'Angry Birds' spin-off would be fun: Producer (IANS Interview)
Book captures brilliance of Ranjit Singh's polity, rule (IANS Interview)
  • Book captures brilliance of Ranjit Singh's polity, rule (IANS Interview)(17:42)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The secularism of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839) needs to be stuided in the current context for the manner in which he brought together a collection of warring misls (confederacies) to create a Sikh Empire that stretched from the Khyber Pass in the west to western Tibet in the east, and from Mithankot in the south to Kashmir in the north, says US-based poet, playwright and commentator Sarbpreet Singh in a new book.
Sonia made interim chief as Nehru-Gandhi family trusted: Baghel (IANS Interview)
Now, Marvel Superheroes in a book format (IANS Interview)
  • Now, Marvel Superheroes in a book format (IANS Interview)(09:08)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) You have read about them in comics -- that was the original genre. They then transformed to the stage, to the small screen, then to the big screen and soon the streaming platform. Now, read about your favourite Marvel Superhero in book format with the seven titles that have been released making waves worldwide and also in India, where they recently debuted.
Exposing get rich quick schemes (IANS Interview)
  • Exposing get rich quick schemes (IANS Interview)(09:32)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Get rich schemes - call them what you may - have siphoned off some Rs 7 lakh crore but no one seems to bat an eyelid, laments Aruna Ravikumar, a three-decade veteran of the print and electronic media, in her new book, tracing their origins to the liberalisation of the economy in 1991.
National Award was always on my bucket list: Ayushmann Khurrana (IANS interview)
Delhi Assembly to be paperless by 2020; have Research Centre (IANS Interview)
I want to connect with the world in deeper way: Tabu (IANS Interview)
  • I want to connect with the world in deeper way: Tabu (IANS Interview)(12:44)
    By Sugandha Rawal
    New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Actress Tabu says she has been struggling with herself for almost a decade now, trying to understand who she is, what she stands for, and how she wants to live. The critically-acclaimed actress says she has now realised that the answers lie in connecting with the world in a "much larger and deeper way".
Merkel, Modi share good chemistry, work on for Merkel visit: German envoy (IANS Interview)
  • Merkel, Modi share good chemistry, work on for Merkel visit: German envoy (IANS Interview)(12:20)
    By Ranjana Narayan
    New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) During Prime Minister Narendra Modis brief stopover in Berlin last April, he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were absorbed in chatting by themselves for over 20 minutes in the balcony of the Chancellery, ahead of their official dinner meeting, as senior officials from both sides waited patiently below, in a sign of the good chemistry the two leaders share. As Merkel visits India in November for the biennial inter-governmental meeting, preparations are in full swing to take Indo-German strategic ties to a new high, says German Ambassador Walter J. Lindner.
Sourav never took a step backward even in the face of fiercest opposition (IANS Interview-2)
  • Sourav never took a step backward even in the face of fiercest opposition (IANS Interview-2)(09:00)
    MSD should have come before Pant and Pandya
    By Sandeep Bamzai

    New Delhi, July 30 (IANS)
    There is flutter in the dovecotes. Sunil Gavaskar is angry and disgusted with the whole World Cup fiasco and the role played by the selection committee since. Furious at the conduct of the MSK Prasad-helmed selection committee, he reckons its lack of stature impedes its progress and ability to take decisions. He argued that they selected the team for West Indies without first having a meeting to select the captain, which begs the question of whether Virat Kohli is the captain of the team at his or the selection committee's pleasure. These are pertinent points being made by one of the game's eminents, someone whose heart has always beat for Indian cricket.
Our batting in WC finished at three: Gavaskar (Exclusive IANS Interview-1)
  • Our batting in WC finished at three: Gavaskar (Exclusive IANS Interview-1)(13:32)
    By Sandeep Bamzai

    New Delhi, July 29 (IANS)
    In my mind's eye there are many Sunil Gavaskar fanboy moments. Lashing out against Malcolm Marshall and Michael Holding, hooking and cutting in a ferocious counter punching exhibition at the Kotla in Delhi, playing an epic 221 at the Oval in a run chase, fighting virtually single-handedly on a minefield against Pakistan spin twins -- Iqbal Qasim and Tauseef Ahmed in Bangalore, epochal moment of winning the World Championship of Cricket in Oz, battling 13 men, including a full strength Pakistan pace attack in Karachi scoring hundreds in each innings and smashing three hundreds against Jeff Thomson in Australia.
Now, Ranthambore's Machali inspires a book on  human survival (IANS Interview)
  • Now, Ranthambore's Machali inspires a book on human survival (IANS Interview)(21:38)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) At a time of increasing man-animal conflict comes a heart-warming tale of two families - one human, one tiger - following parallel journeys in which the powerful drives to connect, love and raise the next generation play out: All this inspired by Machali, arguably the most famous big cat in the Ranthambore reserve in India's northern state of Rajasthan.
India needs to work on right age groups for better results:  Paul Dickov (IANS Interview)
We were told it was over for us at 40: Naomi Watts (IANS Interview)
Stardom is imposed on you: Mammootty (IANS Interview)
  • Stardom is imposed on you: Mammootty (IANS Interview)(08:40)
    By Sugandha Rawal
    Kochi, June 25 (IANS) Mammootty neither takes the tag of "superstar" seriously, nor does he take it for granted. The megastar, who at 67 is set to feature in a mega-budget Malayalam period drama, feels stardom is imposed, and not acquired by anyone.
I'm learning how to adjust to fame: Ali Wong (IANS Interview)
  • I'm learning how to adjust to fame: Ali Wong (IANS Interview)(15:02)
    By Sugandha Rawal
    New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) "Always Be My Maybe" star Ali Wong is appreciative about her rise to fame in showbiz, but feels it has been too fast. The American actress says it took her some time to adjust, and it is only now that she feels a bit settled.
Amitav Ghosh's passion for climate change continues with 'Gun Island' (IANS Interview)
  • Amitav Ghosh's passion for climate change continues with 'Gun Island' (IANS Interview)(08:06)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Three years after making a forceful plea against the effects of environmental degradation, globally acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh returns to the subject by once again focusing on the Sundarbans, which he terms critical for the well being of West Bengal and neighbouring Bangladesh and lamenting that nations around the world are not responding adequately to the global scourge.
Amitav Ghosh's passion for climate change continues with 'Gun Island' (IANS Interview)
  • Amitav Ghosh's passion for climate change continues with 'Gun Island' (IANS Interview)(17:48)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Three years after making a forceful plea against the effects of environmental degradation, globally acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh returns to the subject by once again focusing on the Sundarbans, which he terms critical for the well being of West Bengal and neighbouring Bangladesh and lamenting that nations around the world are not responding adequately to the global scourge.
  • POCSO Act on crime against children doesn't picture reality: Author Arita Sarkar (IANS Interview)(16:32)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The number of cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act is on the rise but the data procured under it is not "an accurate picture of reality" while convictions under it are a mere 20 per cent. It is a relatively new law and is "still evolving", says author Arita Sarkar, whose book "Kidnapped" probes the gruesome abductions and killings of over 10 children in the recent past.
Just want to stay at home with my kids now: Chris Hemsworth (IANS Interview)
  • Just want to stay at home with my kids now: Chris Hemsworth (IANS Interview)(07:54)
    By Sugandha Rawal
    Bali, June 2 (IANS) Chris Hemsworth feels he has spent his whole career chasing one thing after another, and now wants to live in the moment. The actor has decided not to shoot anything more this year, and says he wants to step back to spend some quality time with his three children in Australia.
'The Mughal Feast' a seminal tour-de-force through Shah Jahan's elaborate banquets (IANS Interview)
  • 'The Mughal Feast' a seminal tour-de-force through Shah Jahan's elaborate banquets (IANS Interview)(10:08)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Food historian and author Salma Yusuf Hussain's "passion to find out more and more about the cuisine of Mughal India" has resulted in her latest offering: a seminal work that transports the reader into the heart of the royal kitchens to bring alive the lavish banquets of Emperor Shah Jahan, during whose time Mughlai cuisine truly reached its peak.