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The Romeos of Hazratgunj: An elegy
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The Romeos of Hazratgunj: An elegy

In Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh wayward Romeos would all be in the lock-up, says Sunil Sethi.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com 'The pursuit of happiness... in Lucknow of the 1950s meant pursuing girls... The theatre of operations revolved around Hazratganj... They would arrive in cars and rickshaws wearing tight, extremely tight, salwars and kurtas... Glances were exchanged, remarks were passed, optimistic conclusions were reached...' -- Vinod Mehta, Lucknow Boy, 2011. For generations ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago

Please Unfriend Me

'I am not a friend of anyone who wants to defend, justify and glorify any businessman, power drunk person or religious fanatics, fake activists, apologists of terrorists, appeasers of some, oppressors of others, pretending to be political leaders,' says Amit Mehra.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com It has been six months since I have slept peacefully for 7-8 hours a night. Some nights I wake up at 2 am, some nights at 4. Having nothing else to do, I often log in to social media to catch ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Modi-Trump meet: Who will say what?

'Even in this age of strong, self-willed and authoritarian leaders, spontaneous gestures and off-the-cuff remarks, a script is still written in the foreign ministries and offices of PMs and presidents,' notes Ambassador B S Prakash, imagining the 'talking points' for the India-US summit on June 26.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com To each his habit. Ask a top Air India executive as to what springs to his mind about the forthcoming trip by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United States ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago

'I won't join politics'

'Today, moviegoers are in the 13 to 33 age bracket.''If people like us have to remain relevant, we have to make movies that cater to them,' Akshay Kumar tells Raghavendra Kamath and Dev Chatterjee.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com We are early for lunch at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai where the winner of the 64th National Film Awards, Akshay Kumar, is shooting for his movie, Padman. The movie is based on the life of an innovator from Tamil Nadu who took on multinational companies charging ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Ever tried to get a PIN for your ATM card?

'Oh, this is printed material which is sent to everyone along with the ATM card,' the bank manager told me.'It won't work because the system has changed.'A Ganesh Nadar encounters the Indian banking system.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com At the best of times it is not a pleasant experience to engage with the banking system, but as my ATM card was damaged recently I had to visit the bank to apply for a new card. Once the formalities had been complied with, I got an sms within seconds ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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Rajinikanth's Kaala Karikalan: Whose story is it anyway?

As superstar Rajinikanth begins shooting his newest film, Kaala Karikalan, in Mumbai, there is much speculation about which Tamilian ganglord the Thalaivar is bringing to life on screen.Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar, who knows the underbelly of Dharavi, Mumbai's largest slum that has spawned many ganglords, recalls the folklore about the Tamilian gangsters who once ruled Mumbai's mean streets.One of them is the man the Tamil superstar is playing in his next film.Do take the poll at the end of ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

When vastu shastra comes to IIT

The decision to introduce vastu shastra as a part of the architecture curriculum at IIT-Kharagpur has polarised architects in the country. Nikita Puri reports. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Some time ago when an industrial plant in Mumbai wanted to look at ways to increase productivity, it called upon Vasanth K Bhat, a Bengaluru-based architect. On the way to the factory, Bhat asked the manager for the master-plan of the plant. "Do you have labour problems," Bhat asked him.
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To Sonu Nigam, with love

'How did you sleep through the cries of a Mohammad Akhlaq, or a Pehlu Khan being beaten to death? Did you then tweet, ‘Goondagardi hai, bas’?' Durba Dhyani addresses the singer. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. Dear Sonu Nigamji, Please wake up. It is high time. I see your face on every newspaper and TV channel, and I must admit that the bald and beautiful look suits you, just as much as your gorgeous locks did. I also admire the fact that you stood by your words ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

If Trump continues to challenge Kim Jong-un...

The real challenge is that the North Korean leader is very unpredictable, possesses nuclear weapons, and does not seem interested in dialogue.In part 1 of his insight into the North Korea problem, Dr Rajaram Panda explains why the US president needs to restrain himself and build a relationship with China to put any credible pressure on Pyongyang. Is Kim Jong-un planning for war? Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com In another act of provocation, North Korea conducted another ballistic ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Mahagathbandhan: The what-if factor of UP polls

It's a month today, April 11, since the BJP's historic victory in Uttar Pradesh.Could a grand alliance between the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress -- built along the lines of the successful Bihar mahagatbandhan of 2015 -- have changed the outcome of the UP polls?Rediff.com's Aslam Hunani finds out.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The Bharatiya Janata Party's decisive win in the Uttar Pradesh elections -- despite the alliance between the Samajwadi Party and the Congress ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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