Known for bringing contemporary jazz and western forms of dance to India, Shiamak Davar is a dance legend that most dancers look up to. Will Dance’, The Shiamak Dance Movement is the largest in the world and has reached out to over a million dance enthusiasts across India, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.
Shaad Ali’s ‘Soorma’, based on the life of former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh, is an incredible saga of a man who battled paralysis and made a comeback to the national side. This inspirational story slackens now and then, but the premise and its treatment, make it eminently watchable.
In recent times, thanks to social media and our fast-paced lifestyles, mental health conditions have worsened at an alarming rate. In fact, depression is the leading cause of ill health worldwide. According to the latest estimates from WHO, more than 300 million people are now living with depression. WHO says that India itself is home to an estimated 57 million people (18% of the global estimate) affected by depression.
There are numerous benefits of switching to natural and organic skincare routine, not just on your skin but also on the environment. Chemical skin care products may make our lives easy but we forget that regular use of chemicals may have adverse affect on our skin and can cause severe illnesses. This is where organic skincare products play an important role and make a difference.
With hits like Saudagar, 1942: A Love Story, Khamoshi, Dil Se.., and Mann, it is not surprising to know that Manisha Koirala was one of the highest paid actresses of the 90s, in Bollywood. Coming from a political family (her father is a politician and a former minister of environment and her grandfather was was the Prime Minister of Nepal during the late 1950s to the early 1960s), Manisha aspired to become a doctor before trying her hand at modelling.
On the fourth International Yoga Day 2018, here are a few interesting questions to create self-awareness about this globally accepted form of physical, mental and spiritual practice.
While on his journey to fatherhood, Vickram Agarwal found a serious absence of avenues where he could turn to for help, advice and support. This lead him to join forces with his old friend, Meshach Thomas, to create an online platform, called ‘Daddy’s Digest‘. Daddy’s Digest has everything from opinion pieces to expert advice to even comics.
Four hip and happening girls and Bollywood’s favourite canvas – a big fat Indian wedding – you wonder what could go wrong! But so much effort goes into making them appear “cool”, that I doubt if the director was left with the time and space to put any thought into the actual plot. When Kalindi Puri (Kareena) decides to tie the knot, her BFFs come together to attend a typical extravagant Delhi wedding.
Essentially endearing though it is, ‘102 not out’ needs the stellar performances of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor to ride all the way into our hearts. Umesh Shukla’s film lacks the fine balance that would have made it compelling throughout, but the story of an unusual relationship between a 75-year-old son and his 102-year-old father is by itself an interesting premise – enough to keep one invested. The son (Rishi) has embraced old age and is happy to be living the predictable-albeit-drab life of a senior citizen.
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were coming together for the first time after their much-publicized and bitter break-up. Riding on a peppy soundtrack and a much-loved pair, the movie clocked Rs 175 crore in India and was declared a blockbuster. The slide began with ‘Besharam’, directed by Abhinav Kashyap, which released in October 2013 but fizzled out after a breezy start.
Amir, played admirably by Ishaan Khatter, is on the run after a drug bust and seeks shelter at his sister’s place. Things get complicated when his sister Tara (Malavika Mohanan) is arrested for assault after she tries to avert a rape attempt against her. Chased by the police and his former criminal associates, Amir tries everything in his capacity to procure bail for his sister.
Balancing between pop and alternative-rock influences, combined with their anthemic lyrics, American band OneRepublic have become a regular hit, not just on the charts but also with the masses since their debut with ‘Apologize’ in 2007. The band comprises of lyricist and lead vocalist Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Eddie Fisher, Drew Brown and Zach Filkins. Currently on their big Asia tour, OneRepublic is set to hit the stage in India for the very first time. According to Indian Express, they also intend to experience a glimpse of Mumbai with itinerary including a visit to Elephanta Caves, Gateway Of India, Victoria Terminus, Kala Ghoda and Haji Ali among tourist spots in South Mumbai. A meeting with the dabbawalas is also planned and the band will also be given a ride in an auto-rickshaw and a bus. Their meals are also customised with dishes like dal makhani, dum aloo, mutton/chicken biryani, gobi paratha, rajma chawal, butter chicken, palak paneer, chola bhatura and mutton rogan josh, apart from idli sambhar, masala dosa, poha and tomato upma, as well as sweet delights like gulab jamun, rasgulla, kheer, shrikand and jalebi.
Bollywood's future is highly educated. Swipe on to know how many degrees the future Khans and Kapoors of the Industry have under their belt already.
You might have seen them creeping around our beautiful heroines, but that is limited to the screen. The villains of Bollywood are, in fact, blessed with wives that can double as heroines and share the screen space with them any day – that is how gorgeous they are. They’d make you spare a double look, but we suggest you don’t unless you want to end up surrounded by the mister and his gang armed with hockey sticks if not guns.
From the fashion industry to Bollywood to running a successful business to becoming a mother – the gorgeous Lara Dutta, who turned 40 on April 16, 2018, seems to have done it all.
If anything, their stature and Box Office power have only increased with time. In this day and age of blatant self-promotion, one rarely sees Ajay strutting his stuff and tom-toming his feats to the media.
Not only is he the most followed DJ in India, DJ SHAAN was the first Indian artist to play at Tomorrowland in 2014, one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in the world that is held in Belgium. That same year, he was also the first Indian to play The Box @ Ministry of Sound, London The Saturday Sessions. The 22-year-old started his DJ/producer career at the age of 15 and debuted at Asias premier music festival, Sunburn Goa, in 2010. Since then, SHAAN has performed alongside the biggest names in the industry, including Avicii, Afrojack, David Guetta, Hardwell, Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Axwell and Kaskade, to name a few.
Raj Kumar Gupta brings us an interesting story, but it is just not gripping enough. If I were to compare this story to a similar one in recent times, I think Neeraj Pandey’s ‘Special 26’ (2013) comes close. While the raid in ‘Special 26’ was a fake one, the intrigue and build-up was something that kept the audience invested.
On his 53rd birthday, here are some professional qualities and traits that make Aamir Khan the unique Bollywood phenomenon that he is. Action movies were ruling the roost in the 1980s, but QSQT bucked the trend and ushered in an era of love stories/family dramas driven by blockbuster soundtracks. The movie catapulted Aamir to stardom and offers streamed in. Due to poor selection of roles, his next few films – ‘Love Love Love’, ‘Tum Mere Ho’, ‘Awwal Number’, ‘Jawani Zindabad’ and ‘Afsana Pyaar Ka’ – tanked badly with Inder Kumar’s ‘Dil’ being his his only hit movie between 1989-1991.