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Heroines no more a mere tool of glamour

Heroines no more a mere tool of glamour

"Now is the time characters need to be made around girls and women because, honestly, they are the ones either suffering or celebrating at the moment because after a very long time we are finally seeing some sort of change in the society and in the film industry. I'm just glad that such movies are written."

We have learnt lessons, time to put house in order

We have learnt lessons, time to put house in order

"We learnt bitter lessons but we have emerged stronger. This entire episode (of sabotage) has automatically led to purging of people whom we could not trust. We know who is ours and who is not, and who was never."

India's sewage system needs urgent modernisation

India's sewage system needs urgent modernisation

"They (authorities) are not concerned about who cleans the filth. They are big on talk about making toilets for people and everything, but they do not want to know who cleans them."

More important to make toilets than mosques, templ

More important to make toilets than mosques, templ

"The stories are not about toilets. Stories are about human beings... So, I hope that as a human story, 'Mere Pyaare...' can reach out and touch hearts, and move you in a way which is very positive and thereby, the story becomes a part of a collective consciousness, rather than what just might concern a selective consciousness.

Technology cannot add soul to singer's voice

Technology cannot add soul to singer's voice

"Call me an old school (person), but I believe that technology cannot add soul to our voice. Therefore, the longevity of those songs (newly made) is lesser."

Fitness a challenge in longer PKL, says coach Balw

Fitness a challenge in longer PKL, says coach Balw

"This a big worry for us. Selvamani's injury is quite serious. The full extent of the injury of the injury will only be known after an MRI. Right now all I can say is that he will not be able to play in the upcoming matches. He is a crucial players for us. His absence will hurt us."

Scope exists for consolidating GST rates

Scope exists for consolidating GST rates

"The present GST structure has multiple rates of 5 per cent, 12 per cent, 18 per cent and 28 per cent. The GST Council can consider whether the rate structure can be simplified and consolidated a bit. It can also look at whether there is any scope of bringing down the highest 28 per cent rate and merge it with the 18 per cent slab." 

Started as pacer with plastic ball, says spinner E

Started as pacer with plastic ball, says spinner E

"When I used to play with plastic ball, I was a pacer and also a good batswoman but when I went to my coach he advised me to bowl spin and started giving training to me."

Deepti aims to add Ashwin's 'carrom ball' to her a

Deepti aims to add Ashwin's 'carrom ball' to her a

"I keep watching Ashwin's videos and try to learn from his variations. I haven't met him yet but am a fan of the variations he uses in Test cricket."

Strong tech-enabled business models key for MSMEs

Strong tech-enabled business models key for MSMEs

"To help MSMEs transform digitally, we have signed a MoU with the Ministry of MSME to launch "Bharat ERP", a programme to empower MSMEs with next-generation technologies."

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