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'Faiz was devastated by the aftermath of Partition'

'The original dream of people like Faiz was that Pakistan would be something different from the old India: Progressive, forward looking, democratic (if not socialist), tolerant, diverse and......

'I am not secular, I am a Hindu'

'As a governor, I have every right to speak my mind if I feel the security of my country is at stake.' 'Why is it that we would have to shed tears when Muslims are killed or tortured, but have to......

The Pakistani conundrum

What does Pakistan mean for a young Indian? Devanik Saha attempts an answer. The name “Pakistan” is something which most Indians associate with either hatred or love. For an average......

He taught me to be informed, unafraid: Slain B'desh blogger's stepdaughter

Exactly a year ago today, Avijit Roy was hacked to death in the most public of places: Coming out of a crowded book fair in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His crime? He was a blogger who wrote......

2 more militants arrested in Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel murder case

Two more members of an Al-Qaeda linked Islamist militant group in Bangladesh have been arrested in connection with the killing of a secular blogger who was brutally hacked to death in Dhaka in the......

'Bandhan should not fall for corporate banking'

IMAGE: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley lights the ceremonial lamp as Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor H R Khan (extreme left), Chandra Shekhar Ghosh (middle) and West Bengal Finance......

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......

Birthday Special: Your fave Ramesh Sippy movie? VOTE!

On Ramesh Sippy's 70th birthday, we celebrate the man and his milestones. It must feel incredible to be the man behind THE film, one that only grows more mega in stature and public memory, one......

'Writing is an art, a craft and an expression with limitless potential to evolve'

'This may seem like a lyrical lamenting of a writer, but it is the sad reality in and outside the industry. In films, nine out of 10 times the writer's name is not mentioned in posters, publicity......

Balika Vadhu: An insider speaks

'We felt why not have the hope that is intrinsic in every child's life, embodied in our happy protagonist and let viewers see the world full of double standards and confused adults around her......

'This was a life not meant to be mine'

'It's very expensive for a girl to become an actress.' 'I remember I was nominated at all the award shows for Tanu Weds Manu and conscientiously, like a new actress, I attended all of them and I......

'I have to find my next Ranveer Singh'

'It really kills me to see an elderly man come to the office regularly in the hope of a role to run his house.' 'Casting leads is tough, as it's tough to cast the perfect combination of talent and......

Did Harsha Bhogle pay the price for VCA spat?

'This little incident might seem trivial to most people. But when such things happen in the BCCI's own backyard...'Dhruv Munjal reports. IMAGE: Harsha Bhogle with Ajay Jadeja and Deepika Padukone......

Messi generous donation makes Egypt angry

World Footballer of the Year Lionel Messi found himself the unlikely figure of controversy in Egypt after a local politician and a soccer official reacted angrily when he donated a pair of his......

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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Amid standoff, Mumbai schools tells students not to buy 'Made in China' stationery

As the border standoff between India and China continues, many schools in Mumbai plan to tell students to boycott Chinese-made school stationery... ...

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Sarkar 3 writer set to pen a script on AP

To the gangster's long list of fanboys at his native place in Nagaur gets added another name, that of a writer associated with Bollywood films ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/bollywood/report-sarkar-3-writer-set-to-pen-a-script-on-ap-2485883
The lives of Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan & Bairam Khan

“ Rahiman chup ho baithiye, dekhi dinan ko pher, Jab nike din aayihe, banat na lagiye der.” (Sit out the bad days quietly, because when... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/culture-news/pen-sword-in-mughal-court-the-lives-of-abdur-rahim-khan-i-khanan-bairam-khan-66039.html
A lesson on the dangers of patriotism from a pacifist of World War I

When the Battle of Arras came to an end 100 years ago on May 16 1917, there was little for British and Commonwealth troops to celebrate. Though... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/international-news/a-lesson-on-the-dangers-of-patriotism-from-a-pacifist-of-world-war-i-61432.html
Is Kangana Ranaut really collaborating on the script of her latest film? Director says yes, writer says no

Kangana Ranaut got her long-standing wish when the director Hansal Mehta of her latest film  Simran  announced that the actress would be... ...

http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/kangana-ranaut-really-collaborating-script-latest-film-director-says-yes-writer-says-no/

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