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Amrita Madhukalya

  • Novelist Vikas Swarup to be the next MEA spokesperson

    Swarup will succeed Syed Akbaruddin as the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs

    Friday, 27 March 2015 - 9:10am
  • LGBT activists express disappointment over India's anti-gay rights stand at UN

    India was one of the 43 nations, including Iran and Saudi Arabia, to support a Russian bid to stop the United Nations in providing benefits to its same sex staff in member countries. 80 countries voted against the proposal, and there were 33 abstentions while 37 countries did not vote.

    Thursday, 26 March 2015 - 9:05pm
  • Mumbai to get 100-seater theatre for serious cinema

    Mumbaikars who love serious cinema will soon have a 7,000 square-feet two-storied building at Bandra's Carter Road dedicated to their tastes. The space, called FilmBay is an initiative of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

    Thursday, 26 March 2015 - 6:35am
  • Haider bags five national awards, Kangana Ranaut is best actress

    Comes close: Omung Kumar's biopic Mary Kom won an award for being the best popular film providing wholesome entertainment

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 7:25am
  • Section 66A scrapped: Supreme Court adds muscle to social media

    Scraps Section in IT Act that allowed arresting people making 'offensive' posts

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 7:00am
  • Ellora Caves, Golconda Fort among 278 protected monuments encroached upon

    The Ellora Caves, Kolaba Fort, Grishneshwar temple and Anchaleshwar temple are some of the 30 centrally-protected monuments in Maharashtra that have been encroached upon by illegal occupants, revealed the ministry of culture in a written answer to MP Jaya Bachchan. In all, there are 278 centrally-...

    Friday, 20 March 2015 - 6:10am
  • Delhi gets high on Urdu

    A Urdu poetry festival in the capital is proof that the language has found a new crop of young takers

    Sunday, 15 March 2015 - 6:20am
  • Raspberries, bananas and foolish, fruitcake films

    The US has its Razzies and India its Golden Kela and Ghanta Awards. While these shows that reward the best-of-the-worst walk a tricky slope, there are some celebs who take it on the chin with a smile, says Amrita Madhukalya as she examines the business of bad acting and bad writing

    Sunday, 15 March 2015 - 8:00am
  • Disinherited voices from the past

    Mamang Dai's new book is a fictional exploration of the hanging of a Mishmee tribal in 19th century Arunachal Pradesh. Amrita Madhukalya speaks to the journalist, author and bureaucrat on how the book came to be

    Sunday, 15 March 2015 - 5:35am
  • Anushka Sharma: Highway to glory

    As she turns producer with NH10, Anushka Sharma talks to Amrita Madhukalya about the intense job of acting, the stifling Censor Board and why Bollywood pays its actors more than actresses

    Sunday, 15 March 2015 - 8:00am