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Kingfisher adds skyhigh glamour to Asian Awards 2011

Amid a glamorous evening of celebrations, one of the world’s leading and most prestigious Indian airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, last night partnered with The Asian Awards 2011 as its Official Airline Partner to announce the event’s coveted Lifetime Achievement Award and host the event’s star-studded After-Party.   Taking place amid the grandeur of Grosvenor House, Park …

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Israeli import rips B’wood in a book

Dear Mr Bollywood, a book that is being circulated at the ongoing MAMI Festival has stirred up a controversy in the film industry. The author, Jerusalem-born, New York-raised Rina Golan, has named industry veterans Subhash Ghai, Anup Jalota, Anees Bazmee and even Dr Ali Irani in her 119-page biography, where …

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Pizza – The Key To Great Leftovers

A wise man once said that the true test of greatness for takeout pizza was whether or not you could eat it cold the next day. Of course, this is not always the standard, and not everyone likes even the best examples of this Italian treat cold. But reheating comes …

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Sachin Tendulkar: A Bharat Ratna?

It’s rare for politicians to be of one mind in the world’s biggest and arguably the noisiest democracy.  The government is about to tweak guidelines to make sportspersons (read Sachin Tendulkar) eligible for India’s highest civilian award — the Bharat Ratna.  That too without a murmur of protest from main …

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Is India ready for a Slut Walk?

Dress appropriately, don’t make eye contact with strangers (especially men) and be at home before sunset. These are a few basic rules that Indian daughters imbibe from their parents, even in a new India where years of economic boom have thrown up a trendy, affluent youth with a kind of …

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Gazal Maestro Jagit Singh Passed away

Renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, who was suffering from brain hemorrhage passed away today (October 10) in the morning at 8 am at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. On September 23, Jagjit Singh suffered brain hemorrhage after which he was immediately rushed to the Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra, where a …

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A taste for India in world cinema

 India seems to be the flavour of the season in the global film industry. Film critic Saibal Chatterjee reports on a taste for the exotic from the recently-concluded Toronto Film Festival.   The world is clearly in search of another Slumdog Millionaire – Danny Boyle’s ode to the “never say …

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