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The caged lions of Gir
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The caged lions of Gir

Are the lions of Gir forest really wild and free? Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com doesn't believe so. The lions, lionesses and their cubs are not really free inside Gir forest. A symbiotic relationship between trackers, guides and tourists -- money being the glue -- has deprived these wild animals of their freedom. It was a fixed match, recently. Between two lions, a lioness and umpteen tourists and guides aboard open jeeps inside Gir forest in Gujarat. We were the spectators. It made me ponder: ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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Sachin, 9, died fetching water in the drought

Last week, Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com and Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com reported how 12-year-old Yogita Desai died when fetching water.Today, they report how a nine-year-old child drowned while trying to fill water from a well in drought-ravaged Marathwada.Photographs: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Every tragedy needs either a defining moment or a defining image to stir the collective conscience of a nation. Images play a decisive role in shaping the responses of the public and people in power to such ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago The child who died fetching water  Rediff.com2 months ago
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There isn't a little bit of Salman Khan in all men

I fear for our collective inability to wrestle the plague of rape in this nation, says Prathmesh Kher. My colleague Prasanna D Zore posted an interesting column on Salman Khan and his analogising his pain of making a motion picture to that of a raped woman. But certain charges in it were disturbing and cannot be left uncontended. A part of the charge does hold true, but the one part that did offend me (a wasted claim that has many prospectors these days) was the attribution that a rape joke ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago There's a little bit of Salman Khan in all men  Rediff.com1 month ago
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Mumbai's taxis, autos strike postponed for 10 days

Following an assurance from the state government that their grievances would be looked into, the strike -- which was to begin on Tuesday -- has been pushed back, reports Prasanna D Zore.  IMAGE: Taxi, auto drivers complain that services like Ola and Uber are usurping their livelihoods. Photograph: PTI Mumbaikars can heave a sigh of relief after it was announced that the taxi, auto strike, which was scheduled to begin from Tuesday, has been suspended for the next 10 days. Balasaheb Sanap, ...
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'If summoned by authorities Dr Naik will come immediately'

'Dr Zakir Naik is a busy person and as an NRI he is out of India six months of the year.' 'Zakir Naik evokes a closed reading of the Quran to establish Islamic supremacy' Controversial Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik, whose speeches are alleged to have inspired one of the five Bangladeshi terrorists involved in the July 2 Dhaka carnage, delayed his scheduled return to India following a public furore. Dr Naik also cancelled a press conference which was planned in Mumbai on Tuesday, July 12.
 Rediff.com1 week ago Zakir Naik's press conference cancelled again  Rediff.com1 week ago
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'No central directive to wear khadi at IIT-B'

IIT-B director denies controversy over wearing khadi at the convocation ceremony next month. IMAGE: Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, the chief guest at last year's convocation at IIT-B, presents a graduation certificate to a student. Photograph: Kind courtesy, IIT Bombay The decision to present a khadi uttaria as a memento to graduating students was the initiative of the Institute of Academic Office at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, an autonomous body, which did not confer with ...
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'Too early to tell if Ram Mandir will be an election issue'

'We never looked at the Common Civil Code or the Ram Mandir from a narrow electoral outlook or treated them as electoral planks.' Uttar Pradesh appears to top the agenda of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-Bharatiya Janata Party discussions these days. The RSS top brass -- including Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat, Sarkaryavah Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi and 41 regional pracharaks -- will meet in Kanpur from Tuesday, July 12, for discussions on the coming elections in four states. According to sources, a ...
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Start up advice: 'Be wary of high failure rate'

'If you go on with your start up ensure that you put all your might behind it.''Ensure that you talk to a lot of people and bounce off your ideas before you go out and make a pitch.' Axis Bank recently launched its accelerator programme, Thought Factory in Bangalore. Thought Factory will handhold start ups in the financial technology (FinTech) domain by providing them office space and mentorship, help them find investors as well if a suitable value proposition comes their way, invest in these ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago 'The start up scene in India is unbelievable'  Rediff.com1 month ago
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Brexit, a great opportunity to buy: Vikas Khemani

'India is a growth story; it is not necessary you have to look for value'  'I think the rupee is much better placed than any other currency' 'Nobody knows the real implications of how it will pan out'   Image: Investors outside the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai on Friday. Photograph: Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI Photo. I think the rupee is much better placed than any other currency (in the world to absorb the fallout of Brexit) and I don’ think India will see a sharp impact of Brexit.
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'Why will Priya Dutt resign from the Congress?'

'Gurudas Kamat's resignation is very unfortunate. I think he should take back his resignation.' Krishna Hegde, a former Congress MLA in Mumbai and a close confidante of former Congress MP Priya Dutt, speaks to Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com about his letter to the Congress 'high command,' his turf war with Mumbai Regional Congress Committee chairman Sanjay Nirupam and senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat's resignation. There are rumours about Priya Dutt resigning from the Congress. Why will she ...
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