All of us wanted the win of the 1983 Cricket World Cup to be replicated because we were too young to have any actual recollection of the real match. A 10-year-old Sachin too had the same dream. As we retraced Sachin Tendulkar’s steps, we were almost reintroduced to our childhood – Doordarshan was the only channel we could watch on our black-and-white television sets, people would crowd around the few television sets available in the neighbourhood to watch matches and the epic India-Pakistan matches that were like war.
The trailer of Salman Khan’s ‘Tubelight’ was released on May 25, 2017. This is the 3rd collaboration between Salman-Kabir duo which has whipped out blockbusters like ‘Ek The Tiger’ (2012) and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ (2015) in the past.
Dad was transferred to Jammu and Kashmir in the early nineties, those were the times when the turbulence had just begun to catch momentum and called for much national attention. Dad was deputed to an Army basement in Poonch, mom and I stayed in Jammu amidst several other families, the occupying the quarters above, below and next to ours. The children would idle the entire day straying about the valley dotted with flower plants, lined with trees of apple and plums, heavy with nature’s bounty that belonged to no one, and so, belonged to everyone. At that age, ignorant of caste, religion, regionalism, or any other demarcation that divided one from another, befriending strangers seemed unrealistically easy.
Move over unicorn shakes and mermaid toasts, make way for ice cream rolls. The East Asian technique of having ice cream is gaining popularity across the world for all the right reasons. Stir fried ice cream or ice cream rolls are rolls of thin sheets of ice cream that are loaded with toppings of all kinds! Milk is poured on an iced steel plate that is cooled to almost -35°C and then loaded with flavours and toppings.
For someone who found history books boring, movies are one of the best ways to learn about the epic past. They may be dramatised and fictionalised to certain extent, but what what you get in return is a bit of a background of the topic, entertainment and grandeur. Hollywood and even Bollywood movies leave no stone unturned when it comes to an epic experience on-screen, thanks to their massive budgets and great star casts.
Karan Johar is man of myriad manifestations. He is an uber successful producer, an ace director, a popular chat show host, a reality TV show judge, and an ingenious costume designer. As he turns 45, take a look at 45 fascinating facts about this multi-talented showbiz titan.
Sitting high on UB City’s terrace, Shiro’s location is perfect for those looking to have a quiet dinner. As I step into the restaurant and look up to the high ceiling and wooden furniture, I am reminded of Japanese castles. This blend of Thai culture with Japanese architecture is a subtle reminder of the pan-Asian cuisine that Shiro caters to.
Karan Johar, the director: Being the son of a producer, Karan was obsessed with Bollywood right from childhood but was too embarrassed to admit in front of his ‘Malabar Hill’ friends as they used to look down upon Bollywood. During childhood and teenage, Yash Chopra, a family friend, was his favourite director.
With colleges churning out engineers dime a dozen, and multinational IT companies laying off large number of its employees, traditional courses like Engineering are losing their sheen. This makes it a good time to look at alternate and interesting courses that Indian universities are offering, and, surprisingly, there are quite a few. Cartography: If maps and places interest you, and you have a head for directions and measurements, then this is an option to look at.
Gemstones, birthstones and crystals are not just rocks but a form of energy that can make you feel more positive in life. These beautiful gemstones have special calming healing powers and are perfect good luck charms to carry with yourself in the form of jewellery.
“No country for women” – I kept hearing from people. You have heard it too, haven’t you? Lies, all lies. All countries of all continents are for us to inhabit, to nurture and to help them prosper.
Whenever Bollywood filmmakers run short on creativity and ideas they turn to books for ‘inspiration’. It’s a well-known fact that many recent Bollywood films have been based on Chetan Bhagat’s novels. However, there are many other popular films, made post-2000, that were actually adapted from books. We review a list of such films:
There is something about celebrity siblings that captures our attention, no wonder their childhood photos go viral on the social media. Bollywood divas have been posting cute throwback photos lately on Instagram, professing their sibling love. Sonam Kapoor and her younger sister Rhea have been in news lately after the successfull launch of their brand Rheson — a line of affordable luxury clothes.
The buzz around Baahubali seems not to end anytime sooner – and why should it? It’s the first regional movie in forever to have attracted praise and admiration from cinema goers of north, south, east and west alike. With its mind blowing cinematography and use of technology, Baahubali’s story has found fans in countries of the far west also.
These actresses are your ideal daughter-in-law, sister-in-law or wife – Oh, the ever so sacrificing woman of India, the manifestation of familial virtues that would submit to every brutality presented to her by life to uphold the dignity of marriage and relationship.
Child sexual abuse is rampant in the country, with studies revealing 85 percent of the abusers to be known to the victim and family, and only 25 percent victims reporting abuse. An official study conducted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development revealed that more than 53 percent of children in India are subjected to sexual abuse. A major reason for this is that the subject of sexual abuse is still considered a taboo in the country, and there is a lack of awareness, or unwillingness to discuss it with children. Hence, as parents and caregivers of children, we must ensure that we keep our children aware about the possibilities of abuse and teach them to be body safe. This makes it even more important to inform children about CSA and what constitutes good and bad touch.
The first song from the much-awaited film ‘Tubelight’ is out. Called, ‘Radio’ the song has Salman Khan dancing (read: moving) in his classic style and getting the entire town to dance to his tunes. The visuals look heavily borrowed from the ‘Selfie’ song of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. Khan’s songs are like beer, no one likes it the first time.
‘Tubelight’ becomes the first Bollywood film to have a Twitter character emoji! From the time ’Tubelight’s’ promotional activities began, social media has been constantly abuzz with fans showering their love and praises galore for the film. Adding another milestone to its kitty, ‘Tubelight’ has now become the first Bollywood film to have a special character emoji in his name.