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  • Actor Sanjay Dutt back home for Christmas; has been granted a 14-day furlough by the Yerwada Central Jail authorities Yesterday

    Pune: Actor Sanjay Dutt has a reason to cheer this Christmas as he has been granted furlough by the Yerwada Jail. His application was sanctioned yesterday. The actor is serving a jail sentence in Yerwada Central Jail after being convicted under the Arms Act in 2013 in Mumbai bomb blast case....
  • KR Meera's 'Hang Woman' is a complex read July 23, 2014

    Some books are just not an easy read. No matter how hard you try, you cannot skim through them. Neither can you dismiss them. They demand complete and total attention. They will not rest till you give it to them and neither will you. 'Hang Woman' by KR Meera is...
  • Congress routed in Maharashtra, BJPShiv Sena win 41 seats May 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai: As in other states the Congress had no good news coming from Maharashtra too, where it has been able to win only two seats out of the total 48 in the state. The BJPShiv Sena alliance backed 41 seats, while the NCPCongress got only 6 seats. The BJPshiv...
  • Mumbai: Milind Deora serving crony capitalists, says AAP's Meera Sanyal April 24, 2014

    Mumbai saw a low voter turnout on Thursday. Till 1.00 pm, the turnout was 26.7 per cent. ...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai @ ground zero: Mumbaikars on their choice of candidates April 22, 2014

    The six Lok Sabha constituencies in Mumbai will go to polls on April 24. One of the the most keenly awaited contests is for the Mumbai South seat. Union Minister Milind Deora is locked in a four-cornered contest with Arvind Sawant (Shiv Sena), Bala Nandgaonkar (MNS) and Meera Sanyal (AAP)...
  • Campaigning in 117 constituencies for 6th phase to end today April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Campaigning for the crucial sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections in 117 constituencies will end on Tuesday. The 117 constituencies across 12 states will go for voting on April 24. Milind Deora, Meera Sanyal, Shahnawaz Hussain, Tariq Anwar, Mohammad Taslimuddin are amongst the big names in the fray. As...
  • CJ Youngistan: How significant is youth vote in Lok Sabha Polls ? April 13, 2014

    Is youth vote a hype or a real game changer? We chat with young voters and Aam Admi Party candidate from Mumbai south Meera Sanyal to find out how political parties are trying to reach the young electorate in the city. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show April 13, 2014

    This week, Citizen Journalist show gets your voices of young voters from Mumbai. They speak about their aspirations and issues that affect their vote. Also, a report by young aspiring actor about his struggles in the city of dreams. ...
  • Billionaire corporate leaders lag behind politicians in assets April 10, 2014

    Lok Sabha candidates with corporate background, such as Nandan Nilekani and Meera Sanyal, may rank much above their political rivals on wealth charts, but many others from India Inc who are contesting polls lag behind 'netas' in accumulating assets. Nilekani, former chief of Infosys, figures among the richest in fray for...
  • Choose candidates on basis of Parliamentary performance: Milind Deora April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress candidate for South Mumbai Milind Deora believes that it is important to choose candidates and judge them on their parliamentary performance rather than their party. In a live chat on Twitter conducted by IBNLive and initiated by MTV India's #RockTheVote campaign, followers were asked to tweet their...
  • Not comfortable doing intimate scenes, wearing skimpy clothes: Meera Chopra April 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Meera Chopra, seen in 'Gang Of Ghosts', is not ready to shoot intimate scenes for the screen and she says she has restrained herself from taking up any film offers which require her to go beyond her comfort zone. "I am not comfortable doing intimate scenes. I am not...
  • Meera Chopra on the failure of 'Gang of Ghosts': In an ensemble cast, loss is borne by all March 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Southern actress Meera Chopra, who teamed up with a host of actors in her Bollywood debut 'Gang Of Ghosts', says there is an advantage of working in a multi-starrer - the onus is on everyone if the movie doesn't work. Released Friday, the comedy revolves around ghosts. It has been...
  • AAP seeks to strike balance in candidate selection March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party has sought to strike a balance by giving tickets to people from diverse fields like media, corporate world, films and academics besides social activists, former defence personnel and retired bureaucrats for the Lok Sabha elections. Former CEO and Chairperson of RBS India Meera Sanyal, social...
  • Priyanka is close but I don't have an emotional connect with Parineeti: Meera Chopra March 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Meera Chopra has said her actress cousin Priyanka Chopra always ready to help her in her Bollywood career and she shares "emotional bonding" with her. Meera revealed that she was close to Priyanka but not to her another cousin actress Parineeti. Ever since Meera, who has acted...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: The oddballs in the fray March 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Like in the all previous elections, the odd balls are adding some colour to the Lok Sabha elections this time too. Infosys co-founder and former IT Czar from Bangalore Nandan Nilekani to banker Meera Sanyal in Mumbai, film actress Moon Moon Sen in Kolkata to Kannada heroine Ramya...
  • AAP to release its 2nd list of candidates for LS polls February 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday will release its second list of candidates for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. This comes after the AAP announced its first list earlier this month. The party will also begin screening candidates for Bihar. Banker Meera Sanyal and activist Mayank Gandhi figured...
  • AAP prepares for LS polls, Kumar Vishwas to contest against Rahul Gandhi February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The 2014 Lok Sabha elections is no longer a contest between the two major political parties Congress and BJP as the debutante Aam Aadmi Party has sounded the bugle for the general elections. After the AAP government in the national capital resigned on Friday, it is...
  • Actress Meera Jasmine marries IT professional Anil John February 13, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The marriage of noted South Indian actress Meera Jasmine with IT professional Anil John Titus was solemnised at a simple function at a Church here on 12 February, 2014. The marriage ceremony was attended by close relatives of the two besides actors Suresh Gopi and Kavya Madhavan among others. Registration of...
  • 'Inga Enna Solludhu' review: This Tamil film is really boring February 2, 2014

    Cast: VTV Ganesh, Meera Jasmine, Santhanam, Srinath, Pandiarajan, Swarnamalya, Mayilsamy, Silambarasan and Andrea Jeremiah Director: Vincent Selva Rating: 1 out of 5 It's brave on the part of producerturnedactor VTV Ganesh to play the lead in a film which is more or less a semiautobiography based on events from his own life. It is...
  • Prithvi Reddy to head AAP's panel on economic policy January 19, 2014

    The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi has formed a sevenmember team to formulate its economic policy ahead of the general elections. The decision to form a committee assumes significance as the party is under pressure from several quarters to make its stand clear on various issues ranging from foreign...
  • IndianAmerican honoured with top US teaching award January 19, 2014

    An IndianAmerican university professor of physics and astronomy has been awarded with a top US teaching award for her exceptional career. Meera Chandrasekhar was named as the recipient of Baylor University's 2014 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only teaching award in the US that carries the single...
  • AAP membership increases tenfold after its sparkling Delhi debut January 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The popularity of the Aam Aadmi Party is rapidly rising, many working professionals and prominent personalities are joining the common man's party. This now poses an immediate challenge to mainstream parties in the upcoming Lok sabha elections. After it's dramatic rise to power in Delhi elections, the AAP...
  • Nirupama Rao named visiting fellow at Brown University November 19, 2013

    Washington: Nirupama Rao, the former Indian Ambassador to the US, has been named as the 'Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow' with the BrownIndia initiative at the Watson Institute for International Studies. Rao, who till early November was India's top envoy in the US, would use her oneyear term at the Brown...
  • 100 widows ostracised by society will celebrate Diwali in Vrindavan November 3, 2013

    Vrindavan: Lighting up their own lives, 100 widows ostracised by the society will celebrate Diwali in Vrindavan on Sunday. Helping them get over the social stigma is Sulabh International and Meera Sahabhagini Ashram. For some of the widows in Vrindavan this will be the first Diwali celebration in decades. Abandoned by...
  • Meera Jasmine, not Kavya Madhavan finalised for 'Onnum Mindathe' October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Actress Meera Jasmine is ready to make a comeback. The actress, who made headlines for signing 'Mazhaneerthullikal' opposite Anoop Menon, is doing another film. Is reports are to be believed, she has replaced Kavya Madhavan in 'Onnum Mindathe'. While she plays the female lead, Jayaram plays the male...
  • Snapshot: Doesn't Meera Chopra remind you of cousin Priyanka Chopra? October 17, 2013

    One glance at upcoming actress Meera Chopra and you think of her famous cousin Priyanka Chopra. The Delhi girl, who is a third cousin of Priyanka and Parineeti is all set to make her Bollywood debut in Satish Kuashik's 'Gangs of Ghost'. The film also features Mahie Gill and Sharman...
  • Satish Kaushik shoots with Anupam Kher for 'Gang of Ghost' September 11, 2013

    Mumbai: The last schedule of Satish Kaushik's 'Gang of Ghost' commenced on Tuesday. The director will shoot with veteran actor Anupam Kher, who plays the ghost of a mill owner. "Last schedule of 'Gang Of Ghosts' starts today. Shooting my friend Anupam Kher who plays the ghost of Gendamal Hemraj, a...
  • Actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik turns lyricist for 'Gang of Ghosts' September 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Besides donning the director's hat and writing the dialogues for his upcoming film 'Gang of Ghosts', actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik has also penned the lyrics of a song for the film. The 57-year-old bought the rights of a Bengali song from the film 'Bhooter Bhabishyat', and adapted it into Hindi with...
  • 'Sonna Puriyadhu' review: This Tamil film is only funny in parts July 27, 2013

    Cast: Shiva, Vasundhara Kashyap, Mano Bala, Vatsala and Meera Krishnan; Director: Krishnan Jayaraj Rating: 2 out of 5 Shiva's films guarantee entertainment, but 'Sonna Puriyadhu', which revolves around Shiva, who is commitment phobic and hates the idea of marriage, fails in the effort of delivering a wholesome entertainer. What it does...
  • 1920 London: Sharman Joshi, Meera Chopra to play the lead? July 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt has titled the third instalment of '1920' as '1920 London' and he is likely to begin shooting for the movie with Sharman Joshi and Meera Chopra in August. "The third instalment will soon go on floors in August. Sharman and Meera will play the lead in the...