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No stars in their eyes

Ramesh Dembla and Akshay Kumar

They say it takes a long time to grow an old friend. In the flaky world of Bollywood’s fickle fame, loyalty is at a premium Glory is transient and money can’t buy true friends.

The undying controversy of Bose’s death

Artist Sunil Lohar’s acrylic on canvas for the Deccan Chronicle

The recent declassification of 100 files has done nothing to change opinions on whether Netaji died in a plane crash or not

India’s unfunny bone

The AIB roast that stirred up much controversy

Comedian Kiku Sharda was arrested for mimicking Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim ‘Insan’. The Supreme court is considering a ban on websites that feature sardar jokes, AIB faced a PIL after their roast and Vir Das had police turning up at his gig in the capital. Comedians write open letters talking about the most untouchable topics for humour in India.

New horizons

Imtiaz Ali's Tamasha was set in picturesque Corsica

Bollywood is on a quest for new and unspoiled vistas, and filmmakers are showcasing the beauty of hitherto unconventional destinations like Bulgaria, Iceland, Corsica and Poland on the big screen — much to viewers’ delight

Social silence

Julia Roberts once said she hates the Internet because of “the lack of the human touch”

Life’s full of moments. Precious time spent in the company of loved ones, amidst nature and sometimes, just by yourself... with a notebook perhaps.

Super 2016: The year that will make the decade

Every year begins with hope. Some start on a bright note and some don’t. But 2016, more than any other year, could well define our decade and lay the foundation for the next.

Air power is the most capital-intensive means of war. A modern fighter jet now could cost several hundred crores and the prices seem to be rising exponentially.

I returned to India in August 1946 after serving in Burma and Indonesia during the Second World War.