Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicBollywood actresses

Topic: Bollywood actresses

From Tezaab to Total Dhamaal, Madhuri Dixit’s ‘Diva-ine’ force continues to dazzle

Madhuri Dixit was a studious girl with aspirations in microbiology. 34 years on, she is India’s beloved ‘Dhak Dhak’ girl.

Dev.D to BJP: How Mahie Gill went from being the new Tabu to ‘sanskari Bharatiya naari’

Mahie was the queen of indie cinema, the ‘chosen one’, who was cast by every major auteur from Kashyap to Tigmanshu Dhulia. So what happened?

Fighting trolls, social norms & hostile farmers, Mahie Gill plays role of a lifetime in Punjab

Gill, the award-winning star of films like ‘Dev.D’ & ‘Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster’, is campaigning for the BJP in Punjab, braving protests and appealing to women voters.

A millennial desi femme fatale and in a saree. That’s Netflix’s ‘Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein’

Anchal Singh’s portrayal of Purva, a small-town femme fatale, feels straight out of Manohar Kahaniyan. Her ‘USP’ is her girl-next-door look.

National Award-winning actor Surekha Sikri dies at 75 due to cardiac arrest

Sikri, the three-time National Award-winning actor, is best known for her performances in Tamas, Mammo, Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro, Zubeidaa, Badhaai Ho and TV serial Balika Vadhu.

Remembering Nanda, the star who worked with newcomers like Rajesh Khanna and Shashi Kapoor

From child actor to leading lady of the swinging sixties, Nanda was an invaluable part of several Hindi and Marathi hits.

Indians on social media accept maternity shoots of actresses but look down on pregnant models

Maternity shoots seem to be accepted in India if the mother is a Bollywood star, not a model. The flak designer Ayush Kejriwal received recently proves just that.

On Camera

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Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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