Category archives: Artist


Happy Birthday Jagjit Singh: 4 soul-stirring songs of the legendary singer

Renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh crooned many beautiful melodies that are timeless and are still remembered by the music lovers. It goes without saying that the singer had the art of expressing human emotions with his melodious voice. Jagjit Singh, born Jagmohan Singh Dhiman (8 February 1941 – 10 October 2011), was an Indian Ghazal singer, composer and musician. Known as the “Ghazal King”. He sang in numerous languages. He […]

Book review of Trust No Aunty: The burden of being brown and a woman

If you’re a brown woman – of any age group, living in any part of the world — you have my sympathies. Because we are burdened with a lot of contradictory expectations. Like being pretty but not sexy, to excel at work but be home on time, be friendly to everybody but not over-friendly. And our biological clock is ticking but sex is taboo. And unlike our counterparts around the […]

Remembering Amorous English Poet Lord Byron: His Beautiful Quotes

George Gordon Byron, as he is popularly known, was a British Romantic poet, English nobleman, peer, politician, and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination of Europe. Byron led an unconventional lifestyle and produced a massive amount of emotion-stirring literary works. He died at a young age of 36 years in Greece pursuing romantic adventures of heroism. Let’s have a look at of his most famous quotes: “Friendship is […]

Rukshana Eisa’s The Golden Code is a ready reckoner of etiquettes and manners

Sample this: You are at a party, and your friend’s spouse starts hitting on you. What are you supposed to do? Or, you are sipping a drink, nicely sprawled on a lounger, when someone introduces you to another guest. Now, should you stand up or stay seated? What’s the right thing to do when you are out with others for a meal and no one reaches out for the bill? […]

Google Doodle Pays Tribute To Fearless Nadia On Her 110th Birth Anniversary

Google Doodle paid a tribute to Fearless Nadia on her 110th birth anniversary. Mary Ann Evans, better known by her stage name Fearless Nadia was an actress and stuntwoman from Australia who made her mark in the Hindi film industry by her death defying acts. She is most remembered for her role in Hunterwaliin 1935 which was one of the earliest female-lead Indian films. Nadia married Homi Wadia, a film maker […]

Happy Birthday Irrfan Khan: Here are the all-time best dialogues of dialogue king in Bollywood

 Irrfan Khan has had truly a year at movies, with two diverse films doing exceptionally well at the box office Irrfan has become a new definition of hero in Bollywood. Irrfan Khan has always made us proud of being a part of content-driven world cinema as he continues to keep adding feathers to his cap. Irrfan Khan is the actor’s actor, the poignant star who perhaps doesn’t look it, but […]

Guiness World Record holder singer Ghazal Srinivas arrested for sexual harassment

Singer Kesiraju Srinivas from Andhra Pradesh was arrested inHyderabad here on Tuesday on charges of sexual harassment. Srinivas, who holds the Guinness World Record for singing in most languages (76) at one concert, has denied the allegation and said he had never misbehaved with her. A case against the singer, also known as ‘Ghazal Srinivas’  was registered on December 29 following a complaint by a woman, a radio jockey. The […]


Google Doodle Celebrating Mohamad Rafi 93rd Birth Anniversary

Mohammed Rafi (December 24, 1924) the most popular and successful singer of the Hindi film industry. His songs ranged from classical numbers to patriotic songs, sad lamentations to highly romantic numbers, qawwalis to ghazals and bhajans. He was known for his ability to mould his voice to the persona of the actor, lip-syncing the song on screen in the movie. He received six Filmfare Awards and one National Film Award. […]

Review: Available Light, New and Selected Poems by CP Surendran

Review: Available Light, New and Selected Poems by CP Surendran Some poets scoot into the limelight; why or how is a mystery. Others hardly get an entry pass into the glow. What is it that attracts this beam of light — profile, a stint at Oxbridge, editorial contacts or sartorial panache? The limelight is not always a discerning critic. CP Surendran, despite a first-rate novel Hadal (which never got near a […]

Legendary megastar Shashi Kapoor no more

Legendary megastar Shashi Kapoor no more Veteran Indian film industry stalwart Shashi Kapoor has died at the age of 79, it has been confirmed. His nephew Randhir told the Press Trust of India (PTI) that the actor had died in Mumbai on Monday after several years of kidney problems. Kapoor was a scion of the celebrated Indian film-making dynasty, the son of Mughal-E-Azam star Prithviraj Kapoor, and brother of Raj […]