Why did the BJP mascot avoid Shahpura in Rajasthan? Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. It was a high-pitched, high stakes, electoral battle in Rajasthan, everyone knows that. So why did the BJP's star campaigner Narendra Modi avoid holding a public meeting at Shahpura constituency in Rajasthan? The Congress nominee from the constituency is Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal's son Ashok. And given the testy relations between the Gujarat chief minister (which is what Modi is, if you remember) and ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The winds of revolution are blowing all over the Arab world. A bit, slowly in Saudi Arabia, perhaps, but nevertheless. Some women did drive, defying the ban and were duly arrested. But the day is not long, may be, just another century at most, when women can actually drive, in women-only lanes, of course, says B S Prakash. You may have seen media coverage about a serious national crisis that hit Saudi Arabia recently. In India it was the season of Kali Puja, a time when the fiery strength of ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
From the ones waiting to pounce on an idea to the ones who succeed in creating trouble, here are some species of aspirants you will meet in a group discussion round. Illustration by Uttam Ghosh and Dominic Xavier Be it a b-school selection process or a job interview elimination process, one of the most commonly used method by the selection/elimination panel is group discussion. Group discussion, as the name itself suggests, is a discussion and not an argument or a heated debate. The panel here ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Image: Signe Vilstrup In the big tent that's Bollywood, Katrina Kaif holds fort. Ever wondered why she has friends, filmmakers, audiences -- almost everybody, really -- eating out of her hand? Ten men raise the curtain on the leading lady's ...Vogue India, 2 weeks ago
A rare interview with Vernon Gonsalves, who was jailed for six years on the charge of being a Naxalite. On August 19, 2007, Vernon Gonsalves was picked up by the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad from Mumbai's Andheri East suburb on charges of being a top-level Naxalite leader with a sinister plan and for possessing explosives. Almost six years after being jailed and despite the stiff defence put forth by his advocate wife Susan Abraham, Gonsalves was convicted under various sections of Unlawful ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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