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  • DILIP KUMAR Turns 96!

    Dev Anand once told Dilip Kumar " Lala, tu saw saal jiyega"(Lala, [family name] you will reach the centennial mark!). Dilip Kumar turns 96 today. He was born as Muhammad Yusuf Khan to Ayesha Begum and Lala Ghulam Sarwar Ali Khan in a Muslim Hindko-speaking Awan family in Kissa Qhawni Bazar, Peshawar, in 1922.
  • Salil Chowdhury: Remembering the maestro on his birthday

    Salil Chowdhury was a maestro of prolific talent. His métier as a composer crossed boundaries, blending the sounds of east with the west. His mastery of musical instruments was proverbial. He could play the flute, piano, esraj and any other instrument he could lay his hands on.
  • Hemanta Mukhopaddhay's 29th death anniversary

    Hemanta Mukhopaddhay's 29th death anniversary today

    Hemanta Mukhopaddhay was a phenomenon of his time. He had a baritone voice, much like Pankaj Mullick, another pioneer in Bangla film music. The enchantment that Hemanta had weaved during his legendary career lives on 29 years after his death on 26 September, 1989.
  • Pestilential Scourge - The Plague

    Published in 1947, the background of Albert Camus' The Plague is that of Oran, a coastal town of colonial Algeria. The author certainly
  • I Can Choose to Go, But Why Should I?

    Perhaps, it is better to turn around.