At 15, one of India's youngest authors has already written two books on poetry and a novel.Meet the fascinating Zuni Chopra. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com One look at Zuni Chopra in her school uniform and you could easily mistake her for an average 15 year old. But Zuni has already published two books on poetry and has just published The House That Spoke, her first novel. Through the book, which is a magical fantasy tale, she has shown that there's more to Kashmir than just ... Rediff.com, 20 hours ago
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'That winsome smile is a key asset. And says a lot about her too.'Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel reports from the Sheena Bora murder trial.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Indrani, Peter, Sanjeev: A morning at the Sheena Bora trial And Peter Mukerjea went hungry... And Indrani Mukerjea sat there, alone... In the week after Holi you can feel the arrival of summer quite acutely at Mumbai's City Civil and Sessions Court, located near Kala Ghoda, south Mumbai, where the Sheena ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
They needed a helping hand. And when they got it, these women worked wonders, discovers Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar. IMAGE: Maria has stepped out of an abusive marriage and is today economically self-sufficient. "I set myself on fire after pouring kerosene over my head. I was very upset after a fight with my husband," says Maria. All the 25 year old is willing to say about her former husband -- she was married for a year -- is that he was a fisherman and a drunkard. "My mother saved me or I ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Rimple and Harpreet Narula, designers for the lead cast of Padmavati, tell Rediff.com's Archana Masih that it will be quite a task to replicate the fragile and elaborate costumes. IMAGE: A design reference for Padmavati from the designers' 'Maharaja' creation.The designers are bound by contract not to reveal the look of the film.Image: Kind courtesy Rimple-Harpreet Narula. Sources from the crew have told us that unidentified people attacked the sets in the wee hours of morning and ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
A Shiv Sena MP on Thursday repeatedly hit an elderly Air India officer with sandal in a brazen burst of fury over being unable to travel business class despite having insisted on boarding an all-economy flight. Ravindra Gaikwad, the Lok Sabha MP from Maharashtra's Osmanabad, slapped and, by his own claim, hit 60-year-old duty manager Sukumar 25 times with his sandal when the official went to persuade him to disembark after he refused to alight, holding up the aircraft for over 40 minutes. The ...Rediff.com, 9 hours ago
IMAGE: India's national football coach Stephen Constantine is excited about the game's growth in the country. Photograph: AIFF Media Qualifying for the 2019 Asian Cup finals is essential for India if football in the country is to continue to develop in the wake of the success of the Indian Super League, coach Stephen Constantine told Reuters. India, currently ranked 132nd in the FIFA world rankings, have never played in the World Cup finals and kick off the latest phase of their attempt to ...Rediff.com, 15 hours ago
Eugenie Bouchard's poor run of form continued as the Canadian suffered a first-round exit at the hands of Australia's Ashleigh Barty at the Miami Open. Wildcard Barty's 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 win sets up an all-Australian clash in the second round of the WTA hardcourt event against 14th seed Samantha Stosur, AFP reported. But for the 23-year-old Bouchard, a former world number five who has slumped to 56th in the rankings, it was another blow after her first-round exit in Indian Wells. "It has been a bit ...Rediff.com, 17 hours ago
Over 1.3 million, or 49% of passengers flew to the US via airports in the Gulf in FY16 Washington DC’s decision to impose curbs on taking iPads and laptops as cabin baggage will impact nearly half of the passengers between India and the US. Data compiled by aviation consultancy CAPA showed that in FY16, at least 1.3 million passengers flew to the US via airports in the Persian Gulf, and accounted for 49 per cent of the 2.69 million passengers between the two countries. An overwhelming 82 ...Rediff.com, 18 hours ago
The noted publisher of Hindu religious and spiritual texts, which has seen tough times in the recent past, hopes the new UP CM’s spiritual background will boost sales. Virendra Singh Rawat/Business Standard reports Gorakhpur residents are celebrating that their Member of Parliament, Yogi Adityanath, has been made chief minister. An entity in the area is also hoping to ride the wave, to turn the page. The base of Uttar Pradesh’s new chief minister is also home to Gita Press, a ...Rediff.com, 21 hours ago
'LinkedIn is supposed to be this super-connected social media network for professionals that I reluctantly joined at the persistence of a former colleague appalled at my lack of self-promotion.''Well, I'm out there and I don't know who knows me, but I do know that LinkedIn's algorithm definitely doesn't,' says Kanika Datta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com 'Hi Kanika, Looking for a Job Change?' The pssst! nature of the subject line is irresistible. Who among the wide variety of people ...Rediff.com, 22 hours ago
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