Charged 78,650 for 1 tea and 1 coffee, but Kiku Sharda is not complaining!
05.09.19 - Team PT

Actor-comedian Kiku Sharda's Rahul Bose-moment tweet about his coffee bill is nothing like the actual Rahul Bose-moment. Kiku Sharda, who is known for his sense of humour, was in Bali recently, where he ordered room service for some tea and coffee. As per his tweet, ...

Google honours India's iconic actor Amrish Puri with a doodle on his 87th birth anniversary
22.06.19 - Team PT

Google honoured renowned Bollywood actor Amrish Puri on his birth anniversary today, on June 22, 2019, with a doodle.

The doodle which was unveiled by Google on the actor’s 87th birthday, was made by a Pune-based guest artist Debangshu Moulik, and celebrates his life and legacy.

Amrish ...

The quiet patriot

Like most other Indians of my generation, I first saw Girish Karnad on the screen in one of Shyam Benegal's films. I first saw him in the flesh in New Delhi's India International Centre, circa 1990, dining alone. Many eyes went to him - apart ...

Harvey Weinstein and Accusers reach deal to settle Sexual abuse cases
25.05.19 - TEAM PT

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, an accused in rape and sexual assault cases, has reached a provisional $44 million settlement with alleged victims and creditors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

The deal, which has not yet been signed, aims to cover all civil proceedings filed ...

Election Commission Stalls Release of Modi Biopic
10.04.19 - TEAM PT

Hours after the censor board cleared the way, the Election Commission has stopped the release of "PM Narendra Modi", a biopic on the Prime Minister, till national elections are over. The film - scheduled for release tomorrow, coinciding with the start of the Lok Sabha ...

Using Google Maps for directions? It can be misleading at times
18.02.19 - Team PT

Google Maps is arguably one of the most useful mobile applications ever launched by a technology company. It serves as the default map provider not only for consumers but also for major ride-sharing services. Some of the key features of Google Maps include calculating the ...

Why is Shah Rukh Khan playing a man with dwarfism in Zero?
22.12.18 - SONIA ASHRAF*

In May 2016, it was revealed that Shah Rukh Khan is taking on a major acting challenge. He will be playing a man with dwarfism in film Zero.

Director Anand L Rai had spoken about his collaboration with SRK saying, "He has seen life not just ...

PM Narendra Modi's meeting with Indian Film industry draws flak
19.12.18 - TEAM PT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an "extensive and fruitful interaction" with a delegation of Bollywood producers and actors at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on Tuesday. The issues plaguing the film industry were discussed in the meeting.

TV serials 80's ...
13.10.18 - Amandeep Sandhu

There is no doubt that the TV serials Ramayan and Mahabharat in the late 1980s altered the nation's consciousness quite radically. For thousands of years these were oral texts but in electronic form on TV, unlike perhaps how their creators imagined, the Ramayan at least ...

Rahul Gandhi Bats For Freedom Of Expression; Anurag Kashyap, Swara Bhaskar praise his stance
15.07.18 - TEAM PT

The controversy surrounding Netflix's new show 'Sacred Games' over a line critical of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi refuses to die. The show got embroiled in a controversy as complaints were filed against Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Netflix and the makers of the show, by two Congress men, ...

Battle of Saragarhi comes alive
27.06.18 - TEAM PT

As the words of Havaldar Ishar Singh echoed through the still night, there were tears in the eyes of many among the audience. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, whose book on the historic Battle of Saragarhi had inspired the amazing fusion of sight and ...

Punjab Kala Parishad to confer Jaswant Singh Kanwal with 'Punjab Gaurav Puraskar'
25.06.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 25: The Punjab Kala Parishad would honour eminent Punjabi literatteur Jaswant Singh Kanwal with 'Punjab Gaurav Puraskar' on the eve of his birth centenary. The Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Chairman of the Punjab Kala Parishad Dr. Surjit Patar and the Secretary ...

Shankar Mahadevan Academy associates with Maharashtra Mandal Singapore
21.06.18 - TEAM PT

June 21: Shankar Mahadevan Academy (SMA), a music school founded by singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan, today on World Music Day announced a partnership-with Maharashtra Mandal Singapore (MMS), to offer Indian music programs to students in Singapore. This association will look at reaching out to ...

Poor Priyanka Chopra
10.06.18 - ABBAS NASIR*

THE WINDS OF hyper-nationalism are blowing across many parts of the world, but some of its funniest (for want of a better word) manifestations are reserved for our subcontinent.

The latest subject of the Indian hyper-nationalists’ fury is Indian film star Priyanka Chopra, ...

Why the film Nanak Shah Faqir would be a disaster for Sikhs
11.04.18 - Turbaned Man

"WHY DON'T YOU paint the 10 masters?” I asked the young Sikh artist. A master at Punjabi landscape and Sikh portrait painting, he was saying no to commissioned work that required painting the Gurus. Two fresh immigrants nostalgic about mango trees and people we left ...

No ban on 'Nanak Shah Fakir': Capt Amarinder
10.04.18 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, April 10: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday clarified that, contrary to what was being stated in a section of the media, no orders banning the movie 'Nanak Shah Fakir' in Punjab had been issued by his government.
He said that it ...

Rangroot offers a peek into Panjab's tragedy

THIS IS NOT A REVIEW. It is some thoughts when I watched the movie Sajjan Singh Rangroot. 

Among the hullabaloo when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited India last month, one story missed attention. Finally when Panjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh met Canadian PM Trudeau and ...

Irrfan Khan suffering from a ‘rare disease'; Says 'Will not give up'
06.03.18 - TEAM PT

Actor Irrfan Khan hasn't been keeping well these past couple of weeks and it turns out that the actor is suffering from a 'rare disease'.
The Hindi Medium actor shared that he's possibly suffering from a rare illness: "Little had I known that my search for ...

I hate God for killing Sridevi and I hate Sridevi for dying
26.02.18 - Ram Gopal Varma

I have a habit of constantly dreaming and waking up every once in a while in the night to check out my cell phone and I suddenly saw a message that Sridevi is no more ..I thought that either it’s a nightmare or a hoax ...

Congress upset due to Priyanka’s cleavage on calendar
Naturally Wild. Kyunki yeh Assam hai.
20.02.18 - Team PT

WHEN THE NATION is busy seeking the answer to the mystery of NiMo’s bank transactions, in a North-Eastern state, former Miss World Priyanka Chopra has become a part of another controversy.

Priyanka, who is the brand ambassador for Assam Tourism, has upset some Congress leaders in ...

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