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India’s missing daughters

May 9, 2013

New Delhi, India

By Mansi Thapliyal

Atika, 10, woke up early one morning in August 2008 and was sent by her mother to buy a few items from a nearby shop. She returned and told her mother she would prepare tea for her father before quickly going to use a communal toilet close to her house. She never returned.

I’m an Indian politician… on TV

May 7, 2013

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Karnataka Assembly elections: Bangalore goes to the polls

By Reuters Staff
May 5, 2013
(Pictures by Gokul Chandrasekhar, Rahul Singh and Raktim Hazarika) Elections to 224 constituencies of the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka were held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 across the state. The state capital Bangalore has 28 seats in the legislative assembly. Despite muted campaigning in the city, voters came out in large numbers to vote. Security was tight, given that the city had witnessed a bomb attack barely a few weeks ago.  Voter turnout was brisk during the early hours but slowed towards the afternoon. Here are a few snapshots of the polling booths across the city, where the elections by and large were peaceful.

Celebrities and their favourite Indian films

By Reuters Staff
May 3, 2013

As India celebrates 100 years of cinema, we asked celebrities to name their favourite Indian film. It was a tough choice. After all, there are tens of thousands of films to choose from. How could they select only one? In the end, all our respondents sent in several choices, unable to pinpoint the one Indian film they thought was the best.

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Bollywood dreams

May 2, 2013

Mumbai, India

By Danish Siddiqui

The Hindi film industry or Bollywood can make a star, a household name out of anyone overnight. It can bring instant money, fame and the fan-following of millions from across continents.

Updated: Delhi police helpline: if your stalking case is not urgent, please press 1

May 2, 2013

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Which is the greatest Bollywood film ever?

May 2, 2013

It’s been a hundred years since the first Indian feature film “Raja Harishchandra” in 1913. Since then, Bollywood has made tens of thousands of films – good, bad and middling.

No consensus on sex, violence and censorship in Bollywood

May 2, 2013

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Just another rape in India. Are we becoming numb?

April 30, 2013

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Book lovers in India lap up myths with a makeover

April 30, 2013

Mriganka Dadwal knows everything about the Ramayana, the ancient Hindu epic that tells the story of warrior-god Rama and the abduction of his wife Sita by the powerful demon king Ravana.