Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com recalls his encounters with the late Gopinath Munde many years ago, when he was Maharashtra's home minister. Getting to travel in the same car as Gopinath Munde -- the then Maharashtra home minister and deputy chief minister -- was not an easy task for a young reporter like me way back in 1997. For one, I had no political contacts, and to make sense to Munde's secretary that I needed an interview with his boss for Rediff On The Net (as Rediff.com was then called) ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
MALACCA: Two men pleaded guilty at the Magistrate's Court here yesterday to a separate charge of taking drugs at two separate location last May. Magistrate Mohd Firdaus Saleh fined Ahmad Yatimie Ahmad Ghazi, 24, and Mohd Afendi Isa, 40, RM1,500 ...New Straits Times, 1 week ago
'Manto is the only writer to grasp what the project of Pakistan would eventually mean,' says Aakar Patel, who has translated a collection of Saadat Hasan Manto's essays in a just-released book Why I Write. One writer who took the Urdu language to its zenith is Saadat Hasan Manto. A brilliant story-teller, he wrote some of the greatest short stories in Urdu, especially about the Partition of India. Considered one of the subcontinent's finest writers, Manto reluctantly left India for Pakistan, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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