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Salman Rushdie awarded Pen Pinter prize

Indian-born Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie was on Friday named the winner of this year’s prestigious Pen Pinter prize for his outstanding literary output and support for freedom......

Now Mahashweta Devi says she has full faith in Mamata

Two days after she dubbed the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal as 'fascist', Magsaysay award winner social activist Mahashweta Devi has said she had full faith in the chief minister. "I......

US thinktank warns of violence over book on Ayesha

The Jewel of Medina, a story of Ayesha, Prophet Mohammed's third wife penned by American author Sherry Jones in the form of historical fiction, has been objected to by some Muslims in the United......

Mapping a city through poetry

'At 7 am today, a pack of mad dogs rushed into a building and castrated a man.' Running into the poet who penned that is easy, provided you know where to position yourself. If you feel the need to......

Vijaykant differs from DMK, AIADMK on Hindi

Popular actor Vijaykant, who became the latest cine personality in Tamil Nadu to take a plunge into politics, appears to be charting a course different from the established Dravidian parties......

Prasoon Joshi: The 'Thanda matlab Coca-Cola' man

Five years back, this name would ring few bells. But as the Aamir Khan-starrer 'Thanda matlab Coca-Cola' ad campaign made the almost universal rural word for soft drinks a hot catchphrase, it......

The 10 Finest Songs in Hindi Cinema

No Laxmikant Pyarelal. No R D Burman. No A R Rahman. Lyricist Amit Khanna's unusual list of 10 great film songs. Lyricist and writer Amit Khanna was closely associated with Dev Anand and penned......

Sanjay Dutt's biography on the cards?

His life has always been under intense scrutiny for his tyrst with drugs in his younger years, failed marriages, infamous association with the 1993 Mumbai blasts, jail stints and Bollywood career.......

Creating magic from Aradhana to Krrish

What do the National Award-winning infidelity drama Anuradha (1960), the three-hanky blockbuster Aradhana (1969), the youthcentric whodunit Khel Khel Mein (1975), the reincarnation drama Karan......

'Sholay, Deewar inspired 3 Idiots'

Most of you who have seen 3 Idiots will agree that the film's hillarious dialogues and scenes are just one of the reasons the movie is such a hit. And while Raj Kumar Hirani......

'Jana Gana Mana Rann is a film song'

Ram Gopal Varma dived straight into controversy when he released the first promo of his film Rann, where the national anthem was distorted to fit in the film's theme. Jana Gana Mana Rann had some......

Modern cricket is poorer with Anandji Dossa passing into the ages

Anandji Dossa. Photograph: Haresh Pandya Blessed with a computer-like brain and an elephantine memory, Anandji Dossa was a pioneer in compiling cricket statistics and scores. Haresh Pandya pays......

Dr Vasant Naik passes away

Noted cricket writer, historian and statistician Dr Vasant Naik passed away on September 8 at his home in England. A treasure trove of cricketing anecdotes and information, he was 82. Besides......

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Q. one more indian movie songs nominated for oscars ! name the movie
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Q. which era is called the golden era of indian music ?
Angel:  A. The Magical Years: 1960-1975I have always been fond of old Hindi film music but it's always had to play second fiddle to my love for classical...... more

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Q. Who Was Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ?
Deepika Chakraborty:  A. Vināyak Dāmodar Sāvarkar (Marathi: विनायक...... more

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Q. Why is ganpati's trunk turned towards right?
Kapil Gupta:  A. Hari AUM.....Ganeshji's trunk is on left and right and it does not matter on which side it is...there are many concepts about right and left....but...... more

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Q. GANPTI BAPPAA ....MORIYAA:' MANGAL MURATI........??.
Drdinesh Sharma:  A. Jai GaneshIn Indian tradition, before every task be it a small puja at home or starting up of any new work or laying of foundation of a house or...... more

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My relationship with SRK and Ekta cant be described in words

Q: Zid is a bold and an erotic thriller? What made you co-produce Zid (with Anubhav Sinha) ? Zid is more than just a bold, erotic thriller. It is... ...

http://www.filmfare.com/features/my-relationship-with-srk-and-ekta-cant-be-described-in-words-7828.html
And the Credit goes to…

Representational pic It made headlines when director Abhishek Kapoor filed a complaint with the Film Writers Association (FWA) demanding credit as... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/screen/and-the-credit-goes-to/
Bollywood writers speak up on being plagued with plagiarism

The Bollywood writers' fraternity has hailed the judgment of the Film Writers Association (FWA) upholding Jyoti Kapoor's plagiarism allegations... ...

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/bollywood-writers-speak-up-on-being-plagued-with-plagiarism/15795176
Those who don't show their anger are stronger

A life lesson to be learned from an old interview of master film-maker Satyajit Ray: Anger is best allowed to simmer within than to be shown... ...

http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/coffee-break/those-who-dont-show-their-anger-are-stronger.html
Living to learn...

Many years ago, I called home to speak with my mother and was told that she had gone for cooking classes. My mother, the indisputable Master Chef... ...

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