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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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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.

Samsung Galaxy S4 lands on Bangalore, hundreds get in line

By Reuters Staff
April 27, 2013

By Sayantani Ghosh and Supantha Mukherjee

“I’m very excited. I’ve been waiting a couple of hours; I couldn’t get any sleep last night,” said Arif, an employee of UK retailer Tesco. He was near the front of the line of hundreds of people to line up at the UB City Mall in Bangalore to buy the new Galaxy S4 smartphone.

Ponzi scheme in West Bengal flames out, embers linger

April 26, 2013

Suicides, thousands of duped investors, hundreds of laid-off journalists, bickering politicians, protests slack regulation, one suspected mastermind arrested: it’s Ponzi scheme time in West Bengal, and it looks likely that little will change after the drama ends.

Shamshad Begum: A tribute to a voice long gone

April 24, 2013

(Hindi translations by Ankush Arora, with help from Havovi Cooper and Uzra Khan. Punjabi translation by Vineet Sharma.)

Zubeen Garg: not Assamese enough for separatist group

April 23, 2013

(Note: paragraph six contains graphic language)

When in Assam, sing like the Assamese do. That was the message from the separatist group United Liberation Front of Assam to singer Zubeen Garg. The 40-year-old singer, born in Jorhat in Assam, irked ULFA last week when he sang Hindi songs at a Bihu festival.

Delhi rape case reignites police reform debate

April 23, 2013

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