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Noted Gujarati playwright Taarak Mehta passes away at 87

Noted Gujarati playwright Taarak Mehta passes away at 87

AHMEDABAD: Eminent humorist and playwright Taarak Mehta, best known for his Gujarati column “Duniya Ne Undha Chasma”, passed away today at the age of 87 following a prolonged illness. “The… Read more »

Sunny Pawar arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Enjoyed attending Oscars, says Sunny Pawar

MUMBAI: Mumbai boy and “Lion” star Sunny Pawar says he had great time at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony. The eight-year-old child actor, who hails from a suburban slum in… Read more »


Badiani shines at NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK:, a premier online destination for luxury designer wear showcased Prema Badiani’s “Root Cause” collection at the Indian Consulate in New York City. Based out of New York,… Read more »


Pankaj Mishra chronicles present through past

NEW DELHI: Eminent Indian writer Pankaj Mishra, in his new book, traces the origins of present-day global maladies like the rise of far right-wing parties, ISIS’ nihilistic violence and growing… Read more »


Virat Kohli shares sweet Valentine’s Day post for Anushka

MUMBAI: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have remained tight-lipped about their relationship but the cricketer publicly declared his love for the actress by posting a sweet Valentine Day message. The… Read more »

Wang Qi at home with family in Madhya Pradesh

Chinese soldier returns from India after 50 years

BEIJING: China has “commended” India for facilitating the return of its soldier, who was stuck in India for over 50 years after crossing the border following the 1962 war. “Thanks… Read more »


Prashantt, the American Bhagat Singh

After the success of his 2016 release Neerja, actor Prashantt Guptha takes off with his next film Irada, releasing worldwide on February 17. The former New Yorker shares screen space… Read more »


Book trails best of Indian street food

NEW DELHI: From tamarind water phuchkas selling on the dingy lanes of North Kolkata and Jaipur’s famous daal-baati churma, to Old Delhi’s spicy aloo chaat and Lucknow’s wide range of… Read more »


A R Rahman interested in artistic collaboration with Canada

MUMBAI: Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman says he is looking forward to collaborate with artists from Canada. The 50-year-old music maestro took to Facebook to share a photograph of himself… Read more »


Iulia Vantur makes Indian runway debut at LFW

MUMBAI: Iulia Vantur may have been regular on the ramp in Romania, but the model made her India runaway debut last night when she turned showstopper for clothing brand Splash… Read more »


Priorities change after having kids: Padma Lakshmi

MUMBAI: Model-actress-author Padma Lakshmi feels fashion priorities change after having kids and says first two years after her daughter was born she cared least about her clothes. Padma, 46, who… Read more »


Unsung heroes recognized

NEW DELHI: Nonogenarian Bhakti Yadav, popularly known as “Doctor Dadi” from Indore, and captain of Indian cricket team of blind Shekhar Naik are among the unsung heroes who were named… Read more »


‘Padmavati’ album will be a treat for fans: Shreya Ghoshal

MUMBAI: Her collaboration with Sanjay Leela Bhansali has always resulted in iconic songs and singer Shreya Ghoshal says the music of the director’s upcoming project “Padmavati” will be loved by… Read more »


Israeli Safari saves baby mandrill

Vets at Ramat Gan Safari nursed this newborn mandrill back to health. Pic Zoological Center Tel Aviv – Ramat Gan Safari Israeli zookeepers at the Zoological Center Tel Aviv –… Read more »


Shah Rukh, Salman have natural friendship, feels Sunny Leone

MUMBAI: Actress Sunny Leone feels superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan share a great bonding. In 2011, Sunny participated in reality series “Bigg Boss”, which was hosted by Salman…. Read more »


Dangal, Aamir, Alia bag top honors

Filmfare Awards At the glittering Filmfare awards last night, “Dangal” swept away three of four major awards – Best Film, Aamir Khan won Best Actor and Nitesh Tiwari won Best… Read more »

James Rinaldi

The ‘Free Tibet’ mess that the West created

BOOK REVIEW REVIEWAt a gathering of Nisargadatta Maharaj in Bombay, an American got up and said, “I want to save the world.” Maharaj replied coolly, “Get out of the way… Read more »


Sadan’s portraits drew admiration at PBD

BENGALURU: Like every year before, Suraj Sadan was there at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas event exhibiting twenty of his portraits of Mahatma Gandhi at the venue. The show drew crowds… Read more »


So honored to be here in India for the first time: Vin Diesel

MUMBAI: Hollywood star Vin Diesel, who is in India today to promote his forthcoming film “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”, says visiting the country is a childhood dream come true…. Read more »


Music will change with time, says Gulzar

MUMBAI: Eminent lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar believes there is nothing wrong with film music changing with times and one should accept and learn to embrace it. He says songs are written according… Read more »