Flying is very hard work for Malegaon’s Superman. In Nasir’s latest film (shown at the 11th Osian festival in Delhi, it will be screened next at the international film festival in Goa), Shafique as Superman is the hero. Paramita Ghosh takes a close-up.
As Motley Productions, founded by Naseeruddin Shah and Benjamin Gilani, turns 30, the theatre company gears up to explore new avenues. Mini Pant Zachariah reports.
Lal Krishna Advani has been criss-crossing the country on a Bell 412 helicopter that had done only 150 hours of flying. He uses it whether he is in Puri or Pune.
There are times when the changes you subject certain things to have a tendency to go against their very nature. Take for instance the recent collaboration between Amar Chitra Katha and a cellular service provider, writes Rajiv Arora.
The Brothers Ambani were the focus of attention in Parliament last week as a flurry of questions were asked of the government on the floor of the House on alleged violations by their respective companies.
Manmohan Singh said that the balance of power is increasingly shifting in favour of the emerging economies.
In the heart of violent Naxal country sits a quiet oasis filled with a hard-won peace and success. One that has got its creators, Prakash and Mandakini Amte, this year’s Magsaysay award. Ketaki Ghoge and Hemal Kasa report.
Either Tata or bye bye.
We don’t seem to be doing enough reading or buying. An author’s sales figures in India (unless you happen to be Chetan Bhagat) are dismal, writes Soumya Bhattacharya.
The Nano clearly is intended as a bottom-of-the-pyramid offering — to bring car ownership within reach of the Indian masses, writes N Chandra Mohan.
On the eve of the vote, vote-buyers would be more desperate than vote-sellers, and so the price of an additional vote should have been higher than it was earlier.
As long as the inflation rate stays in double digits, the real question that will haunt the Govt will be: just for how long will the spoils of the victorious trust vote last? Gautam Chikermane writes.
The CPI(M) has egg on its face after it failed to stop the nuclear deal — as it boasted in the party congress early this year — or topple the UPA, writes Varghese K George.
That Robert Mugabe is destroying Zimbabwe is obvious. Less obvious is what Thabo Mbeki is doing to South Africa and the region, writes Lalita Panicker.
The payment for labour on a piece of diamond has been reduced from Rs 30 a few years ago to just Rs 20 now, writes Rathin Das.