life of a dancer and the way she merges with her art is fascinating.
Each dancer forges her unique link with the art. So many journeys,
by Bharatanatyam dancer Geeta Chandran, with Rajiv Chandran, weaves
together her creative experiences and her impressions over the years.
of the desert
Thakur on the three-day Desert Festival in Jaisalmer which
brings alive the cultural heritage of Rajasthan
wakes up from its slumber to the melodious voice of folk
singers that echoes in the air. Caravans of camel carts and motorcades
make a beeline towards this land of golden sands for the grand Desert
Festival that begins on February 21.
Rajeev Mehra, maker of the
award-winning serial Office Office, is ready with his next
directorial venture LOC. A comedy, this show takes a dig at the
hostility between Indians and Pakistanis. Gitanjali
new serial LOC — to be telecast by Star Plus at primetime —
stands for Life out of Control, says Rajeev Mehra, the director of the
show as well as the man behind the popular satire Office Office, which
bagged 34 awards over the four years that it ran from 2000 to 2003 on
Indian Idol is an example of
how reality TV can offer viewers much more masala than soaps or
tear-jerkers, says Sukhdeep Kaur
some of the controversy, if not suspense, ended this Friday. The
by-now famous house painter from Ludhiana had finally to bow out of
the reality talent hunt show – Indian Idol. A desi
take on American Idol is earning high TRP ratings but the
voting system has been dogged by controversies and keeps springing up
With the buzz created
by Page Three, the spotlight is once again on the portrayal of
journalists in Bollywood. Vikramdeep Johal
on how reporters have fared in Hindi films
swarm around VVIPs like flies, ask silly questions and are
disdainfully shrugged off with retorts like, "Aap presswale
kuchh bhi likh dete hain." Unintelligent, unrefined and
unimportant — that’s how we usually see journalists in Bollywood
films, particularly when they are played by nondescript actors.
Leela Bhansali’s Black is not just about blind and deaf
Michelle McNally (Rani Mukherjee) trying to come to terms with her
handicap or her trainer Debraj Sahai (Amitabh Bachchan), once on
faculty of the Deaf and Blind School, dismissed due to his failing
vision but also about living life with dignity and pride.