Agra to host first-ever International Film Festival

AGRA:Films from 10 countries across the world would be showcased at the first-ever 'Global Taj International Film Festival' in Agra from November 15 to 17.

Israeli spyware snooped on Indian activists, scribes on WhatsApp

NEW DELHI:As Facebook-owned WhatsApp sued Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group this week that exploited its video calling system to snoop on 1,400 selected users globally, details emerged on Thursday that there were "insignificant number" of Indian human rights activists and journalists among those who were targeted.

I will always enjoy theatre more than cinema'

New Delhi:Back in 1994, theatre and film personality Piyush Mishra wrote a musical play on Bhagat Singhs life and times, and just like his audience, he finds the play relevant even today. Titled ‘Gagan Damama Bajyo, it will be featured at the Prithvi Theatre and Royal Opera House in Mumbai as part of the Prithvi Festival in November.

Wishes pour in as Wriddhiman Saha turns 35

KOLKATA:Wriddhiman Saha, who made a comeback to international cricket in the just concluded Test series against South Africa after a gap of around two years, celebrated his 35th birthday on Thursday. On the auspicious day, not just teammates, but also his fans flooded Twitter with birthday wishes.

What made adarshwadiAnna get drunk and emotional on Sony SAB’s Bhakharwadi?

Sony SAB’s Bhakharwadi will soon witness a very unlikely and a shocking twist. Adarshwadi Anna(DevenBhojani) will be seen having an emotional meltdown in the upcoming episodes. Bhakharwadi, is known for the various flavors that every character adds to make this show a light hearted slice of life treat for the viewers. The show has recently witnessed the entry of Anna’s brother, Munna(Nikhil Ratnaparkhi), who along with his captivating energy has also brought a streak of turmoil in the GokhaleHouse and especially in Anna’s life.

JLF releases first list of authors for 2020 extravaganza

NEW DELHI:Described as the "greatest literary show on Earth", the 2020 edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will take place from January 23-27 at the historic Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

I stick to certain aesthetics: Diana Penty

NEW DELHI: Bollywood actress Diana Penty says she likes to experiment with her looks when it comes to fashion, but at the same time ensures restricting to her aesthetics. In an interview with IANSlife, the "Happy Bhag Jayegi" actress talks about her style mantra, fashion preferences and more.

Reinterpreter of Mythologies

NEW DELHI:She vividly remembers a childhood spent amidst scents of different small towns; the yawning pace of life, a household that held literature dear. And how at her uncle's house in Kangra, conversations around Pahari paintings and Indian miniature were a part of daily conversation.

1 in 6 young drivers use Snapchat while driving: Study

SYDNEY:While people do not pay heed not to use smartphones while behind the wheels, Snapchat has emerged as the biggest culprit, with researchers now reporting that one in six young people use the photo-sharing app while driving.

Film on Kerala floods make it to Cairo film festival

THIRUVNANATHAOURAM:Malayalam award-winning filmmaker Jayaraj's latest offering, "Roudram 2018", based on the devastating 2018 Kerala floods, will be screened at the International Panorama Section of the 41st Cairo International Film Festival.

Timeless Amit Trivedi songs at the OnePlus music festival

NEW DELHI:Amit Trivedi is not only a singer and lyricist; he is also an Indian film score composer and music director. He rose to fame with the critically acclaimed music hits from the movie "Dev D" which also bagged him many awards, catapulting him straight into the big league.

Spice up Diwali with themed gifting

Festivals are never complete without gifting our beloveds. To spice up this Diwali, Arpit Chawla and Anchal Sharma, Co-Founders, Meetha Shagun (MS), who offer conceptualised and themed gifting, suggest tips for a delightful festive gift basket for all and anyone.

TikTok 'poaching' Facebook employees right in its backyard

SAN FRANCISCO:Chinese short-video making platform TikTok is reportedly poaching Facebook employees and has moved into an office space in Mountain View, California that used to be frequented by WhatsApp workers before it was acquired by the social networking giant in 2014.

Netflix adds more subscribers, braces for higher competition

SAN FRANCISCO:Netflix added 6.8 million subscribers in the third quarter of this year internationally, compared to seven million it had forecast, even as the streaming giant braces for stiff competition as Apple and Disney prepare to launch similar services.

Famous Music Director Raj Mahajan gets muscles from a Fat

NEW DELHI:Famous Music Director Raj Mahajan is making headlines these days because of his fit body from a chubby body. He became fat to fit in a period of one year. Recently, He shared his latest picture showing his huge biceps on social media. He is going to complete 42 years of age on this 21st day of October. He deserves appreciation for achieving his fitness in such an age. He had a fatty body last year.

Piyush Goyal invites filmakers to promote cinema on trains

NEW DELHI:Minister of Railways and Commerce Piyush Goyal has lauded the novel idea of Indian Railways to invite filmmakers to promote their cinema projects on trains.

Katrina Kaif launches her own beauty line

MUMBAI:Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has come out with her own beauty line called Kay by Katrina.

Art studio 'Merraki' launched

NEW DELHI:The capital witnessed the launch of yet another art studio on Tuesday -- Merraki Art Studio by artist Nandita Jain at Mehrauli. She is also exhibiting a collection of 50 sculptures made by her, each one looking beyond the intricacies of conventional design to more modern, linear and bold forms.

Marking half a century of celebrating art

The National Centre of Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai will celebrate its 50th year with a three-day multi genre extravaganza 'NCPA Add Art Festival' to be held from November 29 to December 1 in Mumbai.

MenToo frontrunner Karan Oberoi breaks down into tears at the screening of 'Section 375'

MenToo frontrunner Karan Oberoi broke down into tears after watching this year’s most-talked-about film ‘SECTION 375’. The movie, which tells the disturbing reality behind fake rape cases filed against men, was screened by writer of the film Manish Gupta and Karan.


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