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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......

When Narasimha Rao joked about firing Manmohan

The Emergency came as a surprise to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who saw an atmosphere of fear in the country during which there were many "arbitrary arrests and detentions", says a new......

EXCLUSIVE! Obama didn't know of Modi's US visa ban

The President was apparently unaware of the Narendra Modi visa ban controversy till April. Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com has the scoop. President Barack Obama was apparently totally unaware of the raging......

RARE PHOTOS: From Nehru to Modi

The story of India's prime ministers from 1947, told in photographs. Narendra Damodardas Modi is all set to be sworn in as India's prime minister on May 26. Since India attained Independence in......

Modi will be the next PM, says Meghnad Desai

Indian-origin economist Lord Meghnad Desai has said India will get a more ‘decisive leadership’ in Narendra Modi if he takes over as the new prime minister after the general elections......

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......

Why the Planning Commission failed to meet expectations

The Planning Commission has not been central to the policymaking process since the mid-1960s, says Nitin Desai. In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the end of the......

A sinking economy has put the UPA in trouble

It's the floundering economy that caused the Congress' grievous loss in the Assembly elections, says Nitin Desai. The verdict of the recent state elections is clear:  the Congress party......

US hails India's Look East policy

US Vice President Joseph R Biden, Jr, on the eve of his visit to India and Singapore, in a major foreign policy address on The United States and the Asia-Pacific, said one of  the reasons......

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......

India forgot the future at the Commonwealth Games opening

What India projected at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, says Sheela Bhatt, was a huge Indian mela in all its old shades. It was India. Chaotic, crowded, loud but warm, colourful......

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Q. who was Better Manmohan desai or Manmohan singh ? :-P
Indian Ocean:  A.  more

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Om Shrivastava
Q. if you make a film with Dileep, Amitabh, Mala Sinha, Asha Parekh, Naseeruddin Shah Vinod Khann Tanuja; Who can direct and take care of them in order that they don't quarrel?
Om Shrivastava:  A. manmohan Desai, he always had happy endingmanmohan singh, , pyaaz ne rulaya, inflation ne rulaya, petrol ne rulayakhud khamosh rahe, aur hame bhi bolne na diya more

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Farhaan
Q. V have lost today our yesteryear heroine Nanda who died at the age of 75 years not married as she was going to get married to Producer Director Manmohan Desai but before dat he only died... Film actors & actresses life is just like stars today they shine and 2morrow they dont and in old age one suffers from loneliness and monetary wise...M i rite??
Farhaan:  A. I think only Manmohan Desai can. Remember how he assembled half the industry in the hotel lobby to hear Rafi singing John Johny Janardhan...tararampampam...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/v-have-lost-today-our-yesteryear-heroine-nanda-who-died-at-t/27247481/answers/27350928

shyamvanwari
Q. Jawaharlal Nehru proved that a rich man can become the country's Prime Minister;Lal Bahadur Shastri proved that a poor man can become the Prime Minister;Indira Gandhi proved that a woman can become the Prime Minister;Morarji Desai proved that an old man can become the Prime Minister;Rajiv Gandhi proved that a young man can become the Prime Minister;I.K. Gujral proved that a gentleman can become the Prime Minister;Deve Gowda proved just about anybody can become the Prime Minister;Manmohan Singh has proved that India does not need a Prime Minister!
Shyamvanwari:  A. absolutely right. se the tragedies of parveen babi, mazhar khan, lalita pawar, a. k. hungal, divya bharathi .... the list is endless. all we see is...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/jawaharlal-nehru-proved-that-a-rich-man-can-become-the-count/26563832/answers/27247493

Tiaa
Q. legendry film maker prakash mehra ! what is his contribution to film industry ?
Tiaa:  A. good observation more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/legendry-film-maker-prakash-mehra--what-is-his-contribution-/26251306/answers/26563839

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Nuclear doctrine needs updating

12:04 am The Indian nuclear doctrine, at the heart of which is a commitment to No First Use (NFU) of nuclear weapons, has worked well. Soon after... ...

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The Tiger's Tale

he real Bal Thackeray? Sujata Anandan's book gives a glimpse of the man beyond the self-created persona and the news headlines. There is enough to... ...

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From Hollywood to Bollywood- women actors ruling the roost

Women actors are rocking the box office, with the likes of Vidya Balan and Scarlett Johansson carrying movies entirely on their shoulders, says... ...

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Some stories are surely best narrated backwards. Like my conversation with Bollywood's hit machine Rohit Shetty. I wrap it up by casually asking... ...

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