Velaikkaran, directed by Mohan Raja, saw Sivakarthikeyan take on adulteration in the food industry. Audiences lapped up the film as it shone the spotlight on a very relevant issue and made a strong impact without getting preachy. When such star-studded films take up a burning issue, they tend to get very message-heavy, but Velaikkaran was an exception as it dealt the subject in the most sensible fashion. The movie was a box-office hit. … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday Sivakarthikeyan: 5 films of the actor one should watch to appreciate his talent
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Two instances are worth recalling here. Once, while working on a story for a national daily about Osho’s Samadhi located at the Osho Commune in Koregaon Park, I had approached the commune spokesperson for permission to visit the samadhi. She tried to discourage me by saying that to do so I would have to undergo a blood test for AIDS (Acquired immune-deficiency syndrome); wear a maroon robe, and participate in the ‘orientation programme’ which gave an introduction to Osho’s meditations. Only after this would I be allowed to enter the samadhi, she said. … [Read more...] about Monday Musings: SPPU journalism lecture: What is wrong in visiting the RSS?
Instead, it aims to get commuters about one-seventh of the way there. It will add an extra 1.7 kilometres from the existing Alinga Street stop, loop through the city's west (elevating London Circuit on the way), and end just short of Lake Burley Griffin at Commonwealth Park. … [Read more...] about Will the ACT Government’s 1.7km light rail extension be worth it? Probably
According to me, there is a very evolved actor in him, which people don’t see because of his persona. Many times, there is a perception about him that he is moody or scary, but that is not true at all. This is a man who has sustained himself for 30 years in this industry because he is a good actor and enjoys the craft. … [Read more...] about Ali Abbas Zafar on Bharat: ‘Salman Khan told me to watch Ode To My Father right after Sultan, I said I can’t remake it’
— Kirti Tiwari 🇮🇳 (@ikirtitiwari) February 15, 2020 Another similar incident took place at Byculla Railway Station, Mumbai. The clip, also shared by ANI, shows the passengers waiting at the platform pulling up a man from the tracks. Even the motorman of the incoming train is seen stopping the train in the nick of time. … [Read more...] about People laud RPF constables for dual rescue in Odisha, Mumbai. Watch