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Jaskiran Kapoor

Jaskiran Kapoor is a columnist with The Indian Express.

Re-release of Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai aims to help youths reconnect with film message
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

When the film was released in 1969, people had served langar and covered their heads during its screening.

Monk who went to the movies
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

The Maw Naing tells the story of a poverty-stricken monastery and the eroding Buddhist way of life in his debut film, The Monk.

A River Runs Through It
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

For his award-winning debut feature film, Kothanodi, Bhaskar Hazarika reimagines the mesmerising fables of his home, Assam

Staple Guns, Solitaire & Satire
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

THE greatest danger Talya Lavie feared during her mandatory military service with Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) was a paper cut. Zero Motivation, her award-winning debut feature, reflects this paradox, of both the grandiose and the mundane, at a remote military outpost. The Israeli director, screenwriter and comic book artist was inspired by the pencil-pushing platoon […]

Dheeyan Marjania: Punjabi film puts daughters centre stage
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

For Daman, cinema is one of the strongest mediums to get one’s point across to a multitude of people and sections of society.

Actor Ashish Sharma to showcase the human side to the Lord in Siya Ke Ram
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

Ashish Sharma will don the role of Lord Ram on Star Plus’ new mythology line-up, Siya Ke Ram.

Urbanisation along Sukhna Lake’s periphery needs check: S S Virdi
Mon, Nov 02, 2015

In the interview, former UT Chief Engineer S S Virdi lists suggestions to save this heritage piece and distinct identity of the city.

Chandigarh: Life of forgotten hockey hero to come alive on screen this Friday
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Together with Kudrat Pal Singh from Amritsar, Misra penned the screenplay and involved artistes from Chandigarh for the project that took two years to get complete.

Singer Labh Janjhua had rejected doctors advice of a bypass surgery
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

The twang of a tumbi and pounding on a dhol, merging into an addictive hook, announced the arrival of Labh Janjhua into the mainstream music scene.

I haven’t met Charles Sobhraj and was advised against it too by Amod Kant: Randeep Hooda
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

With ‘Main Aur Charles’ releasing this October 30, Randeep Hooda often finds himself answering one question - did you ever have a chance to meet the notorious Charles Sobhraj?

Born With Fashion Sense: Designer Moet Brar talks about his love for fashion and styling Ranbir in films
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

In Chandigarh for a workshop with the International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) students on the intricacies of fashion and design, Brar said either one ‘has fashion sense in them or not’.

‘For us, it has always been about putting Hindi in indie and making original music’
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

Rock band ‘The Local Train’ on their thumping beats, and why they avoid parties and weddings

A mind full of words
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

Born in Ambala into a literary family, Shelle is the son of Himmat Singh Sodhi, who was a renowned poet-writer.

Music band ‘The Latination’ talk about jazz ballads and Latin boleros
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

‘The Latination’ quartet claim their band as one of India’s only virtuoso and genuine Latin jazz outfit, a powerful and soulful collaboration between French and Indian specialists of jazz and Latin music.

I want to use my music to reach out, share good things: Ustad Rehmat Khan Langa
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Into folk music for ten generations now, Ustad Rehmat Khan is one of the few acclaimed artists who teach folk under a guru shishya parampara.

This country needs benevolent dictator to set it right: Om Puri
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

"I feel India needs to earn its democratic status," said the actor Om Puri.

How to script a success story: This Question Mark has all the answers
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

“To be honest, it’s never been easy,” says the leader and spokesperson of the group, 28-year-old Shravan.

‘Wedding Pullav’ has a more quirky and fun vibe to it, says debutante Anushka Ranjan
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Shashi Ranjan, who founded The Indian Television Academy with his wife Anu, made shows like Guftagoo and Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai.

‘Qissa Panjab will gauge & engage with youth’
Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Produced by city-based Annu Bains, the film raises questions and unearths human nature

Such a Long Journey: ‘Lajwanti’ to premiere soon
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

To mark Urdu writer and film director Rajinder Singh Bedi’s 100th birth anniversary, his grandaughter adapts one of his short stories for television.

‘Lajwanti’ is a proper story with a finite end: Sid Makkar on his new show based on partition
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Starting September 28, 'Lajwanti' is a story of separation and a twist of circumstances that question the sanctity of Lajwanti’s love and loyalty.

Chandigarh: Bringing a community out of the closet
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Three LGBT activists on fighting for their rights, identity and freedom.

Chandigarh: Here comes Digital Cop to safeguard you against virtual crimes
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

A certified ethical hacker like Baghla, Soni points out the sharp increase in cyber crime and how one needs simplified books like these to tackle the same.

Kashish Forward at PU: Catch movies on gender, sexuality & human rights today
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

The festival will screen award-winning Indian and international short films and documentaries related to youth and LGBT, all curated from the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival.

Mum’s the Word: How Nancy Frates raised millions with one bucket
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

How Nancy Frates mobilised millions with one ice bucket challenge.

Into the realm of real love: Kangana being the hero of her films, Imran going beyond mushy romance
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Describing the character as one of her “most crucial, intense and important roles of her career,” Kangana Ranaut said this one goes beyond Datto from Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

With Urdu, we feel more rooted: Musicians at Indie Fest in Chandigarh
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Why music is just not for name, fame & money for these independent musicians at the Indie Fest

Poetry of resistance missing today, says singer Madan Gopal Singh
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Madan Gopal Singh performed in the city on Saturday evening with his group Chaar Yaar, in Chandigarh for the ongoing three-day Sufi Sangeet Festival

This weekend, explore some indie music
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

Original, creative and unconventional is the sound promised by the upcoming WD Indie Fest to be held this weekend in Chandigarh.

Censor okays, then blocks film on assassins of General A S Vaidya
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

The film takes its title from Khalistan militants Harjinder Singh Jinda and Sukhdev Singh Sukha, the assassins of General A S Vaidya.

French filmmaker Philippe Borrel takes on the dystopia & utopia of our times
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

Philippe Borrel’s A World Without Humans questions the headlong rush of techno-scientific progress.

Newbies Athiya Shetty, Sooraj Pancholi share stories of journeys into Bollywood
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

"I want to do commercial films, hone my talent before I sign a Badlapur or Highway,” said Sooraj.

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says he understands women better than others
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Shot in a tight budget and a compact two-hour running time, Bhandarkar’s approach to cinema is to deliver a ringside view of the true story.

‘1920’ scriptwriter and actor Sukhmani Sadana ready for ‘#LoveBytes’
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Writer-actor Sukhmani Sadana talks about a new web series about live-in relationships.

‘Agent Raghav’ is not ‘Sherlock Holmes’, says Sharad Kelkar
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Agent Raghav is not Sherlock Holmes, says Sharad Kelkar, who plays the detective.

Students’ strike is a brave act, say three FTII alumni
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Pandya feels this has been a long drawn agitation. “Students in my time, the eighties, also never had any say in the administrative matters.