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Goodbye, Alyque Padamsee #RIP

1928-2018 Alyque Padamsee, the creative mind behind some of India’s most memorable ad campaigns, passed away on Saturday. He was 90 Delshad Irani Even before I started covering the advertising and marketing industry for ET, I had heard the name Alyque… Continue Reading →

Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi passes away at 64 #RIP

HIGHLIGHTS Renowned filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi died on Sunday morning at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. Lajmi was suffering from a chronic kidney disease and liver failure.   Critically-acclaimed director-writer Kalpana Lajmi was cremated Sunday in the presence of family, friends… Continue Reading →

#RIP Delhi Dastangoi storyteller Ankit Chadha drowns in Uksan lake near Pune

One of the brightest stars of the Dastangoi universe, Ankit Chadha passes away in an accident on 9th May. His last rites will be performed today, 11th May at the Lodhi road crematorium from 9 am onwards. Ankit Chadha, known… Continue Reading →

One of the finest musicians in the world, Ustad Bismillah Khan

All You Need To Know About Ustad Bismillah Khan, The Shehnai Maestro  by Sumana Nandy | Shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan with his grandchildren NEW DELHI:  Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan was born as Qamaruddin Khan on 21st march, 1916 in a traditional Muslim family of musicians… Continue Reading →

India- Women show the way in Cricket

Mithali, Jemimah set up 54-run win vs SA in Cape Town; India take T20I series 3-1 after 2-1 ODI victory Indian women accomplished a historic double as they outclassed South Africa women by 54 runs in the fifth and final… Continue Reading →

Sitara Devi – The Kathak queen who impressed Rabindranath Tagore

  Search engine giant Google today paid rich tribute to Kathak queen Sitara Devi on her 97th birth anniversary with a doodle. Sitara Devi was a legendary Kathak dancer. Search engine giant Google today paid rich tribute to Kathak queen… Continue Reading →

‘Queen of Thumri’ Girija Devi no more #RIP

Girija Devi   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar Doyen of the Benaras gharana Eminent classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi passed away at a city hospital here on Tuesday night following a cardiac arrest, hospital sources said. She… Continue Reading →

Aadhaar and the case of a missing finger

 SARBANI SHARMA The 12-digit unique identification (UID) number called Aadhaar issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) neither replaces any of the existing identity cards nor is it a cognizance of citizenship. The Supreme Court of India had reiterated… Continue Reading →

#SundayReading- Where do old birds go to die?

  The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is Arundhati Roy’s first work of fiction in 20 years.Set in Delhi and Kashmir, the novel begins with Anjum -a hijra, a mother and a riot survivor -choosing to go live in a graveyard… Continue Reading →

Ruskin Bond on the novels he loved most as a young boy

[Book Extract] My winter holidays lasted three months, and I spent most of my time reading, listening to the radio, or going for lonely bicycle rides. It was the winter of 1948–49. My fourth winter holiday down from my boarding… Continue Reading →

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