Colouring books for adults are helping people loosen up and rediscover their childhood, says Veenu Sandhu. Before we learn to read or write, we learn to draw and paint. But as we grow older, most of us stop playing with colours and let what is more pressing take over. Now, a spate of colouring books for adults is encouraging grown-ups to momentarily escape from the humdrum of everyday life and reconnect with the child in them. IMAGE: A page from Johanna Basford's Secret Garden. Photograph: ... Rediff.com, 2 days ago
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IMAGE: The fun loving Brazil's synchronised swimming team poses for a photograph after a training session at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Pilar Olivares/Reuters. Come August and the world's finest athletes from 206 countries will be out to prove their best at the Olympics. If you plan to witness the action in person at Rio de Janeiro, Veenu Sandhu has some tips for you. Ticket to the Games IMAGE: A salesman delivers tickets to a sport fan after he bought them ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Most people simply don't know how to address someone they engage with professionally.We women are often at the receiving end of such ignorance -- often from sexist ignoramuses, says Veenu Sandhu.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Smriti Irani, the mercurial HRD minister, has taken offence. Again. The object of her ire this time is Bihar's education minister, Ashok Choudhary, who had the audacity of addressing her as 'Dear Smriti Iraniji' in a tweet. He was questioning her about the ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
There is something about Anurag Kashyap -- whose Raman Raghav 2.0 releases June 24 -- that puts the cinema watchdogs on alert, says Veenu Sandhu. IMAGE: Shahid Kapoor in Udta Punjab. Hours before Udta Punjab hit the theatres, its producer Anurag Kashyap, who won a passionate battle against the multiple cuts that the Central Board for Film Certification demanded of the film, made this appeal on Facebook: The film had been leaked on the internet. The Facebook post drew a lot of comments, one of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar is underwriting the revival of a vintage Dakota as a gift to the Indian Air Force.Veenu Sandhu reports on this challenging personal project to preserve a significant piece of military history. Coventry Airfield in the United Kingdom is several thousand miles away from the Indian Air Force base of Mohanbari in Assam. Not for Rajeev Chandrasekhar. For the past few years, this Midlands air base, which was once a storied fighter station during World War ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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