Downfall’s Hitler role haunted Bruno Ganz for years

Bruno Ganz, a man who immortalized Adolf Hitler after he played the German dictator in Downfall has passed away. Popular legend has it that the actor for many days at a stretch lived with the fear of sitting across the table with the Fuhrer, only to be quizzed about his daring act. Speaking to a media vertical back then he had said, “ Had to … Continue reading Downfall’s Hitler role haunted Bruno Ganz for years

Battle of Saragarhi: Now a storyline for a Bollywood flick

Literature and cinema is replete with stories like 300, Charge of the Light Brigade, LoC Kargil, Border – that talks of the Battle of Longewala, 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 and then the latest being Kesari. Both 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 and Kesari celebrate the valour of 21 blue blooded men who take on the collective might of 10,000 tribesmen for a span of six hours. … Continue reading Battle of Saragarhi: Now a storyline for a Bollywood flick

Murad aka Ranveer Singh’s Khalibali in the Dharavi Gully strikes a chord

Gully Boy was waiting to happen. It was an idea whose time in India had come. And why not? For long aspiring rappers who rose from the gullies lacked a voice. The Zoya Akhtar film that is now a proud member of the 100 crore club has finally been able to fill that need gap. Murad Ahmed is any other ambitious youngster who would want … Continue reading Murad aka Ranveer Singh’s Khalibali in the Dharavi Gully strikes a chord

Books in the Art Forms: Where books marry art in its purest form

Lucknow’s art enthusiasts in for a bookish treat Lucknow is a city that is rapidly growing. From the land of tehzeeb, tameez and qayeda where Arts and Culture have had a long glorious history, there has been a sudden shift in the arts scene.  What started off at Arts College where youngsters once trained to create artworks now the new crop of artists is also … Continue reading Books in the Art Forms: Where books marry art in its purest form

Global standup sensation Jayvijay Sachan made spreading smiles his mission

I have often felt jealous of Jayvijay Sachan for his stardom, his travails across the boundaries of this great nation and for even making friends across social hierarchies. But the fact that keeps me grounded is his dedication and rise from humble origins. An MA in Political Science from Bundelkhand and Masters in Journalism from Amity University, he is son to Randhir Sachan and Sangeeta … Continue reading Global standup sensation Jayvijay Sachan made spreading smiles his mission

A Walk Down Memory Lane

A recently concluded conference of the All India Advocate’s Council was host to a unique display of trivia, celebrating the life and works of Acharya Nandlal Bose, whose artwork brings to life the ethos of the Indian Constitution. Such a sight on Amity University campus gave students, faculty and staff a chance to cherish a historic creation that makes India proud. Arts students on campus … Continue reading A Walk Down Memory Lane

Nursing a broken heart with a hot cuppa at Bewafah Chai wala

Drive past the road outside Fun Republic Mall and move towards Metro City, you will find a number of small food stalls, carts and vendors serving different food cuisines. Some six tea vendors out here serve you hot piping tea. But one tea hangout catches your eye. It’s Bewafah Chai wala. It is a tea corner that serves couples madly in love, with tea at … Continue reading Nursing a broken heart with a hot cuppa at Bewafah Chai wala

कभी सचिन की वाह वाही किए बिना ही गुरु रमाकांत आचरेकर ने उन्हे बना दिया क्रिकेट का भगवान

एक अच्छे बल्लेबाज़ होने के साथ साथ सचिन रमेश तेंदुलकर को कई उपाधियों से नवाज़ा जा चुका है. उन्हे मास्टर ब्लास्टर और लिट्ल मास्टर जैसे नामों से अक्सर पुकारा जाता है. पर उन्हें भी एक बात का मलाल ज़िंदगी भर रहेगा. उन्हे देश विदेश में ख्याति प्राप्त हुई और प्यार मिला पर उनके गुरु द्रोण रमाकांत आचरेकर ने उन्हें कभी भी बहुत खूब नही कहा … Continue reading कभी सचिन की वाह वाही किए बिना ही गुरु रमाकांत आचरेकर ने उन्हे बना दिया क्रिकेट का भगवान

Khoda Pahad Nikli Chuhiya says Congress on PM Modi interview

Lambasting the BJP in the strictest of terms after PM Modi gave a long interview to news agency ANI, Congress spokesperson, Randeep Surjewala said the PM was all about I, me, mine and myself. Referring to the interview that claimed to set the tone for 2019 elections, he said it was “khoda pahad, nikli chuhiya ” terming it a monologue of Modi. Speaking minutes after … Continue reading Khoda Pahad Nikli Chuhiya says Congress on PM Modi interview

PM Modi trains guns at Congress, sets tone for 2019 clash

In a 95 minute interview to the news agency ANI, the PM Narendra Modi spoke at length about his tenure and what he feels will set the tone for the next general elections in 2019. In his first interview on the first day of the new year, he said, the elections that are due in the next 100 days will see a direct faceoff between … Continue reading PM Modi trains guns at Congress, sets tone for 2019 clash

17 Shringars : How Nagas purify self before Royal Bath

Spiritual beautification: Nagas are said to indulge in 17 types of Shringar believed to be more complex than the 16 shringars women indulge in……… To deck oneself up, in terms of a woman is called Shringar, in Hindi. Essentially, a woman has 16 types of Shringar or beautification that they indulge in, however a Naga Sanyasi indulges in 17 different forms of Shringar. Every Naga … Continue reading 17 Shringars : How Nagas purify self before Royal Bath

Months ahead of 2019 polls, Twitter is India’s new political Kurukshetra

As a winner Rahul Gandhi is doing things differently…. Even before heated campaigning starts on ground ahead of general elections, the Twitter-  verse is now witness to a different kind of battle. Two poles of the political spectrum, Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi are playing challengers to beat each other hollow. The Congress President, Rahul Gandhi has outsmarted a tech savvy PM Narendra Modi on … Continue reading Months ahead of 2019 polls, Twitter is India’s new political Kurukshetra