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Book Excerpts: The Chinese Wanted To Teach India a Lesson

The Invasion It was entirely unexpected that the Chinese would attack. The Indians had observed a massive build-up across the border and there had been several encounters between the Indian Army and the Chinese PLA in the days before the main attack, ... The Financial Chronicle, 3 weeks ago
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Hindi writer Krishna Sobti wins 53rd Jnanpith Award

New Delhi:Renowned Hindi litterateur Krishna Sobti has been chosen for this years Jnanpith Award, the Jnanpith Selection Board announced today. "The Jnanpith Selection Board has announced the recipient of the 53rd Jnanpith Award for the year 2017 today in a ...
 Mathrubhumi2 weeks ago

Burning Embers

EVEN WHEN TISHANI Doshi writes of the strange gratitude of ‘not being in the nicer hotel,’ for the inspiration that comes ‘Because if it weren’t for this mouse-spiced/ air, this particular desire to be anywhere/ but here, how else to turn the howl/ ...
 Open Magazine3 weeks ago

Reality Check: That unpredictable entity called “Audience”!

For decades, we always knew in theory what the audiences wanted, though there were annual shocks in store for many as well as pleasant surprises too. But by and large, from a commercial perspective after watching a film, the trade generally knew which way a ...
 Bollywood Hungama3 weeks ago

Freedom Files: The real plotters behind the feudal lords

While many of the Princes were British stooges and oriental despots, it was their Dewans who front ran operations against the populace. The sum of all fears was what the Dewans played on, keeping the pot boiling at all times The diabolical and even ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 month ago

Language Outreach

BY COINCIDENCE THESE two anthologies of Urdu literature in translation have been published more or less simultaneously. Each is vastly different from the other. On one hand, under the eyeball-grabbing title, The Greatest Urdu Stories Ever Told , is the ...
 Open Magazine1 month ago
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'You like trash, so we make trash for you'

'(Earlier) The audience loved poetry and tunes. They loved singers. Today, someone who sings in a coarse voice is liked.' 'There is no shelf life for any singer. Why isn’t there a Lata Mangeshkar, an Asha Bhosle, a (Mohammed) Rafi, a Mukesh or a Kishore (Kumar)?' 'Today, there is Arijit Singh, but somebody will replace him too.' 'Nobody is sustaining and movie goers are responsible for it.' Photograph: Lucas Jackson/REUTERS Rishi Kapoor is known not to pull punches as far as ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Lessons from Gauri Lankesh's murder

'Once you set up a tweet-storm of vilification, labelling individuals anti-nationals, traitors, blasphemous, and foreign agents, you are creating enough justification for somebody with a gun to kill, or for a mob to lynch,' warns Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: A candlelight vigil in Thiruvananthapuram for murdered journalist Gauri Lankesh. Photograph: PTI Photo There are several things about Gauri Lankesh and her murder -- or more aptly, assassination -- that we know for sure. First, she was a powerful ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

JSMM calls for independence of 'Pak-occupied historic' nations as precursor to world peace

[Germany], August 30 (ANI): The Sindh representative political party, the Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM), under their independence movement, held an international conference, represented by Balochistan, the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Pashtunistan, and the ...
 Sify2 months ago
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Why Dera Sacha Sauda draws followers

The backward classes and poor were left out of the prosperity ushered in by the Green Revolution.The need for a support system and to be part of a larger community was felt.It is this vacuum that deras like Sacha Sauda filled.They made the poor feel secure, cared for, loved, provided a support system and gave them dignity, says Sanjeev Nayyar. Image: Followers of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh gather at his ashram in Sirsa on Thursday, August 24, ahead of the verdict in the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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