Just like with millions of Indian Muslims, even the vice president of India has been forced to undergo the covert loyalty test: 'you are presumed to be pro-Pakistan until you demonstrably prove you are a nationalist', says Shehzad Poonawalla. Image: Vice President Hamid Ansari in Vietnam in 2013. Photograph: Saisuresh Sivaswamy/Rediff.com It seems to have almost become like a reflex action of sorts for the Bharatiya Janata Party and its die-hard supporters, particularly on social media, ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
These youngsters have taken their passion for dance to the next level not only trying to master the art themselves but also teaching others the moves. Here's their story Ashwini Sawant dna Rhythm has definitely got these youngsters who ...DNA India, 1 month ago
'In the newsroom, the thought process is about understanding the story, it's about complicating the story, constantly guarding against the black and white, trying to look beyond the obvious.' 'As for the fiction-writing process, it's similar in many ways, but more internal. The people and the places where one needs to go are all inside you.' Raj Kamal Jha is an unusual journalist. As Chief Editor of The Indian Express newspaper, he holds a job that must take up all his waking time. Yet, in the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The first of six French-designed Scorpene submarines which are being manufactured in Mumbai, was launched into the water on Monday, initiating the process for extensive sea trials. The diesel-electric submarines are being built at the state-run Mazgaon docks in Mumbai; they are expected to be inducted into the Navy by 2018, about four years later than planned. The project has also overshot the budget by nearly Rs 5,000 crore and is expected to cost about Rs 23,000 crore. "One (Scorpene) ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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