Kanika Datta reflects on Indians and our relationship with snaking queues from the license raj to demonetisation. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised the long-suffering citizens of India -- or, at any rate, those in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, the state next up for Assembly elections -- that the queue for cash would be the last line in which they would ever stand. Governments in the past had made them stand in line for rice, sugar, kerosene, he ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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In December 2015, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was accused of distorting history to create his epic romance Bajirao Mastani. The objection, among many others, then was that Ranveer Singh, as Bajirao, had crossed a line while dancing to the song Malhari.catchnews.com, 3 weeks ago
Fellow citizens: On the eve of the sixty-eighth Republic Day of our nation, I extend warm greetings to all of you in India and abroad. I convey my special greetings to members of our Armed Forces, Para-military Forces and Internal Security Forces. I pay my tribute to the brave soldiers and security personnel who made the supreme sacrifice of their lives in defending India’s territorial integrity and maintaining law and order. Brothers and sisters: When India attained freedom on 15th ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Make in India right now is just a slogan. The policy content is missing or not clearly articulated. The lion with cogs and wheels must now show some majestic movement forward, says Rahul Khullar. Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com and Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Make in India (MII) is, at once, a slogan, a symbol of aspiration (a modern manufacturing country), and a guarantee of quality (a Swiss chronometer?). The MII initiative was launched in September 2014 to promote manufacturing and ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'2016 was the year when Shah Rukh Khan took risks and traversed along the path that would ensure the actor could shine more than the star,' says Aseem Chhabra. Since Christmas 2016, much has been written about Dangal, Aamir Khan's new film. Like his previous works, Dangal once again set a new box office record. It made Aamir and his brand of story telling a sure shot success formula -- simple, folksy, with a healthy dose of progressive social values, blended with Bollywood inspired realities.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Money and a flair for numbers come naturally to Navneet Munot. Business families from Rajasthan are traditionally known for that; even small business families like Munot’s, which came from the state’s Beawar district. This executive director at SBI Funds ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today advised Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to immediately implement the orders of the Supreme Court regarding the ban on liquor shops on national as well as state highways across the country, in the state. The Governor ...Business Standard, 1 month ago
The Delhi High Court today told media content house Shemaroo Entertainment it cannot distribute, sell or broadcast through any platform the famous 1966 Hindi film 'Teesri Kasam', starring Raj Kapoor and Waheeda Rehman, on the basis of a license from a person ...Business Standard, 1 month ago
Members of National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA), a congregation of unaided budget private schools (BPS), have presented a charter of demands to the Human Research Development Ministry demanding representation for BPS in policy making.While meeting ...Business Standard, 1 month ago
The shadow of demonetisation is bound to loom large over the New Year. This has been a historical step in attacking the stock of black money accumulated over the past several decades. However, the exercise has thrown up new challenges in its wake that now ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
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