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Norah’s musical date with fans


American singer Norah Jones fans were in for a treat as she played for the first time in the city on Tuesday night at Siri Fort Auditorium. Renowned singer-songwriter M. Ward opened the show and played for about an hour before Norah entered the stage amidst cheers and applauds.

Staging an act of imagination


“Imagine with your body. Use your body to respond, gesture and move according to imaginations in your mind,” says internationally renowned Israeli theatre director and acting trainer, Professor David Zinder, to a class full of National School of Drama final year students in the city. Though not many may have heard about Michael Chekhov acting techniques, Zinder was in city recently to train students in this physical approach to acting.

Unladylike funtasies

Radhika Vaz

While funny things happen around us all the time, it’s a comedian’s job to highlight the madness around us, feels
New York-based comedian and writer Radhika, who is coming to the city with her popular show Unladylike: The Pitfalls of Propriety.

College students on a confession spree


City students are in a confession mood. Students from IIT, DU colleges, Amity University, JUIT and many other academic institutions are coming up with Facebook confession pages, where they are revealing bizarre things that happened to them on or off campus. For many it’s a stress-busting technique, which is gaining popularity with tons of ‘likes’ and leading to a chain of confessions.

Theatre is still Adil’s first love


You can take out Adil Hussain from theatre. But you cannot take theatre out of him. Though the actor has critics going gaga over his performances in films like Life Of Pi, Agent Vinod, English Vinglish and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Adil says that theatre will always remain close to his heart.

Love ties, knots & tangles


When entering the `100 cr club is becoming a benchmark in Bollywood, the director and starcast of I, Me aur Main say that they are not aiming for it. During a film promotion at Le Meridian, Janpath, director Kapil Sharma said, “The film is not made keeping the Rs 100 cr club in mind. We are rather aiming for the audience to be able to relate to it.”

Turns & returns in life

(Left to right) Adil Hussain, Sreemoyee Piu Kundu and Bubbles Sabharwal at the book reading session in the city

‘Can we really ever go back to our roots the same way we left? Can returning home ever really happen?’ In her first book, Faraway Music, author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, takes reader on a quest to find these answers.

Folk tales from Punjab


Hari Singh and Sukhmani Malik from Chandigarh want to be known as serious musicians.

Redefining furniture


As the Indian Design 2013 brought together many renowned designers under one roof at NSIC Exhibition Ground, Okhla architect and designer Pinakin Patel says that Delhi is bustling with opportunities f

Hall of femme


In 1996, when Canadian-American novelist Shauna Singh Baldwin wanted to get her first collection of short stories, English Lessons and Other Stories, printed, the publishers told her that no one in India wanted to read about women. Now, with her sixth book, The Selector Of Souls out, the author says both the Indian readers and women, have come a long way.

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