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... »
Naga Shourya
Hyderabad, March 23, 2015

On a roller coaster ride

It may have taken an arduous five-year struggle for him to make a break in the Telugu film industry, but there’s no stopping Naga Shourya now. Known for his roles in films like Chandamama Katha... »
Whatever be the occasion, taking a selfie has almost become a custom with selfie-addicts.
March 22, 2015

Finding the right angle

A wise man, on the day of holi, the festival of colours declared on the social networking site: ‘embrace yourself for holi selfies’. It was a meme. Holi is long gone but the holi selfies are still... »
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... »
There’s a biryani for every kind of foodie
Hyderabad, March 24, 2015

Biryani with a twist

Dum laga ke…biryani is the routine. It is the best no doubt, but a little twist wouldn’t harm. Will it? Before you think you can put on your thinking cap and experiment with some twists to the tra... »
Nani in a still from Jenda Pai Kapiraju
Hyderabad, March 23, 2015

Jenda Pai Kapiraju: Can be a drag

With two simultaneous releases this week it’s been a busy time for Nani. While Yevade Subramaniam has garnered much critical acclaim setting the bar high, Jenda Pai Kapiraju falls short of... »
Nani in 'Yevade Subramanyam'
March 22, 2015

Yevade Subramanyam: A quest for identity

A commercial film works like a mathematical formula, carefully planned to please a star’s fan base, with handpicked ingredients that will appeal to the urban, semi-urban and rural pockets. It doesn... »

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