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Modi takes his place at Madam Tussauds

Modi takes his place at Madam Tussauds

LONDON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took his place alongside other world leaders at Madame Tussauds in London. The Indian leader’s new wax figure arrived at the Baker Street attraction… Read more »

The Jungle Book A glorious makeover of a perennial favourite

The Jungle Book: A glorious makeover of a perennial favorite

A timeless favorite is given a magnificently layered makeover in Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book. Blending live action with flashy CGI, the film taps the inspiration from Rudyard Kipling’s Mowgli… Read more »


Multi-talents of Padma Lakshmi

MILPITAS, CA: Who is the real Padma Lakshmi? Is she the model, the actress, the ex-wife of the well known writer, Salman Rushdie; the superb chef, the host and judge… Read more »

SRK's Madame Tussauds statue to get 'Fan' makeover

SRK’s Madame Tussauds statue to get ‘Fan’ makeover

MUMBAI: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s Madame Tussauds statue in London will be re-dressed as Gaurav, his character from his upcoming film “Fan”, in a first of its kind promotional strategy… Read more »

Deepika overwhelmed with 'Piku', Bajirao's National Award wins

Deepika overwhelmed with ‘Piku’, Bajirao’s National Award wins

MUMBAI: Actress Deepika Padukone is “overwhelmed” that both of her films “Piku” and “Bajirao Mastani” have won many National Awards. The 30-year-old actress, who is currently shooting her debut Hollywood… Read more »

Amitabh Bachchan reaches 20 million fan following on Twitter

Amitabh Bachchan reaches 20 million fan following on Twitter

MUMBAI: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has become the first Bollywood celebrity to have 20 million followers on popular micro-blogging site Twitter. The 73-year-old megastar has beaten his contemporaries Shah Rukh Khan… Read more »


Priyanka sizzles as baddie

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who conquered the entertainment circuit of the West with her television drama ‘Quantico’, is all set to take Hollywood by storm. Priyanka was spotted on the sets… Read more »


Kapil Sharma wants Modi on new show

MUMBAI: He has invited biggest celebrities from Bollywood and sports on his popular TV show but comedian Kapil Sharma now wishes to have politicians as guests on his new show,… Read more »

Tributes flow as N. Zealand legend Crowe dies at 53

Tributes flow as N. Zealand legend Crowe dies at 53

WELLINGTON: Pioneering cricketer Martin Crowe, widely acknowledged as New Zealand’s greatest batsman who laid the foundations for Twenty20 cricket, was hailed a “hero” today after he died of cancer aged… Read more »

Shah Rukh Khan's father-in-law Ramesh Chandra Chibba dies

Shah Rukh Khan’s father-in-law Ramesh Chandra Chibba dies

NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s father-in-law Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chibba passed away at a city hospital here. Chibba died last night at Escorts hospital, a member from Shah… Read more »

Won't play a wallflower in Hollywood Priyanka Chopra

Won’t play a wallflower in Hollywood: Priyanka Chopra

NEW DELHI: Being one of the leading stars in Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra says she is careful in choosing her international roles as she does not want to do something that… Read more »


Urdu world at a click

I can sleepwalk into a library to read poetry. Pick a book and forget about the entire existence. Perhaps my heart throbs in iambic pentameters with elegies, sonnets and odes… Read more »

Priyanka and Liev presented the Oscar for ‘Best Film Editing’, that was won by Margaret Sixel for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’.

Priyanka Chopra presents Oscar for Best Editing

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra made her Oscars debut looking elegant in a white Zuhair Murad strapless gown. Priyanka was congratulated by her Bollywood friends and fans on Twitter for her smashing Oscars… Read more »


Sanjay Dutt, the poet, wrote 500 couplets in jail

Before he was sentenced to five years in prison, Sanjay Dutt used to command crores in fees for starring in films that went on to become blockbusters. In prison, however, he used… Read more »

Indian firms to showcase products at Kuwait trade fair

Indian firms to showcase products at Kuwait trade fair

DUBAI: Over ten leading companies from India will showcase their products like handicrafts and paintings at the first Kuwait International Trade Fair held next week. The Federation of Indian Export… Read more »

'Baywatch' role was initially written for a man Priyanka

‘Baywatch’ role was initially written for a man: Priyanka

NEW DELHI: “Baywatch” antagonist was initially set to be a man but the makers decided to change the gender of the character after meeting Priyanka Chopra. The Bollywood star will… Read more »


The ‘Darr’ style abduction

GHAZIABAD: A shocking tale of a man’s infatuation for a girl he saw at a metro station, that’s what is the story behind the high-profile Dipti Sarna kidnapping case. Addressing… Read more »


India features in SF Arts Show

SAN FRANCISCO: The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2016. One of the only vetted exhibitions of tribal art in the United States,… Read more »

Kavita Seth

Bollywood has helped Sufi music: Kavita Seth

MUMBAI: Singer Kavita Seth says Bollywood has helped Sufi music tremendously, making it a separate genre. Kavita, who is the voice behind songs like “Iktara” and “Tum Hi Ho Bandhu”,… Read more »

Nargis and Ritesh in ‘Banjo’

Banjo is more than a story; it is a journey

MUMBAI: The upcoming musical drama Banjo is more than a story; it is a journey. It is a journey in which someone crosses seven seas to meet her dreams. And… Read more »