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Meet CHAKRA: Stan Lee’s first Indian superhero

Spider Man creator Stan Lee has announced his first ever Indian superhero. Lee’s sub-continental hero ‘Chakra’ continues the legendary comics creator’s fascination with dual identities: the character is a young boy named Raju Rai who dons a suit created by his mentor, scientist Dr Singh, which transforms him into a …

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Meet ISABELLA: Freida Pinto goes racy for Bruno Mars

Five years after her breakthrough role as the anxious, doe-eyed Latika in Slumdog Millionaire, Frieda Pinto has well and truly broken through the “demure” barrier. The 28-year-old actress’ latest incarnation is as a sultry stripper named Isabella in a new music video for American superstar Bruno Mars. Pinto features in …

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Deadly AND Moral. Meet the New Don: Imran Khan.

The normally unflappable Imran Khan is irked. “People can be such idiots”, he exclaims. Quite apart from the fact that the title of his latest film (“Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobara – OUATIM2) is a mouthful and its producers are fretting over whether there will be enough screens …

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Meet ‘Chotu’: 3-ft tall Haryanvi teacher Azad Singh

A 22-year-old Haryanvi man has proven that ‘size really does not matter’ after overcoming his limited physical stature to become a teacher. Azad Singh suffers from a rare hormonal disease that stopped his growth at the age of five. But despite being bullied at school, being mistaken for a toddler …

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Airtel to meet investors for $1b bond sale

India’s largest cellular service provider Bharti Airtel will meet global investors next week for its proposed $1 billion bond sale, the company announced Friday.   Barclays, Citibank and Deutsche Bank are among investment banks involved in facilitating the meetings for the benchmark bond sale.   A benchmark bond provides a …

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Meet the new Mrs SRK!

It’s official: Vidya Balan is now Mrs Siddharth Roy Kapur. Balan, the award-winning star of ‘Dirty Picture’ and ‘Kahaani’, married film executive Siddarth Roy Kapur at an intimate ceremony in Mumbai today. The wedding ceremonies took about an hour and is rumoured to have been a mix of Punjabi and …

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