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Vikram Seth and Chandra win Crossword awards

While booklovers and the media are busy celebrating Indian authors who write in English, they still harbour (subconsciously?) a step-motherly attitude towards those who write in Indian......

Vikram Chandra's big fat Mumbai book

Reading the publicity notes for Vikram Chandra's mammoth Sacred Games -- variously hailed as the Fiction Event of the Year and the latest Great Indian Novel - it's easy to be misled into thinking......

Tales from the underworld

Vikram Chandra took seven years to complete Sacred Games, an epic 900-page novel of love and betrayal. It is a massive work that deserves to be read, not merely for Chandra's widely respected......

Government overhauls board of Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts, appoints new head

The government on Thursday reconstituted the board of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, appointing senior journalist Ram Bahadur Rai as the president of the trust. Rai, former news editor......

'She took a stand in Gujarat when few had the courage to do so'

'Though she was deeply religious, she was against communalism. Whenever she got the chance, she did speak out against the communalisation of society.' In a family that dazzled with luminaries --......

NDTV scores big with entertainment channel

About a year ago, Vikram Chandra, CEO, NDTV Networks, approached analysts in Mumbai to discuss the company's foray into entertainment. "Most of them were amused and laughed at the project," recalls......

WEF honour for NDTV scribe

Senior Editor of New Delhi Television Vikram Chandra has been selected as one of the 100 young leaders by Geneva-based World Economic Forum for its Global Leaders for Tommorow initiative for the......

With $22.7 billion in his kitty, Mukesh Ambani is India's richest

The combined networth of India's 100 wealthiest is $381 billion (nearly Rs 25.5 lakh crore), a rise of 10 per cent from $ 345 billion in 2015 Photograph: Courtesy, Reliance Industrialist Mukesh......

'Bandhan should not fall for corporate banking'

IMAGE: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley lights the ceremonial lamp as Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor H R Khan (extreme left), Chandra Shekhar Ghosh (middle) and West Bengal Finance......

The talent of Indians is unbelievable: Tim Cook

'India is different from China. We are going into India very humbly.' Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is on his first official visit to India, tells NDTV’s Vikram Chandra that the......

First Look: Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games

And so, after seven years, fans of author Vikram Chandra will finally have something new to keep them up in the early hours. Early copies of his latest novel Sacred Games have begun to trickle in.......

The starry-eyed romance of Sridevi's Chandni

In our special series revisiting great Hindi film classics, Sukanya Verma looks back at Rishi Kapoor-Sridevi-Vinod Khanna starrer Chandni (1989). Some dreams are so scenic and snug, we want to......

PIX: The GORGEOUS women Akshay launched

Khiladi Kumar really knows how to place his bets on newbies... In an eventful career spanning close to 25 years, Akshay Kumar has starred in over 100 films. The list of his leading ladies is just......

'When the applause started, I blanked out. Then I started crying'

'I may sound snobbish but I am genuinely tired of responding and saying thank you on Facebook, on Twitter, on phone calls. People are calling from everywhere.' 'There is all this excitement and......

Vidhu Vinod Chopra: 'James Cameron raved about my film'

'He asked me, "How can you do it Vinod? How did you come out of your comfort zone?"' 'When Jennifer Lawrence won over the older woman, I lost respect for the Oscars.' Vidhu Vinod Chopra takes......

'We would one day succeed in including polo as an Olympic sport'

Polo is regarded as the sport of kings. It was played by the likes of Darius, Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great. In India, it was widely played in medieval times, which is evidenced by the fact......

Joshna, Harendra clinch Golecha squash titles

Reigning national champion and top seed Joshna Chinappa asserted her supremacy by clinching the women's title with a facile victory over local girl Surabhi Mishra in the Jaipur Club Harish Chandra......

Battle of leagues shakes up cricket

A battle between a rebel body bankrolled by the controllers of India's largest listed media firm and the cash-rich Indian cricket board threatens to shake up the game's biggest global market. Two......

Mumbai ICL team begin practice, sans Lara

The practice session for Mumbai Champions outfit in the six-team Indian Cricket League started in earnest last week, but with no signs of Brian Lara yet.The organisers, however, insistedon......

Readers wishes to John Wright

Name:Amit Singh Message:Dear john, i salute mr wright you have done wonders for our{your}indian team , we shall always be indebted to you for what u have done & achieved for us ordinary indians, me......
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The charge of the steel brigade

Sunny's turned 21 last week and to celebrate the occasion the owners had invited a cross-section of people to dinner, including several old... ...
NDTV readies for Profit relaunch

MUMBAI: When things are going ok, you still need to fix them to make them fabulous, is an adage some business executives believe in. And that's... ...
What made 1 million people follow @ndtv?

MUMBAI: It is one of the first English news channels to have started in India with big names such as Prannoy Roy, Barkha Dutt, Vikram Chandra,... ...
Dev Sanskriti University students in city to delve deep into its cultural heritage

09:13 am FOLLOW US: Ujjain: A group of 75 students along with professors reached Ujjain from Dev Sanskriti University (DSU), Haridwar on Thursday.... ...
Enrich Salons to raise $7 million to fund expansion, tackle competition

Enrich Salon recently completed the acquisition of Belita Vikram Bhatt to boost its on-demand services, taking on start-ups such as Urbanclap and... ...

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