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'It will take ten years to revive Ganga'

'The Ganga must be kept above all divisive politics,' says Uma Bharti 'Ma Ganga aur Benaras se mera rishta purana hai (I have an old relationship with the Ganga and Benaras),' Narendra Modi, then......

'Communal riots never happen in a political vacuum'

'Communalism and communal riots happened in India only during and due to colonialism. Pre-colonial India didn't have this problem of communal conflicts and religious strife.' 'So far as the......

'Hope govt will follow Raj Dharam that Vajpayee talked about'

Cutting across party lines, political leaders welcomed the government's decision to confer Bharat Ratna, the nation's highest civilian honour, on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and......

BJP's hero: Who is Madan Mohan Malaviya?

The Union human resource development ministry wants to celebrate the birthday of Indian independence activist Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya by observing 'good governance day' on December 25. The......

In his first visit to Varanasi after taking charge, PM to adopt village

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Friday morning the first time after assuming charge, where he is likely to firm up plans for its development.Uttar......

The rise and fall of Benarasi silk trade

We're drifting on the Ganga in a little boat listening to Pullu, our boatman, wax eloquent about Benarasi silk. "Connoisseurs can always tell when a woman is wearing a Benarasi silk sari," says he,......

Modi effect? Mukesh Ambani celebrates wife's b'day in Varanasi

Image: Mukesh Ambani with Wife Nita Ambani. Photograph: Sandeep Pal Industrialist Mukesh Ambani celebrated wife Nita Ambani’s 50th birthday with much fanfare in Varanasi on Saturday. It......

Future plays Holii in premium segment

Kishore Biyani has entered the non-mass segment for the first time. But retail presence is the task ahead before he can join in the festivities.Kishore Biyani's Future Group is no stranger to......

Obama effect: ICAR plans agri campaign

Encouraged by US President Barack Obama's appreciation of its innovations in the field of agriculture, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research plans to launch a campaign to popularise......

I have not resigned: RBI Dy Governor

A day after the storm, it was apparently business as usual for Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor K C Chakrabarty. The man, who saw his role substantially reduced through a press release issued......

Review: Masaan is a truly impressive directorial debut

Masaan is an immense achievement for a first-time filmmaker and must be applauded, says Raja Sen.(Full disclosure: Masaan is produced by Drishyam Films and they are the people producing Raja......

'I'd love to play Amitabh Bachchan's daughter'

'Masaan went to Cannes, got a standing ovation, won awards. I want the people of India to watch my film. Finally, it is happening!' Shweta Tripathi is all set to make waves. Shweta Tripathi may......

'I worked in a dhaba, selling omelettes, before I signed All The Best'

'I loved doing Bunty Aur Babli. I love working with Rohit Shetty. I just shot for Dilwale. Kuch bhi karva leta hain mujhse (he makes me do anything)!' 'I worked in Jolly LLB for free. It was......

'Crying in films is very difficult'

'The dark side is not me; I am a mama's boy,' Ganesh Venkatraman tells S Saraswathi. After years of playing second fiddle, Ganesh Venkatraman has finally come into his own. He plays the......

'When the applause started, I blanked out. Then I started crying'

'I may sound snobbish but I am genuinely tired of responding and saying thank you on Facebook, on Twitter, on phone calls. People are calling from everywhere.' 'There is all this excitement and......

Imtiaz Ahmed bags five wkts as Sehwag, Gambhir flop

Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir's poor run of form continued as the formidable Delhi batting line-up put up only 235 against Uttar Pradesh on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy group league......

BCCI awards: Sachin named player of the year

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and former all-rounder Salim Durrani bagged top honours, while the World Cup-winning Indian team, led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was felicitated by......
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135 stories of Premchand take centrestage on 135th birth anniv

MUMBAI: Over a century ago, Munshi Premchand charted an extraordinary path of struggle to emerge as India's finest author. The orphan child... ...

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A class act

Vicky Kaushal is on a winning wicket even before his film, Masaan (meaning crematorium) has released in India. The confidence comes from the... ...

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Masaan

Even though a Benaras in transition comes alive in this film, it isn't all that emotionally wrenching CAST Rircha Chadda, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky... ...

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Masaan

This is a convincing film about Benaras, but it has few moments of poignancy. The burning ghats and the ghastly work of Doms, a Hindu sub- caste... ...

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The Write Stuff

Sudip Sharma writes a story of revenge, NH 10, from the woman's point of view, encounters mayhem with the Censor Board… only to finally walk away... ...

http://www.filmfare.com/features/the-write-stuff-10010.html

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