Silk

  • Chinese imports hit Kosa silk trade in Champa 16-11-2013 08:27 PM

    Rise in imports of silk yarn from China, the result of an insufficient supply of quality silkworms, is fast becoming a cause of concern for weavers and traders in Chhattisgarh's Champa, renowned for the 'Kosa' brand of high-quality silk. Those associated with the industry in Champasay they have no option...
  • Silk Road, the online marketplace of vice, shut down by FBI 03-10-2013 06:46 AM

    Boston: Before it was shut down by US agents this week, people looking to buy street drugs, hire hackers or hitmen, and acquire stolen e-commerce accounts anonymously online could go to Silk Road, the Amazon.com of vice. For more than two years, according to US authorities, the website allowed users...
  • I don't follow industry rules, says Milan Luthria 11-08-2013 12:53 PM

    New Delhi: Be it casting Vidya Balan as sex siren Silk Smitha in 'The Dirty Picture' or helming Emraan Hashmi shed his serial kisser image in 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai', director Milan Luthria says he loves casting his actors against their established image. Luthria, who has made eight...
  • Tribal women trying to give traditional 'Godna' art a facelift 02-08-2013 01:09 PM

    'Godna' (tattoos), a popular form of art among tribals, is being experimented beyond its traditional usage by Chhattisgarh women, who are trying to give this primitive artistry a modern twist by using it on textiles. The tribal women are improvising on the art form by painting 'Godna' on fabrics, silk,...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots: HC to hear Sajjan's plea today 24-05-2013 07:58 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will hear the appeal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar to quash charges of murder and rioting framed against him in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He is accused in the murders of six people in the Sultanpuri area of New Delhi. Earlier in May, Sajjan...
  • TN: Kanchipuram's weaving industry hit by powercuts 17-12-2012 08:30 AM

    Kanchipuram: For the weavers of Kanchipuram, the darkness has now become a part of their daily life. With a massive six-eight hour power cut everyday, business in the silk capital of India is taking a massive hit. And due to decline in production, the weavers are now forced to move...
  • Sana Khan's next is a biopic on Silk Smitha 16-12-2012 05:31 PM

    'Silambattam' girl Sana Khan is currently playing the lead role in a Malayalam film titled 'Climax', which is said to be a bio-pic on late actress Silk Smitha. Directed by Anil, the film is scripted by Antony Eastman, who directed a movie titled 'Inaiyai Thedi', which had Silk Smitha in...
  • Amazon's Silk browser ported to other Android devices 04-01-2012 01:37 PM

    New Delhi: One of the unique selling propositions of the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet is Amazon's very own Silk browser that is touted to offer cloud-accelerated speeds to users, thereby improving surfing speeds by compressing web sites before sending them to your device. But reportedly, a member at XDA-developers forum...
  • FIR against Vidya Balan for 'indecent' exposure 18-12-2011 11:18 AM

    Hyderabad: Police today registered an FIR against actor Vidya Balan following a complaint by an advocate who alleged she had posed for 'indecent' photographs on the posters and promos of the film 'The Dirty Picture'. The complainant, Sai Krishna Azad, a practising lawyer, had last month approached the Nampally court...
  • Is Indian handloom dying a slow death? 14-12-2011 04:10 PM

    New Delhi: Their handspun silks and cottons are sold for thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of rupees and top names endorse their products. But the humble hands that weave classy, elegant fabrics that the world admires are living in penury. The soft rustle of kanjivaram, pochampalli, benarasi and chanderi...
  • New Holmes sequel: edgy and extraordinary 13-12-2011 04:09 PM

    Arthur Conan Doyle could kill Sherlock Holmes neither in his lifetime, nor after his death. Many writers " including Conan Doyles son Adrian " have resurrected the detective and his trusty assistant Dr Watson, either as protagonists or as peripheral characters. But it really needed Anthony Horowitzs The House of...
  • Vidya excited over the response to 'The Dirty Picture' 07-12-2011 05:22 PM

    Vidya Balan spoke to CNN-IBN at the HT Leadership Summit, about 'The Dirty Picture' and her wedding plans. ...
  • 'The Dirty Picture' continues to rule the BO 06-12-2011 12:08 PM

    Mumbai: It wasn't very long ago when actress Neha Dhupia famously said that in India, only sex and Shah Rukh Khan sells. Since then Aamir and Salman's films have done much better than Shah Rukh Khan's. But looking at the opening weekend's box office numbers of 'The Dirty Picture', one...
  • I enjoy and celebrate my body like Silk: Vidya Balan 03-12-2011 03:10 PM

    Actors Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar speak at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2011 about their films and Bollywood. ...
  • Snapshot: Silk Smitha shakes a leg with Rajini 02-12-2011 03:24 PM

    New Delhi: Sexy southern star Silk Smitha is back in news, thanks to Vidya Balan's 'The Dirty Picture'. Born on December 2, 1960, Silk is still remembered for her sensuous onscreen avatars. She starred in almost 450 films in different languages. In the following picture, Silk Smitha is seen dancing...
  • 'Dirty Picture' Director on Vidya, Naseer 02-12-2011 03:01 PM

    'The Dirty Picture' director Milind Luthria talks about his pet project, and on casting Naseeruddin Shah and Vidya Balan in the raunchy roles. ...
  • 'The Dirty Picture' gets mix reactions 02-12-2011 02:33 PM

    Some fans say the film is awesome and hot, while some say the story was not so good. ...
  • Friday releases: 'The Dirty Picture', 'Puss in Boots' 02-12-2011 08:08 AM

    The much awaited 'Puss in Boots' and Vidya Balan starrer 'The Dirty Picture' hit theatres this Friday. ...
  • Friday Release: Can 'Dirty Picture' meet the hype? 01-12-2011 05:04 PM

    New Delhi: Movie enthusiasts have been waiting for the first public display of 'The Dirty Picture' since the arrival of its initial teasers. Vidya Balan's avatar as an ambitious actress has taken everyone with amusement. Initial reactions to the film have started to pour in and most of them are...
  • AP HC to decide on 'The Dirty Picture' today 01-12-2011 10:28 AM

    New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday will give its verdict on the writ petition filed by Silk Smitha's brother against the makers of 'The Dirty Picture'. The film ran into trouble when Silk Smitha's brother Naga Vara Prasad objected to the way she's been portrayed in the...
  • The making of Vidya Balan starrer 'Dirty Picture' 30-11-2011 02:35 PM

    Catch all behind the scenes action of 'Dirty Picture' starring Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor. ...
  • Silk is sexy, desirable, but not sleazy: Vidya 29-11-2011 01:53 PM

    Bangalore: It's just her characters that change, swing like a pendulum rather. One day she's a mother to a progeric child, and then she's a 70s sex symbol. But Vidya Balan the person thankfully remains the same. She still greets you with a disarming smile and speaks with characteristic patience...
  • Many told me not to do the role of Silk: Vidya Balan 24-11-2011 11:12 AM

    'The Dirty Picture' actress Vidya Balan said she took up the role of Silk despite many asking her not too. ...
  • Wasn't easy to prepare for 'The Dirty Picture': Vidya 22-11-2011 04:05 PM

    'The Dirty Picture' surely wasn't as easy as it looks, and Vidya had her share of stumbling blocks along the way. The movie is set to release on December 2. ...
  • Vidya Balan talks about 'The Dirty Picture' 19-11-2011 01:08 PM

    Bollywood actor Vidya Balan said that she enjoyed playing Silk in her upcoming movie 'The Dirty Picture'. ...
  • 'The Dirty Picture' not inspired by Smitha: Ekta 18-11-2011 01:18 PM

    New Delhi: After running into controversies, lead actress Vidya Balan and producer Ekta Kapoor of 'The Dirty Picture' talk about the film. Speaking exclusively to Rajdeep Sardesai, the duo said that the film is not inspired by Silk Smitha, but a recreation of that era. Here's the transcript of the...