An abstract painting by Bose Krishnamachari, now showcased at Kalakriti art gallery, Trident
HYDERABAD, March 31, 2015

‘Museum culture is non-existent here’

Bose Krishnamachari has a fascination for colours. His abstracts, Stretched Bodies, have become a hallmark of his works. His ongoing exhibition ‘A life in colours’ at Kalakriti art gallery, Triden... »
Praveen Pudi
March 31, 2015

A vision to emotion

The low-profile editor Praveen Pudi who apprenticed during the making of Choodalani Undi, Rajakumarudu and worked as an assistant editor to Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao, Chanti, Marthand... »
Skeye looks like a child’s toy but this drone does remarkable work
March 31, 2015

Nano drone in your palm

Drones are a remarkable technological advancement. They are not only dead useful and are handy, and are built using the best approaches mankind has ever known. After Google launched its project dro... »
Sriram Karri
March 30, 2015

Born in the mad nation

Sriram Karri’s first fictional book, ‘Autobiography of a Mad Nation’ (Fingerprint publishing; Rs. 450) is filled with emotions, though it has been described as a racy and unputdownable novel to rea... »
March 30, 2015

Southern attraction

Nikki Galrani is better known to Telugu movie buffs as actor Sanjjanaa’s sister, but within a span of a year, she has become a popular face in her own right. The actor, who has worked in all South... »
An evening at Charminar is the perfect way to discover the city’s culture. Photo: G. Ramakrishna
March 27, 2015

Of biryani, naans and tehzeeb

Hyderabad might be a rapidly developing urban space with something for everyone. But what sets the city apart is the fact that it still manages to retain its old-world charm. If the city offers peo... »
Sai Dharam Tej in a still from 'Rey'
March 27, 2015

Rey: Nice in parts

This film which was launched in 2010 is releasing now and any film that has a delayed release suffers the risk of a leaked report. This happens to be the debut film of Chiranjeevi’s nephew Sai Dha... »
Rashna Imhasly – Gandhy Photo: Sangeetha Devi Dundoo
March 26, 2015

‘For me, Karna is a hero’

Rashna Imhasly-Gandhy is a transpersonal psychologist who has been, over the years, helping people rediscover their strengths and face challenges. Her new book The Emerging Feminine: Discovering... »
A still from the movie Chandamama Kathalu
Hyderabad, March 25, 2015

Praveen Sattaru feels vindicated

Director Praveen Sattaru is elated that his film Chandamama Kathalu has won the National Award for best film in Telugu. The film released last summer to divided reviews. “I didn’t make the f... »
The historic A. A. Hussain Book Shop on Abids Road. Photo: P.V. Sivakumar
HYDERABAD, March 25, 2015

The last few pages, then it’s memory

The signboard hasn’t changed in years. The interiors haven’t either. Stepping into A.A. Husain & Co. on the busy Abids street feels like going back by a decade or three. Ever since news got ou... »
WHO DARES WINS Stunt director Francois Grobbelaar on the sets of 'Khatron ke khiladi'.
March 31, 2015

Stunning career in stunts

Francois Grobbelaar, has been in the movie industry for over 14 years and has also worked in TV series and commercials as stunt coordinator, stunt performer and stunt rigger. He has been associated... »
The portal houses popular comic books
March 31, 2015

For fans of comics

GoComics is a free app that does mostly anything you could want from it in terms of content. Its paid version (it comes with in–app paid subscriptions) does away with one of the main factors... »
Mobile device Photo: M. Periasamy
March 31, 2015

Mobile devices transforming lives

I was pleasantly surprised when an electric cart — stocked with fresh vegetables — rolled out in front of my house. The vegetables looked fresh, so I picked a few. “How much?” I asked. He pulled ou... »
March 30, 2015

Circle of LIFE

Summer vacations call for some family time and what better way to bond than over movies; some old and some new. With the two-month long holidays looming ahead of them, young parents find that a mov... »
Pooja Kumar. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
HYDERABAD, March 29, 2015

I am still a fan: Pooja Kumar

Pooja Kumar is a trained dancer, adept in Bharatanatyam, Kathak, ballet, tap and jazz. But the forthcoming Uttama Villain is the first film in which she was required to dance. Minutes befor... »
Rashi Khanna and Gopichand in the film
March 27, 2015

Jil: More gloss, less substance

As we walk out of the cinema hall, we wonder why the film was called Jil. Is it because the hero, a fire fighter who has to work his way around smoke and heat, prefers to drink his cup of tea slig... »
Plays are a good way to teach children. Photo: Nagara Gopal
March 26, 2015

Stage is set, what’s playing?

It is more glamorous to be on stage than behind it. So then why would a young girl choose to direct rather than act? Clearly there is more to the lure of theatre than the arclights and makeup. Two... »
Biswa Kalyan Rath
March 26, 2015

Taking life one joke at a time

He’s one half of the ‘‘Pretentious Movie Reviews’’ duo and a stand-up comedian in his own right. While his YouTube videos might have propelled him to fame, his stand-up acts are much appreciated as... »
R Sridhar:
Hyderabad, March 25, 2015

A field day

Far away from the media glare, it is the support staff which continues to play a key role in shaping the destiny of the teams competing in the World Cup. In Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Indian team tha... »

The five superbikes from the DSK Benelli combine are ready to test the maturity of the Indian bike market »