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Ace Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passes away #RIP

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away at the age of 84. She died at her residence in Mumbai following brief illness. MUMBAI: Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away here today after a brief illness. She was… Continue Reading →

He inspired many to keep ‘faith’ – #RIP, George Michael

Singer of cult classics like Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Careless Whisper and Last Christmas, George Michael passed away at his home on Christmas day. He was 53. Born in London to Greek Cypriot immigrant parents, George’s real name was… Continue Reading →

The unadulterated truth about the history of the word “clean”

BY ANATOLY LIBERMAN Its congener in Middle High German meant “brave, beautiful.” On that occasion and on several others, I noted that words may change their meaning in a truly incomprehensible, even bizarre way. I also admitted that semantic bridges… Continue Reading →

RIP Mubarak Begum, One of the Last Links With Hindi Cinema’s Golden Era

BY SIDHARTH BHATIA A file photo of singer Mubarak Begum. Credit: PTI With the death of Mubarak Begum in Mumbai at the age of 80, the last of the ‘Muslim’ voices from the Golden Era of Hindi cinema has gone. Though… Continue Reading →

If she’s successful, sexually frank like Kangana, she must be a witch?

  Adhyayan Suman‘s interview, saying the Queen star did ‘black magic’, is a new low even for our tabloid journalism. ANGSHUKANTA CHAKRABORTY The formula is simple: if you are a not-yet-30 Bollywood baba and already a miserably forgotten has been,… Continue Reading →

#RIP- Legendary Classical Dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai passes away at age of 97

Mrinalini Sarabhai passes away Special Arrangement Noted danseuse and Padma Bhushan recipient Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away today morning in Ahmedabad. She was 97. She had been admitted to hospital a day before. Mrinalini Sarabhai, legendary dancer and wife of Indian… Continue Reading →

#RIP- Veteran Actor Sadhana – An era of style and mystery comes to an end

Sadhana Shivdasani (1941-2015): Posted on: 01:40 PM IST Dec 25, 2015 | Updated on: 3:30 pm,Dec 25,2015 IST One of the most prominent actresses of late 60’s and 70’s, Sadhana Shivdasani, popularly known as Sadhana, passed away today morning at Hinduja hospital. She… Continue Reading →

#RIP – Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey passes away at 86

News of his tragic demise was shared by his niece Shaheen Aggarwal who took to Facebook to honour her uncle. PHOTO: FACEBOOK His niece Shaheen Aggrawal shared this sad news on her Facebook page and wrote, “Today, a generation of… Continue Reading →

#SundayReading – Ruskin Bond asks Where have all the bookshops gone? #mustread

All over the country, bookshops are closing down. And all over the country, litfests are springing up. So there is a paradox for you. Illustration credit: Ajit Ninan Yes, I know that many people buy books online because of the… Continue Reading →

#SundayReading – Remembering Satyajit Ray

  REMEMBERING SATYAJIT RAY, INDIA’S MOST RENOWNED FILMMAKER Photo: Hindustan Times Sixty years ago, a man of many talents decided to leave his cushy advertising job and make movies, changing the trajectory of Indian filmmaking Sandipan Deb A little more… Continue Reading →

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