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After writers, over 50 historians rise against intolerance

After writers, artists, filmmakers and scientists, over 50 historians on Thursday came out strongly against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not making any reassuring statement following concerns......

Scientist Bhargava to return Padma Bhushan to protest 'attack on rationalism'

Eminent scientist Pushpa Mittra Bhargava on Thursday said he is returning his Padma Bhushan award alleging that the National Democratic Alliance government was trying to make India into a......

Cong protest stalls debate on GST Bill in RS again

Vociferous protests by the Congress on Wednesday once again stalled discussion in Rajya Sabha on the constitution amendment bill for the Goods and Services Tax, even as the chair asked protesting......

Nitish to take oath as Bihar CM on February 22

Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar will take oath as chief minister of Bihar on February 22, ending weeks of political uncertainty in the state. Kumar, who held half an-hour long meeting with......

Modi and the VHP will be shocked to read this

The Sangh Parivar forgets that not only is there no scriptural prohibition, venerable authorities in India held beef as both a desirable and an essential food, says Sunanda K Datta-Ray Narendra......

What explains steep poverty fall in India from 2004 to 2011?

Ashok Kotwal, Editor-in-Chief, Ideas for India, interviewed Pronab Sen on the recent poverty figures that show a steep decline in poverty in India between 2004 and 2011. According to him, the shift......

Most jewellers back to business after six-week stir

In Mumbai gold 99.9 purity traded at Rs 29,250 per 10 gram, while at Delhi it traded at Rs 29,150 per 10 gram. After keeping shutters down for almost six weeks against the proposed 1 per cent......

'Public investment to be main fuel for India's growth'

The report by Thought Arbitrage Research Institute added pension and insurance funds should be used increasingly for projects Increased public sector investment will be one of India’s biggest......

Meet the new team of the 14th Finance Commission

Y V Reddy, (see left) the chairman of the 14th Finance Commission is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1964 batch. He is best known for his tenure as the 21st governor of the......

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......

'Missed Ashok Mehta in every film that we didn't work in'

Aparna Sen, who worked with late cinematographer Ashok Mehta in three films -- 36 Chowringhee Lane, Paroma and Sati -- pays tribute to the legend.When Aparna Sen started her career asa filmmaker......

Bollywood loves to holiday in Goa!

A look at all the times Goa played Bollywood's favourite getaway on screen. Image: Rajshri Deshpande, Pavleen Gujral, Anushka Manchanda and Sandhya Mridul in Angry Indian Goddesses......

Thank God, Amitabh couldn't say no to Hrishi-da

'Hrishi-da often voiced his disenchantment with Bachchan's Angry Young Man persona -- the 'maara-maari', the growth of sidelocks; he even said directors were killing Amitabh the actor and turning......

Why we must start a culture of spoiler-shaming

A headline or a tweet or a status update should not, in a civil world, be allowed to contain a spoiler, rants Raja Sen. Like in Game Of Thrones, nobody's innocent. We've all casually -- or......

Review: Mr X is an unwatchable piece of trash

Mr X is a stupid, slow mess that could still have been made entertaining with an interesting protagonist, says Raja Sen. What is the worst thing a tacky filmmaker can do? Overblown dialogue, corny......

Mushtaq Ali T20: Tare shines as Mumbai thrash Services

Skipper Aditya Tare's unbeaten 42-ball 49 and a good showing by their bowlers enabled Mumbai trounce Services by eight wickets in a Group D match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 tournament......

Ranji Trophy round-up: Bengal grabs three points despite Sehwag 50

Owing to their first innings lead, Bengal grabbed three crucial points against Haryana after their Group A Ranji Trophy match ended in a draw at the CH Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Lahli in......

Warner, Gayle the key in Hyderabad-Bangalore Top 4 race

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 14 points from 12 games ' Royal Challengers Bangalore: 13 points from 12 games. Sunrisers Hyderabad opener David Warner. Photograph: BCCI/Reuters An upbeat Sunrisers Hyderabad......

Roddick loses cool, exits French Open

Russian qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili swatted sixth seed Andy Roddick aside 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in the third round of the French Open on Saturday as the American let his temper get the better of him.......
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An interview with Bengali filmmaker Prajna Dutta

Bengal has been the hub of cultural activities from the time immemorial. Through jatras, theatres, motion pictures, plethora of human experiences... ...

http://www.merinews.com/article/an-interview-with-bengali-filmmaker-prajna-dutta/15916434.shtml
The legacy of Teesri Manzil

It's 50 years since Vijay Anand's sharp and entertaining crime thriller Teesri Manzil came out. But it's still a genre under-explored in Hindi... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/BEoaqzC9ghC1QJWuHP5y8O/How-Vijay-Anands-Teesri-Manzil-pioneered-noir-in-Hindi-ci.html
When NOTA becomes the deciding factor

Kolkata: CPM's Sujit Chakraborty won from Barjora in Bankura defeating actor Sohom Chakrabarty by a margin of only 616 votes. Deboshree Roy... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/When-NOTA-becomes-the-deciding-factor/articleshow/52371494.cms
BJP wins all three seats in Nalbari

Correspondent NALBARI, May 20 - The BJP swept all the three constituencies Nalbari, Barkshetri and Dharmapur in Nalbari district in the Assembly... ...

http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=may2116/state051
Greenhorns to grace Bengal Assembly

Popular singer Indranil Sen won the Chandernagore Assembly seat. The new West Bengal Assembly will have a batch of greenhorns from the world of... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/greenhorns-to-grace-bengal-assembly/article8622739.ece?ref=tpnews

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