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About 20 years ago, an obscure student politician in Patna spent a week in jail after a particularly intense agitation. It was this jail stint that sent the then 20-something Pankaj Tripathi down a path that won him a special mention at the 65th National Film Awards earlier this year. 
Karishma Upadhyay Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Fresh catch

Recap: Lata’s social life sees a spike as she meets Aaduri and Hem for lunch, and follows it up with a rendezvous with Pixie —who’s only too eager to pour her heart out — at Coffee House. Soon they are strolling among the bookshops on College Street.
DEVAPRIYA ROY Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Living his dream

Do you have a favourite sports biography or autobiography? 
Saionee Chakraborty Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Streaming Online Switch-Itch

In the popular Web series, Sacred Games, the character Ganesh Gaitonde keeps saying to himself with unholy glee, "Kabhi kabhi lagta hai ki apun hi bhagwan hai." Meaning, many a time I get the feeling that I am God incarnate. Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays grungy Gaitonde, repeats this line with relish every time he escapes death by the skin of his teeth, incredulous at his own good luck.
Manasi Shah Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

When three is good

Trust me to land at Shivraj Singh Chouhan's house in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (MP), at the same time that news about Atal Bihari Vajpayee was being flashed all over the country. I was there for a quick meeting with the CM for a book I'm working on, and thanks to unexpected circumstances, it turned out to be quicker than scheduled.
CELEBRITY CIRCUSBharathi S. Pradhan
Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas engagement ceremony begins

Celebrations have begun in full swing at Priyanka Chopra's house apparently for a ceremony related to her engagement to American singer Nick Jonas here on Saturday. 
Aug 18, 2018 13:20 IST

Out of the box

Model Aisha Sharma made her Bollywood debut with Satyameva Jayate and she says it was a conscious decision to choose roles that are “different”.
Aug 18, 2018 01:04 IST

Blessed Gaga

Pop star Lady Gaga has said the experience of working with Bradley Cooper on A Star is Born has “changed” her and she feels “blessed” for the film. 
Aug 18, 2018 01:07 IST

‘I am the king of flops’ 

Actor Manoj Bajpayee is known for his intensity on screen in serious films. He insists that he does not do many mass entertainment films, but admits to trying to balance his career with both genres.
Shama Bhagat Aug 18, 2018 01:09 IST

ScarJo best paid

Scarlett Johansson has become the best-paid actress in the world, according to Forbes magazine. The 33-year-old Hollywood actress made $40.5 million in pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017, to June 1 this year, quadrupling her income from the previous year. 
Aug 18, 2018 01:12 IST

Freeze frame; Idris Elba; Aquaman

Idris Elba is set to star in and produce the indie drama Ghetto Cowboy. The film is an official adaptation of the 2011 novel of the same name by author Greg Neri, reported Deadline. To be directed by debutant Ricky Staub, the film follows a 15-year-old Cole who is forced to live with his estranged father Harp (Elba) in North Philadelphia, where, despite the surrounding poverty and violence, he discovers the redemptive world of urban horseback riding. 
Aug 18, 2018 01:14 IST

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