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Prasoon Joshi: Manto's impact is imprinted on me forever

On Saadat Hasan Manto's 100th birth anniversary, National Award-winning lyricist Prasoon Joshi talks about the writer who he first couldn't fathom and was prohibited from reading and yet went on to......

Is Surya Namaskar religious? I don't think so

'Few practitioners of yoga doing the Surya Namaskar, including lakhs of Americans and Europeans, see it as a form of worshipping the sun. They do it because it is good exercise.' 'In my view Muslim......

Manohar Parrikar and his big mouth

'The defence minister should concentrate on acquiring a bigger stick, rather than brag of using terrorists as State policy,' says Aakar Patel. Defence ministers should carry a big stick, but speak......

Can Modi succeed where Gandhi failed?

'Will Modi succeed with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan? He will not, because cultural change does not come purely from legislation and never overnight. It comes internally and this is something Gandhi......

Why Shah Rukh, Aamir, Salman had no need for Hindu screen names

'Muslim actors like Dilip Kumar thought they had to give themselves Hindu names to be acceptable. Was their caution justified?' 'My view is that Indians, of all faiths, are tolerant. Secular is a......

Quiz Time: What did Pran aspire to be before he became an actor?

In a special series, we will put YOU to the test everyday! Today, we celebrate Pran's birth anniversary by quizing you about his movies. Let's see how much YOU know! 1. What did Pran aspire to be......

Why Dedh Ishqiya is an important film

'Dedh Ishqiya does not yell out loud that it has an LGBT plot... The film does not show over-the-top caricatures of gay characters that we saw in films like Dostana and Bol Bachchan,' says Aseem......

Legendary actor Pran passes away at 93

Legendary actor Pran, loved and feared in equal measure by moviegoers for his roles in Bollywood hits like 'Milan', 'Madhumati' and 'Zanjeer', passed away at a suburban hospital in Mumbai on Friday......

After cancellation of plays, Pak artistes return home

A group of artistes from Pakistan headed home today after two plays by its theatre groups at the ongoing Bharat Rang Mahotsav at National School of Drama (NSD) here were cancelled amid the recent......

Aamir to star opposite Kate Winslet?

After conquering Bollywood through performances as diverse as a colonised villager (Lagaan), a dyslexic teacher (Taare Zameen Par) and a man with short-term memory loss (Ghajini), Aamir Khan is......

Is this why BCCI wants Sachin, Sourav, VVS?

'My speculation is that the BCCI believes it is dangerous for credible insiders to stay outside its area of influence. It wants people like these three cricketers inside the tent rather than......
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Studio sagas

Two books by Ashokamitran offer a richly storied account of the 50s film world, as seen from Gemini Studios Was the studio era in Indian cinema... ...

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The go-to Iftar place

Foodie paradise:A sweet stall at Minara Masjid during the month of Ramzan in Mumbai.Photo: Paul Noronha During Ramzan nights, as chants of... ...

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With Love Bajrangi Bhaijaan

My mother and I cried, as Bajrangi hugged Shahida at end of the film. The power of love was overwhelming and everyone in the audience seemed to... ...

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Literati

A look at the world of books, publishing and writers. In a column on January 11, 2015, The New York Times published Michiko Kakutani's review of... ...

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That Smell In His Ink

My random and eccentric test to inspect the quality (and tone) of a Manto translation is as follows: Go straight to Toba Tek Singh , Manto's most... ...

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