Nothing much, says Khushwant Singh. 'To most newly married Indian couples, the concept of privacy is as alien as that of love.''They rarely get a room to themselves; the bride-wife sleeps with women members of her husband's family; the husband shares his charpoy lined alongside his father's and brothers'.'Occasionally the mother-in-law, anxious to acquire a grandson, will contrive a meeting between her son and his wife: The most common technique is to get her to take a tumbler of milk to the ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Despite the government crackdown on Web sites advertising escort services, the Internet leaves enough wiggle room for debauchery to thrive, reports Dhruv Munjal.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Priya Kumar leads a life that most will reject with unapologetic derision. In the last two years, she has made her peace with the scornful condemnation that comes her way almost routinely. "Very few people in my life know about this. But those who do, the ridicule (from them) is sometimes impossible ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The octogenarian actor on being Satyajit Ray's alter ego, shunning Bollywood, Bengal's kitchen politics, and working non-stop at the age of 81 Before shooting began for Shakha Proshakha (1990)—Satyajit Ray's penultimate film and the last of actor ...Livemint.com, 1 month ago
Manavi Kapur goes behind the scenes to find out what it takes to be a successful woman wrestler. IMAGE: Sakshi Malik celebrates defeating Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan in the women's Freestyle 58 kg bronze medal match at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Lars Baron/Getty Images As a large contingent leaves Rohtak for New Delhi to receive Olympian Sakshi Malik, Ritu Malik and Rina Saran stay focused as they wrap up the day's routine. An international championship is just around the corner -- in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The trio of lead stars that once dominated the Tollywood film industry in the 80s, 90s and early 2000 had actors Prasenjit Chatterjee, Tapas Paul and Abhishek Chatterjee holding the reins. Theyve now shifted from romantic roles to get under the skin ...The Statesman, 2 months ago
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