Vikram

  • 'Gone With The Vindaloo' makes for a mouth-watering read 17-04-2014 11:56 PM

    Vikram Nair's debut novel, "Gone With The Vindaloo", is a decadent experience, to say the least. A restaurateur by profession, Nair has brought his flair for food to his literary venture, thereby fusing the two with incredible easy and fluidity. As the book takes us through a gastronomical journey of...
  • LS polls: 65 pc voter turnout in three Naxal-hit seats of Chhattisgarh 17-04-2014 08:34 AM

    Raipur: Around 65 per cent voter turnout was on Thursday recorded in three Naxal-hit Lok Sabha constituencies of Chhattisgarh, where Maoists targeted a polling party but there was no casualty. Barring the one Naxal-related incident, polling was by and large peaceful in the state, which completed the second phase of...
  • Go on a date with Ranbir Kapoor, spend the day with Priyanka Chopra and fly with SRK 05-04-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: A starry fundraising auction will offer a chance to fly with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on his private jet, win a dinner date with heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and spend an entire day with Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra. Swades Foundation, founded by former UTV boss Ronnie and wife Zarina...
  • Vikram Bhatt to helm 'Raaz 4', cast not yet decided 04-04-2014 04:55 PM

    Mumbai: Vikram Bhatt is set to take forward his hit "Raaz" franchise with "Raaz 4". He will go behind the camera to direct the film. Bhatt, who directed the original and the third instalment of the franchise, says the cast is yet to be finalised. At the promo launch of...
  • Memorable to act with father, son in 'Manam': Nagarjuna 05-03-2014 01:56 PM

    Chennai: Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who worked with his late father Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Akkineni Naga Chaitanya in forthcoming Telugu drama 'Manam', says the experience was adventurous and memorable. 'Manam' was the last film of legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who passed away recently. "'Manam' is totally an entertainment-based movie...
  • Highest ranked Indian-American official at Pentagon to join think-tank 22-02-2014 02:14 PM

    Vikram Singh, the highest- ranking Indian-American at the Pentagon, is joining an eminent US think-tank after serving the Obama Administration in various positions for over five years. Singh, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, is joining the Center for American Progress (CAP) as its vice...
  • Mr X: Emraan Hashmi will surprise you with his look in the film 19-02-2014 11:44 AM

    New Delhi: Emraan Hashmi has undergone a massive transformation for his upcoming fantasy-adventure film 'Mr X'. The film will be directed by Vikram Bhatt and it will present Emraan in a bald avatar. While the makers of the film contemplated on several looks for Emraan's character in the film, it...
  • First Look: It's scary! Emraan Hashmi looks creepy in Vikram Bhatt's 'Mr X' 18-02-2014 07:48 AM

    New Delhi: He has been donning different and striking looks in his films. But it is the bald avatar in his next horror film 'Mr X' which explains how determined he is to take up challenging roles. Vikram Bhatt's 'Mr X', which also features Amyra Dastur, will be made under...
  • Not nervous about my TV debut: Vikram Bhatt 10-02-2014 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: Vikram Bhatt is making his first appearance on TV with "Ishq Kills" and the filmmaker says he is confident about his stint on the small screen. The 'Raaz' director, who is not a TV buff, said his firm belief in the storyline of the Star Plus show makes...
  • Kolkata Literary Meet 2014: A resounding success 06-02-2014 05:02 PM

    The first year of the Kolkata Literary Meet being held independently from the Book Fair was a resounding success. An initiative by Kalam, with Gameplan as the chief organizers, the meet was sponsored by reputed corporate names such as Tata Steel, Exide and Google Srei. The panel not only boasted...
  • Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt to host TV show 'Ishq Kills' 06-02-2014 08:56 AM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt will soon be seen hosting a TV show based on real-life romances. The show is titled 'Ishq Kills'. Bhatt will step in front of the camera for the show that brings to the forefront a series of forbidden love stories that go beyond the traditional norms...
  • Kangana, Bipasha refuse TV show on forbidden relationships 05-02-2014 04:26 PM

    Mumbai: Actresses Kangana Ranaut, Bipasha Basu and Mahie Gill, who were approached for an upcoming TV show about forbidden relationships, have refused to host it. 'Ishq Kills' is an upcoming episodic series primarily about love stories gone wrong. "We were in talks with Bipasha Basu to come on board. She...
  • Read Vikram Seth's poem 'Through love's great power' - a protest against the SC ruling on gay sex 29-01-2014 01:40 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition filed by the Centre against its December 11, 2013, verdict criminalizing gay sex. The court rejected the petition as it found no merit in it. Celebrated author Vikram Seth, who has been a champion of the LGBT community for some time...
  • SC ruling on section 377 ruling hollow, shallow: Vikram Seth 27-01-2014 12:30 AM

    Slamming the Supreme Court's ruling upholding Indian Penal Code's (IPC)section 377, criminalising gay sex, celebrated author Vikram Seth on Sunday said the judgement was "ethically hollow and intellectually shallow." "Just because a population is miniscule do you forgo their fundamental rights? Its ethically hollow and intellectually shallow," he said during...
  • CBI arrests man who 'hacked' over 900 accounts for a fee 24-01-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind synchronised operation, CBI on Friday acted on the inputs of FBI to arrest a man from Pune who allegedly hacked over 900 email accounts across the globe for clients ranging from individuals to corporates. CBI sources said they had inputs from the US probe agency...
  • ISRO yet to pick up rover built by IIT Kanpur 14-01-2014 08:01 PM

    ISRO had given a project to IIT Kanpur to develop a rover to be launched with Chandrayaan-II, which the university's scientists completed in 2010, but the space agency was yet to pick it up and make part payment to the institute, according to its professor. When contacted, an Indian Space...
  • Watch the first trailer of Mahesh Babu's '1: Nenokkadine' 01-01-2014 03:30 PM

    Chennai: There's darkness, gunshots, exotic locales, bike and car chases, suspense and lots of action in the first trailer of superstar Mahesh Babu-starrer Telugu action-thriller '1: Nenokkadine', which was unveiled online on New Year's Day. The trailer promises that the film will have a lot of action and suspense for...
  • Aleph to publish Vikram Seth's 'A Suitable Boy' sequel 18-12-2013 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: Aleph Book Company has acquired publishing rights of Vikram Seth's much-awaited 'A Suitable Girl', sequel to the 1993 bestseller 'A Suitable Boy'. The novel is set for release 2016. Aleph will also be publishing the 20th anniversary edition of "A Suitable Boy", set to release February 2014. The...
  • 'Ivan Vera Mathiri' review: This Tamil film has an intelligent premise 14-12-2013 05:41 PM

    Cast: Vikram Prabhu, Vamsi Krishna, Surabhi, Ganesh Venkatraman and Hariraj Director: M Saravanan Rating: 3 out of 5 Usually, the rise of a common man against evil always results in violence and the immediate formation of an overnight leader. But our common man, played by Vikram Prabhu, is well read,...
  • SC judgement criminalising gay sex harmed Indian polity: Vikram Seth 14-12-2013 09:02 AM

    Novelist and gay rights activist Vikram Seth has hit out at the recent Supreme Court judgement criminalising gay sex in the country. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Vikram said the judgment was worse than the Supreme Court ruling striking down an individual's right to challenge his detention...
  • Devil's Advocate: Judgement by SC on Section 377 is terrible, says Vikram Seth 12-12-2013 11:24 PM

    After the Supreme Court upheld Indian Penal Code Section 377, writer Vikram seth stressed that the judgement was terrible. "I am absolutely astounded by the narrow minded, uncompassionate, limited blinkered judgement of the particular bench," Seth said. ...
  • SC order on Section 377 a disgrace: Vikram Seth 11-12-2013 05:40 PM

    In the wake of the Supreme Court's verdict calling gay sex illegal, writer Vikram Seth said that the apex court has disregarded equality and non discrimination. "I think this judgement will be seen as a disgrace in the annals of Indian jurisprudence," Seth added. ...
  • SC order on Section 377 has disregarded equality: Vikram Seth 11-12-2013 03:15 PM

    Writer Vikram Seth expressed his disappointment over the Supreme Court verdict calling gay sex as unconstitutional. "The apex court has disregarded equality and non discrimination," Seth said. ...
  • The Good Road: India's Oscar entry to be screened at Harvard University 06-12-2013 02:40 PM

    Mumbai: Gujarati film 'The Good Road', India's official submission for the foreign language film category at the 86th Academy Awards, will be screened at Harvard University's Cambridge campus in Massachusetts, US. A production by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), the film will be shown Dec 9 at Harvard University's...
  • Court to consider defamation complaint against Modi, others on Nov 26 21-11-2013 06:56 PM

    A Delhi court, on Thursday, fixed November 26 for considering the criminal defamation complaint filed by former IPS officer RB Sreekumar against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Rajnath Singh and two others over attacks on him in the ISRO spying case. Sreekumar, who retired as the Director General...
  • Nirupama Rao named visiting fellow at Brown University 19-11-2013 07:15 AM

    Washington: Nirupama Rao, the former Indian Ambassador to the US, has been named as the 'Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow' with the Brown-India initiative at the Watson Institute for International Studies. Rao, who till early November was India's top envoy in the US, would use her one-year term at the...
  • Owing to Naxal threats, re-polling in 4 booths of Antagarh constituency 11-11-2013 01:08 PM

    Naxal's efforts to stall the Chhattisgarh assembly elections may not have materialised as they had planned, but it surely has hampered the polling process in 4 booths of Antagarh constituency of Bastar district. "Polling parties could not reach 4 booths of Antagarh due to Naxal threat. Polling will be conducted...
  • Shahid Kapoor: I'm really lucky to be choreographed by Prabhudeva 15-10-2013 04:44 PM

    Mumbai: Shahid Kapoor says shooting action and dance sequences for 'R... Rajkumar' was so tough that he injured himself while performing these. "We were doing a lot of action, and before this film started he (director Prabhudheva) looked at me and said, 'Shahid, you are going to be really tired...