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Vinod Rathod takes to Rabindrasangeet

Vinod Rathod

That music lies in his genes and runs in the family is everybody’s knowledge. And vocalist Vinod Rathod did prove his mettle in music right from the nascent stage of his career. But what is this Deewana, Baazigar, Chal Mere Bhai, Mission Kashmir, Munnabhai M.B.B.S., Lage Raho Munna Bhai singer doing these days?

All performing arts to come under one roof

Theatre is a composite art and based on this premise, the Kolkata-based reputed theatre troupe Sudrak pledges to forge links between the key performing arts under one roof.

Nightingale of India gets her songs on CD


Weavers, weaving solemn and still,
What do you weave in the moonlight chill?...
White as a feather and white as a cloud,
We weave a dead man’s funeral shroud.

— Sarojini Naidu

Mumbai’s own Margherita

She might look a little out of place, operating as she is, in a man’s lair, but Mumbai based mixologist Ami Shroff can certainly turn more than a few heads with her pizzazz at work.

Bosco-Caesar’s bond for life

Choreographer duo Bosco and Caesar

Dance master Caesar Gonsalves of the famous Bosco-Caesar choreographer duo prefers to maintain a low profile in the glitzy world of showbiz. A passionate dancer, his zeal for work comes through in every word he says. “Dance has entered my soul and is my second entity. Nothing lends my heart more joy and pleasure than shaking a leg,” he says.

‘I have miles to go’


He was once dismissed as the “serial kisser” of Bollywood, but after a slew of back-to-back box office successes, Emraan Hashmi is having the last laugh. He struck gold with The Dirty Picture last year and followed it up with a completely different role in Shanghai, which was also liked by the masses. His latest release Raaz 3 has got an impressive opening putting an end to all post-release jitters.

Bips takes a shine to shades of grey


With actress Bipasha Basu’s frequent temple visits, one wonders if she has suddenly turned pious or does she desperately need a divine blessing to get that elusive superhit in her kitty. We can just wait and watch if her prayers turn the fortunes in her favour at the BO.

Esha’s tryst with sequels


Actor Esha Gupta is doing what Sunny Leone did recently with Jism 2. And what’s that? Well, slipping into a film which had dusky Bollywood bombshell Bipashsa Basu in its prequel. Except for the fact that the former will be sharing a couple of scenes with the leading lady Basu who has essayed a dark, eerie and evil role in the upcoming slick 3-D horror flick Raaz 3, awaiting a release on September 7.

Reputed photo school to open branch in city of joy y

Have a thing for freezing frames with the camera? Then take a flight to the Udaan School of Photography which promises to offer wings to an army of aspiring shutterbugs this season. No, you don’t have to leave your city to go on a clicking mode.

Raima’s back in the reckoning


Actress Raima Sen is in a happy space now. Having portrayed some powerful roles on screen, she says that she is happy with the balance she is achieved between Bollywood and Tollywood.

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