Her eyes crinkle as she speaks; a smile is never far away.Though she speaks in a rush -- words tumbling over each other in a race to save time or keep up with her thoughts -- she is unfailingly polite.A simple sari, a string of flowers in her hair, basic jewellery and a wrist watch... that's all one of India's richest women wears.Sudha Murty has various roles -- philanthropist, author, teacher, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt -- and she revels in each one of them, discovers Rediff.com's ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
R K Narayan's house has been preserved as a simple museum with his memorabilia, thanks to the imagination of a commissioner of Mysore, who stopped its sale by the author's successors to a property developer and purchased it for the government.Ambassador T P Sreenivasan on an interesting day spent in Mysore.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com A quick visit to Mysore was on the cards for me ever since I heard the disturbing news that my senior and highly respected colleague, Ambassador A ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'It's a joy working there.''It's good work and when you come back it gives you pleasure.''On returning you take a shower and look at the day and say, "Ah! Nice scenes we did!"''Here sometimes you are doing nothing in the day, but you are there for the shoot.''You come home and it can be very frustrating, with that frustration the tiredness does not go, you know.''Good work gives you that strength and kick.' IMAGE: Om Puri in Govind Nihalani's Dev. Om Puri, one of cinema's most accomplished ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'I started learning to pull a rickshaw from two regular rickshaw-pullers.' 'Once I stopped at a roadside tea-stall to have a cup of tea.''It was early morning and two elderly customers were drinking tea there.''On seeing me, one of them remarked to the other, "Arrey, doesn't this rickshaw fellow remind you of Om Puri?"''When I finished my tea, I told them that I was indeed Om Puri.''As I was leaving, I heard the tea-stall owner exclaiming, "Bechara. How sad to see him reduced to this state. He ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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