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Tiger’s body is the works

Sunday, 01 May 2016 | Meenakshi Rao

BAAGHI Cast: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Sudheer Babu, Paras Arora, Sunil Grover Rated: 7/10 That’s the rating for Tiger Shroff, not the film so much. He has done all that’s impossible in this second film of his. For one, and most importantly, the chikna chamela has managed to grow a stubble; then, he...

This biopic has its math right

Sunday, 01 May 2016 | Meenakshi Rao

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY Cast: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Devika Bhise Rated: 7/10 Srinivasa Ramanujan was just 32 when he fell tragically to tuberculosis, after a rigour-filled, prolonged ship journey back from England to Madras as the first native royal fellow at an ivy league college of Imperial Britain. The ultimate Mathematics wizard,...

Gripper of the week

Sunday, 01 May 2016 | Meenakshi Rao

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher, Jr. Rated: 8/10 As thrillers go, this one is a genius of the genre — different and refreshing, on-the-edge and extremely gripping, it flowers in a very confined space of an underground cellar. Kidnapped after a car accident and kept holed up in...

Some moms don’t have ’em

Sunday, 01 May 2016 | Meenakshi Rao

MOTHER’S DAY Cast: Jennifer Aniston, JUlia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson, Timothy Loyphant Rated: 4.5/10 For a film that has a groovy, goosepimply subject of motherhood on the plate and a sterling star cast of none less than America’s sweethearts Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson to play moms of...

Naagin pregnant Await Season II

Sunday, 01 May 2016 | Sangeeta Yadav

The show that catapulted Colors to the No 1 slot will be folding up in a fortnight. Touted as a VFX wonder on small screen, Naagin turned many eyeballs. SANGEETA YADAV finds out that the show buffs need not worry, season II is in the pipeline A high-drama climax and happy...

Get, set & leap in Ashoka

Sunday, 01 May 2016 | Sangeeta Yadav

Mohit Raina is all set to play the grown-up Ashoka in Chakravartin Ashok Samrat that is going to take a 10 year leap. SANGEETA YADAV travels to the sets at Karjat near Mumbai to bring a report After being in the limelight as Mahadev, Mohit Raina has now stepped in to...

Replacing Shilpa twice is coincidence'

Sunday, 01 May 2016 | Sangeeta Yadav | New Delhi

She made her debut on small screen with Ekta Kapoor’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay and soon became a household name after bagging the lead role in Kasturi and Do Hanson Ka Jodaa. Meet 35-year-old Shubhangi Atre who has been roped in to essay the role of Angoori bhabhi in Bhabiji...

Endearing, real & simple

Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 | Meenakshi Rao

Nil Battey Sannata Cast : Swara Bhaskar, Ratna Pathak Shah, Pankaj Tripathi Rated : 8/10 Nil Battey Sannata is a confusing title but an endearing, simple, gentle and real film. Besides, the title confuses only till Swara Bhaskar as Chanda explains it to you with endearing simplicity much ahead in the movie. It...

Undiluted, boring kitsch

Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 | Meenakshi Rao

santa banta pvt ltd Cast : Boman Irani, Vir Das, Neha Dhupia, Lisa Hayden, Johnny Lever, Ram Kapoor, Vijay Raaz, Vrajesh Hirjee, Sanjay Mishra Rated : 1/10 Now, why would you even attempt such a one? To make viewers laugh? Well, they cry. To make sense out of nonsense? Well, that doesn’t happen...

For Hooda buffs

Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 | Meenakshi Rao

laal rang Cast: Randeep Hooda, Pia Bajpai, Akshay Oberoi, Meenakshi Dixit, Rajneesh Duggal Rated: 5/10 Blood theft is a serious, a life taking crime; an issue that needed serious, no-nonsense display. Laal Rang could have done that brought on the big screen the dark crime that is being committed all across the...

Sunday Edition

From Red To White

01 May 2016 | Kushan Mitra

The red soil in the hills that surround the tiny village of Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district, Odisha, is full of bauxite — the source material for aluminium used in everything from aircraft to beer cans. Yet, mining in Niyamgiri hills has been scuppered due to concerns over the welfare of tribals residing there...

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UP Govt turns down water-train proposal

06 May 2016 | Pioneer News Service | Lucknow

An uninvited water-train for the parched Bundelkhand region arriving at Jhansi has threatened to snowball into a controversy between the Centre and the state government ahead of the meeting of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 7 on the drought situation in the state. The battle has already reached the social media sites...

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My ministry is doing everything practically possible to make air travel of MPs comfortable. But MPs are not super citizens.

Civil Aviation Minister | A Gajapati Raju

Everyone speaks to me in Bengali. I show off my Bengali wherever I can. When I am in Kolkata, I don’t miss home that much.

Bollywood Actor | Vidya Balan

It frightens me that there is a sign among us (in Israel), in 2016, of the ghastly trends that took place in Europe (during the Holocaust).

Israeli Deputy Army chief | Maj Gen Yair Golan
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