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Padmavati trailer: It's outstanding but...
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Padmavati trailer: It's outstanding but...

... Why care for the truth when the legend so interesting, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf. Did Rani Padmavati ever actually encounter Alauddin Khilji?  Just like the quote 'Let them eat cake (if they don’t have bread)’ has been wrongly attributed to French queen Marie-Antoinette, the story of Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji seems to have become real.  The truth, however, is, different.   The first recorded history of Rani Padmavati is narrated by Malik Muhammad Jayasi ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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Judwaa 2 trailer: Can Varun outdo Salman?

Varun Dhawan excels in the Judwaa 2 trailer, raves Syed Firdaus Ashraf. Old is gold may not find favour with millennials, but director David Dhawan doesn't think so. Why else would he, 20 years later, give us a sequel to his 1997 hit, Judwaa? Everything in the Judwaa 2 trailer looks like the original except that Salman Khan has been replaced by Varun Dhawan. And Karisma Kapoor and Rambha have been replaced with Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez. Any other difference?   Yeah, lip ...
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Ram Rahim and that migrant in Mumbai

An unemployed migrant becomes a much sought after Baba right before Syed Firdaus Ashraf's eyes. When I was a child, a man often dropped in at my parents' home. This guest had a unique sense of timing. He always dropped in just before lunch or dinner. Our home was a tiny one bedroom apartment, and his unwanted presence distressed me.   I discovered he was trying to find employment in Mumbai. He had tried many jobs, but could not settle down in any of them. His family was in Uttar Pradesh ...
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In India, it's still all about 'Who's your dad'

It may be 2017, but the thumb rule 'uska baap kaun hai, maloom hai kya?' still dominates India, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com As a teenager I wanted to learn swimming, but there were few opportunities available. There was no swimming pool in the area where I lived and the closest pool was 5 kilometres away. That pool was run by the municipality and I had heard it handed out a measly number of entry passes for people to swim. When I arrived at the pool with a ...
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Conscience is dead. Thank you Nitish Kumar for letting us know

From July 27, 2017, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf, my daughter will have to learn that there are only two most important things in life: Power and money.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Many years ago, I was watching an interview with businessman L N Mittal, one of the richest men in the world. 'What is the most important thing in the world you value?' the interviewer asked Mittal. Mittal paused before answering: 'Values.' 'After a point of time money does not matter,' Mittal said, 'only values ...
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Som's right: Foreigners built the Taj

How much do you know about Shah Jahan, Mumtaz Mahal and the Taj Mahal? Setting off a controversy comes naturally to Sangeet Som, the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Sardhana, Uttar Pradesh. On Monday, October 16, Som targeted the Taj Mahal, the 17th century monument which is the stellar attraction for tourists visiting India. 'Is this history that the person who built the Taj Mahal imprisoned his father? Do you call it history when the one who built the Taj targeted many Hindus in Uttar ...
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'The politics of secularism is dead'

'Secularism is associated either with corruption, malgovernance or minority votes.' 'That allows the BJP to construct its own majority vote.''It will remain a feature of electoral contests, but it is not the only reason for the BJP's success.' IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra D Modi at the Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan in Ahmedabad, October 16, 2017. Photograph: PTI Photo Is the Bharatiya Janata Party juggernaut slowing down? Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party's drubbing in the Nanded civic ...
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Trailer review: Will Ittefaq be just as good?

It looks as if first-time director Abhay Chopra has forgotten what 2017 is like, as he adapts the 1969 classic to the present time. The trailer of Ittefaq is gripping but it seems to have its flaws.  A remake of the 1969 film, starring Rajesh Khanna and Nanda, the new film stars Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha and Akshaye Khanna. But it looks as if first-time director Abhay Chopra has forgotten what 2017 is like, as he adapts the classic to the present time. Here's why Syed ...
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'My daughter died as I watched helplessly'

'I told my daughter to take shelter on the footsteps of the bridge as she would get wet.' And that was the last time Kishore Varpe saw her alive. Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com meets the families of the victims of the stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone railway station. IMAGE: Kishore Varpe, whose daughter died in the stampede, grieves at KEM hospital in Mumbai. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters At 10.30 am, when Kishore Varpe walked out of Elphinstone Road station with his 25-year-old ...
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22 dead, over 30 hurt in stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone station

A massive crowd of morning commuters stampeded on the stairwell of a narrow footbridge linking two railways stations in Mumbai on Friday, leaving at least 22 people dead and more than 30 injured as onlookers watched victims stumbling, falling and piling up along the railings, officials said. IMAGE: A stampede victim is carried on a stretcher at a hospital in Mumbai. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters The tragedy took place around 10.40 am when the overbridge, linking ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago Piyush Goyal orders high-level enquiry in Mumbai stampede  Rediff.com3 weeks ago What happened at Mumbai's Elphinstone railway station  Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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