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    July 20, 2013
    Virender Singh, the deaf and mute wrestler with an impressive list of wins, is the hero of a documentary, 'Goonga Pehelwan'.
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    July 13, 2013
    Bollywood is incapable of being quirky in the real sense of the word. It now simply uses the adjective as a marketing tag.
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    July 13, 2013
    Vayu Naidu is a professional storyteller who tells the story of the 'Ramayana' instead of reading it out from a text. Vayu Naidu shared the…
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Leaving tiger watching to raise rice Ecologist Debal Deb, who did his post-doctoral research from IISc in…
The crorepati writer He's the man who gives Big B his lines. RD Tailang, the writer of KBC.
Chennai-Toronto express Review Raja is a Canadian enthusiast whose quirky video reviews of Tamil…
Don't parrot, perform Maestro Buddhadev Dasgupta will hold a masterclass on ragas.
A man's man Shivananda Khan spent his life speaking up for men who have sex with men.
Bhowmick and the first family of Indian football At first glance, it would be the craziest set-up in professional football.
From Times Blogs
The end of Detroit
Jobs in Detroit's car factories are moving to India.
Chidanand Rajghatta
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Shobhaa De
Anand marte nahin...
India's first superstar died almost a lonely life.
Robin Roy
Kamal Swaroop's obsession
Reconstructing Phalke

Reconstructing Phalke

Shrabonti Bagchi | July 20, 2013
One man's obsession with Dadasaheb Phalke has resurrected Indian cinema's father-figure time and again.
Brain damage
When his brain exploded

When his brain exploded

Vrushali Haldipur | July 20, 2013
One day the ticking time bomb in Ashok Rajamani's head went off. In an 'anti-Oprah' memoir, he talks about how he put his life…
Mecca of art
Galli grit at Tate

Galli grit at Tate

Anahita Mukherji | July 20, 2013
Anand Patwardhan's controversial films being screened at Tate Modern, London show that the politics of protest transcend national borders, time…
Best Sellers
To steal perchance a dream

To steal perchance a dream

Anjali Thomas | July 20, 2013
A 21-year-old Oxford student, whose debut novel is a fantasy about a young clairvoyant in a dystopian world, is being touted as the next JK Rowling.
Author by chance
Maharaja of Mush

Maharaja of Mush

Sonal Nerurkar | July 20, 2013
Pitting his 'bol-chaal ki bhasha' against 'dictionaryoriented' literary fiction, author Ravinder Singh is on a roll.
Reality and Bollywood
When real is unreal

When real is unreal

Gautam Bhatia | July 20, 2013
Reality is a still a fantasy in Bollywood.
Looking back
Intolerable pain is worthy of what I lost

Intolerable pain is worthy of what I lost

Smriti Daniel | July 20, 2013
The tsunami took everything - her husband, her two sons, her parents. Sonali Deraniyagala contemplated suicide, turned to alcohol, and then began to…
Once upon a time in Mumbai
It is important not to get carried away by a writing style

It is important not to get carried away by a writing style

Rajesh Naidu | July 20, 2013
From a dialogue writer to the most sought-after screenplay and scriptwriter, Rajat Arora has come a long way.
Culture
Making a scene

Making a scene

Nergish Sunavala | July 20, 2013
Artists share bizarre anecdotes that highlight the unpredictable nature of performance art.
Mahatma’s trusted confidante
Telling stories of his experiments with truth

Telling stories of his experiments with truth

Paul John and Vijaysinh Parmar | July 20, 2013
A veteran Gandhian fuses the power of storytelling with simplicity and warmth.

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