What does someone from Uttar Pradesh on the streets of Mumbai think of the results back home?Savera R Someshwar/Rediff.com listens in. Kamaljit Yadav has been driving a black-and-yellow taxi in Mumbai for over 30 years. He returns home to Azamgarh district in Uttar Pradesh at least twice a year. Today, when a sleepy Mumbai wakes up to the Bharatiya Janata Party's sweep of UP, Yadav is for once pleased that business is slow. His ears are tuned in to the news flowing in from his home state and ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Sudha Murty worries that India has still not learnt its lessons from history, she tells Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar.Videos: Afsar Datayar/Rediff.com Part 1: Sudha Murty: We are not an equal society IMAGE: "Successful people are those who face a lot of difficulties but convert every failure into a step to go up," say Sudha Murty. Photograph: Afsar Dayatar/Rediff.com "I don't do any housework," Sudha Murty confesses to gales of laughter. "I want to admit that right now." And cooking makes ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Sudha Murty's tips for writers Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'My God, what do I say? It's shocking!' 'They had 27 MLAs in 2012. And now they have just seven.' 'My party (the Apna Dal-S) contested 11 seats and won in nine.' IMAGE: The Congress party is in a very bad position and needs to work very hard, says Anupriya Patel. Photograph: Reuters Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel represents the Mirzapur Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Her tiny party, the Apna Dal (S), a BJP ally, caused an upset by winning more ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Only if the script was better...Only if the film maintained the promise of its beginning...Only if situations weren't conveniently and easily resolved...Only if the director understood the potential of the story he had on his hands...Running Shaadi wouldn't be the morass of boredom it is notes Savera R Someshwar. It sounds promising -- A comedy that capers around helping couples elope, while underlining the generation gap between parents and their children and the travails that tag inter-state, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Her eyes crinkle as she speaks; a smile is never far away.Though she speaks in a rush -- words tumbling over each other in a race to save time or keep up with her thoughts -- she is unfailingly polite.A simple sari, a string of flowers in her hair, basic jewellery and a wrist watch... that's all one of India's richest women wears.Sudha Murty has various roles -- philanthropist, author, teacher, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt -- and she revels in each one of them, discovers Rediff.com's ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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