Vishu invokes fond memories of childhood writes Divya Nair/Rediff.com IMAGE: The Vishu kani features an idol of Krishna surrounded by fruits, vegetables, foodgrains, flowers, money and jewellery, among other things. Photograph: Divya Nair/Rediff.com While Onam might be the more popular festival for most Malayalees, ask kids and they'll tell you why Vishu is a favourite. Vishu, the harvest festival falls in the Malayalam month of Medam -- also the first month of the astrological (zodiac) ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much-speculated Cabinet reshuffle is likely to take place on Monday, reports R Rajagopalan/Rediff.com. Speculation over the date of the Cabinet reshuffle has remained just that -- speculation -- with almost no details emerging when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will institute key changes in the portfolios held by his ministers. What we can tell you is this -- sources in Rashtrapati Bhavan have not received any message about the Cabinet reshuffle so far. Reports in ...Rediff.com, 17 hours ago Cabinet reshuffle on Monday, July 4 at 11 am? Rediff.com, 20 hours ago
'I have only this to say to those who talk about Mewar rulers and Akbar's brutality -- do you expect a king to not expand his kingdom?''You have entire cities named after Muslim rulers. It's time our heroes got their due.'Manavi Kapur discovers how Akbar is remembered in Fatehpur Sikri and Chittorgarh. IMAGE: Tourists flock to view the splendour of Jodha Bai's palace at Fatehpur Sikri. "Welcome to the city of Akbar, the Great," announces an Archaeological Survey of India-certified ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Talented, rebellious, obsessive: Ranjita Ganesan and Dhruv Munjal find traces of the actor's different streaks in Mandi, Chandigarh and Mumbai. IMAGE: Kangana Ranaut receives the National Award from President Pranab Mukherjee at Vigyan Bhavan, May 3, 2016. Photograph: Rashtrapati Bhavan/Facebook Kangana Ranaut recently walked up to the stage at Rashtrapati Bhavan to collect the National Film Award for Best Actress, her third, from President Pranab Mukherjee. On such occasions, women actors ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Kumar Sangakkara in action during his 86-run knock for the Gemini Arabians against Libra Legends in the Masters Champions League Twenty20 tournament in Dubai. Photograph: Masters Champions League. The CEO of a fledgling Twenty20 cricket league for retired greats in the UAE on Friday promised its players will receive their final wages that were due more than two months ago and vowed the competition would return next year. The Masters Champions League (MCL), which boasted West Indies ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Everything was sacrosanct when the BJP was led by Vajpayee and Advani.''That was a different culture. But with Modi and Amit Shah nothing is sacrosanct.' IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP candidates at an election rally at Barpeta Road, Assam. Photograph: PTI "Remember that picture of Narendra Modi taking stock of the flood situation in Chennai or the one which was in circulation where Modi was sweeping the floor that surfaced just before the May 2014 Lok Sabha election?" "Any ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Entrepreneurs Vani and AVIS Viswanathan may look like the happiest couple on earth right now (which they obviously are). But a few years ago, they had a five crore debt and were jobless -- a phase which tested them emotionally and financially for almost a decade. How they survived and found true happiness is a story worth knowing. If happiness were to be assigned a state of matter, I would imagine it to be liquid. For is it not true that we all drink our share of happiness from our own ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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