VIVEK

  • America's youngest Surgeon General speaks Kannada at home Yesterday

    New Delhi: A year after a Telugu speaker from Andhra Pradesh Sathya Nadella has taken over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft, a Kannada speaker from neighbouring Karnataka has been named as the new Surgeon General of America. The healthy competition between two southern states has seen one...
  • Indian-origin physician becomes US's youngest Surgeon General Yesterday

    Washington: 37-year-old Indian-American physician Vivek Hallegere Murthy has been confirmed as the 19th Surgeon General of America by US Senate. He is youngest person and first person of Indian-origin to hold the post. The upper house of US Congress confirmed Murthy's nomination by 51 votes to 43 more than year after...
  • Mumbai Police to focus on gender sensitisation: Jt Commissioner 2 days ago

    Mumbai Joint Commissioner of Police Vivek Phansalkar said there will be major reforms with focus on gender sensitisation. He said, "Communication is an area that we need to work on. Come 2015, we will be all out on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Police reforms is taking place....
  • Kajol's mother was a working mom: Tara Sharma talks about empowering mothers November 29, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Bollywood actress-turned television show host Tara Sharma is not apologetic about her accomplishments. Grounded and honest, Sharma doesn't mind saying that her show is the "parenting Oprah" of India. Dressed in a cheerful yellow shirt, Sharma chatted with us on Google Hangouts. "The show is centred around discussing parenting...
  • People of Kashmir, Northeast very much part of India: Vivek Oberoi November 17, 2014

    Srinagar: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi today said there was a need to shed the bias against the people of Kashmir and northeast India to give the youth from these places a chance to connect with their counterparts in rest of the country. "We say that we are ready to go to...
  • We can be in semis with two wins: ATK assistant coach November 14, 2014

    Kolkata: After a goalless draw against Atletico de Kolkata, Chennaiyin FC assistant coach Vivek Nagul on Friday said two more wins may be enough for his side to book a semi-final berth in the Indian Super League. "Two wins would really secure a place. If a couple of games can...
  • ISL: Our team has quality to stop Anelka, says Chennaiyin FC assistant coach October 27, 2014

    Chennai: Chennaiyin FC's assistant coach Vivek Nagul on Monday said that his boys are not scared of Mumbai City FC team's marquee striker Nicholas Anelka, who is expected to play his first match when the two teams lock horns in the Hero ISL, here on Tuesday. "We won't have any particular...
  • 'Hum Hain.. Umeed-e-Kashmir' concert: Aamir Khan, Anupam Kher, Farhan Akhtar come together to offer relief to Kashmir flood victims October 19, 2014

    Many suffered property losses from deadly flooding in Kashmir. Many lost their family members. And many starved for days. In an attempt to offer monetary assistance to the flood victims in Kashmir, Bollywood stars flew down to Delhi for Hum Hain.. Umeed-e-Kashmir charity concert. Aamir Khan who donated Rs 25...
  • Commercial release planned for Vivek Agnihotri's 'Buddha In A Traffic Jam' October 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Film maker Vivek Agnihotri, who is showcasing his film "Buddha In A Traffic Jam" at the 16th MAMI film festival, Thursday said he was not looking for a commercial release for the film but now has changed his mind. "We were not even looking for a release for this film......
  • Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri's 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam' to be screened at MAMI film festival October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Vivek Agnihotri, who directed the erotic thriller 'Hate Story', is now making headlines for his film 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam'. Based on the Naxal issue, the film features Anupam Kher in the lead. Such has been the impact of the film that it will now be screened at...
  • Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh begin 'Bank Chor' shoot at Mehboob Studio October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: After the "Masti" franchise, Riteish Deshmukh has teamed up with Vivek Oberoi for "Bank Chor" and currently they are busy shooting for the film in a studio here. He says they share "a great chemistry". A huge bank set has been put up in Mehboob Studio here for the film,...
  • IITians create solarpowered cold storage with no running cost September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Young IIT engineers have come up with an affordable solution to the wastage of agricultural produce by developing a unique solarpowered cold storage system which works at almost zero running cost. Developed at the Science and Technology entrepreneurship Park (STEP) of IITKharagpur 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 18, 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 May 26, 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...