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Debate on free speech heats up; Anupam Kher booed

Mumbai audience boos actor for his remarks. Actor Anupam Kher was booed by the audience as a debate at a literary festival in Mumbai on freedom of speech heated up, with the actor wondering aloud......

When Chetan Bhagat locked horns with Pak literary greats

On Day One of the Times of India Literary Carnival in Mumbai, Chetan Bhagat took on his two Pakistani counterparts Mohammed Hanif and Mohsin Hamid. Here's what happened. One of the early sessions......

Uproar in RS over demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan

The Centre on Tuesday assured that it would speak to the Maharashtra government to get the demolished Ambedkar Bhavan at Dadar in Mumbai restored as a memorial. The assurance came after opposition......

'Naik evokes a closed reading of the Quran to establish Islamic supremacy'

'Naik is an outcome of an image-centric Islam, which is linked to the technological changes introduced by new media.''English educated upper middle class Muslims embraced Naik's image-centric Islam......

Kashmir needs more stories like Athar Aamir

'I asked a group of uniformed high school kids: Who was the one Kashmiri they admired?''I shouldn't have been surprised by the answer,' says Sunil Sethi. IMAGE: Athar Aamir, who came 2nd in this......

Climate change: Here's what writer Amitav Ghosh has to say

What disappoints Ghosh is the failure of policy makers in preparing for impacts of climate change which are already affecting us. Novelist and essayist Amitav Ghosh, below, left, had his first......

Rajan takes on critics in a hard-hitting speech

'The poor will not suffer disproportionately due to bouts of sharp inflation, and the middle class will not see its savings eroded. All this awaits us as we stay the course,' Raghuram Rajan said.......

Mystery of the missing train

When trains and stations become desirable again, we might have a murder mystery with the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train as a setting, says Bibek Debroy. Image: The origin of railways in India is......

'That regulators lost a court battle does not mean Nestl is a victim'

Yasmine Motarjemi, 60, who was Corporate Food Safety Manager at Nestlé from 2000 to 2010, was asked to leave because of a 'difference of opinion'. But she claims this was because she......

Bezos, Nadella say much the same, but so differently

Bezos wears it on his sleeve, Nadella keeps it quiet Image: Bezos kept his audience regaled with his explosive laughter, witty one-liners and showmanship. Photograph: Richard Brian/Reuters There......

'Baahubali 2 is better than the first because there is more drama'

'There will not be another Baahubali in this country.' Rana Daggubati gives us a sneak peek into the much-awaited sequel. The second part of SS Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali is in its last......

Why Sairat is such an important film

'Which movie has been about love between castes?''In Ek Duje Ke Liye, the divide was between a non-vegetarian north Indian family and a vegetarian south Indian one; in Amitabh Bachchan's films,......

'This was a life not meant to be mine'

'It's very expensive for a girl to become an actress.' 'I remember I was nominated at all the award shows for Tanu Weds Manu and conscientiously, like a new actress, I attended all of them and I......

Watch out for Manav Kaul, folks!

'My mother has one complaint -- I die in all of my films. She has told me to stop dying now.' Actor Manav Kaul on his ascent to the big league. One of Bollywood's most spoken about talents these......

SPOTTED! Shraddha at her pal's engagement

The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Shraddha Kapoor recently took some time to attend her pal Eshanka Wahi’s engagement ceremony in Mumbai. She shared a......

Will Sachin follow in the footsteps of these cricket greats?

As batting icon Sachin Tendulkar prepares for his farewell 200th Test in Mumbai, we take a look at what some legends of the game did after retiring from cricket. As Sachin Tendulkar jets into the......
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Under the cursed child’s spell

As the world prepares for the release of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Mumbai finds itself swept up in the Pottermania once again. “Things... ...

http://www.asianage.com/books/under-cursed-child-s-spell-661
A bid to link out-of-state Maharashtrians

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to take an initiative to connect Maharashtrian people living in other states to the... ...

http://www.asianage.com/mumbai/bid-link-out-state-maharashtrians-105
City by the sea, city of stories

One of my earliest memories is from a year of my childhood spent in Faridabad in Haryana. My father used to travel a great deal on work. My mother,... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/city-by-the-sea-city-of-stories/article8891323.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Man held by Kerala cops for IS links associated with Zakir Naik's IRF

Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. (Photo: Facebook) Qureshi was picked up from his Navi Mumbai residence on Thursday and placed under arrest in... ...

http://www.asianage.com/india/man-held-kerala-cops-links-associated-zakir-naiks-irf-690
Pro-dalit action in Una holds promise

At least the BJP, which has been traditionally partisan to upper caste Hindu interests, has at the procedural level moved against those committing... ...

http://www.asianage.com/editorial/pro-dalit-action-una-holds-promise-633

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