Popstar Lady Gaga
The “East is East...” refrain of Rudyard Kipling hardly holds today — what with Lady Gaga rocking the Indian Grand Prix and Shakira shaking a leg at a bash in India. To add sizzle to the Indian winter, Jennifer Lopez will join rapper PitBull on his India tour.
Vimla Patil looks at what drives this business between Bollywood and Hollywood
a cursory check of the current scenario shows how superfast
technology and quick travel have brought massive business and cultural
communities together to change and reinvent traditional tastes of all
the ‘people out there’ — the aam aadmis — who are
downloading videos of western and Indian hit songs and dancing to the
music created by Bollywood’s never-tiring item song-creating mills.
Today, fame and glamour have no colour, nationality or boundaries.
From Simla to Shimla
The hills of Shimla have been transformed into a concrete jungle. Several landmark buildings have been consumed by fires, while the faces of others have been altered beyond recognition, writes
as the most British of Indian towns, Shimla has over the years lost
much of its imperial grandeur and scenic splendour. The transition
from Simla to Shimla, as it is spelled now, has come at a heavy price.
Surgeons are reshaping the
natural contours of the body and helping to improve the areas found
unattractive, says Ratika Sarin
was when people despaired over their protruding belly or
misaligned teeth or even a crooked nose whenever they looked into a
mirror. Not any more. Sociologists say that a combination of peer
pressure and advancement in medical science is tempting young people
to experiment with their natural looks to overcome their physical
cards beat cash
When it comes to fun
shopping, people prefer to use plastic money
purchase interesting products with credit and boring products with
cash, a new study, including an Indian-origin researcher, has
revealed. People who pay cash focus on different aspects of products
than people who use credit cards, the report said.
the sound of music
Biswas visits Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. Situated on River
Salzbach, the city is as famous for its beauty as its world-famous
films, Sound of Music and Oscar winning Amadeus,
based on musical genius Mozart, have represented the spirit of
Salzburg. After all, this beautiful city at the foothills of the
Austrian Alps had been the setting for both the famous films.
media a popular business tool
15-year old Shraddha Sharma, uploading videos on Youtube was just
another way to appease a friend who was unhappy with her. But little
did the Dehradun-based girl know that she would soon be the online
singing sensation of India within weeks!
Liz Taylor memorabilia
than 950 items belonging to Elizabeth Taylor, including jewellery,
clothes, shoes and pieces of art, will be put up for sale in
Christie’s first solely online auction.
'The Dirty Picture is not
Surekha Kadapa Bose chats up
Vidya Balan about her latest film, which is a biopic on the life of South Indian siren Silk Smitha
the shy, conservative Parineeta to a woman, who celebrates her
sexuality in The Dirty Picture, Vidya Balan has come a long
way. An actor who has worked with veterans like Amitabh Bachchan,
Naseeruddin Shah, Sanjay Dutt, Vidya feels she still has a long way to
go and says that it’s her acting prowess, which makes directors cast
her for unconventional roles she has essayed so far.
Sherlock Holmes sequel a
Downey Jr. and Jude Law have guaranteed that Sherlock
Holmes: A Game of Shadows will delve deeper into the "bromance"
between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.