Rani Mukerji took a break from the life she knew to concentrate on the life she made — Adira. She was immersed in motherhood, and movies were nowhere in the picture. Now that the queen has committed to a film, she is coming out of her self-imposed exile. As she talks about her husband, I can't help but marvel at her fairytale marriage. It's a coming together of two very different people and they make it work, without making it seem like work. As she returns to the set to shoot her next film Hichki, she talks about what drove her back to work (her hubby), what drives her to act (the love of her fans) and what she dreads (not giving her best to her work). Read on for excerpts....
London, Mar 22 : In a suspected terror attack, a woman was killed and several others received "cataclysmic injuries" as gunshots were fired outside the Parliament House in UK's Westminister Bridge on Wednesday, media reports said.
New York, Mar 22 : In a world where the demand for water continues to grow and the resource is finite, a new United Nations report argues that wastewater, discarded into the environment every day, once treated, can help meet the needs for freshwater as well as for raw materials for energy and agriculture.
Kolkata, Mar 22 : A non-bailable case has been registered against eminent Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay in a Siliguri court in north Bengal on Wednesday for allegedly hurting religious sentiment through a Facebook post, officials said.
Mumbai, Mar 22 : Taking the conversation on 'Pre-activism' forward, Jaago Re has released a new film on the World Water Day that highlights how we can do our small bit through our everyday actions and make a difference.
London, Mar 22 : Westminister Police said they are treating the gunshots outside the United Kingdom Parliament House as a terrorist attack, which occurred few hours ago on Wednesday, according to BBC World News.
Guwahati, Mar 22 : The sleuths of Assam police Vigilance and Anti Corruption (V&AC) on Wednesday raided the Social Welfare department office in Dispur Janata Bhawan in connection with the Rs 2250 crore scam in the department.
Mumbai, Mar 22 : Board of Control for Cricket in India in an official statement announced the pay hike for all Indian men cricketers by cent percent, on Wednesday.
Edinburgh, Mar 22 : Scotland on Wednesday said it will host Zimbabwe in two One Day Internationals at The Grange, Edinburgh this summer as part of an action-packed fortnight of international cricket on home soil.
New Delhi/Mumbai, Mar 22 : The Board of Directors of Religare Enterprises Limited (REL), a leading diversified financial services group, has announced elevation of Maninder Singh as Group Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.
Kolkata, Mar 22 : Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) is going to set up its new extension campus at Itanagar for the benefit of the students of north-eastern states.
Guwahati, Mar 22 : ICICI Bank, a private sector bank by consolidated assets, inaugurated a new branch at Jatia in the Guwahati city.
New Delhi , Mar 22 : In a hair raising incident, a woman and her daughter were rescued today after they were allegedly held captive in a room by the father-in- law for more than a year.
New Delhi , March, 22 : The Congress on Wednesday lashed out at the party's veteran leader S.M. Krishna after he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying that the grand-old party respected him but the former changed his allegiance for 'personal greed'.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar 22 : After Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath swore to protect women in the state and launched 'Anti-Romeo' squads to check on eve-teasing in public areas, Additional Director general of police (ADG) Daljeet Choudhary on Wednesday stated similar views to protect women from getting eve teased or molested.
New Delhi , March, 22 : In wake of the ongoing Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls has been postponed to April 23.
By Isha Sharma, New Delhi , Mar. 22 : Claiming that his directorial venture 'Poorna: Courage Has No Limit' contains unreleased footage from the Mt Everest expedition 2014, actor-turned-director Rahul Bose revealed that it took him six months to convince the people, who shot the video, that it would be used in right manner, with respect to mountains.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , March, 22 : Warning the licensed slaughterhouses to comply as per rules, Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minster on Wednesday said that strict action will be taken against the illegal one's and added that the main agenda of the Government is to restore law and order in the state.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 22 : After Mumbai Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan asserted that state doctors have agreed to resume work by 8 pm today, the Secretary of Indian Medical Association (Mumbai) Dr. Parthiv Sanghvi categorically denied the statement saying that doctors have not called off their strike whatsoever.
New York [U.S.], Mar. 22 : Belgium marked one year since the ISIS terror attacks with a memorial service at Zaventem airport on Wednesday morning, and a emotional figure could be seen among the crowd trying to hold back tears as she was lauded for her bravery- Nidhi Chaphekar, the Jet Airways flight attendant, whose image of sitting shell-shocked with her clothes ripped was burned into the world's memory.
Mumbai , Mar. 22 : India's top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja are the latest names to be elevated to Grade A of the Annual Players Contracts following their stellar performances in the ongoing four-match Test series against Australia.
Lucknow ( Uttar Pradesh) , Mar 22 : The portfolios of Uttar Pradesh ministers has been announced today by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, keeping Home and Institutional Finance with himself.
Mumbai , Mar. 22 : India's top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja are the latest names to be elevated to Grade A of the Annual Players Contracts, after their stellar performances in the ongoing four-match Test series against Australia.
New Delhi , Mar. 22 : With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerging victorious in Uttar Pradesh, it will be interesting to witness whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be able to complete the unfinished agenda of the saffron party and boldly tackle core issues like Article 370, the Uniform Civil Code and building the Ram Temple in Ayodhya before the next general elections.
New Delhi , Mar 22 : EdgeMakers, the San Francisco headquartered company that has developed the world's first comprehensive learning system for Innovation and the related discipline of Entrepreneurship that is implemented at leading schools across the world, today announced that it plans to work with 10,000 students across 200 schools in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
New Delhi , Mar.22 : The Centre on Wednesday launched National Water Quality Sub Mission on Arsenic and Fluoride to provide safe drinking water to about 28,000 affected habitations in the country by March 2021, with an outlay of Rs 25,000 crore.
New Delhi , March, 22 : Veteran Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister S.M. Krishna joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday and stated that he would like to rededicate himself to the cause of the nation under the saffron party's banner.
London [U.K], Mar.22 : Manchester United star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that his differences with the then Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola continues to drive him on.
New Delhi, Mar 22 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the new law of making Adhaar card mandatory for filing income tax returns will help to stop tax evasion, in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Kolkata, Mar 22 : : Parivar, powered by JIS Group organised a five over a side cricket league, Parivar Premiere League (PPL), a five over a side match, on Mar 19 at Eden Gardens here.
London, Mar 22 : At least four people were killed and 20 others were wounded in a terror attack near UK's parliament building on Wednesday afternoon, police said.
New Delhi, Mar 22 : The Election Commission has frozen the party symbol of AIADMK over the dispute between Sasikala and Paneerselvam camps ahead of by-election in late former CM J Jayalalitha's constituency, media reports on Wednesday.
New York, Mar 22 : Cancer can be a death warrant in some developing countries, spurring the United Nations atomic agency and the international community on Wednesday to hold a high-level discussion on how to get more funding and support for treatment to parts of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.
Kolkata, Mar 22 : Demanding an immediate action against the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader-ministers, who were seen taking money in Narada sting tapes, the Kolkata unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hosted a protest rally in the city on Wednesday.
London, Mar 22 : Hours after gunshots were fired outside Parliament House on Wednesday, Commander B J Harrington of Metropolitan Police while interacting with media said that the public safety is the first priority to them.
Guwahati, Mar 22 : To provide housing loan and educational loan at subsidised interest rates to the employees of the state government, a MoU was signed on between the Assam government and State Bank of India on Wednesday.
London, Mar 22 : Prime Minister of United Kingdom Theresa May is safe after the gunshot that occurred outside the Parliamentary House little while ago on Wednesday while several others are injured, according to BBC News.
Mumbai, Mar 22 : Volkswagen, Europe's leading car manufacturer, today announced the start of production for its premium SUV Tiguan at its Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra.
London, Mar 22 : Shots have been fired near the House of Parliament in the UK, media reports said.
Lucknow, Mar 22 : Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik released the list of ministers of its state on Wednesday, which includes 22 cabinet ministers with Chief Minister Yodi Adityanath as the home minister, media reports said.
Needham, Mar 22 : TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, on Wednesday announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice awards for destinations, recognizing travelers' favorite places around the world.
Mumbai, Mar 22 : Having imported, fresh fruits from all over the world for over 50 years now, Navi Mumbai-headquartered IG International Pvt. Ltd., a fresh fruit importer, has now ventured into exporting fruits as well.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 22 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to freeze the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) election symbol of 'two leaves', after representatives of former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam and former party general secretary V.K. Sasikala factions made their claims for it.
New Delhi , Mar. 22 : With one woman killed and several 'catastrophically' injured in a terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London, United Kingdom, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday strongly condemned the attack stating that terrorism has no place in a democracy.
London [UK], Mar. 22 : A woman has been killed in a terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament here and several have been severely injured, while the assailant who stabbed a police officer has been shot by security forces.
New Delhi , Mar.22 : Universal Business School (UBS) has entered into a three year JV agreement with Tata Capital to train the Graduate Trainee participants, which Tata Capital recruits and cherry picks after a stringent selection process from the best campuses across the country. The program is fully residential and is held at the UBS campus in Karjat.
London [U.K.], Mar. 22 : In an attack at the Houses of Parliament here, which is being presently treated as an act of terrorism, a policeman was stabbed and the apparent attacker was shot by officers.
Panaji , Mar.22 : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday asserted that the state Police have taken an immediate action over the issue of the murder of an Irish woman.
New York [U.S.], Mar. 22 : With the U.S. banning passengers from bringing laptops and other large electronic devices on some flights from the Middle East and Africa, Emirates Airlines has expressed dismay at the development and asserted that the airline's home airport in Dubai was as safe as any other in Asia, Europe or the Americas.
New Delhi , Mar.22 : To enhance and complement the overall movie going experience, BookMyShow, has expanded its 'MyCoupons' offering to 45 cities across India.
By Isha Sharma, New Delhi [India], Mar. 22 : Rahul Bose, who has recently donned the director's hat for 'Poorna: Courage Has No Limit' was in 'creative cave' for 14-long-months to keep his work 'a secret', away from anyone's reach.
New Delhi , Mar.22 : The Centre reimbursed the claims made by the State Governments on the rehabilitation of surrendered Left Wing Extremists (LWE) cadres under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme, subject to a ceiling of Rs.2.5 lakh for higher ranked and Rs.1.5 lakh for middle/ lower ranked LWE cadres.
Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar.22 : Scotland is all set to host Zimbabwe for a two-match ODI series in June this year, the Cricket Scotland has confirmed the news.
New Delhi , Mar. 22 : The Government of India on Wednesday approved a medium and long-term reconstruction package following the Uttarakhand disaster in 2013.
Lucknow ( Uttar Pradesh) , Mar 22 : The portfolios of Uttar Pradesh ministers has been announced today by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, keeping Home and Finance with himself.
New Delhi , Mar. 22 : Punjab's newly-elected Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and put forward the loan waiver issue of farmers in the state.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 22 : Condemning the step taken by the government to deal with the protest led by the Maharashtra resident doctors, Secretary of Indian Medical Association (Mumbai) Dr. Parthiv Sanghvi on Wednesday said that they will continue with the strike if the terminations and suspensions of the doctors are not withdrawn.
New Delhi , Mar 22 : The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Finance Bill after various amendments presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
New Delhi , Mar.22 : Looks like Anushka Sharma's upcoming flick 'Phillauri' will be a profitable venture, if we go by the controlled costs and recovery that the film has already made.
New Delhi, Mar 22 : The new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, must publicly withdraw his previous inflammatory statements against Muslims and other religious minorities, Amnesty International India has said.