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Chuck Rolling Stones at The Beatles? Awesome!

Chuck Rolling Stones at The Beatles? Awesome!

Were the Rolling Stones, in fact,  better than the Beatles? By the time the Rolling Stones got around to making records in 1963, The Beatles had already been cutting tracks…

Rituparno: Home alone with the woman inside

Rituparno: Home alone with the woman inside

Rituparno Ghosh was paranoid about his sexuality. Through experience he had learnt to be cautious about sending out the wrong signals to actors. He was often afraid of reaching out…

Rituparno: Celebration of the Unique

Rituparno: Celebration of the Unique

Don’t go to sleep, yet, RituparnoGhosh. At 7.30 am, there’s a new sun out there, just as there’s a new dawn in Bengali cinema. Surely this is no time to…

India’s I&B tries to black out Comedy Central, what next?

India’s I&B tries to black out  Comedy Central, what next?

Obviously the I&B Ministry pen-pushers either don’t understand English or they have a poor sense of humor.  On  Sunday, those of us  who subscribe to Comedy Central would have noticed…

Rituparno Ghosh dies, Calcutta desolate

Rituparno Ghosh dies, Calcutta desolate

Noted filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh died of a cardiac arrest on Thursday at his south Calcutta residence. He was 49. Winner of 12 national and some international awards, Ghosh was suffering…

Drumming up a storm

Drumming up a storm

Of course, we always suspected it, but now it’s official. Rock drummers are really very athletic. Playing the drums for a rock band requires the stamina of a Premiership footballer,…

Ray Manzarek: through the Doors

Ray Manzarek: through the Doors

Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founder member of the 1960s rock band The Doors, has died aged 74. He formed the band with lead singer Jim Morrison in 1965 after…

Ruskin Bond is 79 on Sunday

Ruskin Bond is 79 on Sunday

Dehradun, Uttarkhand: Famous author Padma Shree Ruskin Bond will celebrate his 79th birthday here on May 19, with the release of his bestselling book — A Garland of Memories. The…

Fire in the Blood director Dylan Gray fired up over crime of the century

 We are often frustrated by the high cost of many prescription drugs. But most of us have become used to the pharmaceutical industry rationalizing these outlandish prices by citing how…

Tribute to Indian Cinema

Tribute to Indian Cinema

Ministry of Information and broadcasting organises Centenary film festival to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema. To remember the centenary of Indian cinema, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is…

CBSE will have Theatre studies in class XI

CBSE will have Theatre studies in class XI

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced Theatre Studies as an optional subject in Class XI from the current academic session. The subject is being introduced “as a…

Richie Havens: Free at Last

Richie Havens: Free at Last

Richie Havens, the folk singer who opened the legendary 1969 Woodstock rock festival, has died of a heart attack at 72. He died at his home in Jersey City, New…

Violin maestro Lalgudi Jayaraman passes away

Violin maestro Lalgudi Jayaraman passes away

Padma Bhushan winner great Lalgudi Jayaraman, whose artistry made him part of a legendary trinity of violinists, passed away in Chennai on Monday evening following cardiac arrest. He was 82. …

South Asian beat rolls out on Thames

South Asian beat rolls out on Thames

Experimental, genre-splicing music that straddles the UK and South Asia is at the heart of Alchemy, a festival on the banks of the Thames. It also encompasses dance, theatre, comedy,…

Rahul vs Narendra: heart vs hype?

Rahul vs Narendra: heart vs hype?

The past week has seen all sorts of comparisons between two Indian leaders, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Indian National Congress secretary Rahul Gandhi. Modi is the older, ‘more…

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