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'Urdu writers don't want to get into trouble'

'They will talk about secularism, but communalism -- they just won't say there exists such a beast.''It's harmful for society to brush it under the carpet.''If we talk about secularism, we must......

'Why don't you say Jai Hind? What's wrong with Jai Hind?'

'How can you say this is a test of my loyalty? I feel comfortable saying "Jai Hind." I feel comfortable saying "Hindustan Zindabad".' All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi......

Good/Bad/Ugly: What will Obama's visit be like for India?

'The real test will be in defence-related deals, for instance the Javelin anti-tank missile: Is the US willing to co-develop something with India, on terms that will support the 'Make in India'......

'Pass the Women's Reservation Bill NOW'

The distance between Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha can be covered in less than 15 minutes, so why has the women's reservation bill been stranded in the middle? asked Communist Party of......

Why Ittefaq is (still) a compelling watch!

Can Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha bring back the magic created by Rajesh Khanna and Nanda in the 1969 original? We'll have to see. For now, here's a quick recap of the classic from Sukanya......

Review: Rock On 2, unnecessary forgettable sequel

Rock On 2 is mediocre, warns Raja Sen. When Farhan Akhtar sees a fire, he glares at it. In Shujaat Saudagar's Rock On 2, Akhtar enters a burning building in an attempt to rescue people, but......

Spotted: Shekhar Suman at Lucknow airport

Reader Waris Akhtar met Shekhar Suman at the Chaudhary Charan Singh International airport in Lucknow, and sent us a picture. If you encounter/meet/see film or television personalities......

Dil Se, Yahaan, Lakshya: Bollywood's Kashmir connection

Here's looking at some popular Bollywood movies shot in Kashmir. Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider  is set in Kashmir, a picturesque location that periodically pops up in Hindi films.   While the......

MAMI ends: A recap

The recently concluded 9th Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) awards saw a massive turnout. Sponsored by Adlabs, the event was held at Imax Wadala, YB Chavan Centre and Fun Republic Andheri......

Okoro saves Mohd Sporting the blushes

Captain Mike Okoro helped Mohammedan Sporting salvage a 2-2 draw against Chirag United SC who wasted chances galore in their Round 18 ONGC I-League encounter at the Vidyasagar Kriranganin Barasat......

Inzamam wary of Windies backlash

Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq believes his counterpart Brian Lara has the charisma and batting form to inspire West Indies to a series levelling win in the second Test in Multan from Sunday.......

Sri Lanka wary of depleted Pakistan

The Sri Lankan team management refuses to take a depleted Pakistan side lightly in Tuesday's ICC Champions Trophy Group B match, to be played at the Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur.Sri Lanka comes......

Impossible to keep Sehwag quiet throughout

The Test series is now history and both the teams must be eagerly waiting for the one-day series to commence. After all, plenty is at stake -- Pakistan looking forward to further stamp its......

'India better balanced than Pakistan'

The bubble is about to burst! In the next two days we all will know if Sourav Ganguly has the support and confidence of Rahul Dravid when India announce their playing line-up for the first Test......
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