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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/Rediff.com on how the BJP's Internet trolls strangle dissent. Read Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Why target Aurangzeb alone, Mr Kejriwal?

Yes, Aurangzeb was a tyrant who ill-treated his subjects. But was he the only Mughal emperor guilty of this, asks Syed Firdaus Ashraf. Last week, after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Twitter that Aurangzeb Road was being renamed A P J Abdul Kalam Road, I asked a friend how he felt about the renaming. "The renaming is justified," he felt. "Aurangzeb was a tyrant and an enemy of Hindus. He destroyed many temples. Among the temples raided during Aurangzeb's reign were the Kashi ...
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How Lord Ram is punishing the BJP in Gujarat

The lesson the BJP has to learn from the violence in Gujarat is that once you practise the politics of hate against any community, it will surely get back to you some day, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf. In 1990, as a student of Class 12, I was ...
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The cop who cracked the Sheena Bora case

Mumbai top cop Rakesh Maria’s trusted man Dinesh Kadam also helped crack the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts’ case, sent Abu Salem to jail and helped bust the Indian Mujahideen terror network in Maharashtra.   It all began with an anonymous phone call to the Mumbai police giving information about the disappearance of Sheena Bora, daughter of media tycoon Indrani Mukerjea. When this information reached the ears of Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria he put Police Inspector Dinesh ...
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'Inter-religious marriages were never really encouraged in our society'

'Pre-Partition India wasn't as hunk-dory as we talk about; Hindus and Muslims lived in harmony, sure, but never as miyan-biwi (husband-wife)' 'Unrequited love is very good for a playwright/director.' Theatre director Saif Hyder Hassan talks about his new play Ek Mulaqat and his protagonists Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam -- two of India's iconic literary figures. Left: Deepti Naval and Shekhar Suman in Ek Mulaqat When theatre writer-director Saif Hyder ...
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'Once in two years, onion crisis is bound to arise in India'

Onion prices, which are already ruling at around Rs 80 per kg in most parts of the country, are likely to increase further by 10 per cent on tight supplies due to unseasonal. The situation is going to be more critical in future and the price is seen to go up by another 10 per cent in the coming days because the current crop, which is expected to hit the market next month, might be affected due to scanty rainfall. But is Rain God the sole villain? No. Infrastructure inadequacy is also another ...
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Advice to the BJP: Don't divert issues like Zakir Naik does?

'It is time someone told BJP leaders that they were not elected to remind people of Congress corruption. The people of India voted for Narendra Modi and the BJP because they believed that he and his party were clean, unlike the Congress-led government,' says Syed Firdaus Ashraf. During last year's general election campaign, a cousin came home and lectured me on my agnostic way of life. She was a huge fan of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and wanted me to listen to his speeches. She felt I would ...
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Victoria No 57

In our Special Independence Day series, Rediff.com looks at India through the lives of her people. Today: Kamlesh R Prajapati, a Victoria horse carriage driver, who is anguished about losing his livelihood. The Bombay high court has declared horse drawn carriages illegal and ordered its phasing out by next year. Don't miss the video featuring him, his Victoria and Rocky, the horse, at the end of the feature! IMAGE: Kamlesh, Rocky and Victoria. The horse drawn carriages or Victorias are ...
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Rahul Mahajan: The man who exposed Radhe Maa

  'My problem is that these people are calling themselves God. Godmen are becoming bigger than God.' 'I am a person who believes in God, but God is no real estate agency for which I need a broker.' Former Bigg Boss contestant Rahul Mahajan explains why he made public the photographs of Radhe Maa in a mini skirt. Rahul Mahajan, the late Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan's son and BJP MP Poonam Mahajan's brother, was the first to tweet Radhe Maa's photographs in a mini-skirt that ...
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'Akshay Kumar asked them to push me out of the vehicle'

'They pushed me out of the truck (carrying Rajesh Khanna's body). What could be more mean than this? They didn't want me in the last journey. What can be more violent than this?' Anita Advani explains her case against Dimple Kapadia and her family. The Supreme Court has issued a notice to actress Dimple Kapadia on a petition filed by Anita Advani, seeking the restoration of her complaint about being subjected to domestic violence.  Advani, who was the late superstar Rajesh ...
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