‘Stop feeding the beast of sexism’

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Kritika Dua

Abhay Deol talks about going away from formula films, engaging in ethical advertising and why he makes sure women characters are empowered in his films. By Kritika Dua The non-conformist Abhay Deol has created a niche for himself in the film fraternity by making certain choices and opting for unconventional projects....

Trend Blazer

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Pioneer

Didn’t want cuts: Hansal Mehta Filmmaker Hansal Mehta, whose Omerta will now release on May 4, says he knew getting through the censor board would not have been a cakewalk with the film which is inspired by the life of a real-life terrorist. The film was to release on Friday but has...

WORLD in a bite

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Kritika Dua

The new expansive menu at Barcelos features international delicacies not just from South Africa but also from Portugal, Mexico and Italy. But they could do with a little bit of consistency, says Kritika Dua Say Barcelos and the two pictures that pop up in the head are red and black burgers....

Keep off the transplant

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Pioneer

Since the World Liver Day has just passed by, here are some foods that safeguard this essential organ Garlic The sulphur compounds in garlic are essential for supporting the liver and activate the enzymes that are responsible for flushing out toxins and waste from the body. Walnut Walnuts are an excellent source of an...

Rootedness beyond borders

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Ramya Palisetty

Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s engagement with the world of children is born out of a need to say what one is unable to say otherwise, says Ramya Palisetty Intellectuals, critics, journalists and thought leaders do hold the mirror to society and government. But when Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi gets the children...

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Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Pioneer

Varun keen to push envelope Basking in the glowing reviews of October, Varun Dhawan says he wants to continue seeking roles that are unique and “tear” the envelope. “I am not interested in doing unconventional roles that don’t go all the way. I don’t want to take sides as far as...

Marathon runner

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Kritika Dua

Patralekha Paul prefers working in alternative cinema, says Kritika Dua For Patralekha Paul, acting can be equated with meditation, her take on things and clarity in her headspace. The two-film-old actress holds her own and is not image-conscious. She likes to portray the characters as real as possible without deviating from...

Women tick verified profiles

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | IANS

A majority of women prefer to go for verified profiles when looking for a life partner on online matrimony platforms, according to a survey. Safety should always come first when it comes to any online activity, and since online matrimony platforms can be an easy target for scammers to find their...

‘Don’t pay more to get more’

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | SANGEETA YADAV

Gurmeet Singh, MD, Johnson Controls, Hitachi Air Conditioning India Ltd, talks to Sangeeta Yadav about the new Expandable Inverter ACs for extreme weather conditions and the new campaign Tell us about Hitachi’s new range of energy-efficient air conditioners (AC)? We’ve launched a new technology — Expandable Inverter ACs in the room air-conditioning...

Crafted for the world

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Pioneer

Union Minister of Textiles, Information and Broadcasting Smriti Zubin Irani emphasises skill development in the handicraft sector and trade fair management at Home Expo India Union Minister of Textiles, Information and Broadcasting Smriti Irani emphasised the need for skilling our artisans, contemporising their native design sense and artistry and strengthening the...


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JNU’s new centre to act as hub of ideas

22 Apr 2018 | ABHINAV SINGH | New Delhi

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will launch its own state-of-the art “Incubation and Innovation Centre” that would act as a hub of ideas, research, innovations and start-up by students and faculty. Slated to start from the next year, the centre would incubate those ideas and plans that are of some commercial value or of some social importance...

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Prefabricated schools buildings in Kanker dist

22 Apr 2018 | Staff Reporter | Kanker

The District Project Office, Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, Kanker had given a proposal under District Mineral Fund (DMF) for installation/ construction of special prefabricated school building structure for eight Primary and one Upper Primary Schools functioning at various locations of Antagarh, officials informed. The proposal has been sanctioned and now it is intended to start the work as soon as possible and complete it before the start of new academic session,...

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