Watershed moment in the battle against virus

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said the drug regulator’s approval of two coronavirus vaccines for emergency use was a watershed moment in the country’s battle against the deadly virus. Eleven months after the first case of deadly coronavirus was detected in India, Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) V.G. Somani on Sunday approved

‘The Alchemy Of Process’

An online exhibition of etchings, serigraphs, screen printing and lithographs by noted artist Seema Kohli, that captures the journey of Kohli in printmaking, went on view on December 21. Titled ‘The Alchemy of Process’, it can be viewed on the website of India International Centre till January 3, 2021…writes Sidhdi Jain. Seema has had over

“Bold and beautiful” vocabulary to Indian fashion

For many years Indian fashion had been struggling to make its mark on the international fashion map, until Manish Arora. He became the first Indian designer to show at Paris Fashion Week for ten consecutive years, and was also the first Indian creative director of a French heritage fashion house (even if he only lasted

Direct Tax Collection At Rs 5.87L, Declines 13%

Tax collection has been subdued amid the pandemic and the net direct tax collections so far in the current financial year declined by 13 per cent to Rs 5.87 lakh crore, sources said. During the corresponding period (April 1 – December 17) of last financial year, the net collections stood at Rs 6.80 lakh crore.

Genelia Pens Hearty B’day Note For Hubby

Cute actress Genelia Deshmukh took to social media to pen a hearty wish for her hubby and actor Riteish Deshmukh, who turned 42 on Thursday. In a post she shared on Instagram and Twitter, the actress wrote: “There are times in life you search and you search and you search, for someone perfect.. N sometimes

‘We Can Repeat 2016 FIH Junior World Cup Win’

For an athlete, representing the national team on the biggest stage is always the dream, and for junior Indian mid-fielder Maninder Singh, playing in tournaments like the FIH Junior World Cup 2021 and the AHF Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2021 is still a dream which he intends to fulfil with the national junior men’s hockey

As Demand Surge IndianOil touches 100% Capacity Usage

State-owned Indian Oil Corporation on Thursday said the crude oil throughput out of its refineries rose to 100 per cent in November 2020, as consumption of all petroleum products has almost reached pre-Covid levels. On a sequential basis, this figure stood at 88 per cent in October and last year for the same period last

‘Un paused’ Anthology With New Themes

Filmmakers Raj and DK, Nikkhil Advani, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Avinash Arun and Nitya Mehra will explore the themes of new beginnings and moving on through five different short films, which have been shot during the ongoing Covid pandemic. The five short films comprise the anthology “Unpaused”, the trailer of which was released on Tuesday. Raj and

Find Some Better Ways To Love And Gift

Ace fashion designer Anamika Khanna has collaborated with The Gift Studio — a one-stop online gifting solution — to design and curate a limited-edition collection for the wedding season. IANSlife speaks to Anamika and Shivika Goenka, co-founder of The Gift Studio, to know details of the collaboration and the venture: Excerpts:How did this collaboration happen?

‘Torbaaz revolves around children in refugee camps’

Rahul Dev plays a pivotal role in the upcoming Sanjay Dutt-starrer Torbaaz. He says the film is primarily about a battle of ideologies of two perspectives in a war-torn situation that is ruining the future generation…writes  Arundhuti Banerjee. “It is an interesting story and I watched a BBC documentary as part of preparation for my