Novelist Renu Balakrishnan will conduct a workshop for budding writers in March and April at the Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai.Scroll down for details. Do stray comments and incidents trigger thoughts and emotions in you? Do you mull over these and try to understand the larger picture? Try signing up for a course in creative writing that will help you turn these into short, meaningful essays and polish them for publishing or for blog posting. What is it about? Novelist Renu ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
If Modi and Shah did not project Adityanath as CM, it was out of expediency, says Radhika Ramaseshan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known to pull off surprises. Yet, except for a clique which looks up to Amit Shah, the Bharatiya Janata Party president, as its patron, the rest of the party was stumped when Yogi Adityanath was declared the Uttar Pradesh chief minister on March 18. Even Shah’s inner circle received the news in bits and pieces, ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
"A Meryl Streep or Jimmy Kimmel can speak their mind, and stay assured that they won't be harmed." "That does not happen in India. Goons can land up anywhere unannounced. The rampant online abuse and bullying is not for the faint-hearted," say Manavi Kapur & Ranjita Ganesan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com On January 8, at the Golden Globes, Meryl Streep, while accepting the Cecil B DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement, lambasted President Donald Trump for using his powerful ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The list of corporations publishing biographies has lengthened steadily as companies have realised the effectiveness of story telling as a brand building tool. Kanika Datta investigates the rising trend. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The dismantling of the licence raj from 1991 onwards provided corporate India with a new-found freedom to grow in any way it chose. Now, well into the 21st century, many corporations and promoters have achieved critical mass. In the process, they ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
UID/Aadhaar-based surveillance does not end with the collection of fingerprints and iris scan, it goes quite beyond it and poses a lethal threat to the idea of India, says Gopal Krishna.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com While responding to a request for an urgent hearing in the matter of 'biometric information' based e-identity and 12-digit biometric unique identification (UID)/Aadhaar number-related projects, when the Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar-headed three judge bench asked, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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