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Ranjani Iyengar's Diary

I missed Ustad Bismillah Khan and Pandit Ravi Shankar because of the traffic jam outside Pragati Maidan. But I was lucky to listen to scores of other fascinating people at the Pravasi Bharatiya......

Will Prashant Kishor be third time lucky?

Here’s an analysis of the style and strategy of the man who did the magic for Narendra Modi and then Nitish Kumar and whom the Congress has now hired.  At the Congress party’s......

Chhota Rajan's revenge

Gangster Chhota Rajan, arrested in Bali on Monday and who is likely to be extradited to India, was not one to forgive or forget easily. Mumbai’s foremost crime writer S Hussain Zaidi recalls......

The uncommon creator of that Common Man

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman has died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94. Back in 1997, we had carried an excerpt from Past Forward, an autobiographical book which carried anecdotes of eminent......

The uncommon creator of that Common Man

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman has died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94. Back in 1997, we had carried an excerpt from Past Forward, an autobiographical book which carried anecdotes of eminent......

20 key predictions for India and the world in 2016

It's that time of year when columnists are tempted to speculate about what this New Year will bring. Who am I to resist the temptation?  Image: Global economic growth will continue to be......

Economic indicators: How India, China, Pak compare

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about whether China will replace the United States as the economic powerhouse, whether India will overtake China and whether Pakistan is a failed economic......

Global food prices down, but situation still uncertain: FAO

Although food prices declined in March, volatility in prices is expected to continue in the coming months amid fluctuating oil prices and low stocks of foodgrains across the world, UN body FAO said......

World Cup ad rate can touch Rs 24 lakh per 10 secs!

It could be a windfall for cricket World Cup broadcaster ESPN Star Sports if India reaches the knockout stages, as the spot rate for advertisements could then touch up to Rs 24 lakh (Rs 2.4......

PM draws up 20-point agenda on corruption

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is set to outline a comprehensive agenda to make transparency and ethics the core focus of governance at all levels. Top government sources told Business Standard a......

'There were a lot of politics in the film industry'

Popular singer of the 1960s Mubarak Begum, who gave us beautiful songs like Kabhi Tanhaiyon Mein Hamari Yaad Aaegi from Hamari Yaad Aayegi (1961) and Mujhko Apne Gale Lagalo Ai Mere Hamrahi......

'It's very difficult directing a daughter'

'I was a very late child of my father. I was suddenly a little toy, who appeared from nowhere. Everybody experimented.' 'I don't know why I took up dancing. I think I wanted to find one more excuse......

'Working with Kamal Haasan is a big deal for me even if I work in Hollywood'

'Kamal Haasan works with people who have a certain level of talent and skill set. He likes to work with people again and again, with whom he can relate to, and with whom he can have a conversation......

'We will miss you Manorama Aachi'

'What an irreplaceable loss to our film fraternity' Tamil film folk pay tribute to Manorama. One of the most loved faces of Tamil cinema, veteran actress Manorama succumbed to a heart......

#MeatBan: 'Why no ban on ignorance?'

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: The meat ban during the Jain festival of Paryushan has invited the wrath of many, including Bollywood stars, who turned......

Sreesanth seeks BCCI nod for training, eyes 'selection'

After being cleared of all charges in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, Shantakumaran Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan hope to get the BCCI's nod to return to action soon. Manu......

Ranji Trophy: Dinda, Veer Pratap rock Karnataka

Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda intimidated the batsmen with a four-wicket burst before Karnataka staged a recovery to be 237/7 on a curtailed day 1 of their Group A Ranji Trophy fixture at the Eden......

Jiwanjot's ton rallies Punjab; Sehwag fails again

Opener Jiwanjot Singh scored a century on a lively track, even as his senior colleague Yuvraj Singh came a cropper for the second time, as Punjab made an impressive recovery in the Ranji Trophy......

Yuvraj gets a duck as Delhi dismiss Punjab for a paltry 74

Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir's dogged insistence of playing on a seaming track was vindicated once again as the hosts bowled out Punjab for just 74 runs in on a fog-hit first day of the Ranji......

Macau Open: Anirban Lahiri equals course record, finishes second

Anirban Lahiri equalled the course record with a sensational nine-under 62 at the par-71 Macau Golf and Country Club to finish second at the Venetian Macau Open on Sunday. Despite a......
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Composer Jasleen Royal, lyricist Prateek Kuhad believe in honest music

Jasleen Royal and Prateek Kuhad, in an exclusive interview with IndiaToday.in, talk about their Baar Baar Dekho experience, their indie work and... ...

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/baar-baar-dekho-kho-gaye-hum-kahan-jasleen-royal-prateek-kuhad/1/739220.html
After 2009, 2012, third time not a charm

Shah Rukh Khan was detained at the Los Angeles airport for questioning by the US immigration department. Again. Seems like a severe case of deja vu... ...

http://m.firstpost.com/bollywood/shah-rukh-khan-detained-at-los-angeles-international-airport-after-2009-2012-third-time-not-a-charm-2951206.html
Tull moments

Life's a long song, and let's go living in the past. Thousands of classic rock fans have been addicted to the band Jethro Tull, and admired... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/tull-moments/article8977391.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Sudeep opts for 'mass' with Kotigobba2

We are a small industry, our budgets are small, our markets are small, and our reach is definitely small. These are some of the complaints one... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/kannada/movies/news/There-definitely-is-a-power-to-money-Sudeep/articleshow/53651924.cms
For the love of classical music

Malavika Anand is a young classical singer. Photo: K.V.S. Giri Malavika Anand is a rising star in the field of Carnatic music. Two years... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/for-the-love-of-classical-music/article8974190.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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