Reality on the streets

            As Colors goes street-hunting for talent with its ambitious India Banega Manch reality show, SANGEETA YADAV talks to the hosts to fathom how big this one really is There are no judges to score you up, no voting lines for contestants to plead for thumbs-up, no recordings, no nonsense…

Love with a twist

Romance is in the air on the small screen with shows projecting different shades of love, twists and turns and unusual pairing. SANGEETA YADAV speaks to the scriptwriters about the trend From contract marriages to love triangles to overweight people falling in love, to mature love stories and even misfits romancing, viewers are in for…

Fantastic four

SANGEETA YADAV talks to the top four contestants of Rising Star whose good vocals and determination have brought them to the grand finale which will crown one of them tonight Living my second life as a singer For 28-year-old Army Officer Vikramjeet Singh, singing was a pastime which turned into passion. As an amateur, he…

Laugh at death

Charles Bukowski, a German-born American poet and novelist, had once said: “We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us.” Perhaps, this inspired the title song from the film Mukaddar ka Sikander. There is definitely some truth that the person who can laugh…

Power of palliative care

Praful Akali, Founder & MD on Medulla Communications talks to Sangeeta Yadav about how they trained terminally ill patients for stand-up comedy, Laugh at Death, an intent to break the taboo around talking about death and spreading awareness on palliative care Where did you get the idea from for Laugh at Death? This was Mihir…