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Jaskiran Kapoor

Jaskiran Kapoor is a columnist with The Indian Express.

The Lion In Winter On Stage: ‘Theatre is the clearest of all performing arts’
Sun, May 22, 2016

A 1966 play by James Goldman and Oscar-winning film, The Lion in Winter revolves around a dysfunctional royal family comprising Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, their children and guests during Christmas.

Summer’s sunny side up
Sun, May 22, 2016

Spring comes to a full circle with yellow splash of Amaltas

Husband-wife duo aims to go beyond classrooms, make students global citizens
Fri, May 20, 2016

An interactive educational programme academy for children, Without Walls, is an initiative of Sumanjit and his wife, Madhuri Anand.

French music trio Piloot: ‘When we make music without rehearsals, we venture into unchartered landscape’
Sat, May 14, 2016

“This is Piloot meets India, two cultures, one confluence,” smiles Guibert.

Chandigarh writer’s debut book Lurking Demons: ‘We can’t choose our birth, but we can control our death’
Wed, May 11, 2016

Cowardice, personal sorrow, terminal illness — while there can be multiple reasons for suicide, for Chauhan, it was an essay by philosopher Albert Camus that pointed her in the direction of a reasoning so absurd that it made her sit up and explore it.

Tree talk: Carrying a flame
Sun, May 08, 2016

Why one literally sees red in the African Tulip tree

The Adulteress, a book by Chandigarh based Suditi Jindal
Thu, May 05, 2016

In her first book, Grow Up Moon, Jindal unravelled the challenges of a married life, the ego clashes, the compromises, the illusions and the reality.

Watching this fearless woman wage a battle for her brother moved me to tears, says Sabrjit director
Wed, May 04, 2016

In town with producer Jackky Bhagnani, actors Richa Chadha and Darshan Kumar, Omung shares the reason for following the 23-year-old journey of a sister, a wife, a family in the hope of seeing Sarbjit free and alive.

Chandigarh Forest dept has no expertise to handle landscape projects: Hardial Singh Johl
Mon, May 02, 2016

A former head of Chandigarh’s landscape wing and adviser to Panjab Urban Development Authority, 83-year-old Hardial Singh Johl designed the entire landscape projects of the city, including the Rose Garden, urban estates of Mohali, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala and Bathinda.

Film debut: I am still the same, says singer Yo Yo Honey Singh
Sun, May 01, 2016

Being pitched as one of the most expensive films in Punjabi cinema, Zorawar has been shot in South Africa, London and Punjab and stars Parul Gulati, Gurbani Judge, Pawan Malhotra, Mukul Dev and Achint Kaur.

Tree Talk: The tree of fire
Sun, May 01, 2016

Summer is incomplete without the Gulmohar’s flaming red beauty

Punjabi cinema still hesitant to pay or bring its actresses at par with the leading men
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Why Punjabi cinema is still hesitant to pen for, pay or bring its actresses at par with the leading men, decode its leading ladies

Short film Asmad from city at Cannes 2016: ‘I am drawn to films with kids in it, not children’s films, but deeper subjects’
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

With only three scenes with dialogues out of the 25, and nature as an important character, Asmad, adds Dhamija, is a visual language film.

Just for laughs: Day in the life the ‘joker’ at a Circus in mohali
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

Shrinking audiences, competition from TV reality shows and more than a few taunts. The ‘joker’ takes it all with his hand-painted smile

Chandigarh Tree talk: The blue spectacle
Sun, Apr 17, 2016

In the exotic collection of avenue ornamental trees in Chandigarh, the Blue Jacaranda or Neeli Gulmohur as it’s fondly known in these parts, is a native of Brazil and North West Argentina.

Creator of Live Braille: Inspired by Steve Jobs, his vision is to be ‘leader in enabling technology for physically disabled’
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

It’s the ‘age of transformers’, and Verma is clearly inspired by the ‘super humans’ of Marvel Comics and mindboggling technological feats.

Swara Bhaskar on Nil Battey Sannata: ‘I was anxious about the character’s age, but when I heard the script, I knew I had to do it’
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

In Chandigarh for a Punjabi film award ceremony, a hyper-energetic Bhaskar, between make-up, lunch and cleaning spree of her hotel room, talks about her challenging role in this unusually titled film.

Tree Talk: Little pink, purple pearls
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Pea-shaped flowers sparkle like jewels on string.

Josh Talks: How 22-year-old duo harness power of stories to move and motivate people in Chandigarh
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

The two-hour-long event saw inspiring speakers and their stories impress young minds at the Shosha Bar in Sector 26.

Tree Talk: The yellow trumpet
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

The trail of Tecoma trees lights up the road.

Tree Talk: A touch of lavender
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

The Persian Lilac mistaken for Neem.

Jazz concert: French musicians look to India for inspiration
Thu, Mar 24, 2016

They released their first album, Le Voyage (The Journey), in 2012. For their second album, it’s India they have hooked on to as inspiration.

World Water Day: Experts flag scarcity challenges, say water energy efficient cities need of the hour
Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Responding to the Urban Challenge on the World Water Day on Tuesday, Saraiya expressed his concern over the wastage of water in Punjab.

Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival: Stage set for music in the mountains
Wed, Mar 23, 2016

The musical extravaganza will have performances by well-known bands and musicians from across the country.

Beauty of needles & pines
Sun, Mar 20, 2016

Chir brings with it a piece of Himalayas.

John Abraham: I can think and offer you different films
Wed, Mar 16, 2016

He may have come a long way from ‘John Abraham of Dostana in yellow trunks’, but each day is still another glass ceiling waiting to be shattered for John Abraham.

Tree Talk: In the King’s Orchard
Sun, Mar 13, 2016

CITCO Chandigarh rounds up the official number – that of the 4km long Mango Belt the Purv Marg of the city, separating the Industrial Area from the residential areas- - at 5,000.

Kapoor and Sons cast: Family dramas are rehearsed but here is a family that is as real as it gets
Fri, Mar 11, 2016

Fawad Khan, along with Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra, stopped by the city to promote their film that releases this March 18.

‘We should take pride in being a woman, in our feminism’: Malini Awasthi
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

The biggest strength of any folk art, Malini Awasthi notes, is its power to act as a unifier.

Standing tall Banyan — towering presence and hospitable host that lives through ages
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

The first ever tree census conducted by the Horticulture Wing of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), this year, the campus showed off a 200-year-old Bohr Banyan tree.

Tree Talk: Flames of Red
Sun, Feb 28, 2016

The ruby red first blooms of the Silk Cotton Tree are simply spectacular.

I like everything about Punjab: Lauren Gotileb shares her journey from LA to Punjab via Mumbai
Tue, Feb 23, 2016

Stepping into Punjabi cinema and that too as an actor and not a dancer, Lauren Gottlieb made it a point to dub her dialogues in Punjabi herself.

Gurdas Maan: I try to make music that motivates
Mon, Feb 22, 2016

Gurdas Maan said, "When I write, I always add emotions and try to incorporate and highlight some or the other social message for society."

Kid’s safety: No internet, no camera — a cell phone that is ‘safe’ for children
Mon, Feb 22, 2016

Airi Mobiles rejects calls from unknown numbers, has 24/7 monitoring system.

Two Chandigarh-based Johar brothers drive customised solutions for computers and gaming
Fri, Feb 19, 2016

It was in 1998 when Chandigarh-based Nishant and Prashant Johar saw immense potential in the IT industry and decided to venture in.

The Boss Files: ‘There was no start-up buzz when we began’
Thu, Feb 18, 2016

The recently concluded World Economic Forum reported 8 million tons of plastic being added to the oceans every year. By 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. This is where Amit Tandon and his team step in.