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Rushdie lying, say book fair, literature meet organisers

Organisers of Kolkata Literary Meet and Kolkata Book Fair have denied British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie's statement on Friday that he was invited to be a part of the literary carnival and said......

Salman Rushdie's visit to Kolkata cancelled

Controversial author Salman Rushdie's visit to Kolkata to promote Deepa Mehta's film Midnight's Children, based on his novel, has been cancelled due to security issues. A source close to the film......

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......

Showing soon in Los Angeles: Bollywood glitz

Cooking With Stella will open the 8th annual Indian Film Fetsival of Los Angeles, to be held April 20 to 25 at Arclight Hollywood. The festival will showcase 33 films from five countries, including......

Power, politics dazzle Obama's state dinner

Scores of Indian American politicians, administration officials, media personalities and activists were among the 320 guests at the first state dinner of the Barack Obama presidency in honour of......

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......

When Bollywood explored TABOOS...

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rakul Singh/Instagram When Bandit Queen and Fire released in 1994 and 1996 respectively, the actors starring in the films -- Seema Biswas in the former and Shabana Azmi......

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......

25 Years Ago in Bollywood...

1996, recapped. 25 years ago, Madras became Chennai, Dolly the sheep was successfully cloned, Doordarshan combatted aggressive satellite cable networking, Indian politicians engaged in a crazy game......

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......

MOST DISAPPOINTING Films Of 2020

Some films carried great expectations with them but when we watched them, we came away disappointed. Subhash K Jha looks back at 2020, and lists the films that left him underwhelmed.   Gulabo......

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......

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