Image: Women pose for a street photographer (not pictured) in front of Taj Mahal Hotel. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters The list of best moustache destinations is topped by Rajasthan Mumbai has been ranked sixth by Lonely Planet in a list featuring world's top 10 cities to visit next year. "The city is set to be the powerhouse of fashion, finance and film," the world's leading travel media company said. Image: People enjoy a sunny day in the coastal town of Kotor. Photograph: Stevo ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'Imagine how secure are our seaports and airports that 10,000 objects can leave every decade and our custodians are not even aware?' 'This kind of targeted looting when thieves pick and choose the best of Indian art and steal on an industrial basis will eventually impoverish our great land.' "Vijay is a lone voice, screaming into the darkness, saying: 'Hey Prime Minister Modi, why don't you make the Tamil Nadu Idol Wing into a national police force to monitor and protect our cultural heritage ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'There are hundreds of items from Madhya Pradesh, Andhra, Rajasthan, Gujarat in Subhash Kapoor's loot. The Tamil Nadu Idol Wing wants to just prosecute Kapoor for three cases and close it. To me that's myopic.' Vijay Kumar -- who is responsible for identifying countless Indian treasures stolen and smuggled overseas -- discusses the strange case of Subhash Kapoor, the New York art dealer allegedly responsible for selling scores of stolen Indian artefacts, with Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'It was only relatively recently that Subhash Kapoor was able to secure the sources in India, Afghanistan and Cambodia, that allowed him to get the really highest level objects, and that helped propel him in recent years up the ranks.' 'The art market is a $50 billion market that is almost entirely unregulated. So people like Kapoor can operate without fear of being caught.' Jason Felch, who has investigated the antiquities trade for many years, discusses the Subhash Kapoor case and the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'There are times when you feel, you know: "Oh these are parents who committed murder".' 'There are times when you feel: 'No, no, the parents were innocent.' 'There is a fine line between guilt and innocence, which I found very interesting to portray.' IMAGE: Konkona Sensharma and Irrfan Khan in a scene from Talvar. Unpleasant. Confusing. Shocking. Difficult. Interesting. Intriguing. The range of contradictory adjectives Konkona Sensharma chooses to describe her experience of acting in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Taking a side could be a fallacy to do. Because you don't have all the answers. So how do you take one particular side?' Meghna Gulzar asks Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com IMAGE: Konkona Sensharma and Neeraj Kabi in a scene from Talvar. Rashomon, one of the ruined ancient castle gates of Kyoto, Japan, is the setting against which the accounts of a murder are exchanged between two bystanders. The witnesses are subsequently summoned to relate their side of the story in court. Their ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'The director has tried to be neutral. But Talvar won't leave the audience confused, for sure.' Irrfan Khan discusses Talvar with Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com You get precisely 900 seconds to meet and chat with actor Irrfan Khan. At least 9,000 seconds too little. It is yet a memorable 900 seconds. Khan is an intriguing, engaging, person to interview. The moment you set eyes on him in the antiseptic banquet room at the Sun-N-Sand hotel, on Mumbai's Juhu beach -- wearing some freaky, cool, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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