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  • Any such action against the film saddens me, hope it comes out looking better when re-released: Arif Zakaria on producer withdrawing 'Nanak Shah Fakir' from theatres 25-04-2015 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: Even though the movie lovers have been lauding 'Nanak Shah Fakir', producer Harvinder Singh Sikka decided to withdraw the film from theatres across the world following wide-spread resentment among the Sikh masses over its content. "As per the directions of holy Akal Takht (the highest temporal seat of...
  • Review: Kathputli Restaurant 25-04-2015 12:50 PM

    At a time when restaurants are trying hard to offer the best of world cuisine, and also tweaking international food items to suit desi tastes, there are a few eating joints in the city that want to focus only on Indian fare. If you are on the lookout for a...
  • Chef's Recipe: Gatta Curry 23-04-2015 05:37 PM

    Much like its cities, Rajasthani fare also has its own attractiveness and uniqueness. If the cities offer the visitors a glimpse of the glorious history, and an insight into the lives of warriors, their untold tales of romance and acts of valor, the food also has a lot to say...
  • Chef's Recipe: Pita Pita Falafel Sandwich 22-04-2015 06:27 PM

    What makes Pita sandwiches a hit with the foodies is the way it lets ingredients speak for themselves. So if your lunchtime has begun to get fusty, you could turn to these fresh and healthy sandwich ideas that are unlikely to leave you bored. Continuing with our new series, we...
  • So what if 'Surkhaab' will get a limited release? It will draw audience, says Barkha Madan 21-04-2015 02:04 PM

    New Delhi: 'Surkhaab' may have found huge success at the international film festival circuit, but the film had to battle its share of struggles to get a theatrical release in India. However, with the support of PVR Director's Rare, the film will get a limited release in India, and that...
  • 'Nanak Shah Fakir' review: Despite all the constraints, it is an effective and incredibly pristine film 18-04-2015 06:21 PM

    Director: Sartaj Singh Pannu Cast: Arif Zakaria, Adil Hussain, Tom Alter, Shraddha Kaul, Anurag Arora, Narendra Jha, Govind Pandey At a time when several innovative ideas are being used to appeal to the movie-goers, it is interesting to see how a few filmmakers are paying adequate attention to religious-themed movies,...
  • Chef's Recipe: Orange Cointreau Cake 17-04-2015 06:21 PM

    You ought to be a great cook to make meals in a huff. And getting to learn tips from those who are trained at doling out multiple food items in a day can certainly make for an enriching experience. In our new series - Chef's Recipe - we ask chefs...
  • Restaurant Review: Pita Pit 16-04-2015 04:01 PM

    Need a quick break from a busy workday? Planning to stop in for a bite after a busy evening at office? Interested in going out for a meal at a "sit-down" restaurant which is about both fun and healthy eating? Pita Pit (in Greater Kailash), Canadian quick service chain's flagship...
  • 'MasterChef India 4' finale: About star power, humour and not bursting into tears 13-04-2015 09:47 AM

    Since the 'MasterChef India' series premiered, the reality show has conquered TV ratings. And the show's fourth season, despite featuring pure vegetarian food items, was successful at sustaining viewers' interest and emerged one the most watched TV show this year. As expected the show, which kicked off amidst huge hype,...
  • Restaurant Review: Curry Oota 12-04-2015 06:33 PM

    'What does 'Curry Oota' mean?' I wondered as I walked into the restaurant, which is hidden in the shopping complex in Gurgaon's DLF Phase 1. I understand the meaning of the restaurant when the owner explains that 'oota' refers to food and the name suggests the blend of North and...
  • IPL 2015 Opening Ceremony: Saif Ali Khan fumbles, Shahid Kapoor breaks the stage; why the event was one big flop show 08-04-2015 10:43 AM

    Agreed, it's a hard job to host the opening ceremony of an event which is as crucial as the Indian Premiere League. And it only gets harder when it comes to convincing the audiences about the selection of actor Saif Ali Khan as the host. Saif, who made his debut...
  • Creative differences with Suhrita Sengupta? Never. Her complaint was that I never interfered, says 'All That Could Have Been' author Mahesh Bhatt 07-04-2015 11:31 AM

    With just a few months left for the release of his most awaited films 'Hamaari Adhuri Kahaani', filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt speaks exclusively to IBNLive.com about his debut novel 'All That Could Have Been'. Based on the screenplay of Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi starrer, the novel revolves around the life...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!': We love Sushant Singh Rajput, but can't forget Neeraj Kabi 07-04-2015 12:13 AM

    He doesn't play the gun-wielding beefy villain that we have seen multiple times in Bollywood films, who works with the sole purpose to substantiate how macho the male protagonist is. But with his carefully nuanced portrayal of Dr Anukul Guha, actor Neeraj Kabi keeps the spotlight fixated on him. While...
  • How Manisha Koirala created the most memorable TV moment ever 06-04-2015 01:43 PM

    It may seem like the celebrities we watch on the big screen live a charmed life. They are only seen driving the most expensive cars, wear designer clothing, and invariably look on top of their game while facing the cameras. But the fact remains that they aren't immune to the...
  • Sneak peek: Meiyang Chang's home exudes warmth, has a strong Feng Shui influence 04-04-2015 10:40 AM

    For actor Meiyang Chang, home is a place that brings as much comfort to the mind and soul as to the body. In addition to a good price, breathtaking views of the sunset, and the huge space it offers, the place clams the singer down. It cuts him off from...
  • Stay away! Indian TV shows are getting bizarre by the day 02-04-2015 04:29 PM

    Indian TV is most certainly meant for everything but entertainment. That's what you'd have said had you stumbled upon photos of Sunny Leone who strikes a weird pose in nothing but a skimpy outfit to spook the viewers in the upcoming episode of 'Aahat 6'. As many of you would...
  • Why Deepika Padukone's new video 'My Choice' just doesn't make the cut 30-03-2015 08:14 PM

    The world has never been kind to celebrities, and it was the same when Deepika Padukone's new video 'My Choice' went viral, earning over 2 million hits in a couple of days since it was shared on social media by a popular fashion magazine. Witihn minutes, the net exploded. "So,...
  • Restaurant Review: Dhaba, The Claridges 26-03-2015 01:18 PM

    Agreed, there aren't too many dishes that you can gorge on while fasting during Navratri. But there is definitely one place that dishes out interesting food during the most pious festive period. As Dhaba, at The Clardiges, brings several lip-smacking food items to the menu, it succeeds in ensuring guests...
  • Priyanka Chopra worked hard for 'Mary Kom', but Kangana Ranaut deserved to win National Award for 'Queen': Darshan Kumar 25-03-2015 02:09 PM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Omung Kumar might not have been in India when his directorial debut 'Mary Kom' won National Award in Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment category, but his win was discussed, celebrated and made headlines across the nation. Currently in Kuala Lumpur, Omung couldn't contain his excitement when...
  • Stardom won't change me, says 'Raw Star' winner Rituraj Mohanty 25-03-2015 10:06 AM

    His soulful voice and an unfailing performance in popular reality show 'Raw Star' helped Odisha's Rituraj Mohanty emerge winner last year. The singer, who enthralled the guests with his heartwarming performance at CNNIBN's 'Indian Of The Year', speaks to us about his struggles, aspirations and a lot more. On his...
  • Chef's Recipe: Tamra Signature Chocolate Dessert 24-03-2015 02:40 PM

    You ought to be a great cook to make meals in a huff. And getting to learn tips from those who are trained at doling out multiple food items in a day can certainly make for an enriching experience. In our new series - Chef's Recipe - we ask chefs...
  • 'Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam' review: It deals with a sensitive issue; you'll want to watch for Fawad Khan, Sanam Baloch 24-03-2015 01:20 AM

    New Delhi: It was last year in October, a few weeks after the release of his Bollywood debut 'Khoobsurat', that we watched Fawad Khan's popular TV show 'Humsafar'. After about 5 months, the actor returns to the small screen with yet another epic love story 'Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen...
  • 'Hunterrr' tweet review: Script's flaws don't hamper the film's overall impact 20-03-2015 09:55 AM

    Gulshan Devaiah is back! And this time, he returns with an entirely different role. The actor not only steps into the zone of a protagonist in the film 'Hunterrr' for the first time, but also manages to shed his negative image highlighted in his past project. Filmmaker Harshwardhan Kulkarni's 'Hunterrr'...
  • Restaurant Review: The Ancient Barbeque 20-03-2015 12:06 AM

    After a hard day at work, not everybody is excited about the thought of spending time in the kitchen cooking a healthy dinner. And that's when you look for options to eat out. To unwind. To be in good company. To spend a quality evening with family. So when I...
  • Chef's Recipe: Beans Poriyal 19-03-2015 05:56 PM

    Not fond of beans? Try it in a different way, the one our chef suggests. But before we share the recipe with you, you ought to know a little more about the term 'Poriyal'. 'Poriyal' refers to dry curries prepared in Tamil Nadu, and are an integral part of a...
  • Chef's Recipe: Galouti Gol Gappa 18-03-2015 02:42 PM

    You ought to be a great cook to make meals in a huff. And getting to learn tips from those who are trained at doling out multiple food items in a day can certainly make for an enriching experience. In our new series - Chef's Recipe - we ask chefs...
  • Chef's Recipe: Chicken Wings 17-03-2015 10:33 AM

    You ought to be a great cook to make meals in a huff. And getting to learn tips from those who are trained at doling out multiple food items in a day can certainly make for an enriching experience. In our new series - Chef's Recipe - we ask chefs...
  • Restaurant review: Zingo Star? Go for it! 16-03-2015 04:31 PM

    When Sohrab Sitaram, a popular name in the hospitality industry, and Raghav Kapoor, an experienced investor and serial entrepreneur, decided to launch Zingo Star, they wanted to create a space which not only offered great food items, but also an ambience that makes it a great hangout for youngsters. Frankly,...
  • When you work within restrictions, you kill the scope for original ideas: Anushka Sharma 13-03-2015 12:10 AM

    It is an important day for actress Anushka Sharma, for the film 'NH10' with which she turns producer releases today. Anushka, who was recently in the city to promote her film, spoke about the reasons to opt for 'NH10' and Censor Board's decision to chop swear words. On being a...
  • Everyone deserves privacy, request all not to interfere: Darshan Kumar on Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli relationship 12-03-2015 11:59 AM

    When it comes to privacy, celebrities have the right to be left alone. Agreed, their fans are eager to know about everything that happens in their life, but that doesn't mean they don't deserve the respect to when it comes to their personal life. In an exclusive Twitter chat with...