John Lang represented Rani Laxmibai in her legal battle against the East India Company to stop the annexation of her kingdom of Jhansi.Rediff.com's Archana Masih profiles the maverick Aussie who spent 22 years in India and became a friend in its dark days of bondage. IMAGE: A self portrait of John Lang. It was 1964; the writer Ruskin Bond had just moved to Mussoorie from Delhi when an Australian newspaper clipping arrived for him by post. It was sent by a friend about a maverick Australian ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
And no, says Sukanya Verma, the list doesn't start and stop with Boman Irani! Often caricatured on celluloid, there's more to the small but solid Parsi community than quirks and accent. Quite a few of them have made an invaluable contribution to the Hindi film industry with their artistic vision and compelling talent. In Rangoon, an ambitious period drama directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Saif Ali Khan's character is named Rustom Bilimoria, a Parsi film producer. Here's looking at Bollywood's best ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
Katappa ne Baahubali ko kyun mara? (Why did Katappa beat Baahubali?) Anyone who has ever watched SS Rajamouli's magnum opus, Baahubali , starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah, has been dying to know the answer to this question that has spawned ...catchnews.com, 2 weeks ago
India is a land where the dividing line between myths and facts is hopelessly blurred when it comes to history. Poets from the past and contemporary filmmakers who pick up certain episodes from history for inspiration, take huge liberties to add subplots and ...The Financial Chronicle, 3 weeks ago
The Aam Aadmi Party today lashed out at the BJP-ruled Municipal Corporations in Delhi for "not completing" projects in time, resulting in over-running of costs on these works. AAP spokesperson Richa Pandey Mishra said the Rani Jhansi Grade ...Business Standard, 1 month ago
Scores of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam workers on Monday gathered at the Apollo Hospitals, where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment after suffering cardiac arrest, with some wailing and other looking dejected over the news of the deterioration in their leader's health. Photograph: PTI Photo Party workers from several districts like Parimala of Tiruvannamalai and Subramanian of North Chennai, who arrived at the hospital, said that "We are waiting. We ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Bengaluru: The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) on Monday temporarily stopped the bus services to Tamil Nadu after an incident of stone pelting on their bus near Tiruvannamalai. Meanwhile, with the streets of Chennai thronging with anxious ...Sify, 2 months ago
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