Images from the Sangam in Allahabad. Text and photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com The Sangam is where the Ganga, Yamuna and the legendary Saraswati meet. Considered holy by millions of Hindus, a visit here is a must in their lifetime. Also called the Triveni Sangam, a bath here is said to wash away all of one's sins. This is where the muddy pale yellow waters of the Ganga merges with the blue waters of the Yamuna. And the Saraswati flows quietly, below the radar. At the point where all ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
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, 3 weeks 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, 4 weeks ago
New launches marked this year as manufacturers competed with each other to satiate the demand for new and interesting automatic scooters. The year also witnessed many outstanding products in their upgraded avatars, which further increased excitement for the scooter lovers. So, let's check out all the exciting scooters launched or updated during the year 2014. Photograph: Courtesy, Vespa Vespa Elegante Limited Edition In September, Piaggio launched a special Vespa Elegante Limited Edition ...Rediff.com, 14 hours ago
When minnows Jammu and Kashmir defeated 40-times Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai on Wednesday, it was perhaps the biggest-ever shock victory in domestic Indian cricket. Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel and Sonil Dedhia spent time with the J&K team after their stunning triumph to discover the inspiring story of how these fine cricketers turned adversity into advantage. Image: J&K skipper Parvez Rasool, right, with a fan at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.Photograph: Rajesh ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
The most common mistake people make is trying to do everything on their own. You aren’t a super human being and no matter how hard you try you will never be able to multi-task. Here are some tips that will help you manage your time at work better Deadlines, appointments, meetings and targets are more than enough to get anyone’s head whirling. In the corporate world, office stress is a rule more than an exception. While a moderate level of stress is known to boost productivity, ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Image: Mine fields are laid at the LoC to stop infiltration bids from Pakistan, while the fencing is made of menacing sharp metal. Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com 'The people of Pakistan and India will begin to understand what the bottom lines are. What India can accept maximum is known to Pakistan. What Pakistan can accept minimum is known to India.' 'In the absence of atmosphere you can't even talk, you can't think of writing agreements and frameworks. You have to have the right ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Travel bloggers Amrita Das and Rutavi Mehta list out their recommendations. (Psst! They also happen to have a common favourite!) We are sure you will enjoy reading these lists. And to add to your joy we are inviting you to post your recommendations with photographs here -- #Travel-2015. We will carry the best responses on Rediff.com! With the New Year around the corner, it seems apt to draw out our travel wish lists for 2015. National Geographic's Traveller magazine ...Rediff.com, 1 week 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, 3 weeks 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, 1 month ago
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