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Meet Chess Uncle

The future is uncertain and the past painful.So, Abdul Samad chooses to focus on the present, taking one day at a time, seeking solace in a game of chess in a bustling city.Shivani Khandekar meets......

Meet Akhilesh Yadav's brains trust

Akhilesh Yadav, the amiable crown prince, has emerged from his father's shadow and has signalled to his subjects that he is ready to become the king. Every day when Akhilesh returns after a joust......

We are the Godses!

Nathuram Godse's nephew and niece in Pune see him as a devout nationalist, not a contract killer. Ranjita Ganesan finds a proud family that doesn't want to make God out of Godse. Not many......

Where have the real friends gone?

Sam,' Shanmuganathan to his parents and to almost no one else in the US, is an old friend and when we met recently was looking worried. I initially put it down to Sam's profession -- investment......

'Gandhi's honesty floored me'

Putting together a play about the Father of the Nation is no easy task.But when that play is a musical, the challenges increase.Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar (text), Rajesh Karkera (video) and......

The Best Films of Saeed Jaffrey

Saeed Jaffrey lives on through his versatile body of work. Joie de vivre distinguishes the refined, infectious charisma of international actor Saeed Jaffrey. Whether playing an aristocrat or a......

Father's Day Special: Getting to know Pran

'By the 1960s, my father was very busy with his movies but he took time off for his kids. He taught me cycling and roller skating. He would play chess with my brothers.' 'He was good at drawing......

'I got so many marriage proposals after DDLJ'

'After King Uncle and DDLJ, I had a dedicated mailbox at the post office, and would get so many fan mails from all over the world!' Pooja Ruparel, better remembered as Chutki,......

The BRILLIANCE of Hrishikesh Mukherjee

On Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 91st birth anniversary on September 30, we bring back a Rediff Special done on the brilliant filmmaker in December 2002. Read on: Hrishikesh Mukherjee's cinema could make......

'I have many more years of chess left in me'

Shobha Warrier's interview with Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand continues.Part I: 'You really want to defeat Kasparov'You won the titles for the fourth year in succession at both Corsica and Mainz......

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