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'Abu Salem will be bumped off... by Indian intelligence agencies'

Image: Gangster Abu Salem 'Even the mafia has certain ethics and follow certain rules, but Abu Salem was so ruthless, so inhuman, there was no ethics at all. He had no basic humanity in him.'......

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......

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 REAL reason why TV shows are going wrong

'Thirty years ago, if you walked into a chawl, there would be three television sets in 30 houses. Today, you’ll see television sets in all 30 houses. The viewers have increased, but of a......

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......

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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angel
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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drdinesh sharma
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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For a Better Tomorrow

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow... goes a famous saying. Tomorrow, for all of us, will be a mixed bag of emotions like... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/malayalam/For-a-Better-Tomorrow/2015/01/29/article2642131.ece
Pakistan's perspective

By Dr Qaisar Rashid In the South Asia region, when the context is Pakistan and India, the US seems to have three main priorities:... ...

http://southasiamonitor.org/detail.php?type=n&nid=10449
Didi's Urdu shayaris hit market, Oppn raise plagiarism doubts

Mamata Banerjee with her book, Tamanna, at the 39th Kolkata International Book Fair, Tuesday. (Source: Express Photo by Partha Paul) Nobody... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/kolkata/didis-urdu-shayaris-hit-market-oppn-raise-plagiarism-doubts/
Laxman's pen shaped Malgudi characters

QUEENS ROAD: A genius sees what we cannot and then the imperceptible becomes as clear as day light. R K Laxman was a soothsayer, a political wit, a... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/Laxmans-pen-shaped-Malgudi-characters/2015/01/28/article2639628.ece
Mamata describes book fairs as largest platform of democracy

Stating that the freedom of expression is very important for everyone, West Bengal Chief Minister today described book fairs as the largest... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/mamata-describes-book-fairs-as-largest-platform-of-democracy-115012701347_1.html

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