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Mahatma Gandhi’s house in the Phoenix Settlement

Finding Gandhi in Durban

“Phoenix is a very good word…As the legend goes, the bird phoenix comes back to life again and again from its ashes.” I was driving to Durban’s Phoenix Settlement and… Read more »


Nawazuddin bags Best Actor award at NYIFF

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who came to limelight after his brilliant performance in the 2012 film ‘Kahaani’ starring Vidya Balan, said he was honored at receiving the Best Actor award for his… Read more »


Sunny Leone promises ‘amazing, exciting things’

You can never have an over dose of Sunny Leone. Not even after two back-to-back bombs in Bollywood (Ek Paheli Leela and Kuch Kuch Locha Hai, for the uninitiated). Because there are… Read more »


Superstar in legal trouble

Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Salman Khan, 49, the eldest son of writer Salim Khan, has had an easy ride into Bollywood. Though he made his acting… Read more »

Abdul Siddiqui

Give him ‘Dushman’ like punishment

Perhaps no other court case has attracted as much media attention as Salman Khan’s Hit & Run case in recent times. For over two weeks social, electronics and print media have… Read more »

Sreemoyee Piu Kundu

‘Shame on you, Salman’ Sreemoyee Piu Kundu

Just when you are impressed with justice in this country, you are bound to be disappointed. Shame on you, Salman Khan. For all your Being Human bhaigiri and your adopted sister,… Read more »


Fashion throwback to the 1970s this summer

NEW DELHI: Soft tinted pastels and nature inspired neutral shades teamed with comfy silhouettes are the trends in fashion and make up for this summer season, a throwback to the… Read more »

Woman turns to power lifting after heart attack

Woman turns to power lifting after heart attack

RAPID CITY, S.D.: Two years ago, Kat Colson, then 63, went for a hike that turned out to be more than a few hours on the trail, but rather the… Read more »


College fashion students prepare for industry success

COLUMBIA, Mo.: After a week of handling merchandise worth millions at the 2012 PGA Championship, Stephens College graduate Caroline Sheridan decided that fashion goes beyond designer clothes or labels. “From… Read more »

Rahul Gandhi on Twitter

Rahul Gandhi on Twitter

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi has made his Twitter debut with an official account on the popular social networking site. ‘Office of RG’ was formally launched today and the twitter handle… Read more »


Carnival of fun

Seychelles celebrates its food & culture There he stood. A giant. Dark brown. Fat. A thick carapace as armor. The world’s largest. No, this big, fat, brown fella was not… Read more »


Shahid’s ‘Haider’ bags six awards at IIFA

MUMBAI: Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Haider’, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s famous dramatic masterpiece Hamlet, has swept six awards out of eight nominations in the technical awards category at this year’s International… Read more »


Christina Tosi lives the way she cooks & eats

MIAMI: Christina Tosi is just trying to show how mundane her day-to-day pantry staples really are. Thing is, she can work a sort of magic with mundane that most of… Read more »

'Worklife balance main aspiration for employees'

‘Work/life balance main aspiration for employees’

NEW YORK: For a significant number of employees, “work/life balance” is the main career aspiration while workplace success amounts to “happiness”, says a global survey that covered respondents from various… Read more »


Gandhiji’s first visit to Delhi

NEW DELHI: It was one hundred years ago on April 12 that Mahatma Gandhi, a feisty barrister newly returned from South Africa, stepped foot for the first time in Delhi…. Read more »


Supermodel Gisele retires from runway

SAO PAULO: Gisele Bundchen bid adieu to the catwalk here, strutting her stuff at an emotionally charged show in Sao Paulo that she said will be her last stroll down… Read more »


Mary Kom is best film at Stockholm Fest

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra-starrer Mary Kom, directed by Omung Kumar, has been named best film at the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior in Sweden. The biopic, based on the… Read more »


A historical fiction with mythical narrative

NEW DELHI: Stories from the Vedic and previous periods about the Suryavansha dynasty and the first king of Aryavarta, Ikshvaku Manav, is explored through a new book on historical fiction…. Read more »


Video games may provide meaningful experiences

WASHINGTON: Video games have the potential to be as meaningful to players as other, more esteemed forms of entertainment such as books, plays or even music, scientists have found. Researchers… Read more »


IRW Season 4

IFFD presents New-Gen & Budding Designers NEW DELHI: Keeping up with their trend to nurture fresh fashion talent, Indian Federation For Fashion Development (IFFD) recently presented several new designers at… Read more »