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  • Shah Rukh Khan buys 2 'MughaleAzam' posters for Rs 6.84 lakh at an auction; a painting of 'Shree 420' gets the highest bid of Rs 7.5 lakh September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan led bidders at the Osian's auction of rare and vintage film memorabilia here as he bought two majestic original posters of 'MughaleAzam' for Rs 6.84 lakh. Last night's sale, part of the auction house's 'Greatest Indian Show on Earth' series, saw 163 of the 220 lots being...
  • Security guard who killed Pallavi Purkayastha sentenced to life July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: The security guard who killed Pallavi Purkayastha has been sentenced to life by a Mumbai Court. Sajjad Mughal, the security guard of the building where Pallavi stayed, had been found guilty of all charges, including murder, molestation and trespassing. The prosecution had asked for death penalty on the grounds that...
  • Bangalore duo tops the 12th Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm rally March 2, 2014

    Bangalore couple Satish Gopalkrishnan and Savera D’Souza have redefined ‘teamwork’ in motorsport by being the only couple to consistently win rallies across the country. The Banglore duo topped Rally Ndure (TSD category) at the prestigious 12th Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm, which concluded on Saturday. While the champion TSD rallyists of the country...
  • Converting 'Sholay' in 3D was challenging but fun: Ketan Mehta December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Ketan Mehta, who was involved in the 3D conversion of 1975 film 'Sholay', said revisiting the classic with the new technology was challenging. Producer GP Sippy's grandsons approached Mehta for the 3D conversion of the Amitabh BachchanDharmendra starrer through his Maya Digital Studios. The film is being...
  • Manmohan gets special present from Putin October 21, 2013

    In a gesture marking their close friendship, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday presented visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a lithograph painting of Russian monarch Nicholas II who had visited India in the 19th century, a map of India of that time as well as a Mughal coin. The "very...
  • Watch: Humayun's Tomb wears a new look after a massive restoration project September 25, 2013

    The iconic Humayun's Tomb in the national capital wears a new look after a massive restoration project that took six years. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh revealed the newlook Humayun's Tomb last week. ...
  • Inflation-adjusted 3 Idiots beats Sholay, Mughal-e-Azam, Chennai Express as Bollywood's biggest blockbuster ever August 27, 2013

    One of the many ever-raging debates in Bollywood is about which is the biggest blockbuster ever? Recent reports say it is the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chennai Express, but old-timers insist that they haven't seen anything that mesmerised the nation since K Asif's Mughal-e-Azam. Many like me, for so long...
  • 'MughaleAzam' named greatest Bollywood film in UK poll July 18, 2013

    London: Filmmaker K Asif's 1960s epic 'MughaleAzam' has been crowned the greatest Bollywood film of all time by a poll celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema in the UK. The Madhubala and Dilip Kumar starrer beat off tough competition to bag the coveted top spot, narrowly winning over currywestern 'Sholay'...
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan tours to cost Rs 25 per person May 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Daily public tours of Rashtrapati Bhavan, which began for the first time from Jan 1 this year at the initiative of President Pranab Mukherjee and have become very popular with tourists, will now cost Rs 25 per person. A Rashtrapati Bhavan press release said nominal registration charges of Rs...
  • Sushma backs demand for returning remains of Bahadur Shah May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has welcomed the demand for bringing back the mortal remains of last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar from Rangoon in Myanmar for its burial in Delhi. Supporting the demand, the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha said this will be a befitting tribute...
  • 'Himmatwala' was no less than a 'MughalEAzam' for Sridevi: Sajid March 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Sajid Khan, who is looking forward to the Friday release of his film 'Himmatwala' the official remake of the 1983 blockbuster of the same name, says it was the original film that catapulted veteran actress Sridevi to stardom. "Sridevi became a star because of 'Himmatwala'. I think that...
  • Mughal Gardens set to open for public from today February 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The warm spring sunshine graciously bathes the floral carpets of exquisitely manicured lawns of Mughal Gardens adorned with myriad flowers of every description. Rashtrapati Bhavan's treasured gardens are set to be opened to the public from Friday. While there are 120 varieties of roses across the 15acre Mughal Gardens,...
  • Pallavi Purkayastha murder case: Accused seeks bail February 13, 2013

    Mumbai: The accused in the lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha murder case on Wednesday filed a bail application in the sessions court, contending that there was no evidence against him. Sajjad Mughal (22), a native of Jammu and Kashmir who was employed as a security guard at 'Himalayan Heights' in suburban Wadala,...
  • Mumbai: Man charged with attempt to rape in Pallavi case December 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Over four months after the murder of the citybased lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha, allegedly by the watchman of her building, the prosecution on Thursday slapped attempt to rape charge against him. The prosecution on Thursday submitted draft charges to a local court with addition of the attempt to rape charge...
  • Hyderabad: Rs 5 cr worth jewellery seized December 13, 2012

    Hyderabad: The police on Tuesday seized Mughal and Roman era gold and silver jewellery worth more than Rs 5 crore. The jewellery was seized from a group of contractors who found the ornaments buried in the wall of an old building. The contractors have been arrested. The gold and silver ornaments...
  • Is Bollywood's influence on fashion trends waning? November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Be it Madhubala's Anarkali look in 'MughaleAzam' or Kareena Kapoor's Tshirtsalwar combo in 'Jab We Met', Bollywood has inspired trends down the ages. But that influence seems to be waning due to a variety of reasons, including greater exposure to the West and the move towards more realistic...
  • Neither support, nor oppose khaps' views on rapes: Chautala October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala on Thursday seemed to have toned down his stance on rapes, albeit he did not totally disown it. After widespread criticism over his backing to the khap Panchayat's bizarre views on rapes and solutions to sexual crimes, the Haryana Opposition leader...
  • Rashtrapati Bhawan Mughal Gardens a hit on Youtube August 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan have become a hit on social videosharing portal Youtube ever since the President's secretariat redesigned its official website by including links to social networking sites. The redesigned website (www.presidentofindia.nic.in), which was inaugurated by Omita Paul, Secretary to the President, has included social networking site...
  • Costume designers are a rage in Bollywood July 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Madhuri Dixit's eyecatching purple saree in 'Hum Aapke Hai Koun', Preity Zinta's bespectacled look in 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' and Aishwarya Rai's traditional lehengas in 'Jodha Akbar' hogged the limelight, all thanks to costume designers who worked to create a certain impact in a film. Even in the silent era,...
  • India's last Mughal emperor lies buried in Yangon May 29, 2012

    Yangon: India's last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, lay buried in Yangon for nearly 130 years in a forgotten grave until 1991 when his final resting place was chanced upon during digging. His mausoleum in this former capital of Myanmar is frequented by those who want to have a glimpse of...
  • London: Mughal necklace on sale for $20 million May 1, 2012

    London: A "Mirror Diamond" necklace bearing five Mughal empire pendant diamonds with emerald drops has been offered for private sale at a price of $20 million, auction house Bonham's said on Monday. It said the Mughal Mirror Diamond necklace was an extraordinary example of the colourless, rough diamonds discovered in the...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters 100 Years of Cinema: MughaleAzam April 28, 2012

    In this special episode, to celebrate 100 Years of Cinema, we bring to you the golden moments from the blockbuster movie MughaleAzam. ...
  • Happy Birthday Dilip Kumar December 10, 2011

    Dilip Kumar was born in 1922. Muhammad Yusuf Khan, known by his stage name Dilip Kumar - has been called the ultimate 'method actor' by Satyajit Ray.Starting his career in 1944, Kumar's career has spanned five decades and over 60 films.
  • Toyota Corolla Altis travelogue December 8, 2011

    When Babur decided it was time to lay the foundations for the Mughal empire, he marched his armies across the Khyber Pass and into Delhi. Once he had claimed Delhi for himself he figured out that a little southeast of Delhi was a sprawling city known as Agra where much...
  • PoK's top judge shot in Muzaffarabad October 25, 2011

    Islamabad: Ghulam Mustafa Mughal, the Chief Justice of Pakistanoccupied Kashmir's High Court, was seriously injured when an unidentified man shot him in the northern city of Muzaffarabad, police said. Mughal was taking a walk with his bodyguards near his home in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistanoccupied Kashmir (PoK), when the gunman...
  • Bollywood blockbuster: Diwali Dhamaka special October 25, 2011

    Watch the trials and struggles of K Asif's 'MughaleAzam' before it hit the big screen. ...
  • 'Empire of the Moghul' is an epic adventure October 4, 2011

    'Ruler of the World', the third in a series of epic quintets, 'Empire of the Moghul', opens with a 14yearold emperor Akbar killing two tigers a female with a single shot from a musket and then its avenging mate with a slash of his sword. The exhilaration of the...
  • Q&A with Belgian writer Dirk Collier May 5, 2011

    Belgian writer Dirk Collier has just written The Emperors Writing what he calls a "Fictional autobiography" of Akbar, written in letter format. Here's a Q&A with the author. 1) What interested you in Akbar in the first place? Dirk Collier: In the year 2002, when I...
  • Pearl Canopy of Baroda to be auctioned New York March 9, 2011

    New York: A stunning, rarely seen bejeweled, nearly 150yearold canopy from India is expected to sell for as much as $ 5 million when it is auctioned next month, according to Sotheby's. The Pearl Canopy of Baroda will go under the hammer on March 24 as part of a larger auction...
  • Pak legislator migrated to India willingly: PPP March 7, 2011

    Islamabad: A Hindu legislator of the Opposition PMLQ, who migrated to India last month from Pakistan, did so on his own free will, a ruling PPP leader has said adding that many people from the minority community in Sindh province have been moving to the neighbouring country. Pakistan People's Party (PPP)...