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How to defeat Modi in elections
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How to defeat Modi in elections

'Modi is larger-than-life, but not invincible. Yet,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The 5-state election results are a mixed bag for the Opposition. Uttar Pradesh went true to form, standing firmly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who it backed overwhelmingly in 2014, as did Uttarakhand which ejected the Congress for the BJP. Punjab sprang a surprise in giving a clear majority to the Congress, despite the old newbie Aam Aadmi Party's presence in the fray. Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Review: Raees and fall of the Don

Raees has a very bold Shah Rukh Khan who has stepped out of his comfort zone of crinkly eyes and dimpled cheek, says Saisuresh Sivaswamy. It would be so wonderful to get into Shah Rukh Khan's head and figure out his thought processes behind choosing a role or a film. I'd certainly like to know why he'd choose a film like, say, Dilwale, at a time when his peers are doing far more interesting work. And, after seeing Rahul Dholakia's Raees, I am very, very curious to know what was it about the ...
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Yogi in UP, but eyes on Gujarat

'The coronation of Yogi Adityanath as the surprise chief minister should set at rest all speculation over the nature of the UP mandate,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy. It's taken the Bharatiya Janata Party one full week to decide on who will lead its government in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, a state it knew all along that it will win despite the naysayers' dire predictions. In this time it had no difficulty in finding suitable names in states where it ended up as runner-up, but ...
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Modi and Muslims need a political outreach

'For the sake of the nation, and the preservation of its polity, it is high time the country's largest political party and the country's largest religious minority make peace between them,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy. The Uttar Pradesh election verdict has been hailed for what it is, a truly landmark victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party. But among the various adjectives used to describe the win -- from 'people rising above caste' and 'rejection of politics of ...
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Box Office: Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya is a HIT!

The hits and misses of the week. Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt have yet another hit on their hands with Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya. Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly verdict.  Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya Cast: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sahil Vaid. Director: Shashank Khaitan. What works: Good performances by the lead cast. What doesn't: Old story in a new bottle, poor detailing. Number of weeks: New. BO verdict: Hit. Read the reviews: Raja Sen/ Sukanya Verma ...
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Before the Owaisis there was Shahabuddin

Today as one sees the Owaisi brothers of Hyderabad seeking to lay claim as the custodians of the Muslim vote and the upholders of the community's interests, it is Syed Shahabuddin who springs to mind for having been there, done that, says Saisuresh Sivaswamy.   IMAGE: Syed Shahabuddin, centre, with members of the Babri Masjid Action Committee -- to his left, the late Indian Union Muslim League MPs Ebrahim Sulaiman Sait and G M Banatwala, to his right, a younger Azam Khan, now the Muslim ...
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A remarkable Indian you never heard of

A C Narayanan Nambiar's name will not ring a bell because he operated in the shadows where statecraft and secrecy overlap.An anti-colonial warrior, he was imprisoned in concentration camps and lived an extraordinary life, intricately linked to momentous turns in history.Having lived in Europe for five decades, he was witness to and entangled with what we today -- with the benefit of hindsight -- call recent history.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com There are not many people who will tick ...
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Box Office: Commando 2 is below average

The hits and misses of the week. Vidyut Jammwal had promised that his new film Commando 2 would have 'superlative action, much better than the audiences have ever seen in their lives' but he obviously didn't come through. The film got terrible reviews and fared below average at the box office. Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly verdict.  Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Esha Gupta, Freddy Daruwala. Director: Deven Bhojani What works: Jammwal's daredevil stunts. What ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Box Office: Kung Fu Yoga opens poorly  Rediff.com1 month ago Box Office: Kaabil, Raees fare below average  Rediff.com1 month ago
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Box Office: Will Rangoon be the biggest debacle of the year?

The hits and misses of the week. With a poor opening response and disastrous weekend, Rangoon is slated to become the biggest debacle of the year. The Ghazi Attack has sustained well even though on low figures but it is nowhere near recovery yet. Running Shaadi and Irada are poor at the box office. Jolly LLB 2 hasn't recovered yet either.   Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan. Director: Vishal Bhardwaj. What works: Good performances. What ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago Box Office: Poor show for Ghazi Attack, Irada, Running Shaadi  Rediff.com1 month ago Box Office: Jolly LLB 2 gets decent opening  Rediff.com1 month ago
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