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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......

Happy Birthday, Genelia D'Souza!

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Actress Genelia D’Souza, who was last seen in a cameo appearance in husband Riteish Deshmukh's Marathi debut Lai Bhaari,......

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......

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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Lit fest to honour Amritlal Nagar's 100th anniv

LUCKNOW: Carpets have been rolled out for the much awaited Lucknow Literature Carnival that sets the tone of intellectual discourse in the city... ...
Irrfan Khan eager to play Manto

Nandita Das, who will be tracing the life of Saadat Hasan Manto in her new directorial venture, says actor Irrfan Khan is seriously looking at the... ...
PU to stage Chugtai and Manto for drama lovers

CHANDIGARH: At a time when independent artists have to struggle to get sponsorships, National Best Supporting Actress and assistant professor at... ...
Political perfidy across shadow lines

Six months before his death there was this epitaph of sorts that ran, Here lies Saadat Hasan Manto and with him lie buried all the secrets and... ...
Pakistani film on Manto to be released in India

I have not tried to project a two-dimensional image of him or attempted to glamourise him, says Khoosat who plays the great Urdu writer One of... ...

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