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The king who made his own calendar

Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh, was not just a poet, playwright, dancer and patron of the arts, says Payal Mohanka. He was a royal who hand-created his personal calendar. Wajid Ali Shah,......

Obamas get a crash course on Indian culture

The Obamas got a glimpse of Indian culture and ethos at Rajpath on Monday through colourful tableaux from 16 states and some government departments that rolled down Rajpath during the Republic Day......

Obama watches in awe as India puts up impressive R-day show

Multi-hued images of India's rich cultural diversity and military might as well as achievements in diverse fields unfolded on Monday at the 66th Republic Day parade which had a US president as the......

'Why has the RSS become so nervous?'

InJune and July, it seemed the Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi dispute was centered on the exchange of letters between twomen of faith. One, the Shankaracharya of Kanchi, Sri Jayendra Saraswati. The......

Of biryani, history and entrepreneurship

Did you know that there are over 26 varieties of biryani made in India?Or that biryani comes from the Persian word 'birian' which means 'fried before cooking'?Or that, though it is considered a......

Saeed Jaffrey: The Great Entertainer

'Sent off to interview him in the late 1970s I met him in a cafe in New Delhi's Regal Building called The Parlour. With impromptu send-ups of Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike and the rich,......

'My father didn't get his due. That still rankles'

'People don't talk about any role that my father did -- it is always Gabbar Singh. He regretted this. He would tell me, 'I started at 25 floors and couldn't go any higher because I had started too......

Review: Jaanisaar music is strictly for lovers of classical music

The Jaanisaar soundtrack is worth a listen but it may not be everyone's cup of tea, writes Aelina Kapoor. The Jaanisaar soundtrack includes as many as 10 songs, all belonging to the period......

Pehle aap, tehzeeb and Bollywood

From Pakeezah to Ishaqzaade, from Shatranj ki Khilari to Umrao Jaan, the great city of Lucknow has made its way to the wonderful world of Hindi films. The tinkle of the ghungroo, bright......

Gliterrati and mouth-watering cuisine at Shaad Ali

From celebrities to mouth-watering Awadhi cuisine, director Shaad Ali's wedding had it all. The man who helmed hits like Saathiya and Bunty Aur Babli was betrothed to Shamzeen at a memorable......
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What's on the purse?

My first recollection of a Bhopali batua is my grandma’s amber-coloured one: a small, almost half-moon shaped, embellished velvet drawstring... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/558315/whats-purse.html
'Gauhar Jaan was the Amy Winehouse of her time, minus the drugs'

Prev By Suprita Mitter | Posted 2 hours As a play about legendary singer Gauhar Jaan completes 30 shows and readies for a tour of Pakistan,... ...

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Craze no more

The craze for chandeliers, which had staged a comeback in Delhi at one time, is almost dead. In the 1960s, particularly the Chandelier House of... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/notebook/craze-no-more/153498.html
Indra on Wajid Ali Shah's throne!

The Other Lucknow captures the syncretic traditions of the city Guru Dutt's immensely popular film Chaudhvin Ka Chand opens with a Sahir... ...

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Interactive workshop of Kathak explores the dance form

Prev By Suprita Mitter | Posted 2 hours An interactive workshop will explore Kathak's influences beyond the stereotype associated with the... ...

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