Photograph: Rajesh Karkera To meet the rising demand for its iconic brand Mini, German luxury carmaker BMW Group on Wednesday launched its British premium luxury small car in the 3-door and 5-door variants with petrol and diesel options. For the five-door Mini Cooper D this is a debut in the country as the company has already been selling the first generation 3-door model since 2012 in the country. BMW Group India president Philipp von Sahr said the company has already sold ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Image: An inside view of Mumbai's T2 terminal. Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com Monthly passenger traffic volume at Mumbai airport topped three million in October, aided by a robust growth in domestic traffic as well as addition of new flights to Abu Dhabi and Paris in the past few months. This is the second time the Mumbai airport is crossing the three-million mark. In May this year, too, the airport had handled that many passengers. Domestic traffic accounts for 68 per cent of ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Image: Priyanka Chopra. Credit: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com 'I am very ziddi. I think for anyone to be successful in any field, you have to be ziddi. If you are not ziddi, you will not be successful.' Priyanka Chopra is ready with Mary Kom. "I had never been to the gym before I did Mary Kom. I hate gymming, it's like a punishment," Priyanka Chopra claims, when asked about her latest role in a biopic on the Olympic boxer. But like it or not, the actress has put her ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Pakistan is convinced that the Modi government has -- given its image and political compulsions -- no choice but to act in the case of another terror attack,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). It seems we have learnt very little from the 26/11 attacks. Surely, the Mumbai police have got some fancy gear/weapons; the National Security Guard has a rapid reaction unit located in Mumbai and some other locations besides New Delhi, and the maritime police have got better boats. In some fundamental ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
EXCLUSIVE! PRESIDENT KALAM'S ADVICE TO YOUNG INDIA: 'When a problem arises, become the captain of the problem and defeat it!'
Once, during his Presidency, President A P J Abdul Kalam received a letter from a student shocked with his class 12th mark-sheet. He had secured 10 per cent in Maths and Physics, whereas throughout his school career, he had always scored 90 per cent and above. In utter dismay, he wrote to the President of India, asking for his help. President Kalam referred his case to the authorities and two weeks later got a reply that indeed there was a mistake in the evaluation and a rectification ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The Suzuki Gixxer is a terrific effort to bring back glory to the Japanese automaker in the 150cc segment, says Faisal Ali Khan Salman Khan who launched the Gixxer this January couldn't keep his hands off the bike; Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com Suzuki might be ruling the four-wheeler space in India but its presence in two-wheelers is very small. The Japanese automaker is only able to sell scooters in the country and motorcycle sales are small. Becoming serious about the Indian ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A fire broke out in a four-storey commercial building in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on Saturday morning, but no casualties were reported. According to the fire brigade officials, the fire broke out on the fourth floor of VN Sphere Mall on Linking Road in Bandra, and later spread to the terrace of the building. "We got a call at around 7.30 am that a fire has broken out....we sent five fire engines and as many water tankers. The fire was brought under control after two hours," a fire brigade ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Spice up your Diwali style with some interesting ideas from your favourite television stars!With barely a fortnight to go for this year's Diwali, many of us are scratching our heads about what to wear on the festive occasion.Falling short of ideas?Here are some of the HOTTEST television stars who will help you out with their own style files! Image: Shveta Salve. Photograph: Nitesh Square Photography Go the svelte Shveta Salve way in a traditional Maharashtrian sari, jewels and bindi.Want ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
What does Shiv Shankar Menon, one of India's most brilliant diplomats and the former National Security Advisor, think of the Modi visit to the US, the Chinese stand-off in Ladakh and the situation on the LoC? Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com listens in. What India, Shiv Shankar Menon, who served as India's ambassador to Beijing in the mid-2000s, was seeking from China, "is very much what the US is seeking." "We don't want confrontation; we are trying to build a cooperative relationship in which both ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
She's been a regular at fashion weeks in Mumbai and New Delhi and here she is walking the runway in New York! Surelee Joseph walked the runway New York Fashion Week for designer Azede Jean-Pierre. The New York-based designer has designed for the likes of Michelle Obama among others. Photograph: Brian Ach/Getty Images Surelee walked the runway twice -- once in a daring spaghetti-strap number and another time in a smart black dress. Photograph: Brian Ach/Getty Images ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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