A stand-in priest performs rituals in this Gandhi temple located in Harijanpada, an all-Dalit colony. Deity: MAHATMA GANDHI
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Importantly, victories like these convinced-- perhaps misleadingly--a generation of writers who scorned Chetan Bhagat-type
11/04/2015 4:14 PM IST
By Haima Deshpande A photograph on a wall inside Sakharam Bhagat's home shows three identically dress- ed women of varying
11/04/2015 4:13 PM IST
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03/04/2015 6:59 PM IST
Maqdoom Colony, near Bhatkal's Jama Masjid, has several traditional houses with Arabesque patterns, some of them over a century
03/04/2015 6:50 PM IST
If one were to take the temperature of Indian men, it would be safe to say that some (those who may be classified as 'equitable
29/03/2015 9:58 AM IST
Ever since Meow began sneaking its way around Mumbai, with the first few cases reported in late 2013, it has emerged as a
28/03/2015 10:53 AM IST
2013: Ayushmann plays a theatre actor in his rather forgettable second film, Nautanki Saala! "When the film came to me, I
28/03/2015 10:49 AM IST
The newly re-opened Decorative Arts Gallery at the National Museum In his spacious office on the first floor of the Museum
21/03/2015 9:49 AM IST
By Lhendup G Bhutia The cricket team of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the flotsam and jetsam of international cricket
21/03/2015 9:48 AM IST
This article is from Open Magazine. By Tunku Varadarajan India and China have much in common on the surface. They sprawl
14/03/2015 11:30 AM IST
The new bride was left unprotected; with the rest of the family hustled into a corner of the house, the four intruders took hold of her by her flailing limbs and made their way to the fields behind the house.
14/03/2015 8:35 AM IST
This article is from Open Magazine. By Sunaina Kumar In the late afternoon, a drowsy calm prevails in the village of Kanwi
28/02/2015 1:09 PM IST
In his enthusiasm, he made the unwitting 'mistake' of naming the lunatic 'Mohammad', and a dangerous subtext emerged in the form of an unsavoury conversation between the Prophet and God. Joseph became the prototypical blasphemer.
28/02/2015 1:03 PM IST
It was a mere experiment; Sparsh was born as a Carnatic fusion band and has since grown to create a sound that draws from Praveen's own foundation as a classical percussionist-- mridangam, to be specific--combined with his own personal influences from across the world.
21/02/2015 9:00 AM IST
It is the ordinary cricket fan who will support his team unconditionally--often to the point of irrationality. And money is often made off it.
21/02/2015 8:52 AM IST
Yes, I suggest to you that this is what Tendulkar's burden did to us Indian fans. It stripped from us some of the pure joy of the game of cricket. It told us that a match must end, one way or another, in Indian triumph. It persuaded us that our Indian-ness was measured by how fervently we wished for India to win. It managed, over the years, to tie patriotism to a mere sport.
21/02/2015 8:43 AM IST
Her father brings out copies of the Limca Book of Records and Guinness Book of World Records. They date back to 2007. The latest edition of the Guinness book features a double-spread on Jyoti, 'the shortest woman in the world' at 62.8 cm (24.7 inches). She weighs about 5 kg, and is comparable in size to an infant of a few months.
14/02/2015 10:13 AM IST
Much of Shivkar Bapuji Talpade's life and how he went about inventing his flying machine is cloaked in mystery. He is a much-discussed subject on some websites, much of the conversation soaked in faux nationalism and less in research. According to most versions, he invented the aircraft by drawing upon the ideas of aviation outlined in Vedic texts.
08/02/2015 3:45 PM IST
In a far cry from her image, Sonam during the interview is extremely considerate and hospitable, making sure you are comfortable. She is very garrulous. She can delve into just about any topic and talk about it for several hours at ease. She will talk about Paris and books, her career and Bollywood 'frenemies', all in the same breath.
07/02/2015 10:04 AM IST
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