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Tanuja Chandra to work on two scripts

Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Director Tanuja Chandra, whose film Qarib Qarib Singlle has hit the screens, says she will begin working on two scripts. Tanuja donned the director's hat after nine years but has not been sitting idle. I completed two other scripts after my film 'Hope & A Little Sugar' in 2008. I'll be going into those films, now that 'Qarib Qarib Singlle' is 'qarib qa...

8 hours ago
'Qarib Qarib Singlle' rakes in Rs 1.75 crore on opening day

Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Qarib Qarib Single, which is being appreciated as a breezy romantic comedy, raked in Rs 1.75 crore on its opening day, the makers have said. Directed by Tanuja Chandra, the film is witnessing a strong word-of-mouth creating a power-packed impact on the masses, said a statement on behalf of the makers. It brings to celluloid a fresh pairing of National Award-...

1 day ago
'Qarib Qarib Singlle': The best travel rom-com since 'Jab We Met'

Film: Qarib Qarib Singlle; Cast: Irrfan Khan, Parvathy; Director: Tanuja Chandra; Rating: **** Look, there are lots of problems in Qarib Qarib Singlle -- as there are in life. But that's what makes life, and life in the movies, worth living. Qarib Qarib Singlle is a delightful 'romp'-com about two middle-aged strangers -- one a widow and the other a vagabond -- travelling togethe...

3 days ago
French bands to tour India in November, December

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) French bands Colt Silvers and Last Train will go for a multi-city India tour spanning across the months of November and December. The bands will perform as part of the third edition of the Bonjour India festival, which is curated and created by the French Institute in India, in association with Alliance Francaise. Colt Silvers comprises vocalist Tristan, b...

20 days ago
Mizoram montage: Fierce civic pride of a former insurgent tribe

Aizawl, Oct 22 (IANS) There is something about India's Northeast that makes it markedly different from the rest of India, and it's not just the Mongoloid features of its people. At the risk of offence to mainstream Indians, it's a much more civilised and cultured segment than the rest of the country. In Gangtok, capital of Sikkim, that borders China, the streets are clean, the traffic is...

4 months ago
Army Chief in Sikkim, takes stock of situation

Gangtok, June 29 (IANS) Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday took stock of the situation in Sikkim amid a stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops along the border. Informed sources said the Army chief was briefed about the security situation and the stand-off. He also visited areas under the 17th Mountain Division. Gen Rawat will return to Delhi on Friday. The ...

4 months ago
Army chief visits Sikkim as stand-off continues

Gangtok/Beijing, June 29 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday arrived in Sikkim to take stock of the situation amid a stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops along the border. Informed sources said the Army chief will review the security situation and may visit forward areas. But he will avoid the area where the stand-off is taking place. Gen Rawat will re...

4 months ago
Army Chief in Sikkim amid India-China border face-off

Gangtok, June 29 (IANS) Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday arrived in Sikkim to take stock of the security scenario amid a stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops along the border in the area. According to sources, the Army chief will review the security situation, and may also visit some forward areas. Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel breached the Lin...

4 months ago
Stepping out of comfort zone: Tanuja Chandra on Irrfan starrer

Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Director Tanuja Chandra has completed her next romantic comedy entertainer which features actor Irrfan Khan, and says she is stepping out of her comfort zone with the project. On the sidelines of the premiere of Hollywood film The Big Sick, Chandra said: I have just finished up shooting a film. I can't talk about it right now, but its editing is going on. I...

4 months ago
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. The latest list -- including 12 state capitals -- takes the number of cities chosen so far to 90 under the Smart City Mission. In the new list, the Kerala capital is followed by Chhattisgarh's n...

4 months ago
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. The latest list -- including 12 state capitals - takes the number of cities chosen so far to 90 under the Smart City Mission. In the new list, the Kerala capital is followed by Chhattisgarh's ne...

4 months ago
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. The latest list -- including 12 state capitals - takes the number of cities chosen to 90 under the Smart City Mission. In the list, the Kerala capital is followed by Chhattisgarh's new capital Naya Raipur.

4 months ago
Sikkim CM backs Gorkhaland demand

Gangtok, June 22 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has come out in support of the demand for a separate Gorkhaland, to be carved out of hill areas in West Bengal. The fulfilment of the constitutional demand of the people in the Darjeeling hills, which is deeply connected with the national identity of the Indian Gorkhas, will provide long-awaited justice to their patriotis...

4 months ago
Sikkim CM backs Gorkhaland demand

Gangtok, June 22 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has come out in support of the demand for a separate Gorkhaland to be carved out of North Bengal hills. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday, Chamling wrote: The fulfilment of the constitutional demand of the people in the Darjeeling Hills, which is deeply connected with the national identity of the India...

4 months ago
Sikkim tourism hit after Darjeeling unrest: Minister

Gangtok, June 19 (IANS) Tourism in Sikkim has been hit by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha-sponsored indefinite shutdown and clashes in neighbouring Darjeeling and Kalimpong, said Ugen T. Gyatso, Sikkim's Tourism Minister. Early on Monday, pro-Gorkhaland activists blocked National Highway 10 that connects Siliguri in North Bengal to Sikkim bringing traffic to a standstill. According t...

5 months ago
Sikkim tourism unaffected by Bengal violence: Officials

Gangtok, June 9 (IANS) While thousands of stranded tourists are having a torrid time in West Bengal's hill town Darjeeling due to the fresh unrest and incidents of violence, neighbouring Sikkim - also a popular tourist destination - remains unaffected, a senior Sikkim government official said on Friday. Tourism in Sikkim is largely unaffected right now as the highway (National Highway 10...

5 months ago
Six tourists from Bengal, Odisha killed in Sikkim accident

Siliguri, May 31 (IANS) Six tourists - two from Odisha and four from West Bengal - belonging to two families died when their vehicle slid down from a hillock at Phengla close to Tashi View Point, about five kilometres from the Sikkimese capital Gangtok. The accident at around 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening left two other tourists and the driver seriously injured and fighting for their lives ...

5 months ago
Unexplored destinations, sustainable tourism on Indians' mind

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Indians are widely opting to travel to unexplored destinations and have been quite experimental with their travelling choices, according to experts. Alankar Chandra, co-founder and CEO of wildlife and nature tourism firm Wild Voyager, and a report by Make My Trip (online travel services firm) have pointed a few summer travel trends this year: * Indians th...

5 months ago
Unexplored destinations, sustainable tourism on Indians' mind

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Indians are widely opting to travel to unexplored destinations and have been quite experimental with their travelling choices, according to experts. Alankar Chandra, co-founder and CEO of wildlife and nature tourism firm Wild Voyager, and a report by Make My Trip (online travel services firm) have pointed a few summer travel trends this year: * Indians th...

5 months ago
Unexplored destinations, sustainable tourism on Indians' mind

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Indians are widely opting to travel to unexplored destinations and have been quite experimental with their travelling choices, according to experts. Alankar Chandra, co-founder and CEO of wildlife and nature tourism firm Wild Voyager, and a report by Make My Trip (online travel services firm) have pointed a few summer travel trends this year: * Indians th...

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