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'India has completely forgotten history'

'Our religion had some important philosophies regarding trans people that cannot be ignored.''Contemporary India is refusing and ignoring transgender people.' IMAGE: Kalki Subramaniam believes......

Sanjay Nirupam: Controversy's child

From attacking Pramod Mahajan and Smriti Irani and participating in Bigg Boss, Sanjay Nirupam has plunged into an ugly controversy with his latest remark.Sanjay Jog reports. A......

Why are liberals so ineffective in India?

'Why are so many Indians willing to compromise their freedoms and those of their compatriots for the cause of economic progress and to see a shining India,' asks Aseem Chhabra. It is not a good......

Message prompted Mamata to act against Rushdie: Cleric

A Muslim cleric claimed on Friday that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had ordered Kolkata police to block the visit of controversial author Salman Rushdie to the metropolis on Wednesday......

Rushdie forced to shift Delhi press meet

Controversies refuse to leave Salman Rushdie as the author who is in India to promote the movie adaptation of his novel Midnight's Children was initially forced to cancel and ultimately shift his......

Why are More Women Jobless?

Indian women have education, inspiration and perspiration -- but not enough employment, points out Mahesh Vyas. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The world celebrated International......

Why it's cheaper to create Mumbai in Sri Lanka

Why on earth would Indian films shoot in Sri Lanka? Because it is close to India, shooting there costs about one-fourth of that in India, it has one-tenth of the headaches, Sri Lankans look like......

The most influential women media executives

The Indian entertainment sector is today a globally recognised business. And women have played a vital role to make the media and entertainment industry the huge success that it is. Women......

Who Looks BEST in a Vintage Sari? VOTE!

Period films are about recreating time and history. And costumes play a important role in emphasising the same. Quite a few of our films are set when India was under the British Raj, and that......

Bollywood's CRAZY LOVE GAMES

Shakun Batra's Gehraiyaan is about how a torrid affair between a young woman's fiance and married cousin stirs a storm in their personal lives. The relationship drama, starring Deepika Padukone,......

When Bollywood stepped into Indira Gandhi's shoes

Photograph: Kind courtesy Kangana Ranaut/Instagram Political figures fascinate Bollywood a great deal. And Indira Gandhi is a recurring fixation. From Manisha Koirala and Vidya Balan to Katrina......

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......

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......

Luger Keshavan named India coach, High Performance Director

IMAGE: Star luger Shiva Keshavan represented India in six Winter Olympics from 1998 to 2018. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters Shiva Keshavan, the first Indian to compete in the luge event at......

Sehwag, Malik in selection panel for National Sports Awards

IMAGE: Virender Sehwag, in picture, along with Paralympic silver-medallist Deepa Malik and hockey stalwart Sardar Singh are part of the 12-member committee constituted by the sports ministry to......

Sports Shorts: 3 Indians to officiate hockey events at 2018 CWG

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday IMAGE: 'Borobi' the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games mascot (Image used for representational purposes). Photograph:......

Spotlight on Salman Khan at IOA's Olympic contingent send-off

IMAGE: Sports Minister Vijay Goel, actor Salman Khan, music composer AR Rahman with Rio Olympic 2016 bound players in New Delhi. Photograph: PTI. The Indian Olympic contingent was given a......

Jwala moves court over BAI's life ban threat

Embattled shuttler Jwala Gutta moved the Delhi high court on Wednesday against the Badminton Association of India after its disciplinary committee recommended a life ban on her for an alleged code......

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