Hyderabad, Nov 13 (IANS) Actor Mukesh Khanna, chairman of Children's Film Society India (CFSI), has said that India can progress only under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that no other leader in any political party has the vision. Returning of awards by some artistes and writers is all politics by the opposition to pull down Modi, he says. "The country can progress only under the leadership of Narendra Modi. More »India can develop only under Modi's leadership, says Mukesh Khanna
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Actress Vidya Malvade of "Chak De! India" fame, who starred in "1920: Evil Returns" and recently featured in an episode of "Darr Sabko Lagta Hai", says she will be game to do more films in the genre. Vidya told IANS: "If the film is good, I will (do a horror film). Vidya also hopes that the horror genre in India witnesses a change soon. More »Vidya Malvade game for more horror films
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Harry Potter" actor Daniel Radcliffe said he would never stop feeling lucky as he was honoured with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Radcliffe, who grew up in the spotlight after landing the coveted role of Harry Potter at 11, got emotional at Thursday's ceremony on the famed boulevard, thanking his parents and telling the crowd how he had not taken his career for granted. More »On Walk of Fame, Radcliffe says will never stop "feeling lucky"
By Tracy Rucinski MADRID (Reuters) - If you're a guitar aficionado visiting the Headbanger Rare Guitar shop in Madrid, Spain, you're likely to find a teenager in a baseball cap bent over a 1955 Gibson, his nimble fingers producing jazz scales that belie his youth. The shop, with a selection of vintage guitars carefully hung on black walls, is a second home to Pedro Gonzalez, 17, who is attracting attention in the Spanish capital for his talent playing jazz guitar. "(His technique) seems influenced by Django Reinhardt," said Madrid-based guitarist and professor Joaquin Chacon, comparing Gonzalez to the late Belgian-born musician considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time. More »Young jazz guitarist wins fans - and benefactors - in Madrid
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Comedian Kapil Sharma will be honoured with PETA's Person of the Year Award by the animal rights organisation for his dedication to promote compassion for homeless dogs as well as their adoption. Zanjeer and I will cherish this PETA award forever," he added. Earlier this year, in July, the "Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon" star and the other members of "Comedy Nights With Kapil" appeared in a campaign by the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals to encourage the adoption of homeless animals. More »Kapil Sharma to be honourd by PETA
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) In a country where there is no dearth of star-struck people, Hindi films with a powerful cast tend to easily get the tag of 'highest-grossing movie'. Kabir Khan, whose this year's directorial "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" tasted stupendous success at the box office as well as fests, says commercially successful movies shouldn't be ignored at such galas. The Salman Khan-starrer, which unfolds the story of a man on a mission to take a young Pakistani deaf and mute girl back to her country, minted over Rs.600 crore worldwide. More »There shouldn't be prejudice against mainstream cinema: Kabir Khan
A vet This childhooddream is pending. In the meantime I?ll focus on cuddling and petting and loving every animal I see.WHOAditi MittalWHATIndian stand-up comedian, actress and writerWHY WE DIG HERShe was featured on BBC World among ?India?s Trailblazers?, is a regular at the Canvas Laugh Factory and Comedy Store and was also a part of the infamous-AIB roast panel. Her YouTube vids have us in splits. Every. Single. Time. ... More »8 Things I?d Do If I Weren?t Me
#tracktwo neha Dabas, 24, and Ria Dabas, 22 what do you get when you have a fighter pilot for a father and a mother who loves riding bikes? An adrenaline-crazed individual! Meet New Delhi-based Neha Dabas (24) and her younger sister Ria (22), who took their passion for cars to pursuing a full-blown career in racing. More »#Girlswithguts
By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - It was a letter like thousands sent to Britain's local councils each year -- an angry resident complaining about cuts to public services. But the fact it was Prime Minister David Cameron demanding that his own local council be "more creative" over how to spend a budget hit by austerity measures ordered by his Conservative government has stirred accusations of hypocrisy directed at an expensively educated leader who some say is out of touch. More »Dear David: Letters show British PM at odds with own policies
"I'm in love with the film and have watched it innumerable times! There wasn?t a moment's doubt about the role, I was being paid to do two things I love, eat and act!" says Bhumi, recalling the time she woke up to butter chicken for breakfast: "I was being pampered and fed all the time. The foodie in me was thrilled , and the actor in me wanted to do it right." Watching their young daughter take that path wasn't easy for her family, especially her mom who, Bhumi reveals, is the gatekeeper of the family's health. When girls her age were preoccupied with weight loss programmes and trying to get into skinny jeans, she was wolfing down double a cheese pizza. More »she loss it
By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - The average American viewer will probably balk at the images of swastikas on their flag or in Times Square, but what may shock them most in the new streamed video drama "The Man in the High Castle" will be the depiction of a United States crushed. The 10-episode series is an adaptation of sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick's 1962 novel which posits an alternate history in which the Axis powers win World War Two and divide up the United States into an Imperial Japan-run West and Nazi-run East. Made by the U.S. company Amazon, all the episodes will be available from Nov. 20 on the Amazon Prime streaming service. More »America is the loser in Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle"
From India With Love. The initiative will bring together many young designers who will showcase their work in the field of handicrafts in India, reshaping the way people look at them, read a statement. The event is a showcase of artisanal pieces by brands from across India like Jodi, Tokree, Fooljhadi, Bangdar Sarali, Cord, Asa, Lotos, amongst many others. More »Young designers to glam up age-old Indian handloom craft
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Tinsel town celebrities like Shilpa Shetty, Hrithik Roshan and Manish Malhotra attended the grand Diwali party hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. More »B-Town thanks Amitabh for grand Diwali party
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon says his "Dilwale" co-star Shah Rukh Khan is a spendthrift as a producer who doesn't care how much money is going into a film in order to make it worthwhile. "Sir is so cool as a producer you can't even imagine. As seen in the film's trailer, co-produced by Shah Rukh and Rohit Shetty, the car stunts, action scenes and lavish locales exhibit that there hasn't been any restraints in budgeting. More »SRK wants to spend more as producer: Kriti Sanon
Critically-acclaimed Iranian film "Taxi" by Jafar Panahi will open the five-day fest, which is being organised by the All Lights Film Society along with Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA). The festival will also host South Asia's biggest film market - Indywood Film Market (IFM). According to IFM director Shyam Kurup, the main objective of the festival is to promote film market culture in India. More »Perfect synergy of film market and film festival at ALIIFF (Curtain-raiser)
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) He has shot films across the world, but actor Ranbir Kapoor says he loves shooting in Delhi, and especially its varied facets that filmmaker Imtiaz Ali encapsulates in his movies. Whether it was "Love Aaj Kal", "Rockstar", "Highway" or "Tamasha" -- elements of Delhi have always been a part of Imtiaz's films. Talking about it, Ranbir said: "'Tamasha' has its intense moments... Our Corsica leg was amazing, and the Delhi portion was great too. More »Delhi is Ranbir Kapoor's favourite shooting spot
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Actor Sunny Deol feels that action in films nowadays is becoming very "louder" and unbelievable, and hence he got stunt coordinator Dan Bradley on board for his directorial film "Ghayal - Once Again". In the trailer, Sunny is seen doing a lot of running around, hanging from a train and delivering his trademark punches. Everybody is trying to be louder and louder." "So I hunted around and I liked Dan Bradley on the basis of the films he had done. More »Everybody is trying to do louder stunts: Sunny Deol
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) It is known that Aditya Roy Kapur plays a role of Kashmiri guy in "Fitoor" and the film has been shot in the valley. The casting team took various auditions in Mumbai as well as Delhi but when they came across this boy in Kashmir, they felt he was the perfect fit for the role, read a statement. The boy, Mohammed Abrar, bears stark resemblance to Aditya in his traits, and seemed to be a perfect fit for the role. More »Aditya Roy Kapur's Kashmiri connection in 'Fitoor'
Diwali is also popularly known as the festival of lights. Joy and sorrow are different but indispensable facets of this mortal life, but we need to continue with our onward journey. Just like the wicker of diya battles strong winds to continue to remain lighted, we must face our struggles and win them over, rather than letting unhappiness cloud our being.A close study of our ancient mythology also conveys the same lessons. ... More »Diwali Puja Muhurat and Procedure
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Tinsel town stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and Salman Khan opted for virtual route to wish their social family "a happy and safe Diwali" while actors like Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan took the opportunity to pass on a message - Ditch the crackers and spread love, laughter and light this Diwali. More »Go low on fire crackers, high on happiness, love this Diwali: B-Town
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says she loves back-to-back festival period starting from Ganesh Chaturthi in September to Dussehra in late October to the ongoing Diwali season. There are lights hung everywhere, people are going for shopping, there is an energy, enthusiasm and hope among everyone," Vidya said in an interview. When asked about her Diwali plans, she said her husband-producer Siddharth Roy Kapur is out of town and hence she would celebrate it with her family. More »Why Vidya Balan loves this time of the year
By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The New York state attorney general on Tuesday ordered the fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets in New York, saying that the operations were essentially illegal gambling, according to copies of letters to the companies seen by Reuters. DraftKings and FanDuel have been at the centre of a firestorm of controversy since early October when a DraftKings employee won $350,000 from a $25 entry in an American football contest on the rival FanDuel site. The letters on Tuesday from the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that the fantasy sites were considered gambling because customers "are clearly placing bets on events outside of their control or influence, specifically on the real-game performance of professional athletes." In the games, fans pay to compete for daily cash prizes in simulated athletic contests. More »New York tells fantasy sports websites to stop taking bets in state
Most doctors prescribe calcium supplements to post-menopausal women and elderly men with the belief that this ups bone mineral density (BMD). More »Drug doc: Do you need calcium supplements after menopause?
The International Diabetes Federation reports that there are 65 million people living with the disease compared to 50 million in 2010. More »Hitting the sweet spot: Tips to control diabetes
For someone so petite and fragile-looking, at her core Aditi Rao Hydari is really a strong woman with even stronger female figures in her life. More »I try to keep things natural: Aditi Rao Hydari