Even after three decades, Mandi proves its lasting relevance and powerful impact on cinephile memory by inviting comparisons to Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan. Shyam Benegal’s mesmeric Mandi chronicles life through a woman running a brothel house in the crammed backstreets of Hyderabad. As is the nature of a marketplace, the establishment is marked by rumpus and range but Benegal views the matriarch’s lifestyle and choices with endless fascination and empathy. Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Five labourers were charred to death while two were seriously injured when molten raw material from a furnace fell on them at a tyre factory in Govindgarh town here, police said today. The labourers had put the raw material in the furnace for melting. The ...Business Standard, 3 weeks ago
Television actress Kamya Punjabi held a prayer meet and press conference in the memory of her friend Pratyusha Banerjee on her first death anniversary. Pratyusha, who gained popularity for her role as Anandi from Balika Vadhu, had committed suicide and her boyfriend, Rahul Raj Singh was booked for abetment of suicide but later released on anticipatory bail. At the press conference, Kamya released Pratyusha's last film titled Hum Kuch Keh Naa Sakey. A look at the pictures: ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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