Category archives: Artist

They Started at the Bottom of the Corporate Ladder. Now They're Millionaires.

By Amanda DiSilvestro Everyone knows a person who has pulled themselves up in the world, through hard work, a little luck, and lots of motivation. Those people might have tripped along the way, but they pushed on and always forward. In these stories, what becomes less important is what is given to you—and what’s more important is what you earn on your own.   Take Shahid Khan; born in Pakistan, […]

Woman, Bring Out the Entrepreneur Within You

Every idea is worth millions, depending on how it is conceived and delivered. Being a creative individual, new ideas cross my mind every few minutes. So much so, that I always keep pen and paper handy to sketch my ideas or to note them down. While I studied the technical aspects of designing from some of the best people in the industry, the business know how came from experimenting with […]

To be a tree, or not to be: Sumana Roy’s first book takes you on an incredible meditative journey

The world of trees is often under-considered as a way of finding a mirror to the way life functions on the earth. The natural food chain implies a kind of superiority that drives narratives we are most familiar with. Plant or tree life is then restricted to the domains of science or find mention mostly in fantasised, even fetishised versions of traditional literature. There are exceptions, like Peter Wohlleben’s recent […]

Difficulties of being a doctor in India

                                              The phone rings at 2am at night. Dr. Honest rushes to the ER. He wants to save his patient more than anything. This is the moment for which he joined the medical profession . But life is not a bed of roses for such a Dr. Honest anymore. Dr. Dishonest only aims to earn quick money by advising obviously un-indicated tests, giving treatment which may not do good for […]

The making of desi girl Priyanka Chopra from Indian to international

Priyanka Chopra’s giving no quarter in 2017. The actress ended last year by moving up to No. 16 on IMDb, the world’s largest Internet movie database, ahead of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson and even Johnny Depp in the popularity stakes. And to No. 8 on Forbes’ list of highest-paid celebs in the world. She joined UNICEF’s global goodwill ambassadors Jackie Chan and David Beckham. Time magazine put her […]

7 things you probably didn’t know about the legendary Asha Bhosle

As one of India’s most prolific artistes, Asha Bhosle’s musical journey has not only enthralled listeners worldwide, but also inspired musicians and vocalists, both in India and abroad. Bhosle is known for her range and versatility; in particular, her immense control over her craft. This is further evident in her seven-decade strong performing career, where she not only lent her voice to innumerable Bollywood films, but also crossed genres and […]

A.R. Rahman talks up Toronto, the musician’s life and a film that smells

Before concert honouring famous composer, he talks about making musicians respectable — and making a movie with odours. Though he’s based on the other side of the world, A.R. Rahman has long enjoyed a curiously charmed relationship with Toronto. The innovative Indian composer first travelled here in 1996 to score Deepa Mehta’s Fire, the beginning of a fruitful three-film collaboration. In 2004, the stage spectacle The Lord of the Rings […]

Mayank Singh's new novel Wolf Lair is a very welcome thriller: Here's why

As an aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, streamed live with little discrimination on our TV channels, reactions of anguish and anger were naturally triggered among citizens of the country. In the mayhem that ensued, the alarm and panic unleashed so visibly on that dark night scarred the collective psyche of the nation since. The one lesson for India from the incident is the need to delve deep into […]

Kashmir trolls force Dangal star to delete FB post

Friends of the actor told “The Hindu” that trolling on social networking sites started immediately after she decided to join films in 2015, when she was in Class 9. Reacting to trolls on social media, 16-year-old Dangal actor Zaira Wasim, posted an “apology” on Facebook for joining films and meeting with J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, only to delete it later. Ms. Wasim, in her post, claimed she was “not […]

Om Puri: His life, dreams, struggles and accomplishments in his own words

“I used to work as a clerk at a government office in Punjab. I was paid a salary of Rs 600 per month. I decided to leave the job, and pursue a career in acting. I knew that irrespective of how I fared, I would do better than making six hundred rupees. So I quit the job. At the time, it was unheard of. Everybody wanted government jobs. I studied […]