Gujarat was among the earliest civilisations in the sub-continent, dating back four millennia, notes Shreekant Sambrani. Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, in a traditional Gujarati turban. Photograph: PTI This column borrows its title from a Gujarati film that is packing in crowds at multiplexes all over that state right now. Entertainment tax exemption is only a minor contributor to its success. That is largely due to the comedic manner in which it extols the Gujarati asmita ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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First things first. All of us, terminal addicts of Hindi Golden Oldies, owe a huge debt of gratitude to Sidharth Bhatia for this wonderful fix. Sixty years ago, I used to wait eagerly for my father, an avid movie buff, to bring home monthly copies ...Deccan Chronicle, 1 week ago
Despite our overly loud public adherence to democracy, political parties and their leaders appear to treat its accoutrements as necessary evils to be tolerated in their quest for power, notes Shreekant Sambrani. "India seems to be held together by chicken wire and chewing gum," is how I had begun an Independence day column seven years ago. I tended to agree, though, with my young niece's confidence that her generation would invent stronger chicken wire and stickier gum, in view of the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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