Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Some important books on Mumbai’s (Bombay) history, people, art and architecture

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Bombay, Meri Jaan : Writings on Mumbai

By Jerry Pinto


The City in Action : Bombay Struggles for Power

By Jim Masselos


The Colonial City and the Challenge of Modernity

By Sandip Hazareesingh


The Gazetteer of Bombay City and Island

By S.M. Edwards


Bombay and Mumbai: The City in Transition

By Jim Masselos Sujata Patel


My Passage from India : A Filmmaker’s Journey from Bombay to Hollywood and Beyond

By Ismail Merchant


Bombay Cinema : An Archive of the City

By Ranjani Mazumdar


Bombay Art Deco Architecture : A Visual Journey (1930-1953)

By Navin Ramani


India's Jewish Heritage : Ritual, Art, and Life-Cycle

By Shalva Well


Living With Violence : An Anthropology of Events and Everyday Life

By Roma Chatterji


The Kapoors : The First Family of Indian Cinema

By Madhu Jain


The Cinemas of India : 1896-2000

By Yves Thoraval


Bollywood : A History

By Mihir Bose


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Monday, December 1, 2008

Bachchan says media misrepresented his gun comment

Bachchan says media misrepresented his gun comment

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has said that the media misrepresented the remark on his blog about having slept with a gun under his pillow when the Mumbai terror attacks took place.

“It is a pity that the 'intellectual media' portrays the incident of the gun under my pillow as one of ridicule and mirth... Of one that reflects a fear on my part…It is a shame that the mettle of my comment was not put across in the context of its entirety, thereby bisecting the thought and making it weak,” Amitabh posted on his blog www.bigb.bigadda.com early on Sunday.
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'Ram Gopal Varma is not a terrorist'

'Ram Gopal Varma is not a terrorist'

NDTV Correspondent
Monday, December 1, 2008 (Mumbai)

This is how Maharashtra's Chief Minister, Vilasrao Deshmukh tried to clear Ram Gopal Varma's name from the ongoing controversy around the Bollywood filmmaker's visit to the devastated Taj hotel along with the Chief Minister and his Bollywood actor son Riteish Deshmukh.

The filmmaker defended himself saying that he meant no insensitivity to anybody when he went to the Taj yesterday. The hotel, along with the Trident and Nariman House has been the site of one the most brutal terrorist attacks in India.
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Aamir gave me the best compliment ever – Jiah Khan

By Rajiv Dutta

British-born actress Jiah Khan, who hogged the limelight for her role in Ram Gopal Varma's Nishabd opposite Amitabh Bachchan in 2007, says she has received the best ever compliment in her life from her Ghajini co-star Aamir Khan.

"Aamir told my mother that if I were a part of Ghajini it was because of my own achievement and talent. It was the best compliment I have received that too from the best actor of the country - Aamir Khan. What more could I ask for," Jiah said.

Jiah says getting selected for Ghajini was the most memorable moment for her because she feared rejection.
"When Aamir and the director told me I was in, I couldn't believe it! I was in tears and overwhelmed," she said.

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India summons Pak envoy, Rice tells Pak to co-operate

India summons Pak envoy, Rice tells Pak to co-operate

London: The United States has told Pakistan it expects nothing short of complete cooperation in investigations into the terrorist rampage in India, and Pakistan's response will be a test of the will of the new civilian government, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday.

Talking tough with Pakistan, the Ministry of External Affairs in India has summoned the Pakistan High Commissioner after strong links to Pakistan in the Mumbai Terror attack emerged.

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Israel awaits Mumbai attack dead

Israel awaits Mumbai attack dead

Orphan Moshe Holtzberg with his grandfather Shimon Rozenberg in Mumbai - 28/11/2008
Moshe Holtzberg with his grandfather after the attack that killed his parents

Israeli and Jewish victims of the Mumbai attacks are to be flown to Israel for burial, officials there say.

The two-year-old son of a rabbi and his wife, who were killed at a Jewish centre, will also be flown to Israel with the Indian nanny who saved him.

Israeli religious leaders have called for special arrangements to be made to allowed her to stay in Israel.

Six Jews were killed at the centre in the attacks on multiple sites in Mumbai that left more than 170 people dead.

Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Andy David said workers were collecting the remains of the victims and they would be flown back to Israel later on Monday on a special air force flight.

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Tears, shock as Mumbai's Jews mourn rabbi

There were emotional scenes at a Mumbai synagogue Monday as a two-year-old orphan cried out for his parents -- a Jewish rabbi and his wife murdered by Islamic militants.

Moshe Holtzberg cried out as he accompanied his grieving grandparents and dignitaries including Israel's ambassador to India, Mark Sofer, at the synagogue memorial service.

The toddler's parents -- Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka -- were among those who died when heavily armed Islamist extremists stormed into the Nariman House complex in the Colaba Market area where they lived and worked.

So far, the bodies of six Jews have been identified and an Israeli official said the toll could be higher as forensic teams try to identify more.

The five-storey building, also called Chabad House after the ultra-orthodox Chabad-Lubavitch movement, served as an educational centre, synagogue and a hostel for Israeli tourists.
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