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HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014

Sachin Tendulkar: a champion, both on and off the field

Sachin hasn't just been a champion cricketer, he has remained a champion human being and a champion team man. That is a very rare combination, and that's why Sachin is what Sachin is. Anshuman Gaekwad writes.

A year after December 16: more rapes, biased courts

There is little empirical evidence to establish what has really changed in the past one year. But what is clear is that violence against women continues to increase, be it cases of kidnapping, molestation, trafficking or rape. Full Coverage | How the dreadful night unfolded

Revisiting the NSG operations: what worked and what didn't

A hastily drawn up plan to expand the NSG and creating hubs ensured a dramatic fall in quality. Training has been affected, while key requirements such as better weapons and dedicated air-lift capabilities are still pending. Five years later, the NSG’s capabilities to tackle another 26/11 are no better or worse. Saikat Datta writes.

Is Cong inching closer to naming Rahul PM candidate? Clarity in Jan

A decision on announcing Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as the party’s PM nominee will be taken on or before the January 17 session of the All India Congress Committee, a senior party leader has told HT.

As Modi strides from one rally to the next, a quiet alternative emerges

Five months before next general elections are due, there is already an air of victory around Narendra Modi as he strides from one jam-packed rally to the next. And yet, a regional leader from his party is quietly emerging as an alternative to lead the country.
7-layer security for Modi during Mumbai rally today

Underage girls marry in Muzaffarnagar riot camps for protection, money

Mass weddings were triggered soon after a few couples in Shamli district’s camps were gifted Rs. 1 lakh each from the UP chief minister’s relief fund. The news spread like wildfire and the camp-dwellers scrambled to get this dole.

In lawless Uttar Pradesh it's rule of the gun

Private citizens have more guns than the police in the state. Farmers work in their fields armed, teachers carry weapons openly and politicians are amongst the biggest buyers of arms. Why is UP going gun crazy?

Pran Sahab treated women with lots of respect: Waheeda Rehman

Whenever I think of Pran sahab, the first image that comes to my mind is of a joyous, happy go lucky and a very humble human being.

Pakistani artist Nausheen Saeed calls "men" the problem in Pakistan

Pakistani artist Nausheen Saeed has been making waves on the internet with her recent work which depicts women as luggage. The uninhibited artist equates creating art to making love. Subuhi Parvez finds out what went through her mind while creating this.

Bollywood entertainers: are the movies just masala without meat?

Gone are the days when films like Mother India, Mughal-e-Azam, Kismet, Shri 420, considered classics till date, made big moolah at the box-office. A wave of new-age brainless masala entertainers are dominating the BO and how.

Sujoy Ghosh remembers acting in Rituparno's Satyanweshi

Sujoy Ghosh, who is making his acting debut with late director Rituparno Ghosh's swan song Satyanweshi, talks to Parmita Uniyal about his transformation from a director to an actor and his memories with Rituda, the perfectionist.

Manna Dey, the legend who was nobody’s voice

Dey had it all - the voice, the range, the classical training and the temperament - but most composers somehow preferred other singers like Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh and Talat Mehmood, writes Pankaj Vohra.

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