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Jaskiran Kapoor

Jaskiran Kapoor is a columnist with The Indian Express.

‘My concern is we are not evolving as a society’
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

Kuldeep Ruhil speaks on his documentary on Jaat Reservation Agitation.

Chandigarh: Shovels and saplings in hand, green group works on giving Sector 17’s neglected terraced beds a facelift
Sat, Dec 26, 2020

With gardening tools, saplings in coconut shells, sacks of manure and water tank ready, the 'green group' kickstarted the work of greening and cleaning. Come Monday, they will be making a presentation to the DC to use this area for a weekly organic mandi.

Driving Mr Rishi Kapoor
Fri, May 01, 2020

It seems like yesterday, when I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of driving magnificent actor Rishi Kapoor in my little car.

We are changing the nature of gifting by going green
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

Across India, millennials and their elders are opting for plants to celebrate special occasions.

The members of the band The Yellow Diary combine poetry with rock music
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Notes from the Diary: The band has released two EPs since they were formed. The first, Marz, comprises three tracks, including Afzai, Kashmir and the re-released version of Marz.

Actor Mrunal Thakur on her first comedy film, pursuing novelty and never giving up
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

Never say die: After scoring big in her films over the last two years, which include Super 30, Batla House, and the critically acclaimed Love Sonia, Aankh Micholi marks Mrunal Thakur's debut in comedy.

Never Say Die
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Actor Mrunal Thakur on her first comedy film, pursuing novelty and never giving up.

The place between breaths
Tue, Oct 01, 2019

As World Mental Health Day draws close (October 10), a look at diverse individuals trying to help break the stigma by understanding, innovating and attempting to cure mental health issues

The place between breaths
Sat, Sep 28, 2019

As World Mental Health Day (October 10) draws close, a look at diverse individuals trying to help break the stigma by understanding, innovating and attempting to cure mental health issues

‘It’s (Battle of Saragarhi) a proud, brave and inspirational chapter of our history, one most of India knows little about’
Tue, Mar 19, 2019

For both Anurag Singh and Akshay Kumar, the daunting challenge was action, for which Mad Max Fury Road’s stunt coordinator Lawrence Woodward and Parvez Sheikh were roped in. I

Kanak Champa is also popular as the ‘dinner plate tree’ in Punjab, and here’s why
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

The leaves’ lovely double shade - a dark green face contrasted with a light green back, cover the arm and length of the tree.

On the popularity chart: The Poplar has immense commercial and environmental value
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

Populus nigra is a genus of 25 to 35 species of deciduous flowering plants from the Salicaceae family

‘What I loved about him was his encouragement of other artistes, he had no airs or ego, just pure love for the art’
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

He did such a fantastic job that audiences asked us who this actor was who played Tulsi. He had such a deep and clear understanding of a character.

Lucky Gold: This New Year, tangerines come with the promise of happiness and prosperity
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

Citrus tangerina are a type of mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata), and belong to the Rutaceae family. Apparently, the name comes from Tangier, Morocco.

‘Indie filmmaking won’t make you rich but happier if you are creative’
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Independent filmmaker Sandeep Mohan on his latest him Shreelancer, creative freedom and The Great Indian Travelling Cinema initiative

Reformer Sri M on the value of trees, alliance with nature
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

The initiative also falls under Sri’s Manav Ekta Mission of promoting sustainable living by encouraging the planting of trees, inspiring harmony with nature to energise eco-systems and reducing carbon footprints

On fertile ground: The Putranjiva, or ‘child life’ tree in Chandigarh
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

Apparently, the tree was suggestive of helping in giving birth to a son, according to media reports.

Chandigarh: Carol all the Way, in Punjabi
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

Musicians in the region are rendering an upbeat Punjabi touch to the traditional Christmas carol.

A Competitive Edge: Two education start-ups are gaining ground among students
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

WHEN they started working on it, their vision was to create a positive impact on the world. For education start-up Gradeup, its young founders — Shobhit Bhatnagar, Vibhu Bhushan and Sanjeev Kumar — saw ‘education as the most fundamental way of empowering people’. “With the rise of mobile phones and internet technology, we realised that […]

Daily show of Punjabi movie in multiplexes must, says CM Parkash Singh Badal
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

It was in July this year that entertainment tax on Punjabi movies was withdrawn.

The jolly good juniper, for the season of hope and merriment
Sun, Dec 18, 2016

The juniper ranges from specimens with a columnar look to long tailing branches to evergreen trees with needle-like or scale-like leaves, berries or cones.

The jolly good juniper, for the season of hope and merriment
Sun, Dec 18, 2016

The highest forest cover of junipers is in south-eastern Tibet and the northern Himalayas, at 16,000 feet.

Writer-director Amitoj Mann’s upcoming Punjabi film is a satire on self-styled godmen
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

A comedy portraying the antics of three brothers who get involved in a situation which exposes the truth of godmen in Punjab, the film releases this December 30 and has been written by Mann and Waquas Qureshi.

The banana tree is prayed to for happiness, growth and regeneration
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Mostly seen in residential areas, the interesting fact about the banana tree is that this tall plant is actually a herbaceous plant that is also a fruit.

Delightful hues of the Golden Bottle Brush
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

This season, it’s the Golden Bottle Brush that is in bloom, or shall we say, its leaves are shining in the sun.