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'Breaking news on television is a joke'

'Breaking news on television is a joke'

IMAGE: Olga Tellis, one of the legends of Indian journalism. Photograph: Uttam Ghosh/   'There is too much news about film stars. There is too much fawning over wealth and power. There is a grey area between seriousness and triviality in news reporting now.' 'Mumbai is still a magnet. All the politicians have property in Mumbai. Politicians are the biggest racketeers here.' Olga Tellis, the legendary reporter who completed 50 years in journalism, tells A Ganesh Nadar/ ..., 1 month ago

'I was happier when I was earning Rs 15 a day'

In a special series, looks at India through the lives of her people. Today: Abdul Nabi, who has been cleaning people's ears for 40 years in Mumbai. When he started out, he used to charge 1 anna per person; now he charges Rs 20. He never asks his customers their names or what they do and is among the last of a dying profession. IMAGE: Abdul Nabi's place of work is the Bandra talao in northwest Mumbai. There are very few ear cleaners in the city now. Photographs: Uttam ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago

Best ways to save tax and get richer

Taxpayers can claim a deduction on tuition fees for a maximum of two children.  Image: When saving for tax, the best instruments are those in the exempt-exempt-exempt (EEE) tax regime. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/     This time of the year, the salaried get busy finalising their tax-saving investments and other deductions, after employers send the investment declaration form. If you fail to give the details, with proofs, the organisation would start deducting the ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago

'My wife doesn't trust me'

"Everyone is born with insecurities, the trick lies in not letting it dominate you, give room to it but don't let it control you."'s Love Guru says it like no other. In an online chat every Thursday,'s Love Guru addresses relationship problems and attempts to offer earnest solutions. For those who missed the chat on November 19, here's the transcript: Zahir Shaikh: hi LG, I'm happily married man with 5 years of kid, my age is 36. But whenever I see a women elder to me, ...
 Rediff.com5 days ago

'We should not discount the ISIS threat in India'

'These terrorists want to smash Western civilisation, smash India. For the time being their main target would be the US and Europe.' 'You do not know if there is a lone wolf somewhere. Just imagine the harm it would have caused if such a lone wolf attack with just one AK-47 had happened at the Wembley stadium where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing Indians the same night these ISIS terrorists were running amok in Paris.' IMAGE: Waving the ISIS flag in Kashmir. Photograph: Umar ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago

The Great Indian Milieu on WhatsApp

'The whats app messages came as a tsunami on to dry, sparse, corroded, forgotten parts of the brain. Thoughts, memories, faces and long erased episodes were irrigated once again and with that came a turmoil not felt in a long while.' 'In the stark difference of time zones, how does one work in a work day and when checking messages cope with the instantaneous transport to a time that was different in every possible way?' asks Girish Rishi.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ I was born in an ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

'Breakfast in Frontier Mail was 5 star'

We'd asked you, dear readers, to share your memories of what you ate on train journeys. Here Sudhir Mohan takes us back to the 70s when the food served in the Indian Railways was 'top class'. You can share your experience too! Sudhir Mohan, 64, revisits the train journey he took during the early 70s. He says: "I remember the breakfast served in the first class of Frontier Mail between Delhi and Bombay in the early seventies. "For non vegetarians the choice used to be two boiled eggs on toast ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Five hacks to save money on a home loan

A mortgage is a great responsibility that you must bear on able shoulders for a long period of time. If you already have a mortgage or are planning to avail of one soon, you are obviously confident of your finances, but a few tips to save money on your home loan couldn't hurt, right? Read on to find out more! A home loan is a long term commitment that you enter into with your lender. You must be completely prepared to take on this kind of a responsibility and be completely sure that you will ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Koramangala start-ups break myth of IIT entrepreneur

A survey found that 70 per cent of the start-up founders had experience working at multinational companies before starting on their own. About 84 per cent of startup founders in Koramangala, India's first technology startup cluster, has degrees from lesser known colleges and not from elite institutions such as Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) or Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), according to a survey by Niti Aayog, the policy think tank of the Narendra Modi government. "What seems to ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago Are you down with start-up fever? Read this!  Rediff.com2 months ago

How to repair a dented credit score

There is no overnight solution and it requires plenty of patience and discipline to set it right Vikram was shocked to see his home loan application rejected by three different banks though he held a good job that paid well. When he enquired the reason for rejection at one of the banks, he got the answer to his question - poor credit score. Most of us do not realise the effects a poor score can have on our credit health. It not only reduces your chances of getting credit from financial ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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