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A photograph to remember from the Mantralaya fire in Mumbai

By   /  June 22, 2012  /  Breaking News, Local, News  /  1 Comment

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Sometimes the trials of life bring out the best in us. While the Mantralaya Building was on fire, some government staffers were on the top of the burning building trying to save the national flag. This photograph shows them un-hoisting the tricolour and folding it while there is thick smoke on the background. We do […]

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As the Kaamwali Bai completes her tenure, enters the Chauffeur

By   /  June 18, 2012  /  India, Local, News, Politics  /  1 Comment

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Will I be arrested for writing this ? But even at the risk of a possible arrest on charges of maligning the names of the high and mighty of the Indian republic, how can I not voice my opinion about the great Soap Opera of our Democracy – the Presidential Elections of 2012? After an […]

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A Tribute to Mehdi Hassan

By   /  June 14, 2012  /  Breaking News, Music, Musings, News  /  No Comments

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These are proving to be difficult times for Music. The legend of Ghazal, Mehdi Hassan who mesmerized generations in the subcontinent with gems like ‘Patta Patta Buta Buta’ and ‘Ranjish hi Sahi’ passed away in Karachi, Pakistan after battling illness for years. He was 84. Born to a family of musicians in Rajasthan, Mehdi migrated […]

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Kolkata shamed: Girl Molested and Assaulted in public

By   /  June 12, 2012  /  Breaking News, India, Local, News, Society  /  3 Comments

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“Aamar Shonar Bangla” seems to be slipping fast. And now it’s not just an economic downward spiral but has become social as well. Kolkata, earlier thought of as one of the safer cities for women, seems to be striving really hard to compete with Delhi as far as the crime against women is concerned. Consider […]

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The First Falling “BRIC” ?

By   /  June 12, 2012  /  Economy, India, Local, News  /  2 Comments

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The biggest news of today was not the spat between Modi and Nitish or what ICC had to say about the match fixing Bimbo, but about S&P threatening to downgrade India to – the worst possible nightmare – Junk grade. This “warning” comes on the back of slowing growth, declining IIP, a falling currency and […]

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