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What's in trend?

Now we all know that men do have a feminine side to them, but does that make them pansy? It's interesting to note that women take men more seriously when they do not go out of their way to draw attention. So the metrosexual guys with a cool attitude are leading the male brigade in all domains – friend, boyfriend, husband, brother, father or boss, who do not believe in being forceful unnecessarily. Even movies have taken the hint and flick like "Wake Up Sid", "Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na", "Twilight" or even the " Harry Potter" series, do not portray the hero as over-the-top smart.
Keeping things gentle To stretch the imagination further, even superheroes like Spiderman and Superman were down-to-earth in their reel real lives! So, being well behaved, soft-spoken, flashing a smile, showing emotions whenever required and being subtle are attributes that the modern man is no longer shying away from. Singer Shaan, who has always been branded as the '…

Know all about the Novelist Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy (born 24 November 1961) is an Indian novelist, essayist and activist who focuses on issues related to social justice and economic inequality. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel, The God of Small Things, and has also written two screenplays and several collections of essays. Her writings on various social, environmental and political issues have been a subject of major controversy in India.

For her work as an activist, she received the Cultural Freedom Prize awarded by the Lannan Foundation in 2002.

Arundhati Roy was born in Shillong, Meghalaya, India, to a Keralite Syrian Christian mother, the women's rights activist Mary Roy, and a Bengali father, Ranjit Roy, a tea planter by profession.

She spent her childhood in Aymanam in Kerala, and went to school at Corpus Christi, Kottayam, followed by the Lawrence School, Lovedale, in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. She then studied architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, where she met her first…

Know about Tabla player Keshav Dhanukar

Keshava's Early life
Keshav was born in Auroville in Puducherry to Gopika Dahanukar. Keshav is the grandson of the painter, Prafulla Dahanukar. Keshav started learning tabla when he was two years old.

Keshava's Career
Keshav was spotted by Bharat Bala at an event, while he was conceiving Rhythms of India, the first item of the Delhi Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

Small wonder: Seven-year-old Keshav enthrals audience at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday.

Audiences across the country were charmed when they saw cherubic seven-year-old Keshav expertly drumming his little fingers on the tabla with a wide grin on his face, his curly hair bobbing with obvious enjoyment while performing at “Rhythms of India,” the opening event of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) opening ceremony here on Sunday.

Akshay Raj Google Doodle to go live on Google homepage

Akshay Raj A Mangalore-based 14-year-old student's Doodle has been chosen from over 1 lakh entries from the country and will go live on Google India home page on Sunday to mark Children's Day.

Akshay Raj, a class IX student of St Aloysius High School, Mangalore, is the winner for this year's 'Doodle 4 Google' competition, a release issued by the company said.

His Doodle 'Technically and Naturally Growing India' was chosen from over 1,08,000 sketches submitted by students from across the country and was selected on the basis of artistic merit, creativity, and expression of the theme.

The winning Doodle would go live on the Google India home page on Sunday. Raj will also receive a Technology Starter Package and Rs. 2 lakh, technology grant for his school, the release said.

It took 90 days and over 1 lakh entries for the country to get its second 'made in India' Doodle. Dennis Hwang - the Master Doodler and Jennifer Hom the creative force behind the G…

Know about 17th CM of Maharashtra - Prithviraj Chavan

Prithviraj Chavan (Born: 17th March 1946) was the 17th Chief Minister of Maharashtra state.

His engineering degree from BITS Pilani, followed by a Masters from Berkeley, and short stints in the US in aircraft instrumentation and in designing audio recorders for anti-submarine warfare, stand him out within a political class not too high on talent and where caste or regional considerations often trump merit.