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Three held for murder of Amrita Pritam’s son


September 20th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Three people, including a woman, were arrested and a minor boy detained Thursday in connection with the murder of writer-poet Amrita Pritam's son Navraj Kwatra here ... Read more...

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Indians must rise above caste, creed, colour and religion: Amitabh Bachchan (Interview)


August 31st, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) It's time for Indians to rise above the biases of caste, creed, colour and religion, says Indian cinema's icon Amitabh Bachchan who believes firmly that ... Read more...

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Focus on cinema, culture to mark 60 yrs of India-Turkey treaty


August 5th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Turkey has drawn up a calendar of cultural acitivities - including a new overseas cultural cell and joint productions on screen - in India to celebrate 60 ... Read more...

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Ukrainian city ponders using wine to deport pigeons


July 24th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Ukranian city is contemplating a plan to get the local pigeons drunk and then deport them so that a popular poet's statue could be ... Read more...

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Assamese poet Hiren Bhattacharyya passes away


July 4th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 4 (IANS) Award-winning Assamese poet Hiren Bhattacharyya, 80, died of lung infection at a private hospital here Wednesday.Bhattacharyya, popularly known as Hiruda, was undergoing treatment at Dispur Hospital ... Read more...

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Bhikhari Thakur’s Bhojpuri legacy goes international


July 1st, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) He might have been forgotten in his homeland, but poet, writer and doyen of Bhojpuri theatre Bhikhari Thakur's ballads and folk songs are garnering huge ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia’s version of the ‘Got Talent’ bans women from taking part


June 18th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Riyadh, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Buraidah's Got Talent, Saudi Arabia’s version of the Got Talent TV format has been launched. The program bans women from taking part. The program’s contestants are ... Read more...

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Mehdi Hassan - my immortal ‘ghazal traash’ (Tribute)


June 13th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
The first I heard about Mehdi Hassan, whom now I call an amazing "ghazal traash" (sculptor of ghazals), was in 1966 when a friend of mine brought me a reel-to-reel tape ... Read more...

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Theron hates pretentious actors


May 20th, 2012 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron doesn't like the company of pretentious actors. She believes in simple living."I hate actors who come and quote (philosopher poet Friedrich) Nietzsche. ... Read more...

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UGC-sponsored music lab launched in northeast


May 10th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 10 (IANS) A music laboratory sponsored by the University Grants Commission (UGC) was launched Thursday in Tripura capital Agartala to boost traditional folk songs and music in the ... Read more...

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Pakistani poet’s mausoleum blown up


May 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) The under-construction mausoleum of poet and politician Ajmal Khan Khattak in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was blown up and an hour later a second explosion wounded ... Read more...

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12 injured in Pakistan blast


May 10th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) At least 12 people have been injured in a blast in Noshera district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, reported Xinhua.According to local media reports, the blast ... Read more...

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Aamir, Prasoon Joshi making 50 shorts on malnutrition


May 7th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan and lyricist Prasoon Joshi are quite a team by now. They are working on their pet project on social awareness - ... Read more...

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Thailand bans Macbeth-like film


April 6th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 6 (IANS) Censors in Thailand have banned a film based on Shakespeare's tragedy "Macbeth" after the movie used news footage of Thai political protests, BBC reported. "Shakespeare Must Die" ... Read more...

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Sibal launches book on poetry


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Cabinet minister Kapil Sibal Friday launched his new book 'My World Within' at World Book Fair amidst much fanfare.Sibal said the book, a collection of ... Read more...

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‘Digital format not threatening printed Urdu books’


February 26th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Noted Urdu poet Waseem Barelvi has warned that information without knowledge was useless and that while the digitisation of Urdu literature was a positive step, ... Read more...

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Big B getting back to normal


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan said doctors might remove the "central line" inserted in his neck by Wednesday night and that he will be discharged from the SevenHills ... Read more...

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For Vidya, Urdu literature means Gulzar


February 17th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Vidya Balan admits to be in complete awe of Gulzar and says he is intstrumental in introducing her to Urdu literature."My introduction to Urdu literature ... Read more...

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Geelani opposes fatwa to expel Christian priests


January 31st, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 31 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday locked horns with the local Sharia board over a fatwa seeking expulsion of four Christian priests from the Kashmir ... Read more...

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Juhi Chawla stunned with Rajev’s writing stint


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) TV actor Rajev Paul has turned poet with his debut book "Mumbai Mohabbat aur Tanhai" and actress Juhi Chawla says she never thought he can write ... Read more...

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Big B to record father’s work in his voice?


January 20th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) A leading music company has approached megastar Amitabh Bachchan to record his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan's works in his voice."I am approached by a music ... Read more...

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On dad’s 9th death anniversary, Big B misses him


January 18th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Memories came rushing back to Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan Wednesday when he visited the room in which his father, poet-writer Harivansh Rai Bachchan breathed his ... Read more...

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Haryana bureaucrats have new turn-on — poetry, books!


January 17th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) They may be attending meetings and signing not-so-inviting government files every day, but their work has not stopped a handful of senior bureaucrats in Haryana from ... Read more...

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Congress asks West Bengal unit to cool down tempers


January 12th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) With the ruling alliance partners in West Bengal bitterly targeting each other, the Congress Thursday asked its state unit to refrain from using harsh words ... Read more...

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Pranab launches web-based Tagore bibliography


January 9th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) A web-based bibliography of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's works was launched by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the capital Monday to commemorate the ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga a reincarnation of her aunt?


December 24th, 2011 - 8:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga says she is the reincarnation of her aunt.The singer, known for her wacky outfits, feels she has two hearts and her spiritual beliefs ... Read more...

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Kashmiri poetess Naseem Shafaie to get Sahitya Akademi award


December 21st, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 21 (IANS) Noted Kashmiri poetess Naseem Shafaie has been chosen for this year's Sahitya Akademi Award for her poetic collection, becoming the first Kashmiri woman to get the ... Read more...

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Rhys Ifans is a poet: Anna Friel


December 3rd, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) Actress Anna Friel thinks her partner Rhys Ifans is a "poet" and a "beautiful man".The 35-year-old, who split with long-term partner David Thewlis after nine years ... Read more...

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President Patil to visit Visva Bharati Tuesday


November 28th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, who arrived in Kolkata Monday, will visit Visva Bharati University at Santiniketan in West Bengal's Birbhum district Tuesday.Patil was received at the ... Read more...

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China an ally in more ways than one: Official


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Taking a cue from the writings of revered Tamil poet-thinker Thiruvalluvar, India said it sees China as a beneficial ally in more ways than one ... Read more...

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Farhan takes Punjabi lessons from Gulzar


October 24th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) Filmmaker-turned-actor Farhan Akhtar is playing the title role in Rakesh Omprakash Mehra's "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", for which he needs to speak chaste Punjabi. To master ... Read more...

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Knowledge should not be banned: Kabir Bedi


October 23rd, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Actor Kabir bedi has started a protest opposing Delhi University's decision to remove late poet and translator A.K. Ramanujan's essay 'Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples ... Read more...

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Gulzar misses his Mansur, the true patriot


September 24th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi's love for his country showed in 'the way he played cricket', says his friend and poet Gulzar, who used to address the ... Read more...

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Rakesh Nath wins Kovalam fest’s Emerging Writer’s Award


September 17th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Rakesh Nath, a 26-year-old journalist and writer based in Kerala, has won the second edition of the Emerging Writers' Award, an initiative of the Kovalam ... Read more...

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Team to retrace Shackleton’s Antarctica trek


September 14th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) A team of adventurers is planning to recreate the epic journey of explorer Ernest Shackleton across Antarctica. Jo Davies will become the first woman with a ... Read more...

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