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Best Books of 2017: My Choice

MJ AKBAR, AUTHOR AND MINISTER OF STATE FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS The oldest advertisement for travel claims that it broadens the mind. The anonymous chap who thought this up was probably referring to culture, architecture and possibly a variety of victuals he ... Open Magazine, 2 days ago
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Solidarity with anti-Padmavati protestors makes RSS see entire Bollywood as anti-Hindu

If you are a Hindi film enthusiast, can you recall your favourite negative characters till just before the 1990s? Gabbar Singh, Mogambo, Shakaal, Lion, Teja, Robert, Prem Chopra, Ranjeet, Gajendra, Sukhi Lala are only some of the names that flash in a jiffy.
 catchnews.com2 weeks ago

ANSTEY's PLAN- Kashmir Federation supported by India and Pakistan

In April 1957, a LSE economist with an India expertise—Vera Anstey —came up with an action plan to settle the raging Kashmir dispute, just as a jailed Sheikh Abdullah’s wingman Mirza Afzal Mohammed Beg, heading the Plebiscite Front began to rage against ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 day ago
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Let the Padmavati story be told

'Padmavati represents the voice of thousands of Rajput women who lived and died not by their own choice.' 'Let their story be heard,' says Kishore Singh. The Rajput is quick to anger (but also easy to placate). Growing up in a family descended of warriors, the casual interface of Rajputana history with associations of family honour and chivalry was commonplace at clan gatherings. Popular cinema at the time was critical of, and lampooned, the royals -- the actor Pran essayed many such roles -- ...
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Controversy, films, polls go hand in hand: Dr Praveen Bhai Togadia

The international Executive President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Dr Praveen Bhai Togadia, on Thursday favoured the banning of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial film “Padmavati”. Togadia said that the Central Government should ban ...
 DNA2 weeks ago

10 Facts you ought to know about Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati

1. It doesn't have a single shot of Rani Padmavati showing any sign of affection or even empathy towards her adversary Alauddin Khilji. Throughout the film, as Ranveer Singh's Khilji tries to break down the Rani's barriers she scoffs, mocks, sneers and darts ...
 Bollywood Hungama2 weeks ago
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An India like no other

Every year, for thousands of years, the Sonepur Mela, transforms a small rural town in north Bihar into a giant fair.Rediff.com's Archana Masih spent a day in the rural fair that once drew Chandragupta Maurya, Akbar, Shivaji, Rani Laxmibai and Kunwar Singh to buy elephants and horses for their armies -- and is something you may not have seen before.All Photographs: Seema Pant   Just as the year dies out, Sonepur, a small town in north Bihar, bursts into life."Sonepur is for the mela and ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Padmavati and the right to re-imagine

For several years, it has been typical for high-budget, usually underwhelming films to be mired in controversy before their release. It happened with Jodha Akbar ; it happened with Vishwaroopam/Vishwaroop ; it happened with 3 Idiots ; it happened with Veer ; ...
 Sify2 weeks ago
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Shemaroo creates human mosaic for Amitabh Bachchan's birthday

11th October, marks the celebration of the LEGEND. Like every year, Amitabh Bachchan fans from across the country come together to celebrate Big B's birthday. This year on his 75th birthday, Shemaroo Ent. Ltd. chose a unique way to celebrate Mr. Bachchan, ...
 Business Standard2 months ago 20 Amitabh Bachchan collectibles we'd love to have!  Rediff.com2 months ago The A to Z of Amitabh Bachchan  Rediff.com2 months ago
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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro Review: The Five-Star Classic

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is one of the best and most uncompromised films of Indian cinema, says Sukanya Verma. This story was first published in November 2012. IMAGE: Ravi Baswani, Satish Shah and Naseeruddin Shah in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro Recently, during a movies' chat on Rediff.com's ZaraBol, a reader asked me if I've ever awarded a film with a five-star rating. And I told him, 'No, 4.5 is my maximum so far.' The same guy then asked me if I had to pick a film I'd give 5 stars which one would it be? ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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