• Navdeep Chhabra rocks musician's look in debut film

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sun 22 Mar, 2015 6:16 PM IST

    New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Delhi boy Navdeep Chhabra, who rocks in his look as a musician in upcoming comedy "Kuch Kuch Locha Hai" (KKLH), says the movie has been a process of self-discovery for him and he feels his get-up is totally in sync with his character. The tall and handsome Navdeep plays a leading role in KKLH, directed by Devang Dholakia. "I'm thrilled to be part of KKLH. I play Ram Kapoor's onscreen son who has been born and brought up in Malaysia. More »Navdeep Chhabra rocks musician's look in debut film

  • Youth values art, craft and fashion: Krishna Mehta

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sun 22 Mar, 2015 5:04 PM IST

    Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Increased research in fashion, extended work with different textiles, fabrics and silhouttes stand testimony to the evolution of the Indian fashion industry, which has become more professional now courtesy the young generation, says designer Krishna Mehta. Being witness to multiple editions of fashion weeks in India and abroad, she says she is impressed with the course of the Indian fashion world. "The way fashion is evolving in the country and the way professionalism is coming up, is amazing. I'm impressed with young generation. More »Youth values art, craft and fashion: Krishna Mehta

  • A star is a star in India, says Lillete Dubey

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sun 22 Mar, 2015 4:00 PM IST

    New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) In awe with the humble attitude of Hollywood celebrities like Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Richard Gere, actress Lillete Dubey says star system is deeply embedded in Hindi filmdom. After a refreshing change through Hollywood film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" with a bunch of retired people in lead roles, its sequel "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" hit the screens in India last week. More »A star is a star in India, says Lillete Dubey

  • Big B hopes to meet fans in Egypt

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sun 22 Mar, 2015 2:12 PM IST

    The 72-year-old will inaugurate the India By The Nile Festival 2015, featuring contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, visual art, film, food and literature. He will be the guest of honour at the event, where his 1977 hit Bollywood action comedy "Amar Akbar Anthony" will be screened. The "Shamitabh" actor, who performed with the famous Shillong Chamber Choir and Vienna Chamber Orchestra in Jodhpur on Saturday, expressed his excitement for the trip, on his official blog. "I am back tomorrow... and then prepare for Egypt and Cairo for the 'India by the Nile' festival and activities, starting in a few days," Big B wrote. More »Big B hopes to meet fans in Egypt

  • 'Jai Ho Democracy', mainstream film sans the Khans: Om Puri

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sun 22 Mar, 2015 1:28 PM IST

    Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Veteran actor Om Puri, who will be next seen in "Jai Ho Democracy", says the political comedy is as mainstream as any other 'masala' film -- just that it's without any of the celebrity Khans of tinsel town. Talking about "Jai Ho Democracy", Om said: "These kind of films have small budgets, but I want to tell you all that it's a mainstream film. More »'Jai Ho Democracy', mainstream film sans the Khans: Om Puri

  • Twitter is 9: First Tweet posted today in 2006 by co-founder Jack Dorsey

    ANI - Sun 22 Mar, 2015 1:15 PM IST

    London, March 22 (ANI): It was today that the "global watercooler of news and inane chatter" took birth nine years ago with the first tweet posted by co-founder Jack Dorsey. Dorsey took to Twitter on 21 March 2006 to compose the succinct message: "just setting up my twttr" and the rest, as they say, is history, reported The Independent. Celebrating its ninth birthday, Twitter said, "At our nine-year mark, we continue to say that Twitter is what it is because of the people who use it." The website added that they will continue to celebrate their users in the coming years as they used Twitter to reflect on both the world at large and their surroundings. More »Twitter is 9: First Tweet posted today in 2006 by co-founder Jack Dorsey

  • Bollywood sells: Payal Singhal on filmy showstoppers

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sun 22 Mar, 2015 12:32 PM IST

    Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Payal Singhal, whose designs have been flaunted by the best in Bollywood, including Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan and Sonakshi Sinha, says roping in a celebrity face as a showstopper on a ramp show boosts business. Singhal, who established her fashion house in 1999, is known for offering contemporary Indian and Western clothing. Her market is the quality and design-conscious individuals, who value and appreciate the art of fashion. The whole point of coming into fashion and getting into this business, is to get profits. More »Bollywood sells: Payal Singhal on filmy showstoppers

  • Revealing The Secret Love Story Of Rani Mukerji And Aditya Chopra

    Bollywoodshaadis.com - Sun 22 Mar, 2015 1:58 AM IST

    Rani and Aditya’s relationship had always been an open secret. While some called them a cute couple, others accused Rani of being a home breaker. On April 21, 2014, Rani and Aditya, surprised everyone with their marriage news. In an interview to a leading daily, Rani Mukerji, made some shocking revelations about her relationship with Aditya Chopra. More »Revealing The Secret Love Story Of Rani Mukerji And Aditya Chopra

  • Your way or the highway? 15 Quirks of the free spirited Sagittarius...

    GaneshaSpeaks.com - Sat 21 Mar, 2015 10:40 PM IST

    What are the 15 ways the free spirited Archers - the Sun Sign Sagittarius - show their true colours in the year 2015? Read on! More »Your way or the highway? 15 Quirks of the free spirited Sagittarius...

  • Confronting past, Mississippi town erects Emmett Till museum

    Reuters - Sat 21 Mar, 2015 9:23 PM IST

    By Bryn Stole SUMNER, Miss. (Reuters) - Six decades after the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy, the small Mississippi Delta town where two white men were acquitted of his murder is dedicating a museum to the event credited with helping spark the U.S. civil rights movement. The opening in Sumner on Saturday of the Emmett Till Interpretive Center is timed to coincide with the reopening across the town square of the refurbished Tallahatchie County Courthouse, where an all-white jury set Roy Bryant and J.W. Milan free after deliberating for one hour. Work on both projects in the struggling town of a few hundred people began after the Tallahatchie Board of Supervisors issued a formal apology over the Till affair in 2006. It also established the Emmett Till Memorial Commission to bring attention to a racially charged incident that had for decades gone mostly undiscussed locally, said commission co-chairman John Wilchie. More »Confronting past, Mississippi town erects Emmett Till museum

  • FICCI Frames 2015 to encourage new ideas

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 21 Mar, 2015 6:56 PM IST

    Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) A unique initiative enabling participants to pitch their ideas, stories and concepts to various organisations shall be introduced at the upcoming FICCI Frames 2015, the three-day global media and entertainment convention starting here March 25, an official said here Saturday. 'Frame Ur Idea' is being introduced first time at FICCI Frames to provide those aspiring creative professionals to showcase their ideas to the industry, which in turn is on the lookout for that 'next big idea, story, script', according to Ashish Kulkarni, FICCI's Chairman, Animation, Gaming, Visual Effects and Gaming. The initiative is being partnered by Reliance Games, said its CEO Manish Agarwal. 'Frame Ur Idea' will feature a Game Hack Special on March 25 to offer a platform for highly talented and fast exploding indie mobile game developer ecosystem in India to showcase their ideas to prospective investors, publishers and App Store merchandisers. More »FICCI Frames 2015 to encourage new ideas

  • Korean-Americans yearn for family in N.Korea after 60 years apart

    Reuters - Sat 21 Mar, 2015 6:45 PM IST

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When 82-year-old Tae Young Kim thinks about the happiest days of his childhood in Korea, he recalls spinning tops on the floor and going sledding with his younger brother. Those are some of the few precious memories Kim has of his family before the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 separated him, at age 17, from his two brothers and three sisters. Kim, who now lives in Los Angeles, is one of thousands of Korean-Americans in the twilight of their lives divided from their family in North Korea for more than 60 years, and with little hope of a reunion before they die. While North and South Korea have negotiated tear-filled gatherings between family members a number of times over the years, Korean-Americans except in isolated cases have been left out because Washington has no diplomatic relations with Pyongyang. More »Korean-Americans yearn for family in N.Korea after 60 years apart

  • 'Tanu Weds Manu' sequel poster out on Kangana's birthday

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 21 Mar, 2015 5:18 PM IST

    New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) As a special gesture to Kangana Ranaut, the leading lady of the film "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", director Anand L. Rai has decided to release the film's first poster here on her birthday Monday. "Tanu Weds Manu", which released in 2011, was a story about how two people fall in love with a Punjabi wedding in the background. Rai believes it will be a perfect gift to Kangana. More »'Tanu Weds Manu' sequel poster out on Kangana's birthday

  • Congress leader chairing Kerala film body criticised

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 21 Mar, 2015 4:20 PM IST

    Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) A section of the Malayalam film industry has expressed its displeasure at firebrand Congress leader Rajmohan Unnithan being appointed chairman of the state-owned Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC). Popular actor Maniyan Pillai Raju said he was shocked at Unnithan's appointment in place of Sabu Cherian. I have nothing against Unnithan at all," Raju told reporters here on Saturday. Among others who are likely to follow suit are cinematographer S. Kumar, director Shaji Kailas and actor-producer Siddique. More »Congress leader chairing Kerala film body criticised

  • 'Kallappadam' a meta film with good intentions

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 21 Mar, 2015 4:10 PM IST

    Rating: *** Closely following in the footsteps of meta films such as "Jigarthanda" and "Kathai Thiraikkathai Vasanam Iyakkam", comes debutante J. Vadivel's "Kallappadam", another honest and brave attempt to throw the spotlight on the trials and tribulations of struggling first-timers in filmdom by walking a tightrope between satire and tribute. In "Kallappadam", director J. Vadivel, plays a struggling version of himself. More »'Kallappadam' a meta film with good intentions

  • Tom Tailor to woo Indian consumers with casual fashion

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 21 Mar, 2015 1:56 PM IST

    Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) German lifestyle clothing company Tom Tailor is here to stay in the Indian market, tapping consumers who prefer casual and uncomplicated clothing, says company representative Dieter Holzer. Tom Tailor's collection was showcased here at the Lakme Fashion Week summer-resort 2015 on Friday night, and Holzer believes the Indian fashion industry has come of age in terms of growth and development. "This is my first visit to any fashion week in India and I am quite impressed. I liked that very much," Holzer, CEO, Tom Tailor, told IANS. More »Tom Tailor to woo Indian consumers with casual fashion

  • Multiple festivals: Celebratory spirit engulfs B-Town

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 21 Mar, 2015 1:30 PM IST

    Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) It was a sheer display of 'unity in diversity' when Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar, Hema Malini and Farhan Akhtar greeted people as various festivals were celebrated across India on Saturday. More »Multiple festivals: Celebratory spirit engulfs B-Town

  • Censor board behaving like the Taliban: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 21 Mar, 2015 12:20 PM IST

    Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) His unabashed use of abuses and rustic lingo in his films has always added to the power of his cinema. National Award winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has reacted strongly to diktats on film content, saying that the Central Board of Film Certification is behaving like the Taliban and that the body should be "chopped off". The debate on censorship guidelines has been on for a long time, but it was a list of cuss words to be banned from films - as suggested by the CBFC under filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani's chairmanship - that added fuel to the fire. Bhardwaj says that while Indian films are "moving towards international recognition", the government should exercise a limit on the CBFC's power to curb the "art form" that is cinema. More »Censor board behaving like the Taliban: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj

  • It's script over medium for Sushant Singh Rajput

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 21 Mar, 2015 12:04 PM IST

    Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Sushant Singh Rajput found the way to Bollywood after finding fame through his television shows. The show changed his life in many ways as he found recognition and his lady love Ankita Lokhande. The actor made his debut on the silver screen with "Kai Po Che!" and followed up with "Shuddh Desi Romance". More »It's script over medium for Sushant Singh Rajput

  • "We only have one home": Pharrell Williams urges action on climate change

    Reuters - Sat 21 Mar, 2015 6:14 AM IST

    By Maria Caspani UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's time to go "from climate change to climate action" in efforts to save the planet, U.S. pop star Pharrell Williams said at the United Nations on Friday. Singer-producer Williams, 41, partnered with the United Nations Foundation on the International Day of Happiness to raise awareness and call for more action on climate change. More »"We only have one home": Pharrell Williams urges action on climate change

  • Navratri: 9 Divine Nights of Reverence

    Astroyogi - Sat 21 Mar, 2015 1:17 AM IST

    Navratri, or Navaratri, is a Hindu festival to worship the nine forms of Goddess Durga (Shakti/Devi). The Navratri commences on the first day (pratipada) of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Ashwin. The nine days of the Navratras are devoted to Maa Durga, Maa Lakshmi and Maa Saraswati, with each goddess being worshipped for three days, respectively. 1st to 3rd Day: The initial days of the Navratras are dedicated to Maa Durga, the Goddess of Valor. More »Navratri: 9 Divine Nights of Reverence

  • Sun, surf and business in Miami's South Beach

    Reuters - Fri 20 Mar, 2015 11:43 PM IST

    By Rachel Sklar NEW YORK (Reuters) - Born to a Cuban mother, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson spent summers in Miami, Florida, while growing up, speaking fluent Spanish and returning often as an adult. Today, Wilson, who is the co-founder of online luxury e-tailer Gilt.com, visits Miami multiple times each quarter for her latest startup, Glamsquad.com. This on-demand hair and makeup service also has operations in New York, where Wilson lives, and Los Angeles, but Miami is special because it feels like her second home. Here are her tips on getting the most of work and fun in South Beach: Home base: Soho Beach House (4385 Collins Ave.) "It's really easy to have business meetings there - they still have that casual Miami vibe but you can actually get a lot done." Cuban coffee, or three: "There's no way I can go to Miami without my Cuban coffee - 'cortadito.' That's not negotiable."  Power lunch: Michael's Genuine Food, on 130 Northeast 40th St. in the Design District. More »Sun, surf and business in Miami's South Beach

  • Managing multiple talents, what makes Farhan 'rock on'

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 20 Mar, 2015 6:44 PM IST

    Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Farhan Akhtar, who has excelled in his multiple talents repeatedly, says it's the joy of entertaining people and engaging with them that keeps him going. The "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" actor especially loves the interaction that happens with the crowd. More »Managing multiple talents, what makes Farhan 'rock on'

  • 'Insurgent' - Shailene Woodley shines on

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 20 Mar, 2015 6:14 PM IST

    Film: "Insurgent"; Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Mekhi Phifer, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q, Daniel Dae Kim and Tony Goldwyn; Director: Robert Schwentke; Rating: **1/2 More »'Insurgent' - Shailene Woodley shines on

  • Colin Hanks explores cult and influence of Tower Records in film

    Reuters - Fri 20 Mar, 2015 6:13 PM IST

    By Piya Sinha-Roy AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - With a DJ spinning vinyl tracks and attendees browsing music in racks, the famed music retailer Tower Records came alive for one night only in Austin, Texas this week, to celebrate a documentary on the rise and fall of a music giant. "All Things Must Pass," the first documentary feature by actor Colin Hanks, chronicles the chain spawned by Russ Solomon out of his father's Sacramento drugstore in 1960, and its global expansion before a bankruptcy filing in 2006 and eventual closure. Growing up in Sacramento, Hanks, son of actor Tom Hanks, said he used to browse music for hours and even saw the movie "Fargo" at a Tower movie theater, two decades before he was cast as one of the leads in FX's 2014 "Fargo" TV series. "When I heard about that drugstore, that was my lightbulb moment," Hanks said at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival where the film made its world premiere and was celebrated at a party that recreated a Tower Records store. More »Colin Hanks explores cult and influence of Tower Records in film

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