SURAIYA

  • PETA urges Campbell to cancel elephant polo match November 5, 2012

    Mumbai: British supermodel Naomi Campbell's planned elephant polo match for boyfriend Vladimir Doronin's 50th birthday bash in Jodhpur has been criticised by animal activists group PETA. The 42yearold is reportedly planning the match during the fourday long birthday celebrations. "PETA India urges Naomi Campbell to respect elephants and Indian wildlife and immediately...
  • Six books shortlisted for Book Prize 2012 September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Six books have been shortlisted for 'Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2012' of the Shakti Bhatt Foundation. There were 96 entries. The shortlisted books will be sent to the 2012 panel of judges, which consists of literary agent David Godwin, poet and novelist Tishani Doshi, and author Basharat Peer,...
  • Assertive women and macho men in Bollywood now March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The script has changed in Bollywood in the last 60 years the women are more worldly, the men more macho and the cinema itself more technosavvy, almost as good as Hollywood, says veteran cinema writer and critic Bhaichand Patel. "The women in Hindi cinema are more assertive though...
  • Book excerpt: Bunny Suraiya's 'Calcutta Exile' November 30, 2011

    Bunny Suraiya's 'Calcutta Exile' evokes a bygone era of one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world. It also raises questions about individual and collective identities, the foremost among which is: where is home? Set in Calcutta a decade after partition, the novel explores what happens to people...
  • 'Calcutta Exile' captures the pulse of the city November 2, 2011

    This is a story about four families caught in a vortex of history that changed millions of lives. Set in Calcutta a decade after Partition, the novel explores what happens to people when momentous change happens. Robert Ryan, an AngloIndian, is as much a son of Calcutta, as is...
  • 'Js & The Times of My Life' has a witty raconteur September 19, 2011

    There are two terrible things about Jug Suraiyas cleverlynamed memoir. One is the sigh clever name, with the words js and The Times set in the typefaces of the logos of the longdeparted and still lamented JS (alias, The Junior Statesman), and the stillthriving Times of India, just...
  • Yes, I loved Suraiya: Dev Anand June 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Bollywood's evergreen superstar, Dev Anand, has romanced many beautiful women on the screen and even settled with one, but the octogenarian has, for the first time ever, professed his love for costar Suraiya. Dev Anand has admitted to have loved her and has made a special mention of this...