Thu, 08/23/2018 - 02:10

In 2019, the world famous Khajuraho temples will complete 1020 years. The Khajuraho millennium, was celebrated in grand style in from 1999 – 2000. In fact so successful were the celebrations, that it was decided to extend the festivities by one more year.

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 02:59

The opening of Bouchon in Beverly Hills nine years ago was a star-studded affair, with Pierce Brosnan, Don Johnson, and Jay Leno in attendance. Eater LA, the foodie website, gushed about chef Thomas Keller’s charcuterie and tartine—and the difficulty of getting a reservation.

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 02:33

I wrote about the small screen taking over the personal entertainment sphere gradually, not as an alternative to the cinema screen, but as a major provider, which will be more keenly followed than the cinema entertainment.  Cinema entertainment in any case, is into the exploitation business.

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 02:30

This week’s release Satyamev Jayate is a vigilante film, in which John Abraham goes about burning alive corrupt cops, because of an injustice done to his father, who was an honest police officer.

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 03:56

Vienna has ended Melbourne’s seven-year reign as the world’s most liveable city, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 02:57

There was a time when the films revolved around various characters. The lead pair alone was not burdened with seeing a film through. That way, the lead stars were not over exposed, maintained their mysticism and the viewer also did not get bored.

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 02:53

In a few days Independence Day will arrive, and as run-up to it patriotic songs will be played all over the place, and leading that playlist always is Mere desh ki dharti sona ugle, ugle heere moti, from the film Upkar (1967).

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 03:06

Billionaire John Magnier got a windfall from the sale of an Amedeo Modigliani nude at Sotheby’s in May. The auction house was not as fortunate.

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 03:04

If one wanders into Chinsurah today, it would be hard to imagine that this small town which is just a suburb of Kolkata and part of Bengal’s Hooghly district, was a prosperous Dutch trading post between the 17th and 19th centuries.  But what was it that drew the Dutch to the area?  It i

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 02:22

In the cold, chalky cellars deep underground at boutique Champagne house A.R. Lenoble, co-owner Antoine Malassagne shares his worries about the future of the region’s world-famous fizz.

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 03:10

Stock indices are scaling new peaks on the leg-up given by abundant liquidity. It would now be hard for retail investors not to get carried away by this seasonal upswing. After all, there is easy money to be made when the bulls are skipping and charging ahead.

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 02:22

The respectful term is ‘Inspiration’. But, to put it blandly it is, actually, blatant copying of Hollywood films, South East Asian countries and European countries. It is an age old practice found amongst almost all film industries in India, but most practiced in the Hindi industry.

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 02:14

There have been very few films made from the point of view of a differently abled protagonist; the ones that exist are mostly screechy melodramas. 

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 03:43

It is, to many, a byword for culture and opulence: Gulbenkian. Six decades after his death, Calouste Gulbenkian, a lion of the early oil age, lives on through the $3.6 billion private foundation and sumptuous fine arts museum that bear his name.