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Movies help me reach more Indians: Chetan

Movies help me reach more Indians: Chetan

Four of Chetan Bhagat's five novels have been adapted for the big screen - the latest being "2 States", based on his book "2 States: The Story Of My Marriage". The author says movies help him expand his reach among Indians.

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Chennai is still close-minded: Lokesh

Chennai is still close-minded: Lokesh

Chennai : Chennai-based independent filmmaker Lokesh, currently working on a crowd-funded gay-themed Hindi film titled “My Son Is Gay”, says the city is still “conservative” and that is why “I didn’t make the film in Tamil”. “Since it’s a gay-themed film, I don’t think everybody would accept it. Except for places like Bombay and Bangalore where we have LGBT (lesbian, gay, ...

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Voting is democratic right, needn’t be promoted: BigB

Voting is democratic right, needn’t be promoted: BigB

It's election time. Celebrities are being used to urge citizens to come out and vote. But Indian cinema's icon Amitabh Bachchan, for whom publicity has been a way of life, says a democratic right like voting doesn't need to be promoted.

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Congress results will be astonishing: Pilot

Congress results will be astonishing: Pilot

Sachin Pilot, a union minister who is an MBA from Wharton and switched to politics from a high-paying corporate job, is travelling from village to village in the searing heat and dust of Rajasthan in a bid to retain this Ajmer Lok Sabha seat and assures Congress results will astonish political analysts

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People don’t realise the power of their vote: Nawazuddin

People don’t realise the power of their vote: Nawazuddin

When methodical Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui interacted with people in four Indian states for his new role of a TV reporter in a news channel, he was shocked to see that many don't realise the power of the vote - and discovered why "development" is just another word in politicians' dictionary.

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BJP not fit to govern India: Jaswant Singh

BJP not fit to govern India: Jaswant Singh

Expelled leader Jaswant Singh slammed the BJP for becoming a party of individual leaders and said he was not sure if the BJP is fit to govern India since there was no collective leadership.

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Bangladeshis should be treated as equals: Raima Sen

Bangladeshis should be treated as equals: Raima Sen

Actress Raima Sen will be seen playing a victim in "Children Of War", based on the violent birth of Bangladesh, and, after familiarising herself with the tragedies experienced by its people then, says she feels strongly for them and hopes they are treated as equals now.

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Khushwant Singh: A born raconteur, a vintage sardar

Khushwant Singh: A born raconteur, a vintage sardar

Fittingly, I was in a bookshop when I heard about the death of Khushwant Singh. It was undoubtedly unexpected, for the grand old man had seemed on course to go on for ever. The news evoked a flood of memories - of standing in a bookshop and memorising jokes from his celebrated jokebooks

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Minus Malice: Grand old lord of fine print

Minus Malice: Grand old lord of fine print

"All that I hope for is that when death comes to me, it comes swiftly, without much pain, like fading away in sound slumber. Till then I'll keep working and living each day as it comes," he wrote in the book "Absolute Khushwant: The Low-Down on Life, Death and Most Things In-Between" in 2010. His wish was realized.

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I’m no sacrificial goat, says Azharuddin

I’m no sacrificial goat, says Azharuddin

Mohammed Azharuddin is livid over speculation that he was being made a "sacrificial goat" in Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency in Rajasthan after the former Indian cricket captain didn't want to return to Moradabad from where he had entered the Lok Sabha five years ago.

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