Piyush Mishra One man, many talents
Creative pursuits is what Piyush Mishra has spent his life following; starting from painting, sculpting, writing, singing, acting to directing, he has done it all. "It's by God's grace that it all came easy to me," says Piyush, in Chandigarh on Friday for The Chandigarh Literature Festival.

CREATIVE LINE: Piyush Mishra

punjabi scope
A total disaster
Now, the shayar in you might be able to understand this — ek had key baad gham bhi taqleef nahi deta! All you need to do here is replace the over-rated word 'gham' with a Punjabi movie.

Social calling
Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications company with operations in twenty countries across Asia and Africa, has announced the opening of the "Airtel Endurance Ride" a fund raising mission of Aditya Mehta, renowned amputee cyclist and a double silver medalist at the Asian Para-cycling.

A golden chapter
Jerry Pinto Life happens without style; fiction gives it a makeover, gives it that dress, sky-high stilettos and makes it walk through the door...making heads turn! Jerry Pinto is a master in that. He culls his stories from Mahim, Mumbai. "I can walk all of it in twenty minutes but I can keep writing about it for the next twenty years," says Jerry, author of Em, Big Hoom, Helen: The Life and Times of an H Bomb, books for children and more. Jerry Pinto. Photo: Pradeep Tewari

pet passion
More the merrier!
One was good enough but not sufficient enough. Nor was the count two and even three quite a bag-full. For make-up artist Rabia and her husband Gobind, nothing less than six would do! She laughs, "In fact, one of them is going to have puppies any day. I wish I could keep all of them but I think I'll end up keeping one." Like we said, it's like walking to a house full of puppies.
Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

star track
Rahman’s street magic!
Music maestro AR Rahman has added another feather to his cap. The well-known music composer has got a street named after him in Markham, Ontario, Canada! The board bearing the street's name reads 'Allah-Rakha Rahman Street'.

Deepika has no complaints!
Actress Deepika Padukone, who had three hit films — Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express, is happy with the way 2013 turned out for her. She talks about her career, Ram Leela, co-star Ranveer Singh and more.

Baahubali going great guns
SS Rajamouli's upcoming period drama Baahubali has generated people's interest already. The hype surrounding the film is not without a reason and the stellar cast comprising Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and Anushka Shetty has ensured that the film continues to make news.

chatter box
Work is worship
Avika Gor will soon be seen in a Telegu film as the lead actress. She is thrilled about bagging the film and claims to have offers from other regional cinemas as well. She says, she won’t quit and will avail all the opportunities that come her way.


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