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How A bicycle named Nautanki and roads less travelled became a book
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The ignored/unknown kitsch that also advanced Bollywood (Book ...

Beyond Box Office; Author: Amborish Roychoudhury; Publisher: Rupa Publications India; Pages: 276; Price: Rs 295 Aamir Khan's "PK" is considered one of his landmarks but would anyone even suspect this was not the first time these initials played a major role ... Business Standard, 1 week ago

When Madhuri Dixit and her mother used to sit on stones outside Film City and spot boys refused to offer them water

I lived in an area where I could only dream of seeing real life stars. The only stars I had the good fortune to see were Dilip Kumar when I didn’t know what the importance of being Dilip Kumar was. He was shooting for Madhumati on a set built in a jungle ...
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The decision that changed Tendulkar's life and Indian cricket...

Sachin had found his calling and had decided to let his love for cricket, which had grown into a passion under the tutelage of Ramakant Achrekar, override every other aspects of his life. IMAGE: A young Sachin Tendulkar during a training session. Photograph: Ben Radford/Allsport/Getty Images It was the summer of 1984 when a decision by Professor Ramesh Tendulkar -- to let his youngest child Sachin switch school – changed the boy's life.The anecdote finds a mention in a new book -- ...
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A Sanskrit-speaking boy's journey to becoming an English novelist

Anuj Tiwari has written four English novels so far. Photograph: @AnujOfficial/Twitter  Having studied in a Sanskrit-medium school and watching other children read English books, life has come a full circle for small-town author Anuj Tiwari, who now has four novels in the language to his credit. But the journey has not been an easy one for Tiwari, who was born and brought up in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly, where he dreamed of writing books, but kept those dreams to himself. "I have not read ...
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How Shammi Kapoor became a superstar

'After watching Elvis Presley, Shammi Kapoor decided to pick the rock and roll star's style itself.''Dada was the kind of producer who took a leap of faith and gave Shammi Kapoor the freedom to display himself as crazy, mad, rough -- all the charms of Elvis Presley -- in his films.' IMAGE: The Filmistan studio. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com Do you know how Hindi movies were made? How the studio system shifted to the star system, and how the big stars were born? Do you know how ...
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Did you know that you should eat or exercise before shopping?

In the early days of the retail boom in India V Rajesh tackled the challenge of getting women shoppers to accept supermarkets. He has channelled that and his experience as a CXO for several retail giants into his new book. We bring you the top takeaways from The Ultimate Guide to Smart Shopping. Representational photograph: @malaikaarorakhanofficial/Instagram   1: Men should always shop with a list. Chances of missing out things would be less. 2: Women can verbalize the to-do list in ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Gurgaon Diaries: The Monsters Are Already Out

'What if there is a pervert or a paedophile lurking in one of the flats? How will she protect herself? She's just 11 and a half.' A chapter from Debeshi Gooptu's book of stories on life in Drona's village. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Negotiations for trick or treating during Halloween begin every year at our home around the end of September. Each year, my daughter begs and pleads that she be allowed to go from door to door, in the condominium we live in, asking for candies. Each ...
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Pakistan's dangerous obsession with nuclear weapons

For the world and India, one of the most enduring challenges of the times is for Pakistan's nukes to be neutralised, before they are ever used by the State, their sponsored non-State actors or any rogue elements from the many terror tanzeems dotting Pakistan's unstable landscape, says Lieutenant General Kamal Davar (retd). IMAGE: A Ghauri missile, with a range of 1,500 km on a mobile launch-pad at an undisclosed location in Pakistan. Photograph: Pakistan military department/Handout/Reuters ...
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