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Farewell, Astad

'Gone too soon, Astad, but I know whenever we meet in that world beyond, I will watch you dance.'Swarupa Dutt remembers a remarkable human being and a magnificent performer who left the world......

Tributes pour in for violin maestro TN Krishnan

Tributes poured in for violin maestro T N Krishnan, who died in Chennai at the age of 92, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and the world of Carnatic music mourning the......

The maverick who changed India's legal education

Whenever the history of India's National Law Schools is written, N R Madhava Menon's name will be deeply inscribed in it, says Mohammad Zeeshan Ahmad. On the eve of Republic Day, the Government of......

Maharashtra CM launches website in memory of RK Laxman

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday launched a website on the life of legendary cartoonist Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Iyer Laxman, known simply to millions as R K Laxman, to......

Social media lauds Mumbai mother seeking groom for gay son

A 57-year-old mother has placed India's first gay matrimonial advertisement seeking a groom for her son. Mumbai resident Padma Iyer hit the headlines when her advertisement appeared in a daily......

Jobs for every Indian? A reality by 2009!

In two to three years, there could be zero unemployment in the country, the way the economy is growing. But this large increase in employment could be at very low wages, implying that it is not......

PIX: Poonam Pandey, Varun, Alia at Mirchi Music Awards

Quite a few celebrities attended the ninth Mirchi Music Awards over the weekend. We saw the inside pictures from the awards show. Let's take a look at the celebs on the red carpet: Sophie Choudry......

Vote for Bollywood's BEST cabaret dancer!

Seduction. Enigma. Tease. The Bollywood cabaret dancer exists to attract and allure. She uses her dance moves, feline charm and come-hither eyes to toy with male hearts. Remember the iconic Helen?......

'With the National Award, Priyamanasam is vindicated'

'I didn't get any recognition in Kerala for this film and it has definitely hurt me. When the whole world is celebrating the return of Sanskrit, my state is busy ignoring it.' Vinod Mankara talks......

The Sexiest Yesteryear Item Girl? VOTE!

Actress Chitrangada Singh is all set to dazzle with her first item number in Shirish Kunder's Joker that hits the marquee tomorrow. Mainstream actresses may be taking this new onscreen avatar more......

Kareena unimpressed with Aparna Sen?

Kareena Kapoor doesn't seem too impressed with National Award-winning directorAparna Sen (Mr & Mrs Iyer).Sen was keen on casting Kareena for her Hindi film, which will also star Ajay Devgan and......

What's cooking between Dravid and the BJP?

IMAGE: Bharatiya Janata Party working president JP Nadda meets Rahul Dravid on Sunday. Photograph: ANI Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president JP Nadda met former cricketer Rahul Dravid at......

10 lesser known facts about newly-crowned Wimbledon champion Sania Mirza

India's Sania Mirza (right) and Switzerland's Martina Hingis are ecstatic on winning their Wimbledon doubles title on Saturday. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images When you think of Indian......

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