Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 | Pioneer

The article, Junk Diseases, and the accompanying photo published in yesterday’s (Monday, July 17) edition of Vivacity has been wrongly attributed to Dr Kuldeep Singh when it was written by Dr Sudeep Khanna, who is Senior Consultant (Gastroenterology) at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. The error is regretted.

Trend blazer

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 | Pioneer

Angad Bedi back in action Actor Angad Bedi has taken up advance stunt training to play a role in his upcoming film, Tiger Zinda Hai. Angad has been a fitness enthusiast but hasn't done extensive stunts in his films. In Ali Abbas' upcoming film, he will be seen performing extensive stunts...

Why we need the spirit of Angelou

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 | SAURAV KAR

Akshara Theatre’s latest interactive weekend session was a breath of fresh air and reason enough to look back at history, says Saurav Kar But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams His shadow shouts on a nightmare scream His wings are clipped and his feet...

Puppets stringed to a past

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 | Debasrita Chakraborty

Exhibits by MATI are a unique attempt to keep an antique form of artistic expression alive, says Debasrita Chakraborty Dangling from a string, a puppet has been used since time immemorial to tell a story, communicate with the masses, convey a social message or even create awareness about different issues. The...

Follow your passion

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 | Team Viva

Mid-course artist A Sreedharan tells Team Viva how every phase of life inspired him to paint Very few people have the courage to quit their job and it becomes even harder when it’s a highly paid job of an Industrial Automation Engineer. A Sreedharan, a 36-year-old engineer, however, decided to go...

Crush the pressure and distraction

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 | Malavika Sarukkai

‘Young artists must strive to eliminate mediocrity in dance,’ says Malavika Sarukkai Renowned Bharatanatyam exponent Malavika Sarukkai has said that classical dance in the modern era is becoming infected with mediocrity due to the pressures and distractions faced by the new generation, short cuts in teaching and the descent of dance...

Junk Diseases

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Dr Sudeep Khanna

The increasing tendency for in-between munchies has a debilitating effect on children’s health, says Dr Kuldeep Singh Children find themselves amidst a complex society that is undergoing massive changes — many of them negative. Concepts, relationships, lifestyles are metamorphisised to accommodate the new jet-setting age. Food is no exception. These...

Customise your gadgets

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Pioneer

Create landscapes from ‘Google street view' and personalised music through ‘New Release Radio' Taking digital photography to the next level, Google has introduced a new machine learning-based technique to create pro-level landscape photos from ‘Google Street View’ images. The technique is based on “experimental deep-learning system” which uses machine learning for...

Relive the Seventies

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | SAURAV KAR

The new song Dilli ki raat of the controversial movie Indu Sarkar is all set to the party anthem of the year, says Saurav Kar After the power packed performance in Pink, Kirti Kukhari is all set to play Indu Sarkar which is set against the backdrop of the Emergency in...

Dance with Copycats

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Mallika Sarna

With their musical tributes, this band can get people on their feet, says Mallika Sarna Switch seamlessly from contemporary numbers like Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You to old favourites like Beatles’ Hey Jude. The multi-genre tribute band Copycats belted out one hit after another, much to the delight of...


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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

23 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. "Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, were prepared (March 2016)...

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Vihaan Drama Works to hold script-writing workshop

28 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | bhopal

The theatre artists are learning about the aspect of theatre that actually creates magic on stage ie ‘the script’. A script writing workshop is being organised by Vihaan Drama Works, Bhopal for the city theatre aspirants...

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