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Meet the Besharam Janata Party

Meet the Besharam Janata Party

Last year, he was the BJP's darling. Today, Arnab Goswami is a hated figure for Modi bhakts. What changed? Syed Firdaus Ashraf/ on how the BJP's Internet trolls strangle dissent. Read, 4 weeks ago

3 factors that worked in favour of Salman Khan

The Bombay high court raised some key points before granting bail to actor Salman Khan, reports Syed Firdaus Ashraf/ While granting bail to Salman Khan on Friday, high court judge Abhay Thipsay mentioned three points that worked in the actor’s favour.  First, the judge asked the prosecution why London-based singer Kamal Khan, who was in the car along with Salman Khan at the time of the accident, was not called by the court for examining. The prosecution stated that since ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Beef, Bikini Killer & Amit Shah

Syed Firdaus Ashraf spends a week in Goa in pursuit of his favourite dish, and discovers a few other things about the state as well.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ I had no plans for a holiday in Goa. My original travel plans revolved around going to Mahableshwar, the hill station which is a six-hour drive from Mumbai and is known for its cool climes, especially in summer. However, in the second week of March, when I went to eat my favourite dish -- beef steak -- at a Mumbai restaurant I ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

[WITH VID] Hope For Malaysian Football Comes At Perfect Timing As Under-13 Team Beat Bayern Munich

:00 Written by Ashraf Wahab View Comments MUNICH, Germany Despite more sense of gloom for Malaysian football as our national under-23 team suffered another loss in the 2015 SEA Games, there was actually a sliver of silver lining that ...
 Malaysian Digest1 month ago

What will 'Tiger' Memon do?

Syed Firdaus Ashraf/ walks the streets of Mahim, where Yakub Memon grew up and lived till the day before the serial blasts in 1993, on the day he was hanged, and discovers an undercurrent of unease and restrained anger. Read the column ...
 Rediff.com21 hours ago Yakub Memon, Mir Baqi and the dance of death  Rediff.com23 hours ago

Yakub Memon's body on its way to Marine Lines for burial

The Janaaze ki Namaz for Yakub Memon at the Mahim dargah is over. The hearse carrying his body is now on its way to the Bada Kabaristan at Charni Road. Syed Firdaus Ashraf/ reports that accompanying the hearse to the burial grounds will be a large contingent of police and the RAF. Security outside the Bada Kabaristan is already in place. At least 20 PCR vans are accompanying the body. Some male members are believed to be in the hearse.  The Mumbai police put at least 35,000 men ...
 Rediff.com21 hours ago Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur Jail  Rediff.com1 day ago Is Yakub Memon innocent? I don't know  Rediff.com1 week ago

Peer pressure

Women's day out in Mahim as people wait for a glimpse of Yakub Memon's body. Actually men outnumbered women on the streets of Mahim, most mourners, some voyeurs, as Memon's body was brought to his brother's home. The uneasy calm of the streets marked by a very heavy police presence was given a touch of normalcy by this woman with her cellphone. Pic: Syed Firdaus Ashraf/ ...
 Rediff.com22 hours ago

Mourners wait for a glimpse of Yakub

Photo: Mourners below the Bismillah building at Mahim where Yakub's brother Suleman stays. Pic: Pic: Afsar Dayatar/'s Syed Firdaus Ashraf who spoke to people near the Al Hussaini building in Mahim where Yakub lived, said he was innocent and was a messiah. Suleman was arrested with other members of the Memon family in 1994 and was accused of aiding and abetting terror acts. He was granted bail after few years of his arrest and ultimately acquitted for lack of evidence.
 Rediff.com23 hours ago

When President Kalam doubled up as an IAF pilot

On June 8, 2006, President A P J Abdul Kalam became the first Head of State to fly a fighter plane, when he flew the Sukhoi-30 MKI at the Lohegaon Air Force Base in Pune. President Kalam, then 74, revealed that he had always wanted to be an IAF pilot, but was rejected in 1958, after which he became a scientist.'s Syed Firdaus Ashraf and Rajesh Karkera had then reported on the President's historic flight. WATCH THE VIDEO OF PRESIDENT KALAM FLYING THE SUKHOI-30! Video: Rajesh ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago

Salman Bhaijaan and BJP's mobocracy

'Nationalism has been defined for us. It is what the BJP and Modi bhakts decide, not me, you or Salman Khan.' 'If you don't agree with their views, you are a Pakistani agent and an anti-national. Period. No argument. The discussion ends there, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf. Image: A 2002 photograph of actor Salman Khan being taken to a Mumbai court in connection with a drunk driving case against him. Photograph: Roy Madhur/Reuters When I visited America on a scholarship in 2005 to discuss its ...
 Rediff.com3 days ago
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