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Gulzar’s Murari Lal, Ghalib and the spread of an epidemic

Set in Gali Qasim Jan in Old Delhi's Ballimaran, once home to Mirza Ghalib, Gulzar's newest poem features footage from the area during the Covid crisis.

Mirza Ghalib: The movie was the perfect marriage of the poet’s words with Suraiya’s voice

When Jawaharlal Nehru told her she had brought Ghalib's soul back to life with this movie, he was not exaggerating.

Syed Ahmad Khan’s book on Delhi and its ruins would ‘numb’ other writers, said Mirza Ghalib

Asar-us-Sanadid was published in 1847. Yet, Syed Ahmad Khan distresses over the 'recent' increase in Delhi’s population.
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A birthday tribute to Mirza Ghalib, the poet who took Urdu to the zenith of glory

Mirza Ghalib, a courtier of the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, is today remembered as the brightest beacon of Urdu literature.
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Seven years after his death, seven songs that keep Jagjit Singh alive for fans

Jagjit Singh, the ghazal colossus, is credited with bringing the art form to the wider public with his soulful voice.

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The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.