‘I take acting responsibly’

After doing intense and meaningful films like Citylight, Shahid, Aligarh and Trapped, Rao’s next big film is an out-and-out commercial romcom. He talks to SANGEETA YADAV about his film Behen Hogi Teri and the transformation he has gone through Raabta and Behen Hogi Teri are all set to hit the big screen. How does it feel? I…

‘Quality education for all’

Prof Ravindra Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), talks to  Sangeeta Yadav about setting up digital centres across India   How has Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) evolved from being an open distance learning to an open digital learning university? We aren’t an alternative education system. We are a parallel education system. Generally, we…

No time for Bollywood

  SANGEETA YADAV meets up with reclusive singer & musician LUCKY ALI. A report Remember Lucky Ali? Remember O Sanam Mohabbat Ki Kasam and Kyu Chalti Hai Pawan? He was quite a blue-eyed singing sensation back in those days when “Dekha Hai Aise Bhi” and “Jaane Kya Dhunta Hai Yeh Mera Dil” looked like all-time…

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…