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High Court green signal for commercial complex at Malleswaram market

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Friday gave the green signal to the BBMP to go ahead with the construction of a seven-storeyed commercial complex at the historic Malleswaram market. The court

The dark side of success

Believe this. Success leads to arrogance. There’s an alarming switchover of personality, miscalculated inaccessibility, and the belief that the world revolves around his/her axis.

Krishna yet to flow to Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Andhra Pradesh has delayed water release from Kandaleru yet again. First, it promised to release water early June and subsequently delayed it by a fortnight. The date has now been changed to

Plea wants Srini probed; CSK, RR Axed

Mumbai: The troubles of N. Srinivasan are not over yet. A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court by the Cricket Association of Bihar seeking the termination of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan

There’s good, bad and ugly

Let’s talk attitude. Because showtown personalities can be exasperatingly bipolar — either arrogant or companionable. And I’m talking not from personal experience, but from stories gathered from the behind-the-scenes workforce, without whom filmmaking would be impossible.

The anatomy of the restless

Just 25 years old, and gone. The suicide of Nafisa Jiah Khan, who was perfect material for Bollywood movies, cannot be sourced to career disappointments, complexities accompanying a disturbed childhood, fractured relationships or, more generically, the quest for love and acceptance.

Girl power rocks

More the cheerier. For sure, the show world needs more heroines — just a fistful dominate, and are everywhere, be it in A-grade projects, endorsements, television and thus, the collective imagination of the nation. Needless to carp, the window has to be opened wider to allow a gust of fresh air.

The talented Mr Ghosh

He was distraught. Circa 2005, a Mumbai-based film production company, out of sheer oversight, hadn’t entered his film for consideration at the National Awards. “Imagine that!” were the two words of complaint he raised, and went silent on the inexcusable error.

Why moviegoing is no longer fun

Call me old-fashioned, but going to the movies isn’t the unalloyed joy it used to be. And that’s not only because the movies have regressed into banal themes, or because the market forces behave like angry pressure cookers nowadays. So, for this Sunday I’ll just point out a few perils of moviegoing today, starting of course with those...

Jolie holds out

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie is one courageous woman. To first undergo a twin mastectomy and then go public with the news requires oodles of confidence.

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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.