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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......

Amjad Khan's 10 Most Memorable Films

Saluting Amjad Khan. There’s a striking dichotomy to Amjad Khan’s personality. His piercing gaze could wreak havoc yet the same eyes conveyed volumes of vulnerability. The bullying......

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......
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Rare books of library at Lucknow university's kabootar kothi being digitized

LUCKNOW: The RB Das library in the historical Kabootar Kothi of Nawabi era at present day Lucknow University's public administration department is... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Rare-books-of-library-at-Lucknow-universitys-Kabootar-Kothi-being-digitized/articleshow/55612692.cms
Karbala tragedy to be retold at Chehellum event

LUCKNOW: Setting an example of Avadh's culture and secularism in times of religious and political discord, on the eve of Chehellum (40th day of... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Karbala-tragedy-to-be-retold-at-Chehellum-event/articleshow/55447774.cms
Baithaks at their best

Going by the latest trends, almost no one ventures into organising a classical recital in the city of joy during the Pujas. A warm, intimate... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/marquee/baithaks-at-their-best/174249.html
The journey of biryani

Anurag Mallick & Priya Ganapathy, 16 Oct, 2016, DHNS While legend has it that Turkic ruler Tamerlane was responsible for biryani’s entry into... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/576023/journey-biryani.html
Politicising Dussehra sets deplorable trend

Never before has a religious event, that brings forth a wellspring of devotional fervour in India, been made a servant of politics, both domestic... ...

http://www.asianage.com/editorial/politicising-dussehra-sets-deplorable-trend-817

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