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I won’t say MeToo

I won’t say MeToo

Oct 22,2017 , 12:59 AM IST | Sunday Hans
By now if you don’t know what the #MeToo campaign is, you’re living under a rock. It’s been over 10 days and it does not seem to fizz out. Here’s the thing - I don’t want to say #MeToo. This does not mean I have not been harassed, only that I don’t owe you my story.
Meet Sameer Bundela, India’s Cosplay Champ

Meet Sameer Bundela, India’s Cosplay Champ

Sep 14,2017 , 11:02 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
The biggest nerd-mania of the city, Comic Con Hyderabad (CCH) is less than a month away and obviously, cosplay is one of the major parts of it. Most seasoned cosplayers are ready with their costumes, a few might be at the tailors’ getting the last few stitches in place and of course, most us are beginning to plan what to ‘go as’.
Sarahah, anything but honest

Sarahah, anything but honest

Aug 14,2017 , 02:55 AM IST | Amaravati Tab
Another youngster, Nivedita Sharma, preparing for her UPSC finds the app fun. “I received witty, funny and some amazing compliments on it. I too passed a few sarcastic and constructive messages to my friends,” says the girl.
Demonetisation takes a heavy toll on Hyderabad Book Fair

Demonetisation takes a heavy toll on Hyderabad Book Fair

Dec 23,2016 , 01:22 AM IST | Telangana
For a change, the ever-popular Hyderabad Book Fair (HBF) is getting bouquets and brickbats in equal measure. The ongoing 30th edition, which took-off at the NTR Grounds here on December 15, is not turning into the money-spinner. 
Muddy politics and internal affairs

Muddy politics and internal affairs

Oct 16,2016 , 02:01 AM IST | Hans
In the last days of the Showa period, a little girl is abducted and killed even after her parents pay the ransom. The case is open for 14 years and the police have no new leads. 
Gupshup with gorgeous Gagroo

Gupshup with gorgeous Gagroo

Sep 17,2016 , 12:54 AM IST | Cinema
From the ever-smiling beauty satiating the feminine thirst in ‘TVF Pitchers’ to portraying ‘Every Bombay Girl in the World’ in the viral video of the same title, Maanvi Gagroo’s latest is the role of a princess-wife in The Viral Fever’s (TVF) ‘Tripling’.
The queen of cosplay

The queen of cosplay

Sep 17,2016 , 12:45 AM IST | Hans
The Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa once wrote, “Masquerades disclose the reality of souls. As long as no one sees who we are, we can tell the most intimate details of our life.”
Dance master extraordinaire  

Dance master extraordinaire  

Aug 18,2016 , 11:56 PM IST | Bollywood
When it comes to representing Indian choreographers across the globe, Terence Lewis is a name that comes to the mind almost instantaneously. 
Cursed Child sustains Harry Potter magic

Cursed Child sustains Harry Potter magic

Jul 31,2016 , 10:35 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Based on a story by JK Rowling, playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany, the play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ opened in London over the weekend and the script of the same released in book format at midnight on July 31.
The enchanting curse of Harry Potter

The enchanting curse of Harry Potter

Jul 30,2016 , 11:50 PM IST | Hans
No story lives unless someone wants to listen… Thank you for queuing for the books all those years. Thank you for camping out in a wet Trafalgar Square. And finally, as everyone has said and I need to say it most of all… The stories we love best do live in us forever. 
Rocky Star hosts India’s first fashion chat show

Rocky Star hosts India’s first fashion chat show

May 13,2016 , 10:55 PM IST | Hans
As a designer, Rocky Star has renewed the way fashion is operated in India. Having styled for over 300 films and currently working on Rajinikanth-starrer ‘Robot 2’, Rocky is known as the first designer for both the common man and celebrities what with his wearable collections.
Lacklustre tales in an uber glam world

Lacklustre tales in an uber glam world

Apr 24,2016 , 12:32 AM IST | Hans
A "fortunate" shoe incident lands 20-something Briton, Amber Green, a job with stylist for Hollywood celebrities, Mona Armstrong. 
The Big Question is What If fans want more?

The Big Question is What If fans want more?

Apr 23,2016 , 01:41 AM IST | Hans
You know them as ‘those guys who did those viral videos ‘Bollywood vs Reality’ and ‘Are you a Ch*t*ya?’ and countless other hilarious ones; they make you guilty of binge-watching their content many times. With over one crore views on their channel (1,67,88,006 views as of April 22) and upto two lakh five thousand subscribers, SnG Comedy needs no introduction on the Indian web entertainment arena.
The Big Question is What If fans want more?

The Big Question is What If fans want more?

Apr 22,2016 , 10:38 PM IST | Cinema
You know them as ‘those guys who did those viral videos ‘Bollywood vs Reality’ and ‘Are you a Ch*t*ya?’ and countless other hilarious ones; they make you guilty of binge-watching their content many times.
When GoT meets Doordarshan

When GoT meets Doordarshan

Apr 15,2016 , 11:51 PM IST | Cinema
In the most unlikely fandom meet up one could ever imagine, YouTube channel, Pun Seekh Kebab (PSK) brought together Game of Thrones (GoT) and the overly-cultured ‘90s Doordarshan news style to review the trailer of the most anticipated season of the series.
The liberatory power of makeup

The liberatory power of makeup

Apr 10,2016 , 12:46 AM IST | Hans
London-based makeup artiste, Lisa Eldridge has added another shade to her palette of achievements with her first book, ‘Face Paint: The Story of Makeup’. In the book, the red carpet specialist with over 20 years of experience in the industry reveals the history of makeup, from Egyptian ages through the Victorian age and the golden era of Hollywood, and surveys the science of cosmetics for what lie
A desi Superwoman in the making

A desi Superwoman in the making

Apr 08,2016 , 11:38 PM IST | Hans
Unperturbed by the constant comparison to YT sensation, Superwoman, Prajakta says, “I think it swings both ways. It is flattering to be compared to one of the biggest YouTubers in the world, but on the other hand, I want people to look beyond the comparison and see the real me.”