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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...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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