HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014


'I would be a stylish MP, wear branded clothes, carry exorbitant sunglasses'

As kids, we often wrote imaginative pieces on what would we do if we became the prime minister. Taking a cue from that practice and in view of the Lok Sabha elections, HT spoke to Sukhwinder Singh to list out his plans and priorities while imagining himself as an MP.

Vinod Khanna's wife assured of a huge margin victory

Kavita Khanna, the wife of Gurdaspur BJP nominee and former superstar Vinod Khanna, has drawn public attention by taking a morning ride on a bicycle daily around the new house of the Khanna family in Pathankot.

I owe a lot to Salman: Zareen Khan

The charm of Punjabi cinema has slowly, but surely smitten our Bollywood actors. Joining the sea of stars taking the route to Punjab is the barely two-film old stunner Zareen Khan.

Jazzy B fails to fall in line over apology

Though three of the four Punjabi pop singers -Gippy Grewal, Diljit Dosanjh and Harbhajan Mann, who figured in a TV commercial lauding the Shiromani Akali Dal's policies, apologised on Facebook three days ago following an uproar among their fans, Bhangra singer-songwriter Jaswinder Singh Bains, more popularly known as Jazzy B, continues to remain the exception.

'I would be bold enough to stand up against injustice'

As kids, we often wrote imaginative pieces on what would do if we became the prime minister. Taking a cue from that practice and in view of the Lok Sabha elections, HT asks celebrities to list out their plans and priorities while imagining themselves in the shoes of an MP.

Punjabi stars get mixed reactions from public for supporting SAD

Some famous personalities of the Punjabi music and film industry, who have been humming tunes in favour of political party Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) through commercial advertisements on television have been getting mixed bag of reactions, especially from the youth and on social networking platforms.

Bollywood’s big National Award cheer

The recently announced National Film Awards have ushered in a wave of cheer in Bollywood. Unlike most years when regional cinema takes centrestage, the 61st edition of the ­country’s coveted film awards saw a good number of ­mainstream Hindi films ­bagging top ­honours.

National Film Awards: are they rewarding enough?

The winners of 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday. Beyond recognition, what does it mean for the actors and filmmakers? We break it down in terms of money and find the country's highest cinematic honour lacking.

Hema Malini, Jaya Prada and other star politicians' films banned on Doordarshan

Films of stars Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Nagma, Smriti Irani and Jaaved Jaaferi, who are all contesting Lok Sabha elections, have been banned from being telecast on the national television channel Doordarshan, officials said Thursday.

Roads washed in dry Bankura to protect Moon Moon Sen

The local panchayat authorities washed the metalled road winding through the village, to protect Moon Moon Sen and her daughters, from the dust, when women waited for long hours at roadside taps to get a bucket of water.

After Jayalalithaa’s barb, Modi picks Muslim as speech translator

BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi had a Muslim woman functionary of the BJP to translate his speech in rallies in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, a day after AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa dubbed the BJP's election manifesto as 'anti-secular.'

My simplicity, originality would help me connect with people: Upasana Singh

As kids, we often wrote essays on what we would do if we became political leaders. Taking a cue, HT asks celebrities to list out their plans, imagining themselves in the shoes of an MP.

Kids, not parents, must make a career choice

Like every year, as the examination season culminates it leaves the mind of most students in a muddled state especially if they have appeared for Class 10 or 12 exams. Reason: Either they fail to understand their interest or they are forced to opt for a career of their parents’ choice.

Love at first sight, not

The social stratification of our society is a complicated enough ladder to climb or descend, as husband and wife Prem and Sween Saini discovered when they decided to tie the knot. The lovebirds met in Khalsa College, Ludhiana, they recall: “I used to visit college frequently, as all his colleagues were my friends and I used to be an integral part of every get-together,” smiles Sween.

In tune with fusion

Riding high on the glory of the rich Patiala ghrana, the famous Pakistani boy band, Ragaboyz, has cultivated the rare genre of ‘Sufi Rock Classical’ — a blend of Hindustani classical, devotional and Western hard rock metal music genres. The three brothers — Wali Hamid Ali, Nayab Ali and Inam Ali Khan.
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