NEW DELHI - If one goes by a study, Indian couples still like to consider their parents’ choice for marriage as over 60 percent weddings are arranged. Around 600 couples from metro cities in India participated in the study, conducted by an online matchmaking service Truly Madly.com. According to the findings, 69 percent marriages are still arranged in comparison to only 31 percent love marriages.
12 Years a Slave, the drama following the unjust enslavement of a free man in antebellum America, is the first to pass Indian censors for full-frontal nudity. It was originally to have nine cuts made to it, but a review found the nude scenes to be “necessary” and kept them in “based on merit”.The film’s director Steve McQueen celebrated the decision in an interview with Indian newspaper DNA.
The movie, a romantic comedy, is co-produced by Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap and has Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra in the lead roles. The music is by Vishal-Shekhar. This is Sripada’s second duet with Shekhar. Shekhar wanted to release a single in Telugu last year, called ‘Butterfly’, in which he got her to sing along with him.
India and Pakistan may not see eye to eye on a whole range of issues but not anymore over the Urdu language, says Meher Farooqi, the author of Oxford India Anthology of Modern Urdu Literature.
“We still have a scuffle over the border, but it’s about other issues, it isn’t about Urdu anymore. Urdu is off the dark now,” Farooqi said. The author pointed out “After Partition, due to political reasons Urdu stayed on a...
Men and women flyers also found it annoying when the passenger sitting in front rudely reclined the seat without thinking about the fellow passenger behind, a recent survey has found. “For women, children kicking their seat back was the second most annoying habit, while men were irritated by fellow passengers not switching off their mobile phones until being asked to do so by the crew,” the third edition of India Airline Experience Survey 2013 by travel portal TripAdvisor has found.cTravellers found books, iPad, tablets and iPods or any other portable music players as their best companions during a flight.
Around 59 per cent people loved to read a book during the flight, while 40 per cent preferred to spend their time on iPad or tablet and 31 per cent wanted to listen to music on iPod or portable music player. Reading was the favourite pastime for most Indians travellers (60 per cent), while watching movies in flight was the second most favourite pastime (48 per cent) and 46 per cent flyers loved sleeping during a flight, the survey said. The survey, collected from over 2,500 respondents, also found that despite an increase in number of smartphone users in India, only 23 per cent respondents had the app of an airline on their mobile. Among app users, checking flight options and status were the two most popular functions followed by web check-in. The number of flyers using web check-in facilities also witnessed a marginal dip as compared to last year.