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Devdasis boycott Maharashtra elections

An imposing statue of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar holding the Constitution in his hand welcomes you as you enter Ramabhai colony in Ghatkopar East. By the roadside, Vilas Bhau Rupvati is......

Devdasi system far from dead: NHRC

The 'devdasi' system is "far from dead" and to avoid publicity, the dedication ceremonies have shifted from the main temples to the house of priests or smaller temples, according to a recently......

'India does not hide from its reality'

A former US air force lieutenant, Robin Chaurasiya moved to India to fight a battle of another kind. What she has done has put her in the reckoning for a $1 million award. (She has been named among......

'We are a society careless about documenting and reading our own history'

'It is widely believed that such posts require lobbying. Maybe they do, but I can say this straight up, I did not lobby. This appointment has been on pure merit. My lobby is myself and I......

Vaihayasi P Daniel speaks to William Dalrymple

India has probably just one Punjabi Scotsman. Writer and historian William Dalrymple lives in eccentric, oddball-style outside Delhi in a rambling bungalow in Mehrauli. He shares his home with......

Industrialist-MPs prefer politics over business

Rahul Bajaj is curious about the true estimates of poverty, Rajeev Chandrasekhar is inquisitive about Noor Inayat Khan, the little known British spy of Indian origin during World War II, and Vijay......

A crossover film about devdasis

Generally, the phrase 'crossover film' makes you think of desis in America. But when Sharada Ramanathan decided to be a crossover filmmaker, she chose a subject rooted in India -- the devdasi......

Sathyu's comeback film after 12 years!

\nM S Sathyu, who won international acclaim for his  Garama Hawa, is all set to present Ijjodu (The Incompatible). \nHe is getting back to direction after a gap of 12 years with this Kannada......

Rekha, Priyanka together on screen?

Rekha -- the Umrao Jaan of the 1970s -- and Priyanka Chopra -- whom J P Dutta almost signed for the role of the new Umrao -- might soon be coming together for a film by Kalpana Lajmi."I've......

Weekend Watch: Dil Chahta Hai!

The Film:There's not a lot one can say about Dil Chahta Hai, Farhan Akhtar's delightful directorial debut. We've all seen it, we have our favourite moments from the film, and most of us like it......

Sameera joins the cast of LoC

After making a lacklustre debut in Sohail Khan's Maine Dil Tujhko Diya, Sameera Reddy seemed to have disappeared. The young actress went to Goa for a break -- and returned hotter, sexier and......
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This Theatre Group From Hyderabad Is Spreading Awareness On Social Issues - One Street Play At A Time

In a bid to encourage women and draw their attention towards the possibility of local entrepreneurship, a theatre group in Telanagana is using... ...

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Hema Malini suggests revival of kotha culture of Avadh

LUCKNOW: Thanking Akhilesh Yadav for quick action on proposals pertaining to her constituency, Hindi film star and BJP MP Hema Malini suggested... ...

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Nari Bhav- Book Review

Androgyny and the Female Impersonation in India: Nari Bhav Editors: Tuntun Mukherjee and Niladri Chatterjee Publisher: Niyogi Books Pages:... ...

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Mohammed Rafi and the rights of fictional characters

Mohammed Rafi? Woh gaate kam, rote zyaada the , says a character in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. That one throwaway line seems to have understandably raised... ...

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Celebrating an alternate style of Odissi

Guru Debaprasad A dance festival-symposium paid tribute to Guru Debaprasad Das who believed that Odissi originated from the tribal and folk... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/celebrating-an-alternate-style-of-odissi/article9300185.ece

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