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Why Mamata left the Congress!

'In 1997 Mamata wanted the Congress in alliance with the BJP in West Bengal against the Left Front government.''Pranab Mukherjee opposed it, stating it would amount to compromising on......

NIA calls Param Bir to record statement in Sachin Waze case

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh on Wednesday has been called by National Investigation Agency (NIA) to record a statement in Sachin Waze's case.   IMAGE: Former Mumbai......

1971 war: The lashes of the whip

Last night someone had blasted a bomb near the college boundary wall.'Miscreants have blown up the electric transformer.''And while retreating, they hurled a grenade at the principal's house.'......

Waze, Hiran seen meeting on the day Scorpio was 'stolen'

CCTV footage shows that suspended police officer Sachin Waze and deceased businessman Mansukh Hiran had met on February 17, the day a Scorpio in Hiran's possession was 'stolen', an......

Renaming in Modi's India: From cities to fruits

Cities, roads, stations rechristened in the time of Modi.  Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh is the latest city to be renamed. Madhya Pradesh Chief......

Modi, mines, viprit buddhi

Yes, India needs desperate measures to kick-start growth. But selling off its lungs to the highest bidder to hack away cannot be the way out, says Sumit Bhattacharya. IMAGE: Prime Minister......

'An Indian film without songs is meaningless'

Vanraj Bhatia, the creator of unforgettable music, hated the fact that the 'New Wave' directors did not respect Hindi cinema's multi-song format.Jyoti Punwani draws memories from her interviews......

Take the BOLLYWOOD CHALLENGE!

Ready for your weekly fun and filmi Bollywood quiz? Sukanya Verma quizzes you to find out just how much you know about the movies. Alright then, here it is. You know how it goes -- simply identify......

Which book-to-screen is YOUR fave? VOTE!

In Parineeti Chopra's upcoming Netflix release The Girl On The Train, the actress goes against type to play an alcoholic, whose obsession around a happily married couple lands her in the middle of......

Lessons from Bollywood: How to wear a mask

Despite the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai and other parts of India, safety rules continued to be flouted what with over 4,000 local train commuters penalised for neglecting to wear face......

Tandav and 7 other CONTROVERSIES

8 instances when Indian movies and Web shows were neck deep in trouble! A Muslim boy and a Hindu girl kissing in A Suitable Boy, the name of a dog in Pataal Lok, a Pakistani actor in a starring......

ICC announces rescheduled qualification path to 2022 U-19 WC

Photograph: Kind Courtesy, ICC World Cup/Twitter The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Sunday, announced a rescheduled qualification pathway to the 2022 under-19 men's World Cup in the West......
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'An Indian film without songs is meaningless'

Vanraj Bhatia, the creator of unforgettable music, hated the fact that the 'New Wave' directors did not respect Hindi cinema's multi-song... ...

http://www.rediff.com/movies/special/alvida-vanraj-bhatia/20210510.htm
Will pass mom's lessons to my kids

On Mother’s Day today, the star kid shares his thoughts on what his mother means to him, the lessons he has learned from her, and how her turn in... ...

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/luv-sinha-i-would-like-to-pass-on-the-lessons-that-i-have-learned-from-my-mother-to-my-children/articleshow/82479945.cms
Ethical dilemma as music hits mkt

The best way to comprehend The Disciple is to think of it as if its auteur Chaitanya Tamhane is presenting a visual Hindustani bada khayal (a raga... ...

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/song-of-chaitanya-tamhane-the-disciple-presents-the-ethical-dilemma-at-the-heart-of-a-performance-as-music-meets-market/articleshow/82493126.cms
Nitin Desai on fire on the set of Jodha Akbar

Art director and owner of ND Studios, Nitin Desai choked when confirming that the permanent set of Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai... ...

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/art-director-nitin-desai-on-fire-on-the-set-of-jodha-akbar-at-nd-studios-sweat-and-blood-have-gone-into-this-dream-project/articleshow/82458221.cms
Why Mamata left the Congress!

'In 1997 Mamata wanted the Congress in alliance with the BJP in West Bengal against the Left Front government.''Pranab Mukherjee opposed it,... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/why-mamata-left-the-congress-west-bengal-election/20210507.htm

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