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Friday, 22-June-2018


Alia Bhatt “I am Still a kid for my family and friends”

66 weeks ago
Many critics feel that there is no comparison between Alia of the first film ‘Student of the Year’ versus Alia of today ? Well, I accept that as a compliment. It is the wish and dream of every actor to attain versatility as time goes by. It should always be one’s endeavour. I am 23 years of age. I was unaware why I have a girlish image in the industry. I fail to understand why people tease me by pulling my cheeks. I had done a film ‘Highway’ with Imtiaz and I am sure that I never looked like a kid in the role...


66 weeks ago
India Gate experienced an unexpectedly large crowd of tourists and spectators to spend their time last weekend. But other than them, there was also a separate group which had come to watch the vintage car rally presented by 21 Gun Salute, celebrating its seventh edition,showcasing more than 59 vintage cars, bikes, station wagons, Maharaja cars and jeeps. Among these categories there was a new addition of barn find vehicles. The event was programmed in a way that it entertained the visitor and judges for complete three days starting from February 17. The s...

Capturing moments!

67 weeks ago
Whether it is train, metro, park, hospital, mall or work place, it’s very common to see girls clicking selfies anytime and anywhere.  Whatever different eye catching and funny things we go through are clicked. Whether there is get together, birthday party or any public gathering we are the one to save all the memories. Women and cameras have become one of the most popular topics for jokes. But jokes apart, when it comes to professional life it is supposed to be men’s work and camera shifts to their hand.  As this profession demands creativity, focus, speed and strength too, so it is suppose...

STAR Studded

67 weeks ago
Supriya Pilgaonkar Holi is all about an array of colours and water and personally I’m very fond of the festival, as it is said that it takes away all the negative energy. As a Maharashtrian, there are special dishes prepared at my home such as Puran Poli, Katachi Aamti, Phirni and many more which adds to the excitement of this colourful festival. This year on Holi, my family and I will play a dry Holi. As a message to all my fans have a happy and safe Holi and avoid playing with water.

Their Real Lives

68 weeks ago
Having become accustomed to the dazzle and glitter of filmdom, film stars are now drifting towards removing some darkness, some pain from our society, by doing something extraordinary for the marginalised people, be they families of farmers who have commited suicide due to debt burden, poor slum-dwelling children who have little means to study, children with cleft palates, or women who have suffered the humiliation of sexual assault.  ‘Reel life’ and’ Real life’ are the paradoxes of the film world. The former is the typical make-believe Bollywood dream sequences or the sheer unreality of some films. The latter represents reality, and it is to the rea...

No Airs About Vidya

68 weeks ago
A lot is talked about the current day dressing of the women folk. How much support did you get from your family members with regard to this? I am quite fortunate that my family stood by me and supported me on this aspect and there is nothing wrong in it. Most people feel that since I am mostly seen in traditional wear, I should be cast in that image only, while others feel that my career will not last long if I don’t wear all kinds of dresses. People should understand that if a lady wears a sari that simply doesn’t mean that she is of reserved nature. If you look at my career graph, you will find that I have done quite bold and courageous...

And The Show Goes On...

68 weeks ago
There aren’t any clear memories of the exact day, date or the month, not even the year. Nor any reminiscences about the weather or the environment. There aren’t any memories of the director, the artists or the audience. What definitely remain are Aara Theatre, Bhikhari Thakur and ‘Gobar Ghichor’.   ‘Gobar Ghichor’ was not staged as much as Bidesiya, but it is impossible to forget the former. Bhikhari Thakur is popularly known as the ‘Shakespeare of Bhojpuri ‘, but this hardly does any justice to his art and creativity. Gobar Ghichor was created by Bhikari Thakur at a time when Simone de Beauvoir’s theory of existentialis...

Shooting as ‘Kasturba’ for ‘Gandhi’ was a Revelation

69 weeks ago
  True, time flies. It’s been 35 years since the release of  Sir Richard Attenborough’s Oscar winning film ‘Gandhi’. This was the third film of my career.  I started my movie debut in 1978 with ‘Arvind Desai ki Ajeeb Dastan’, then I appeared in films like ‘Albert Pinto ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hain’ followed by ‘Chakra’ before getting an offer  from the British director for the film ‘Gandhi’. During those days , I was very busy with my Maratha Theatre after graduating from the National School of Drama, New Delhi.  Me and my husband had started our own Maratha Theatre Group  ...

Your Love, Their Money

70 weeks ago
 geeta singh Valentine’s Day always brings happy tidings for lovers, but in the wake of demonetisation, there are others who will be over joyed, though they could be miles away from love or romance. Flower farmers and florists could make up for the devastating days post-November 8 and may even see some profit. GN Diwakar, President, KR Market Association in Bengaluru says:“Flower merchants and farmers wait for this month eagerly, as it is a money-spinner for them and allows them to make up for some of the losses incurred during the past y...

The Story of coins

71 weeks ago
  We don’t know exactly when coins came in to coronate the forehead of civilisation. In search of it, when we trace back, we guess it must be somewhere during the Harappa and Mohenjo-daro civilizations. A few scholars believe the history of coins is related to the discovery of metals. While baking the pottery, gigantic pitchers and terracotta pots did not get broken. They don’t break even if we throw it or toss it, people guessed it is made up of some other material. A few made metallic noise.  People understood there is some other material which is rare and distinct. ...

Memorable film RAZIA sultan

71 weeks ago
 AShim chakravarty Yesteryears dream girl Hema Malini  surprised everyone  by announcing that  she would  like to remake the film Razia Sultan casting her daughter Esha Deol. It is a different thing that this project has been rolled under the carpet for now.  Hema says that Razia Sultan was completed in seven years yet there were many drawbacks in the script, which she now wants  to rectify and produce a remake but because of her busy schedule she has not been able to take out time for this.


72 weeks ago
On Mahatma Gandhi’s arrival in India from South Africa, Gopal Krishna Gokhale asked him to explore India in order to know it better. This brought Bapu to Kausani where he resided at a guest house of a tea estate owner which until sometime was the Panchayat guest house. His memorable commentary on the Gita-Anasakti Yoga was inspired by the enchanted hill station that enlightened his spiritual insight awakened by the scenic grandeur of the richly gifted spot. However, to keep alive the memories of the Mahatma, the then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Sucheta Kriplani handed it over to the Gandhi Memorial Fun...