It’s a digi-Holi

Monday, 13 Mar 2017 | Team Viva

Throwing colours and water has become a thing of the past. This festival season, download a water gun instead and spread the joy digitally. By Team Viva Gone are the days when gulaal and water balloons were the top selling products, the markets in the city are flooded with innovative items...

Trend Blazer

Monday, 13 Mar 2017 | Agencies

‘Real change yet to come’ Rajat Kapoor, who will soon be seen in a crowd-funded film titled Mantra, says the changing trend of Indian cinema is more focussed on presentation and projection of realism, which he finds quite cosmetic. Asked about how he looks at the changing scenario of Indian cinema...

Blocked nose is treatable

Monday, 13 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

A recent review has proved that the effects of homeopathic medicines are not just about being a placebo, says Dr Kushal Banerjee If the Delhi pollution levels have pushed up the saturation of allergens and aggravated sinus and nasal disorders, then alternative treatment with homoeopathy may offer some answers. There...

Acceptance is key to reduce emotional suffering

Monday, 13 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

To forgive or not is each one’s own prerogative but acceptance is necessary for moving forward in life or else we would get stuck up in a quagmire of wasted thoughts, says Rajayogi Brahmakumar Nikunjji Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark. And shares the nature of infinity. ...

‘It’s all about the choices one has to make’

Monday, 13 Mar 2017 | Team Viva

In his debut novel, set in the context of the zeitgeist and idealism of the late sixties, Nidhi Dalmia talks about love, longing and coming of age. By Team Viva “There’s no time to lose”, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip away Dying all the time, lose your...

Check it out

Monday, 13 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

The Chatter House brings to you different flavours of Thandai to make your Holi more colorful and refreshing. The restaurant is all set to treat its patrons with Thandai available in different flavours like Mango, Kiwi, and Strawberry. So move to TCH and relish yourself with these exciting flavours. Where:...

Men in white

Saturday, 11 Mar 2017 | Unnati Joshi

A week before the release of their new film, Machine, a ‘true blue Abbas-Mustan’ venture, the directors pitch for their successor and debutante Mustafa, says Unnati Joshi Abbas-Mustan are known for their twin aspects, a twist in their tale and new faces. Once commanding the thriller space, adapting Hollywood inspirations with...

A race to the top

Saturday, 11 Mar 2017 | Unnati Joshi

Kiara Advani and Mustafa get chatty with Unnati Joshi on the camaraderie they shared on the sets A recreated iconic song is a good sales pitch these days. Particularly if the actors are all raw and fresh. So it is that debutante Mustafa and starlet Kiara Advani entered the RSVP lounge...

‘Sports is my outlet’

Saturday, 11 Mar 2017 | Team Viva

Cyclist Disha Shrivastava in conversation with Team Viva details her journey from India Gate to Wagah border Some people have the ability to light up any conversation with their passion and wit. Disha Shrivastava is such a person. The 37-year-old mother of two boys, Disha rode from India Gate to Wagah...

‘Sufism is a healing feeling of oneness’

Saturday, 11 Mar 2017 | Team Viva

The youngest of the Kotwara royalty, Muzaffar Ali brings back the World Sufi Music Festival, Jahan-e-Khusrau, to the capital after two years. By Team Viva In every religion there is love; yet love has no religion. —Rumi Ask Muzaffar Ali about the place of sufism in his life and he says, “A...


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UPward and forward

19 Mar 2017 | Rajesh Singh

Is the marginalisation of the two caste-based parties in Uttar Pradesh a harbinger of change — from identity politics to the politics of development? If we take the 2014 and 2017 elections together, that does seem to be the suggestion, writes RAJESH SINGH Understanding an election result as monumental as that of Uttar Pradesh is akin to unravelling a deep thriller plot. The why, when, where, how and what — this...

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CM makes surprise inspection of Hazratganj police station

24 Mar 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi made a surprise inspection of the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow sending police officers in a tizzy on Thursday morning. Soon after, the Chief Minister said that there will be rule of law in UP and no one will be spared if found on the wrong side of law and asked police personnel to work with dedication...

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