Budding actress Tanya Maniktala felt a personal connection with many Partition plot points in A Suitable Boy, the Mira Nair web series where she has a starring role and which has currently made her a talking point. Tanya grew up with stories from her grandfather, who is originally from Lahore, about...
As the world battles a pandemic this year, the smog situation in Delhi can wreak havoc on public health, writes Sonal Shukla, as she details...more
Signifying the triumph of good over evil, Dussehra is celebrated with much gusto and fanfare and in several forms and almost all parts of India. The...more
BATLA HOUSE: An Encounter That Shook the Nation Author: Karnal Singh Publisher: Rupa, Rs 295 Batla House enlists the details of an anti-terror operation and lives in uniform....more
At a time when right-wing parties have a field day around the world, Jacinda Ardern has led the centre-left Labour Party to a historic victory....more
Millennials are embracing religious and spiritual tattoos like that of Maa Durga and lord Ram. By Team Viva During these challenging and unprecedented times, we have...more
Researchers have revealed that Covid-19 pandemic came as a double blow for people with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, respiratory problems or cardiovascular...more
Mirzapur 2 Amazon Prime Video *ing: Pankaj Tripathi, Divyenndu Sharmaa, Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi, Harshita Gaur, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang, Sheeba Chadha, Anjum Sharma, Vijay Varma...more
Suman Mukhopadhyay | The National Award winner directorâ€™s film Nazarband is being showcased at the 25th Busan International Film Festival. He speaks with Shalini Saksena...more
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The Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday inaugurated the newly-constructed Seelampur-Shastri Park flyover, which will be a major relief to commuters between Welcome in northeast Delhi and Kashmere Gate and Delhi Uttar Pradesh border. Congratulating the people of Delhi and the Public Works Department (PWD) officials and engineers for the completion...
Governor Anandiben Patel has said that the building structures of the new university should be built high rise. Special efforts should be made by marking the universities of the State for a place in the list of top universities of the country. Stress should be laid on making arrangements for...
The campaign by the Stateâ€™s major political parties BJD, BJP and Congress for the Assembly by-elections to the Baleswar Sadar and Tirtol constituencies has gained momentum ahead of the polling scheduled on November 3. In view of the Covid-19 guidelines, leaders are trying to woo the voters through various mediums, including...
The steel city is gripped with the spirit of Durga Puja festivities. The festival marks the triumph of good over evil â€” battle of Goddess Durga with Mahishasura and her emerging victorious. With creative pandals adoring, Jamshedpur has turned into a walking art gallery. From the well thought out themes of...
The Yogi Adityanath governmentâ€™s crackdown on the mafiosi in the state has left such elements running for their lives. Many of them are behind the bars and their illegal properties have been demolished, showing them the place they belong to. In an official communiquÃ© released on Saturday, the government spokesman said...
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the strange and senseless recent remarks of Sukhbir Singh Badal showed that the Akali leader had completely lost the political narrative, causing him to fumble for words and desperate to find a way out of the pathetic situation in which his...
With increased recoveries and reduction in number of fresh cases the recovery percentage of Covid-19 in Uttarakhand crossed 90 percent mark on Saturday. The authorities discharged 451 patients of the disease on the day after their recovery following which the recovery percent became 90.05 percent in the state. Meanwhile 359...
For overall inclusive development and to further boost the economy, Chhattisgarh has incorporated 21 amendments in the new State Industrial Policy 2019-24 which have been notified now. The prominent change is that small scale industries will have an option to meet cash or Goods and Services Tax (GST) in capital subsidy,...
Aries - March 21 - April 20
Some negative forces are at play and you must fight with them this week. Seasonal ailments might make you inactive and dull. Proper diet, exercise and rest is the mantra of a healthy life. If you compromise on these basics for longer, you may face the repercussion of it. The working environment is not favourable and may frustrate you at times. Don’t waste your time and precious energy plotting revenge. Just get on with the next phase of your life. If you are looking for work, a potential position that you’d pinned your hopes on may not come through. On the relationship front, this week you can be the master and a mentor in your relations. You are attracted to people who are very creative and maybe more than usually focused on your career now.
Lucky number 13
Lucky colour Yellow
Lucky day Thursday
Taurus - April 20 - May 21
This week confusion will prevail. Several issues of concern might appear with regard to health this week. You may have some hidden matters to deal with. ENT problem may surface too, that will make you run to the doctor and might occupy most of your time. You need to learn to prioritise things. On the career front, you share a good bonding with your colleagues and the people at work. This is the right time to participate in conferences and negotiations. Your compromising attitude will gain you a good opportunity. This is a good week for relationships. You will learn a whole lot about how you can take your relationship further. You will be able to make room for new people and new experiences. Make the most of this period.
Lucky number 20
Lucky colour White
Lucky day Friday
Gemini - May 21 - June 21
This week you will feel renewed energy and charm in your life. The care and attention you have been providing to your body will leave you in high spirits. You experience the cheerful and happy state of mind. It is also the time to rely on divine faith. New direction and protection infuse trust in you that the divine spirit is working in your best interest. Professionally, you feel a new spark, a new sense of creativity within yourself. You are more confident and aggressive in your approach and decision making now. Recognition, praise from friends and authorities, promotion are likely to take place. On the personal front, limited conditions from the past might have made you detached from the world. You feel cheated and deceived in a relationship.
Lucky number 15
Lucky colour Grey
Lucky day Tuesday
Cancer - June 21 - Jul 23
This week you will feel fresh, rejuvenated, and inspired to move ahead. The health remains good, and you are in the process of making it even better. A good diet, nutrition, exercise, and living life natural are a part of your resolution. Spiritually and emotionally you will feel fulfilled. Your enthusiasm and charm is increasing by the day, making others envious of you. On the career front, you may find that the situations are not favourable for you at the workplace and you may make up your mind for a change. You may be holding yourself back because you fear to move into the future. Seek new opportunities, for a better future. On the personal front, you should be flexible and go with the flow right now. Stick to your principles and at the same time honour others’ intelligence as well.
Lucky number 28
Lucky colour Sky Blue
Lucky day Saturday
Leo - Jul 23 - Aug 23
You need to be cautious regarding your health. You are likely to be under stress from a combination of factors, so it is particularly important to be gentle with yourself. If you are angry, vent it out. Release your anxiety rather than turning your anger and sorrow upon yourself. Professionally, things are not in your favour. You might face some false allegations, interference from higher authorities, and interrogations this week. You may need some assistance to find a better approach to work. Don’t hesitate to ask. If you are looking for work, this too may show a need to look in a different way or a different field than the one you have been pursuing. Love and marital affairs occupy your mind but you are unable to find a smooth going.
Lucky number 12
Lucky colour Maroon
Lucky day Wednesday
Virgo - Aug 23 - Sep 23
Your physical well-being depends on your mental well-being. This is a time when you need to be very conscious of your intuitive urges and reactions and bring them into balance with the greater good and meaning in life. This is not a time to act out in rage or hatred but instead to look at the situation from a place of love and compassion. Career-wise, pay more attention to what people around you are doing. Be cautious of politics at the workplace. Some negative forces are at play at your workplace to put you down. Avoid making important decisions now. You will have delays and overdue/pending problems in all your works. And this will affect your relationships as well. Be practical and try to bring balance in life. That must be your priority.
Lucky number 21
Lucky colour Pink
Lucky day Wednesday
Libra - Sep 23 - Oct 23
You are working hard day and night to meet the challenges of life. Slow down the speed and look after your health, which is prime of importance at this time. Your enormous efforts give you what you want in life. Overall, your vitality factor is strongly reflected at this point in time and you may be on the move. This is an excellent time to begin or increase a fitness plan. At work, you are bold and courageous in your undertakings and actions. Your creative energies are high, and you have a good sense of direction in life. You may head a meeting, conference, or just lead a project which requires group activities and handle it with command. Things are not so good on the love front. You may face disappointments and depression. Research before you get into personal relationships.
Lucky number 25
Lucky colour Brown
Lucky day Sunday
Scorpio - Oct 23 - Nov 22
This week you grow even stronger and are ready to face any obstacle in your life. Even when facing serious health challenges, a positive attitude can work wonders. Your firm stand and taking care of your health will work in your favour. On the professional front, a good news is on the cards. Your connections with people will grow. You are an expert in fitting things together in new or unusual ways and that makes the work a lot smoother. If you are looking for a job, you are about to find the right fit. You are very balanced and organised workwise than you think. On the relationship front, co-operation and harmony will be your major concern this week. Be a good listener, trust your instincts, and connect with your innermost desires.
Lucky number 10
Lucky colour Mustard
Lucky day Tuesday
Sagittarius - Nov 22 - Dec 22
Your health will require your attention as you are prone to illness. A family member’s health needs your attention too, do not neglect it. You need to let go of old wrongs and wounds to move forward. Help your loved ones to see the truth. Learn to express yourself; don’t suppress your feelings and requirements. This a good week career-wise. Businesspersons will see financial stability and gains in financial ventures. People will respect you more and your popularity will increase. Your social status shall enhance. Those who are in a job, favour from the boss is likely, your works and endeavours are taken into consideration and appreciated. You may sense some restlessness in your relationship. Make sincere efforts to make your partner happy.
Lucky number 11
Lucky colour Silver
Lucky day Monday
Capricorn - Dec 22 - Jan 20
Health is likely to suffer this week. Consider a second diagnosis. Get another health professional’s opinion before you take any final decision. Be open to spiritual healing. Those who are struggling with a serious illness, know that a cure is not always linked with healing. You may require some therapy or surgery. On the career front, businesspersons will make a considerable stand. Hold your head up high and know that you have a lot that you are bringing to the table. Financially too, you may do better than you had ever dreamt of. You need to be trustworthy and reliable otherwise a rise in mental distress and misunderstanding with the family is indicated during this time. You have to be extra careful and avoid arguments.
Lucky number 19
Lucky colour Purple
Lucky day Tuesday
Aquarius - Jan 20 - Feb 18
You are mentally strong this week. Your open-mindedness and straightforwardness will help you grow more if you add generosity and pinch of kindness in your attitude. Showing your authority is important as is gentleness. On the professional front, you are giving more in terms of time and energy to the organisation you are working for. A powerful person is likely to support you. Overall, your career is looking up. On the personal front, you may be a little detached. This week romance and close personal relationships are not the brightest for you. Listen to what your inner voice tells you. Stress levels need to be taken into consideration. This is a temporary phase, you will be on the right track soon.
Lucky number 18
Lucky colour Black
Lucky day Saturday
Pisces - Feb 18 - March 20
This week you are focussed on being disciplined and know the needs of your body, mind, and spirit. You have a clear vision with regard to your values. Your concentration during this time is commendable. Your creativity will make you move constantly. You should use your positive energy in creative works, as an inner sense of satisfaction will give you more confidence. On the career front, other people may not understand or support your new ideas or proposals, but if you know that you are right, go ahead, and try to make them understand what your point of view is. Love relation is under question. It is important to give your partner time and space. You need to share your feelings with the one who you trust and find out the possible solution.
Lucky number 30
Lucky colour Peach
Lucky day Saturday
Ladakh recorded three more coronavirus-related fatalities and 73 new cases, taking the death toll to 71 and infection tally to 5,913, officials said on Sunday. All the three deaths were reported from Leh during the past 24 hours, raising the toll in the district to 33, while rest of the 38 fatalities had taken place in Kargil district, they said. Of the new cases, the officials said 65 people tested positive in Leh and eight others in...
This year the celebrations will have to take a cue from the way that the year has panned out. Puja and Dussehra promise to be unprecedented and the activities which we hitherto considered normal now seem to be a part of another life. And Exotica is right out there documenting the change. It is against the backdrop of Unockdown, when we want to travel but with precautions, that the option of chartered flights has taken off which is almost akin to taking a personal flight of fantasy. Ekta Kapoor, our interviewee for the month, has charted a fresh course in all the media she has dabbled in and, with her OTT platform, she has captured a new captive market.