Subhash K Jha remembers the flamboyant star, 12 years after he passed away. IMAGE: The dashing Feroz Khan in Qurbani . I have to agree with my friend, Fardeen, when he says his father was one of a kind. There will never be another Feroz Khan. He was by far the coolest actor of India. In fact the word ‘cool’, so abused in recent times, seems to have been invented to describe Feroz, or FK as his friends called him. IMAGE: A very young Feroz Khan in Ghar Ki Laj ; he was just 21 years old. Feroz started his career with a bit role in Hum Sab Chor Hai. His first lead was in a film titled Ghar Ki Laj . Feroz spent most of the 1960s playing the guy who loses the heroine to another guy, mostly played by actors who didn’t have half of Feroz’s charm. One can understand Feroz losing Saira Banu to Dharmendra in Aadmi Aur Insaan (though, admittedly, he had the gorgeous Mumtaz’s shoulder to cry on) and to Rajesh Khanna in Safar . But how could he lose Mumtaz to … [Read more...] about Was Feroz Khan India’s coolest actor ever?
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Lexus has introduced the RC F GT concept which will take part at next week’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Lexus has introduced the RC F GT concept which will take part at next week's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The engineers at Toyota's premium marque have managed to shave off a whopping 800 lbs (363 kg) from the car's curb weight by using carbon fiber for the hood, roof, doors, trunk lid, front & rear over fenders, front canards, rear spoiler and also on the inside while the windows are now made from polycarbonate. As a result of these changes, weight has gone down to 3,130 lbs (1,420 kg). It retains the production car's 5.0-liter V8 engine pushing out 467 bhp (348 kW) and 389 lb-ft (526 Nm) of torque sent to the wheels through an 8-speed automatic gearbox (with manual shift mode). Thanks to the significant weight reduction, it should be a lot faster than the road-going version which needs 4.4 seconds until 60 mph (96 km/h) and tops out at an … [Read more...] about Lexus to tackle 2015 Pikes Peak with RC F GT concept
advertisement advertisement advertisement There are no shortage of recipe sites on the internet—from Martha Stewart’s pastel-hued empire to curated recipes on Bon Appétit to home-grown blogs. But no food site has managed to blend e-commerce with content as successfully as Food52. advertisement advertisement New York Times food editors Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs founded Food52 in 2009 as a website that bridged the gap between gourmet cooking and crowdsourced recipes. Over the past 12 years, it has evolved to include an online marketplace of home goods and a line of kitchen products. This week, it announced that it had acquired Dansk, a 67-year-old Scandinavian-inspired home brand with a cult following. flailing , Food52 is a rare success story. Right before the pandemic, VC firm The Chernin Group (TCG) bought a majority stake in the company for $83 million, bringing Food52’s total funding to $96.6 million and … [Read more...] about Food52’s secret recipe for building a $100 million media empire