In an all Dalit village in Muzzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, three girls who do mazdoori after finishing the day's chores, will vote for the first time.Opening their home and heart to Rediff.com's Archana Masih they say all they want is a high school, a vehicle to take them to the main road and a sewing machine.Photographs: Seema Pant IMAGE: Nisha Rani outside her kitchen. A first time voter, her vote is for Mayawati Behenji. Shahid Kapur shares space with Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar and Sant Ravi ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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'Unki planning dekh kar unki side hua hoon.''Aur jab bhi koi gandi naali saaf karega toh badbu toh ek baar uthegi hee.''Priyanka nahi aayegi toh Congress ki lutiya doob jayegi.' The best analysis of politics does not come out of air conditioned newsrooms, but from the voices on India's streets. Rakesh Kumar Singhal -- once an army jawan, then an ONGC employee -- came out of retirement to rent a tea shop opposite a forest on the outskirts of Dehradun. With his sons well settled and wife working ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
In the dangal of UP politics, much as Muzaffarnagar wants to leave its past, the shadows are never far behind.Rediff.com's Archana Masih visits the offices of political parties, shops and people's homes in Muzaffarnagar and Kawal to discover that even if the political parties don't want to, its people want to drop the suffix 'riots' from Muzaffarnagar.Photographs: Seema Pant IMAGE: Bharatiya Janata Party workers in the BJP's poll office in Muzaffarnagar. "Kawal ke babaal ne Modi ka future hi ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Samjhe zamaana ki dil hai khilona Jana hai ab kya hai dil ka lagana Nazron se ab na humko girana Marr bhi gaye toh bhul na jaana Every 90s kid raised in India knows these lyrics. Probably all the 80s kids too. Lucky Ali brought a certain quality to 90s pop ...catchnews.com, 4 weeks ago
What is Indian version of poetry for most of Indian television viewers? 'Roshesh Sarabhai's Kavitas' Right from shrandaanjali he wrote for Popat kaka to his description of Momma's purse, his poems would make you make cringe a littles, but mostly make you ...DNA, 2 days ago
The Delhi boy Suraj Sharma, who attained global fame playing the lead in Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi , is now all poised for an innings in Bollywood playing the lead opposite Anushka Sharma in Phillauri . The affable actor, who now resides in New York to ...Bollywood Hungama, 2 days ago
With Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections throwing no clear winner as the BJP has won 82 seats and the Shiv Sena 84, senior BJP leader Chandrakant Patil said that both the parties should join hands in Mumbai. "Enough of bitterness. Now, it's time to come together again," Patil, minister in Devendra Fadnavis-led ministry said, indicating that the bickering allies in the state government could come together after today's fracturedverdict.Even Union minister Uma Bharti thinks that the BJP ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Govinda returns with Aa Gaya Hero. Welcome back, Govinda. The actor is all set to make a comeback with Aa Gaya Hero, in which he acts and produces. Govinda seems disillusioned with the new-age Bollywood. A lot has changed from the time he was a reigning star in the 1990s and he's not happy with it. "The energy that was there in that era, where can you see that?" he asks Rediff.com's Jahnavi Patel. Apart from being the lead in Aa Gaya Hero, you are also producing it. Is there any pressure? Yes, ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Polling in Phase II of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections consists of 67 constituencies spread across 11 districts.Rediff.com's Aslam Hunani examines the key factors on the eve of the polls. The 2017 UP election sentiment meter IMAGE: Voting in Kairana in Uttar Pradesh, February 11, 2017 -- the first phase of the polls. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters After a 64 per cent turnout in Phase I of the Uttar Pradesh elections on February 11, all eyes are now on the 67 constituencies that ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Uttar Pradesh Phase 1: The battle for Western UP Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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