Somebody should ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump their views on tipping, says Kishore Singh.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com When they aren't debating gender or religious discrimination, or discussing global geopolitics and climate change, somebody should ask presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump their views on gratuity. How excessive is still too little, for instance? Why should something for which you're paying require a sizeable commission too? Even if it irks ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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After Brexit, ethnic minorities in Britain worry about their future, notes Sunil Sethi.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Online video clips of post-Brexit racist abuse may be blurry, but the message is graphic. People are seen hurling abuse at strangers in streets. As police escort the faithful into a mosque, protesters hold aloft English St George's Cross flags and shout anti-immigrant slogans. One man, with a slightly foreign accent, is heard shouting back, 'This is my country, ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
So does the mistress, says Kishore Singh.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Every summer, as the birds migrate from India, my wife follows in their wake to cooler climes, guarding her eventual destination with all the clandestine nature of a state secret. I know she is in Vancouver as I write this because of a recent post on Facebook that shows her gazing intently at cherry blossoms. Those blossoms have been on her bucket list for as long as I can remember, so I wouldn't have been surprised ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Drought or no drought... life goes in water-starved Beed district in Maharashtra's Marathwada region. As Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com and Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com travelled more than 1,000 kilometres through Beed, they encountered these stories of hope and despair. Earlier in the series: Sachin, 9, died fetching water in the drought The child who died fetching water PICS: The children of Maharashtra's drought Laxman Shashikant Mhorge carries his entire house on his 100cc motorcycle. There is not ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago The plight of farmers in drought-affected Beed Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Last week, Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com and Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com reported how 12-year-old Yogita Desai died when fetching water.Today, they report how a nine-year-old child drowned while trying to fill water from a well in drought-ravaged Marathwada.Photographs: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Every tragedy needs either a defining moment or a defining image to stir the collective conscience of a nation. Images play a decisive role in shaping the responses of the public and people in power to such ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago The child who died fetching water Rediff.com, 2 months ago
MAHANAYAK means super hero and it was the title bestowed on the late Uttam Kumar by his fans, by the cinema-going masses of West Bengal and by people in the film industry. The superstar's screen chemistry with Suchitra Sen is legendary, almost like ...The Statesman, 4 weeks ago
Days before the second International Yoga Day, the government announced plans to grant 'yoga visas' to foreigners who want to come to India to learn or practice yoga. Uttam Ghosh wonders if this move couldRediff.com, 1 month ago
Ashish Sharma remembers a time when he set up the Web Monkeys to save the still new internet from doom.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com In the late 1990s, I was into computers, and I loved to read, but most of the books in the school library felt old-fashioned. The Hardy Boys and The Famous Five were fine, but they didn't live in the modern world. Even contemporary series, like Goosebumps and Fright Time, treated modern technology as an afterthought, as did many teachers -- I loved messing ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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'For me, he was a bridge to lifelong friendships in a land where I had none.''He helped break barriers of language and suspicion.'Maharaj Damodardas salutes the one and only Rajinikanth!Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com An Indian has the privilege of being part of a range of festivities. Diwali and Holi, for example, bring in a different atmosphere as people break away from the rigmarole of daily life and get together to celebrate. As the devout break their fast for Ramzan, folks flock to ...Rediff.com, 13 hours ago
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