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Documentary explores ‘Jana Gana Mana’ spirit


August 14th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) National anthems worldwide often become ritualised with its adherents paying little attention to the words or their underlying meaning. As India prepares to celebrate its 65th ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Cocktail’: Tale of ennui told well, sparkling performances by cast (IANS Hindi Film Review)


July 14th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Cocktail"; Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diane Penty; Directed by: Homi Adajania; Rating:***Out of the three protagonists in this wacky menage a trois, two people are not as ... Read more...

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Parisian feel to Preity’s ‘Ishkq In Paris’ (With Image)


July 5th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The first look of Preity Zinta's debut production "Ishkq In Paris" is out -- and it has a postcard feel to it with picture perfect ... Read more...

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‘Teri Meri Kahaani’: Uninteresting story, flat jokes (IANS Hindi Film Review)


June 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Teri Meri Kahaani"; Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra; Directed by: Kunal Kohli; Rating:**There are many occasions in this three-tiered love story when the two protagonists simply run out of ... Read more...

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AITA to take action against Bhupathi, Bopanna


June 21st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Indian tennis's two protagonists Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna may have bulldozed their way into the London Olympics, but they have been told by ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Porn star excited to work with Lohan


June 18th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Adult film star James Deen, who is set to work with actress Lindsay Lohan in upcoming film "The Canyons", says he cannot wait to ... Read more...

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‘The Grey’ - spellbinding tale of spirit’s survival (IANS Movie Review)


May 26th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Grey"; Actors: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney; Director: Joe Carnahan; Rating: ***1/2The world is inhabited by people who seem alive, but are really like zombies, merely existing than ... Read more...

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Literary fests new tool of public diplomacy in South Asia


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Literature, the soul of cultural exchange, is giving conventional diplomacy a run for its space in South Asia with the mushrooming literary festivals that are ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Nila Madhab’s ‘Jalpari’ screened at Marche du Cannes


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Cannes, May 22 (IANS) Director Nila Madhab Panda, remembered for "I Am Kalam", showcased his new feature film "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid" at Marche du Cannes (Cannes Film Market) at ... Read more...

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Djokovic angry at Madrid’s blue clay court


May 9th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 9 (IANS) World No.1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic criticised the condition of the blue clay playing surface in the Mutua Madrid Open after his 6-2, 2-6, ... Read more...

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‘Nuvva Nena’ entertaining comic fare; Enjoy!(Telugu Movie Review)


March 18th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Nuvva Nena"; Cast: Allari Naresh, Shriya Saran, Sarwanand, Vimala Raman, Brahmanandam, Raja, Ali, Srinivasa Reddy, Kovai Sarala and others; Director: Narayana; Producer: Vamshi Krishna; Cinematographer: Dasaraathi Sivendra; Composer: Bhims; Rating:Allari ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

The bold get bolder on Indian telly


March 16th, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Time was when, on television, love used to be expressed with a comforting hug, a peck on the cheek or a warm embrace in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Italian group seeks ban on Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’


March 15th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 15 (IANS/AKI) Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy" -- an epic poem about travels through hell and heaven -- was racist and against Islam and should be banned from schools ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘The Vow’ good, could have been great (IANS Movie Review)


March 11th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Vow"; Cast: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum and Sam Neill; Director: Michael Sucsy; Rating: ***What is the importance of marriage vows in a world where people speak too much but ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Lucky’ - not so lucky in content (Kannada Movie Review)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Lucky"; Cast: Yash, Ramya, Sharan, Sadhu Kokila, Padmavasanthi, M.N. Lakshmi Devi; Producer: Radhika Kumaraswamy; Screenplay-Director: Suri; Story: Ghouse Peer; Music: Arjun Janya; Rating: **1/2The star cast of the film ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pamper your loved one direct ‘dil se’, suggests Sky (TV Snippets)


February 13th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Akashdeep Saigal, who became popular as Sky after his stint on "Bigg Boss 5", has some Valentine's Day tips for romantic couples. The actor ... Read more...

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‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’ a chilled-out romcom (IANS Hindi Film Review)


February 11th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu"; Starring: Kareena Kapoor, Imran Khan; Directed by: Shakun Batra; Rating: *** 1/2She is fun, feisty and ….well, full-on. He needs to loosen up. Urgently!! ... Read more...

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Piyush Sachdev toughens up for cop role (With Images)


January 20th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Television actor Piyush Sachdev, who is playing a policeman in Like OK's new show "Hum Ne Li Hai...Shapath", says he not only worked on fitness ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Viveik out of ‘Shootout At Wadala’


January 14th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) After keeping Sanjay Gupta waiting for long, Viveik Oberoi is finally out of "Shootout At Wadala". The actor has now signed on to essay a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Chaalis Chauraasi’ - a quirky comedy (IANS Hindi Film Review)


January 14th, 2012 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Chaalis Chauraasi"; Starring: Naseerduddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon, Ravi Kissan; Directed by: Hriday Shetty; Rating: ***Four fine actors, one wild unpredictable night of adventure. As a premise for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Court declares TRS leader’s detention illegal


December 8th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Thursday ordered release of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader Cheruku Sudhakar, declaring his detention under the National Security Act (NSA) ... Read more...

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Rafael Novoa returns to US TV with `Talisman’


November 17th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Miami, Nov 17 (IANS/EFE) Rafael Novoa is back on US television screens with `Talisman', playing a character who is neither hero nor villain."Pedro is a victim of life, of circumstances; ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Shakal Pe Mat Ja’ a tale of mistaken identities (IANS Preview)


November 14th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) After a not-so-successful stint as an actress, Hrishitaa Bhatt has turned producer and her maiden venture, a comedy called "Shakal Pe Mat Ja", a tale ... Read more...

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‘Love Breakups Zindagi’ - a fresh, urban rom-com (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***1/2)


October 8th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Love Breakups Zindagi"; Cast: Zayed Khan, Dia Mirza, Cyrus Sahukar, Tisca Chopra; Director: Sahil Sangha; Rating: ***1/2There is only one death in Love Breakups Zindagi (LBZ). And it isn't ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Nagesh Kukunoor wants challenge of different genres


September 20th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Film-maker Nagesh Kukunoor, known for his penchant for dabbling with different genres of film, wants to challenge himself with every single movie he makes. For ... Read more...

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Mayawati government withdraws permission to ‘Aarakshan’ show


August 4th, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 3 (IANS) The Mayawati government Wednesday withdrew permission granted for a grand show to promote Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Aarakshan' for which the Bollywood icon and his co ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Moving beyond mere travellers’ tales (Feature, IANS Books)


July 28th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The core of travel writing may not have changed much over the centuries, but an emerging breed of travel writers, both Indians and others, ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Paola Turbay plays a witch in `True Blood’


July 27th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, July 27 (IANS/EFE) Actress Paola Turbay has joined the cast of "True Blood", a popular US television series, in the role of Antonia, a 17th century witch.In the HBO ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Gadkari supports demand for separate Telangana state


July 18th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari has supported the demand for a separate Telangana state and assured the protagonists of the cause that his ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Farhan Akhtar thanks dad for dialogues


July 17th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Actor-director Farhan Akhtar has thanked his lyricist dad, Javed Akhtar, for writing some impeccable dialogues laced with poetry for the just released "Zindagi Na ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mexican government paid $10 mn for TV series glorifying cops


July 15th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 15 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican government paid Televisa television 118.1 million pesos ($10 million) to produce and air a drama series glorifying the federal police, a daily said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sakshi Tanwar in tonsil trouble


July 7th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Popular TV actress Sakshi Tanwar has been going through a bad bout of tonsils and fever but she continued shooting for her latest show "Bade ... Read more...

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‘Delhi Belly’ finally gets clean chit in Nepal


July 6th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 6 (IANS) After being put on hold for 48 hours following censors' objections to the expletives peppering its dialogues, Aamir Khan's home production "Delhi Belly" finally reappeared ... Read more...

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‘Cycle Kick’ a refreshing tale of non-urban youth (IANS Movie Review)


June 17th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Cycle Kick"; Cast: K.P. Nishan, Sunny Hinduja, Dwij Yadav and Tom Alter; Director: Shashi Sudigala; Rating: ***In the clamorous clutter of releases this week, "Cycle Kick" stands out for being ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Shaitan’ - a new kind of cinematic voice (IANS Movie Review)


June 11th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Shaitan"; Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Kalki Koechlin, Shiv Pandit, Gulsha Devaiya, Kirti Kulhari, Neil Boopalam; Rating: ***1/2If there were any doubts about 2011 being the year of reckoning for Indian ... Read more...

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