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Hooked on cricket, ladies have a ball


As the Indian Premier League is back with a bang it’s not just men who are betting on their favourite teams.

Ticked off with paparazzi clicks

Actress Ramya recently filed a complaint against two photographers for taking her pictures in a distasteful manner on a film set.

Fun, friendship and laughter


The title line ‘har ek dost kamina hota hai’ is the character of the film Chashme Baddoor, says director David Dhawan.

Think tank chalk out blueprint for change


They are young and determined. They aim to make a difference. But they are not taking to streets to do so. They want to bring in a change but in their own way. They call themselves the first think tank of India. A team of about 20 young volunteers is trying to create a society that seeks the opinion of young people.

Filmmakers plan black band protest


On the day of National Awards ceremony, filmmaker Ashvin Kumar along with many others won’t really be celebrating. They plan to tie a black band on their arms to symbolise the death of independent cinema.

Art goes batty


It’s strokeplay of a different sort as art gets into a sporty mood. Batting for Art — “Khelo Front Foot Pe”, a group exhibition and sale, celebrates art and cricket, with eminent artists moving away from the easel and taking up bats as their canvas.

Medley of musicians


Music has always been Bollywood’s lifeline. As Bollywood songs top our playlists it seems the film directors want to make film albums all the more vibrant and exciting by roping in more than one music director. David, The Attacks of 26/11, and I, Me, Aur Main are some of the recent films that had more than one music director adding to the films’ music albums.

Jiah’s all set for a funky role


After making a much controversial entry in the industry with her film Nishabd, actress Jiah Khan might not have been very active in the film circuit but she claims she will be back with a bang soon, having signed a three-film deal.

Canvas of life painted by women

An  artwork by Seema Kohli

From veteran to budding and established to promising, 51 contemporary female artists from the city are showcasing their works at the on-going exhibition “Vama: Showcasing the Women Artists of Delhi” organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi government’s cultural wing. Many amateur artists are sharing the platform with famous names from the art world like Arpana Caur, Gogi Saroj Pal and Shobha Broota.

Books on the big screen


Adapting books on screen is becoming a popular trend in the film industry.

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