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Ghazi trailer worth a watch!
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Ghazi trailer worth a watch!

Now, let’s wait for the movie, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf. While everyone may be waiting to see what Rana Daggubatti will be up to as Bhallala Deva in Bahubali 2: The Conclusion -- besides, of course, finally finding out why Kattappa killed Bahubali -- the actor himself has been busy with another film as well. ~ Bahubali 2 is better than the first: Rana Daggubatti This one, titled The Ghazi Attack, is from Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions stable as well and releases on February ... Rediff.com, 4 days ago
Trailer Watch: Kahaani 2 looks intriguing! Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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'Sandwich' and the quest for a Rs 500 note

Syed Firdaus Ashraf recounts his mission to withdraw Rs 500 notes from the bank.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Mission: To withdraw Rs 500 notes. Accessories: Water bottle and chocolate to tackle low blood pressure. Book to keep me going: The Book of Embraces by Eduardo Galeano. This was the fourth time I was standing in a bank queue after demonetisation. I desperately needed change for Rs 2,000. I had a few Rs 2,000 notes, but I was yet to see the new Rs 500 note. All essential work ...
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The conqueror-king Kareena's son is named after

When Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor-Khan decided to name their first-born Taimur, Syed Firdaus Ashraf delved into history to bring into focus the fierce warrior king who bore that name many centuries ago. IMAGE: The monument to Amir Timur, the 14th century conqueror and founder of the Timurid Empire, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters Remember all those history classes in school? That's where you probably heard about Timur, or Taimur Lang as I remember it, for the ...
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The foot soldiers of Modi's cashless India

As Narendra Modi and his ministers vigorously campaign for a shift to a cashless society, Rediff.com's Syed Firdaus Ashraf reports on what is happening on the ground. Do
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7 reasons why you must watch Befikre

Syed Firdaus Ashraf, who grew up in the 1980s, tells us why Befikre is a must watch to understand the new generation. Aditya Chopra, who defined love with 1995's Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, gives it a new twist in Befikre, only the fourth film he has directed in 21 years. 1. It's easy to learn, but very difficult to unlearn and then re-learn something Director and scriptwriter Aditya Chopra, 45, does just that. Whatever he learnt about love at 24 when he made the iconic Dilwale Dulhaniya Le ...
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Why the Raees trailer offends me

It reinforces the Muslim stereotype, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf. I wonder if you've heard of Wali Mohammed Wali? Before you Google his name, let me tell you something personal about 9/11 (For those of you who may not remember, 11/9/2001 was when two planes flew into, and destroyed, the Twin Towers in New York, forever marking Muslims -- and those non-white skinned people who happen to wear a beard and a turban -- as terrorists in America). As for me, an Indian Muslim, there were two things I ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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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 ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago 7 reasons why you should NOT watch Ae Dil Hai Mushkil  Rediff.com2 months ago
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'Modi killed our hopes on Dec 31'

'Make cash available now, don't put people into suffering.''You should not come to a situation where the operation was successful and the patient is dying.''What did not happen in India for several years, you cannot do in 50 days.''This is agony and pain.' IMAGE: "Demonetisation has some good impact, but it has more bad impact as far as the economy is concerned because it is leading to joblessness," says K E Raghunathan. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters K E Raghunathan, national ...
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'Shiv Sena tiger is now a circus tiger'

'They are running the Shiv Sena on Facebook and Twitter.''So who will be scared of the Shiv Sena on the roads?' After working for 20 years in the Shiv Sena, Amar Pandurang Pawle left the party to join the Bharatiya Janata Party on the eve of the crucial Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation polls due on February 21. Pawle was secretary of the Sena's student wing, the Bharatiya Vidyarthi Sena, and later became a core committee member of the Yuva Brigade. Pawale, below, tells Rediff.com's Syed ...
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Why is the Mumbai police afraid of this cop?

'Every traffic police station in the city has a policeman designated unofficially as the 'cashier.''His job is to collect the bribes and, at the end of every month, distribute this money among the cops according to rank.'Rediff.com's Syed Firdaus Ashraf meets Head Constable Sunil Toke, who is fighting alleged corruption within the Mumbai police's traffic department. Meeting Head Constable Sunil Toke was easy -- till last year, that is. He was just a phone call away. Today, you have to wait for ...
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