It takes courage to stand up and speak out. It takes courage to be consistent in your speaking the truth. Priya Ramani, Tushita Patel, Ghazala Wahab… you have shown immense courage.
My parents are the coolest parents in the world. They never forced me to do anything. They introduced me to different things; they showed me different musical instruments, but it was my own choice to get into music.
Opening Doorz to Zyra Nargolwala a Grade X student of B D Somani School, Mumbai, for a peek into her world of singing.
Meet Manveer Kaur, the 27-year-old Wedding Planner, who has been a ‘head-turner’ on the events scene, since the past two years.
As we receive garments of various conditions, the second quality clothes are being sent to NGOs that run tailoring units that recycle them into cloth bags and make a living, thereby helping with employment.
My grandmother is very sporting. She is liberal in a very good way: she is not judgmental. She is proud of me and is my biggest supporter.
Akbar Khan (producer, director, actor) has revealed a hilarious side to him. He sends us a link of his YOGA song from his 1983 film Haadsa, and one is in splits seeing him do his various Yoga poses in a dance form.
Over the years, Salman Khan has had plenty of exhibitions. “He has sold a lot of paintings and raised money for ‘Being Human’. I guess he sells because he is Salman and not because of his paintings,” says Salim Khan.
Shahul credits Shelter Don Bosco for every positive change in his life. He is grateful for the love and care provided by this lovely institution.
The Don Bosco Night Study Class has been founded to provide children a space where they can focus on their studies. Help is at hand in the form of teachers who clear doubts. Moreover, students who are in their crucial years of Std X and XII have always benefitted in a big way and Christopher’s story is no different.
“Had it not been for the love, care and support I received at Shelter Don Bosco, it would not have been possible for me to start out on my own. I owe my confidence in life to Shelter,” says Ejaz Khan who was rescued from the streets.
Opening Doorz met up with D Sivanandhan, Mumbai’s former Sherlock Holmes (Joint director CBI, West Zone, under whom extortion threats came down drastically) for a tête-à-tête at his India Bulls office in Lower Parel.
In line with the Festival celebrating the depth and diversity of contemporary Indian culture as the Country of Honour, ‘Merchants of Bollywood’ is only the first in a lineup of sublime acts commemorating and highlighting India’s vast cultural and artistic heritage.
Tannishtha Chatterjee, who played the life Dr. Rakhmabai, and who was also present at the screening said: “I think there is no better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than to have a screening of a film like this. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to have actually lived her life.”
Dr. Ruby Dhalla, who is from the ruling Liberal Party in Canada, has not changed since the time I first met her in 2005, as a first-time Member of Parliament in the Canadian Government. Her zest to make a change is intact, ditto her energy levels.
There’s never a dull day at Lakshya Art Foundation as Sonali Bane and her team are always planning things much in advance.