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Ardent Odia Fan Holds Big B’s Birthday Bash For 19th Year In Succession

Cuttack: He has never celebrated his own birthday but Dhaneswar Sethi, a shopkeeper in Odisha’s Cuttack, a die-hard fan of Amitabh Bachchan has been celebrating the megastar's birthday for the past 19 years. Like every year, Dhaneswar showed his unconditional...

Bhubaneswar’s Matchbox Collector Has Something Big B May Not Have; What Is It?

Bhubaneswar: Perhaps Amitabh Bachchan himself will part with a fortune to possess this small but priceless possession. City-based phillumenist Taranisen Pattnaik has nine matchboxes with the legend and superstar of Bollywood on the cover. They are a part of his...

Amitabh & Jaya, A Journey Of Two Legends

Dadasaheb Phalke Award has come as a pre-birthday gift for megastar Amitabh Bachchan whose birthday is on October 11. Amitabh and his wife, superstar Jaya Bachchan have completed 46 years of marriage. Let us go on a trivia journey of...

Amitabh: Icon Who Bridged The Constant & The Change

His contemporaries have disappeared into oblivion. Some are dead, some have receded into a retired man's routine. A new generation of sharp, versatile all-purpose actors now rules the roost, making the crumbling mega star system and its leading lights,...

Amitabh, The Super Hero Of Small-Town India

Back then, three decades ago or thereabouts, when the multiplex as a possibility was nowhere on the horizon and crowds at single theatres were the barometer of a film's success, the release of an Amitabh Bachchan movie was nearly...

First Day, First Show Only For Big B!

Only Amitabh Bachchan could make ‘first day, first show’ an ego issue for all of us—my friends, peers and ilk. We had to have the tickets for the show, be it purchased from the counter or ‘second hand’. If...

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Space Whiz Susmita Mohanty In BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women List

Odisha-born spaceship designer Susmita Mohanty has made it to the prestigious list of BBC's 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for...
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