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Sep 22, 2010
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Zangoora: Bollywood comes alive on stage

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It’s not a film, not a play and not a dance-drama. Well, maybe it’s a fusion of all three.

But “Zangoora: The Gypsy Prince”, billed as Bollywood’s biggest musical ever, is definitely something Indian audiences have never seen before.

Sep 22, 2010

Book Talk: Former financier writes of love in the new India

By Tony Tharakan

NEW DELHI (Reuters Life!) – Former investment banker Anish Trivedi portrays a changing India in his debut novel where coffee and croissants are on the breakfast menu and youngsters earn more than their fathers ever did.

“Call Me Dan,” recently launched in India, is a light-hearted look at the new India where arranged marriages and one-night stands are part of the protagonist’s search for love.

Sep 21, 2010
via India Insight

Commonwealth Games 2010 – LIVE Blog

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News, views and updates from the Oct 3 – 14 Games in New Delhi. Share your views.

Full coverage of the 2010 Commonwealth Games here

Sep 21, 2010
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Sensex touches 20,000 – Highlights

Share your views as the Sensex crosses the 20,000 mark for the first time since January 2008.

Aug 18, 2010

Book Talk: Mixed marriage and a real-life love story

By Tony Tharakan

NEW DELHI (Reuters Life!) – Snooping around as a teenager, Tishani Doshi came across a bunch of love letters written by her Welsh mother to her Indian father and thought it would make a good novel.

“The Pleasure Seekers,” just launched in India, was several years in the making for the 30-something Doshi, a debut novel for the poet, dancer and journalist who has also co-authored a biography of Sri Lanka bowler Muttiah Muralitharan.

Jul 28, 2010

Coorg inspires debut novel from Indian financier

By Tony Tharakan

NEW DELHI (Reuters Life!) – When private equity professional Sarita Mandanna set out to write a novel, it seemed natural to set it in the forests of Coorg, a region in southern India the British colonialists called the “Scotland of India.” It was where she spent her childhood, surrounded by coffee plantations and the dense jungles that come vividly to life in her saga of star-crossed lovers in the early 20th century.

“Tiger Hills,” just launched in India, was five years in the making for Mandanna and involved hours of research at the New York Public Library.

Jun 10, 2010
via India Insight

India and the U.S. – strategic or symbolic partners?

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With initial euphoria over last week’s U.S.-India talks on the wane, it may be time to take a long, hard look at what New  Delhi actually gained from the first official “strategic dialogue” between the two sides.

The timing was just right as Washington implements its AfPak plan, the correct gestures were made and U.S. officials went out of their way to convince the Indian media all was fine between the world’s two biggest democracies.

Apr 9, 2010
via India Insight

Martina Navratilova — the India connection

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Tennis great Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The 53-year-old is expected to begin six weeks of radiation therapy in May following minor invasive surgery.

Despite her impressive tennis stats — 18 Grand Slam singles titles including nine wins at Wimbledon — fans in India would perhaps treasure the Czech-born Navratilova’s mixed doubles partnership with India’s Leander Paes.

Apr 7, 2010
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      "Tony Tharakan is Editor, India Online and looks after the Reuters India website, managing the desk's 24/7 operations in New Delhi. He has been with Reuters since September 2006 and has previously worked with The Times of India and Press Trust of India. He holds post-graduate degrees in journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and in English from Hindu College, Delhi University."
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