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Two states of mind

They both got off the blocks together seven years ago and through their individual journeys and as co-stars, they are frontlining the new star brigade in the Hindi film industry. Yet Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt have shown that they would rather be uneasy than comfortable, challenging their abilities in fresh stories, walking the untrodden path and taking risks...

Gathering of Poets & Poetry Lovers held in Doon

An informal evening attended by poets and poetry lovers of Dehradun was held at Books N More (BNM) to revive the “baithhak” culture of the Doon valley where Sahityik Baithhaks used to be held regularly at various places including Town Hall, Parade Ground and at the residences of many scholars.    The gathering was open to all who wished to...

NSD theatre workshop concludes in Doon

The National School of Drama (NSD) conducted a month-long theatre workshop which concluded at Olympus High School. Supervised by NSD graduate Shrish Dobhal, 35 artists from Uttarakhand and other states participated in this venture focused on the overall development of an artist. Classes were conducted on various aspects of theatre production under the guidance of experts of all the...

Their own persons

Actors Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur tell Saimi Sattar that the canvas painted by the director was a compelling reason for them to sign on Kalank They might not share the same level of camaraderie as Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt or even a history like Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt — the other actors in the new film Kalank, which releases...

Is your home a healthy place to live?

Everyday radiation which is invisible can be hazardous to health and it is becoming imperative to protect ourselves from it, says Ajay Poddar The idea of a smart home is no longer a futuristic fantasy. One can control lights, air conditioning, TV and other household appliances from the comfort of your couch with the flick of the proverbial button. But...

Diamond jubilee of Dalai Lama’s arrival in Mussoorie, his first home in India

It was sixty long years ago when Tibetan spiritual leader DalaiLama, who is unwell these days, arrived in Mussoorie, his first home in India. After spending a year in the tranquil hills of Mussoorie, the Tibetan government in exile moved to Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. Thus, this popular hill station has the great distinction of being the very first...

Films over fame: Janhvi Kapoor

Actress Janhvi Kapoor says her films are more important to her than earning fame as she has experienced fame since her childhood. “Fame is important for every actor and whatever fame I have earned is all because of my family. I have been getting recognised more after my first film so, I am very grateful for love and support...

Vidya open to Sridevi biopic

Actress Vidya Balan says she would be open to the idea of essaying role of Sridevi in her biopic as a tribute to the late star. Asked about her idea behind her selection of roles, Vidya said, ” I was brought up with a feeling that I was the most important pern in my life, and I think that’s...

Don’t think I’m successful: Radhika Apte

Radhika Apte, who became a known face in Bollywood post Sriram Raghavan’s 2014 film “Badlapur”, says she is still writing her success story. The 32-year-old actor made her debut back in 2005 with Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao-starrer “Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!” and over the years she has featured in critically-acclaimed and commercially successful films such as “Parched”,...

Yami Gautam set to promote Zumba

Actress Yami Gautam has collaborated with Zumba expert Gina Grant to promote the fun fitness programme. They are creating some content together, and it will be released soon. Yami said in a statement: “I’m very excited to promote this amazing way to keep fit. Zumba is loved world over and to bring it to India in this big way...