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'It's just like Bangladesh'

On Thursday, July 7, I was planning to go on an Exploring Banglatown walk in Brick Lane in London. I was expecting to check out the Rosogolla and Ilish fish and connect with my Bangla roots.......

Delhi gang-rape: Punish the boys if guilty, say neighbours

Four of the six accused in the gang-rape of a Delhi student live in Ravidas Campslum inRK Puramarea ofSouth Delhi.'s Priyanka visits the basti to get reactions from their family and......

Goodbye Mr Thackeray, you taught me how to love

'I write this piece,' says Javed Iqbal, 'not just to come to terms with my childhood, but to speak about those who were once Shiv Sena loyalists, whose dreams did not die with the passing away of......

Rival groups clash in Meerut, 20 arrested

Two groups of Muslims on Sunday clashed at Kharnagar Bazar in Meerut and resorted to stone pelting, prompting police to step up security and arrest 20 people. The groups led by Banish Qurashi and......

Bajwa's rich brocade of realism

She sounds a lot like my grandmother. That's the first thought I have whenever Rupa Bajwa picks up the phone. It's a quiet, world-weary 'Hello' that comes across the line, all the way from......

Failure of Indian cities? Blame state govts

You don't have to travel very far from the epicentre of power in India to grasp the challenge of urban governance. Take a walk to Delhi's hip and happening Khan Market. Watch the BMWs squeeze......

Some prime ministerial homes are more equal

Gah village in Pakistan's Punjab province is reaping the benefits of being Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's birthplace at a time when relations between India and Pakistan are more or less on......

Wanted: Indian chefs

Indian restaurants have become a prominent feature of the British culinary landscape over the past 50 years. Most small towns boast a curry or balti house, with a menu adapted for a western palate......

It's time to go green

Amidst the narrow lanes of Delhi's Chandni Chowk are dilapidated doors that lead into what is left of the city that once existed in the shadow of the Red Fort. But, for architects, it is here and......

Catch-22 in West Bengal

In 2005, the West Bengal government started acquiring farmland in Bhangar, 25 km from Kolkata, for a 100 km, four-lane expressway and township to be constructed by Indonesian giant, the Salim......

'We have brought pornography to mainstream cinema'

Tanishtha Chatterjee is quite an unconventional actress, who has won crtical acclaim in films like Brick Lane and Road Movie. Chatterjee recently won the Best Actress award at the New York......

How Brick Lane was made: Director's cut

Filmmaker Sarah Gavron grew up watching Hollywood's fantasy films, but never seriously thought about the filmmaking process.So years later, when Britain's Film4 asked her to direct Brick Lane, she......

Brick Lane's Tannishtha gets BIFA nom

Tannishtha Chatterjee's impressive performance as a young Bangladeshi immigrant in Sarah Gavron's critically acclaimed Brick Lane has earned the young actress a best actress nomination and Gavron a......

'Royal families are very sensitive'

The movie Brick Lane, based on the Booker-nominated novel by Monica Ali, has won critical praise and courted controversy at the same time.We caught up with Satish Kaushik, who played one the......

Brick Lane scares off Charles!

Prince Charles, who chickened out of a royal premiere of the controversial film Brick Lanelast week, may not know what he missed. But over 300 journalists and trade representatives who watched the......

Mayor hopes London torch tour to lift Olympic mood

Crowds of thousands cheered the Olympic torch relay through London on Saturday on the final leg of its tour around Britain, generating excitement that organisers hope will dispel lingering fears......

Missiles put on London rooftop to guard Olympics

Britain's military has told residents of an upscale apartment development near the Olympic Park in east London it is installing a missile battery on top of a tower within their housing complex to......
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Q. Do you think adapting "Candle in the Wind" was ok for Princess Diana or should Elton John have composed a new song for her funeral?
Satyendra Saxena:  A. He should have ideally composed anew song for her. Why take away something that was meant exclusively for Marilyn? We grew up listening to Goodbye...... more

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