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B’wood not bowled out by IPL fever


The IPL fever is raging, but filmmakers don’t seem to be at the suffering end.

Quirky is cool in haute summer


Fashion designers love to be hatke about everything when it comes to their collections. And that’s why the collections this summer boast of a bouquet of quirky names — like Raat Ki Rani by Nikasha Tawadey, Ishq-e-Dilli by Anupama Dayal, Rajputana Bikers by Samant Chauhan, Pitari by Niki Mahajan, Sadak Chhap by Nida Mahmood and many more. The summer collection with soothing colours and cool fabric come with some of the coolest names attached to them.

Controversies play the villain


An anti-tobacco organisation is demanding that Saif, who is seen smoking a cigar in the posters and promos of Go Goa Gone, should be punished for violating the country’s anti-smoking laws under provisions of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COPTA), 2003.

Shades of womanhood


The protests for women’s safety are finding new expressions.

Shades of womanhood


The protests for women’s safety are finding new expressions. An Indian artist, born and brought up in Bahrain, is trying to spread the message of women’s empowerment through her first solo show in the city.

Small town girls make it big

Navneet Kaur Dhillon from Patiala, Sobhita Dhulipala

When Navneet Kaur Dhillon, Sobhita Dhulipala and Zoya Afroz stood tall posing for the cameras, one thing bound them together — the girls who battled it out to the top three positions at the Pond’s Fem

It’s a wonderful dramatic life!


Come June and Aamir Raza Hussain's house will change into a theatre workshop for four months. Their drawing room, full of antique items, some of them centuries old, will all be packed away to make room for rehearsals.

Tracing Sita’s footsteps


At the age of 11, Samhita Arni’s first book The Mahabharata — A Child’s View was already being translated and published in many languages. Her second book, a graphic novel, Sita’s Ramayana, offered a fresh mythological tale from Sita’s perspective. Now Arni is back with The Missing Queen, in which a journalist is on a quest to find the missing Sita.

Pretty Preity on cloud nine


Preity Zinta is on a roller coaster ride these days. Her IPL team is doing better than the previous seasons and Ishkq In Paris, her first film as a producer and writer, will be releasing soon.

‘My father’s story will inspire many’


Jeev Milkha Singh, the ace golfer, is confident that the upcoming film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag will be a superhit. The film, based on the life of his father, Milkha Singh, will change many lives, he says. “It is a very inspiring story and Farhan Akhtar has done justice to the character. Within two years he has built up a body just like my father’s at that time,” says an excited Jeev, who admits to being a Bollywood fan.

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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.