'When I look at my new students -- be they an 11th grader from India or an Irish graduate student coming to study public health -- I see more commonalities than differences. 'They were born in a borderless world, a world of the internet and with a deep-seated belief they could live and work anywhere they wished'. NNS Chandra on how America has changed in the last two decades, but the American spirit has not. Why Trump's immigration ban should worry Indians Elections have always fascinated ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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No one even comes close to the impact Anil Kumble has had on Indian cricket, when it comes to winning matches and series, say Aakash Chopra and Impact Index. IMAGE: Captain Anil Kumble is chaired by his team mates during the last day of the third Test between India and Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi, November 2, 2008.Kumble had announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect.Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images India is a batting country. The ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
A C Narayanan Nambiar's name will not ring a bell because he operated in the shadows where statecraft and secrecy overlap.An anti-colonial warrior, he was imprisoned in concentration camps and lived an extraordinary life, intricately linked to momentous turns in history.Having lived in Europe for five decades, he was witness to and entangled with what we today -- with the benefit of hindsight -- call recent history.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com There are not many people who will tick ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Saks sells luxury brands such as Jimmy Choo, Giorgio Armani, and Tod’s, besides premium brands such as Fila and Puma. American luxury department store chain Saks Fifth Avenue may have to alter its merchandise and store size according to Indian market, say retail experts. The retailer owned by the oldest commercial corporation in North America, Hudson’s Bay Company, is in talks with the Aditya Birla group for opening stores in India, according to media reports. These stores are ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
From citizenship rights to hate crimes and police brutality, no wave of persecution in the US has left Indians completely untouched, says Monali Sarkar.A brief history of the moments that shaped the Indian-American community's battle against hate... Indian shot dead in Kansas bar, shooter shouted 'get out of my country' IMAGE: A march against US President Donald Trump in February 2017. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters Indian-Americans were left reeling on the night of February 23 after a ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Amid Donald Trump's expected action against employment visas, India's bellwether IT firms reveal they have been preparing for this eventuality for years.Monali Sarkar surveys the Indian IT landscape. IMAGE: cancelled US visa at the Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia,February 6, 2017. Photograph published only for representational purposes.Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters While the threat of an overhaul of the H-1B work-visa programme has become more pronounced ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
How will young batsmen brought up on T20 learn to build an innings?What about the technique to patiently negotiate hostile seam bowling conditions or the skill to play on difficult dusty turners?What about leaving the swinging ball outside off stump? These are some of the questions raised by S Giridhar and V J Raghunath in their book, From Mumbai To Durban: India's Greatest Tests. IMAGE: M S Dhoni has handed the baton to Virat Kohli. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters Dhoni has made way for ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'...Unless we muck up our policies.' 'We have to become a modernised economy.' 'Our institutions should be stronger. And that is most important.' 'The rule of law should prevail and contracts should be enforced.' 'Above all, we have to recognise the importance of globalisation.' 'It is in our favour at this stage. We should grow and become globally competitive.' IMAGE: "All the (financial ministry and RBI) players had long experience... They knew one another personally... Worked with one ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Share your memories and pics of the kite flying festival. We'll publish it right here! Photograph: Chandra Mohan Aloria/Rediff.com What a beautiful sight it is to watch the sky break into a riot of colours on January 14, when people across India (and abroad) celebrate Makar Sankranti! The harvest festival, which marks the onset of spring, is an occasion for families and friends to get together. From distributing til gud laddoos, to gathering on building terraces to fly colourful ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
[India], Jan. 7 (ANI): The nine-day New Delhi World Book Fair begins today at the Pragati Maidan. The theme for this year's event is 'Manushi', which will focus on writings on and by women. Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Mahendra Nath ...Sify, 2 months ago
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