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'Meri toh Mayawati hai, kasam se'
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'Meri toh Mayawati hai, kasam se'

In an all Dalit village in Muzzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, three girls who do mazdoori after finishing the day's chores, will vote for the first time.Opening their home and heart to Rediff.com's Archana Masih they say all they want is a high school, a vehicle to take them to the main road and a sewing machine.Photographs: Seema Pant IMAGE: Nisha Rani outside her kitchen. A first time voter, her vote is for Mayawati Behenji.   Shahid Kapur shares space with Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar and Sant Ravi ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago

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Why Mayawati needs to reinvent herself

'She should review her strategy of social engineering and get back to the BSP's initial plank of social change.'Sahil Makkar reports.   In the past 15 years, what has remained constant about Mayawati is her style of election campaigning. She flies in a helicopter and her pilots ensure that they perform some manoeuvre for the crowd waiting below before landing at the rally venue. Mayawati quickly gets on to the well-fortified podium, deafening sloganeering flows, and then she reads out her ...
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When Umrao Jaan gave Asha Bhosle cold feet

'During the recording of Umrao Jaan, Asha Bhosle started feeling uneasy.' 'She asked if she could sing in her own scale. She said she couldn't sing in that low pitch.' 'The whole studio was tensed because everyone knew that there were differences between Ashaji and Khayyamsaab. The differences were so much that she may stage a walkout.' Veteran music composer Khayyam revisits Umrao Jaan. Even at 91, music composer Khayyam refuses to retire. On his birthday on February 18, he released ...
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Will Mayawati spring a surprise in UP polls?

The BSP supremo is looking forward to the support of Dalits and Muslims to seize the throne in Lucknow, writes Amit Shankar. When it comes to electoral politics in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati is one stalwart who can steal the show even before the opposition ponders over what went wrong. There is no doubt about the fact that the newly-formed alliance between the Samajwadi Party and the Congress has attracted eyeballs, but Mayawati is one leader who can never be ...
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UP Phase II: A test of minority outreach

Polling in Phase II of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections consists of 67 constituencies spread across 11 districts.Rediff.com's Aslam Hunani examines the key factors on the eve of the polls. The 2017 UP election sentiment meter IMAGE: Voting in Kairana in Uttar Pradesh, February 11, 2017 -- the first phase of the polls. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters After a 64 per cent turnout in Phase I of the Uttar Pradesh elections on February 11, all eyes are now on the 67 constituencies that ...
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When Dimple Yadav stepped out to campaign...

Akhilesh Yadav doesn't need Bollywood stars to power his campaign for the UP election when he has a charming campaigner like his missus, says Monali Sarkar. Dimple Yadav's appearance on the campaign trail a couple of days before voters in Western Uttar Pradesh queue up at polling booths evoked memories of Samajwadi Party road shows with celebrities. 'Our campaign was dull so far because unlike his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh was against using Bollywood actresses,' an SP leader told ...
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'This is a battle of good vs evil, not Hindu vs Muslim'

'There has never been a problem between Hindus and Muslims in Kairana.''We are a people that smoke from the same hookah.'Once the seat of an influential tradition of Indian classical music, Kairana has become a metaphor for the exodus of Hindus.Rediff.com's Archana Masih visits the town in Western UP to discover there is more to Kairana than palayan (Hindu exodus).Photographs: Seema Pant. IMAGE: Gurjar farmers smoke the hookah at the Kalsyan panchayat in Kairana. The Congress election slogans ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Note ban may dent BJP's chances in western UP

For the party's traditional vote bank -- traders -- demonetisation was a 'political betrayal,' reports Radhika Ramaseshan. 'Bas Modi hi hai BJP mein, aur kuch nahi hai' 'Meri toh Mayawati hai, kasam se' 'People don't want to marry their daughters to boys in Western UP' 'Modiji ne trend badla hai' IMAGE: In the days after demonetisation, people stood in long lines at banks to withdraw money. According to traders, Modi's notebandi was similar to Indira Gandhi's nasbandi. Photograph: PTI Photo ...
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'Bas Modi hi hai BJP mein, aur kuch nahi hai'

In the dangal of UP politics, much as Muzaffarnagar wants to leave its past, the shadows are never far behind.Rediff.com's Archana Masih visits the offices of political parties, shops and people's homes in Muzaffarnagar and Kawal to discover that even if the political parties don't want to, its people want to drop the suffix 'riots' from Muzaffarnagar.Photographs: Seema Pant IMAGE: Bharatiya Janata Party workers in the BJP's poll office in Muzaffarnagar. "Kawal ke babaal ne Modi ka future hi ...
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ScreenSavour: Tune into khanna

Long ago in the ’90s, Rajesh Khanna had remarked to a journalist that the audience may have forgotten him, but after his death he will be remembered through his songs. He was not quite off the mark because though the films he had acted in were super hits ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 months ago
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