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Anil Dharker: Editor, bon vivant, mentor to many

Everywhere Anil Dharker went, he assembled teams of talented people, gave them opportunities, then got out of the way and allowed them to flourish.Meenakshi Shedde remembers a very special......

Dom's Take: Bhanu Athaiya: 1929-2020

Bhanu Athaiya, who designed the costumes for Richard Attenborough's epic Gandhi and won an Oscar for her work -- the first Indian to ever win the prized stautuette -- passed into the ages on......

'I didn't feel I was with the President of America'

Nitin Singh, tourist guide, spent 75 minutes with Donald and Melania Trump at the Taj Mahal.'They were very down to earth and listening to me intently as I told them the story of the Taj and the......

How Chauri Chaura deepened the Hindu-Muslim divide

After Chauri Chaura, Gandhi withdrew the Non-Cooperation Movement.The Nehrus were furious....Zaheer Ali reveals what happened during one of the most momentous events in India's freedom movement.An......

'My objective was to resurrect Kasturba, not to demolish Gandhi'

'This book is really the story of the woman whose destiny takes her onto the path of an inordinately iconic man whom the world reveres as God!''It is the day-to-day demolition of her dreams that......

Alyque, Advertising Man of the Century

'What fascinated me always was Alyque's ability to think in the vernacular despite his South Bombay and genteel upbringing,' notes Sandeep Goyal.'Lalitaji or Hamara Bajaj were obviously not birthed......

'A Colossus who changed Indian advertising forever'

'He was the first creative person to recognise and fully realise the power of film in an era when press ads were the only competence of Indian creatives.'Urvi Malvania remembers Alyque Padamsee.......

Ad guru and actor Alyque Padamsee passes away at 90

 Padamsee will be best remembered for iconic campaigns such as 'Lalitaji' for Surf, 'Cherry Charlie' for Cherry Blossom Shoe Polish, MRF's 'Muscle Man', the Liril girl in the waterfall......

The many good things that Magsayay winner Anshu Gupta does at Goonj

Anshu Gupta, founder of 'Goonj' and co-winner of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award, has reinterpreted Gandhi, taking the philosophy forward to a core challenge of our times, the growing gap between......

Joy Shoes: Your sole searching ends right here

This 75-year-old hallowed store in Mumbai supplies shoes to Amitabh Bachchan, Tatas, Birlas among others. Remu Javeri recalls spotting a foreign tourist, dressed head-to-ankle in impeccable Indian......

Jurassic World Dominion Review

Dear Mr Spielberg, can we now put to rest this overstretched, bloated dinosaur franchise? asks Aseem Chhabra. We are in the year 2022. The dinosaurs that roamed the restricted Jurassic Park are......

Will Prithviraj CHANGE its Name?

There were reports that Yash Raj Films has given in to the demand of the Karni Seva -- the same outfit that had persuaded Sanjay Leela Bhansali to change the title of Padmavati to Padmaavat -- and......

'The next Cannes is in India'

'We are the land of stories.' IMAGE: While Deepika Padukone's pleated shirt and sleek black pants were lovely, her serpent necklace grabbed everyone's attention. Photograph: ANI Photo/ANI Picture......

Do Audiences Like Bollywood's Revolutionaries?

Bollywood has seldom made movies on real life revolutionaries. The most recognised of them all remains 1982's Gandhi, but surprisingly, the only box office hit in this genre has been Manikarnika:......

Revisiting 1983 in Hindi Movies

Kapil Dev's historic World Cup win wasn't the only highlight of 1983. Sukanya Verma looks back how the year treated Bollywood. It was a year of excitement and extremes. If parallel cinema in India......

Sports Shorts: Chelsea salute life president Sir Richard Attenborough

Chelsea have paid tribute to life president Richard Attenborough, who has died at the age of 90, saying that the Oscar-winning film director's "personality was woven into the tapestry of the club......

Stylish Chelsea eye big prizes

Style and swagger have returned to Stamford Bridge, recalling Ruud Gullit's sexy football of a decade ago and the strutting Chelsea side of the 1970s, the trendiest in town.It is not just that the......

Mourinho plans early end to title race

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is aiming to wrap up the English Premier League title two weeks early next May.Mourinho, whose side are two points clear of Arsenal, said he worked best under the......

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