IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the mass yoga event on the second International Day of Yoga at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, June 21, 2016. Photograph: PTI 'The prime minister speaks about Make in India. Let's remind ourselves also of Made in India. What made India great. What are the great things of the past which will help us make India even greater.' 'India stands on the broad shoulders of an extraordinary civilisation. In some ways it is quite surprising that it hasn't fully ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
IMAGE: Shahid Kapoor in the controversial film, Udta Punjab. 'Soft power is the power really to win friends and influence people with the strength of your ideas.' 'India's greatest soft power is being India itself. A nation of varied beliefs, states, creeds, castes, languages and yet embodying that spirit of unity in diversity.' Part 1: 'Bollywood saved my life' Part 2: 'India is a soft-shell crab' Vikas Swarup, the ministry of external affairs spokesperson and writer of Q&A (adapted ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
IMAGE: Novelist Shobhaa De, Vikas Swarup, novelist, diplomat and the ministry of external affairs spokesperson, director Kabir Khan and Saffron Art CEO Hugo Weihe at the event. Photograph: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com 'Today if you look at the way India is growing many people are saying the sleeping elephant has finally woken up, is dancing!' 'I have travelled extensively, in about 60 countries. In all these the moment you say India, the first thing they mention is either an actor’s ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'People should not be frying in this sunflower oil, corn oil or eating any foods fried in this stuff.''They should cook in butter or ghee or olive oil. That is much healthier.''You have the home-cooked food. But on top of that you are having the sugary drinks, the junk food, the mithais...' Photograph: Kind courtesy David Masters/Wikimedia Creative Commons "Chronic disease, cardiovascular, high blood pressure are being driven by the same thing -- diet," Dr Aseem Malhotra tells Vaihayasi ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'When I give advice to my Indian relatives they are shocked.''I tell them to eat butter again and eggs and all that stuff.'And eat only so much rice.''Instead of having three chapattis, have one.'A must-read interview! Photograph: Kind courtesy: 422737/Pixabay.com When Dr Aseem Malhotra was training as an interventionist cardiologist at a London borough hospital six years ago, a cardiac case came in, in the middle of the night. The next morning when he went to check on the patient, on his ward ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Whether he will apologise or not is not a problem.''I want him to make an effort to create a new world, by learning from history.'Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com speaks to some Japanese living in India and in Japan about President Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima. IMAGE: President Barack Obama at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters For a modest population of people living in close-knit communities across India -- Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Chennai, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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