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The unlikely heroines of Sawda Ghevra

'With this success (of access to water) the women are convinced that their rights go beyond law books -- and the law is indeed powerful.''The women are now not afraid to file a police complaint or file a case in court.'Aditi Phadnis reports.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ At dawn, bus number 969 leaves Sawda Ghevra packed with women. All day they mop, swab, rinse, wipe, returning in the evening. At least now, they don't have water on the mind. "We used to fight for water like animals., 6 days ago

Chiki Sarkar: The 'Power Trailblazer' who is changing the way we read

The publisher of Juggernaut Books made it to Forbes India's Women Power Trailblazers class of 2018.   Photograph: @Chikisarkar/Twitter What do you do when you helm one of the biggest publishing houses in the country? If you are anything like Chiki Sarkar, you start your own publishing house with a twist. In 2015, Sarkar -- and Durga Raghunath, a former CEO of Network 18 Digital -- founded Juggernaut Books, India's first smartphone publisher. Since then, Juggernaut has attracted millions ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Virat Kohli cancels Rs 34-crore home in Mumbai

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has cancelled a Rs 34-crore luxury apartment he booked in the Omkar 1973 tower located in the tony Worli area of the megapolis. In June 2016, the cricketer had bought the 7,171-sqft sea-view apartment on the 35th floor of the underconstruction tower C of this super-luxury project for Rs 34 crore. The project is being developed by Omkar Realtors & Developers. A source close to the development confirmed the cancellation of the transaction saying Kohli ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago

Captain Fantastic propels Afghanistan to the World Cup

IMAGE: Afghanistan players celebrate. Photograph: ICC/Twitter Afghanistan qualified for next year's cricket World Cup as captain Asghar Stanikzai played through the pain barrier to produce a heroic innings and lead them to a five-wicket victory over Ireland on Friday.   Stanikzai returned to the team last week for the closing stages of the qualifying tournament after having surgery to remove his appendix. He batted in obvious pain and with a heavy dressing under his shirt, to score an ...
 Rediff.com3 hours ago

Stocks slide to 5-month lows amid global sell off as trade war escalates

Investors lost around Rs 1.57 lakh crore in market valuation on Friday. The BSE Sensex plunged by about 410 points to close at a five-month low while the broader Nifty crashed below the 10,000 mark for the first time this year following a global sell-off due to fears of a trade war as US President Donald Trump announced tariffs on Chinese goods.   The 30-share Sensex tumbled by 409.73 points or 1.24 per cent to close at a five-month low of 32,596.54, a level last seen on October 23 last ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago

Zeenat Aman files rape case, businessman arrested

Sarfaraz alias Aman Khan has been booked for rape and cheating. IMAGE: Zeenat Aman had made a comeback in a web series called Love, Life & Screw Ups in 2016 A Mumbai businessman has been arrested on charges of raping and cheating veteran actor Zeenat Aman of more than Rs 15 crore, police said. The accused, Sarfaraz alias Aman Khanna, was arrested on Thursday night on the basis of a complaint filed by the actor, the police added. "The complaint was filed at Juhu police station. The ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago

The story behind Rani Mukerji's Hichki: What is Tourette Syndrome?

The condition, first diagnosed in 1885, may not be life-threatening but it comes with its own set of problems. Photograph: Kind courtesy Yash Raj Films Director Siddharth P Malhotra's latest movie Hichki features Rani Mukherjee as Naina Mathur, a school teacher who suffers from Tourrette Syndrome. The movie, what most people don't know, is inspired from the life of Brad Cohen (inset, below), a US-based motivational speaker who suffered from the condition. Cohen is the author of the book Front ...
 Rediff.com7 hours ago

What a fool I have been!

'Paying my taxes, diligently repaying my loans, following the rules, scrupulously doing things by the book, when there's this big, beautiful world of unregulated chicanery I could have indulged in for years before just flying off to greener pastures, like Lalit Modi, Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi,' says Mitali Saran. IMAGE: Jeweller Nirav Modi with supermodel Karlie Kloss at a Halloween charity event in New York City in October 2017. Photograph: Kind courtesy Nirav Modi/Facebook I am no good with ...
 Rediff.com7 hours ago

Hichki Review: An out-and-out Rani show!

Hichki's greatest handicaps are its predictability and sentiment, feels Sukanya Verma. Rani Mukerji understands the plight of a problem student. She conveyed it to memorable effect as well as how to overcome it with the help of a persevering teacher in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black. The actress returns the favour in Siddharth P Malhotra's Hichki, where she takes on the challenge of housebreaking a bunch of disorderly slum kids to realise their academic potential. Once again, she refuses to ...
 Rediff.com8 hours ago

Kamala Mills owner moves SC against arrest

The owner of Mumbai's Kamala Mills today moved the Supreme Court challenging his arrest in connection with a fire that claimed 14 lives in December last year. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan asked Ravi Bhandari to serve a copy of his petition to the Maharashtra government. The top court listed the matter for further hearing on March 27. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Bhandari, said his arrest is illegal detention and he can't be booked for the offence of ...
 Rediff.com10 hours ago
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