Mahesh Rangarajan, director of the historic Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in New Delhi, tells Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com how the first prime minister will always remain relevant, and the efforts being made to keep his legacy alive. Mahesh Rangarajan, 50, is an Indian scholar who does what he likes. This is rare in India where usually the right people do not get the right job at the right time. Mahesh is a history graduate from Delhi University and from Balliol College, Oxford University, ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The controversy over Sant Rampal and his army of followers taking the law into their hands has once again thrown the spotlight on the clout that India's godmen possess. Though health, well-being and spirituality are what they all profess, some have made it to the headlines for the controversy they create, like financial irregularities, sexual abuse and, sometimes, even murder. Rediff.com takes a look at few of these gurus who have attracted controversy in recent times. We start off with Sant ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago India's 10 most controversial gurus Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Teacher Sanjay Ahuja from Faridabad with his students at Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi. ‘One visit to Teen Murti Bhavan is proof that Nehru is one legend who can’t be dwarfed by temporary and futile controversies.’ ‘Here he pondered over creating excellent institutions and temples of modern India like steel plants and the Bhakra dam. Here he must have approved the first blueprints of IITs and IIMs and India's first nuclear reactors and space engines’ On the ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
In his 90-minute speech, Narendra Modi struck a chord with the Diaspora, promising them to fulfil their dream of a prosperous, corruption-free, clean and secure India.By the time the event ended, Modi had reaffirmed his rockstar status among desis in the United States.Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com, who witnessed the Madison Square Garden event, lists 10 takeaways from the event. Photographs: Paresh Gandhi/Rediff.com1. Modi connectedWere you there at the Madison Square Garden for Modi's reception? If ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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