Her brother Karan made her hate Leonard Cohen's music.And then, she tells Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar, she bumped into the legendary singer in a Mumbai swimming pool.Her story, in her own words, of the musician who passed away this week. IMAGE: Leonard Cohen. Photograph: Eloy Alonso/Reuters I grew up listening to Leonard Cohen, but not out of my own free will. My brother, Karan, who is six years older than I am, was obsessed with him and would play his songs constantly all day long. In ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
'Priyanka is very, very kind-hearted... kind to a fault. She is too kind. That is something people do not know...'Fascinating insights about PeeCee from her mom, Dr Madhu Chopra. Part 1: The Priyanka Chopra you didn't know IMAGE: Priyanka Chopra. Photograph: Kind courtesy Priyanka Chopra/Instagram Dr Madhu Chopra knows what it is like to take tough decisions. But they don't faze her. Just like they don't faze her daughter, Priyanka Chopra. That's just the beginning of the similarities ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
'Ultimately if your aim is that you need to be able to deal with a security situation, you need to deal with a black money situation, you need to deal with a counterfeiting situation then, to that extent, I think everyone will need to able to tolerate a little bit of inconvenience.' Best-selling author Ashwin Sanghi, whose latest book 13 Steps To Bloody Good Wealth has just hit the stands, was just as stunned as every other Indian as he heard Prime Minister Narendra Modi launch a surgical ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'This wipes out the entire black money in the nation in one stroke. Ninety per cent plus of the black money is kept in Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes. What they have done is a brilliant move.' 'There is no other way to do this. When you do something like this, you will get it 95 per cent right and five per cent wrong. I think the pain that the five per cent go through for betterment of the 95 per cent is worth it.' Ravi Subramanian has been a career banker and a financial services professional ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'She is an awesome writer.''She writes poetry. She writes stories. Prose.''She has a flair for language.''You should see the library Priyanka has at home.''She has more books than regular libraries...''I would say about 8,000, 9,000 books.' Dr Madhu Chopra opens up about her famous daughter. IMAGE: Priyanka Chopra with her mother Dr Madhu Chopra. Photograph: Kind courtesy Priyanka Chopra/Instagram. She sits down with a sigh and an apology, "I'm sorry about the delay. I've not been keeping ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'When I was younger, 15 years or 20 years seemed like a really long time. But, as you journey though life, you don't realise where the years disappear...' Birthday girl Tabu lets Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar into her mind. Photograph: Kind courtesy Tabu/Instagram If there is one thing she does not believe in, it's rules. So Tabu did what she wanted to. What her heart and gut told her to do. And sometimes, with a mischievous smile, she hints, it was exactly what everyone else thought ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'President Kalam would always say -- this was one of his pet sentences -- that "If you don't do anything, there will be no difficulties but if you do things, there will be difficulties. You have to overcome them. Don't be afraid of difficulties".'The People's President would have been 85 today, October 15.S M Khan, who served as President A P J Abdul Kalam's press secretary during his tenure, remembers how India's most popular person became his teacher. Some people are popular in their state.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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