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Mar 24, 2010
via India Masala

WIFW 2010: First day a no-show


Shows on the first day of India’s biggest fashion event were cancelled on Wednesday after organisers of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week could not furnish mandatory fire safety permits.

(Flip cam video by Urvashi Sibal)

Mar 24, 2010
via India Masala

WIFW 2010: Designer auto auction

Twelve contemporary artists including Dilip Sharma, Farad Hussain, Satish Gupta and Nitin Bal Chauhan lent their creative touch to a charity initiative by handpainting ten autorickshaws which will be auctioned at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.

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Mar 3, 2010
via India Masala

And the Oscar goes to…


Pulitzer prize winning film critic Roger Ebert says he can’t remember a year when it was easier to pick the Oscars.

Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker”, which has picked up key awards in the run-up to the world’s most prestigious movie awards, is the favourite to bag the Best Picture trophy, with all-time box-office king “Avatar” the other contender.

Feb 4, 2010
via India Insight

Shiv Sena, secularists and politics of regionalism


India’s ruling Congress party and main opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have found themselves on a common platform after Gandhi family scion Rahul Gandhi slammed the Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for their tirade against ‘outsiders’ – mainly north Indians – in Maharashtra.

Earlier, BJP president Nitin Gadkari invoked the constitutional right of every Indian to live anywhere, in a snub to erstwhile political ally Shiv Sena, whose agenda is to promote the interest of Marathis, sometimes with violent effect at the cost of non-Marathis, especially those living in Mumbai.

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      "David Lalmalsawma is the deputy editor of the Reuters India website and the Delhi online desk. He previously worked on the online desk of the Economic Times and on the foreign desk at the Press Trust of India. He enjoys country-and-western music, Hollywood movies and "South Park." He tweets here: @davidlms25."
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