Ikebana for friendship

Thursday, 14 Jun 2018 | Team Viva

An almost 600-year-old Japanese tradition is bringing Monaco and Japan closer. A tradition 555-years-old, Ikebana flower arrangement, is one of the representative aspects of Japanese traditional culture and was established by the Ikenobo. Like a poem or painting made with flowers, Ikenobo’s ikebana expresses both the beauty of flowers and the...

Of love and literature

Thursday, 14 Jun 2018 | Team Viva

Young directors give a fresh take on Saadat Hasan Manto’s Thanda Gosht and Ismat Chughtai’s Lihaaf A fusion of two of the most controversial stories by noted writers Saadat Hasan Manto and Ismat Chughtai, who were friends in real life and facing judicial scrutiny at the same time for their seminal...

Corporate Briefs

Thursday, 14 Jun 2018 | Team Viva

Green society celebrates world environment day World Environment exhibition was organized on the occasion of World Environment Day by the Green Society of India and Indian Exhibition Service at the Pragati Maidan in the capital. The main objective of this exhibition is to make people aware about the environment and...

When the biggies blur the lines

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 | Asmita Sarkar

A filmmaker’s job is to hold the audience attention and not just deliver a message, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar tells Asmita Sarkar at the launch of the Delhi edition of the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) On a humid and rainy weekend in Lutyen’s Delhi, top Bollywood directors put their...

She emerges from her mom’s shadow

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 | Ishan Khatter

Janhvi Kapoor holds her own at the trailer launch of her debut film, Dhadak, with Ishan Khatter Janhvi Kapoor misses her mother while taking her first step towards a career in Bollywood. During the trailer launch of her debut movie Dhadak, she reflected the excitement and nervousness of a Bollywood...

Trend blazer

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 | Team Viva

Anupam Kher’s favourite actor Veteran actor ANUPAM KHER says Govinda is his favourite actor and that he was glad to bump into him in London recently. “I have done a number of films with him. Shola Aur Shabnam and Haseena Maan Jayegi are two of my favourites. There is no one...

Bahu to Avenger

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 | Divya Giri

Actress Amruta Khanvilkar plays a serial killer in a new web series that is bold and challenging. Divya Giri chats her up After Gupt, there have not been many films or TV series that have had female serial killers as the protagonist. Or perhaps Kajol’s act was too tough a benchmark...

Lifestyle change as good as BP pill

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 | Team Viva

Healthy living, daily workout and adequate daily sleep can control blood pressure and eliminate medication Researchers have demonstrated that a programme aimed at helping people modify lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise is as effective as medication at reducing blood pressure. The study, presented at the Nutrition 2018 meeting in...

Truth in the closet

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 | Abheet Gupta

Akshara’s interpretation of 12 Angry Men emphasised the need for reason at a time of screaming polarities, says Abheet Gupta Imagine being locked in a room with several other people to decide the fate of a man’s life; how tense the milieu would be if you were a juror tasked with...

A place in the clouds

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 | Shilpi Seth

A group of international artists depicted their impressions of Meghalaya as part of the Picasso Pupils Art collective, says Shilpi Seth Pablo Picasso was always keen to make art a form of dialogue between inspiration and reality and believed in engaging the community in the interpretation of free expressions at his...


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‘Assault’ on police driver: Action against Kerala ADGP

17 Jun 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

In a swift move intended at stemming the protests brewing in the State police force against certain top officials’ ‘feudalistic’ practice of persecuting policemen and camp followers by using them as house servants, the Kerala Government on Saturday removed ADGP Sudesh Kumar, whose daughter was the other day booked for assaulting and verbally abusing his official police driver, from the position of head of the Armed Police Battalion. The action against...

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23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Kochi

MCD still waiting for HC order on encroachment Dehradun: Days after the High Court ordered the officials to remove encroachment from different areas of Dehradun like markets, streets and footpaths in four weeks, the officials concerned said on Friday that they were still waiting for the order to come. They, however, assured that they would execute the order once they get a copy and read it thoroughly...

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