Girish

  • I did not praise Narendra Modi. I was misquoted, my words were manipulated: Open letter from actor-playwright Girish Karnad July 10, 2014

    A report in a leading newspaper claimed that the Jnanpith award-winning 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....
  • 2009-10 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 34-year-old actor, however, is looking forward to the release of his upcoming film 'Jal', in which he plays...
  • AAP ministers working round-the-clock 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 Architect-turned-minister 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, 49-year-old 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 'Bijli-Pani' agitation has come a long way from the youth who had to give up on his higher studies owing to financial problems. The 49-year-old MLA from Madipur nudged out...
  • AAP's Somnath Bharti, lawyer-cum activist with IIT degree December 28, 2013

    A lawyer-turned activist with an IIT degree to boot, Somanth Bharti breached a Congress bastion by wresting power from three-time sitting MLA and high-profile 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 swearing-in 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. ...
  • AAP government in Delhi, team Kejriwal takes Oath December 28, 2013

    With the swearing-in ceremony at the Ramleela grounds, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal has become the seventh Chief Minister of Delhi. At 45 years four months and 14 days, Kejriwal who was born on August 16, 1968 in Haryana's Siwani is the youngest Chief Minister of the city state. ...
  • Delhi Cabinet: Kejriwal keeps crucial portfolios of Home, Power, Finance, Planning and Vigilance December 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi party leader Arvind Kejriwal who has rewritten the grammar of politics took charge as the chief minister of Delhi along with six of his Cabinet colleagues on Saturday. In a press conference held soon after Kejriwal took charge of the government, he said that he...
  • Arvind Kejriwal asked to prove majority by Jan 3 December 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has directed Aam Aadmi Party leader and chief minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal to prove majority of his government on the floor of Delhi assembly by January 3. The direction came after President Pranab Mukherjee conveyed to Jung that Kejriwal be asked to prove his majority on...
  • AAP sends list of proposed ministers to Lt Governor December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Leader of Aam Aadmi Party's and Delhi's Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday sent the list of party MLAs, to be sworn in as ministers, to the Lt. Governor Shri Najeeb Jung. This list includes: 1. Manish Sisodia: He is a well known activist who came to prominance...
  • AAP finalises Delhi Cabinet; Sisodia, Rakhi Birla to be ministers December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party has finalised its Cabinet for Delhi with Arvind Kejriwal as the Chief Minister. The Cabinet will include former journalist Manish Sisodia representing Patparganj, Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti, former journalist Rakhi Birla who is an MLA from Mangolpuri, Saurabh Bhardwaj from Greater Kailash, Satyendra Jain...
  • I would want to work with Amitabh Bachchan: Girish Kumar November 30, 2013

    New Delhi: One film old actor Girish Kumar, the son of TIPS honcho Kumar Taurani, is not so keen on following his father's footsteps as he is currently focusing on his acting career. The 24-year-old actor, who made his Bollywood debut with Prabhu Deva's 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya', said he may take...
  • Girish Karnad: Don't judge Indian cinema by Western standards November 16, 2013

    Noted playwright Girish Karnad believes Indian cinema has successfully warded off Hollywood invasion because of its song and dance tradition. "If we would have made films like Satyajit Ray, continued without song and dance, we would have been swallowed up by Hollywood by now," Girish Karnad told reporters in Delhi....
  • I'm open to films outside father's banner: Girish Kumar November 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood newcomer Girish Kumar said he is happy to receive various kind of films and is likely to do a film outside his producer father Kumar Taurani's banner. Girish had made his debut with Prabhu Deva's directorial venture 'Ramaiyya Vastavaiya', produced by the actor's father Kumar Taurani. But he...
  • Annu Kapoor rewrites Ramleela scenes for 'Muavza' October 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Upcoming movie 'Muavza', about neo-rich people in the capital, will have scenes depicting mythological tale of 'Ramayan' and actor Annu Kapoor has written those scenes. It all happened after the actor's recent visit to the capital. He quizzed people about their intention behind watching Ramleela during Dusshera time. "Everyone unanimously said,...
  • Eesha Koppikar returns to Kollywood with 'Looty' September 28, 2013

    Eesha Koppikar, who worked in Kollywood in films like 'O Nanna Nalle', 'Suryavansha' and 'Hoo Anthiya Uhoo Anthiya' earlier, will now return to Kannada films with 'Looty'. The actress bid adieu to films after she got married to businessman Timmy Narang. The actress will return to Kannada films after a...
  • Indian film 'Jal' selected for Busan film festival September 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor-turned-director Girish Malik's debut film 'Jal' is all set to have its world premiere at Busan international film festival, which runs from October 3-12. Malik's debut film is among the 12 other entries that will feature in festival's 'New Currents' segment. 'Jal' is based on the universal issue of...
  • 'Ugly' trailer: Anurag Kashyap returns with a dark thriller September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The makers have revealed the first trailer of director Anurag Kashyap's much awaited psychological thriller 'Ugly'. The film features Girish Kulkarni, Ronit Roy, Tejaswini Kolhapure and Vipin Sharma in pivotal roles. The trailer shows the dark underbelly of a metropolitan city where several personalities live within the same...
  • 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya' beats 'D-Day' at the Box-Office July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite having an almost new star cast in his latest romantic comedy, Prabhudeva's 'Ramiaya Vastavaiya' managed to beat multi-starrer 'D-Day' at the box office. With three days of the release of both the films, 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya' has collected Rs 15.30 crore while 'D-Day' has earned Rs 13.69 crore...
  • You're going to see a superstar in Girish: Sonu Sood July 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Sonu Sood, who essays the role of Shruti Haasan's brother in 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya', is amazed by the film's lead actor, debutant Girish Kumar's performance. He says there's a future star in him. "The performance that he (Girish) has given...I would never expect it from a newcomer. This kind of...
  • 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya' review: Prabhudeva remixes Salman's old hits July 20, 2013

    Cast: Girish Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Sonu Sood Director: Prabhudeva A rich spoilt brat falls in love with a simple girl. But, like in every hindi film, parents are against the entire set up. The boy's mother accuses the girl of setting a trap for the boy. The girl cries and then enters...