Vivacity

Jack jumps out of the box

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 | Angela Paljor

Actor Vineet Kumar Singh broke his personal stereotypes to get into the skin of the protagonist in Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz. Angela Paljor listens in The shift from a doctor to an actor was not an easy one. Coming from a strong academic background — a mathematician father, an uncle who is...

A medical marvel

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 | Team Viva

Rose Bryne always wanted to work with Oprah Winfrey, a lady who depicts power The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is the story of three extraordinary women: Henrietta Lacks, a Baltimore woman who died young, and whose cancer cells changed the course of scientific history; her daughter Deborah, who persevered against...

The mould-breaker

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 | Angela Paljor

Kay Kay Menon still looks for a new element to work on in every project, something that debut directors are usually good at. So the actor in him, he tells Angela Paljor, is well-fed Be it in theatre, television or cinema, Kay Kay Menon — the unusually tall actor — has...

Pursuit of learning

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 | Team Viva

Composers Sachin-Jigar believe in redefining their style with every gig by adding new sounds and trying hands on new instruments The musical duo Sachin-Jigar has composed a medley of tunes from the soulful Saibo and Afeemi to quirky ones like Babaji ki booti. They have a signature style that spells folk...

Rediscovering taxonomy

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 | Ramya Palisetty

An exploratory series by Stephen Dunleavy with unusual pairings will quench your curiosity, says Ramya Palisetty While shooting in Tasmania for David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities, Stephen Dunleavy came across an unknown treasure, the duck billed platypus which surprised and captivated his vivid imagination. The series has a distinct plot where...

Spinning fables

Friday, 12 Jan 2018 | Kritika Dua

Ballet artists from Opera de Paris, Frederic Fontan, Muriel Zusperreguy and Benjamin Pech talked about the evolution of its technique. By Kritika Dua Ballet has come of age with the danseur not being restricted to the background or seen as a mere accessory, who comes to the fore to lift the...

A sweeter spot

Friday, 12 Jan 2018 | Kushan Mitra

How do you improve the perfect bowl of porridge? Well, Audi has somehow managed to make the Q5 even better and Goldilocks will be happier The Audi Q5, the first generation Q5 was almost like the perfect Sports Utility Vehicle, the perfect porridge for Goldilocks. It was neither too big or...

Ashes of pain

Friday, 12 Jan 2018 | Ramya Palisetty

Author Kallia Papadaki believes that hope and compassion can be found in the least expected places where light can creep through the smallest of cracks. By Ramya Palisetty There is a point in life where you decide what you want to do. Do you want to make your own path or...

Punch out disbelief

Friday, 12 Jan 2018 | Team Viva

I intend to start a dialogue through my films, says Anurag Kashyap. By Team Viva Celebrated filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who counts himself as a social commentator and attempts to capture the complex reality of the Indian society in his films, says he wants thought-provoking films to help the audience start a...

Trend blazer

Friday, 12 Jan 2018 | Pioneer

SRK to be honoured at WEF Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan will be honoured at the 24th Annual Crystal Awards — as part of the World Economic Forum's 48th Annual Meeting held later this month — for his leadership in championing children's and women's rights in India. “Each of them in...


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Myanmar Army‚Äôs admission of killings a ‚Äėpositive step‚Äô: Suu

14 Jan 2018 | AFP | Yangon

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed an unprecedented army admission that security forces carried out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims as a “positive step”, state-backed media reported on Saturday. After months of staunch denials of abuse, the army on Wednesday said a probe found four members of the security forces helped kill 10 Rohingya militant suspects at Inn Din village on September 2, leaving their bodies in a...

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CM retorts, says he was not so weak

20 Jan 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Under searching questions for quite some time, Chief Minister Raghubar Das responded with all firmness to the unified Opposition in the House and answered some of its allegations to turn the tide. In his reply, particularly on the charges of inaction and being under pressure, the CM trained the gun on the JMM for running ‘baap-bete ki sarkar’ in the State...

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