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Sitara Devi – The Kathak queen who impressed Rabindranath Tagore

  Search engine giant Google today paid rich tribute to Kathak queen Sitara Devi on her 97th birth anniversary with a doodle. Sitara Devi was a legendary...

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‘Queen of Thumri’ Girija Devi no more #RIP

Girija Devi   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar Doyen of the Benaras gharana Eminent classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi passed...

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Aadhaar and the case of a missing finger

 SARBANI SHARMA The 12-digit unique identification (UID) number called Aadhaar issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) neither replaces...

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#SundayReading- Where do old birds go to die?

  The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is Arundhati Roy’s first work of fiction in 20 years.Set in Delhi and Kashmir, the novel begins with Anjum -a...

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Ruskin Bond on the novels he loved most as a young boy

[Book Extract] My winter holidays lasted three months, and I spent most of my time reading, listening to the radio, or going for lonely bicycle rides....

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Ace Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passes away #RIP

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away at the age of 84. She died at her residence in Mumbai following brief illness. MUMBAI:...

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He inspired many to keep ‘faith’ – #RIP, George Michael

Singer of cult classics like Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Careless Whisper and Last Christmas, George Michael passed away at his home on Christmas day....

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The unadulterated truth about the history of the word “clean”

BY ANATOLY LIBERMAN Its congener in Middle High German meant “brave, beautiful.” On that occasion and on several others, I noted that words may change...

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RIP Mubarak Begum, One of the Last Links With Hindi Cinema’s Golden Era

BY SIDHARTH BHATIA A file photo of singer Mubarak Begum. Credit: PTI With the death of Mubarak Begum in Mumbai at the age of 80, the last of the ‘Muslim’...

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If she’s successful, sexually frank like Kangana, she must be a witch?

  Adhyayan Suman‘s interview, saying the Queen star did ‘black magic’, is a new low even for our tabloid journalism. ANGSHUKANTA...

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