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Bollywood, beat this! Reunited after 22 years

This is one story that even the late Manmohan Desai, the king of Bollywood potboilers, would have been proud of. Only this time it is for real.On a bright April day in 1981, seven-year-old......

Rahul @ FTII: Let down by the dialogue writer

The Congress sent in Rahul Gandhi to play Aamir Khan at the FTII, but it turned out that he played Imran Khan instead, says Malavika Sangghvi. In purely filmic terms, the Rahul Gandhi's appearance......

'We need to finish the nuclear agreement... I don't think we have finished it'

July 18 marks a decade since the landmark India-US civilian nuclear deal was struck. Aziz Haniffa/ reports on how Nicholas Burns, Washington's point person in the long negotiation on the......

'It was a vote for India'

'The nuclear deal required Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to gamble the future of his government on a vision for the future of his nation.' Joe Biden marks the 10th anniversary of the India-US......

From Rediff archives: Netaji did not die in air crash, says web site

As two recently declassified Intelligence Bureau reveal that the Jawaharlal Nehru government had spied on the family of Subhas Chandra Bose for nearly two decades, one of India's political......

Govt is likely to decontrol sugar industry

Morarji Desai's government in 1977 decontrolled sugar. Now after four decades, the UPA2 led by Manmohan Singh is moving towards deregulation of the sugar industry, which means no dual price of......

Manmohan Singh honours economist Padma Desai

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh joined former Russian Premier Yegor Gaidar and Nobel laureates on Thursday to compliment Padma Desai, described as 'An economist's economist' by Nobel laureate Paul......

The real issues behind land acquisition

Farmers are inextricably tied to their land. Deprived of it, they have little else to fall back on for their livelihood, says Hasmukh Shah. "This land is your land." Woody Guthrie wrote this great......

Of PMs and their pet economists

Economists who get too close to prime ministers eventually come to grief after their boss is defeated, say T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan If you look at the list below, not one of the economists who......

Bureaucrats to boardrooms: Murthy on India's remarkable journey

Image: Students wave national flags in Chandigarh. Photograph: Ajay Verma/Reuters India has made a remarkable journey from a top-down system of economic decision-making to one that unleashed our......

Vishal Bhardwaj's next is a homage to Manmohan Desai

If you are intrigued by the title of Vishal Bhardwaj's new film Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, here's a clue to what it means. It's actually a backhanded compliment to Manmohan Desai.Says a source,......

Bollywood's movie bloopers

Implausibility is the heartbeat of Bollywood's indispensable masala. From Manmohan Desai's celebration of all things illogical to Farah Khan's wide-ranging devotion to spoof, there's no shortage......

Amar Akbar Anthony, now in Bhojpuri

Manmohan Desai's multistarrer blockbuster, Amar Akbar Anthony, will now be remade in Bhojpuri. It will be directed by Manish Jain, and produced byRajesh Sharma under his banner, Show Man......

The man who thought the unthinkable

Out of the 20 films that Manmohan Desai directed in his career span of 29 years (1960-1988), as many as 13 films were stupendous hits. His success ratio was 65 per cent, in an industry where flops......

Amar Akbar Anthony: Whoop-it-up fun!

Dinesh Raheja'Clear your mind of "cannot"' said Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson. And that is what filmmaker Manmohan Desai did on screen repeatedly, but most notably in Amar Akbar Anthony. He got......

Smith confident of filling in Warne's boots

From being part of the New South Wales squad that won the inaugural Champions League T20 (in 2009) to a member of the Australian team back in the subcontinent to defend its world title, Steven......

Tendulkar is a great ambassador of the game: Smith

South Africa captain Graeme Smith has termed Sachin Tendulkar as " a great ambassador of the game" and said his desire to become a cricketer got wings after watching the Indian batting maestro......
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