New Delhi: United States Deputy Secretary of State William Burns speaks to NDTV in an exclusive interview after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi – the first official contact between the Obama administration and the Modi government. In the interview, ... Current News India, 2 months ago
'The year in pictures' treks across the globe, looking back on the moments that shaped 2016. From the United States presidential race, to demonetisation in India to the refugee crisis, the news has kept pouring in. Here are our top 50 moments from the world. (Please click on an image to know more about it) Breaking stigma with colour Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at a temple at ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'I can tell you the case that hurts me the most is the one in which the little boy is forced to sign the Kohinoor over.''You take a mother away from a child, you surround him with grown ups speaking a different language, you tell him he must sign this over or else...' The Kohinoor has raised more controversy in history than any other gem.William Dalrymple and Anita Anand, authors of Kohinoor: The Story of the World's Most Infamous Diamond, tell Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel about the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘After Nader Shah’s death, in the chaos that followed, a court eunuch called Agha Mohammed tortured Nader’s grandson Shah Rukh to find out where the diamond was. ‘Shah Rukh was tied to a chair and his head shaved. A crown of paste was built on his pate, and, in a scene reminiscent of The Game Of Thrones, Agha Mohammed poured a jug of molten lead into the crown.’ Two authors track a diamond with a bloody history. IMAGE: The crown placed on the coffin of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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