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  • Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower August 24, 2014

    Gaza: Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to Gaza. The violence signaled that a speedy resumption of truce talks is unlikely, despite...
  • Uproar in Jaipur as underground metro puts heritage sites at risk August 21, 2014

    Jaipur: Protests are on in the Pink city against the plan to bring Jaipur Metro right into the 300 year old walled premises of the old city. Residents and experts alike, feel that the underground metro would be destructive to old monuments like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Isar Lat. "The...
  • I never left 'Hawaa Hawaai' for money, says Amit Sadh February 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Amit Sadh wonders why the news about his exit from Amole Gupte's 'Hawaa Hawaai' has been blown out of proportion. He says he didn't walk out of the movie due to monetary issues. "I don't know why the issue has become so big. I think I attract controversy and...
  • Farooq was fantastic and deserved more work: MS Sathyu December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: It was on "intuition" that M.S. Sathyu gave a big screen break to a young, innocentlooking Farooq Sheikh 40 years back in 'Garam Hawa'. His talent, says the filmmaker, was "fantastic". However, he rues that the late actor didn't get as much work as he truly deserved. Farooq's sudden...
  • Shabana distraught over news of Farooq's death December 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Shabana Azmi, Farooque Sheikh's costar for 21 years in the popular play 'Tumari Amrita' who had also worked with the actor in several films, is devastated with the news of his sudden death. One of Indian cinema's finest actors, Farooque was on a holiday with his wife and two...
  • Farooq Sheikh: The blue eyed boy of the parallel cinema movement December 28, 2013

    Mumbai: With his boynextdoor persona and understated style, Farooq Sheikh made his entry into films at a time when the parallel art cinema was making its presence felt and he went on to work in some of the best movies of that era. Sheikh passed away in Dubai late last night...
  • ADFF: 'Garm Hava' screening leaves Sathyu emotionally charged October 26, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Legendary filmmaker M.S. Sathyu has watched his film 'Garm Hava' countless times in almost 40 years since it was made. Each time, the movie, based in postindependence era, leaves him emotionally charged. At the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) here, it was no different. The audience joined him in...
  • Amol Gupte impressed with Saqib's performance in 'Hawaa Hawaai' September 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Amol Gupte, who is working with Saqib Saleem in his next film 'Hawaa Hawaai', is impressed with the actor's performance. "Frankly, I was not prepared for it, but I am proud to have Saqib on board. Whatever little we have shot has left me impressed," Gupte said in a...
  • 'Hawa Bodol' dialect in sync with characters' standings March 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Observing the use of some dialect by one character in 'Hawa Bodol' does not look out of place and in sync with the character's standings, popular actor Rudranil Ghosh says celluloid fiction is not divorced from reality. "I won't say one must liberally sprinkle all commonplace words in a dialogue...
  • Review: 'Mr Bhatti On Chutti' is a test of patience May 18, 2012

    Cast: Anupam Kher, Emma Kearney, Bhairavi Goswami, Abid Ali, Shakti Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan Director: Karan Razdan There are good films, bad films, average films, one time watch films, but 'Mr Bhatti On Chutti' doesn't qualify in any of these categories. In fact, it shouldn't even qualify as a film. It's just a...
  • Friday Release: Anupam Kher's 'Mr Bhatti On Chutti' May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: After facing delays and objections from the censor board, Anupam Kherstarrer 'Mr Bhatti On Chutti' is all set to get released on May 18. Earlier, 'Mr Bhatti On Chutti' had landed in trouble with the censor board when the makers of the film were asked to bleep out...
  • Rajasthan: Hawa Mahal's colour fades in first wash January 6, 2012

    Jaipur: In a shocking lack of concern, Hawa Mahal, the 213yearold iconic monument, was washed with fire tender jets damaging its pink signature paint. The Rajasthan government did this as a part of its cleanliness drive before the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas. The heritage structure now wears a faded look and experts...
  • Jats end stir, Hooda to set quota commission March 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The Jat protestors have withdrawn their threeweeklong protest after talks with Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. An official confirmation is likely to take place on Saturday afternoon. The Jats have been demanding reservation in government jobs under OBC quota. The meeting with Hooda has resulted in the setting up...
  • Agitating Jats continues stir, trains affected March 25, 2011

    Hisar: Notwithstanding the Punjab and Haryana High Court order directing Jats not to disrupt movement of trains, activists of All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti on Friday continued to squat on various rail tracks in Haryana. The ongoing threeweeklong stir by Jats has badly affected rail traffic in northern India, forcing the...
  • No end to Jat stir, rail services remain disrupted March 24, 2011

    Chandigarh: Jat agitators continue to wreak havoc on the rail traffic in northern India where a number of trains have been cancelled and some cut short of their destination. The Jat body spearheading the agitation said they will not relent until their demand was met. "There is no going back on our...
  • NCERT introduces Bollywood in Board syllabus January 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Krishan is a twelfth standard student and loves movies, but with his Board exams round the corners, he hardly has time to watch any. The only consolation is that this year his favourite subject movies is part of his school syllabus. NCERT has introduced Bollywood movies,...
  • Answers and winners of the really tough movie quiz October 25, 2008

    The following are the answers of the last week's The Really Tough Movie Quiz followed by the winners and this week's questions: Ans : 1) Identify the film from the names of these characters who appear in it: Aman Mathur Rohit Patel Naina Catherine Kapur Ans:...
  • Blast witness claims to have seen bomber May 16, 2008

    Jaipur: Rajasthan police have got fresh leads into the serial bomb blasts that shook Jaipur on Tuesday. A red Maruti Esteem car with a Delhi registration number has been seized from the railway station. The car had been lying unclaimed at the station since May 4. Meanwhile, one of the injured eyewitnesses...