Vivek

  • IITians create solar-powered cold storage with no running cost 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Young IIT engineers have come up with an affordable solution to the wastage of agricultural produce by developing a unique solar-powered cold storage system which works at almost zero running cost. Developed at the Science and Technology entrepreneurship Park (STEP) of IIT-Kharagpur by mechanical engineering student Vivek Pandey and his...
  • Snapshot: Vivek Oberoi bids adieu to Lord Ganesha, celebrates 37th birthday September 3, 2014

    Birthday boy Vivek Oberoi might have started his career as a rugged goon in Ram Gopal Varma's 'Company', but it was his role in 'Saathiya' that has remained with the audiences. The actor, who turns 37 today, was last seen as the supervillain the Hrithik Roshanstarrer 'Krrish 3'.Happily married and...
  • Will write another book after Sonia Gandhi publishes hers: Natwar Singh August 19, 2014

    In an interview with Vivek Tejuja, former Union minister Natwar Singh talks about his life as author. Here is the full transcript of the interview: Vivek Tejuja: You are already a prolific writer and have written many books including 'Walking with Lions', 'My China Diary' and many others recounting your vast...
  • Author of 'Play With Me' Ananth, on his transition from selling books to writing one August 17, 2014

    In an interview with Vivek Tuteja, author Ananth talks about his new book 'Play With Me'. Here is the full transcript of the interview: Vivek Tuteja: Why did you take to writing? What prompted this? From selling books to writing one, how was the transition at some point? Ananth: I...
  • Bollywood misses Kishore Kumar on his 85th birth anniversary August 4, 2014

    Mumbai: While Google India paid tribute to the singing legend Kishore Kumar on his 85th birth anniversary Monday, Bollywood celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar and Madhur Bhandarkar also remembered him and shared a few lines from his popular songs. Here's what they tweeted: Lata Mangeshkar: Aaj Kishore Da ka janamdin hai. Kishore Da...
  • Vivek Oberoi to play CBI officer, Riteish Deshmukh a thief in 'Bank Chor' July 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi will play the role of a CBI officer in Yash Raj Films' (YRF) upcoming movie 'Bank Chor'. With this film, Vivek returns to YRF after 12 years, post his successful last outing with them in Shaad Ali's 'Saathiya'. "The game just got bigger with Vivek hitting the 'Bank...
  • 'Mumbai Confidential' depicts the city's dark side with brilliance July 24, 2014

    What better way to depict the dark and gory underworld and cop politics of Mumbai, than through a graphic novel? The underbelly is fantastically done with shades of brown, black and grey. Sometimes it also may happen that some graphic novels fail to convey what they want to, but that...
  • Jay Bhanushali: 'Hate Story 2' is not an erotic thriller; there's a lot more to the film than just bold scenes July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: The trailer of Bollywood film 'Hate Story 2' indicates that it is an erotic thriller a la the first film. But lead actor Jay Bhanushali says the erotic scenes are restricted to just one song, and that there's a lot more to the film than bold scenes. "Frankly speaking, 'Hate...
  • 'The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing' is a story of a dysfunctional family that cannot be forgotten July 3, 2014

    The past is beautiful and also has the power to be vicious. For it to rear its ugly head and not let go, till the demons have been put to rest. As a reader, I see this theme occurring again and again in books. I think that one cannot ignore...
  • Patrick Lee's 'Runner' is not for the serious reader but is perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon June 27, 2014

    Thrillers are not easy to write. There is always the case of what to give away and what to hide and also the fact that the reader, who reads the genre, has had some experience in figuring it all out. Then how does a writer get the reader to turn...
  • First look: Dhanush's 'Velai Illa Pattathaari' teaser showcases him as the quintessential angry young man June 17, 2014

    The trailer of Dhanush and Amala Paul's Tamil film 'Velai Illa Pattathaari' is set to be released later this month. The film is reported to be a romantic action entertainer, will star Vivek, Sathish, Saranya Ponvannan, Samuthirakani and Anita Ratnam in key roles. The music has been composed by Anirudh...
  • 'Indianomix' full of multiple gems which makes it a must read May 27, 2014

    I will begin this review by saying that this book is not 'Freakonomics'. Due to the success of books such as 'Freakonomics' and 'The Undercover Economist' which in turn has spawned off a multitude of metoos, most reviews of the book tend to be focusing on comparisons with the above...
  • The funniest Vivek Oberoi jokes on Twitter you shouldn't miss May 27, 2014

    After Tiger Shroff, Yami Gautam and Alok Nath, Vivek Oberoi is the latest celebrity to become butt of jokes on Twitter. Vivek Oberoi's name began trending on Twitter on Monday, after he attended the swearingin ceremony of Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Vivek, who wore a pink jacket and a...
  • Salman Khan, Hema Malini, Vivek Oberoi attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath ceremony June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and his father and writer Salim Khan, actor Anupam Kher and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar were among the high profile Bollywood celebrities who attended the swearingin ceremony of the country's 15th Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here Monday. Also actorpoliticians...
  • Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Vivek Oberoi to attend Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony June 14, 2014

    Mumbai: While Rajinikanth has decided to give Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony a miss in Delhi today, there is a host of Bollywood celebrities like Salman Khan, Salim Khan, Sohail Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Anupam Kher and Vivek Oberoi who will be attending the function. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and singer Lata...
  • Vivek Oberoi: I'm very careful in choosing the scripts now May 13, 2014

    Mumbai: After tasting success last year with backto back hits "Grand Masti" and "Krrish 3", actor Vivek Oberoi is being cautious in choosing scripts. Vivek's career graph was on a downfall post 2007 release "Shootout At Wadala", but the two films of 2013 gave him a new lease of life in...
  • EC issues notice to Arvind Kejriwal for remarks against Congress, BJP May 11, 2014

    The Election Commission has issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal for violation of the model code of conduct. The notice comes after Kejriwal while campaigning in Amethi, had reportedly said that voting for the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party is akin to betraying the nation...
  • Delhi HC refuses to stay functioning of Seventh Pay Commission May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday declined to stay the functioning of the Seventh Pay Commission while hearing a plea that challenged a notification on inclusion of a former IAS officer as a member of the panel. Justice Sudershan Kumar Misra also issued notice to the central government on...
  • Arvind Kejriwal tried to influence religious feelings of voters: BJP May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday demanded strict action against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly trying to influence the religious feelings of voters. In its complaint with the Election Commission, BJP referred to the AAP leader's reported remarks that "voting for BJP would amount to betraying God", and accused him...
  • Celebrity selfies a big hit at the IIFA green carpet April 26, 2014

    Tampa Bay: The selfie bug bit celebrities and fans at the green carpet of the technical categories of Bollywood's most extravagant celebration, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards 2014 here. The starstudded event here saw actors and filmmakers not only looking their best, but much in action wherein...
  • Dacoits impacting Banda polls, Congress tells EC April 25, 2014

    Congress candidate from this Lok Sabha seat, Vivek Kumar Singh, has complained to Election Commission that dacoits in the region are terrorising villagers to vote for a particular party amid reports that bandits are calling the shots in Banda. However, the poll panel said it has found no merit in...
  • Google Plus chief Vivek 'Vic' Gundotra quits Google April 25, 2014

    San Francisco: Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook. Vivek 'Vic' Gundotra fittingly announced his departure in a post Thursday on Google Plus, a social network that debuted nearly three years ago. Gundotra had been in...
  • Bollywood stars give elections a miss April 24, 2014

    Many Bollywood stars like Anupam Kher, Vivek Oberoi do not cast their vote due to their commitment to IIFA which is being organised at Florida. Vivek Oberoi expressed his disappointment for not being able to exercise his franchise. He said, "I am extremely upset that we are not voting but...
  • Vivek Oberoi: No fascination towards villain roles April 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi, who has lent his voice in the Hindi version of Hollywood film 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', says he is not over eager to do Hollywood films and will essay only quality roles. "I am not crazy about doing Hollywood films. I am not interested to...
  • Meet Vivek Ranadive: The only Indian to own a team in the NBA April 21, 2014

    A 17-year-old teenager with an enviable technical acumen left his homeland India to explore the American shores, and after more than 30 years of path-breaking success in the field of technology, Vivek Ranadive became the first Indian-American to own a team in the biggest basketball leagues of them all -...
  • Budgets are extremely high for superhero films: Vivek Oberoi April 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Indulging in superhero films is not a cake walk, says Vivek Oberoi and adds that inflated budgets restrict the endeavours of filmmakers. The 37-year-old had his stint with superhero film 'Krrish 3', in which he played a villain opposite Hrithik Roshan in the title role. The successful franchise of 'Koi......
  • It was a daunting task to dub Jamie Foxx's voice: Vivek Oberoi April 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi, who has dubbed for Jamie Foxx's character of Electro in the Hindi version of Hollywood film 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', says he agreed to this as he is a huge fan of the Oscar-winning actor. "I am a huge fan of Jamie Foxx's. I love his work....