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Delhi’s music scene has evolved, become broader: Anoushka Shankar

Delhi’s music scene has evolved, become broader: Anoushka Shankar

New Delhi, Dec 11  Sitarist Anoushka Shankar, who grew up playing the stringed instrument with her father, the late Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar, in the city and across the globe, believes the music scene in the Indian capital has come a long way. Anoushka presented her musical skills on the stage at the Siri […]

Internet secures future of documentaries: Indo-Canadian filmmaker

Internet secures future of documentaries: Indo-Canadian filmmaker

New Delhi, Nov 26 The internet is a boon for short films and documentaries as it serves as a platform to grab more eyeballs, says Indo-Canadian filmmaker Keshhav Panneriy. He feels that the medium has exposed docu-dramas to a bigger commercial market and that the revenue generated through the domain also helps recover costs. The […]

India has social culture, progressive thinking: Designer Kenneth Cole

India has social culture, progressive thinking: Designer Kenneth Cole

Mumbai, Nov 21 American designer Kenneth Cole, who was in India for the debut amfAR gala and for his store opening in the capital, believes the country attracts him with its mix of social culture and progressive thinking. Also, if given a chance, he would love to style Bollywood’s Bachchan family. “I think you have […]

Acting needs to be learned, practised: Anupam Kher

Acting needs to be learned, practised: Anupam Kher

By Anjuri Nayar Acting might come naturally to many, but it is an art that needs to be “learnt” and “practised”, says veteran actor Anupam Kher, whose acting academy has been included in a documentary series about incredible schools around the world. He argues that reproducing emotions in front of the public needs work, which […]

Indian music industry reaping benefits of digitisation: A R Rahman

Indian music industry reaping benefits of digitisation: A R Rahman

Kolkata, Sep 29  Twin Grammy and Academy Awards winner A.R. Rahman is a firm believer in the amalgamation of technology and talent. The maestro asserts that the Indian music industry is reaping the benefits of digitisation, contrary to the notion that technology has negative effects. Set to enthrall audiences in Kolkata – the first city […]

It’s a difficult situation for me: Salman Khan

It’s a difficult situation for me: Salman Khan

Mumbai, Sep 13  The seventh season of “Bigg Boss” is ready to hit the tube Sep 15 and Salman Khan is all set to take up the host’s seat for the fourth consecutive year. But he confesses that hosting is an uphill task, as he has to do things that he doesn’t enjoy doing. “Bigg […]

Southern cinema will touch Rs.100-crore club soon: Nagarjuna

Southern cinema will touch Rs.100-crore club soon: Nagarjuna

Chennai, Sep 18  It’s ironical that superstar Rajinikanth-starrer “Enthiran” was the first Indian film to cross the Rs.200 crore mark at the box office. After that, quite a few Bollywood films minted more than Rs.100 crore, but not a single southern film could replicate the success. Popular actor Akkineni Nagarjuna says “aggressive marketing” and “wider […]

Indian cinema not on par with world’s: Nageswara Rao

Indian cinema not on par with world’s: Nageswara Rao

Chennai, Sep 19  The Indian film industry is yet to find a place amid world cinema even as it celebrates its centenary year, rues one of the country’s acting legends, Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR), who turns 90 Friday. “It is unfortunate that we haven’t found a place yet in world cinema. It’s a great loss […]

Fearless Nadia Ben Walsh and the Orkestra of the Underground(Australia/India)

Fearless Nadia Ben Walsh and the Orkestra of the Underground(Australia/India)

With special guests: Aneesh Pradhan (Tabla, Dholak), Sangeet Mishra (Sarangi), Sudhir Nayak (Harmonium), Sanjeev Shankar(Shenai) and Shruti Ghosh (dancer) Film features Hindi and Urdu with English subtitles. For one exhilarating night only, Melbourne Festival presents a musical celebration of a goddess of silent era film in India – the Australiann born Bollywood superstar known as […]

India not going through 1991-like crisis: Washington’s CFO

India not going through 1991-like crisis: Washington’s CFO

New Delhi, Aug 29  Excessive self-criticism is sending wrong signals to foreign investors and the current economic scenario in India is not comparable with the 1991 crisis when the country was forced to pledge its gold to pay import bills, an Indian-American money manager has said. “I don’t think India is going through the 1991 […]

Dutch coach pleased with India’s hockey performance

Dutch coach pleased with India’s hockey performance

New Delhi, Sep 3 India’s high-performance hockey manager Roelant Oltmans says his role as India’s coach is over with the just-concluded Asia Cup and soon someone from overseas will take charge of the team soon. The high-profile Dutchman told IANS on his return from Ipoh, Malaysia, that he is “mighty pleased” with the showing of […]

Farhan Akhtar: I’m not just the ‘cool urban guy’

Farhan Akhtar: I’m not just the ‘cool urban guy’

New Delhi, Aug 7  As an actor, director or producer, Farhan Akhtar has broken new ground with every project – and his winning streak continues with “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”. He says the film’s “biggest” knock-on effect, however, is that filmmakers now won’t see him just as the “cool urban guy”. “Of course ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ has earned […]

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