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Ramayan rerun breaks TRP records


Garners highest ratings for a Hindi GEC show since 2015 Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan has broken all records as it has made a comeback on television after the huge demand by fans. Doordarshan has been re-running the show since March 28 and the show has garnered high TRP in the first week itself. According to an...

Katrina ‘dishes out’ tutorial on household chores


Curfews and lockdowns in the time of COVID-19 pandemic have given our Bollywood stars a lot of time at hand to try out things they never had time to even think of, let alone imagine doing. Bollywood star Katrina Kaif, for instance, seems to be using the time well, it seems, to hone her...

New Bravo reality show to spotlight Indian-Americans


A new reality series based around seven young Indian-American friends is set to create US television history as it becomes the first ever docuseries with an all Indian cast.  Premiering on March 8 on Bravo, Family Karma highlights the fusion of modern living along with holding on to traditions and cultural ties. Growing up in...

Actor Prashantt Guptha debuts on streaming platform with ‘Special Ops’


New York: After his fiery performance as the angry young politician in 2019’s breakthrough hit The Tashkent Files, actor Prashantt Guptha will next be seen in a special role in ace filmmaker Neeraj Pandey’s magnum opus web-series Special Ops. Presented by Hotstar, the show is the first offering under Neeraj Pandey & Shital Bhatia's...

Ashok Rajamani invited to famed world poetry festival in Romania


By Ramu Taj New York: Writer and poet Ashok Rajamani, whose acclaimed memoir The Day My Brain Exploded (Algonquin Books 2013) has been optioned for the big screen by Animus Films, has been invited to participate in the famed 24th annual “Curtea De Arges Poetry Nights” World Poetry Festival, to be held in Romania.  Poets...

I create my own workout plan: Katrina Kaif


Actor Katrina Kaif, a fitness icon and inspiration to many at 36, says she gives a lot of importance to fitness and even creates her own workout plan. "I give a lot of importance to fitness and workout seven days a week for at least 1-3 hours. I like to challenge myself which is why...

The Sheesh Mahals of Rajasthan


By Shona Adhikari Explore the majestic folk art of Rajasthan in the form of intricate mirror-work structures of the Sheesh Mahals Mirror-work has traditionally played an important role in decor of all kinds and Rajasthan and Gujarat can be credited with introducing the world to innovative methods of using mirrors.  The urge for decoration permeates all facets...

Prefix ‘Indian’ to the community names – Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs: Sanjay Khan


The actor-filmmaker’s book ‘Assalamualaikum Watan’ tracing  Muslims' role in shaping India's heritage was launched in Mumbai recently.   Veteran Bollywood actor-filmmaker Sanjay Khan has launched his new book titled ‘Assalamualaikum Watan’, tracing Muslims' role in shaping India's heritage. This is Khan’s second book, the first being his 2018 biography ‘The Best Mistakes of My Life’.  The book launch,...

AR Rahman: I am politically illiterate by choice


By Arundhuti Banerjee AR Rahman’s daughter Khatija was trolled a while back by the liberal writer Taslima Nasrin on social media for wearing the burqa. The ‘Mozart of Madras’, who is making his debut as a film producer with “99 Songs”,  says that serving humanity through art — that heals people, that is spiritual —...