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'There is no such thing as a Hindu. He is a political construct'

Girish Karnad, one of modern India's finest playwrights, has passed into the ages.  Among the first to tweet his condolences was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who said, 'Girish Karnad will......

Is this the end of the road for FTII?

Gajendra Chauhan is just one the many troubles that ail the national film institute. But all may not be lost yet, Ranjita Ganesan. Image: A man walks past a graffiti-painted wall of a toilet at......

'There is no such thing as a Hindu. He is a political construct'

'Certainly it is a fascinating election, even if he becomes prime minister. What is fascinating is how, suddenly -- with the feeling that Modi may win -- perfectly intelligent people with integrity......

Walking, skydiving, flying. All in a weekend's work

A Ganesh Nadar recollects the unsual last weekend he spent in Mumbai before returning to his native village in Tamil Nadu. Friday evenings are normally the best evening of the week as we have the......

Is Jagan on his way to a thumping win?

The political fate of former Kadapa member of Parliament Jagan Mohan Reddy and his mother Vijayalakshmi will be decided with the counting of votes on May 13. Vicky Nanjappa takes stock of the......

There won't be another Alyque

'One of his favourite slogans was, "Show, don't tell".''His entire life is a metaphor for that belief.'Kiran Khalap, MD and co-founder, chlorophyll, salutes a mentor and legend.Illustration:......

Want to be the next Indian Idol? Here's help

Bathroom singers rejoice! Here's some good news for you. You can now hone your singing skills online. Thanks to the innovative concept of karaoke gaming, now you can not only practice singing......

How they lit up the lives of 2 million people

Two million people around the world today enjoy the benefits of affordable solar-powered lighting products, thanks to D.light design. Eight months after D.light reached out to its one-millionth......

How developed is Bihar, really?

The figures are impressive. In 2005, Bihar had 23 lakh (2.3 million) children out of school. Today, this figure is 8 lakh (800,000). The rate of primary school dropouts was 36 per cent. Today, it......

5 easy steps to avoid financial stress

The previous article on budgeting for salaried people covered the need for budgeting and removed some myths related to budgeting. It also showed how budgeting can be fun when there is proper......

Vote for Aishwarya's best look at Cannes!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival since 2002, and every year, she's seems to be getting better at it. On her 10th year, this month, Ash did not......

Aladin goes to New York

The sixth edition of the South Asian International Film Festival kicked off with Aladin, featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Ritesh Deshmukh and Jacqueline Fernandez. The SAIFF is one of the......

Spreading cinematic gyaan!

A four-day film festival, Wisdom Tree Festival,kicked off inPune on Friday. Organised by the Graduates of FTII (GRAFTII), the event is a tribute to the contribution made by the Film and Television......

Remembering R K Studios before it becomes history

R K Studios is not just another piece of real estate; it is part of India's movie history.Arundhati Dasgupta reports. IMAGE: Shashi Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Prithviraj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. Two......

'I'm not mentally prepared to marry. I still feel like a kid'

'It's very tough for someone, who doesn't have a filmi background, to get work in Bollywood. It's not a smooth ride unless you are really lucky. But I think one has to be prepared for that.''I must......

Cup Extras: De Villiers has scan on left thigh injury

South Africa's leading batsman AB de Villiers has undergone a scan on his left thigh after picking up an injury during their World Cup win over India, a team spokesperson said. The right-handed......

Vikas ends boxing gold drought

Vikas Krishan ended Indian boxing's 12-year-old gold medal drought in the Asian Games by winning the lightweight (60kg) title but Dinesh Kumar (81kg) settled for the silver after losing in the......

Narang is 'King' of the Delhi Games

India finished second in the final pecking order, with more than 100 medals, as the curtain came down on the Commonwealth Games, on Thursday. A record medal haul of 38 gold, 27 silver and 36......

Rajkot Congress mourns 'death' of Scindia ground

Following the 'death' of the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground (MSCG) in Rajkot amid the Independence Day celebrations, the city Congress on Tuesday evening staged besna and held a 'condolence......

Images: Spaniards turn out to welcome home heroes

Tens of thousands of cheering fans turned Madrid's main streets into a sea of red and waited for hours in blistering heat to see Spain's World Cup heroes pass by with the trophy on an open-topped......
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'There is no such thing as a Hindu. He is a political construct'

Girish Karnad, one of modern India's finest playwrights, has passed into the ages.  Among the first to tweet his condolences was Prime Minister... ...

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