How Swaroop Sampat paved the way for her hubby in the BJP. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com That actor Paresh Rawal is a rising star in the BJP due to his proximity to Narendra Modi, is well-known. What isn't known is that Rawal owes Modi's ascent to his wife, Swaroop Sampat, Miss India 1979 and star of the endearing 1980s telly sitcom, Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi. Swaroop, who has a PhD in education, wanted to be part of the central government's teaching initiative and volunteered to work in rural ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Rituparno Ghosh's movies did more than portray his own Tagorean sensibility, they communicated with the contemporary Bengali, says joshy joseph The celebrated Bengali is rather infamous for his traffic sense or, to put it straight, his ...The Statesman, 1 month ago
'If they come to power, they will try to change the Constitution. They are destroying Babasaheb's name. They are fundamentalist people,' says Surai Sasai, the Buddhist monk who has issued an edict that Nagpur's Buddhists not vote for the BJP or its candidate Nitin Gadkari. The Buddhist areas in Nagpur, Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel discovers, have a special identity and a firm thinking of its own. Additional reportage and Photographs: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Buddhists of Indora, north ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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