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B-town rediscovers roots


When Deepika Padukone’s bodyguards forcefully stop the train at the picturesque Dudh Sagar in South India, Shah Rukh is spellbound. And so is the audience at the scenic beauty of Dhudh Sagar.

Revisiting the Urdu heritage


The ghazals of Begum Akhtar echoed in the bustling lanes of Old Delhi, Ghalib revisited his old haunts, mushairas had listeners hooked for hours, chaar bait (a traditional style of s

Wedding industry calls for copyright protection


The big fat Indian wedding is only getting fatter. Estimated to be a staggering `1,42,596 crore industry, it is growing at a rate of around 25 per cent a year.

UK Idol on a desi trip


She has won UK’s Indian Idol and Saregama UK, participated in Indian Idol 4, trained in acting by Anupam Kher and featured on Lift Karade show with Salman Khan and Karan Johar. In short, Harshi Madhaparia (famous as Harshi Mad) is all set for her Bollywood stint.

‘This is an exciting time for actors’


Sonali Bendre is in a happy space. The actress, who was last seen in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again, says she is amazed at the way Indian cinema is changing. “And it’s a change for the good.

‘Every film is a mistake’


He is known for his larger-than-life cinema. He has given us some of the most unforgettable films of recent times.

Cooking up a love story


After winning applause at film festivals overseas, including Cannes Film Festival, Dabba (The Lunchbox) is all set to release in India this Friday.

Youngsters’ street act


On a quiet Sunday evening a playground in South Delhi suddenly comes alive with the sound of drumbeats. A few youngsters, taking the passers-by by surprise, have gathered in green costumes.

Youngsters hit profit street


Nayantara Sood is all excited about the launch of her latest fashion line.

‘Like Sushmita, many have to pay with their lives’


She lived for her beliefs, and died for them. Sushmita Banerjee, who had been working for women’s upliftment in Afghanistan, met a tragic end on Thursday when she was shot by suspected Taliban militants. Her brother Gopal Banerjee remembers, “She had no fear, she was a daredevil.”

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