Soon after the success of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Jitendra Kumar is back with co-star Neena Gupta in their new web show, Panchayat. The actor, who had played a gay man and romanced none other than Ayushmann Khurrana in the film, now turns a sulking panchayat secretary on the show. The actor is himself an IIT graduate and is happy to have found his footing in the industry.
When the walls feel like they’re closing in, pull all your family members or roommates away from their screens for a few hours and challenge them to a little friendly competition. That is precisely what our celebrities are doing to banish boredom.
Amid the nationwide lockdown, veteran Indian archer Tarundeep Rai is busy building shoulder muscles at the Army Sports Institute in Pune, which he believes will keep him in shape for Tokyo Olympics now postponed to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The postponement of the Tokyo Games was a bitter pill to swallow for the two-time World Championship silver medallist as he will get one year older when he takes the field for his third Olympics.
As thousands of government schools struggle to keep up with the demand for online learning in the lockdown, a Solapur based teacher is offering a solution to the problem.
Actor Hrithik Roshan may be the most sought after actor in Bollywood right now but his journey to success was not always easy. The actor had a rough childhood when he struggled with a lack of confidence, a stutter, and financial insecurity.
Even as the fate of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League hangs in balance due to the coronavirus outbreak, both the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as well as the IPL franchises are keeping fingers crossed in order to have a full season of the cash-rich league. And a major player in this scenario is the foreign boards as an IPL without the foreign players wouldnt be the carnival it is. So, even as the country fights the pandemic, BCCI has been keeping foreign boards in the loop with regards to developments.
The pre-match buzz of an India-Pakistan match or a series drums up quite a crescendo weeks before the two teams actually arrive. Add the element of a contest between the two cricketing powerhouses in a World Cup and the noise level and anticipation reaches fever pitch. For Indian cricket fans across the country, Star Sports, India’s leading broadcaster and the “Home of Cricket” will showcase thrilling nail-biting matches between India and Pakistan, featuring encounters from World Cup and Asia Cup.
After spending 10 days in quarantine on account of the dreaded coronavirus, it was hard for Rahul* and Anjali* to keep their rose-tinted glasses on. The constant fights and bickering have edged the couple, who had moved in together a while back, on the brink of separation.
Mahabharat: From Juhi Chawla being offered Draupadi’s role to Nitish Bharadwaj’s wish to play Abhimanyu, 10 facts about the show
The hit 80s show Mahabharat is back on the television screens after Doordarshan decided to rerun the show for viewers staying indoors amid 21-day coronavirus lockdown. Produced by BR Chopra and co-directed by his son Ravi Chopra, Mahabharat has returned to TV after a period of more than three decades. The show has become an instant hit among the audience, along with another mythological show Ramayan from the same era.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana is quite a star even before making her Bollywood debut. Her fanpages on Instagram have a dedicated fan following. Now few pictures from her college in New York have now surfaced online.
India’s Covid-19 count crossed 3,000 on Friday, primarily driven up by the detection of hundreds of patients who attended Islamic missionary group Tablighi Jamaat’s gathering in Delhi’s Nizamuddin in March. At least 647 people among the thousands who attended the congregation have been found Covid-19 positive, the government said. With the virus having a deep impact on the economy, businesses are expecting the government to roll out a fiscal package of the same magnitude as the one unveiled by the US (equivalent to around 10 per cent of GDP). They are also hoping the Centre and states, various administrative departments and companies and utilities owned by states will expedite payments owed to them.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM and education minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday held an interactive session with parents through social media platforms, on “parenting in the time of coronavirus”. With schools shut due to the pandemic, it is a challenge for most parents who are working from home to keep their children constructively occupied in a holistic environment and keep them safe.
Priyanka Chopra’s mom explains why dad didn’t approve of actor’s glamorous western wear: ‘We were in Rae Bareli then’
In a recent interview, actor Priyanka Chopra talked about her relationship with her late father, Dr Ashok Chopra. She recalled how he would not approve of her western style of outfits told her to refrain from wearing tight clothes.
Actor Logan Williams, best known for playing the young version of protagonist Barry Allen on the superhero TV show The Flash, has died. He was 16. His mother, Marlyse Williams, confirmed his death to the Tri-City News of British Columbia, saying the family is “absolutely devastated”.
You’ve probably figured out a few things by now. Cooking isn’t always fun. Most crime dramas look the same. And you can only listen to so many yesteryear songs. So back to books it is, and right now a lot of them are free. Sites around the world have opened up new and back catalogues, launched special read-at-home deals, and a handful have simply always had free books.
Delhiite Rakshita Sharma, 14, has been saving money for a year to buy a reading gadget. But, when PM Modi asked citizens to donate to PM CARES for the pandemic relief, she didn’t think twice before donating all her savings. Young individuals like her have been setting unprecedented examples by donating money and propagating compassion.
I believe that free speech is the defining characteristic of a democracy. It even precedes the right to remove a government. And to be truly meaningful, free speech cannot exclude morally disturbing issues. They may be troubling, even unsettling, but ignoring them won’t make them disappear, whilst if we choose to maintain silence we will diminish our discussions and limit our horizons. It’s in that spirit that I want to raise a troubling question. It doesn’t have a clear or simple answer. In fact, our answers could divide us.
As a Westerner, I’ve always been amused by people wearing facial masks in public. I recall a particular moment in the late 1990s, when I was part of a small group hiking in the Himalayas, at high altitude on a sunny day, in thin and pristine air, and with nary a human in sight. Suddenly, a group of Japanese hikers popped up from behind a crag, fully decked out in rubber gloves and masks.