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Burman: Wonders of being an alchemist of dreams

His art is deeply interlaced with mythic elements, romanticism and fantasy content. Dipped in rich colours, it also arrests the avid art gazers all the more.

‘Nurturing young talent, documentaries vital for giving Indian cinema a fillip’

India is a vast reservoir of subjects suitable for making a good many documentaries on.

Working with a legend

One is a genius, another is a gem from his orchestra band of dazzling diamonds.

Sitarist-singer duo set for Alchemy fest


It’s “London dreams” for the Indian performer-duo sitarist Purbayan Chatterjee and singer Shankar Mahadevan. After wooing music lovers across the world with several creative collaborations, reputed singer-composer Mahadevan and sitar ace Chatterjee now promise to present yet another border-breaking jugalbandi at the Alchemy in the Queen’s country.

No more a subdued face, the woman takes charge

Beauty without expression is boring — Ralph Waldo Emerson True, we agree. On the same tangent, a picture is worth a thousand words, as it tells a tale.

SRK gave Saif acting tips

Nothing gets the audience’s interest more than an off-screen couple romancing each other on celluloid.

Comic fantasy weaves magic


We all blindly fawn over the proverbial saying, “The grass is greener on the other side”. I mean who doesn’t? We all pray at some point of time or the other in our lives that wish “this was that” or “that was this” and wait for the one desirable winning streak to turn tables in our favour. We desperately cling onto certain make-believe notions and start spinning a yarn of dreams around it.

Swan Lake: Global desi


There is both a black swan and a white swan, juxtaposed inside us. The dark, grey feathers epitomise the evil side of a human character. While the hoary plumes reflect the goodness of soul. Aren’t we aware that our mind is a constitution profane vices and holy virtues? Hypothetically, weigh them on different pans and just see them hanging in equal balance. This continuous tussle between good and evil is an age-old dilemma, which every man has to cope up with till his last breath.

There’s no stopping Kat


She might be pipped in the race to feature in a Rajini movie by a certain Deepika Padukone but that doesn’t leave this Bollywood siren a tad perturbed as she’s already busy tackling the tiger projects with heavyweight Khans.

Arms and the Man not regular love story: Naseer


Aromantic heart needs a pragmatic potion to cure its delusions about love, war and heroism. Just then walks in a rational head who aids the process of purging the unwanted bubble of high theories and bloated rhetoric with a dose of realistic intervention. The patient here is perky young Bulgarian woman Raina Petkoff, while the reliever is Swiss mercenary soldier Capt. Bluntschli from George Bernard Shaw’s widely-celebrated Arms and the Man.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.