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India's Shakespearean love affair

When it comes to celebrating William Shakespeare, can India be far behind?At the recent celebrations marking the Bard's 400th death anniversary, India's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom......

Was Bard's 'Dark Lady' a prostitute named Lucy Negro?

The Dark Lady who inspired some of William Shakespeare's romantic sonnets may have had a rather unladylike profession, as experts suggest that she may have been a notorious prostitute called 'Lucy......

Tagore's ancestral house to become museum

While kicking off the bard's week-long 151st birth anniversary celebrations here, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said they were thinking how to convert the mansion where Tagore was born and spent......

Sambhaji Bhagat: The bard of small things

As the school bell at Sadhana Vidyalaya in suburban Mumbai rings out another day, history teacher Sambhaji Bhagat, 50, is as eager as his students to leave. He rushes to his room......

Why insistence on only one language must be resisted

An insistence on only one language will inevitably be resented as a form of imperialism and resisted. Such narrow-mindedness also breeds a destructive and, at times, violent competitive linguistic......

There's something in a name, say private equity players

When it comes to choosing a name for a new fund, private equity managers in India rarely heed the famous quote of the Bard of Avon, 'What's in a name?'It seems that fund managers who have launched......

EPFO initiative that will create 350,000 additional low cost homes

The initiative is expected to create 350,000 additional low cost homes. Retirement fund body EPFO is considering significantly increasing its exposure to housing finance companies to comply with......

Retailers seek changes in multi-brand FDI norms

Asking the government to tweak FDI norms in multi-brand segment, retailers said sourcing rules must be made similar to that of single brand while demanding foreign firms be allowed to put only 50......

BSNL, MTNL to buy 46 pc in Kuwait telecom firm

In one of the largest deals in West Asia, a consortium of Indian telecom firms led by Delhi-based Vavasi Group, which also hopes to rope in state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar......

Corruption, American style

Con men, swindlers and cheaters pay bribes. Sophisticates hire lobbyists because lobbyists get better, more lasting results while only rarely landing in the slammer. We know intuitively that......

'It is very difficult to do Shakespeare in Gujarati'

Shakespeare in Gujarati, to be performed at the Globe Theatre in London where most of the Bard's plays were staged some 400 years ago, is not a midsummer night's dream, but a fact. Mumbai-based......

'Kaminey is a reminder that we have a dark side'

William Shakespeare wasn't the source for Vishal Bhardwaj's Kaminey but the Bard whose Othello inspired Bharadwaj's hit Omkara and whose Macbeth became Maqbool was very much looking over the......

Manorama: A well-executed thriller

If great theatre can be timeless -- the Bard is freshly recycled on stage or screen somewhere in the world every single week -- the same must hold true for great cinema.Following the thought that a......

The Meyerowitz Stories: Thank God for Netflix!

If it wasn't for Netflix, we'd never have seen The Meyerowitz Stories in India.J Jagannath is captivated by this film about three disconnected siblings and their even more disconnected father.......

Fine films, fabulous discoveries at MAMI

The movies that impressed, puzzled and stunned Sukanya Verma at MAMI this year. You know it's time for the annual Mumbai Film Festival when the city's cinephile population flocks to theatres in......

PIX: Britain stages a spectacular welcome for the world

Britain greeted the world on Friday with an extravagant celebration that included Bond, the Bard and a Beatle -- and a formal welcome from no less a figure than its jubilee queen. London's......

Under-17 World Cup: France meet Japan in battle of equals

  IMAGE: The Japan Under-17 football players at a training session in Guwahati. Photograph: PTI France and Japan start on even keel when they face each other in a group E encounter of the......

IPL: Indian umpires going from bad to worse...

IMAGE: Umpires CK Nandan and Nitin Menon. Photograph: BCCI The poor performance of the Indian umpires came under the spotlight after an embarrasing error from on-field umpires C K Nandan and Nitin......

Police confirm Peter Roebuck committed suicide

Peter Roebuck, one of the most respected cricket commentators, who also wrote for Indian newspapers, committed suicide at his hotel in Cape Town where he was covering Australia's Test series......

Former Somerset captain and writer Roebuck dead at 55

Peter Roebuck, the former captain of English county Somerset and one of the finest cricket writers of his time, was found dead at the age of 55 in his hotel in South Africa, the Sydney Morning......
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SRK and Netflix to bring New Original Series Based on `Bard of Blood`

Young Indian Author's Spy Thriller To Be Brought To Life As A Multilingual Series Netflix Inc., the world's leading internet entertainment service,... ...

http://www.santabanta.com/bollywood/122966/srk-and-netflix-to-bring-new-original-series-based-on-bard-of-blood/
As real as it gets

How deep is it necessary for an artist to know the milieu that informs his work? The answer is obvious; otherwise how would he do justice to his... ...

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A Poet’s Fiction

THE ARRIVAL OF Jeet Thayil’s new novel The Book of Chocolate Saints (Aleph; 501 pages; Rs 799) was heralded not by the usual melee of reviews and... ...

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Thank God for Netflix!

If it wasn't for Netflix, we'd never have seen The Meyerowitz Stories in India.J Jagannath is captivated by this film about three disconnected... ...

http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/the-meyerowitz-stories-thank-god-for-netflix/20171107.htm
Legendary bard Dr Bhupen Hazarika remembered

NABARI, Nov 5 - Rich tributes were paid to Sudhakantha Dr Bhupen Hazarika in programme organised by Pub-Uttar Sakha Satra Santha under Nalbari... ...

http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=nov0617/state050

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