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Shivan & Naresh, Swapnil Shinde use lasers in LFW show


August 7th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Designers Shivan and Naresh and Swapnil Shinde created quite a spectacle for the fashionistas present for their show at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) here Monday, ... Read more...

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Abhishek Bachchan to attend Olympics


August 5th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan is headed to London to attend the Olympics as brand ambassador of Omega watches, says father Amitabh, who had carried the torch ahead ... Read more...

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Sridevi to flaunt Sabyasachi sari at Toronto fest


July 30th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Sridevi's Bollywood comeback "English Vinglish" will be premiered at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the actress has decided to wear a sari, ... Read more...

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London Olympics means $26 bn boost for Britain


July 29th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) As the sporting extravaganza of London Olympics 2012 started Saturday, irrespective of the medals' tally for Britain, the country's stuttering economy is all set to benefit ... Read more...

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Flyover, showers mark start of London 2012 opening show


July 28th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony got off to a spectacular start here Friday, heralding what director Danny Boyle said would be a portrayal of ... Read more...

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London Games opening ceremony sold out


July 27th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) London 2012 organisers say Friday's opening ceremony is a 60,000-strong sell-out.British director Danny Boyle's four-hour extravaganza had only 50 tickets remaining, a matter of hours ... Read more...

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Amitabh to carry Olympic torch


July 26th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will carry the Olympic torch Thursday, during the Olympic Torch Relay, organised ahead of the opening ceremony of the grand sporting extravaganza ... Read more...

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Omi Vaidya to direct psychological thriller


June 8th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 8 (IANS) Actor Omi Vaidya, popularly known as Chatur of "3 Idiots", is set to wield the megaphone for a psychological thriller and says he may act in ... Read more...

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‘Gulabi Aaina’ would’ve released if made today: Sridhar Rangayan


May 24th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Back in 2003, he brought transsexuality out of the closet with his film "Gulabi Aaina", but the Indian censor board banned the controversial movie. Almost ... Read more...

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Kashish returns, set to take queer films straight to hearts


May 21st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) It's time for the queers to get the straight treatment! With over 125 films in different languages from across the globe, the third edition of ... Read more...

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Rohit Bal casts Arjun in princely look for Cannes


May 14th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Rohit Bal and Arjun Rampal are known for their strong bonding, both on and off the ramp. Now the designer has created a special ... Read more...

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Bips asks fans for new DVD title (Movie Snippets)


May 14th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Bipasha Basu is in search of a suitable title for her second fitness DVD -- and she has asked her fans to send in their ... Read more...

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No ‘Heroine’ at Cannes film festival: Bhandarkar


April 17th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has put a full stop to speculation that he is set to launch the first look of his ambitious project, Kareena Kapoor-starrer ... Read more...

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Amitabh to participate in IPL opening ceremony


March 18th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Seems like Amitabh Bachchan can't stay away from work too long as the megastar is all set play a special part in the Indian ... Read more...

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Women’s World Kabaddi championship kicks off in Patna


March 1st, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 1 (IANS) Sixteen countries are participating in the inaugural Women's World Kabaddi championship that began in the Bihar capital here Thursday.The tournament was inaugurated by chief minister Nitish ... Read more...

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Taj fest postponed due to polls, Agra seethes with anger


January 10th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 10 (IANS) The annual 10-day Taj Mahotsav, which figures prominently on international tourism calendars, has been postponed from Feb 18 to March 16 in view of the Uttar ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Little Bengal in a Mumbai school (With Images)


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) It is a celebration of West Bengal! From traditional handicrafts to dresses to dances to cuisine -- it's a veritable tour de force through the ... Read more...

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Agra fest postponement upsets tourism industry


January 1st, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 1 (IANS) The Agra district administration plans to postpone the annual 10-day Taj Mahotsava cultural extravaganza from February to a future date due to the Uttar Pradesh assembly ... Read more...

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Spotlight turns on Indian language writing (With Image)


December 17th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The quest for a brand Indian literature and a new national link language sparked a thoughtful discourse at the inaugural session of 'Samanvay - the ... Read more...

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Colors snaps up rights to Screen Awards


December 13th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Hindi entertainment channel Colors has bagged the rights to telecast the 18th edition of Screen Awards, a property that has been associated with Star Plus ... Read more...

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Sunny Sidhu tops in Hornbill Motor Rally


December 4th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, Dec 4 (IANS) Sunny Sidhu, the 37-year-old from Chandigarh, won the fifth JK Tyre Hornbill International Motor Rally that concluded here Sunday.Sidhu, who competed in the 100 km autocross ... Read more...

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Tisca Chopra to host 42nd IFFI opening ceremony


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) The 10-day extravaganza of the 42nd International Film Festival of India will start Wednesday and actress Tisca Chopra has tweeted that she will host the ... Read more...

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Jamia to host 3rd Arab film fest


November 19th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Jamia Milia Islamia, one of India's oldest universities, is set to host the third edition of the Arab Film Festival from Monday.The India Arab Cultural ... Read more...

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Bengal to tie up with Irish university


November 16th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Several educational joint ventures, including training centres, will be set up in the city in collaboration with Ireland's Queen's University, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Money crunch hits capital’s biggest culture gala


November 15th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The capital's biggest cultural extravaganza - the Delhi International Arts Festival - is facing an acute financial crunch, that has cast a shadow of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

12 hours of non-stop musical treat


September 3rd, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Music lovers are in for a treat with bands like Indus Creed and artists like Gary Lawyer, Luke Kenny and Salil Bhatt, among others, performing here ... Read more...

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Westland, Niyogi bag best publishing awards


August 31st, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) A biography, "JS & The Times of My Life" by Jug Suraiya, published by Westland Limited and "Middle Time", published by Niyogi Books were awarded ... Read more...

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NBT should reach the grassroots: Director


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The National Book Trust (NBT) will have to reach down to the grassroots level with everybody's efforts and cooperation, its director M.A. Sikander has said.Addressing ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘5Ters…’, a 3D animation film by computer whizkids


July 3rd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A group of freelance computer wizards have made a live-action animation film on global warming titled "5Ters - Castle of the Dark Master", which will ... Read more...

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SRK or Vivaan Bhatena, everyone was a star in Toronto!


June 27th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 27 (IANS) Just as Bollywood fans in Toronto went "Shah Rukh! Shah Rukh!", it was rather surprising to see them cheer and applaud, even if half as loudly, ... Read more...

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Kovalam Literary Festival to make Delhi debut


June 27th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The annual Kovalam Literary Festival will make its debut stopover in the national capital Sept 29 with a daylong session at the India International Centre ... Read more...

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Cue sport Nationals in Chennai


June 24th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) The 78th Senior National Billiards and Snooker Championships for men will be held here July 24 - Aug 12.The championship will be preceded by the 4th ... Read more...

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IIFA show is ‘Indian kitsch’, not Indian culture: Deepa Mehta


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 22 (IANS) Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta has described the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards here this week as "Indian kitsch".The three-day Bollywood show does not represent Indian ... Read more...

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I’m performing with Jermaine in Toronto: Sonu Niigaam


June 16th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Versatile Indian singer Sonu Niigaam says he will perform with Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine during the forthcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend in ... Read more...

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‘Thor’ - Hollywood extravaganza at its shiniest best (IANS Movie Review)


April 29th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Thor"; Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman; Director: Kenneth Branagh; Rating: *** 1/2It will go down in history as the most elaborately planned movie franchisee, spanning years and different ... Read more...

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