Ektaa Malik

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From saris and dramatic headgear to Bollywood celebrities and theatre, the closing of the Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week evoked mixed feelings

Not only were A-list designers conspicuous by their absence but the grand finale and its theme too were under wraps. The Etu Show, from the Jakarta Fashion Week, cancelled last minute and the other shows of the evening were delayed at least by an hour.

Making the Shift

The Autumn Winter Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week (LMIFW) in its current edition explores new materials and collaborations

Day One of the Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week (AW, 19) celebrated jackets and Rahul Mishra’s decade in design

The Delhi-based designer’s mammoth show, featured many looks that have never been exhibited in India. Most were a throwback to the 10 collections he showcased in Paris.

The Autumn Winter Lotus-Makeup India Fashion Week (LMIFW) in its current edition explores new materials and collaborations

The Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week Autumn Winter’ 2019 (LMIFW AW’19), a four-day event, kicks off today at the usual venue – Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the Capital.

Imagine, it isn’t hard to do

Writer Divya Prakash Dubey on writing October Junction, ‘nayi-wali Hindi’ and small town stories.

Made in Heaven review: What the Wedding Albums Don’t Show

Made in Heaven works because all the characters, big and small, have their development curve etched well. The strong performances make each episode stand out.

War and Peace

The filmmaker notes how the narrative might be rooted in the Indian storytelling tradition but the theme is universal and also relates with the current political climate.

Priyanka Chopra: I want to highlight things that push the envelope

Priyanka Chopra on her new film Isn’t it Romantic, Hollywood vs Bollywood and being a producer.

Cricket Fever Mumbai Indians review: From the home ground

Cricket Fever Mumbai Indians review: Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians has humanised the Mumbai Indians, in a never-seen-before manner. We see them laughing, crying, dejected and being human through all this.

Oscars 2019: Red carpet in Los Angeles, supporting cast in Hapur

Period. End of Sentence delves deep into the world of stigma, shame and prejudice attached to menstruation and focuses on a group of women who make low-cost sanitary napkins in a small two-room workshop addressed colloquially as the ‘Unit’ by the villagers.

Delhi: At folk festival in Shahpur Jat, a celebration of urban villages

The south Delhi urban village is hosting the first edition of a two-day Urban Folk festival, organised by the Delhi government.

One Day at a Time review: All in the Family

Watch One Day at a Time if you are struggling with the ‘talk’, that you are about to have with your kids, or if you are not able to deal with the constant hassling of your parents, as they constantly push you to be better.

Veteran Australian photographer John Gollings on capturing architecture marvels, the frailty of modern design and his love for India

The exhibit is a sort of a time capsule of architecture, beginning at least 20,000 years ago with the rock paintings of Nawarla Gabarnmang in Northern Territory, Australia, to the more modern Burj Khalifa, Dubai.

Isn’t it Romantic review: No, It’s Not

There hasn’t been a romantic comedy to write home about in ages. The genre, after having a dedicated fan following for decades, clearly needs a reinvention. Isn’t it Romantic is not that.

In his debut show, artist Vikram Goyal creates designs in his favourite medium — brass

The show, which is replete with more than 20 works, is the debut exhibit of the furniture designer who specialises in the gold-hued medium.

Let there be light

A new documentary explores the themes of violence, forgiveness and redemption through three stories of national significance.

I am thankful that people think of me when they have a meaty role: Rajeshwari Sachdev

Actor Rajeshwari Sachdev on her digital avatar, women-oriented narratives and staying relevant.

Mohammad Sammad, who caught the audience’s attention as a precocious child in Tumbbad, plays his age in Selection Day

Sammad is the younger of two siblings and lives in a joint family, with a grandmother, aunt and uncle. His businessman father deals with property as well as dry fruits.

Four More Shots Please review: Glass half full

Four More Shots Please review: While it's great to see women owning their desires, complexities and flaws, Four More Shots Please! is barely reflective of the average Indian woman at large. The characters might be aspirational. Sure. But while being aspirational, why are they not held accountable for their actions and choices?

Four More Shots Please is breaking a lot of myths and stereotypes: Kirti Kulhari

A new web series, Four More Shots Please!, has been helmed by an all-women team, with women as protagonists. The lead actors on their roles, and why it’s the right time for a show like this.