Late Padma Shri Ranveer Singh Bisht’s Midas touch continues to inspire

The good thing about thinkers, scholars, artists and the creative lot is that they entertain, inform, inspire and bring a certain thought to the table but often live in their own peaceful space, without the glare of the media. For Padmashri Ranveer Singh Bisht there was nothing different when it came to his association with creative arts. As art enthusiasts have been recalling his contributions … Continue reading Late Padma Shri Ranveer Singh Bisht’s Midas touch continues to inspire

Will Brahmins continue to hold sway in Lucknow Cantonment?

In a direct fight between the two key players in Indian politics, the Indian National Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party are taking on each other in the fight for Lucknow Cantonment. Cantonment constituency comprising of the Dilkusha Garden, Charbagh, NRI Colony and narrow lanes of Old City are seeing a top BJP face and two political greenhorns try their luck. With the election of … Continue reading Will Brahmins continue to hold sway in Lucknow Cantonment?

Bollywood’s John Rambo who Pakistani girls considered only male hero in India

Born as Ajay Singh Deol on 19 October 1956, Sunny Deol has always been known for his larger than life macho persona that he has very accurately portrayed on screen. Taking to celluloid, Dharmendra like many others launched his son in Bollywood in the early 80s. Garam Dharam’s son Sunny entered the film circuit with the film ‘Betaab’ (1983). Modelling himself on greats like Sylvester … Continue reading Bollywood’s John Rambo who Pakistani girls considered only male hero in India

“मैं पारंपरिक शिल्प को समकालीन दृष्टिकोण के साथ जोड़ता हूं”- शैलेश पंडित

हमें अपनी परंपरा का निर्वहन करना चाहिए। सिरेमिक आर्ट अपरंपरागत और अभिनव के लिए है…जो प्रकृति से संबंधित है…जो पांच तत्व हैं (आग,हवा,पानी,आकाश और पृथ्वी) शैलेश पंडित कला में प्राप्त पद्मश्री बी आर पंडित के सुपुत्र हैं। बातचीत के दौरान शैलेश ने बताया कि मैं नेचर को लेकर काम करता हूँ। प्रकृति में विभिन्न प्रकार के टेक्सचर मिलते हैं। मैं उन्हें बहुत करीब से देखता … Continue reading “मैं पारंपरिक शिल्प को समकालीन दृष्टिकोण के साथ जोड़ता हूं”- शैलेश पंडित

Economic gloom, rains & evil all conquered at one shot this Durgotsava

Even as Durga Puja festivities wound up in the city of Lucknow, Bengalis have been facing rather trying times to ensure this Durga Puja went off like any other year.  The two headed demon of inclement weather and economic slowdown have hit the average Bengali revellers badly. The Bengali Bhadralok has been trying desperately to keep the festivities going with least dumbing down of what … Continue reading Economic gloom, rains & evil all conquered at one shot this Durgotsava

Dr Kafeel Khan & a trial by fire

For Kafeel Khan, the trying times don’t seem to end. As news trickled in that he had been absolved of all charges, there was some sense of joy in Kafeel’s family that had been through a harrowing experience, but life took a rather ugly turn when fresh reports said that the state government has pointed at how it would be wrong to presume doctor Kafeel … Continue reading Dr Kafeel Khan & a trial by fire

A year on, LGBT wait for love without terms and conditions

As India’s first openly gay prince, Manvendra Singh Gohil has spoken of how he was once made to undergo shock therapy to try and get him back to a straight life which later egged him to help others in the sexual minority community with the launch of the LGBT+ charity The Lakshya Trust. On September 6, he observed the day of scrapping of the section … Continue reading A year on, LGBT wait for love without terms and conditions