Smith praises Indian pacers

After their second innings batting collapse allowed India to level the series here on Tuesday, a disappointed Australian skipper Steve Smith drew attention to some of the reasons behind the defeat. The right-hander confessed that the Indian pacers played a huge role…

On an uneven path

Women have been seen playing bold roles and as gamechangers in many movies in Sandalwood. But things aren’t always as rosy as they appear onscreen. As another International Women’s Day approaches, actors in the Kannada film industry narrate stories of the challenges women…

Spotlight on safety

Another women’s day is upon us and as usual, rhetoric and sloganeering is being seen in plenty everywhere, from television screens to social media. While there certainly is occasion to cheer and celebrate the achievements of women in every sphere of life,…

Let the good times roll

When people say that the funniest part about an activity is falling down, in a delighted voice no less, it makes one wonder why the bruises didn’t turn them off. But even though skating is not an easy task, it inspires a…

Finding the perfect abode

Young couple, Jayasmita Dutta and John Choudhury, started their journey in the IT city a few years back. Jayasmita had heard pleasant stories from John about how dynamic the city was and she wanted to explore better educational opportunities. Thus, the couple,…

‘I don’t believe in censorship’

Actor Sonam Kapoor says that she doesn’t believe in censorship and that everyone should have his or her own choice of outfit or sexuality or marriage. Speaking about restrictions on women’s fashion choices in the Indian society, Sonam said, “I don’t believe…

Blazing a trail

These are no ordinary women, for they have carved a niche for themselves in what are essentially male bastions. They work as loco pilots of metro trains, in petrol pumps, as traffic constables, bus conductors and cab drivers. Though they work in…