‘Laddoos’ work more for Taapsee Pannu than protein bars

Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu says she is not a ‘protein bar kind of a person’ and that “laddoos” work for her.Taapsee posted a string of pictures on Instagram where she could be seen gorging on some besan laddoos.“Not a Protein Bar kind of person. What works for me are ‘laddoos’ approved […]

Diana Penty feels she has ‘aged’

Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Diana Penty has shared a throwback picture from her childhood days and feels that she has aged. Diana posted a childhood picture on Instagram, where she is seen dressed in a long frock paired with reading glasses and is playing around with a pan and spatula. “Boy, have I […]

Annup Sonii on reuniting with NSD pals on ‘Tandav’ set

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Annup Sonii got a chance to reunite with many of his contemporaries at National School of Drama, while working on the new webs series Tandav. “It was a huge cast and I knew most of the actors from before ‘Tandav’. For instance, Tigmanshu (Dhulia) was my senior in National School […]

Arbaaz Khan on playing a 60-year-old man in ‘Return Ticket’

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Arbaaz Khan plays a 60-year-old man in the upcoming film Return Ticket, and he says the experience of essaying such a role should be interesting as well as challenging. “My character goes through around 25 years of transition in the film. There is a small portion where I play a younger […]

The Kashmir Files shoot wraps up

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Shooting for the forthcoming film, The Kashmir Files, has been wrapped up and the film is on course for release later this year. “And it’s a wrap for #TheKashmirFiles Despite all odds. Thanks to the committed young team and wonderful actors,” tweeted the film’s director Vivek Agnihotri on Saturday: Anupam Kher, […]

World Entertainment

Ethan Hawke to play supervillain in comicbook adaptation

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Hollywood star Ethan Hawke has been roped in as villain opposite Oscar Isaac in upcoming superhero series, Moon Knight. With the role in Marvel Studios’ series, the actor will be making his debut in comicbook adaptation and superhero realm, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Hawke will play lead villain of the series, while […]

Drew Barrymore: I am anything but political

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore feels she is finding her voice on Instagram, but only regarding things that are not related to politics. “At my very core belief I am anything but political and then 2020 happened and the whole world changed and we did have something that united all of us, […]

Lily Allen is in a ‘really great’ place

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen was earlier battling with substance abuse, and now she said she is in a really great place. Allen said she is enjoying life again, and continuing to “break the cycle” of addiction, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She is now spending more time with her children — daughters Marnie and […]

Dua Lipa: Never seen being pretty as some kind of power

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) International pop star Dua Lipa has tagged herself as an extremely hardworking and driven person, and slammed all those who spread the notion that she got to where she is today because of her looks. “I’ve never really seen being pretty or beautiful as some kind of power. It’s never […]

Tribhanga: Peculiar mix of brilliant and banal (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2)

Tribhanga; Cast: Kajol, Tanvi Azmi, Mithila Palkar; Direction: Renuka Shahane; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars) BY VINAYAK CHAKRAVORTY The great thing about Kajol is she can light up a scene as few stars do, with her zeal to enthral. The flip side is she can burn down a scene, too, […]

Regional Entertainment


Republic Day parade to feature 321 schoolkids, 80 folk artists

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Schoolchildren from four Delhi schools and folk artists from Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata will take part in the cultural programme during the Republic Day parade here on January 26. The number of participating children and folk artists have been cut down to 400 this year, compared to more than […]

An unforgettable adventure in the underworld of a dystopian Paris

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Paige Mahoney has eluded death again. Snatched from the jaws of captivity and consigned to a safe house in the Scion Citadel of Paris, she finds herself caught between those factions that seek the downfall of Scion, the powerful governing system that controls several major world cities in the late […]

Analysing Article 370, anti-CAA sentiments against backdrop of Islamic theology

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Delving deep into Islamic theology and politics and how they shaped contemporary India, a compelling new book explains the two landmark legislative interventions of the Central government in the first six months after returning to power in 2019 — nullification of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and enactment of […]

A gripping tale of one of modern India’s biggest banking failures

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Who is Rana Kapoor and, more importantly, what role did he play in the rise and fall of YES Bank? On September 28, 2018, after announcing that he was going to step down as the managing director of YES Bank, Rana Kapoor had claimed: “Diamonds are forever. My promoter shares […]

KLF Bhava Samvada hosts author Sandeep Bamzai on ‘Princestan’

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Kalinga Literary Festival’s virtual platform KLF Bhava Samvad hosted author Sandeep Bamzai who conversed on his latest book ‘Princestan’. The session took place with moderator Pallavi Rebbapragada, a journalist. Beginning with the session, Pallavi said, “Gandhi in 2nd round table conference told that ‘You shouldn’t toe the British line and […]

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