The Interview: Why take Seth Rogen's joke on Kim Jong-un so seriously?

By Hemant Abhishek | Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 16:40

For Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), it is all about image. In an attempt to build a larger-than-life persona for the world to see and fear, the military leader has chosen to be seen in military fatigues, in tanks, war-room simulations, flanked by his army generals and weapons.

Why stars from the 90s continue to rule the roost on big screen!

By Ritika Handoo | Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 12:31

'Fame is not the glory! Virtue is the goal, and fame only a messenger, to bring more to the fold.”

--Vanna Bonta, Degrees: Thought Capsules

Govinda: The return of 'Hero No 1'

By Aparna Mudi | Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 14:38

Govinda was one of India's favourite 90s hero. No matter how much the snobs ignored him, secretly everyone loved him as he wore his purple and orange pants and made faces that would make soulless zombies guffaw till their sides split. He is the Jim Carrey of India - loved by many. His comic timing is something that younger heroes are trying to emulate and they still have a long way to go.

Why Mahira Khan is the next big thing in Bollywood

By Anindita Dev | Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 14:36

Mahira Khan – the Pakistani beauty and actress – is ready to carve a niche in Bollywood. She begins her ride with none other than superstar Shah Rukh Khan in `Raees`. 

While anybody can give an arm and a leg to be in her place, Mahira has been chosen to romance king Khan, leaving other B-Town divas far behind in the race.

Restricting a woman's freedom is not the solution to end rape

By Anindita Dev | Friday, December 12, 2014 - 18:11

Imagine the despair when every day the newspapers flash a horrific crime and/or report a rape of a woman. It is appalling to even admit that it happens in a civilised society such as India.

Driving in Delhi – God save our souls!

By Aparna Mudi | Friday, November 28, 2014 - 19:32

Delhi boasts of a well-developed transport system. Unlike a decade ago, most of the commercial areas are now well-connected with the Delhi Metro and hence, the roads have become relatively unclogged. Obviously, in an ever growing city like the Nation's capital, there is no dearth of traffic snarls and yet things have become much better than before.

Never judge a celebrity by his looks!

By Anindita Dev | Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 16:41

Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

When will Indian cinema stop objectifying women?

By Anindita Dev | Friday, November 28, 2014 - 18:24

We Indians are a hypocritical lot. At one end, we shout our hearts out for equal rights for women, we want to be respected and taken seriously but at the other end, we let the film industry define feminine stature.

Yes, the portrayal of women in our Bollywood films is downright demeaning and there are hardly any of us who have actually ever voiced our concerns.