Author : Navin Pivhal


Running for India

Running for India

May 28,2017 , 01:29 AM IST | Hans
From running on sand bare feet in frigid temperatures in a small village in Odisha to representing India in Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil, sprinter Dutee Chand, truly has come a long way. 
Treading a new path

Treading a new path

May 24,2017 , 11:44 PM IST | Cinema
Prateik Babbar, who garnered accolades for his role in Kiran Rao’s Hindi film, ‘Dhobi Ghat’, is all set to perform in the play ‘Six’ in Hyderabad as part of Qadir Ali Baig’s ‘Theatre Weekend’.   
Nepotism thrives in B-town: Sushant

Nepotism thrives in B-town: Sushant

May 23,2017 , 12:30 AM IST | Cinema
Latest Bollywood heartthrob Sushant Singh Rajput and the new diva Kriti Sanon were in Hyderabad to promote Dinesh Vijan directed film 'Raabta'. Speaking on the sidelines of the presser Sushant, who was last seen in biopic 'M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story', said that nepotism in Bollywood does exist and it thrives.
Go pickling with the Vahrevah Chef

Go pickling with the Vahrevah Chef

May 18,2017 , 11:43 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Hyderabad-based Sanjay Thumma popularly known are Vahrevah Chef will be touring India to document many traditional cuisines in association with Tata Salt. As a part of the promotions, Chef shared his love for Indian pickles. 
Superwoman forays into writing

Superwoman forays into writing

Apr 23,2017 , 12:46 AM IST | Hans
Lilly Singh AKA Superwoman, made her second visit to India. As part of it, she toured Hyderabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi to deliver humour, motivation and real talk from her debut book ‘How To Be A Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life’
Go the Thai way, right here!

Go the Thai way, right here!

Apr 14,2017 , 12:15 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Ask any foodie from anywhere in the world and they’ll unanimously agree that if you want to understand the taste palette of a place, try the street food there.
Royalty with a twist of modern

Royalty with a twist of modern

Apr 08,2017 , 10:34 PM IST | Hans
If your wish is to live like royalty and drown in opulence, there no place better to visit than Rajasthan. With its rich culture, tradition, history and heritage, the capital city Jaipur is among the must-see tourist destinations. 
Focusing on Passion

Focusing on Passion

Apr 02,2017 , 01:24 AM IST | Hans
At a very young age, celebrity photographer Luv Israni started his journey of a flourishing career as a kid model. Thus, he was exposed to the camera at a very early age and gathered all the confidence and ability needed on screen. 
Riding on tide of success

Riding on tide of success

Mar 12,2017 , 01:05 AM IST | Hans
Shraey Khanna shot to fame after winning the first ever series of ‘India's Dancing Superstar’ in 2013. The multitalented artist also debuted in singing with his first single “Nakhra Wakhra” in 2015, which got immense love from the public as well as from the dancing legend Remo D’Souza and other celebs from his former shows. 
I was a thief, who got away with making movies: Martin Scorsese

I was a thief, who got away with making movies: Martin Scorsese

Feb 26,2017 , 12:44 AM IST | Hans
A devout catholic, he was heading towards becoming a priest, before taking a plunge into movies. He helmed landmark films and his collaboration with long time friend and actor Robert De Niro produced cult classics like ‘Mean Streets’ (1973); ‘Taxi Driver’ (1976); ‘Raging Bull’ (1980); ‘The King of Comedy’ (1983); ‘Goodfellas’ (1990); ‘Cape Fear’ (1991) and ‘Casino’ (1995).
Up-close and personal with Liam Neeson

Up-close and personal with Liam Neeson

Feb 19,2017 , 02:03 AM IST | Hans
Noted Hollywood actor – Liam Neeson, rose to prominence with his titular role in the film ‘Schindler’s List’ in 1993. Directed by ace director Steven Spielberg, the film had 12 Academy Award nominations and won seven of them including Best Picture and Best Director. 
Contemporary folk artist of India

Contemporary folk artist of India

Feb 12,2017 , 02:14 AM IST | Hans
Raghupathi Dwarakanath Dixit popularly known as Raghu Dixit has carved a niche for himself in contemporary Indian folk music scene. He performed across the globe and mesmerised the audience with his style of music. 
On the discovery of Indian pickles

On the discovery of Indian pickles

Feb 12,2017 , 01:35 AM IST | Hans
Celebrity chef and restaurateur Kunal Kapur is best known as the host and judge of the TV series Master Chef India Season 1, 2 and 3 on Star Plus and Junior Master Chef India Season 1, and the host of a travel and food show, ‘The Foodie comes to America’, which was shot entirely in New York and California. 
Fly high with Sly

Fly high with Sly

Feb 08,2017 , 11:13 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Sly Tech, a passion project of software engineers, is more than a bar. Enter the lounge and a slur of graffiti welcomes you with a promise to make the time you spend at Sly Tech more vibrant and colourful.
The dancing queen of TV

The dancing queen of TV

Feb 05,2017 , 02:05 AM IST | Hans
Shakti is taking the dance industry by storm. After mentoring aspiring dancers on ‘Dance Plus’ for the second time to throwing the doors open to her dance studio ‘NrityaShakti’ for aspiring dancers, Shakti has recently launched her fashion line online on her Nrityashakti Store. 
Young Turk of EDM

Young Turk of EDM

Feb 04,2017 , 05:42 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Having started off with EDM and Big Room, Shaan has now evolved his sound and has set the bar exceptionally high for producers all across the country.
The Raja of EDM

The Raja of EDM

Jan 25,2017 , 11:18 PM IST | Amaravati Tab
Udyan Sagar popularly known as Nucleya has set the world of EDM swinging with his new beats. The 36-year-old electronica artiste is making music for 15 years and he co-founded the EDM band Bandish Projekt, which started in 1998 and did experiments with electronic and Indian classical music.
Of monsters, relations emotions

Of monsters, relations emotions

Jan 22,2017 , 01:15 AM IST | Hans
Juan Antonio García Bayona popularly known as JA Bayona, shot to the fame in 2007 with the horror film ‘The Orphanage’. 
Framing history

Framing history

Jan 12,2017 , 01:08 AM IST | Cinema
He was taking a dip at the point of origin of Godavari at Nashik, when filmmaker Krish called Gnana Shekar to discuss ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’ (GPSK) with him. Interestingly, Koti Lingala, the birthplace of the erstwhile Satavahana ruler Satakarni is located on the shores of river Godavari.
Finding a way to the top

Finding a way to the top

Dec 24,2016 , 01:35 AM IST | Hans
Lost Stories recently received a rare distinction of being ranked on the DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs poll and are at number 52 on the coveted list. The DJ duo shot to fame with their official remix of Alan Walker’s “Faded”.
One-night stand with music

One-night stand with music

Dec 17,2016 , 12:08 AM IST | Hans
His recent performances have been hailed as "powerful, introspective and inspiring". Timothy Marthand is undeniably one of the aristocrats of the piano music, forging a new understanding of an art that has already seen many heroes. 
Teamwork makes me succeed, says DJ Chetas

Teamwork makes me succeed, says DJ Chetas

Dec 10,2016 , 01:03 AM IST | Hans
DJ Chetas is one of the only one of the kind from India to have been ranked on the ‘DJ Mag's Top 100’ poll. The artiste is working on the mega Karan Johar mash-up apart from #takeindiatotheworld campaign and recreation of the biggest retro hits of all times. He will be in the city on December 24 and ahead of his performance, we caught up with the artiste for a quick chat. Excerpts
Echoing the sounds of hope

Echoing the sounds of hope

Dec 06,2016 , 11:47 PM IST | Amaravati Tab
Five-time Grammy-nominated sitar player and global composer Anoushka Shankar returned to India on December 2 after performing to full houses in Europe, North America, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates. As part of the six-city tour Anoushka will perform at Shilpakala Vedika in the city on December 11.
Echoing the sounds of hope

Echoing the sounds of hope

Dec 04,2016 , 11:45 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Five-time Grammy-nominated sitar player and global composer Anoushka Shankar returned to India on December 2 after performing to full houses in Europe, North America, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.
A love affair with Moplah

A love affair with Moplah

Nov 16,2016 , 01:05 AM IST | Hans
The Malabar belt in the god’s own country Kerala is known for some exotic cuisines, and one of the most delectable side of it is by the Muslims of Malabar. 
The Great Expectations

The Great Expectations

Nov 13,2016 , 02:14 AM IST | Hans
From being in a successful career as an engineer in New Delhi, to being the director of one of the most successful shows on television, ‘Sea Hawks’ to Bollywood with films like the sleeper hit ‘Tum Bin’, ‘Dus’ and Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Ra.One’ – director Anubhav Sinha has come a long way. 
Groove to the beats of desi bass

Groove to the beats of desi bass

Nov 09,2016 , 10:50 PM IST | Cinema
Su Real aka Suhrid Manchanda represents the new breed of Indian music producers who create and curate for the modern Indian dance floor and have actively shaped the “desi bass” movement alongside producers like Nucleya. 
Getting along with BFF

Getting along with BFF

Oct 30,2016 , 02:04 AM IST | Hans
After a brief hiatus Kamal Sidhu, a former model, VJ and actress is back where she belongs to with her new show ‘Vogue BFF’ on Colors Infinity. In a freewheeling chat with NAVIN PIVHAL, she speaks about her break, come back to celluloid and her brand new show. 
Music is inspiration

Music is inspiration

Oct 30,2016 , 01:20 AM IST | Hans
The world knows Amjad Ali Khan as a person, which they perceived from interviews, news stories, etc, but as sons, we penned what are the things we like about our father. It was an honest book; people got to know many unknown facets. 
Riding the DJ wave with elan

Riding the DJ wave with elan

Oct 26,2016 , 01:00 AM IST | Amaravati Tab
Best friends-cum-soul sisters, Nina Shah and Malika Haydon found their true passion for underground music while globetrotting exotic party destinations.