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

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

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

CDRI stands testimony to Physicist Stephen Hawking’s Lucknow connect

People who boast about their IQ are losers – Stephen Hawking Lucknow has been witness to many literary, cultural and scientific revolutions. In the land of the Sepoy Mutiny, the existence of institutions like CIMAP, CDRI, KGMC and SGPGI are testimony that science has been an intrinsic part of the legacy that Lucknow boasts of. Not surprisingly the city has a strong connection with noted … Continue reading CDRI stands testimony to Physicist Stephen Hawking’s Lucknow connect

Akshay Kumar’s character in 2.0, Pakshi Rajan is inspired by late ornithologist Salim Ali

A tribute to a man who loved birds more than humans. More human and an ornithologist by craft….. Akshay Kumar in recent years has played roles that have been a raging hit on screen. 2.0 is making headlines not just because of Rajnikanth, but also for the role that Akshay Kumar portrays.  In his recent venture with Rajnikanth as lead, he is the antagonist donning … Continue reading Akshay Kumar’s character in 2.0, Pakshi Rajan is inspired by late ornithologist Salim Ali

Ahead of the next general election, RSS rallies for Ram temple

A RSS rally for a temple inching for a grand Sabha on December  9 Days after a massive congregation at the temple town of Ayodhya to push for a Ram Mandir in the holy city, the RSS has initiated a rally to mobilize people to build a Ram Mandir in Ayodhya in the disputed Ayodhya site. Thousands of Hindu hardliners have been rallying to press … Continue reading Ahead of the next general election, RSS rallies for Ram temple