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Jaskiran Kapoor

Jaskiran Kapoor is a columnist with The Indian Express.

‘Chandigarh is not designed to support metro system’
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Sarika Panda Bhatt talks about mobility for all & need for people’s participation in sustainable development

Lisa Ray, Jaaved Jaaferi to play a divorced couple and RAW agents in Ishq Forever
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Ishq Forever cast came together to talk about the film.

The pride of India — Neem Margosa
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

The Neem Margosa is known for its healing powers

It’s television where true worth of an entertainer is discovered: Arjun Kapoor
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Playing himself in television series, Khatron Ke Khiladi - Kabhi Peeda Kabhi Keeda, on Colors was a physical and mental discovery for Bollywood heartthrob Arjun Kapoor.

Chandigarh: Techie’s project to recycle waste for Swachh Bharat
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

ExJunk is a doorstep service that assists people in selling their household junk

Entrepreneurs’ conference on February 19
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

A one-day conference to be held this February 19 at The Lalit, IT Park, TiECON will see 40-plus speakers, CEOs and founders, 500-plus delegates and 30 plus exhibitors.

Tree talk: Bask in the shade
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

Common in northern India, Pilkhan is a widely spreading deciduous tree and has a greenish gray smooth bark.

‘Men too suffer sexual abuse’
Sat, Jan 30, 2016

The 'I Break My Silence' campaign was started in January 2015 by a youth network in Chandigarh.

The unusual coconut
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

Unperturbed by the cleaning and screening for the French president, the Buddha’s Coconut has for years braved Chandigarh’s cold winter wind and fog.

Sunny Leone confesses she was surprised with the support from the industry
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

The ever calm & composed Sunny Leone gives a thumbs up to adult comedies & why

Experts focus on education, enforcement and engagement for sustainable development
Sat, Jan 16, 2016

Concerned about the widening gap between haves and have-nots, Sharma raised valid points on surplus food, crazy growth and alarming hunger in the world.

My films are personal narratives, says filmmaker Abhay Kumar
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

Abhay Kumar, whose 2014 film Placebo is still making waves, on the cause and effect of hybrid cinema.

Royal Palm a headturner
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

If watered well and planted in sunny areas, these aristocratic trees can shoot straight up to 100 feet, the sheath of their leaves wrapped around the topmost part of a concrete trunk.

New Wishes, New Hopes, New Year
Fri, Jan 01, 2016

“Somehow we are treated as normal. So using public utility services has become a challenge. And people rarely help, they don’t even give way to an ambulance,” says wheelchair-bound Sidhu.

Here’s how to plan a Happy New Year’s Eve in Chandigarh
Thu, Dec 31, 2015

Music, meditation, dancing, gourmet food— Chandigarh’s ringing in the New Year in style

Chandigarh is yet to open up to original music, says deejay Sameer
Mon, Dec 28, 2015

New Year’s around the corner, and the one person in demand is the deejay who belts out foot-tapping music.

Ola auto joins race with ‘build mobility’ mission
Thu, Dec 24, 2015

Ola on Wednesday announced the launch of autorickshaws on its app for the Tricity with more than 1,000 autos registered on its platform.

Chandigarh: After Jugnoo and AUTOnCAB, Ola Autorickshaws set to enter auto zone
Wed, Dec 23, 2015

Now that Ola too will join the race, it is going to be the auto mode for the city.

Harbhajan Mann releases ‘IKK IKK SAAH’
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

In Chandigarh, after doing live shows for the past four months across the US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, Harbhajan Mann released his latest single Ikk Ikk Saah on Thursday (December 17).

Punjabi singer Jeet Hakam’s new song ‘Maavan Wargi’ tribute to every mother
Tue, Dec 15, 2015

Jeet Hakam, whose mother passed away before the release of the track, has dedicated the track 'Maavan Wargi' to all the mothers of the world.

Tree Talk: Captain Cook’s Pine
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

Young Cook Pine trees make excellent Christmas trees

Body donated to PGI: Ashok Chakra recipient Neerja Bhanot’s mother dies at 86
Mon, Dec 07, 2015

Neerja was India’s youngest and first woman recipient of the highest civilian honour, the Ashoka Chakra, posthumously.

Sonali Bendre pens book on parenting, says motherhood is not a role but a reality
Fri, Dec 04, 2015

“There was no social media when Twinkle, Shilpa and I were acting. It was all about interviews and glamour. Back then it was okay, but now, we want the world to see another side of us,” said Sonali.

Time to get active: This year, four-wheels to roll on Roadies sets
Tue, Dec 01, 2015

In city for the Chandigarh auditions on Monday and Tuesday, Sushil and Rannvijay share their reasons for being Roadies.

Tree Talk: The mighty oaks of Chandigarh
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

The Oak's regal air and tall stature is an instant hit.

I knew I’d be an instant hit… but I faced a lot of competition: Dosanjh ahead of Mukhtiar Chadha
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

With his next, Punjabi comedy Mukhtiar Chadha releasing on Friday (November 27), a lean and fit Dosanjh talks about this colourful character that actually exists in Delhi.

An inspiration, a formula, a discovery— filmmaker Imtiaz Ali breaks down ‘love’
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

'In Tamasha, I have used love as an inspiration, something that breaks you down to make a new you,' says Imtiaz Ali

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.

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?