When Smita Patils Sonbai refuses to give in to Naseeruddin Shahs Subedar in Ketan Mehtas 1987 masterpiece, Mirch Masala, she takes refuge in the spice factory. The factory is guarded by Abu Mian, the wise old Muslim gatekeeper who shuns every attempt and ... catchnews.com, 1 month ago
R K Narayan's house has been preserved as a simple museum with his memorabilia, thanks to the imagination of a commissioner of Mysore, who stopped its sale by the author's successors to a property developer and purchased it for the government.Ambassador T P Sreenivasan on an interesting day spent in Mysore.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com A quick visit to Mysore was on the cards for me ever since I heard the disturbing news that my senior and highly respected colleague, Ambassador A ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Which one is *your* favourite? Challenges excite an actor and surprise his audience. Few possess this quality like Aamir Khan, it’s what makes him tick and his movies the most keenly anticipated fare year after year. Unlike a lot of his contemporaries who rely on old-fashioned stardom to draw their fans in, the 51-year-old star doesn’t take his success lightly. He’s ambitious in his choices, quirky too. We will witness his remarkable physical transformation as a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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