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All new Duster launched

Renault launched the all new Duster recently. With its proven strength to handle any challenge on Indian roads, the new Duster is equipped with 25 brand new features and technology enhancements.                              “We have a clear goal of growing the Renault brand in India. Towards this, we are strategically strengthening our product range, expanding our network reach and initiating pioneering measures to ensure customer …

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Number Game

FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE Film: Super 30 Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Mrunal Thakur, Aditya Shrivastav Directed by: Vikas Bahl Duration: 2 hrs 24 mins Rating: * * 1 / 2 In Bollywood, when a film is ‘inspired by true events’ or ‘based on a true story’ you have to take it with not just a pinch but a truck load of …

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‘Zhadd’

TIATR REVIEWS jp pereira ‘Zhadd’, the new tiatr from Michael Diniz is an interesting tale of a son’s quest for love, especially of the mother who deserted him at a very early age to seek riches and her own happiness. The tiatr opens with a priest offering prayers before a Holy Cross. Chris, a young school boy is seated in …

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The ‘struggle’ is not real anymore

Yoshita Rao Sanskrita Bharadwaj Rajat Trehan, 27, had a cushy corporate job in Bengaluru for eight years, but he left it all behind to move to Mumbai, to pursue his passion — acting. Originally from Jamshedpur, Rajat says: “I did it because I didn’t want to ask for any financial assistance from my parents. But this year, I put in …

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Exploring Goan heritage

Indian Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with Goa Chitra Museum is organising two exhibitions, ‘Unravelling Stories’ and ‘Layers’ curated by Lina Vincent and Aparajita Bhasin, respectively. NT BUZZ in conversation with the curators RAMANDEEP KAUR |NT BUZZ If you are an art lover, get set to witness two unique exhibitions titled ‘Unravelling Stories’ and ‘Layers’ which will open …

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The woman who put the first man on the moon

Paramita Ghosh Astronauts are trained to be perfect. They do not make mistakes. Bunkum! Everyone makes mistakes. But because she agreed, in principle, to what her boss was saying, Margaret Hamilton, a programmer in the MIT lab working with NASA on the moon mission, thought no more about creating a code that could kick in, just in case the astronaut …

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Societal divide must end

Shashi Shekhar In a residential area of Delhi, people from two communities suddenly came to loggerheads. What began as a parking dispute took a communal turn. As usual, people gathered at the police station. Initially, it appeared as if the quarrel had been resolved, but this was not so. One side turned it into something much bigger. The consequences were …

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The bitter battle for Muslim women

Lalita Panicker The triple talaq issue is always a favourite during elections with various parties promising to do away with it inviting the usual reaction from the Muslim patriarchy about how it is best to leave matters of faith and tradition alone. It is a script we have seen played out all too often. However, while in the past, the …

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Music as medicine

Luis Dias Think back to the last time you were at a wedding, a party, or a festival. Can you imagine any of these, but without music? Music is literally everywhere we go, even without our realising it. And it affects us, strikes a chord, as it were, in ways that other modalities cannot. Music has been described as one …

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The search for the first inhabitants of the peninsula

TENSING RODRIGUES Our search for the elusive ‘first Indians’ seems to be taking us too far. As we saw last time, however much we try, a clear picture of the ‘immediate descendants of the early OoA dispersals who evolved entirely within the Indian sub-continent’ does not seem to emerge. Ancient Komkan lay at the centre of the Indian peninsula; who …

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