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The Half Truth
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The Half Truth

In this age of fake news, there are so many things I cannot say for sure anymore, says Veenu Sandhu.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com A picture of a woman with tears streaming down her cheeks, her face contorted as though she was struggling to come to grips with some terrible tragedy that had befallen her was the first time I truly understood how misleading images can be. This one image threw the notion that pictures don't lie straight out of the window for me. On the turning page was the ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago

In this office play is as important as work

Veenu Sandhu visits the new Adidas office in Gurugram, which is cultivating a refreshing new sports culture among its employees. IMAGE: Aptly named "Arena", the Adidas-cum-Reebok office in Gurugram office is an inspiring playground for collaborative and creative thinking. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters.   "Zumba class in 10 minutes." The announcement rings out across the five floors of the new Adidas-cum-Reebok office in Gurugram. Within no time, a group of employees, mostly ...
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Did Jinnah's marriage shape his politics?

'If Ruttie had been alive, Jinnah would never have turned communal.'Veenu Sandhu checks out Mr and Mrs Jinnah: The Marriage That Shook India. IMAGE: Mahatma Gandhi leaves Mohammad Ali Jinnah's home, en route to the viceregal lodge in Delhi, November 24, 1939. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Of all the stalwarts of India's freedom movement, the one who remains largely an enigma is Mohammad Ali Jinnah. A reserved, self-made man whose life followed a carefully laid ...
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'We should be posing tough questions to Pakistan'

'They bluff and lie repeatedly and we swallow their lies.''Because we are soft and polite, we get into a mess of our own making.' Former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested on charges of espionage in March last year, was awarded a death sentence by Pakistan after a 'secret trial.' While Pakistan insists that the sentence is based on 'credible' and 'specific' evidence, India has condemned the death penalty as an act of 'pre-meditated murder' by Pakistan and warned of serious ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Cheers to jugaad!

Following the Supreme Court ruling against liquor being sold within 500 metres of state and national highways, the infamous Indian jugaad is in play once again. Veenu Sandhu, Nikita Puri, Ranjita Ganesan & Avishek Rakshit find out how India is coping. The man who fought against liquor shops on highways Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com On March 31, guests staying at a five-star in Gurugram were taken by surprise when the hotel staff came frantically knocking on their doors. After a ...
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In which direction is India headed?

'The Dancing Girl is only one of the many symbols they threaten today.''Our country is changing.''Elements that ought to have remained on the fringes have been handed power and control of a state on a platter.''With this, the party that persistently wooed us with its development agenda has arrogantly taken its mask off,' says Veenu Sandhu. I must have been in Class VI when I met the Dancing Girl for the first time. It was the history period and we were waiting for the teacher to turn up.
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Monet, van Gogh, Degas: When the world's biggest artists came to India

The Drifting Canvas, a multimedia art exposition that is coming to India for the first time with digitised and animated works of 19th and 20th century artists, is offering a unique, immersive experience of art. Veenu Sandhu reports. IMAGE: When you come upon a Monet. At The Drifting Canvas the audience can see how paintings transitioned to the period of abstract art and undertake the visual journey through the canvasses of Avant-Garde artists as they moved from copying the world around them to ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

'I don't think a strike will sort doctors' problems'

Former AIIMS director Dr S K Kacker discusses the doctors' agitation in Maharashtra and West Bengal's crackdown on private hospitals with Veenu Sandhu. IMAGE: For five days last month about 4,000 resident doctors in Maharashtra remained on strike to protest against the violence they faced at the hands of relatives of patients. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo. 'But who do we blame? Who do we beat up? Doctors!'   For five days last fortnight, about 4,000 doctors from the ...
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Is India ready for a Poker Sports League?

Come May, the Deltin Royale, which boasts of the country's largest poker room, will play host to India's first Poker Sports League, reports Veenu Sandhu. IMAGE: Season 1 final of the Poker Sports League will be available for viewing on Facebook and YouTube. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Anchored in the Mandovi river in Panjim, the Deltin Royale is India's largest casino ship. It is a favourite haunt of both amateur and professional gamers, many of whom make a living playing poker. Come ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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