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The Great Chaudhuri Dream!
The friction behind fiction
A DIPLOMAT could be anything but ugly. But when a career diplomat says that in print, one has to take his word. "The Ugly Ambassador", a novel by former foreign secretary Krishnan Srinivasan reveals all the machinations that go behind the ...
The long and winding wait... .
We rush past them almost unseeingly in our daily commuting routines. They have been there for years, awaiting justice with rocklike patience and determination. RANA A. SIDDIQUI meets these pavement dwellers of a different kind, activi sts sitting for years on dharna in various parts of the Capital... .
Take your pick!
INTERMITTENT RAINFALL hasn't dampened the spirits of avid book readers in New Delhi. As expected J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter And The Order Of Phoenix" tops the list in the fiction category. It is heartening to know that in the non-fiction ...
It's coronation time...
WANT TO take a dekko at exquisite crafted jewellery? No. But you might have second thoughts after coming to know that the former Miss India, television actress, a budding politician and now jewellery designer, Naina Balsaver Ahmad has been chosen ...
Getting ready for marriage...
MARRIAGES IN the 20th Century involved exchange of garlands, wedding rings and rendition of shlokas by the priest. Even in the 21st Century marriages - including ones of divergent religious denominations and among the upper and middle class ...
At home with melody
HERE IS Usha Khanna coming back to Bollywood mainstream with "Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa" in which Sawan Kumar pens lyrics. You may not find the magic of her "Dil De Ke Dekho", "Hum Hindustani" or "Soutan" but a few songs are hummable - title song ...
Food and festivities at Dilli Haat...
THIS YEAR the rains have more than generously showered Delhi with their bounty. The roads have dissolved but not the traffic, the heat has reduced but not the dirt on the roads, yet that doesn't prevent Delhiites from enjoying the feel of the ...
It's raining food...
MONSOON IS always a welcome treat. Only this time round, it's official, as the MariottWelcom hotel treated one and all with the mélange of colours and flavours at the Baywatch, its 24-hour multi-cuisine restaurant. Corresponding with Shravan ...
The birth of a hit?
Rakesh Roshan is ready with "Koi... Mil Gaya", kissing New Delhi cinema halls this Friday. But not quite ready to open up to media, finds ANUJ KUMAR... .
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