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From skies to silver screen

From skies to silver screen

Sep 17,2017 , 02:18 AM IST | Sunday Hans
Model-turned-actress Priyanka Setia started her career as a flight attendant and later she moved to Delhi and then Mumbai to pursue her passion for modelling. To try her luck in the Bollywood she joined theatre and as the adage goes ‘rest is history’. “I flew for Lufthansa for a few years. I was flying and enjoying, travelling the world then suddenly I realised that I should do something more crea
A Shubh and Mangal career

A Shubh and Mangal career

Sep 03,2017 , 02:02 AM IST | Hans
Anand L Rai of ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ and ‘Raanjhanaa’ fame is now donning the role of a producer. He produced the recently released film ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’, which stars Ayushmaan Khurana and Bhumi Pednekar. In an exclusive interview, Anand shares his tryst with cinema, his production house and teaming up with Shah Rukh Khan for his upcoming film.
Penning a tale of blue-eyed prince

Penning a tale of blue-eyed prince

Aug 27,2017 , 12:51 AM IST | Hans
After ‘Secrets and Second Chances’, ‘Nights in Pink Satin’, and ‘Adriana’s Smile’, author Anita Shirodkar launches her fourth book -- ‘Aryavir’, which is the first part of a trilogy and it is a mythological fantasy.
Ananya’s distinct texture

Ananya’s distinct texture

Aug 20,2017 , 02:11 AM IST | Cinema
After topping the charts and making headlines with her debut song “Livin’ the Life”, Ananya Birla has released her second international single, “Meant To Be” recently. The electro-pop single is produced by Anders Frøen known as ‘Mood Melodies’. The single released worldwide across all digital platforms and streaming services. Keeping her musical commitment in momentum, the ingenious entrepreneur a
Live music for your sibling

Live music for your sibling

Aug 05,2017 , 01:01 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
About the company ‘Happydemic’ Radhika Mukherji says, “India today has some amazing, diverse and versatile talent. Being closely associated with the music industry, I have witnessed artistes having to give up on their dream only because they couldn’t cut it in the big city.
A promising theatre weekend

A promising theatre weekend

Jul 05,2017 , 10:15 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
British theatre veteran Denzil Smith along with Rhys Sebastian D’Souza will be embodying the Goan and Anglo-Indian musicians, who infused jazz into Hindi film music between the 50s and 70s. 
The joy of writing: Durjoy Datta

The joy of writing: Durjoy Datta

Jul 02,2017 , 02:20 AM IST | Hans
DurjoyDatta is an author, novelist, screenplay writer and entrepreneur. He not only penned books that are a hit with youngsters but also wrote daily soaps like ‘Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera’ on Star Plus, ‘Sadda Haq - My Life, My Choice’, ‘Million Dollar Girl - From Banaras to Paris’ on Channel V and currently ‘Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi’ on Sony TV.  His recent book ‘The Boy Who Loved’ is being lapp
Live a healthy lifestyle: Malaika

Live a healthy lifestyle: Malaika

Jun 21,2017 , 02:26 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Bollywood actor, style icon and fitness enthusiast Malaika Arora Khan, an endorser of Yoga and well known for reinventing her fitness regime with Aerial Yoga and other forms, says, “My fitness regime is what keeps me going, ready to take on the world, in real and reel life.
A quest for answers

A quest for answers

Jun 11,2017 , 01:52 AM IST | Hans
Manoj Jain, who is often coined as an author of “Taboo” has recently released his third book ‘Balraj’.  Manoj earlier authored ‘The BNO’ and ‘The THC’ and explored the dark side of relationships. In ‘Balraj’ the author has forayed into something deeper, psychological and spiritual.    
Designer’s favourite fabric

Designer’s favourite fabric

Jun 07,2017 , 12:09 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Khadi is India's signature fabric, and is interwoven with Indian history and culture. It connects the rural & urban India.
Love for dad

Love for dad

May 27,2017 , 12:12 AM IST | Hans
Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Foundation celebrates monthly Theatre Weekend. As part of it they staged an English play ‘Cookie Machine’ on Thursday. The play is written by American playwright-actor-director Jeff Goldberg and directed by Natasha D’Souza.  
All for a good cause

All for a good cause

May 20,2017 , 04:16 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Sidharth Bendi, an 18-year-old, an aspiring singer/songwriter from Hyderabad, and a student of CBIT, is also the founder of a student initiative-turned, NGO, ‘The Beautiful World Movement’.
Make-up artiste Samruddhi’s B’wood stint

Make-up artiste Samruddhi’s B’wood stint

May 09,2017 , 10:59 PM IST | Cinema
Born in Nagpur and brought up in Hyderabad, 18-year-old Samruddhi Sathe, a professional make-up artiste, started freelancing at the age of 15 for Bollywood. The young and talented artiste is looking forward to make her mark in the field of make-up. In a brief chat, Samruddhi reveals her future plans and projects.
The Kuchipudi torchbearers

The Kuchipudi torchbearers

Mar 12,2017 , 01:40 AM IST | Hans
Raja and Radha Reddy, with their dedication and hard work brought Kuchipudi on the cultural map across the globe. They have mesmerised the audience with their scintillating performances. The couple recently completed 50 years in this art form
Living a dream: Anjali Lama

Living a dream: Anjali Lama

Jan 29,2017 , 02:27 AM IST | Hans
Anjali Lama has carved a niche for herself in the modeling world. She is the first transgender model from Nepal. Growing up in a farming family in a quaint little village in Nuwakot as Nabin was a difficult phase for the 32-year-old model. 
It’s Dangal all the way for Aamir

It’s Dangal all the way for Aamir

Dec 21,2016 , 01:15 AM IST | Cinema
As a part of the back-back whirlwind promotional tours for his much discussed film ‘Dangal’, actor, director, producer Aamir Khan was in Hyderabad along with his co-star Fatima Sana Shaikh and director Nitish Tiwari. 
Giving voice to the voiceless

Giving voice to the voiceless

Dec 18,2016 , 02:23 AM IST | Hans
Her objective is to end gun culture and bring peace in her home state Manipur in particular and the Northeast in general. For her contributions in this field to Manipur and the Northeast she is known by the epithet ‘The Face & Voice of North-East’. 
In Harmony...

In Harmony...

Dec 17,2016 , 12:20 AM IST | Hans
Artist Sonaly Gandhi Lakhotia showcases the versatility of the contemporary women, which is immensely powered by independence and self-attained equilibrium through her works.
The R statement

The R statement

Dec 11,2016 , 01:40 AM IST | Hans
Raghavendra Rathore is India's foremost name in bespoke luxury men's wear. Trained at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan, the designer has worked with DKNY and Oscar de la Renta before launching his own label in T994 under the Rathore Jodhpur brand. 
Up-close with Adnan Sami

Up-close with Adnan Sami

Dec 08,2016 , 11:06 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
My father was in the Air Force and later went on to serve as a distinguished diplomat and Ambassador to 14 countries; he was a highly decorated grade 22 bureaucrat having served as Federal Secretary,” informs the singer about his family tree.
An endearing journey

An endearing journey

Nov 27,2016 , 01:07 AM IST | Hans
All of 36, Pavani Reddy is one of the few female Asian individuals to manage an international law firm in London, a fantastic achievement in a trade, which is often criticised for its “old-boys network” environment. 
High flyers of Fashion

High flyers of Fashion

Oct 30,2016 , 01:14 AM IST | Hans
The word in the circles is that they have been exemplifying a lively combination that blends contemporary and chic style with comfort and ease being the USP. The designer duo specialises in western wear and creates clothing that is comfortable and also stands out in the glitz and glamour world. 
App ke liye loan!

App ke liye loan!

Oct 09,2016 , 12:04 AM IST | Hans
There are many apps which cater to your everyday needs. Be it fitness, information, banking, etc. You name it and there are apps available for that. Joining the digital revolution CASHe, a mobile-based app provides short term personal loans for 15, 30 and 90 days at interest rates on par with credit cards to salaried people. 
Simply divine!

Simply divine!

Sep 26,2016 , 11:59 PM IST | Hans
Lucknow’s famed delicacies are back in town, thanks to ITC Kakatiya, which is drawing good crowds to its restaurant K&K, where the Awadhi food festival the appropriately themed ‘Bade Miyan, Chhote Miyan’ is underway. The crème de la crème is kebab, Lucknow’s traditional dish.
The euphoric shades of nature

The euphoric shades of nature

Sep 19,2016 , 11:43 PM IST | Hans
Kalakriti Art Gallery is conducting an exhibition on Gond art titled ‘Rekindling the Wonders of Gond Art’. The exhibition showcases the shades of a tribal land and celebration of the age-old Gondi imagination, through paintings, with a new perspective. 
Art set to sail

Art set to sail

Sep 16,2016 , 12:03 AM IST | Hans
On the occasion of the forthcoming ‘World Water Monitoring Day’ on September 17, Dr Reddy’s Foundation (DRF), GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF), Yacht club of Hyderabad , the Public Affairs Section of the US Consulate and ICONART Gallery came together to celebrate the coveted day. 
An eventful journey 

An eventful journey 

Sep 04,2016 , 01:24 AM IST | Hans
It has been pretty strangely twisted, yet rewarding all along. Although, I graduated in medicine, I realised that my interest was in music. Though, it surprised the people around me, I knew that my calling was in music, which I decided to make my career option.
An ode to friendship

An ode to friendship

Aug 28,2016 , 01:09 AM IST | Hans
Varsha Dixit’s new book ‘Rightfully Wrong, Wrongfully Right’, the final act in the best-selling ‘Right and Wrong’ series is already out on the stands. Dubbed as the queen of romance; Varsha is an author of four successful romance novels, and has a riveting writing style. Her stories are quick paced and leave an unforgettable impression on the readers. 
Balle balle food in Hyderabad

Balle balle food in Hyderabad

Aug 27,2016 , 12:12 AM IST | Hans
Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel is hosting ‘Punjabi Food Festival’. Chef Jitender Singh Sodhi from Punjab was flown in for the festival to take Hyderabadis to a gastronomic journey to the roadside food of hinterlands by serving a number of delicacies to foodies with varieties of veg and non-veg delicacies; with the authentic taste of Amritsar street food.
A connoisseur's delight

A connoisseur's delight

Aug 25,2016 , 11:29 PM IST | Hans
There is much more to Mohammed Yasin's work than perfection of printmaking techniques. Be it the lithograph, aquatint, sugar lifting, calligraphy, drypoint, engraving on copper and zinc plates and the precise geometric symbolisms of his compositions – his works portray a je ne sais quoi of flawlessness. Born in Mogalgidda village, Mahbubnagar District; the 88-year-old is an artiste who never worke