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Pandit Jasraj: Indian classical music's greatest voice

Awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri, Pandit Jasraj also popularised semi-classical music like ‘haveli sangeet' and reached out to devotees with his......

Sharif, daughter arrested in graft case as they return to Pakistan

The two were convicted on July 6 in the Avenfield properties case linked to the Sharif family’s ownership of four luxury flats in London. IMAGE: Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif......

Must read: A Hindu's battle to preserve Urdu!

In four years, Rekhta has become the largest online repository for Urdu poetry and literature in the world, says Veenu Sandhu.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The lawns of the Indira......

Must read: A Hindu's battle to preserve Urdu!

In four years, Rekhta has become the largest online repository for Urdu poetry and literature in the world, says Veenu Sandhu.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The lawns of the Indira......

'This is a battle of good vs evil, not Hindu vs Muslim'

'There has never been a problem between Hindus and Muslims in Kairana.''We are a people that smoke from the same hookah.'Once the seat of an influential tradition of Indian classical music, Kairana......

The VERY BEST of Surekha Sikri

An effortless artist at all times, Surekha Sikri's emotional eloquence and authoritative presence showed a knack for turning moments into meaning. Things that begin for a lark end up making......

'I got more praise than the hero'

Movie veteran Chandrashekhar, best known for films like Cha Cha Cha, Surang and Street Singer and playing the role of Arya Sumant on the television serial Ramayan, passed into the ages on June 16,......

5 MEMORABLE Shashi Kapoor Films

Shashi Kapoor was a good actor. But he was an exceptional producer too. Bold, enterprising and lavish, Shashi spared no expenses to ensure his films were premium products. His finances would often......

25 Years Ago in Bollywood...

1996, recapped. 25 years ago, Madras became Chennai, Dolly the sheep was successfully cloned, Doordarshan combatted aggressive satellite cable networking, Indian politicians engaged in a crazy game......

Jalsaghar is a viewing treat you owe yourself

Cinema entertains, exhilarates and enlightens. Its ability to relate and inform the viewer through universal, timeless emotions are what contributes to its legacy, now available more easily than......
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