'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 weeks 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 weeks ago
Image: Protesters from the Anonymous India group of hackers wear Guy Fawkes masks as they protest against laws they say gives the government control over censorship of Internet usage in this photograph taken on June 9, 2012. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Reuters 'Although I am from a different party, I would support this government if they draft an unambiguous section to replace 66A. That is the need of the hour, not from the government's point of view, but from the netizens's point of ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'What the Supreme Court decision does is encourage more and more young Indians to get involved in citizenship and democracy and do so more fearlessly.' 'Obviously, this is not a licence to be rude or go defaming people or be obnoxious online or do illegal activities online.' 'But this is a licence and green light for people to get more involved in the country, its politics and governance, its businesses, and be freely expressing your views on it.' Rajeev Chandrasekhar -- Independent Rajya ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The third quarter-final between Australia and Pakistan had everything a cricket fan could look forward to. It saw wickets fall, it had applause-worthy partnerships, hits to the fence and over it and a team that looked down-and-out but fought mightily for survival. In the end, however, Australia came up trumps, but even they would agree they didn't have it easy out there (check the scorecard here). Abhishek Mande/Rediff.com and cricket fans Manu Shankar/Rediff.com and Saisuresh ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Kejriwal has shown that not only can Modi-Shah be stopped, they can, in fact, be routed...' 'Today, as the Delhi votes are counted, it shows not only the AAP's victory or BJP's defeat. But also the Congress's final irrelevance,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy. The Congress party is the biggest loser in the most one-sided election result to ever come out in India since 1952, and it is not because of the zero marks it has scored in the all-important mid-term test in Delhi.The topper, Arvind Kejriwal, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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