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My Name is Khan, A Decade Later

What has not changed in a decade is the character of Rizwan Khan.He is complex, multi-dimensional and lovable.In fact, his character continues to grow on you, notes Mohammad Asim Siddiqui. My Name is Khan was released on February 12, 2010 with a lot of fanfare, but not without some controversy. Many things have changed since […]

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Kashmir Pandit tragedy, now on screen

‘In every film, I have a message and in Shikara, it is, ‘Todo nahin, jodo (Unite, don’t divide)’.’ Vidhu Vinod Chopra‘s Shikara recounts the horrific period when Kashmir Pandits had to flee the Kashmir valley in 1989-1990. January 19, 1990, was the day the final exodus happened and it left many scarred. The director tells […]

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‘He pulled me by my hair and hit me in my stomach’

‘Around 10 pm, a senior police officer from the Hazratganj police station came and started abusing me with the choicest words…’‘He said he will ensure that I rot in jail all my life.’ ‘This police officer then told a lady constable to slap me.’‘She did that, but he was not happy with the force of […]

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Members of Muslim outfits stage protests

Hundreds of protesters from Muslim outfits staged protests against the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya dispute on Babri Masjid demolition anniversary in Coimbatore and Tiruppur on Friday. Police said that 250 members, including 80 women of Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam, were removed for protesting in front of the South Taluk Office. A total of […]

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Azaan at Kolkata Durga Puja pandal kicks up row

A Kolkata Durga Puja committee, with a senior Trinamool Congress leader as its patron, has courted controversy by playing azaan along with Sanskrit hymns as the theme music of the festivities, drawing threat of legal action. The organisers, however, remained unfazed, insisting it was in line with the ‘communal harmony’ theme chosen by the committee […]

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Budget: The joke’s on the middle class

‘That Modi and the BJP can continue to treat the rising and expanding middle class this way shows that they have gamed its mind quite perfectly,’ argues Shekhar Gupta. One key headline point from the Narendra Damodardas Modi government’s latest Budget is the raising of top tax rates for the rich earning more than Rs […]

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SC relief for woman who married a Muslim

The Supreme Court has put on hold a Chhattisgarh High Court order directing a 23-year-old woman to undergo a psychiatric test because she married a Muslim man against the wishes of her family. A vacation bench led by Justice MR Shah earlier this week stayed the high court’s May 15 order, directing it to give […]