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2 days ago
Vijay's 'Mersal' gets Twitter emoji

Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Tamil superstar Vijay's upcoming Tamil action film Mersal will be the first south Indian film to get an emoji on Twitter. Vijay announced the news on his Twitter account on Friday. 'Mersal' emoji from tomorrow. All the songs to have the emoji as well, Vijay posted. Directed by Atlee, Mersal features Vijay in a triple role -- as a Panchayat head, a d...

6 days ago
Cook-off brings South Indian culinary experts together

Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) The Food Hospitality World Show that brought together culinary experts from across South India through a Culinary and Mixology Competition announced its winners here on Sunday. Touted as one of South India's biggest culinary challenges, the event was held from August 9-11 in association with the US Premium agricultural products, to showcase the produce from Ameri...

9 days ago
Try varied tastes of India this Independence Day

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) As India marks 70 years of being a truly diverse democratic country, how about celebrating the milestone with varied tastes of the country. From trio of Panna Cotta to mazedaar masala munch chaat, get your hands on some of the delicacies that will satiate your taste buds. This Independence Day, some of the experts curated easy-to-do recipes with a regional twist ...

9 days ago
Try varied tastes of India this Independence Day

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) As India marks 70 years of being a truly diverse democratic country, how about celebrating the milestone with varied tastes of the country. From trio of Panna Cotta to mazedaar masala munch chaat, get your hands on some of the delicacies that will satiate your taste buds. This Independence Day, some of the experts curated easy-to-do recipes with a regional twist ...

9 days ago
Try varied tastes of India this Independence Day

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) As India marks 70 years of being a truly diverse democratic country, how about celebrating the milestone with varied tastes of the country. From trio of Panna Cotta to mazedaar masala munch chaat, get your hands on some of the delicacies that will satiate your taste buds. This Independence Day, some of the experts curated easy-to-do recipes with a regional twist ...

10 days ago
India's women geologists are rocking it

Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) A hammer and compass in hand, India's women geologists are literally rocking it. Notwithstanding the dangers of remote environments, encounters with wild animals, limited access to toilets and the occasional detention by left-wing extremists in disturbed areas, these women of the Geological Survey of India have evened out the odds to carve out success stories. Now ...

11 days ago
Feel strongly for welfare of Indian workers abroad: Sushma

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, known for coming to the rescue of Indians in distress abroad, on Wednesday said that she feels strongly for the welfare of Indian workers abroad. She said this during a meeting with United Arab Emirates's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash here. I strongly feel for the welfare of our workers who are...

14 days ago
Indian languages must gel with each other: Gulzar

Bengaluru, Aug 6 (IANS) Calling for more literary translators in India, award-winning poet, lyricist and film-maker Gulzar said this was necessary to make the country's various languages gel with each other. At a poetry session with author-translator and Rajya Sabha member Pavan K. Varma at the 2nd edition of Bengaluru Poetry Festival here, Gulzar said: Languages must gel with each other...

14 days ago
Buy home-made sweets, handicrafts for festive gifting

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Different kind of sweets and unique handicrafts can give the occasion of Rakshabandhan on Monday a more personal touch. A combination of bal mithai from Uttarakhand and a handcrafted pair of leather juttis with tilla embroidery can make your gifts more unique. Experts at SaleBhai.com and Jaypore.com have listed out few sweets and handicrafts for that extra touch: ...

15 days ago
Upbeat, celebratory mood, inside Naidu's house post-win

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Saturday was not an ordinary day at 30, A.P.J Abdul Kalam Road with Metro commuters exiting from the Lok Kalyan Marg station opposite and other passers-by made well aware by the battery of media persons and posses of armed police outside. For its resident, M. Venkaiah Naidu became the 15th Vice President of India defeating the Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gan...

17 days ago
'Gurgaon': Blood-soaked Shakespearean parable on crime, redemption

Film: Gurgaon; Director: Shanker Raman; Cast: Pankaj Tripathy, Akshay Oberoi, Ragini Khanna and Aamir Bashir; Rating: **** The gleaming, glittering surfaces of Gurgaon which stands between the violent hinterland of Haryana and the capital politics of Delhi, renders itself with ironic radiance to the themes of entrepreneurial greed and violence in cinema. Atul Sabharwal's Aurangzeb was an...

17 days ago
Modi to address NDA MPs on Friday

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Parliament members of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Friday, ahead of the Vice President's election on Saturday. According to party officials, apart from the NDA's 81 Rajya Sabha members and 337 Lok Sabha members, members of the AIADMK, YSR Congress and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will also be presen...

17 days ago
South India film employees' federation calls off strike

Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) The Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) on Thursday called off its strike over revising the daily wages of its members. We end our strike. At the behest of several producers who were severely affected by the strike, we decided to end it. All the members of FEFSI will resume work and join shooting from tomorrow (Friday), FEFSI President R.K. Selvamani to...

17 days ago
Modi to address NDA MPs on Friday

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address NDA MPs on Friday, ahead of the Vice President's election on Saturday. According to party officials, apart from the 81 National Democratic Alliance Rajya Sabha and 337 Lok Sabha MPs, MPs of AIADMK, YSR Congress and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will also be present. The Prime Minister will also host a dinner. Twe...

18 days ago
Rajinikanth wants FEFSI strike to end soon

Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday urged the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) to call off its strike over revising the daily wages of its members. Rajinikanth, in a statement said, he doesn't like the word strike. Whatever the problem is, if we discuss an issue without standing on pride, there can be a solution. As a senior artiste, I humbly...

19 days ago
Tea production down by 2.81% in June, Darjeeling tea dips 89.47%

Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) The estimated tea production in India for June has decreased by 2.81 per cent to 143.02 million kg as compared to 147.15 million kg in the corresponding month last year, according to data provided by Tea Board India. Darjeeling tea production was the worst hit in June due to ongoing indefinite strike as crop production fell by 89.47 per cent to 0.14 million kg as co...

19 days ago
Film shoots in Tamil Nadu stalled over FEFSI members' strike

Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) The shooting of over 20 Tamil films came to a standstill across the state on Tuesday as members of Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) struck work to demand a revision of daily wages. The demand has been turned down by Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council (TFPC). FEFSI, which comprises 24 unions of various crafts of the film industry and has over 2...

23 days ago
Gujarat Congress hit by more defections, flies off 44 MLAs to Bengaluru, slams Amit Shah

Ahmedabad, July 29 (IANS) The Congress in Gujarat, which was jolted by the exit of six of its legislators in 24 hours, with one more likely to leave, flew off most of the party's remaining MLAs to Bengaluru on Friday night even as it accused BJP President Amit Shah of engineering defections in Gujarat by money and muscle power. As many as 44 of the remaining 51 Congress MLAs left for Ben...

24 days ago
Adityanath thanks Modi for Rameshwaram-Ayodhya train

Lucknow, July 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching an Express train between Rameshwaram and Ayodhya. Adityanath expressed the hope that this train from the birth place of Lord Ram to Rameshwaram will act as a religious bridge between north and south India, a state government spokesman said. He obser...

25 days ago
We need to champion film preservation, restoration: Kamal Haasan

Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Wednesday emphasised the need for film preservation and restoration. Digital cinema was ushered in to preserve what we have and not lose everything. It was supposed to use technology and preserve something that's historic, Kamal said here at an event. We need to champion film preservation and restoration, and it requires mor...

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