Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Dalai Lama On His 87th Birthday

July 6, 2022 1:33 pm

His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, turns 87. Tenzin Gyatso, a Buddhist spiritual leader, was born on July 6, 1935, and travelled to India in 1959 following the horrific Chinese repression of the Tibetan Uprising. For his simplicity and modest demeanour, the 14th Dalai Lama inspires millions of people around the world. He has devoted his […]

Pride, Politics & Prejudice Aside, Why Does Maharashtra Matter?

June 24, 2022 1:34 pm

Maharashtra is in political crisis. The richest state in India with country’s financial capital Mumbai is witnessing a major tug-of-war that might result in end game for Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s government. The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), as the three-way coalition is called, has been jolted by a coup masterminded by Shiv Sena strongman Eknath […]

Ahmedabad And Its Boundless Love For Cheese

June 22, 2022 5:17 pm

Gujarat and Dairy have an inseparable bond. The state has bejewelled India with the White Revolution, Amul, and the ‘chaas’ culture. However, one dairy product Gujaratis love that does not have its heritage in Gujarat is CHEESE. As per a 2015 food survey, Gujaratis likely eat 50% of India’s cheese. Moreover, the delicacies around Ahmedabad […]

Asha, evergreen at 88

September 8, 2021 12:56 pm

1943… It was an uncomfortably hot day in Kolhapur. The 10-year-old young girl who was skipping down the road looked happily playful on camera, but actually, she couldn’t wait for the director to call “Cut.” Her father, Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar, had passed away the previous year, and she had accepted the Marathi film, Majha Bal. The song […]

Ananth Mahadevan to yet again recreate the genius of RD Burman

June 27, 2021 7:33 pm

In the late’60s and the early’70s, films like Chhote Nawab, Bhoot Bangla, Teesri Manzil, Padosan and Hare Rama Hare Krishna brought a distinct new sound to Hindi cinema. Sachin Dev Burman’s son, Rahul, fondly called Pancham, a singer-composer himself, moved away from his father’s classical-based, Bengali style of music to become a trendsetter with his Indo-Western scores. His “Piya tu, ab to aaja”, […]