From son of soil to Hindutva and from the BJP to Hardik Patel, the Shiv Sena has changed its stand time to time to reinvent itself, notes Aditi Phadnis. Ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections (which incidentally features at least one candidate with assets over Rs 680 crore), the Sena broke ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra. But last we checked, ministers from the Shiv Sena continued to serve in the Union Cabinet. They don't seem to be going anywhere. The ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Reaching out to the influential Gujarati community ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday managed to rope in BJP’s bête noire and Patildar leader Hardik Patel. Sena sources claimed that Patel, who has ...DNA, 2 months ago
Currency notes worth lakhs of rupees were showered during the performance of Lok Dayro singer Kirtidan Gadhavi in Gujarat's Vapi. This was at a Shrimad Bhagwat Katha event organised by the Shree Swaminarayan Shikshan Sansthan. Paying no heed to the ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago
In India’s nationalistic narrative Mohammed Ali Jinnah never got the place he deserved which was totally usurped by Mohandas Gandhi. Few nationalist historians have dared to cast a cynical look at Gandhi’s life and machinations and almost all of ...catchnews.com, 3 days ago
'Those who feel the irresistible need to express strong sentiment for our nation and its contents must consider being pro-Indian, whether this Indian be jawan, cobbler, Kashmiri, lesbian, Dalit, protester, pujari, businessman or child,' says Aakar Patel.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com I am not pro-army. I'm not anti-army either. I recognise that military power is an essential requirement of the nation State. It is irresponsible to raise militias in charge of national defence (I am not ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, worth about 7,300 crores, is India's richest entrepreneur under 40 according to Hurun's India Rich List for 2016.Anil Rai Gupta, along with his brother Vinod, has been valued at $2.6 billion by Forbes.Gaurav Dalmia manages close to Rs 5,000 crore; about half of it is his own money.The billionaires reveal their life lessons.Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Three businessmen disclose their success mantras: One belongs to an old Marwari family, another is a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘When it vanishes as a national force (meaning when it can no longer get sufficient votes to hold onto its symbol, the hand), it will not have been the first large Indian party to die,’ says Aakar Patel. How do political parties die? It is interesting to look at this as we observe the long and slow death of the Congress. India's oldest party was formed 132 years ago and has been out of power for only three years. But it is clear that as a national force it is comatose if not dead.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
What's common between Parag Shah and Prakash Gamre, Mumbaikars who are contesting the election to the richest municipal corporation in India? Nothing, except they form two extreme ends of the same spectrum, and both are contesting their first-ever election! Shah, the richest candidate ever to contest any election in Maharashtra, and Gamre, with a zero bank balance, share the same dream of serving the ordinary Mumbaikar. Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore meets the two candidates to find how they ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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