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Stories our grandmother told us...

'What we really need is a revival of storytelling at bedtime.'Avantika Bhuyan reports.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com As a child, my favourite event of the day was the power cut. That's......

'India's stand on Rohingyas is despicable'

'What kind of world player are you trying to be?' EXCLUSIVE: No country for the Rohingyas   A directive by the Union ministry of home affairs has earned the ire of human rights activists......

The photographer who refused to shoot the prime minister

Photographer S Paul, who died this month, was furiously protective about his independence and intensely sure about his work.So much so that he once walked away from a shoot with a prime......

The train ticket inspector who's an amazing painter

Avantika Bhuyan meets a train ticket inspector who captures everyday scenes beautifully on canvas. July 26, 2015, is a date Bijay Biswaal is not likely to forget. That was the day Prime Minister......

How to ensure your child's safety at school

With many schools abdicating their legal and ethical responsibilities towards students, Avantika Bhuyan lists down things to keep in mind for your child's securityDays after the rape of a......

The man who sold Nirav Modi's art

Saffronart managed the auction of Nirav Modi's art collection, raising Rs 593 million for the government.Founder Dinesh Vazirani tells Avantika Bhuyan how he built Saffronart into an institution.......

The Stanford graduate who left Oracle to make wine

It's been 16 years since Rajeev Samant launched the first Sula wine by selling 50,000 cases.Today, Avantika Bhuyan reports, Sula is on track to sell a million cases this year. Rajeev Samant of......

A peek into the flashy lifestyles of India's richest businessmen

Indian billionaires do not believe in sitting on their wealth. They'd rather go out and a buy a plane or two, or an expensive car, or maybe a horse. Here's a look at the lifestyles and interests of......

The 5 fittest CEOs in India

Whether it’s running a 42- km marathon or a grinding rally drive, these men take exertions in their stride, says Avantika Bhuyan N Chandrasekaran CEO and managing director Tata Consultancy......

Is Kapil Sharma having trouble handling success?

Such is Sharma's clout that very few are willing to take sides in this controversy.'It's like talking about Salman Khan.''No one wants to ruffle feathers.'Avantika Bhuyan on why India's biggest......

The explosion at sea: How The Ghazi Attack got made

The Ghazi Attack tells the story about one of the 'last unsolved greatest mysteries of the 1971 war,' discovers Avantika Bhuyan. IMAGE: Rana Daggubati had to shed his Baahubali bulk to play a......

He brought out the poetry of the ordinary face

Om Puri was that rare actor who could carry a film on sheer power and versatility of his performance, says Avantika Bhuyan. IMAGE: Om Puri in Ardh Satya. It was on a balmy evening in 1988 that I......

'I wanted to understand Dhoni's mind'

Avantika Bhuyan meets the man behind MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. IMAGE: Sushant Singh Rajput in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story It has been two weeks since the trailer of MS Dhoni: The Untold Story......

Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Picture perfectionist!

'Sometimes the cast wouldn't come together; sometimes I wasn't in a position at the box office to make this film. But I didn't give up,' Sanjay Leela Bhansali tells Avantika Bhuyan after Bajirao......

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Coming to India and making

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