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  • Ban on beef by Maharashtra government is nothing but cultural aggression, says Girish Karnad April 10, 2015

    Amid a row over Maharashtra government's decision to ban beef in the state, playwright Girish Karnad hit out at the government. He has called the ban a cultural aggression. ...
  • Maharashtra minister carries revolver at kids' event, faces criticism March 30, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra minister and BJP leader Girish Mahajan faced flak on Monday after he attended an event for deaf and dumb children with a revolver tucked in his waist, an act dubbed as "inappropriate". The minister claimed that he had a license for the weapon. But the opposition continues to be...
  • Jacqueline Fernandez hopes to do 'Kick' sequel February 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who played the female lead in 'Kick', says she has no clue about reports that superstar Salman Khan would be scripting its sequel. However, she hopes for the sequel soon. "I don't know anything (about Salman writing 'Kick' sequel).... I don't know if it ('Kick' sequel) has been...
  • 'Ranavikrama': Puneeth Rajkumar and Adah Sharma team wrap up last leg of the shoot February 2, 2015

    Puneeth Rajkumar's upcoming film 'Ranavikrama' recently completed the last schedule of its shoot in Milan, Italy. The cast and crew of the film wrapped up the shoot hastily, because the temperature in Milan hovered around 2 degrees Celsius, and their Bangalore-based team wasn't used to the extreme weather. Directed by...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Sheldon Pollock talks about finding one's 'not self' through modern translations of ancient Indian scriptures January 24, 2015

    Jaipur: The tall, bearded professor looked like any other Caucasian erudite personality. But after listening to him for a minute, one can get dazzled by the eloquence with which he quotes ancient Indian scriptures, shlokas and mantras. On a chilly Saturday morning, noted Sanskrit scholar Sheldon Pollock was in conversation with...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Shabana Azmi, Girish Karnad release coffee-table book on Indian theatre; discuss the legacy of the art form January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: Coffee table book 'Curtain Call: Celebrating Indian Theatre' encapsulating ten years of Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) was released at Jaipur Literature Festival today. The commemorative book on Indian Theatre, with contributions from eminent theatre personalities was released by Shabana Azmi, Girish Karnad and other dignitaries. At the...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Naseeruddin Shah thought Girish Karnad was a ladies man January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: On a balmy winter afternoon, in the pink city, noted actor Naseeruddin Shah was reminiscing about the old days as a struggler in Bollywood. Karnad in those days, was the director of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) when Shah was a student there. After graduating, however,...
  • Irrfan, Arshad, Manoj are better actors than me, says Naseeruddin Shah January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: The front lawn of the historic Diggi Palace was absolutely packed as stalwarts Girish Karnad and Naseeruddin Shah took center stage on the first day of the Jaipur Literature Festival. The two actors discussed cinema and Shah's recently released autobiography 'And Then One Day' in front of a packed,...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Rajasthan's rich heritage to be in focus this year January 19, 2015

    All roads in Jaipur will lead to Diggi Palace on January 21st for the annual Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. With an eclectic mix of speakers' part of this year's program, the festival promises to bigger and better. The lawns of the historic Diggi Palace, which once belonged to a Thakur family,...
  • Tejaswini Kolhapure: I don't have to read the script to work with Anurag Kashyap December 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Tejaswini Kolhapure, whose debut film 'Paanch' with Anurag Kashyap didn't release, says she is a huge fan of the filmmaker's work and she would blindly do any film with him. "I faced a huge problem during 'Paanch' as there were lots of issues but I am satisfied that 'Ugly'...
  • 'Ugly' review: Twists galore, Anurag Kashyap's latest keeps you hooked December 27, 2014

    Film: 'Ugly' Cast: Rahul Bhat, Ronit Roy, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Girish Kulkarni, Surveen Chawla Director: Anurag Kashyap Rating: 4/5 New Delhi: Right in the beginning of 'Ugly', there is a scene where Rahul Bhatt and Vineet Singh go to file a case of a missing child. The inspector on duty, played by a brilliant Marathi...
  • Anurag Kashyap, please don't make films like 'Ugly' any more: A passive-aggressive letter from a heart-broken viewer December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: One of the first things we noticed while watching the film 'Ugly' was how real it looked. What the actors wore, how they spoke and how they reacted was only too relatable. It was slightly disturbing, even. We're aware that we sound like we enjoyed Anurag Kashyap's latest offering...
  • All things art at 2015 Jaipur Literature festival November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Dialogues on art history and art appreciation along with sessions focusing on different aspects of Indian art will also play a major role at the upcoming eighth Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. A session on art as well as a look at the interplay between Buddhism and architecture with Llewelyn...
  • For this terminally-ill boy, the dream of becoming a fighter pilot comes true November 14, 2014

    Ambala/New Delhi: For 14-year-old Chandan, who is terminally ill with cancer, it was a dream come true - thanks to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Delhi-based NGO Uday Foundation. On his birthday on Thursday, as a part of his gift, he was made to wear the full uniform of...
  • I did not praise Narendra Modi. I was misquoted, my words were manipulated: Open letter from actorplaywright Girish Karnad July 10, 2014

    A report in a leading newspaper claimed that the Jnanpith awardwinning director and playwright Girish Karnad "praised the good work" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Karnad, known to be a severe Modi critic, condemned the article and issued a clarification, saying that he was misquoted by the newspaper. Here is the...
  • A walk down the memory lane: Now you can watch the entire 'Malgudi Days' series for free on YouTube June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: If you grew up in the '80s, chances are that you remember the long summer holidays, playing in the yard with a bunch of your friends. You perhaps remember falling asleep listening to stories told by your mother or grandmother. Or perhaps you knew a mailman or a...
  • EC may remove Ananthamurthy, Karnad pictures from public places, buses April 8, 2014

    Bangalore: The Election Commission is facing a unique problem in Karnataka. The opposition BJP and other parties have requested the commission to remove the pictures of Jnanpeeth Award winning Kannada writers Dr UR Ananthamurthy and Girish Karnad from public places till the voting gets over in the state on April...
  • Doordarshan's 'Best of Indian Cinema' series to screen 'Shevri', 'Kantatar' and other critically-acclaimed films April 7, 2014

    As many as 104 award-winning and critically acclaimed films are being showcased by Doordarshan under the initiative 'Best Of Indian Cinema'. As a part of the bi-weekly initiative which started in November 2013, DD has been screening multi-lingual films such as 'Maati Maay' by Chitra Palekar, 'Harud' by Aamir Bashir...
  • Girish Karnad, Ananthamurthy back Nilekani, critics question motive April 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Two renowned Kannada writers have joined Nandan Nilekani's campaign team in Karnataka. Both Dr. U R Ananthamurthy and Girish Karnad are Jnanapeeth award winning writers and celebrated social activists, not only in Karnataka, but also in rest of India. Girish Karnad has been doing a door to door campaign...
  • Tough to learn character's physical nuances in 'Jal': Purab Kohli February 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Purab Kohli, who plays a water diviner in forthcoming film 'Jal', says learning the physical nuances of the character was most difficult for him. With the backdrop of water scarcity, 'Jal' is the story of Bakka, a person gifted with a special ability to find water in the desert....
  • 200910 was most frustrating period in my career: Purab Kohli February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Purab Kohli says he could not bank on the success of 'Rock On' as many of his crucial films got shelved due to recession in 2009 and 2010. The 34yearold actor, however, is looking forward to the release of his upcoming film 'Jal', in which he plays...
  • AAP ministers working roundtheclock to meet people's expectations January 12, 2014

    New Delhi: While the first day of their janata durbar may not have been a success, the Aam Aadmi Party ministers are working round the clock to implement all the promises made by them. At 7 pm, when the working day is over for most Delhi officials, the newly appointed Labour...
  • AAP claims Janata Darbar turnout shows how previous Delhi governments failed January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government's Janata Darbar didn't exactly turn out the way Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal would have expected it to. While it was organised for the people to talk to the Delhi Cabinet about their issues, the Janata Darbar itself became an issue with chaos,...
  • Maharishi Vidya Mandir Chief held for allegedly raping teacher for 7 years December 30, 2013

    Bhopal: The Chief of Maharishi Vidya Mandir group of schools Girish Chandra Verma has been arrested by Bhopal Police over charges of periodically raping a school teacher for over a period 7 years. The teacher had lodged a complaint in March 2013 with the police alleging rape. Thereafter the...
  • Satyendra Kumar Jain, an Architectturnedminister December 28, 2013

    Satyendra Kumar Jain, an architect by profession, quit his job with Central Public Works Department (CPWD) due to prevailing corruption in the Department and turned to politics. An MLA from Shakur Basti, 49yearold Jain defeated BJP's Shyam Lal Garg by a margin of 7,062 votes. Jain, among six MLAs, has been chosen...
  • Girish Soni, AAP's Dalit face with big dreams for poor December 28, 2013

    One of the two Dalit faces in Arvind Kejriwal's young cabinet, Girish Soni with his tireless contribution to Aam Aadmi Party's 'BijliPani' agitation has come a long way from the youth who had to give up on his higher studies owing to financial problems. The 49yearold MLA from Madipur nudged out...
  • AAP's Somnath Bharti, lawyercum activist with IIT degree December 28, 2013

    A lawyerturned activist with an IIT degree to boot, Somanth Bharti breached a Congress bastion by wresting power from threetime sitting MLA and highprofile former Delhi minister Kiran Walia from crucial Malviya Nagar constituency in South Delhi. Among the several giant killers that the nascent party threw in Delhi elections, Bharti...
  • Delhi gets AAP government, CM Arvind Kejriwal vows a clean regime December 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi got an 'aam aadmi' as its Chief Minister when Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who spectacularly ended the duopoly of Congress and BJP in the national capital in the recent Assembly elections, took oath at the historic Ramlila Maidan on Saturday amidst thousands of cheering supporters....
  • Politicians congratulate Kejriwal as Delhi Chief Minister, welcome AAP December 28, 2013

    With the swearingin ceremony at the Ramleela grounds, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal has become the seventh Chief Minister of Delhi. Leaders from opposition parties congratulated him and asked him to continue the promises for the welfare of the people of the Delhi. ...