MODERNITY

  • Sofia Vergara hits back at the 'sexist' criticism for her Emmys skit August 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Sofia Vergara has hit back at criticism following her "sexist" skit at the Emmy Awards, saying she was merely poking fun at herself. The 'Modern Family' star was slammed for posing on a rotating platform while the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences president Bruce Rosenblum gave his...
  • Don't know who Walt is, or what a Cumbercollective is? Here's the cheatsheet for the 66th Primetime Emmys August 26, 2014

    Held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles today morning (Indian standard time), the Emmys were full of surprises and awesome moments. We bring you the simplified highlights of the event, in case you're not an avid follower of Western television dramas. Who's the host? Seth Meyers is a one of those...
  • Emmy Awards 2014: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' win top honours August 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series like "Orange Is the New Black." The ceremony's emotional high point came with Billy Crystal's restrained and graceful remembrance of Robin...
  • 'Modern Family' actor Ty Burrell headlines gaymarriage event June 20, 2014

    Salt Lake City: "Modern Family" actor Ty Burrell says he sees gay marriage in the United States is a "tide that can't be turned." Burrell headlined a fundraiser Thursday evening in Salt Lake City to help cover legal costs for couples fighting Utah's ban on samesex marriage, lending his celebrity to...
  • 'Modern Family' star Sofia Vergara announces split with fiance Nick Loeb May 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Sofia Ahas called off her relationship with businessman Nick Loeb, she announced via a social networking medium. The duo is unable to decipher how to spend time together. The announcement was made via a screenshot of a note on her Who Say account Friday. "Not that anyone should care,...
  • Britain's Timothy Spall 'bewildered' to win best actor award at Cannes May 25, 2014

    Cannes: Britain's Timothy Spall on Saturday claimed the best actor prize at Cannes, nearly 20 years after he had to miss the festival because he was diagnosed with cancer. Spall described himself as "like a bewildered 16yearold" after scooping the prize for his role as British Romantic landscape painter JMW Turner...
  • Keep majoritarianism, authoritarianism at bay: Sonia Gandhi May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Keeping majoritarianism and and authoritarianism at bay is the best means of managing India's extraordinary diversity and holding the country together, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has said. Quoting Jawaharlal Nehru in her article "Architect of Modern India" on '50 Years After Nehru' in 'The Week' magazine, she said that...
  • 'Popular: A Memoir' a book everyone love to read April 17, 2014

    I don't think I have ever been popular. I don't even know if I ever wanted to be popular in school or at college. It would have been nice to be known by everyone and probably accepted, but then looking back it was not so bad, or maybe it was...
  • Modern School's viral bullying video: Once the shock wears off, let's take a good, hard look at how we are raising our kids March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: If you are on WhatsApp, you would have by now been forwarded a disturbing video of a group of boys bullying a mate at what appeared to be a school's brick-lined playground. A short message usually precedes the video, now viral on WhatsApp, revealing the purported identities of...
  • Not ashamed to say I love making money: Sofia Vergara December 11, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Sofia Vergara does not shy away from accepting that she loves earning a profit. People.com reports Vergara told Glam Belleza Latina magzine: "I'm not ashamed to say I love making money." The 41yearold also mentioned that she is more into saving than spending and likes planning for the future. "I...
  • Shining Schools of India: Holistic development of students November 9, 2013

    On this episode we take a look at the Modern School, Barakhamba Road and Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj. ...
  • Indian envoy's book seeks to unravel mysteries of life September 24, 2013

    New Delhi:How does one fathom time, does time exist beyond the grasp of the senses and the need of consciousness to be able to create anything these philosophical questions are sought to be answered in a new book by an Indian diplomat. The book, "Unravelling Mysteries of Life Modern...
  • Gurgaon to have India's first air-conditioned bus stand August 31, 2013

    Harayana's Gurgaon city, adjoining the national capital, will have the India's first air-conditioned bus stand in the country, a senior official said in Chandigarh on Friday. "The concept and design of this ultra modern bus stand has already been finalized and funds for the same have also been earmarked," Haryana's Director...
  • Air India art collection showcased for first time August 16, 2013

    Eclectic artworks by Indian masters M F Husain, S H Raza, K H Ara and B Prabha among others, owned by Air India and housed in its various offices across the country, have been brought together for display for the very first time as part of a brand building exercise. Select...
  • Britain's political parties invite Narendra Modi to speak on 'The Future of Modern India' August 13, 2013

    Nearly 10 months after the British government warmed upto Narendra Modi, the India groups of the country's two main political parties have invited the Gujarat chief minister to visit the UK. The ball was set rolling by the Opposition party's Labour Friends of India when its chairman, Barry Gardiner MP, sent...
  • 'Hitched' of arranged marriage and the modern woman August 5, 2013

    Arranged Marriages are dicey. It takes a lot to make them happen and with times changing, the concept of arranged marriages has also changed a lot. What is much needed today is a stepbystep guide on arranged marriages that combines humour and sensitivity. Random House India launches Nandini Krishna's book,...
  • 'Modern Warfare' mastermind Vince Zampella introduces 'Titanfall' June 14, 2013

    Los Angeles: Vince Zampella is back at E3. After spending the past three years engaged in both legal battles and work on a new game, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare cocreator has returned to the Electronic Entertainment Expo to debut Titanfall, the first title from Respawn Entertainment, the studio...
  • Nurses pivotal to health care system: Pranab Mukherjee May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said nursing has evolved into a modern medical profession and nurses have become an indispensable part of the country's health care system. "Nurses form a large part of the health workforce and are the backbone of the health care system. They are pivotal in...
  • Government envisages over $12 bn investment in aviation May 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Describing the decision on 49 per cent FDI in aviation as one which will transform the sector, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Friday the government envisages investment of $12.1 billion in the sector in the 12th Plan period (20122016). Singh said the rapidly expanding air transport...
  • Snapshot: OMG! Sofia Vergara goes blonde! March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Modern Family' actress Sofia Vergara has coloured her tresses and has gone blonde. The actress, who has recently wrapped up the shooting of the new season of the show, celebrated the occasion by dyeing her hair. She gave the first glimpse of her blonde look by posting a...
  • US: Auction of modern Indian art fetches over $ 6 million March 21, 2013

    Washington: An auction of contemporary and modern Indian art in New York city by Sotheby's has fetched $ 6.7 million (more than Rs 36 crores). One painting by Vasudeo S Gaitonde was sold for $ 965,000 (more than Rs 5.2 crores) in the auction early this week. Gaitonde is one of...
  • Sofia Vergara's father said she'd look 'like a hooker' in Hollywood January 29, 2013

    Los Angeles: 'Modern Family' star Sofia Vergara's father advised her against a career in Hollywood saying she would 'look like a hooker' trying to do anything artistic. She maybe be among TV's hottest and funniest actresses, but growing up in Barranquilla, Colombia, Vergara had very different ambitions, reported Us magazine. "My...
  • 'Argo' wins top prize at Producers Guild Awards January 27, 2013

    Los Angeles: Hostage drama 'Argo' took the top motion picture prize at the 24th annual Producers Guild Awards, with Ben Affleck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov receiving the Darryl F Zanuck Award for producing the thriller. Affleck, who also directed and stars in the film, called the moment "incredible, exciting,"...
  • Watch: The modern micro apartments available in New York January 27, 2013

    In a city tight on living space things are about to get even tighter. Now the New York City real estate is appealing to people to consider living modern micro apartments. Take a look at how these apartments are small but cater to all the requirements of a family. ...
  • Gandhi Jayanti: Is Gandhi still relevant in our times? October 3, 2012

    Sagarika Ghose: Hi there, yes today is October 2, the date on which in the year 1869 was born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi's message centred around broadly the concepts of satyagraha or struggle for the truth, Khadi, Ahimsa or non violence, village reconstruction and upliftment of Harijans. How far are...
  • 'Modern Family' takes three early Emmys September 24, 2012

    Los Angeles: 'Modern Family' got off to a strong start at the Primetime Emmy awards on Sunday as television's biggest night kicked off with a starstudded red carpet and high tension over who will win the top drama and comedy series trophies. Eric Stonestreet won his second supporting comedy actor Emmy...