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The storyteller of our times

The storyteller of our times

Jul 23,2017 , 02:07 AM IST | Hans
Storytelling has always been an integral part of Indian tradition. There was a time when All India Radio had audio dramas, and narrations that had dedicated listeners. However, with time the trend faded and narrating stories was a thing of past until Neelesh Misra – the journalist-turned-lyric writer began his radio show ‘Yaadon Ka Idiot Box’ on Big FM 92.7 and ‘The NeeleshMisra Show on Red FM 93.
Pullman Hotel: A luxurious affair

Pullman Hotel: A luxurious affair

Jul 22,2017 , 10:54 PM IST | Hans
Delhi, the capital city of India, has been the financial and political centre of several empires in ancient India. It is so even in the modern times. The place boasts of astonishing architectural marvels from the old world as well as modern structures. Amidst this perfect balance of heritage and modernity comes ‘Pullman New Delhi’, where luxury spells itself.
Jashn-e-Mojito

Jashn-e-Mojito

Jul 14,2017 , 12:37 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Mojito! Yes, this cocktail is liked by everyone and we doubt there is any beverage lover who does not adore this lip smacking and delicious concoction. Origin of this drink? Any guesses? Well, no points for guessing; this highball drink originated in Havana, Cuba in the 16th century.
We are excited about ‘Angry Birds 2’: Pete Oswald

We are excited about ‘Angry Birds 2’: Pete Oswald

Jul 03,2017 , 03:33 AM IST | Cinema
Pete Oswald who donned the role of production manager for ‘Angry Birds’ will reprise his role in the upcoming sequel. Angry Birds was aired on Sony Pix recently
Churning soulful melodies: Band Sanam

Churning soulful melodies: Band Sanam

Jul 02,2017 , 02:28 AM IST | Hans
Gulabi Aankhen”, “Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi”, “Lag Jaa Gale” among others are evergreen classics songs churned by stalwarts of the industry. These soulful melodies tend to uplift the environment or mood of a party at any given point. 
The new era

The new era

Jun 25,2017 , 01:47 AM IST | Hans
As Silk, donned by Vidya Balan, from the movie ‘The Dirty Picture’, said people like only three things in life “Entertainment, entertainment and entertainment”. And the pursuit of the same has never ceased.
Macro fun at microbrewery

Macro fun at microbrewery

Jun 16,2017 , 12:05 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Beer is one of the most favourite drinks across the globe, and there is no celebration complete without this golden hued, frosty and fizzy brew.
1 reasons to feast

1 reasons to feast

Jun 09,2017 , 12:35 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Ramzan unfolds a delicious story. From medieval walled structures of Old City to the colossal cosmos of Hitec City, this festival reverberates bliss among every true-blooded Hyderabadi and Haleem tops it all, with an evangelical sloganeering.
Helping in walking with pride

Helping in walking with pride

Jun 07,2017 , 10:55 PM IST | Hyderabad Tab
There's no greater disability in the society than the inability to see a person as more and Red Chief has taken a step to diminish that disability from the society.
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.