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'Behind the Beautiful Forevers': a heart-rending tale of life in Mumbai slums

...several years documenting daily life in a Mumbai slum in order to get beyond the stereotypes...Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity," her first book.Her focus...a squatter settlement in the shadow of Mumbai's gleaming international airport, bordered...
India gold culture defies curbs

MUMBAI, India - India's steep new tax on gold...economist with Standard Chartered Bank in Mumbai.Through centuries of warfare and the shifting...bought," said 26-year-old Rohini, a Mumbai physiotherapist as she browsed in a jewelry...
There's no making war on terror

The Mumbai metropolitan area is home to an forces. Get used to it. Because the Mumbai attack should also remind you of Timothy...succeeded in part by sowing outsize fear. Mumbai should remind us - again - of the folly...
Oscar-nominated Rahman brings music of India to world's ears

MUMBAI, India - Before A.R. Rahman received three Academy Award nominations for...British director, Danny Boyle, who picked Rahman. He asked him to capture Mumbai's frantic urban energy for his dark fairy tale of an orphan from the city's...
Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara

Now Playing Synopsis: Having risen through the ranks of the Mumbai underworld after killing his mentor, Shoaib (Akshay Kumar) now controls the entire Middle East with the help of his best friend. During a visit to the impoverished Muslim region where he grew up, Shoaib encounters Aslam (Imran Khan), and gives him a new life. Meanwhile, powerful gang bosses Vardha and Arun join forces with crusading cop Sreenu to end Shoaib's reign of power once and for all. Later, when Shoaib falls for beguiling young actress Yasmin (Sonakshi Sinha), the stage is set for a showdown between the underworld don and his new protégé Aslam. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonali Bendre Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

41 writers return Indian award, cite climate of intolerance

...the wrath of Hindu hard-liners on social media as well.Internationally renowned novelist Salman Rushdie, who was born in Mumbai, said he had received nearly 10,000 hate messages after he came out in support of the writers. Rushdie said the government's...
Nation and World
India clamping down on critics, activist groups

...hasn't been formally charged with any wrongdoing.In July, the Central Bureau of Investigation raided her home and office in Mumbai looking for evidence that Setalvad and her husband siphoned millions of rupees from her organization for big salaries and splurges...
Nation and World
Devastating earthquake hits Nepal

...Äi?Äi(Makinen reported from Beijing. Special correspondents Mohiuddin Kader in Dhaka, Bangladesh; Michael Hayden in Mumbai, India; and staff writers Sarah Parvini and Carol J. Williams in Los Angeles contributed to this report.)---¬©2015...
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Today in History

...later.)In 1962, just after midnight local time, Alitalia Flight 771, a DC-8, crashed as it was approaching Bombay (Mumbai), India, killing all 94 people on board.In 1972, the Nixon administration announced a deal to sell $750 million in grain...
The Indie Bestseller List

...Dear Life," by Alice Munro TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION1. "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity," by Katherine Boo2. "Wild," by Cheryl Strayed3. "Gulp," by Mary Roach4. "The Monuments Men," by Robert...


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