Sunday Exhale: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil; Kareena & her Baby Bump & More
To make your Sunday more enjoyable and exciting, The Quint gives you a selection of its best stories through the week.
An Insider’s View: Why is Bollywood Going Bust?
The film industry is buzzing with the news of the Walt Disney Company, one of the biggest studios in the world, shutting down their motion pictures division in India, and Siddarth Roy Kapur, the current Managing Director, parting ways with the company. However, I am not surprised a single bit.
Reason? I expected this long back. Not that I claim to be a visionary but after having spent over 6 years at various film studios, I figured that the illogical ways in which studio heads function make no sense at all.
Rajdeep Sardesai Talks About His Time at CNN-IBN and Raghav Bahl
In the middle of 2005, India’s general english news channels were in for a major shake-up. Till then NDTV 24X7 was the undisputed No 1 english news channel in India. But in April that year, their star anchor-reporter Rajdeep Sardesai left. He joined hands with Raghav Bahl of TV18 to start CNN-IBN. NDTV finally had a worthy opponent who would go on to topple it from its No 1 slot by March 2006.
For 9 years, Rajdeep Sardesai led CNN-IBN as its Editor-in-Chief. In the brand new book Network 18 – The Audacious Story of a Start-up That became a Media Empire, Rajdeep finally opens up about his stint at CNN-IBN and his relationship with Raghav Bahl, the founder of TV18.
ComiQ: No to Short Skirts? RSS has an Idea for Mahesh Sharma
Recently, India’s Culture Minister, Mahesh Sharma asked foreigners to avoid wearing ‘short clothes’ in India. What plan does RSS have to navigate this? Is there a short-cut?
We adopt a quirky perspective.
Pregnant or Not Kareena Is in No Mood to Give up Those High Heels
Mommy-to-be Kareena Kapoor says her fashion sense will not change just because she is pregnant and if you are shocked to see her in those high heels, well get used to it because she’s not giving them away anytime soon. So get some tips from her on how to get comfortable in heels.
Chikungunya Bites Delhi: 5 Must-Know Facts About This Outbreak
A small bite of the aedes aegypti mosquito has shark-sized outcomes. There are nearly 432 official cases of chikungunya, along with roughly 400 cases of dengue, in the national capital.
Where does this leave you? Get a 360-degree perspective on the disease caused by the ‘cockroach of mosquitoes’.
Mr Kejriwal, Stop Slut-Shaming Sandeep Kumar?
Sandeep Kumar should have lived a life of purity and celibacy before joining the AAP. His own fault, really. And now he has to pay the price of it!
Ranbir Plays A Singer In ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, Arijit Is His Voice
No multiple voices, no re-recordings, no double and triple versions of the same tune…only Arijit Singh will sing for Ranbir Kapoor in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
This was what producer-director Karan Johar and his music composer Pritam Chakraborty had decided when they embarked on the musical journey that was Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM).
It can now be revealed that Ranbir Kapoor plays a singer in ADHM. And it was decided that only Arijit Singh will sing all the songs for Ranbir. According to sources, Ranbir felt Arijit suited him vocally.
Review: TVF Tripling and The ‘Other’ Love Story Strike A Chord
Mid-week blues getting to you? Or are you stuck in endless traffic jams? Don’t worry we have you covered with the latest from the exciting world of Indian fiction web series.
What Is Water Weight? Is It For Real and Is It Different From Fat?
“Piling on carbs? You’re going to hold too much water.”
“ Lost weight too fast, don’t beam much, it’s probably just the water weight.”
Anyone who is trying to lose weight has heard these remarks, probably with a negative connotation. You’ve been told time and again that losing water isn’t the same as losing fat. You understand the sentiment, but don’t really get the logic? Well, water retention is the frustrating boogeyman of anyone trying to shed weight.
Allow us to clear the air.
Saree on the Nari: Watch Its Decade-Wise History
Every decade in fashion is distinctive as each leaves a mark in creating new vocabulary in the design language. And it would be nice to see how much our sarees have changed with each decade.
We Tried Asking Tabu About Books at a Lit Fest, and Failed
In a candid conversation with her Bhutanese friend and actor Kelly Dorji at Mountain Echoes literature festival, Tabu talked about her life, career and favourite roles.