching!

The semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa has everything. Swashbuckling batsmen who smote the ball for sixes and fours. Bowlers who took the battle to the batsmen. Fielders who fielded as if their lives depended on it. Ultimately, though, it was the catches that were fumbled, runs that were not taken and balls that did not challenge the batsmen and the will to fight till the end that made the difference. In a nail-biting finish, Grant Elliot hit a six off the penultimate ball to take ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago World Cup: Can South Africa beat the rain?  Rediff.com1 month ago Video: Sri Lanka sink against South Africa  Rediff.com2 months ago
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