• Bollywood's Khans on Sunny Leone's 'bucket list'

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 2 Apr, 2015 6:20 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) She's aware that some popular actors have refused to work with her due to her past body of work as a porn star, but Indo-Canadian talent Sunny Leone has no regrets. Sunny, who entered Indian showbiz first via reality show "Bigg Boss 5", went on to bag a role in "Jism 2", and from then on, starred in films like "Jackpot" and "Ragini MMS 2". Now geared up for her new releases "Ek Paheli Leela" and "Kuch Kuch Locha Hai", Sunny is quite gung-ho. "I want to work with them... Salman, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, they are huge megastars. More »Bollywood's Khans on Sunny Leone's 'bucket list'

  • Switchfoot found 'family halfway around the world' in India

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 2 Apr, 2015 3:02 PM IST

    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Coming all the way from the US to regale their Indian fans, members of the hugely popular alternative rock band Switchfoot felt they had found a "family" far away from home on their maiden tour of the country, says frontman Jon Foreman, who is drawn to Indian classical music. It was amazing to be able to sing along with Indians in Mumbai... People really like rock and roll down here. More »Switchfoot found 'family halfway around the world' in India

  • Luxury store Ekaani opens first store in Delhi

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 2 Apr, 2015 1:58 PM IST

    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Luxury store Ekaani, a one-stop shop for gifting solutions from foreign brands like Versace and Roberto Cavalli, has announced the launch of its flagship store in the capital. Saurabh Garg with Minica Garg in association with Sunayana Chibba hosted the launch of Ekaani in south Delhi's Defence Colony area. Ekaani is the latest venture by the renowned Brijbasi Group. The store brings best of gifting solutions from various renowned luxury brands like Rosenthal, Versace, Roberto Cavalli and Noritake. More »Luxury store Ekaani opens first store in Delhi

  • I don't understand sensibility of our censors: Naseeruddin Shah

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 2 Apr, 2015 1:36 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) While the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is getting stricter by the day, versatile actor Naseeruddin Shah says he fails to understand the sensibility of the censors. "I don't understand the sensibility of our censors. More »I don't understand sensibility of our censors: Naseeruddin Shah

  • Having sex outside marriage is not empowerment: Sonakshi Sinha

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 1 Apr, 2015 3:04 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha does not agree with her contemporary Deepika Padukone's ideas about choice of freedom in "My Choice", a video aimed at spreading awareness about women empowerment. The video shows Deepika talking about the freedom of choice that women must have regarding multiple issues, including having the choice to indulge in sex before marriage or out of marriage or not having sex at all. "Women empowerment is not always about the kind of clothes you wear, not about who you want to have sex with or stuff like that. It's coming from a good space, but honestly I believe empowerment should be given to the women who actually need it, who are kind of far away from where we are right now. More »Having sex outside marriage is not empowerment: Sonakshi Sinha

  • 'Udta Punjab' made Alia fly off social media

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 1 Apr, 2015 2:20 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) The young and versatile Alia Bhatt was missing from the virtual platform for quite sometime. Abhishek Chaubey's film that addresses prevalent drug menace in Punjab also stars Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan among others. Meanwhile, Alia has been finalised for Shakun Batra's upcoming modern family drama film "KAPOOR and SONS", which also stars Sidharth Malhotra, Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. -*- Kapil croons for his debut film Comedian Kapil Sharma has carved a space of a multi-talented star with his acting and singing capabilities. More »'Udta Punjab' made Alia fly off social media

  • 'Citylights' to be screened at NYIFF

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 1 Apr, 2015 2:14 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Hansal Mehta's film "Citylights", which narrates a heart-wrenching tale of a couple who migrates to Mumbai to fulfill their dreams, will be screened at the upcoming edition of New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF). Elated over the news, the director says screening dates are yet to be announced. "Citylights" is the story of Deepak Singh, who is forced to migrate to Mumbai from Rajasthan with his wife and child. Produced by Fox Studios and Mahesh Bhatt, "Citylights" film was also screened at the Dharamsala International Film Festival (DIFF) last year. More »'Citylights' to be screened at NYIFF

  • Facebook's new 'Scrapbook' feature helps parents collect photos of children in one place

    ANI - Wed 1 Apr, 2015 2:02 PM IST

    Washington, April 1 (ANI): Facebook has introduced a new product, Scrapbook, which lets parents collect photos of their babies, toddlers, or pre-teens in a centralized place which they can share with friends or loved ones. Parents can only make a Scrapbook for their children and for their partners to add photos or change privacy settings, they will need to be linked via Facebook's relationship status section. There is a popular trend on Facebook, parents tagging their significant other in any photos featuring their children, which made way of keeping those shots in a central place and making them visible for two sets of friends. More »Facebook's new 'Scrapbook' feature helps parents collect photos of children in one place

  • Facebook says decline in number of views of newsfeed for news sites was a glitch

    ANI - Wed 1 Apr, 2015 2:02 PM IST

    Washington, April 1 (ANI): Facebook has claimed that the dip in the number of people who see posts of news publishers' NewsFeed was a glitch in its own method of collecting data and that posts still reached the same amount of people as before. NewsWhip, a social media tracking startup, had published a blog post noting that news content on Facebook had experienced a marked decline in the number of people reached from the middle of February and into March. According to the Mashable, this had led to some concern that media publications, who have grown quickly in the past few years with help from Facebook traffic, had suddenly suffered a demotion in the site's all-important NewsFeed. The bug had caused a stir in media circles, with some quietly discussing a decline in reach from Facebook in recent weeks, but with little proof, there was not much to pin complaints on. More »Facebook says decline in number of views of newsfeed for news sites was a glitch

  • Faith and Religion in Jordan

    Yahoo India Lifestyle - Wed 1 Apr, 2015 1:45 PM IST

    Jordan is a modern country with an ancient culture, a land of which visitors can walk through the valleys, hills and plains whose names have become part of human history by virtue of the simple deeds and profound messages of prophets who walked the land and crossed its rivers during their lives. More »Faith and Religion in Jordan

  • Jordan: The Land of Leisure and Wellness

    Yahoo India Lifestyle - Wed 1 Apr, 2015 1:22 PM IST

    Jordan’s Dead Sea coast is one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world. More »Jordan: The Land of Leisure and Wellness

  • Friendship very important in film industry: Gulshan Devaiah

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 1 Apr, 2015 12:54 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Devaiah, who comes from a non-film background, feels it is vital to maintain "friendship" with people in the movie industry. The "Hunterrr" actor told IANS: "I think it's very important to maintain a good relationship with the industry people. I have a good relationship with Vivek Agnihotri and Anurag Kashyap among others... Friendship is very important in this industry." However, friendships are not what will help one last long. Gulshan says that before signing any film, he also consults his wife. More »Friendship very important in film industry: Gulshan Devaiah

  • After selfie sticks, here come 'selfie shoes'

    ANI - Wed 1 Apr, 2015 12:38 PM IST

    New Delhi, April 1 (ANI): Because selfie-sticks weren't enough, selfie-crazed people now have "selfie-shoes" to further their hobby. Miz Mooz, a New York-based shoe-making company, has unveiled "selfie shoes." The release although coincides with April Fools' Day but appears to be completely serious. The company has termed the selfie clicked in this manner a "shoefie." Miz Mooz said that the product was developed to offer a better solution to people than selfie-sticks, whose size was a major drawback for users. More »After selfie sticks, here come 'selfie shoes'

  • Jordan: History and Culture

    Yahoo India Lifestyle - Wed 1 Apr, 2015 12:22 PM IST

    There is no mistaking the fact that Jordan is a Kingdom steeped in history and culture. More »Jordan: History and Culture

  • Not a cakewalk to enter films: Gautam Gulati

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 1 Apr, 2015 11:46 AM IST

    Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) TV actor and "Bigg Boss Halla Bol" winner Gautam Gulati, who will be seen in the movie "Udanchhoo", says it's not a cakewalk to enter filmdom. The actor, who has also been part of international projects like "Siddhartha - The Buddha" and "Darpok", hails his decision to participate in the reality show "Bigg Boss", and owes his success to the reality show. He says "it's only because of 'Bigg Boss' that people know about me and love me". More »Not a cakewalk to enter films: Gautam Gulati

  • Study says storing 'average photo' can 'significantly improve' smartphone's face …

    ANI - Wed 1 Apr, 2015 10:58 AM IST

    New Delhi, April 1 (ANI): Face recognition security on smartphones can be significantly improved if users store an 'average' photo of themselves, according to new research by scientists at the University of York. A research team led by Dr David Robertson, of the Department of Psychology's FaceVar laboratory at York, found that combining different pictures of the user, rather than a single 'target' image, leads to much better recognition across all kinds of daily settings. The researchers examined the performance of the 'face unlock' system on Samsung Galaxy phones. The idea for this technique comes from studies of human face recognition. More »Study says storing 'average photo' can 'significantly improve' smartphone's face recognition

  • Revealing the Dark Secrets behind Bollywood Relationships

    Bollywoodshaadis.com - Tue 31 Mar, 2015 4:42 PM IST

    In India, we have a special connect with our B-town celebrities, as we all love to know about everything that is happening in their lives, on screen as well as off-screen. Click Here to Find Out about Bollywood Heartthrobs who Cheated on their Wives More »Revealing the Dark Secrets behind Bollywood Relationships

  • 'Nanbenda' could be called 'Ok Ok' part 2: Udhayanidhi

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Tue 31 Mar, 2015 2:28 PM IST

    Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Actor-producer Udhayanidhi Stalin says his forthcoming Tamil comedy "Nanbendaa, which releases on Thursday, could be referred to as the sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit "Oru Kal Oru Kannadi" (Ok Ok). "'Nanbenda' could be called 'Ok Ok' part 2. Whatever is expected when Santhanam and I team up, you'll find all that in this movie. Santhanam plays my wingman in love. More »'Nanbenda' could be called 'Ok Ok' part 2: Udhayanidhi

  • Films for internet is the future: Homi Adajania

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Tue 31 Mar, 2015 2:08 PM IST

    Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Celebrities can be seen taking the virtual route to stay connected to their fans, but filmmaker Homi Adajania feels that making films for internet is the next big thing. He says internet allows people to pick films matching to their sensibilities. "I am very interested in exploring films for the internet. The democracy of the net allows the audience to find your films rather than the film finding the audience," Adajania told IANS. More »Films for internet is the future: Homi Adajania

  • Intimate scenes are like any other scenes, says Swastika Mukherjee

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 30 Mar, 2015 7:04 PM IST

    Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Actress Swastika Mukherjee, who has certain bold scenes in Dibaker Banerjee's crime thriller "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!", says actors don't think much about kissing or intimate scenes. In Bengal, there is so much of serious work being done that actors don't think much about kissing or intimate scenes. More »Intimate scenes are like any other scenes, says Swastika Mukherjee

  • Not here to preach anything: Paresh Rawal

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 30 Mar, 2015 6:40 PM IST

    Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) After starring in a film like "OMG: Oh My God!', which touched upon people's blind faith in god and godmen, Paresh Rawal will now be seen in "Dharam Sankat Mein" as a man in an identity crisis due to his religion. "Dharam Sankat Mein" revolves around a Hindu man Dharampal (Paresh), who goes through an identity crisis when he discovers he was adopted as a child and born to a Muslim family. Directed by Fuwad Khan, the film also features Naseeruddin Shah and Annu Kapoor and is slated for release on April 10. More »Not here to preach anything: Paresh Rawal

  • 'Dharam Sankat Mein' doesn't hurt anybody's sentiments: Naseeruddin

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 30 Mar, 2015 5:02 PM IST

    Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Actor Naseeruddin Shah, who will be seen as a guru of a spiritual organisation in the upcoming satirical comedy "Dharam Sankat Mein", says no religion or group will find anything objectionable in the film as "whatever is shown in it is factual and correct". Further, he says it does not hurt anybody's sentiments. An official Hindi adaptation of British satire "The Infidel", the film also stars Paresh Rawal and Annu Kapoor. "We have taken care of sentiments of all the religions and groups. More »'Dharam Sankat Mein' doesn't hurt anybody's sentiments: Naseeruddin

  • Truly admire Deepika for the person she is: Homi Adajania

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 30 Mar, 2015 4:34 PM IST

    Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Deepika Padukone, who has made strong statements about women's rights in a short video, is an example of a single woman who lives by her own rules and has fought against the odds in a male-dominated industry to reach her position, says the video's director Homi Adajania. Adajania's over two-minute visual piece for Vogue is based on a powerful poem called "My Choice", written by Kersi Khambatta. It talks about every woman's right to equality and Deepika has not only contributed to the words and visual concept, but also lent her voice to the film. More »Truly admire Deepika for the person she is: Homi Adajania

  • Cosmopolitan Amman is fascinating city of contrasts

    Yahoo India Lifestyle - Mon 30 Mar, 2015 4:29 PM IST

    Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. More »Cosmopolitan Amman is fascinating city of contrasts

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