Tryst with Trilogy

Thursday, 07 Mar 2013 | Pioneer

At the launch of his latest edition, The Oath of the Vayuputras, writer Amish Tripathi shared how the Shiva Trilogy shows the essentially secular spirit of India. Eram Aghalistened with rapt attention Bashir Manzar from Kashmir is an ardent follower of Amish Tripathi’s Shiva Trilogy and was eagerly waiting for the...

Charmed by Norah

Thursday, 07 Mar 2013 | PTI

The nine-time Grammy winner performed in the city and spoke about fulfilling her dad’s desire Opening with her current popular number Happy Pills and signing off with the global hit Come Away With Me, Norah Jones fulfilled the Delhi audience’s every wish belting out a mix of old and new songs...

thoughtful comeback

Thursday, 07 Mar 2013 | Pioneer

It is after the gap of seven years that Navni Parihar will be seen in any television show. The actress who has been appearing in films like Corporateand Tumse Achcha Kaun Haistarted her career with TV but distanced herself from the medium realising “that the content was going down by...

Runaway grooms

Thursday, 07 Mar 2013 | Pioneer

Gurbani, the forthcoming show on Colors, is inspired by true stories and depicts the pain of women in Punjab, who are abandoned by their NRI husbands It was in one of the episodes of Satyamev Jayate that several shed tears when they heard some real life cases of young girls, married...

All set to spook

Thursday, 07 Mar 2013 | Pioneer

Producer Ekta Kapoor aims to represent folklore through Ek Thi Nayika, a promotional series on Life OK. She talks about setting trends on the small screen and getting back to her ‘girls,’ who started their careers with her It was an evening dedicated to Ekta Kapoor and her favourite ladies who...

Pakistani Fawad dreams of Australia call-up

Thursday, 07 Mar 2013 | AFP | Sydney

Pakistani asylum-seeker Fawad Ahmed, who was granted a permanent Australia visa in November, wants to play in the Ashes against England, and his state coach believes he is good enough. The 33-year-old leg-spinner took seven wickets on his Sheffield Shield debut for Victoria two weeks ago and will have another...

Tribal treat

Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | IANS

An exhibition at Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra features ethnic motifs by communities like Gonds, Bhils and Sauras A rare exhibition of ethnic art motifs of tribal communities such as Gonds, Bhils, Rathwas, Sauras and Warlis is ongoing at Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra. The nine-day exhibition titled Adi Chitra features works of 40...

Travel tales

Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | Team Viva

Nandan Purkayastha focusses on strong lines to create works that mostly talk about history. Team Viva reports Earlier most of his works were about monochromes and were based around geometric shapes. For his recent series, artist Nandan Purkayastha moved away from the monochromes and has infused some colours into his paintings....

Threads of change

Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | Shivani Aggarwal

Shivani Aggarwal paints strings, knots, bunches along with scissors, tongs and safety pin as a metaphor to describe social bonding and personal entanglement She has been in love with threads since last ten years. Earlier, she used them on surface of the canvas and paint over it. Later she realised that...

Celebratory notes

Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | Prerna Sharma

Yousuf Saeed, director of the documentary Heritage of Amir Khusrau, spoke to Prerna Sharma about the musical legacy of the famous poet Ek thaal motiyon se bhara, sab ke sir par ondha dhara, Chaaron or woh thaali phiray, moti us say ek na girey The verses by Amir Khusrau Dehlavi describe the...



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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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