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A to Zee... Awards galore
Everyone who was anyone with a stake in the Hindi film business shifted base to Dubai this week for the Zee Cine Awards extravaganza. Indians rubbed shoulders with Pakistanis with perfect bonhomie. It was the B-word - Bollywood - that united t hem all, says SANGEETA BAROOAH PISHAROTY giving a ringside view.
Down Memory Lane

Delhi's Valley of Kings
KINGS AND QUEENS also die and must be buried (or cremated) like the rest of humanity. Cleopatra's beauty had to mingle in the dust just as Queen Nefertiti's had done 2000 years before, along with those of her husband, Amenhotep II, and the boy ...

Begum sheds opulence, retains elegance
DON'T GO by the name. It is a misnomer for those looking for opulence in Begum's Collection presented by Ashima Singh and Leena Singh in their latest Spring-Summer collection this past week at The Grand, New Delhi. Keeping in mind the ...

Remembering the people's poet
AMIR KHUSRO, the name synonymous with quawalis and riddles interspersed with the message of peace and brotherhood is as popular and relevant today as he was during his lifetime. Spreading the message of the legend, a musical programme was ...

Brash and wise
A wise man and tolerant is how Nana Patekar appears after an encounter with Ramgopal Verma for his "Ab Tak Chhappan". He reveals a few of his secrets to RANA SIDDIQUI in New Delhi.

No photo finish
A photo may be worth a thousand words, but there is nothing immortal about it. ANJANA RAJAN speaks to James Stevenson and Russell Harris, experts in photographic documentation, preservation and restoration.
Glad tidings this year
FOR ARUN Chadha, the documentary filmmaker, this year has proved to be a happy one. It has brought for him The Golden Conch Award, the biggest award for national documentaries, for his 30-minute documentary film titled "Swayam" at the Mumbai ...

Cops and warriors storm the screen
HE HAS a Hobbesian streak about him. He is nasty and brutish. Evil and unscrupulous. He lives by the bullet. His fire knows no names. He is Nana Patekar as Sadhu in Shimit Amin's "Ab Tak Chhapan", a work of "fiction" said to be inspired from ...
Know something about `Koie Jane Na'?
HE MAY have failed to live to up to the big hopes, but Vivek Mushran is happy with what he has got on the smaller medium. Continuing his association with Star, which started with the popular series, "Sonpari", he will be seen again, this time as ...

Smart, elegant, unique
Gurgaon's all-new hotel, the Trident is an elegant business hotel with a resort ambience, says SUMITRA SENAPATY.
MOUNT KAILASH is considered one of the holiest destinations for pilgrims of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist and Jain religions, as well as for the ancient Bonpo, a pre-Buddhist animistic faith. The pilgrimage to Mount Kailash - located in Tibet - ...

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