Chikankari, the real star

Saturday, 21 Apr 2018 | Team Viva

Bollywood biggies styled by designer Manish Malhotra promote a weaver cluster Undoubtedly actors Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone sashayed down the ramp in their own stellar style and gave life to designer Manish Malhotra’s embroidered innovations for an annual fund-raiser designed to save the craftswomen of Mijwan, a cause championed by...

Vir Das seeks to inspire students

Saturday, 21 Apr 2018 | Team Viva

Actor-comedian Vir Das has designed the covers of a limited edition notebook named Frequent Breaks that he says will encourage students to take breaks from their studies during exam time. Vir has collaborated with a stationery brand for the project as part of a beverage major’s “Release the Pressure” campaign. “We’ve...

Another mid-size choice in Yaris

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Kushan Mitra

Toyota can actually change the game for buyers who want a clutchless driving experience. On the safety and comfort front, it can easily convert a lot of value-driven buyers in the low-to-mid versions of the segment. Towards higher trim levels, it might face a challenge The Yaris is a brand name...

No party with vulgar songs

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Pioneer

How can the grossness of Punjabi pop be tamed? Industry singers and psychologists feel that it can only be possible when young people reject aggressive sexual innuendos and we have more women lyricists to correct the imbalance We always talk about the objectification of women in Bollywood item numbers but there...

‘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...

Trend Blazer

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...


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Quake measuring 3.7 on Richter scale felt in south Gujarat

22 Apr 2018 | PTI | Ahmedabad

A mild tremor measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale was felt in parts of south Gujarat, including Bharuch and Surat districts, though no damage was reported, officials said...

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Shelter homes for passengers soon at Khadgada terminal

26 Apr 2018 | ADREESH BHATTACHARYA | Ranchi

The Birsa Munda Bus Terminal at Khadgada from which numerous long route buses, including daily services to Delhi, Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata, operate will soon get shelter homes for the ease of passengers boarding and getting off in the wee hours. The Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) has elaborate plans to make the inter-state bus terminal even more passengers centric so that this state of the art bus terminal can operate on...

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