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Modi's masterstroke

'Modi's brilliance seems to be in combining Indira Gandhi's 'feel' for the Indian pulse and Narasimha Rao's cynicism.''By the time the Opposition leaders caught up with Modi over the surgical strikes, he had already moved on,' says M K Bhadrakumar. The cacophony over India's 'surgical strikes' against Pakistan on September 29 only goes to underscore that India's Opposition politicians are kids on the block who can't grasp what a gifted magician they deal with in the persona of Prime Minister ..., 1 week ago

Stand by every word I said about RSS: Rahul

Dismissing suggestions that he had made a U-turn on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s role in killing Mahatma Gandhi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday insisted that he stood by ‘every single word’ said by him. ‘I will never stop fighting the hateful & divisive agenda of the RSS. I stand by every single word I said,’ he tweeted. His tweet came after media reports said that he took a U-turn on Wednesday when he told the Supreme Court that he did not ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Stalin brings civility back into TN politics, but there's a hurdle

More than the traditional Dravidian political rivalry that’s now on display, it’s boiling down to father-son one-upmanship within the DMK, says N Sathiya Moorthy. For a chip of the old block, M K Stalin, politician-son of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M Karunanidhi, is making feeble yet continual attempts at bringing back the missing ‘civility’ in southern Tamil Nadu’s Dravidian political discourse. If he is getting less cooperation from the ruling All India ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago

6 states hold key to India's demographic dividend

Perhaps half-way through India’s demographic transition, what is the outlook for the future? Robert Malthus wrote his famous An Essay on the Principle of Population in 1798. In that book his basic thesis was that population growth would likely swamp increases in production (mainly food) so that mankind would remain trapped at low standards of living, held back by hunger, famine and disease. In different forms the spectre of the “Malthusian Trap” held sway over the 19th ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago

Shastri: India's forgotten reformer

Shastri took the first big step to transform India’s agriculture, the benefits of which his successors reaped in plenty, says A K Bhattacharya. In a recent article, eminent historian Ramachandra Guha wrote about India’s second prime minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri. Mr Guha argued quite convincingly that in spite of his many achievements, Shastri did not get his due either from the nation or from the Congress party, which he had served for his entire life. Shastri took the first big ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago

There is a just solution to the lingering Cauvery row

Verifiable ‘distress-sharing’ of available water may still be the way out of the Cauvery water row, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Image: Pro-Kannada activists protesting in Mysuru on Tuesday in the wake of the Supreme Court directive to the Karnataka state to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Photograph: PTI Photo. Independent of this week’s violence and the Supreme Court proceedings, before and after the attacks, ‘distress-sharing’ of available water on a seasonal ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

WB Congress tweets infamous Rajiv Gandhi quote, courts controversy

The West Bengal unit of Congress was on Saturday left red faced after a controversial comment made by Rajiv Gandhi following 1984 anti-Sikh riots was posted from its official Twitter handle on the former prime minister’s birth anniversary, but the party claimed its account was hacked. IMAGE: Following his mother's assassination, Rajiv Gandhi had said, 'When a big tree falls, the ground shakes'. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images The tweet on WBPCC Twitter handle said, “When a ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago PM Narendra Modi Pays Tribute To Rajiv Gandhi On His 72nd Birth Anniversary  Jagran Post2 months ago

WATCH! Dipa gets a hero's welcome in return to India

‘Sorry I couldn't win a medal but will surely try to win next time’ IMAGE: India's Dipa Karmakar with her coach Bishweshwar Nandi. Photograph: PTI. Fresh from her historic feat at the Rio Olympics, gymnast Dipa Karmakar touched down in the country to a rousing welcome, in New Delhi, on Saturday, and candidly said she was oblivious to all the frenzy she had generated in the past few days, while promising a medal in the next Summer Games. Dipa's fourth-place finish in the individual ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago No obstacle insurmountable for Dipa Karmakar's coach  Rediff.com2 months ago

From sister to saint: Mother Teresa's life in photos

Here are some of the best photos of Mother Teresa’s illustrious life. Mother Teresa is seen smiling in this 1979 photo after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Photograph: Rediff Archives Mother Teresa's home for destitute in Kolkata. Photograph: Rediff Archives Mother Teresa with former prime minister Indira Gandhi in New Delhi. Photograph: Rediff Archives Prince Charles talking to Mother Teresa during his visit to her home for babies and children, Calcutta (now Kolkata) in ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Jaya, 4th Tamil Nadu CM in 5 to be hospitalised for long

There is no alternative for the party and the state but to wait for Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to return home and make her call, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Image: AIADMK women’s wing members eat food from the floor as a prayer for the speedy recovery of party supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, at a temple in Chennai. Photograph: PTI Photo. With hospitalisation since the night of September 22, Jayalalithaa has become the fourth Tamil Nadu chief minister in a row of five to be ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
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