Jaskiran Kapoor

Jaskiran Kapoor is a columnist with The Indian Express.

Mehar Mittal was as essential to our films as raw stock: J S Cheema
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

On Saturday afternoon, Mehar Mittal breathed his last after a prolonged illness at an ashram in Mount Abu, Rajasthan. Mittal was 82 and was admitted in a hospital in Ahmedabad last week.

Chadigarh: The tree with a healing touch
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

The tree also goes by the names Vibhitaki, Karshaphala and Kalidruma in Sanskrit.

No dearth of money in the industry, it needs sincerity, says actor-singer-producer Amrinder Gill
Sun, Oct 02, 2016

Punjabi actor-singer-producer Amrinder Gill talks about working with Priyanka Chopra in her debut Punjabi film Sarvann, and his own journey so far

Chandni: An evergreen shrub that needs its share of sunlight
Sun, Oct 02, 2016

Also called Moon Beam or Carnation of India , these plants are cultivated across South East Asia

Mehra searches for today’s Mirza-Sahiban through his adaptation of Punjab’s love story
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

Sahiban’s sudden move in the story, which was penned by 17th century poet Peelu, has intrigued generations, including Mehra.

Chandigarh Ficus benjamina tree: Here’s nature’s beautiful figment of imagination
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

A species of flowering plant in the Moraceae family, the Ficus benjamina is a native of the Indo Malayan region.

This was an unfortunate incident, a genocide whose victims are still waiting for justice: Harry Sachdeva
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

The release of 31st October was meant to coincide with 30 years of the pogrom of 1984 last year.

Karanja — a tree that produces biofuel crop
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Along the V4 roads of the some of the oldest sectors of the Chandigarh are lines of a tree called Karanja. Also known as the Indian Beech tree and Poonga oil plant, the tree comes from the Western Ghats and is cultivated as a shade tree.

Mohali firm creates portal to help kids learn about Sikh and Punjabi culture, approaches schools
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Sikhville has content created for Punjabi learning and connecting newer generations with Sikh or Punjabi history and culture.

‘In beatbox, we don’t play our music, we say it… it flows directly from mind to ear’: French beatbox legend Faya Braz
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Always on the lookout for new sounds to play with, he loves the mathematical precision of the tabla for instance and even indulged in some street beatboxing in Delhi recently.

Film on women who live life on own terms
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

For Dewan, the song, Muniya, is a tribute to Teesri Kasam, to its fiercely independent character Hira Bai (played by Waheeda Rahman), who dares to lives life on her own terms.

Tree of life and ‘wonder fruit’ in Chandigarh
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

Amla is quite popular in kitchens – along the pickles, one will always see amle ka murabbhah on the table.

Chandigarh Creative Cinema Circle: After one-year gap, film club to screen 2 movies, plans festival in December
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

The 4C team including A P Mishra and Harish Mehla are bringing on board prominent filmmakers Saba Dewan and Vijaya Singh along with their films, Naach and Unscheduled Arrivals.

Spice Routes
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

In a new series, British-Indian television chef Anjum Anand shows the diversity of Indian food to an outside audience .

Ginni Mahi, the 17-year-old Dalit voice from Punjab, is making waves
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

At a time when the flogging of Dalit youths in Una has triggered protests, Ginni Mahi, 17 years old, is raising her voice and asserting her identity in songs that are finding resonance across the country.

Tree Talk: Among fastest growing plant, grass bamboo can give stiff competition to tree
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

It thrives in tropical climates and on all types of soils, needs regular water and normal garden fertiliser

Tree talk: Easy to grow & drought-resistant, Jackfruit trees have global attention
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Known as Kathal in India, studies say it has potential to solve world’s food problem

Babul tree can be grown in any types of soil, has medicinal uses
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Thorny plant with yellow flowers, a common sight in Chandigarh.

Peepal: The tree of wisdom
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Peepal tree can cure 50 ailments including asthma, diabetes and diarrhea

Stories on Sikh history and culture: Saakhis get audio avatar appropriate for the youth
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Four to six minutes in duration, the stories are based on the life history of 10 Sikh Gurus and great Sikh warriors. Each story ends with a message that relates to history with a present-day context

‘I act by observation… the more challenging the role, the better it is’
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Binnu Dhillon, who plays a handsome government servant married to the prettiest girl in the family, flaunts his status by riding his new motorbike around the village.

Film ‘Mission Tiger’ to release on International Tiger Day
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

WITH India committed to save tigers from extinction, Indian Forest Service officer, TR Bijulal, too is a man on a mission to not only protect the national animal, but create awareness among the masses on the same. Come July 29, which is also International Tiger Day, Bijulal is all set to release his debut film, […]

‘Number of women-owned pages on Facebook has increased six-fold in past four years’: Ritesh Mehta
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

Mehta, who is on a ten-city tour, conducted his session about the perks of being on FB and how technology removes a lot of barriers and empowers entrepreneurs

Filmmaker hopes to create new wave in Punjabi cinema, restore its lost sensitivity
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Based on two short stories by award-winning writer Waryam Singh Sandhu, Chauthi Koot evokes an atmosphere of suspicion, fear and paranoia in the Punjab of 1980s.

The Freshwater Mangrove
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Tree grows to a moderate height and size

Age just a number for ‘actors at heart’ Revathi and Kirron Kher
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Revathi and Kirron Kher: For these ‘actors at heart’, age is just a number, creativity stumps competition and insecurity, and a good co-actor only enhances one’s performance.

Our film a thriller, doesn’t take audience’s intelligence for granted, says Dishoom actor Varun Dhawan
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Dishoom, also starring John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandes and Nargis Fakhri, will see the comeback of actor Akshaye Khanna in an antagonists role.

Under the spell of Plumeria in Chandigarh
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

Low-maintenance plant with pink, white & yellow flowers, the Plumeria tree is drought-tolerant and can be planted from seeds or cuttings.

‘Less is more, music is all about establishing a connect between musician and audience’
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

From silent films to animations and children’s films to magnum opus, the cine concert can be applied to all kinds of cinema.

Punjab and Haryana HC Bar Library: Making a case for restoring appeal of rare books
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

A distinct odour of paint and varnish fills the air and mixes with the musty smell of old forgotten books as Mehla navigates us through the corridors abuzz with activity of carpenters, electricians and the library staff.

CII Session: ‘India needs to design innovative products, fast and with immediate results, to compete with China’
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Explaining his principle, Shiba said: “Jump into the fishbowl (onsite) and swim with fish with intuition, then jump out to understand what the fishes needs are.”

Round & round the Mulberry bush: Tree Talk
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Also called Shahtoot, these trees grow in any kind of soil

Bombay Bassment: A slice of Mumbai music, with a deejay on board, on 5-city tour
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Promoting their new album through a five-city tour, Mendes talks about how the ‘Bombay Bassment x FUNC VIP’ presents Bombay Bassment in a new light and sound.

Randeep Wadehra- ‘My satire does not attack… instead, it focuses on mindsets and actions’
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Randeep Wadehra's 'Mango man in the republic of Bananas' is set in an imaginary South Asian Republic and casts a sardonic eye on the way democracies function.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

While Udta Punjab turns the spotlight on the drug problem in the state, Punjab’s music scene has been in the centre of controversy for its celebration of drugs, violence, and misogyny.

‘His brilliance is in his ability to touch the sky & yet remain grounded’
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

"Shashi Kapor-The Householder, The Star" unveils chapters of the actor's personal and professional life