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‘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...

Caesar vs Batman: A creator’s tale

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | Team Viva

Director Matt Reeves is all set to direct DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. film The Batman. It is the emotionality of the apes’ films that has given him a chance to do very engaging, immersive and a perspective-driven Batman story, he tells Team Viva The director of the last instalment of...

A story of persistence

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | IANS

Mamta, Birju Maharaj’s third daughter, went against the family norm and learnt Kathak Women in the family of Kathak legend Birju Maharaj did learn the dance form and performed within the household but never took it up professionally. But his third daughter Mamta’s persistence saw the guru relenting and the unsaid...

Live the reel life

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Saimi Sattar

The ensemble cast of Satyamev Jayate, John Abraham, Manoj Bajpai, Aisha Sharma and producer Bhushan Kumar, have taken up the cudgels against corruption, saysSaimi Sattar I have never bribed and I will never bribe. I wanted a particular registration number for my new bike. The man told me that it would...

Wedded to dance

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Asmita Sarkar

Famed Kuchipudi dancer Raja Reddy talks about the gurukul system and the tradition of dance with Asmita Sarkar Youngsters may like Bollywood music but it lacks anandam or pure joy of the soul,” says Raja Reddy, the veteran and celebrated Kuchipudi dancer. Which is why he, along with wife Radha Reddy,...

Beauty and the beast

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Kushan Mitra

Velar is much more expensive, partially since it is an import while the F-Pace is currently assembled here It appears that at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), Ian Callum, Jaguar’s design honcho and Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s design chief had a little competition to see who could design the most attractive Sports...

Trend Blazer

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Pioneer

Karan’s crowning glory with Takht Filmmaker Karan Johar is returning to direction with a historical on royal intrigue starring Ranveer Singh, who has acted in films like Bajirao Mastani and Padmavat, Kareena Kapoor Rs n, Alia Bhatt and Anil Kapoor. Titled Takht, the film also features Bhumi Pednekar, Vicky Kaushal...


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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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Vajpayee’s death: Schools to remain shut today

17 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

All private and Government schools will remain closed today as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee passed away after prolonged illness at AIIMS in Delhi on Thursday...

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