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2008-09-27 21:00:18

By Vaibhav Ganjapure NAGPUR: On Thursday evening as he sat in his palatial bungalow looking forward to the release of his maiden film, Deepak Nilawar rewound his life, moving from black and white to colour. From his childhood in Yavatmal's nondescript village, to the time he graduated and then was forced to drive an autorickshaw for a living, to entry into real estate and big bucks. The 51-year-old has produced a Marathi comedy 'Rat Andhala Jawai' (Night blinded son-in-law) which will...

2008-09-18 21:00:21

By Proshun Chakraborty WANI: For the distressed farmers of Yavatmal in Maharashtra, the reasons driving them to suicide have been crop failure and crippling debts. There is another now: pollution by state-owned coal mines. The spraying of coal dust on the fields by the hundreds of trucks rolling out of Coal India Ltd's Western Coal Fields has severely hit farmers in the region. Farmers say the coal dust from the open mines settle on the top soil and on crops jeopardising farming. As...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin