Rajyasree Sen
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Entertainment

Konkona Sen Sharma and Tillottama Shome show opposites do attract in the sparkling 'Nayantara's Necklace'

Nayantara's Necklace is also about a woman and her desires, but in a very different way. The film stars two of the finest actresses we have in India.

Life

Just what culture minister ordered: Playboy turns coy, will not publish nudes anymore

From March 2016, Playboy ‘bunnies’ will simply be women in “provocative” poses, in photographs that are about as racy as the dodgier content available on Instagram.

Entertainment

Thank you, Priyanka Chopra, for showing Indian actresses aren't boring in Quantico

With Quantico, Priyanka Chopra has shown international audiences that Indian actresses can play regular women with the same aplomb with which they play the artificial characters of Bollywood.

Entertainment

Talvar review: A must see whodunnit based on Aarushi-Hemraj murders

Hats off to Gulzar and Bharadwaj for their digging and making a documentary thriller, a genre that is largely unexplored in Indian mainstream cinema.

India

Here's why a signed flag from Modi isn't the best gift for President Obama

Modi as every news channel and newspaper and his own Twitter feed has told us, is in New York where he was “hosting a meal for CEOs of Fortune 500 companies at the Waldorf Astoria”.

Entertainment

Choose shampoo like you'd choose a boyfriend: The problem with Sonam Kapoor's advice to women

If there’s one thing that we know thanks to social media, it’s Sonam Kapoor ’s talent for lateral thinking.

Life

Sexism by instant noodle: just who is Maggi targeting with #WeMissYouToo?

Unlike the white noise that emanated from Nestle when the crisis hit them, now with a new Managing Director at its helm, Nestle has seemingly planned to kill us softly not with noodles, but with really strange videos.

Life

Gujarat to roll out animal care lessons in schools: Who'll teach state governments that kill dogs?

But cruelty to animals and the perception that they’re easily disposable is not a South Of The Vindhyas prerogative. It’s a national phenomenon. I’ve written before about how people in the gated colony I live in don’t think twice about shooting off mails to each other about how they would be more than happy to go out and shoot the colony strays with their pistols.

Entertainment

Everybody loves Raymond, but everybody doesn't love 'Sumit Sambhal Lega', at least not yet

For a remake of Everyone Loves Raymond, the dialogues in Sumit Sambhal Lega are neither particularly funny nor sparkling.

Entertainment

Look Who's Talking With Niranjan Iyengar will make you long for Simi Garewal

Look Who’s Talking is shot in a restaurant, and ends with the stars and Niranjan taking a selfie – this is as far from serious interviewing as possible.

Life

Who moved the falafel? PM Modi's Arabian adventure comes with a Gujarati thali

Famous Indian chef and ex-Jhalak Dikhla Jaa participant Sanjeev Kapoor was flown in from good old India, to cook up an authentic Gujarati shudh vegetarian meal for PM Modi in UAE.

Entertainment

NDTV plays PR flack for Salman Khan: Why the #SalmanForGeeta show was just plain wrong

The NDTV show would have been less offensive if it had at least invited the director, Kabir Khan and Nawazuddin Sidique, alongside Salman Khan

India

Shirtless for Sumitra: The Congress party's semi-naked plan to intimidate the speaker

When Lok Sabha speaker, Sumitra Mahajan suspended 25 Congress MPs for 5 days for not adhering to House rules and being an assault on the Lok Sabha’s senses, little did she realise the domino effect this would have on the nation’s finer sensibilities.

Entertainment

Colors Infinity, 'curated' by Karan Johar and Alia Bhatt, has new English shows and weird promos

Will Colors Infinity fill the BBC Entertainment-shaped hole in our hearts and evening television-watching schedules?

Entertainment

Neither a thriller nor an epic: 'Ahalya' is a tale of morality from house of Sujoy Ghosh

The tagline of the 14-minute film is “Sujoy Ghosh's Epic Thriller ‘Ahalya’”. Is it an epic thriller? It is a fable from the epics, for sure.

Life

Kerala's plans to get rid of stray dogs could bite it in the butt

Kerala is supposedly suffering from an increased number of dog bite incidents

Entertainment

How Bajrangi Bhaijaan turned a hater and cynic into a Salman Khan fan

Bajrangi Bhaijaan firmly establishes Salman Khan as the anti-Sunny Deol.

Entertainment

Despite Shahid Kapoor, the only thing reloaded in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa is boredom

What is impressive and should be applauded is how Jhalak Dikhla Jaa gives a platform to choreographers to have their much-deserved moment in the sun

Entertainment

IIFA Awards and freedom of speech: Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor show how not to give a damn

Even though, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor at IIFA remind me of Harold and Kumar or Cheech and Chong on a bad day, who knew that they’d kick off the awards by immediately addressing the much AIB Roast brouhaha