RP Singh, a 75-year-old retired teacher loves to talk but as his family members are busy in their routine life, he rarely gets an opportunity to speak his heart out. Rattled with his loneliness, Singh, who had heard about a helpline for elderly, finds his joy ... DNA, 2 months ago
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In order to connect strangers with a common cause, two citizens have started a platform, which will help book lovers come together for an interactive session once a month. 'BeHiver', an initiative was started by Kalpak Chavan, 26, and Aniruddha Chatterjee, ...DNA, 1 hour ago
Meet the senior citizen who won't slow down Sixty-six-year-old Daksha Kanavia is quite a trailblazer. While most women her age spend their life in the confines of their cozy little corner at home, Kanavia chose to work on her health. Setting an example for ...DNA, 1 hour ago
The Perfect 10 speaks for a perfect 12 minutes.Rediff.com's Norma Godinho listens in as the first gymnast to ever score a 10 in the Olympics leaves her audience spellbound in Mumbai. IMAGE: Legendary gymnast Nadia Comneci with Dipa Karmakar, the star Indian gymnast who finished fourth in the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Kind courtesy @nadiacomaneci10/Twitter Nadia Comneci made a superstar entry on stage at The Times of India Sports Awards on Monday, March 20, night, at the sprawling J W ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
ON SUNDAY NIGHT, March 12th, a blizzard was heading straight for the East Coast of the US. The forecasters predicted 20 inches of snow, which would have made it a historic storm. While air travel was hobbled, Mohsin Hamid was bravely fighting the wind and ...Open Magazine, 1 week ago
A short video film, that I watched recently, a campaign for British Airways showed an elderly Indian grandmother, travelling on the airline, being waited upon by a British Air-hostess, who helps her wear her socks as she is unable to bend down and reach her ...The Financial Chronicle, 2 weeks ago
On World Writers Day, March 3, Sudha Murty, one of India's most popular authors and the chairperson of Infosys Foundation, shares her writing tips with Savera R Someshwar/Rediff.com. Her publishers, Penguin India, call her India's best selling female author. Though she writes in English and Kannada, the language she was initially educated in, her books have been translated into all major Indian languages. She has been honoured, among other things, with the Padma Shri and the R K ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Raja Sen lists the highlights from the 89th Annual Academy Awards. 1. The sitting ovation. IMAGE: Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks onstage. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images. The Oscars kicked off with a Justin Timberlake performance which exhorted the audience to get up and shake it, following which they took their seats == which is when host Jimmy Kimmel entered and noted the 'sitting ovation' he had earned. His opening monologue was relaxed and dry, riffing off Mel Gibson and Justin ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
When he spins out of the orbit of Shakespearean tragedy, Vishal Bhardwaj leans towards the gravitational forces of other worlds in our solar system. In this film, he is in the Eastern front of World War 2, with Indian soldiers fighting for both the allied and ...Open Magazine, 4 weeks ago
IN THE BOOK’S inner jacket, the novel has been described as ‘ Little Women meets The Virgin Suicides’. In its characters and story set-up, This Wide Night does resemble Little Women , the 1900 classic by Louisa May Alcott. The novel’s denouement takes ...Open Magazine, 4 weeks ago
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