‘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, 3 weeks ago
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi today condoled the demise of Rajya Sabha MP from Manipur Haji Abdul Salam. Remembering Salam's contribution, Gandhi said that in his death, Manipur has lost an outstanding leader and ...Business Standard, 3 weeks ago
PTI | Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2017 - 15:30 Mumbai: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, which has always taken an anti-migrant stand, has fielded 11 non-Maharashtrians out of its total 201 candidates for the Mumbai civic polls. Talking to PTI, party ...Zee News, 1 month ago
Indian-origin American actor Kal Penn has started a CrowdRise fundraiser in the name of a commenter who told him he doesn't belong in the US. The message appeared to be written in an Instagram post of 39-year-old Penn's, in which he spoke out about the ...Business Standard, 1 month ago
'While writing the script, I had shared it with some Indie filmmakers and they had asked me who I wanted for this part. I had said Shah Rukh Khan and we had all laughed because we had no access to Shah Rukh Khan!' But director Rahul Dholakia did swing it and cast the superstar in his new film Raees. IMAGE: Shah Rukh Khan in Raees When Rahul Dholakia asked Shah Rukh Khan to star in his new film Raees, the superstar listened to the script and then asked him, 'Why me?' The director, who has ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IN 1575, a lady by the name of Gulbadan Begum set out on pilgrimage to Mecca, only to find herself delayed for an entire year in Surat. The authorities wouldn’t grant her permission to sail, and in the end she had to arrange for the town of Bulsar to be ...Open Magazine, 2 months ago
Among the finest Indian actors, voices and smiles to grace the stage and screen, Om Puri’s uniqueness, always so fluid and natural, cannot be summed up in a few words, feels Sukanya Verma. Only few days ago, I was quoting Om Puri from Kundan Shah’s Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron. It all began with having a good laugh over the feisty little nephew’s treatment of a toy archery set and my recollection of the 1983 classic’s hilarious Mahabharata parody wherein, among many ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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