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Dance for Astad!

Astad Deboo's dancers pay the legendary dancer a lovely tribute on his 74th birth anniversary. IMAGE: Astad Deboo with his Salaam Balaak dancers. Costume: Sandhy Raman. Photograph: Kind courtesy......

Astad is gone, but is more alive than ever

'Astad had the courage to plough a lonely furrow. He made a life of his own, on his own, and created a path-breaking dance style.''Only a few in the performing arts could do what he did.''A......

Astad Deboo: The Dancer, the Legend

There are few artistes who qualify to be called a living legend.India's finest contemporary dancer, Astad Deboo, is one of those rare few.On Thursday, December 10, after a brief illness, the Living......

How the Supreme Court bowled Srinivasan and the BCCI!

- 'No one who has any commercial interest in the BCCI events (including Mr. N. Srinivasan) shall be eligible for contesting the elections for any post whatsoever.' - 'Rajasthan Royals owner Raj......

Astad Deboo and the dance of rebellion in Manipur

After performing with Manipuri artistes the world over, Astad Deboo, India's greatest contemporary dancer, performed with artistes of the Shri Shri Govindajee Nat Sankirtan in Imphal for the first......

Vijay Mallya is at his country home near London

Vijay Mallya had indicated last month that he wanted to move to the UK to be closer to his children and later denied he had plans to abscond. Image: Vijay Mallya with son Siddharth. Photograph:......

Markets end lower on March F&O expiry

Key share indices ended marginally lower on Thursday, amid weak global cues, following the expiry of March derivative contracts weighed down by software shares and Larsen & Toubro. The Sensex ended......

Batman grew up eating Indian food!

Christian Bale on India, Mowgli and choices. IMAGE: Christian Bale with his wife Sibi Blazic at the Mowgli premiere in Mumbai. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com He was only 13 when he......

'Neither Ness nor Preity come across as liars'

It seems like Preity Zinta is isolated from her colleagues from the film fraternity in her fight with Ness Wadia. Some of them chose not to comment on the issue, and asked this writer not......

Dhoni@40: A look at his journey from young marauder to cool finisher

IMAGE: MS Dhoni with the World Cup Trophy in Mumbai on April 3, 2011. Photograph: Ritam Banerjee/Getty Images Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will always be remembered for finishing......

MSD@40: Dhoni's Awesome Journey

Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns 40 on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. One of India's most loved cricketers, MSD led India to three World Cup titles and the No 1 ranking in Test cricket. As the legend turns 40,......

'Waking up to see Dhoni's shaved head biggest surprise'

'Dhoni goes to his room and shaves off his head. That is Dhoni for you. He keeps his emotions close to his heart and doesn't express much' IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni poses with the ICC Cricket......

'Winning World Cup is eternal, nothing can replace that'

IMAGE: Yuvraj Singh poses with the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy. Photograph: Ritam Banerjee/Getty Images Former India all-rounder and Player of the Tournament of the 2011 World Cup Yuvraj......

39 facts you must know about Dhoni

So we won't be seeing Mahi wield his willow in an international game again. There is sadness reading about Dhoni's departure from the cricketing world stage, but also wonderment at haveing seen him......

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