At this pre-school almost 25 per cent of the children are overweight Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com A friend who runs a pre-nursery school for 2-3-year-olds in Delhi was narrating this incident to me the other day. She mentioned how one child -- 42 kg at the age of two -- fell on her arm and broke it with her own weight while coming down a slide. The parents were angry with the school and complained that they should have been more vigilant. Well, while accidents like this will happen, ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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The agitation in Gujarat by the Patel (Patidar) community over their inclusion in the Other Backward Classes has once again raised the issue of the importance of reservations in India. Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com offers his unique perspective on the issue. REDIFF RECOMMENDS Which state has the most reservations? ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
The government first banned 857 porn Web sites, cancelled that order, then told the courts that it could not ban porn Web sites. In another matter, before the Supreme Court, the attorney general argued that privacy was not a fundamental right. Then the government, arguing against decriminalising defamation laws, cited the citizen's right to privacy as one of its reasons for its opposition. All this has led to a vociferous debate on the Indian Citizen's Right to Privacy. Uttam Ghosh ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
With the BJP and the Congress-led Opposition doggedly sticking to their stances on exposing scams in governments run by each other, the Monsoon Session of Parliament has become a wash-out. Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com offers his unique perspective on the logjam in ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Call it bad luck or sheer irony, Ravindra Jadeja was part of three Indian Premier League franchises that were mired in controversy. Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com looks on the lighter side of things... Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com With the Board of Control for Cricket in India accepting the Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha committee's verdict on the Indian Premier League betting and spot-fixing scandal, Ravindra Jadeja has earned a unique, though 'unwanted', distinction. All the three franchises ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Presenting a retrospective of the superstar's career, the films from his early years to his recent layered performances, the India Habitat Centre's Stein Auditorium from September 7-29, will play host to a plethora of films starring Bengali megastar ...Millennium Post, 2 days ago
Mumbai top cop Rakesh Maria’s trusted man Dinesh Kadam also helped crack the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts’ case, sent Abu Salem to jail and helped bust the Indian Mujahideen terror network in Maharashtra. It all began with an anonymous phone call to the Mumbai police giving information about the disappearance of Sheena Bora, daughter of media tycoon Indrani Mukerjea. When this information reached the ears of Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria he put Police Inspector Dinesh ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
Still in a dilemma whether you are required to file your income tax return by August 31 or not? Lack of awareness among the taxpayers is one of the main reasons for low level of compliance towards tax laws. Due date is closing in and taxpayers shall pay tax and file their return well in time to avoid any interest or penalties. In case you fall in any of these categories then you need to file your income tax returns on or before August 31, 2015: Individual having income from salary or pension ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago Should you file tax return even without taxable income? Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Proceeds would be used for business expansion, repayment of loans and working capital requirements Looking to tap upbeat investor sentiments, five companies including Sadbhav Infrastructure Projects and Navkar Corp will hit the capital markets this month to raise an estimated over Rs 1,500 crore (Rs15 billion) through IPOs. The bidding for shares in initial public offer (IPO) of Navkar will open tomorrow and close on August 26. The public offers of Pennar Engineered Building Systems and Shree ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
"To stay is painful, to leave is worse. Tough luck. But the call is really yours. "Do you wish to agonise as a friend, or agonise as a stranger?" Rediff.com's Love Guru has answers to all your relationship problems. In an online chat every Thursday, Rediff.com's Love Guru addresses relationship problems and attempts to offer earnest solutions. For those who missed the chat on August 20, here's the transcript: Vishal-Arora: Sir, actually I love a girl we are in contact before 10 months she ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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