Author : Navin Pivhal


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.
The Epic Clash

The Epic Clash

Oct 23,2016 , 01:55 AM IST | Hans
This November 8, the Americans will elect world’s powerful leader. The world is waiting, especially for this edition of elections, with a bated breath. Both the strong Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have locked horns and whoever will win, for sure, will change the policies, which will affect the entire globe. 
Creating music and memories

Creating music and memories

Oct 09,2016 , 01:24 AM IST | Hans
Sunburn kick-started the 10th anniversary celebrations with Sunburn Arena tour featuring World #1DJs Dmitri Vegas and Like Mike in Hyderabad on October 8. In an exclusive interview, the siblings speak about their performance and stint in the world of music and more…
I want to do a role like Kamal Haasan’s in Dasavathaaram

I want to do a role like Kamal Haasan’s in Dasavathaaram

Sep 28,2016 , 02:30 AM IST | Cinema
Ravi Kishan, the superstar of Bhojpuri Cinema, attended the Indywood Film Carnival as an ambassador of Bhojpuri Film Industry. “I have come here to popularise Bhojpuri cinema and talk about how we are going to grow.
Beer it up and say cheers to Oktoberfest

Beer it up and say cheers to Oktoberfest

Sep 27,2016 , 12:06 AM IST | Hans
Marriott Hyderabad is hosting Oktoberfest at Altitude – its roof top lounge bar. ‘Oktoberfest’, which began in 1810 as part of royal marriage celebrations in Germany, over the years has become a global trend. For the promotion, Executive Chef Yogender Pal designed a special German food menu, which goes well with beer and uses a lot of beer too.
A toast to the best from nightlife industry

A toast to the best from nightlife industry

Sep 21,2016 , 12:42 AM IST | Hans
Kickstart Entertainment in collaboration with National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) is conducting a first-of-its-kind ‘India Nightlife Convention and Awards’ (INCA) in Mumbai on September 25 and 26. The platform is specifically designed to bring together and recognise the stakeholders of one of India’s most vibrant and fastest growing Industries – Nightlife. 
Afshan Azad loves Neville Longbottom

Afshan Azad loves Neville Longbottom

Sep 19,2016 , 11:55 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Hyderabad Comic Con (HCC) is set to witness one of the stars from the Harry Potter series. Remember the little Indian girl Padma Patil portrayed by Afshan Azad from ‘Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire’? She will be gracing this year’s HCC.
We all broke down while filming Pink

We all broke down while filming Pink

Sep 11,2016 , 01:12 AM IST | Cinema
Ever since the trailer of Taapsee Pannu’s upcoming film ‘Pink’ was released, she’d been getting rave reviews. The film, slated to release on September 16, seems very promising as seen in the riveting trailer, which has generated a great deal of buzz. “It feels great that we are getting a good response. We have done our best and the verdict will come out soon,” says the Delhi-based model-turned-act
D for David

D for David

Sep 11,2016 , 12:45 AM IST | Hans
Every year Hyderabad Comic Con (HCC) brings international comic book writers to the city making the event a “nerd paradise” for fanatics of the art. Among the handful of illustrators and world-renowned actors attending Hyderabad edition of Comic Con, this year, is notable British comic book artiste, David Lloyd, best known as the illustrator and co-creator of ‘V for Vendetta’.
Best that west can offer

Best that west can offer

Sep 02,2016 , 12:12 AM IST | Hans
Novotel Hyderabad Airport’s Square restaurant hosts a food festival titled ‘Best of the West’, which showcases the rich and diverse cuisines from the western states of India. Over the years, these regions have exchanged flavours and evolved in their recipes and yet have remained so distinctively unique. 
Zaeden is new spin sensation

Zaeden is new spin sensation

Aug 28,2016 , 01:41 AM IST | Hans
Popular in the dance music circuits as the “Justin Bieber of EDM”, Delhi-based Sahil Sharma aka Zaeden, who began DJing at 14 years is one of the first Indian electronic music producers to play at Tomorrowland, Belgium and Marenostrum Festival, Valencia, Spain.