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Ravi Shankar

Mile Sur Mera Tumhara

Oct 10, 2021 Maitreyee B Chowdhury

When I look back now, I sometimes think we were the happiest and most aromatic on Sundays, when Baba would don a white kurta and pajama, brush his curls, walk around the house in his soft Kolhapuris, managing to somehow look like a young Uttam Kumar with a classical bent of mind.

SC Rafale Ruling: Befitting Reply To Congress, Says Amit Shah; 'Huge Door' Open For Probe Counters Rahul

Nov 14, 2019 PTI

A full-scale verbal duel broke out between the BJP and the Cong over SC Rafale verdict


55,000 Cases Pending In SC, 2.6 Crore In Lower Courts, While Law Minister Preoccupied Peddling Fake News: Rahul Gandhi

His attack came after Prasad accused the Congress of hiring the services of controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica, accused of harvesting data stolen from Facebook, in previous elections

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Dec 14, 2012 Dola Mitra

"Aagey jaanley ei jaygay aastam? (If I had known this earlier – that the state was in such condition – would I have chosen to be here?" asked Mamata Banerjee.


A Bengali Brahmin From Benares

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All Things Must Pass

Paddy Padmanabhan

Time magazine called it The Day Music Died, on John's death. I don't know why they did that, I don't think the music died then, nor today.
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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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