Author - Tejram Sharma

Vegas: The Natural Urges of the Body


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya   In any apartment building with windows or a neighborhood with homes built close to each other, one can understand a household’s morning routine just by listening to the body sounds emanating from the house. In most Indian households, the gagging during tongue scraping and gargling in the bathroom sends characteristic echoes, followed...

Lata Mangeshkar: Some Lesser-Known Facts


Lata’s birth name was ‘Hema’  Lata Mangeshkar was born in 1929 to Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar (a Marathi and Konkani musician) and his wife Shevanti. At birth, she was named ‘Hema.’ But then she was renamed ‘Lata’ after ‘Latika’, a character from one of her father’s plays ‘Bhaaw Bandhan.’   Lata’s career started as an actress  Lata’s career...

Gulzar, Vishal Bhardwaj share her unreleased song from 90s


Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj had a special treat for fans of Lata Mangeshkar on her birthday. He released an unheard song by the singer. The song was originally recorded in the 90s for a film that was later shelved. Written by Gulzar, the song titled Theek Nahi Lagta was released under Vishal Bhardwaj’s music label, VB Music.   Vishal took to Instagram...

Whatever I am today is because of your love: The singer thanks fans with an audio note


Overwhelmed with all the love that she has received over the years, Lata Mangeshkar took to Twitter and surprised her fans by posting a special audio message for them. In the audio clip, she thanked her fans for showering her with abundant love not only on her birthday but throughout her journey.   "I am Lata...

Nation celebrates Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar’s 92nd birthday


Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar celebrated her 92nd birthday on September 28. Considered one of the greatest playback singers in Indian cinema, she is the recipient of the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor in addition to Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards. While her birthday was an intimate celebration with family, there...

Aishwarya Rai steals the show at Paris Fashion Week


Dressed in a white ensemble, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walked the ramp for a cosmetic brand at the Paris Fashion Week on October 2. With the Eiffel Tower in the background, a host of stars congregated in celebration of ‘women all over the world’ and walked the ramp for the Le Defile L'Oreal Paris...

No Time To Die: Visually brilliant but convoluted narrative


By Troy Ribeiro Director Cary Joji Fukunaga's 'No Time To Die' is the franchise's twenty-fifth film and marks Daniel Craig's fifth and final turn as the secret agent, James Bond. Visually, the film is a brilliant piece of action drama that takes place in a generic but convoluted spy narrative where Bond is pulled into action...

Rave party bust: SRK’s son Aryan Khan sent to NCB custody till Oct 7


Aryan Khan, son of movie star Shah Rukh Khan, was denied bail after his sensational arrest in the Mumbai drugs-on-cruise case. The 23-year-old was sent to the custody of anti-drugs agency Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) till October 7 by a Mumbai court. Aryan Khan's parents Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan did not attend the bail hearing. "Investigation...

Vote With Your Resume: Aligning Our Values to Our Work


By Nikhil Bumb  As Jains, we’ve been raised with a sense of purpose and “doing good.” Whether from the intrinsic values of seva (service) and ahimsa (nonviolence) we’ve inherited from our religion, our culture, or our parents’ insistence that we partake in community service to get into a good college. That desire to make a positive impact in the world doesn’t...