Sunday, January 24, 2010
A day after the state cabinet mandated knowledge of Marathi and state domicile for a taxi driver’s licence, a move that smacked of the anti-migrant agenda of the Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), chief minister Ashok Chavan moved into damage control mode. The U-turn, however, came after vociferous protests from United Progressive Alliance (UPA) allies and a rap on the knuckles from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. “The emphasis on local language was as per norms. I don’t mean local language has to be Marathi. It also means Gujarati and Hindi,” said a visibly upset Chavan. - DNA, 21 January 2010
Sunday, January 03, 2010
While the stars the director of '3 Idiots' maintain the film is only loosely based on Five Point Someone, writer Chetan Bhagat insists the movie shares its plot with his book, apart from some 'Bollywoodisation'! - The Times of India, 29 Dec 2009. Read article here.