In an interview to Rediff.com’s Vicky Nanjappa, the author of Fragile Frontiers: The Secret History of Mumbai Terror Attacks, Saroj Kumar Rath, says that the 2008 Mumbai attacks was planned and executed in a bid to keep the militants in Pakistan, especially the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, united and away from Afghanistan. In probably one of the most well-written books on the Mumbai terror attacks, Rath explores every bit of the terror strike before it took place and after it occurred. It ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Famous and long believed to be trusted, Indian brands have since wilted against foreign brands, says Mohan Guruswamy. Ever wonder why Indian companies cannot make it in the more demanding markets abroad with their products and services? Take Tatas, for instance. This is the biggest and best known of Indian companies with a brand recall that transcends borders. It is easily the most recalled, trusted and valued brand in India. In fact, Tata Sons, the owner of the brand -- Tata -- values ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
A year after getting a fresh five-year extension of term, Indian Hotels Managing Director and Chief Executive Raymond Bickson has stepped down. The board, which met on Thursday, accepted his resignation effective this month-end. The sudden resignation and almost-immediate announcement of a successor came as a surprise to many. The resignation comes barely three weeks before the company’s annual general meeting, scheduled for August 27. Bickson, 59, who has been at the helm of affairs at ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'There were three locals who helped in carrying out the attacks. Headley was supported by an Indian named Basheer, who incidentally is also a friend of Rana and arranged the travel documents for Headley. 'When Headley landed in India, he was received by Basheer. But the police never probed Basheer and he continues to remain a mystery to all security agencies. Sabahuddin Ahmed and Fahim Ansari too played a role in carrying out the attacks.' Saroj Kumar Rath, author of the newly-published book ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The Great Himalayan National Park conservation area, a rich biodiversity in Himachal Pradesh and home to several rare and threatened species of flora and fauna, was on Monday approved for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The decision comes only a day after 'Rani-ki-Vav', an 11th century stepwell in Gujarat earned the coveted status. With this the number of world heritage sites in India goes up to 32 -- 25 cultural sites and seven natural properties. Let’s take a look at ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India had made clear to the United States that it would not exercise restraint in case of a second attack on its soil after the 2008 Mumbai assault by Pakistan-based terrorists, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says. "They made it clear to me that there would not be such restraint in the event of a second attack," Clinton writes in her book 'Hard Choices' referring to her meeting with the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. "She and prime minister Singh ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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