Jaskiran Kapoor

Jaskiran Kapoor is a columnist with The Indian Express.

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.

Keeping it short & not so simple
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

A peek into the boutique of thought-provoking films by local filmmakers at the ongoing 4th Chandigarh Film Festival.

Setting a new benchmark
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

Court gave me clarity and faith, says National award-winning film’s producer-actor Vivek Gomber.

Exchanging Notes
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Back in India, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan plans to open music academies in Mumbai and Karachi.

Everybody Loves Sumit
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Namit Das on playing a bumbling protagonist in the Hindi adaptation of Everybody Loves Raymond.

Value City: Chandigarh best value destination in India for city break, says survey
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

The index compares the cost of a three-night break during the summer travel months of June to August in nine key Indian cities.

The Family Guy
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Writer and creator Philip Rosenthal on the popular series Everybody Loves Raymond.

Water ATMs: Now put a coin, and get a litre of clean water in Mohali
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

This plug-and-play model that can be customised according to space and need is revenue-generating and in public service.

Home away from home, with modern amenities
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

So if you have missed out on a hostel seat in this admission season, don’t worry as you have plenty options to choose from.

Home away from home, with modern amenities
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Situated in sectors 10 and 33, these hostels-cum-PGs for boys and girls offer three-time meals, fully furnished bedrooms, attached bathrooms.

Reason why actor Ayub Khan prefers TV over films
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Ayub Khan says: “It is television in which I have got the opportunity to grow as an actor."

Anupam, Kirron Kher get their act — together
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

The ‘image building’ exercise continued with Anupam congratulating Kirron on being a ‘modern politician’.

ABCD 2 made actors out of dancers like us, says choreographer Dharmesh
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

Choreographer and actor Dharmesh on a new dance reality show and ABCD 2.

Folk is the first form of music: Ila Arun
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Ila Arun on finally making a debut on Coke Studio, celebrating folk fusion and working on a new album.

Witness to films, serials and music videos
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Its winding pathways, mysterious nooks, open spaces, swings, animals, birds and mythical creatures made of stone, waterfalls, brooks and mini bridges provided the ultimate location for shooting films and staging plays.

Dhruv Ghanekar: A Sound Journey
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Dhruv Ghanekar's latest album is a heady concoction of Indian melodies and African harmonies.