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Rs 2,200 to watch Ae Dil Hai Mushkil!

Rs 2,200 to watch Ae Dil Hai Mushkil!

Syed Firdaus Ashraf is startled by the prices for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and and Shivaay tickets. Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is creating mushkil for cinegoers. Ticket prices for the film are as high as Rs 2,200 at some theatres. A single ticket for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil at the PVR: Director's Cut in Ambience mall, New Delhi, will cost you Rs 2,200 (for the 11.20 am show) in the platinum superior section. For the same show, you will pay Rs 2,000 for a platinum seat. This means if a family of ..., 9 hours ago
Why we must support Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, 1 week ago

Trailer Watch: Playing the blind game in Kaabil

Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam are blind and beautiful in's Syed Firdaus Ashraf reviews the trailer. As a child, when we watched a blind Moushmi Chatterjee sing Woh Kya Hai Ek Mandir Hai in Anuraag (1972), my aunt commented, 'How come this blind heroine has set her hair so well? I have tried to do it many times, but haven't managed.' Times don't change in Bollywood. In the trailer for Sanjay Gupta's Kaabil, I saw a smart looking blind couple -- Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam ...
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Is Maharashtra's new internal security law draconian?

Want to live in Maharashtra, follow these eight rules or get jailed. Syed Firdaus Ashraf/ on the proposed Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act. Opposition parties are calling the draft Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act a draconian piece of legislation but the state government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena is calling it the need of the hour. The MPISA will be tabled in the next session of the Maharashtra assembly, and is currently open to public ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Music, malls, shopping: I-Day vignettes

Blaring music. Manic shoppers. A foreign brand launch.Syed Firdaus Ashraf on a special day in the nation's history.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ "So how did you spend Independence Day?" a friend asked. "With cotton in my ears," I said. He was astonished, but that was the truth. I did spend the day with cotton stuffed in my ears. For the last three years, politicians in the central Mumbai area where I live have decided that citizens in the vicinity don't have a right to spend a quiet ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

In my heart there are no borders

By Asiya Firdaus New Delhi [India], Sept. 8 (ANI): "I have a deep bond with India; I feel it in my heart. My dream is to go there and inshallah I shall. Please grant me a visa, but even if you don't, I will reach India somehow". The local ...
 Yahoo! India1 month ago

'We went to share the pain of Kashmir'

'Everyone has to take some step in solving this deadlock -- civil society, separatist leaders, the government.' IMAGE: Curfew-like restrictions and a strike called by separatist leaders has left Kashmir crippled for 112 days. Photograph: Umar Ganie A five-member delegation led by senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha completed a three-day visit to Kashmir on October 27 during which it met various stakeholders to 'understand the situation' and 'share the pain' of the people.
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'Akhilesh can damage SP but cannot be a great leader on his own'

‘If Muslims who are 20 percent of UP’s population feel the SP has no future they will go with the BSP. Even if 10 percent Muslim vote goes to the BSP every equation will change.’ Indian politics has not seen anything like what is going on in Uttar Pradesh. What is unfolding in Lucknow is straight out of a television soap, with father fighting son, nephew opposing uncle, and cousins playing politics, while an outsider is in the midst of it all. Why is Mulayam Singh hell-bent ...
 Rediff.com4 days ago

Her anti-Modi tweets come back to haunt her

In the era of social media, one needs to be careful about what one puts out, as you never know when they will come back to haunt you. On Thursday, October 20, Uttar Pradesh Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. At her press conference, she announced that her switch was owing to party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's poor leadership. And while she slammed the Congress for its politics over the Indian Army's surgical strikes, Twitterati did what it does the best -- ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

'Modi has an attitude like Alexander for Kashmir'

100 days have passed since the current unrest in Kashmir began.As a tentative normalcy returns to the valley, Kashmir remains on edge.Tariq Hamid Karra, who resigned from the PDP and as the Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar, reveals why he feels totally irrelevant in Kashmir. IMAGE:'Modi has missed the bus in Kashmir,' says Tariq Hamid Karra. Photograph: PTI Photo Even as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti tried to find ways to calm the unrest that erupted in the valley after Hizbul ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

'India does not need a Uniform Civil Code'

'Who is the government to decide about my religion?''We are governed by the Constitution of India.''The Constitution has given me the independence to follow my religion.' The Narendra Modi government has asked for suggestions to implement 'One India One Law', or as is commonly known, the Uniform Civil Code. The move towards a Uniform Civil Code, part of the Directive Principles of the Constitution, has created an understandable furore. Historically, whenever the issue has been raised, it has ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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