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9 Infra suggestions for Budget 2018
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How India talked about the budget on Twitter

#Budget2018 results in over 14 lakh conversations on Twitter. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Union Budget 2018, announced on February 1, seemed to have miffed more people than it pleased -- at least going by online conversation trends. According to a trend report shared by Twitter -- which saw #CommanManKiBaat, #AntiMiddleClassBudget and similar hashtags among the top India trends on Budget day -- the micro-blogging website 'recorded over 14 lakh Budget-related conversations' between ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
9 Infra suggestions for Budget 2018 Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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'You have to give very good credit to Modi'

'The government and the RBI have been playing a very good part in terms of inflation management.' Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com In the first part of his eloquent interview with Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel, Soumya Kanti Ghosh explained how India will spend part of next year recovering from demonetisation and GST and after that its key financial indicators should reflect a bounce back. "Inflation, which was in double digits -- 9 to 10 percent earlier -- now has been structurally ...
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The ghost of colonial loot is coming back to haunt Britain

'It is clear that Britain is a country with a limited future,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com I made a quick trip to Britain, on a sad errand: A death in the family of an uncle, and I thought it was important for me to be there to show my personal support, as they have stood by me in my own troubled times, for decades. Even though we were engrossed in the family's grief, the patriarch and I spoke about politics, as we often do, and it was probably a good thing for ...
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Once Upon A Time in the Maldives...

30 years ago, after India sent in troops to resolve a crisis in the Maldives, Ambassador B S Prakash was part of an Indian government team assigned to the islands to help the then president.This is what he discovered. A Must Read!Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Maldives is in the news again. A domestic crisis with at least regional -- if not international -- ramifications. I dutifully read the news and the op-ed pieces on what India should or should not do -- a different question from ...
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'They threatened to sacrifice me alive'

Jamida K is the first Indian Muslim woman to lead the Friday prayers.'I don't care if they kill me because what I have done is historical; nobody can take it away from me,' she says. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com On January 26, when Jamida K (popularly known as Jamida teacher) led the jumma prayers in a village in Kerala's Malappuram district, she was breaking centuries of Shariat convention and creating history as the first Muslim woman to do so in the country. The 35 year old led the ...
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Why leaders shouldn't be scared of revolts

'Through his conversation with Yama, Nachiketa helped society grapple with a bunch of knotty issues, just as many of the ongoing conflicts could do today,' says Arundhuti Dasgupta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The first month of the year was singed by protests. In Mumbai and parts of Maharashtra. mobs vandalised the streets over caste and a 200-year-old battle. Then, the revolt by four Supreme Court judges against the Chief Justice of India rattled many. Protests are the hallmark of a ...
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For the love of handloom saris

'The children of today see Bollywood heroines dancing to item numbers in clingy georgette saris with bright gold machine embroidery.''To them, the Sambalpuri saris look and feel like shapeless, dull sacks.''The tragedy of the weaver isn't that he doesn't get enough respect and understanding from people like us,' says Geetanjali Krishna.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Traditional textile weaves have always fascinated me and often, when I sink in to a daydream, my mind wanders off to ...
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Darwin vs Satyapal: Who's right?

'What would be questioned next?''Will the Copernicus theory of the sun being the centre of the universe, or Newton's theory of gravity?' asks Veena Mani.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Union Minister Satyapal Singh questioned the authenticity of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. His statement trashing the theory, which is believed to be one of the earliest by anthropologists in the West, has irked not just scientists but also the masses. Some have gone to the extent of describing Mr ...
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Out on bail. All for reporting a misbehaving cop!

Rediff.com Reporter Anita Aikara spotted a Mumbai constable violating the rules on Sunday, February 4.When, like a good citizen, she objected, she was abused and manhandled by the constable.Her PAN card was taken away and she was then charged with a false crime.This is what Anita experienced -- all for being right.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Over the last five days I have gone through a lifetime of stress. I have forgotten the number of times I skipped meals. It is surprising, but I ...
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Gurgaon Diaries: The Monsters Are Already Out

'What if there is a pervert or a paedophile lurking in one of the flats? How will she protect herself? She's just 11 and a half.' A chapter from Debeshi Gooptu's book of stories on life in Drona's village. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Negotiations for trick or treating during Halloween begin every year at our home around the end of September. Each year, my daughter begs and pleads that she be allowed to go from door to door, in the condominium we live in, asking for candies. Each ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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