Life and career of Raaj Kumar

TWENTY FACTS ABOUT THE BOLLYWOOD LEGEND TO MARK HIS DEATH ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH by ASJAD NAZIR JULY 3 marks the death anniversary of late great Bollywood star Raaj Kumar, who passed away in 1996 aged 69 after a battle with throat cancer. He left behind a great body of work, which is still enjoyed by […]

Delightful Miss Donal Bisht

by ASJAD NAZIR MODEL and TV anchor turned actress Donal Bisht has shown off impressive versatility with an interesting array of projects. The small screen beauty has delivered winning performances in popular drama serials, including Ek Deewana Tha, Roop-Mard Ka Naya Swaroop and Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji. With more projects on the way, the […]

Rise of the female musical gladiator

SINGING STAR MADAME GANDHI ON MARCHING TO THE BEAT OF HER OWN DRUM, NEW SONGS AND FEARLESS APPROACH by ASJAD NAZIR SOME artists are so unique that everything about them is interesting and Kiran Gandhi is one of them. Under her musical moniker Madame Gandhi, she has consistently crossed new frontiers with explosive live performances, […]

Success, self-isolation and something more

TV STAR AVINASH MUKHERJEE ON LEARNING, ACTING AND LIFE IN LOCKDOWN by ASJAD NAZIR TALENTED actor Avinash Mukherjee has been impressing audiences ever since his star-making turn as a 10-year-old in hit drama serial Balika Vadhu, which still enjoys a loyal fan following and is being re-telecast during lockdown. The 22-year-old has since delivered winning […]

Sonu Sood steps up to save the stranded

HOW THE ACCLAIMED BOLLYWOOD ACTOR BECAME INDIA’S HERO DURING LOCKDOWN by ASJAD NAZIR HE MAY have made an impact playing negative roles onscreen, but Sonu Sood has been the biggest Bollywood hero during this coronavirus lockdown. The acclaimed actor has worked tirelessly and risked his own safety to send many thousands of impoverished, stranded migrant […]

Jewel in the television crown

SMALL SCREEN STAR PEARL V PURI ON LOCKDOWN, LEARNING AND HIS SPARKLING CAREER by ASJAD NAZIR POPULAR actor Pearl V Puri has had a powerful presence on television ever since he made his debut with hit serial Dil Ki Nazar Se Khoobsurat in 2013. Since then, the prolific small screen star has shone in serials, […]

My playlist – Kerfew

LEICESTER based rapper Kerfew (UK) recently released his latest single On Fire, which is produced by  Hooliyo Beats. He is looking forward to releasing a seventrack Gujarati/English EP next year. Eastern Eye got British talent Kerfew (UK) to select 10 songs he loves. “When I was asked to do a top 10 music list, I […]

New Brit on the music block

YOUNG TALENT JAGTAR ON TAKING HIS FIRST BIG SINGING STEPS AND WORKING WITH RISHI RICH by ASJAD NAZIR BRITISH music producer Rishi Rich has been giving a platform to new talent his entire career and continues that inspiring trend with his recently formed record label Break The Noise, which launched Jagtar with newly released song […]

My top 10 memorable musical moments – Bismil

Inspiration: When I was in the second year of my college, we went to IIT Kanpur for music competitions. At the end of the competitions, there was a performance by Sonu Nigam. I was in the audience looking at him perform on the stage and when he started singing Abhi Mujh Me Kahin, I just […]

The shameful history of racism in Bollywood

HOW HINDI CINEMA HAS DISCRIMINATED AGAINST DARK-SKINNED PEOPLE ACROSS THE DECADES AND HAD A NEGATIVE INFLUENCE ON SOCIETY by ASJAD NAZIR THE death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in America has resulted in protests globally and also triggered a debate about racism in society. There have been protests in cities across […]

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