The RSS realises that with a majority BJP government at the Centre and in several states, now was the best time to undermine and perhaps outdo the Congress-Left ‘stranglehold’ over campuses and young minds. Radhika Ramaseshan reports. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Why is Napoleon not known as France’s Samudragupta, instead of the other way round? Why is Chanakya doomed to bear the label of India’s Machiavelli, instead of swapping the honour? When other ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
IMAGE: A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency in Montreal. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday upheld a lifetime ban levied against Sergei Portugalov, former chief of the Russian Athletics Federation's Medical Commission, for his role in providing illicit substances to Russian athletes. Lausanne-based CAS upheld the ban as part of an arbitration involving the International Association of Athletics Federation ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The IPL, all of a sudden, may have some catching up to do with the Big Bash, says Dhruv Munjal. IMAGE: Royal Challengers Bangalore cheerleaders perform their gig to Bollywood songs. Photograph: BCCI The 2016 season was supposed to be Indian Premier League's litmus test. By the time the tournament started in March, India had played almost three months of non-stop T20 cricket, which saw them beat Australia and Sri Lanka, lift the T20 Asia Cup in Bangladesh, and then crash out of the T20 World ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
None of the political parties in UP has any effective plans to create jobs, reports Subhomoy Bhattacharjee. The only vehicle absent from the melange of traffic on the roads of Uttar Pradesh towns is a city bus. Moving around any of these towns means getting hold of a tempo or a taxi, but rarely a bus. The local population associates a bus only with inter-city travel. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated a smart bus station at Kaiserbagh in Lucknow that only allows passengers to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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