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Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Team Viva

Arjun’s new mission Actor Arjun Kapoor, who has began shooting for his movie, India's Most Wanted, feels that the starting of a new film is like a mission. He will play an intelligence officer. He tweeted a photograph of the film's clapboard saying, “The start of a new film always feels...

They caught Sinatra’s cold

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Chahak Mittal

Brother-duo musicians, Aditya Balani and Tarun Balani, tell Chahak Mittal how jazz music is about interpretations and discovering one’s own vibe Over the weekend, Delhiites came face to face with the concept of a “secret concert.” In other words, fans are notified about the venue and date of the event but...

A woman’s touch

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Team Viva

Filmmaker Tabrez Noorani’s Love Sonia, a story of love and tragedy, opened to standing ovation at the Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne (IFFM) Art that provokes the audience’s emotions is one that has achieved its purpose. It might be disturbing but with a hard-hitting message and emotional story, Love Sonia, with...

Keep it dry

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Lobzang Chorol

The unique toilets of Ladakh are important for water conservation as well as developing manure for healthy crops. By Lobzang Chorol Dry toilets may seem like an anachronism but in climate-challenged terrains like Ladakh, the traditional practice of refuse management is helping offset the ecological cost of a booming tourist economy...

Goal of universal peace

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Brahmakumar Nikunj ji

We have the right to appreciate and evaluate but not the right to ridicule, hate or destroy, for every individual and every nation has the right to choose and judge for themselves, says Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj ji Today each one of us is seeking peace, aren’t we? The prime reason for...

Tehran combats stigma

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | AP

A cafe in Iran has employed individuals with autism and Down’s Syndrome to show how capable they can be Melika Aghaei’s fingers move slowly across the keys of the digital piano as she softly sings a children’s song to the delight of the cafe’s customers, while Mehdi Khakian takes orders for...

‘God is one,’ says Akshay

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Team Viva

Former bureaucrat Vijay Singal’s book, Bhagavad Gita - Saying it the Simple Way, was unveiled by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar In these frenetic times, one can easily get swayed by the goings on in society, and find that time has flown by, leaving one rather dishevelled and deteriorated, perhaps not so...

‘I love Mohandas over the Mahatma’

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | Rinku Ghosh

Before we meet Kamal Haasan, we are told to keep to his latest film Vishwaroopam II and not delve too much into his role in politics. But when we meet him finally, he voluntarily shares his vision and goals, some of which are the core of his party and some...

An unlikely heroine

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | Team Viva

A first-generation American-Indian, Pooja Kumar, who has a three-film contract with actor Kamal Haasan, talks to Team Viva about her fortuitous path to Tamil cinema An American-Indian landing a plum role in a mega-budget Indian film is unheard of but actress Pooja Kumar, the lead actress in Vishwaroopam, Vishwaroopam 2 and...

Steel magnolia

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | Saimi Sattar

Kuchipudi exponent Shallu Jindal is prepared to throw open the doors of the Jindal Arts Institute, which will be a centre for all kinds of performing arts. In conversation with Saimi Sattar she elaborates on why classical arts are important for children, her plans to set up a leadership academy...


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K’taka CM plants paddy saplings in solidarity with agriculturists

12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who is facing wrath from the farmers in the State, in an appealing gesture planted paddy saplings in solidarity on Saturday. He chose Aralukuppe village in Mandya district the heart land of vokkaliga politics sowed paddy saplings in a muddied agriculture field amidst a large gathering...

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NMDC Bacheli Complex bags FIMI’s ‘Tata Steel Mining Sustainability Award’

15 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

NMDC’s Bailadila Iron Ore Mine, Bacheli Complex has been awarded ‘Tata Steel Mining Sustainability Award’ for the year 2017-18 by Federation of Mineral Industries (FIMI) for outstanding work in sustainability, a company press release informed on Tuesday. For the first time, FIMI has introduced Sustainability Award for mining industries of India...

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