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Radio then, social media now, but it's a double-edged sword: Sara Ali Khan: IANS Interview
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Communication has been the bedrock of human civilisation since time immemorial. The languages and the technological developments have been catalysed by the inherent need of humans for communication. But, in the age of social media and hyper-connectivity, is communication having more of a negative impact on the human species? Actress Sara Ali Khan doesn’t think so.
2024-03-18
Category: Bollywood/Cinema/Entertainment,
Randeep reveals why ‘certain political party’ maligned Savarkar's reputation: IANS Interview
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Actor Randeep Hooda, who is making his directorial debut with the upcoming bi-lingual film ‘Swatantrya Veer Savarkar’, has opened up on what led to the negative image of his film’s subject, freedom fighter and politician V.D. Savarkar.
2024-03-16
Category: Bollywood/Cinema/Showbiz/Entertainment,
Huma Qureshi: Rani Bharti keeps cards close to her heart: IANS Interview
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi, who is getting a lot of positive response to the recently released third season of her hit streaming show ‘Maharani’, has shed light on different layers of her titular character in the show.
2024-03-14
Category: Bollywood/OTT/Cinema/Entertainment,
IANS Interview: PM Modi has ensured there's no 'jugaad' in politics, says Ravi Kishan
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Ahead of the release of the gavel-slamming courtroom comedy, 'Maamla Legal Hai', Bhojpuri star and BJP MP from Gorakhpur, Ravi Kishan, said that in his five years in Parliament he has learned that there is no 'jugaad' in politics.
2024-02-26
Category: Bollywood/OTT/Cinema/Entertainment,
Avinash’s greatest quality in ‘The Freelancer’ is his ability to read minds of people: Mohit Raina (IANS interview)
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actor Mohit Raina, who has been getting a lot of positive response for the second season of his streaming ‘The Freelancer’ has shared that the greatest quality of his titular character in the series is his ability to read the minds of people, something which allows him to cut across the language barrier given his job profile.
2023-12-18
Category: Bollywood/OTT/Cinema/Showbiz/Entertainment,
Vicky Kaushal says he gets a kick out of playing a real hero on screen (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Be it ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’, ‘Raazi’, ‘Sardar Udham’ or his latest release ‘Sam Bahadur’, something happens to Vicky Kaushal as he ends up upping his own success game when he dons the uniform on screen.
2023-12-01
Category: Bollywood/OTT/Cinema/Showbiz/Entertainment,
Ram Madhvani: ‘I’m in the business of capturing energies’ (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Director Ram Madhvani, who is receiving a lot of positive response for his recently released third season of the Sushmita Sen-starrer crime-thriller show ‘Aarya’, has said that contrary to the popular belief, he is not in the business of making movie but what he considers "the business of capturing energies" while working with talents.
2023-11-13
Category: OTT/Cinema/Entertainment,
'The Archies' shoot in Ooty was a therapeutic experience, say Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Filmmakers Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti are the creative powerhouses who have captivated the audience with their immersive storytelling over the years. They may not be a director duo in conventional sense but they know how to go about a story and divide the responsibilities everytime they work on a project.
2023-11-10
Category: Bollywood/OTT/Cinema/Entertainment,
Britney Spears 'not ready' to sit for TV interview for heartbreaking reason
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Pop icon Britney Spears was offered several big money opportunities to talk about her staggering life, including an offer from Oprah Winfrey, to promote her memoir ‘The Woman In Me’.
2023-09-19
Category: Showbiz/Entertainment/Hollywood,
Mainstream cinema has ruined taste of audience, says Naseeruddin Shah (IANS interview)
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah is one of the most forward-thinking artistes of Indian cinema. So when he talks about something, the world sits down to take notice.
2023-08-27
Category: Entertainment/Cinema/OTT/Bollywood,
'Afghanistan will play to win in Asia Cup & WC', says rookie spinner Noor Ahmad (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Rising Afghan cricketer Noor Ahmad has lavished praise on India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, crediting the Gujarat Titans skipper for his progress in cricket.
2023-08-25
Category: Sports/IANS NEWS POINT/Cricket,
Anurag Kashyap wanted to give a 'comic book' kind of a spin to 'Kennedy' (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) Indian auteur Anurag Kashyap, whose films like 'Gangs of Wasseypur', 'Ugly', 'Dev.D', 'Black Friday' and others have strengthened the parallel cinema in India and have cultivated an enormous fan base, is set to visit the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) as his upcoming film 'Kennedy' has been selected as the closing film at the festival.
2023-08-07
Category: Entertainment/Cinema/Bollywood,
(IANS Interview) Shreya Ghoshal: I don't want any of my songs to be recreated
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Versatile and renowned Indian playback singer Shreya Ghoshal, who is known for countless hit tracks in her kitty like ‘Bairi Piya’, ‘Silsila Ye Chahat Ka’, among numerous others, says she doesn’t want her any of the songs to be recreated, as she has ‘strong memories’ attached to them.
2023-08-05
Category: Entertainment/OTT/Bollywood,
'Mohabbatein' to 'Panja': Preeti Jhangiani is no 'Chhuimui' anymore! (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Remember the demure and enigmatic Kiran, wearing a white salwar suit, in 'Mohabbatein'? She was the love interest of Jimmy Sheirgill in the movie, and later of all the boys in Y2K!
2023-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Harsh Gujral: Could not crack interviews, but I cracked the best jokes
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) A well-known comedian, YouTuber, and TV personality Harsh Gujral shared how his dream of becoming a doctor ended in making a career in comedy.
2023-03-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Really excited about what will be coming my way and what I can do: Sushma Verma (Friday Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Sushma Verma has been a familiar figure in the Indian womens cricket set-up since making her international debut in 2013. But with the emergence of youngsters, she had to work hard and go through the grind to be back in the reckoning for the Indian team.
2023-01-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pay parity is best thing to ever happened with women's cricket: Former India captain Mamatha Maben (Friday Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) In a landmark decision, Jay Shah, the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Thursday that India's women international players will receive match fees which are equal to their male counterparts.
2022-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Interview With the Vampire' trailer promises riveting Anne Rice screen adaptation
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) The full trailer for 'Interview With the Vampire' was released recently at the show's Comic-Con panel. The series is set to debut on October 2 at 10 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) as confirmed by television network AMC. The first two episodes available on AMC+ that same night, reports Variety.
2022-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
S. Hussain Zaidi: Mafia had a stranglehold over film financing, but that's changing (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) From the 1980s to the late 1990s, the Mumbai mafia had a stranglehold over the financing of films, but all thats changing with the entry of corporate production houses that are professionally run, says S. Hussain Zaidi, one of India's foremost crime writers who has closely recorded the violent strong-arm tactics of the underworld in a series of best-selling novels. Excerpts from his interview with IANS
2022-06-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Nani confident that 'Ante Sundaraniki' will not annoy Brahmins (IANS Interview)
Hyderabad, June 9 (IANS) All set to release on Friday, Telugu movie 'Ante Sundaraniki' is 'Natural Star' Nani's second theatrical release in the post-pandemic scenario.
2022-06-09
Category: India, Charleston,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Thaman's tweet about candid interview with Mahesh Babu
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) 'Sarkaru Vaari Paata,' starring Mahesh Babu, will have a worldwide theatrical release on Thursday. In the meantime, the cast and crew are promoting Parasuram Petla's directorial.
2022-05-11
Category: India, Charleston,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
My dream is to wear 'white jersey' and win World Cup for India, says Mumbai Indians' new recruit Tilak Verma (interview)
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Picked for Rs 1.7 crore by Mumbai Indians in the IPL Mega Auction, all-rounder Tilak Verma is in the news for all the good reasons. The 19-year-old Hyderabad wants to use the IPL 2022 as a stepping stone to realising his dream of playing Test cricket for India. Verma added that also he wants to win the World Cup for India.
2022-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Deepika Padukone's key to successful relationship: Communication! (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) As her film 'Gehraiyaan' is all set to release just days before Valentine's Day, Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone, who has time and again redefined romance with her actor-husband Ranveer Singh, has shared the key to a good and healthy relationship.
2022-02-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Policy support, ease of doing biz key for electronics sector: MAIT President (Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) As India doubles down on local electronics manufacturing, what is critically required in the Union Budget 2022-23 is the continued policy support as well as more reforms in ease of doing business, Nitin Kunkolienker, President of the Manufacturers Association For Information Technology (MAIT), the apex body representing India's ICT sector, said on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
SP, BSP & Cong will be routed out on March 10: UP DyCM (Interview)
Lucknow, Jan 23 (IANS) The electoral battle for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh has already begun with all parties going all out with their poll preparations. The BJP government in the state has given the responsibility of repeating the 2017 state polls performance to Keshav Prasad Maurya, the Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader, who is working hard especially setting the caste equations right once again for the saffron party.
2022-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Urdu unparalleled in its expression of the heart's emotions' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) For over a decade now, after "fulfilling (his) career responsibilities" ? his company is one of the worlds largest producers of PET films with manufacturing plants in India, Thailand and Turkey with markets across the US, Southeast Asia, South America and Turkey ? Sanjiv Saraf has been devoting himself to creating a platform and an ecosystem for the Urdu language that would be sustainable and institutional in nature.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Aanand L. Rai: 'Atrangi Re' is fiction, doesn't offer solution to mental illness (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) The success of 'Atrangi Re' has added another feather to filmmaker Aanand L. Rai's cap, who is known for helming films like 'Raanjhanaa' and the 'Tanu Weds Manu' franchise.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard set for Everton interviews: Report
London, Jan 18 (IANS) England legends Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard are set to be interviewed for the vacant managerial position at Everton. Everton had sacked manager Rafael Benitez after just six-and-a-half months in charge following Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Norwich.
2022-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Brands increasingly self-aware of need for an authentic voice' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Beginning her career in Paris, refining her skills in New York, where she founded a hugely successful branding agency, Srimoyi Bhattacharya always wanted to move to India. On doing so in 2007 realised that the role of a publicist was still a nascent function and is today happy to note that brands "are increasingly self-aware of the importance of an authentic voice".
2022-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Parineeti Chopra explains why upcoming talent show is special to her (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra, who joins Mithun Chakraborty and Karan Johar on the panel of judges for the reality show 'Hunarbaaz Desh Ki Shaan', says that she was looking for a project such as this for some time and so she took no time in saying 'yes' to the show.
2022-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Nambi Narayanan playing the martyr to cover up his own tracks in ISRO spy case' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) S. Nambi Narayanan, the aerospace engineer discharged in what is known as the ISRO spy case of the 1990s, is now playing the martyr to cover up his own role in the case, says veteran journalist J. Rajasekharan Nair in the sequel to his book on the infamous episode.
2022-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Britney hits back at sis Jamie Lynn after her ABC interview
Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) Britney Spears has responded to her sister (and 'Steel Magnolias' star) Jamie Lynn Spears's recent ABC News interview, in which she spoke about their relationship and defended her role in the pop star's 13-year conservatorship.
2022-01-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Those who can't run party, can't run state: Pushkar Singh Dhami (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Those who are unable to handle the affairs of the party, cant's run the affairs of the state, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said in an exclusive conversation with IANS, referring to the state of the Congress in the Himalayan state.
2022-01-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Architectural Ornamentation in Shrines & Mosques of Kashmir' brings alive an enduring legacy of the past (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The excellence of the arts of Kashmir is generously reflected in the decorative and ornamental elements found in the architecture of its mosques and shrines, where attention is focused on the delicate details, innovative patterns and motifs that combine to create a unique style. With the motifs a blend of geometric and floral forms sensitively used to create a sense of unity of nature and creativity, they have for centuries addressed the spiritual and devotional urge and longing of worshipers and visitors.
2022-01-10
Category: India, Delhi,National
People have trust in double-engine govt: Goa CM (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said told IANS that people have trust in double-engine government and it will be a tough fight in the ensuing elections. Goa will vote on February 14.
2022-01-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Uttarakhand polls contest between Harish Rawat and BJP's misrule' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Assembly elections in Uttarakhand are a contest between Harish Rawat and BJP's misrule, former Chief Minister of the state Harish Rawat told IANS in an exclusive interview.
2022-01-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ram Charan explains the importance of big-ticket releases for film industry (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) Telugu superstar and producer Ram Charan, whose upcoming release 'RRR' has been postponed till further notice, states that big releases play a vital role in regulating the economy of the film industry.
2022-01-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
How music & drama enthusiast Soham topped CAT (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Mumbai boy Soham Katkar, who is a music and drama enthusiast, topped the Common Admission Test (CAT 2021) with 100 percentile, even as he was enjoying the India vs New Zealand cricket series a few days prior to the examination.
2022-01-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
I was ridiculed when attempting something different: Laparoscopy pioneer Tehemton Udwadia (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) His mentor taught that success is not a destination, but the journey. "And with such mentors," says Dr. Tehemton Erach Udwadia, the pioneer of laparoscopy or minimal invasive surgery in India, "my journey with all its stumbles, all the ridicule I faced when trying to do something different, has been an exciting, joyous roller coaster ride where Ive screamed when going down and laughed when going up."
2022-01-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Scrap interviews in TN govt recruitment to stop corruption:PMK
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) PMK Founder S. Ramadoss on Saturday urged the Tamil Nadu government to cancel interviews for all job recruitments to root out corruption.
2022-01-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
BJP will win elections in 2022, form govt in 2024: Nitin Gadkari (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has said that the BJP will win the Assembly elections scheduled to be held this year and also form the government in 2024 under the leadership of Prime Minister Nardenra Modi again.
2022-01-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'I've always wanted to pass on my knowledge to the next generation' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Some people just go on and on with a burning desire to pass on their knowledge to the next generation. After more than four decades in the corporate world, during which he rose to CEO of Tata Bearings, G.S. Rattan spent a decade in academics, has just published his debut book - at 74 - and says a "fourth career would be absolutely brilliant" but for now he is happy to settle into his role as an author.
2022-01-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'It was like I'd visited Uganda in a past life' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Neema Shahs parents and grandparents left India to make their homes in East Africa and later in London, where she was born and lives. Growing up, she read many novels about the British immigrant experience but they focused on those whod arrived on Britains shores, leaving a single country behind, one where they belonged completely.
2022-01-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
NY AG seeks to interview Trump, his children in civil case
New York, Jan 4 (IANS) New York Attorney General Letitia James said her office would continue to push forward a civil investigation into Donald Trump and the Trump Organization and is seeking to interview the former President and his two children.
2022-01-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
This ranger guarded Himalayan biodiversity for 33 years (IANS Interview)
Shimla, Jan 3 (IANS) Like other park rangers, Roshan Chaudhary normally leaves for patrolling in the morning and returns at sunset. And when there is a tip-off on the movement of poachers for several nights at a stretch he has to camp for the conservation of Western Himalayan biodiversity.
2022-01-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Govt will remember all great tribal heroes: Arjun Munda (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) In an attempt to restore tribal pride, the government will remember all the great tribal heroes who have sacrificed their lives and contributed to nation-building, said Arjun Munda, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs.
2022-01-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
'I'm offering you a financial framework, plug in your own priorities' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) An engineer by qualification, Priyanka Mashelkar has an MA in Public Administration, a diploma in Business Laws, and certifications in International Tax Law, and Private Equity and Venture Capital. She is a member of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS), is pursuing a law degree and just authored a book on 15 ways of mastering your own money and hitting the jackpot.
2021-12-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Odisha's Gajapati's personified an innovative experiment in statecraft' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The Gajapati empire (1434-1568) reigned for over a century in a vast swathe stretching from the Hoogly to the Cauvery rivers and encompassing all of present day Odisha and large parts of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh ? its rulers practicing "an innovative experiment in statecraft".
2021-12-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tovino Thomas, Basil Joseph discuss superpowers that led to origin of 'Minnal Murali' (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Malayalam superhero film 'Minnal Murali', which was released recently on OTT to a positive response, is a special film not just for the audience but also for the film fraternity across industries.
2021-12-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Impact of our action plans will be visible for next 25-30 yrs: Hemant Soren (IANS Interview)
Ranchi, Dec 28 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has said that the impact of the action plans initiated by his government in the fields of education, health, employment and industries, among others, will be visible in the state for the next 25-30 years.
2021-12-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics