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.
After epic Alaska-Andes ride, adventure cyclist Dhruv Bogra eyes Iceland, Siberia, Mongolia (IANS Interview)
Olympic 100 m record will even out in some time: Performance Enhancement Specialist (IANS Interview)
When Nehru asked police to locate Natwar (IANS Interview-II)
  • When Nehru asked police to locate Natwar (IANS Interview-II)(15:10)
    By Sandeep Bamzai
    New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Kunwar Natwar Singh in many ways is monotypical in that he served so many Congress dispensations in different capacities. Equally, he came into maximum proximity with celebrated Indian and world leaders, acclaimed writers and people in position of pre eminence. Influenced by novelist E.M. Forster during his years in Cambridge, he learnt the value of friendship from him. In the second and concluding part of this IANS interview, I let the raconteur in him take over:
Left's legacy blocking Tripura's growth: Deputy CM (IANS Interview)
  • Left's legacy blocking Tripura's growth: Deputy CM (IANS Interview)(19:30)
    By Sujit Chakraborty
    Agartala, May 18 (IANS) The erstwhile Left Front government's "terrible 25-year legacy" in Tripura is hindering the BJP-IPFT alliance government's attempts to push development projects and welfare schemes, according to Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma.
Guilty of Gujarat, anti-Sikh riots should be punished: Badal (IANS Interview)
Men who are critical of Nehru are pygmies: Natwar Singh (IANS Interview-1)
  • Men who are critical of Nehru are pygmies: Natwar Singh (IANS Interview-1)(14:00)
    By SANDEEP BAMZAI
    Nehru greatest Indian after Asoka, says Singh

    New Delhi, May 18 (IANS)
    The lion may well be in winter, but he still roars and growls. Diplomat, politician, litterateur, globetrotter and above all raconteur, Kunwar Natwar Singh has always been a man of all seasons. Celebrating his 90th birthday, the Bharatpur-born Jat leader retains his singular twinkle in his eye, as he sallies forth in a verbal marathon with IANS.
Modi hiding behind Sunny Deol in Gurdaspur: Sunil Jakhar (IANS Interview)
  • Modi hiding behind Sunny Deol in Gurdaspur: Sunil Jakhar (IANS Interview)(18:38)
    By Prashant Sood
    Gurdaspur, May 17 (IANS) Congress leader Sunil Kumar Jakhar on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "hiding" behind actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol, his BJP opponent in Gurdaspur, and said that by bringing in an outsider for the poll fight in the border district of Punjab, the saffron party had admitted that there was "no Modi wave".
BJP permitting all religions to co-exist: Nominated Anglo-Indian MP George Baker (IANS Interview)
Bengal will be bonus, will help BJP in crossing 300-mark: Sunil Deodhar (IANS Interview)
Muslim vote fragmented in UP, says Khurshid (IANS Interview)
  • Muslim vote fragmented in UP, says Khurshid (IANS Interview)(13:24)
    By Prashant Sood
    New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Unlike in the Bihar Assembly elections, the Muslim vote has split between the Congress and the SP-BSP alliance in the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid says.
Self-obsessed Modi indulges in theatrics: Captain Amarinder Singh (IANS Interview)
  • Self-obsessed Modi indulges in theatrics: Captain Amarinder Singh (IANS Interview)(10:32)
    BY VISHAL GULATI
    Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is indulged in theatrics since he took over as Prime Minister, he's a self-obsessed man and the people of Punjab or anywhere else can never forget the incident of desecration of their holy scriptures, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Thursday.
Chandigarh ignored in funds' allocation: Congress candidate (IANS Interview)
‘Divider in-chief' title to Modi is right: Kamal Nath (IANS Interview)
Congress will repeat 2009 performance: Hooda (IANS interview)
  • Congress will repeat 2009 performance: Hooda (IANS interview)(21:06)
    By Prashant Sood
    Sonipat, May 10 (IANS) Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has said that the Congress would repeat its 2009 performance in the Lok Sabha elections when it won nine of 10 seats in the state and asserted that the target is also to form government in the Assembly polls later this year.
No anti-incumbency against BJP, Modi will win: Himachal CM (IANS Interview)
  • No anti-incumbency against BJP, Modi will win: Himachal CM (IANS Interview)(12:06)
    BY VISHAL GULATI
    Shimla, May 8 (IANS) There is no anti-incumbency against the sitting BJP lawmakers in the Lok Sabha elections, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur says. Rather there is more "josh" (zeal) this time to win with bigger margins and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name alone will win Bharatiya Janata Party the Lok Sabha elections. "All other issues are secondary to Modiji", he says.
BJP wanted to finish my party: Rajbhar (IANS Interview)
  • BJP wanted to finish my party: Rajbhar (IANS Interview)(15:08)
    By Amita Verma
    Lucknow, May 7 (IANS) Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) President Om Prakash Rajbhar, who claimed to have walked out of the Yogi Adityanath government on Monday, has said that the BJP wanted to "finish" his party.