State

  • Chetan Bhagat: Hitting the right notes with Bollywood 20-04-2014 04:06 PM

    New Delhi: He churns out bestsellers which tempt filmmakers to lend them to big screen adaptations. The success ratio of Hindi movies inspired by Chetan Bhagat's books has so far been high, and with the promising response to '2 States', he seems to be cementing his space in the Bollywood...
  • US sees dramatic surge in graduate applications from India 20-04-2014 12:50 PM

    Applications from prospective Indian students to US graduate schools surged dramatically while those from China slowed down a bit in 2013, according to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). A 32 per cent increase in applications from India, which accounts for 18 per cent of all...
  • 2 States: Why Alia Bhatt has more to her than the 'Bhatt' tag 20-04-2014 08:12 AM

    New Delhi: One wouldn't have thought much of Alia Bhatt's acting prowess if one had judged her debut performance in the ostentatious college romance 'Student Of The Year' back in 2012. She played a rich brat who wore Prada and Gucci to a make believe college created by Karan Johar...
  • '2 States' - A movie every budding author connects to

    Under the radar |  Rishabh Madhavendra Pratap
    Writers are all same, says a newspaper correspondent who covers books section of a daily in New Delhi. I had my own reservations on this...

  • US teen suspended for asking Nina Davuluri to prom 19-04-2014 07:54 PM

    Washington: A Pennsylvania teenager has been suspended for asking the first ever Indian-American Miss America Nina Davuluri to the prom, the annual end of the year dance for high school students. Patrick Farves, 18, also handed Davuluri a plastic flower after he asked her to the prom on Thursday. She...
  • Movies help me reach out to more Indians: Chetan Bhagat 19-04-2014 07:13 PM

    Mumbai: Four of Chetan Bhagat's five novels have been adapted for the big screen - the latest being '2 States', based on his book '2 States: The Story Of My Marriage'. The author says movies help him expand his reach among Indians. In an interview, he shares his experience with...
  • '2 States' earns Rs 12 crore on opening day 19-04-2014 05:14 PM

    Mumbai: Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer '2 States', which released this Friday, raked in around Rs.12 crore on its opening day in the country. The movie, based on a bestseller by author Chetan Bhagat, is poised to draw in more viewers over the weekend, say industry experts. According to sources,...
  • The subtlety of Krish in '2 States' is something I aspire for: Arjun Kapoor 19-04-2014 12:57 PM

    Mumbai: After playing the action hero in 'Ishaqzaade' and 'Gunday', Arjun Kapoor essays a loverboy in his latest release '2 States', and he can only be thankful that it has given him a chance to explore a different look and genre. He hopes the audience slowly becomes more confident about...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews '2 states' and 'Transcendence' 19-04-2014 11:27 AM

    Rajeev Masand reviews Arjun Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer '2 states' and Johnny Depp-Rebecca Hall starrer 'Transcendence' in this episode of Now Showing. Also watch the interview with the cast of the film 'Transcendence. ...
  • Are authors losing to scriptwriters?

    Under the radar |  Rishabh Madhavendra Pratap
    '2 States' starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt is yet another Bollywood piece based on a bestseller novel hit the screen this Friday. After the...

  • '2 States' stereotyping of North and South India: I am from Karnataka and I find nothing wrong in laughing at myself once in a while 18-04-2014 03:09 PM

    New Delhi: There are many pointers by which you can tell whether a person is from northern, or the southern part of the country. By the amount of butter he/she slaps on her paranthas or the dexterity with which a person can eat rice with bare hands. Lungis, kurtas, turbans,...
  • Chetan Bhagat was a clown in campus; I'd crack up at his jokes, says wife Anusha 18-04-2014 01:56 PM

    New Delhi: Over a decade ago, Tamilian girl Anusha Suryanarayanan fell for Punjabi boy Chetan Bhagat on the campus of Ahmedabad's Indian Institute of Management (IIM). And yes, she didn't like Chetan for his love for books and huge intellectual aspirations. Instead, it was Chetan's sense of humor and ability...
  • '2 States' tweet review: Tends to drag in parts, but it's enjoyable 18-04-2014 09:51 AM

    New Delhi: Chetan Bhagat's best selling novel '2 States' finally comes on the big screen. Ever since the book released, which was a few years ago, there have been speculations about which director and actors will be part of the project. Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt play Krish and Ananya,...
  • '2 States': 10 amusing North and South Indian stereotypes to watch out for 17-04-2014 11:41 PM

    What do you mean, south Indians don't only eat idlis and dosas? And we have NEVER heard of a small-scale Punjabi wedding. Many cross cultural stereotypes like the ones mentioned above, are the chocolate filling in a warm, light croissant that is Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor's dramedy '2 States'....
  • Trailer of 'Heropanti' to be released with '2 States' 17-04-2014 07:44 PM

    Mumbai: The trailer of Jackie Shroff's son Tiger's debut film 'Heropanti' will be released with Arjun Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer '2 States', its makers announced here today. The movie's trailer will be attached with Karan Johar's home production film '2 States', according to a press release issured by its producers. The...
  • Alia-Arjun have done justice to my story: Chetan Bhagat 17-04-2014 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: Chetan Bhagat's '2 States' is ready to release and the author feels both Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have done justice to his story about two state-crossed lovers. Based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Bhagat, the film produced by Karan Johar and directed by...
  • Snapshot: Alia Bhatt flaunts her style credentials in a figure-hugging dress during '2 States' promotion in Delhi 17-04-2014 03:23 PM

    Alia Bhatt believes in picking things straight from the runway and the style maven experiments a lot with her style. On a recent visit to the capital, the actress slipped into a striking Pankaj and Nidhi dress. The queen of spades print on the turquoise coloured dress looked awe-striking and...
  • My wife Anusha was so cute that many guys in campus wanted to try their luck with her: Chetan Bhagat 17-04-2014 01:37 PM

    How does one introduce an author whose literary works are read by virtually everyone in small towns and metropolitan cities in India? Chetan Bhagat. Yes, the best-selling author needs no introduction, courtesy his works that not only leave an indelible impact on the mind but also touch the heart. An...
  • West Bengal: Tripura State Rifles personnel deployed in LS polls 16-04-2014 05:37 PM

    Agartala: The Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel have been deployed on election duty in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal where elections would be held on Thursday, sources in the state police said on Wednesday. TSR personnel from the 5th, 9th and 12th battalion had been deployed during the...
  • Haven't read Chetan Bhagat's '2 States: The Story of My Marriage'? Here's all you wanted to know about the bestseller 16-04-2014 03:39 PM

    Whether it is the hard to miss off-screen camaraderie, the on-screen chemistry, or the kissing sequences of actors Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor, their upcoming film '2 States' has been making headlines for multiple reasons. For the uninitiated, the film is based on Chetan Bhagat's popular novel '2 States -...
  • Meet Vidya, Neha, Ananya, Priyanka: A complete guide to the absolutely terrific women in all of Chetan Bhagat's books 15-04-2014 04:04 PM

    Delhi: Pretty, long hair, jhumkas, or sexy toes. The women character in author Chetan Bhagat's novels have always been feisty, interesting and independent. Most of his damsels have been vocal about their sexuality and have had a modern outlook towards life. Be it the the fashion designing student, the call...
  • Uttarakhand government gives final touches to Char Dham yatra preparations 15-04-2014 02:17 PM

    With just a fortnight to go for the start of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage, Uttarakhand government is giving final touches to preparations for the yatra route to ensure a smooth and trouble-free journey for the devotees en route to the four Himalayan shrines. "Almost all major roads on the...
  • US sky-watchers ready for total lunar eclipse today 15-04-2014 07:10 AM

    Florida: Night owls and early risers in North America can watch a rare celestial event on Tuesday as the Earth's sunset-hued shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color to bright orange, depending on local weather conditions. The lunar eclipse will unfold over three hours beginning at 1:58 am EDT...
  • There's no way of saying this kindly. IIM-A students perform a terrible flash mob to celebrate on campus film '2 States' 14-04-2014 04:51 PM

    The IIM-Ahmedabad students decided to perform a flash mob to celebrate '2 States' which is based on author Chetan Bhagat's novel of the same name. The hilarious video shows students dancing to the old viral 'Kolaveri Di', moving on to the popular 'Offo' track from the upcoming film starring Alia...
  • Arjun Kapoor stole my heart and made me weep during '2 States': Mahesh Bhatt 14-04-2014 03:44 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who watched his daughter Alia Bhatt's third film '2 States', is happy to see her playing a different role. But it's her co-star Arjun Kapoor who stole the filmmaker's heart. "Alia is fantastic in a startlingly different role. But it is Arjun who stole my heart...
  • I felt like Revathi was my mother: Alia Bhatt 13-04-2014 05:06 PM

    Mumbai: Two-film old Alia Bhatt, who worked with actress-director Revathi in their upcoming film '2 States', says they share a strong bond akin to that of a mother and daughter. "Towards the end of the film, I developed mother-daughter relationship with her (Revathi). The way she touched my face, I...
  • Snapshot: Oh no, Alia Bhatt tweets selfie with Arjun Kapoor again 13-04-2014 11:47 AM

    Is she selfie obsessed? Or is she cashing in on the selfie mania to promote her upcoming film '2 States'? Whatever be the reason, the actress has been extremely busy sharing selfies with Arjun Kapoor with fans on Twitter. From sporting a beard, to forcing Arjun Kapoor to pose even...