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  • Prime Minister's media advisers: The men who know too much

    How close is the PM's media adviser to the PM? Apparently, a lot. The jury may still be out on whether The Accidental Prime Minister — former media adviser Sanjaya Baru's memoirs of his tenure in UPA1 — is a work of fiction or fact. But it certainly gives us an idea of the easy access the spin...

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 8:25am
  • Only Urdu please, I'm Japanese

    He learnt Urdu and soon mastered it to know the real voice of the people, Japanese scholar and shaukiya shayar So Yamane tells Manisha Pande. He even offers to translate for her

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 7:45am
  • SP cadre in need of Mulayam Singh Yadav spot

    At least three party candidates charged with rape, many others are goons

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 9:55am
  • Several Samajwadi Party leaders face rape, molestation charges

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh's mercy plea for serial rapists should not come as a surprise to anyone. The party chief's sympathy towards perpetrators of violence against women can be explained by the fact that many of his party members have been charged with committing serious crimes...

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 9:35am
  • BJP's noise over Ram janmabhoomi finds few takers at Krishna's birthplace

    As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) reiterated its commitment for a Ram Mandir in its manifesto released on Monday, disparate voices rang out from the Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura, once a part of the Ayodhya-Mathura-Kashi trinity that the party had sought to propel as part of its saffron agenda....

    Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 6:50am
  • A young trio uses 39,000 white bindis as a powerful idiom against child marriage

    No other Indian accessory has perhaps lent itself as beautifully to varied style statements as the humble bindi. You could be a glamorous socialite, an 'adarsh Bharatiya nari', a bleeding-heart liberal or a punk star and wear the bindi with equal panache.

    Sunday, 6 April 2014 - 2:45pm
  • For Hema, this is another dreamy sequence

    Hema Malini appears to be completely out of depth in her new role as Bharatiya Janta Party's Lok Sabha candidate from Mathura. She looks more like an actress who's signed up for a film without reading the script. It's high noon and the starlet, dressed in a bright red saree, has not ventured out...

    Sunday, 6 April 2014 - 9:33am
  • What India want to know about our leaders on Google

    Political observers may assert that India is making a slow march away from caste politics, but if Google Search trends are to be believed then the electorate is not quite ready to give up on identity politics.

    Thursday, 27 March 2014 - 9:10am
  • 'Facts' about Bhojpuri theatre

    The Fact Rangmandal is keeping theatre alive in Bihar's Begusarai town. Manisha Pande meets founder-director Praveen Kumar Gunjan.

    Sunday, 16 March 2014 - 6:00am
  • Chronicles of a forgotten war

    Children of War brings to light the horrors that preceded the birth of Bangladesh. Manisha Pande speaks to the film's director Mrityunjay Devvrat who didn't want his first film to be just another 'masala' flick.

    Sunday, 16 March 2014 - 9:15am

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