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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......

'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......

Revisiting 1857: Satyajit Ray's vision

With the release of Mangal Pandey: The Rising, Ketan Mehta's historical epic exploring India's First War of Independence in 1857, it's rewind time for Bollywood. So we decided to look back at......
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'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... ...

http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/my-father-didnt-get-his-due-that-still-rankles/20150818.htm
The fakir

We know of monks who sold their Ferraris. But here's the Raja of Kotwara, the erstwhile princely province on the outskirts of Lucknow, who shuns... ...

http://www.filmfare.com/features/the-fakir-10177.html
Of bhaav, bandish, and much more

Surrounded by a thick clump of white, yellow, orange and red gerberas, and a picture of a sal tree in the background, the stage at the Kamani... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/art/audience-savours-the-romance-of-music-at-thumri-festival/article1-1378485.aspx
Beautiful poetry, gorgeous costumes ...

Humein bhi pyaar kar le Hamari bhi khabar le Arey bana kar Dil-o jaan jee jigar le Jo paaye jam khali Ijaazat hai ki bhar le… These... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/bollywood/jaanisaar-review-beautiful-poetry-gorgeous-costumes-but-a-mockery-of-1857-2382878.html
Thumri music festival kicks off in Delhi

New Delhi, (IANS) In a treat for the capital's music lovers, the three-day annual Thumri Festival was inaugurated here Friday with a soul-stirring... ...

http://www.mangalorean.com/thumri-music-festival-kicks-off-in-delhi/

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