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The king who made his own calendar

Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh, was not just a poet, playwright, dancer and patron of the arts, says Payal Mohanka. He was a royal who hand-created his personal calendar. Wajid Ali Shah,......

The Romeos of Hazratgunj: An elegy

In Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh wayward Romeos would all be in the lock-up, says Sunil Sethi.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com 'The pursuit of happiness... in Lucknow of the 1950s meant......

Kamal Haasan and the unkind biryani cut

In the midst of the Jallikattu agitation the 62-year-old southern superstar trained in karate dealt a strike straight in the stomach. There is anger in Tamil Nadu and at the centre of it is......

Activist Trupti Desai fails to enter Haji Ali dargah

After her successful campaigns to break bar on entry of women in some Hindu temples, Bhumata Brigade chief Trupti Desai on Thursday took her movement for gender equality to the famous Haji Ali......

Obamas get a crash course on Indian culture

The Obamas got a glimpse of Indian culture and ethos at Rajpath on Monday through colourful tableaux from 16 states and some government departments that rolled down Rajpath during the Republic Day......

Of biryani, history and entrepreneurship

Did you know that there are over 26 varieties of biryani made in India?Or that biryani comes from the Persian word 'birian' which means 'fried before cooking'?Or that, though it is considered a......

'My dear friend Vinod Khanna... will miss you'

Vinod Khanna passed into the ages this morning, and the film fraternity mourned deeply. Quite a few film folk paid tribute to him on Twitter, with messages and photographs. Prime Minister......

Amjad Khan's 10 Most Memorable Films

Saluting Amjad Khan. There’s a striking dichotomy to Amjad Khan’s personality. His piercing gaze could wreak havoc yet the same eyes conveyed volumes of vulnerability. The bullying......

When Amjad Khan, Attenborough, Sanjeev Kumar got together...

One of India's top filmmakers Satyajit Raj would have been 95 today, May 2. We celebrate him by re-publishing a special series of articles through the week, starting with this beautiful excerpt......

Saeed Jaffrey: The Great Entertainer

'Sent off to interview him in the late 1970s I met him in a cafe in New Delhi's Regal Building called The Parlour. With impromptu send-ups of Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike and the rich,......

'My father didn't get his due. That still rankles'

'People don't talk about any role that my father did -- it is always Gabbar Singh. He regretted this. He would tell me, 'I started at 25 floors and couldn't go any higher because I had started too......

SAF Games cancelled

The thrice-postponed ninthSouth Asian FederationGames were cancelled on Thursday after Pakistan expressed its inability to host the regional multi-event competition.The executive council meeting of......
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'My dear friend Vinod Khanna... will miss you'

Vinod Khanna passed into the ages this morning, and the film fraternity mourned deeply. Quite a few film folk paid tribute to him on Twitter, with... ...

http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/we-have-lost-a-legend-today/20170427.htm
An elegy

In Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh wayward Romeos would all be in the lock-up, says Sunil Sethi.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com 'The... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/the-romeos-of-hazratgunj-an-elegy/20170407.htm
Bringing back the food Indians have forgotten

Ever heard of 'gosht ka halwa' or 'dal ki dulhan'? Avantika Bhuyan profiles a battery of food enthusiasts who are out to make sure that you do... ...

http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/bringing-back-the-food-indians-have-forgotten/20170329.htm
1853 to now

The Supreme Courts suggestion on Tuesday for an amicable settlement to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute in Ayodhya has yet again rekindled... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/babri-masjid-ram-temple-dispute-timeline-1853-to-now-news-national-rdvxugagedgbg.html

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