"Film kitni bhi hatke ho, log dekhenge to baith ke hi," says Govinda's fading superstar to an author suffering from writer's block in Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK's Happy Ending. The hero adds for good effect,"don't try to teach people ...Read More


"James Dean was an acting sonnet. Marlon was a planet unto himself. But he needed to explore his gift and fail with it. I always felt success had an adverse effect on him." So said Al Pacino. The man who grew ...Read More


A single powerful thought can change the course of a life. Or many. Who would have imagined that 14,800 cancer patients would receive critical palliative care over 20 years only because in 1992, Kishore Rao, General Manager of Madura Coats, ...Read More

Surjan Singh Jolly-Director F&B, JW Marriott Bengaluru

"I fell in love with my then girlfriend and now wife over a bowl of fish curry she cooked for me. The best I have ever tasted. She is a chef too and favours more modern flavours. And we have ...Read More


I hopped off to Sri Lanka last June for a week of solo travelling and I must say it was an incredible experience! Sri Lanka is a gorgeous island replete with stunning natural beauty, vibrant people and remarkable gastronomic delights ...Read More


  In September last year, I decided to quit my job and take a much needed break from tiring work­life. I joined an Irish NGO instead, as a volunteer, to help out the street children of Kolkata. I made friends with ...Read More


In the opening credits of MS Sathyu's Garm Hava,  you hear Kaifi Azmi's lament, "Taksim hua mulk toh dil ho gaye tukde; Har seene mein toofan, wahan bhi tha yahan bhi Har ghar mein chita jalti thi, lahraate the sholay; har shahar mein shamshan, wahan bhi ...Read More


For this reviewer, the biggest tragedy in Kill Dil was the criminal misuse of actor Murad Ali's talent. The same guy who sparkled in Tigmanshu Dhulia's 2003 hit Haasil with his UP slang and crackling one liners and then never found another role ...Read More


  Along with the records of M S Subbalakshmi,almost  every family had them. Saraswati Devi and her peacock, Mahalakshmi on her lotus, Shiva-unusually moustached – with Parvati, holding their children on laps, Sita and Rama at their coronation, with loyal brothers behind, and an ...Read More

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"The point of theatre is to create a microcosm and connect it with a macrocosm so that a story means something to everyone." Director, actor and theatre doyen Sunil Shanbag is holding forth in the Ranga Shankara  cafe between rehearsals of Stories In ...Read More


Padma Shri awardee, filmmaker, cinematographer and one of the key figures of independent cinema in India, Govind Nihalani has just walked into Bangalore's Ranga Shankara cafe and a young volunteer is asking him if she can get him coffee. He asks, ...Read More

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Forty one years after its theatrical release, Garm Hava, M S Sathyu's seminal work on a country suffering the aftershocks of Partition will grace cinema screens again on November 14.PVR group's limited release arm, Director's Rare, will release the movie ...Read More