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Professionals love playing hard


Their days might be crammed with deadlines and schedules, targets and goals, but their hearts beat for the fun and spirit of a good game.

Deadlines get tough for PG dwellers


Following the Munirka gangrape case and a growing security fear among city women, the hostelites and PG dwellers are finding themselves facing stricter rules now. From early deadlines, more security guards to application slips for night-outs, a lot many measures are being taken that are also drawing flak from students.

Men at work for women’s rights

Artist Manil Gupta with brother Rohit

At the forefront of demand for safety and justice for women are several men. Amidst the wave of protests all across the country there have been some city-based male artists, painters, sculptors and writers who have been holding the baton for women’s empowerment for a while now.

Stripes calendar to save the big cat


Artistic impressions of tigers created by 16 renowned artists — in an effort to keep our tigers roaring — became a part of a special-themed calendar on the big cat. The calendar ‘Save our Tigers’ 2013 was launched at ‘Strokes for Stripes’ recently at The Oberoi.

Free Souls love bike adventures


“An adventure’s safety does not depend on the brand of the bike but instead lies in the spirit of the biker.” This idea got together some bike lovers who formed the Free Souls Riders bike group in November 2011. The group is now gearing up to participate in the Goa Bike Week next month.

‘Ram Kapoor is TV version of Katrina’


Survival is success, says Ekta Kapoor in the “Out-of-the-Box” conversation with Dilip Cherian at The Lalit hotel. Organised by Young Federation of India Chamber of Commerce and Industries Ladies Organisation (YFLO), the session highlighted the role of Ekta Kapoor as a youth icon.

Fantastic play of revelations


Based on the deaths of Shakespeare’s Othello, his wife Desdemona and his confidant Iago the play, Yamadhoothu — After the Death of Othello, was a fantasy ride with mesmerising music, perfect acting, complicated relationships, close proximity of life and death and some goosebump giving hollow cries and revelations. Staged in the city for the first time, the play was a part of the ongoing “Bharat Rang Mahotsav” at Little Theatre Group Auditorium.

Thigh high slits set temperatures soaring


Pretty women are putting their best “leg” forward. Following Angelina Jolie’s famous leg act, it seems the thigh high slit trend is gaining popularity not just in the West but in Bollywood as well. International designers have taken this fashion statement to another level with double thigh high slits during the SS 2013 runways recently.

Throwback to the days of the Raj


Fifteen kms from Bhopal, there is a village called Misrod. The village got its name from a British woman called Miss Rod, who in 1890 committed suicide in the dak bungalow since she could not marry the man she so loved.

Teenage writers script success stories


In the world of publishing, teenagers have come of age. The number of teen writers telling their own stories is a testimony of it. Many 15- to 16-year-olds are turning writers and not just penning down their stories but these stories are also seeing the light of the day as publishing houses are readily opening their doors for the new talent.

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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.