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Surreal, yet so earthy


A bird fell in love with a kite, and thought the kite was a bird. A love story so innocent yet mesmerising — that’s the power and style of Gulzar’s words.

Yuvi bats for cause


Cricket player Yuvraj Singh has been an inspiration for many aspiring young cricketers. However, now he has taken up another challenge — to create awareness about cancer, a disease he himself battled to return successfully to international cricket.

Ode to desire

Farooq Sheikh, Kanwaljit Bakshi, Shabana Azmi, Minu Bakshi, Javed Akhtar and Muzaffar Ali at the book launchb

It was a star-studded launch of Urdu poetry book Tishnagi — The Thirst by Minu Bakshi at Hotel Pullman, Gurgaon, recently. Actress and social activist Shabana Azmi released the book along with Javed Akhtar, Farooq Sheikh and Muzaffar Ali in the presence of the city’s créme de la créme.

Sugar Sammy’s date with Delhi


Stand-up comedy is growing in India and will soon be at par with other forms of art like music, says popular Indo-Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy.

‘B’wood has no roles for us’


Yesteryear actress Hema Malini believes that making films is much harder than it used to be. Looking elegant as always in a green and off-white sari, the actress said that the high budgets and complicated process of releasing a film scare her.

Why Michelle O is a trend-setter


Fashion has a new inspiration. And it’s not a supermodel or filmstar but US First Lady Michelle Obama, who was recently named the most stylish woman in the world by Sunday Times Style magazine. Michelle was commended for using fashion as a “force for good”, and she stylishly beat Queen Elizabeth and Victoria Beckham to win the top honour.

Daring women bikers burn rubber

Actress Neetu Chandra at the rally

Women were on a roll as they rode away on bikes at the first ever All Women Bike Rally “Dilli Meri Hai”. While women rode the best of bikes including Royal Enfield, Harley Davidson, Avenger men accompanied them as pillions. More than 250 women participated in the rally organised by Navbharat Times and Radio Mirchi in association with DLF Place Saket. The rally aimed at reclaiming the city for its women.

Painting a new world of justice

A woman makes her way through a desert wearing an oxygen mask by Giriraj Singh

She stands in a coffin with her eyes closed, yet you can hear her screaming in pain as she points out to the tools that had been used to mercilessly tear apart her stomach. This sculpture by Somesh Singh at the on-going exhibition “Say No to Violence” is an attempt to give voice to the agonised body of the woman.

Game of royals gets a filmy twist


The Seven Islands Pataudi Polo Cup had a lot of thrilling action, style, glamour and royalty as Sharmila Tagore and her daughters Soha and Saba Ali Khan attended the match and announced the launch of

LA DJ falls for bhangra


After rocking the crowds at Hollywood hotspots, LA-based Moses Truzman, also known as Audiomoe, rocked city music lovers with his high energy at Lap, Chanakyapuri on Friday evening. However, DJ Audiomoe believes there is nothing like fast and fun beats of bhangra music.

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