Keep it simple

Saturday, 12 Aug 2017 | Mansi Bhansali

Pallavi Mohan tells Mansi Bhansali that being comfortable, confident and happy is a fashion statement Designer Pallavi Mohan likes to take things at her pace. She had launched her label Not So Serious in 2007 and was retailing from multi-designer stores like Ensemble, Mogra and Aza. It is only after a...

Chennai girl dances her way into the rain

Saturday, 12 Aug 2017 | Pioneer

Smrithi Nishta Suresh may have debuted on stage but her performance seemed to have impressed the weather gods A scintillating Bharatanatyam performance by a US-based teenager has taken Chennai by storm. Smrithi Nishta Suresh, based in California, chose her ancestral city of Chennai for her arangetram (the first ever...

Now, a film on climate change

Friday, 11 Aug 2017 | Debasrita Chakraborty

Filmmaker NILA MADHAB PANDA unveils a real-life story about extreme weather conditions impacting common lives, says Debasrita Chakraborty The constant conflict with ecology and environment, which is waged by humanity, is the greatest challenge of our generation. While the world is busy contributing to climate change, Odisha-born national award winning film...

Trial of trio

Friday, 11 Aug 2017 | Mansi Bhansali

Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkumar Rao are going all out to ensure the success of Bareilly Ki Barfi, says Mansi Bhansali Promotions have become an important part of making sure that a movie is a hit. And the younger lot of actors is out to ace the game. Moreover, the...

Worthy recipient of the GT name

Friday, 11 Aug 2017 | Kushan Mitra

The luxury car market in India was dealt a rather bad hand this past week. Two months after the government decided to cut tax rates under GST, they have intentioned their decision to raise rates again. Luxury carmakers were celebrating the reduction of rates and after many long years finally...

No country for women? Sadly, yes!

Friday, 11 Aug 2017 | Deana Uppal

Embracing spiritual feminism is the way to gradually develop a gender-neutral society, says Deana Uppal The Chandigarh stalking incident viciously repeats the same grim tale of women security among the cosmopolitans of our country. It shows us that we have learnt nothing from our disastrous past and we are yet to...

Trend blazer

Friday, 11 Aug 2017 | Pioneer

Madhubala’s wax figure, inspired by her legendary character Anarkali from the film Mughal-e-Azam, was unveiled at Madame Tussauds, Delhi. “We are overwhelmed to know that Madhubala’s figure would be a part of the Madame Tussauds, Delhi. This figure would allow her admirers to cherish the golden era of cinema and...


Friday, 11 Aug 2017 | Pioneer

It is probably India’s version of the chicken soup. It is usually eaten when one needs some comfort food or wants to eat light yet filling. Every household makes khichdi and the taste and style of cooking may differ depending on the way it is prepared and ingredients used. But...


Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 | Mansi Bhansali

Taking the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan forward with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Akshay Kumar is promoting it aggressively while insisting he chose the film for the story and creative satisfaction. By Mansi Bhansali For a moment, they looked like the Men in Black. Dressed in all-black outfits, actors Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar...

Scissorhands are back

Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 | Debasrita Chakraborty

Sanjhi, a long-established stencil art, is seeing a resurgence, says Debasrita Chakraborty The stylised depiction of a fully-leafed Kachnar tree, which is made by cutting small pieces of paper into shape and affixing them like a jigsaw puzzle will hold you transfixed. Layered against a dark backdrop, with some pieces...


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Govt to unveil new Haj policy this month: Naqvi

13 Aug 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on said in Mumbai on Saturday that the Haj Policy-2018 — aimed at making the piligrimage process “transparent” and “smooth” — would be unveiled later this month. Speaking at the 22nd annual Haj orientation camp organised for Haj pilgrims at Haj House in Mumbai, Naqvi said that from the next year, the Haj would be organised as per to...

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Dalit couple allegedly beaten up by upper caste men

18 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | bhopal

A 35-year-old dalit woman's nose was allegedly slashed and her husband was beaten by two members of an upper caste family at Renvjha village in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. Narendra Singh (32) and his father Sahab Singh beat up the woman's husband on Monday when he refused to go to their house and do some work, inspector RS Bagri of Surkhi police station said...

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