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Devotees bring home Lord Ganesha with fervour

Devotees across India on Thursday welcomed their most beloved and venerated deity -- Lord Ganesh -- into their homes and community pandals, kickstarting the ten-day Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations......

Aamir wows Kolkata lit fest with mesmerising speech on Abul Kalam Azad

When West Bengal Governor introduced the Bollywood star as an “icon who needed no introduction” – he seemed to sum up Kolkata’s frenzied response to Aamir Khan, reports......

Meet representatives of the Republic of Bad Ideas

Change no longer creeps up slowly, it comes on fast in the digital age, when film-goers in Tamil Nadu can log on to see Vishwaroopam, feels Sunil Sethi If you asked many of the thousands thronging......

Rushdie lying, say book fair, literature meet organisers

Organisers of Kolkata Literary Meet and Kolkata Book Fair have denied British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie's statement on Friday that he was invited to be a part of the literary carnival and said......

The Republic frequently stumbles, but moves on

The grounds of Victoria Memorial Hall have seen a remarkable makeover in the last few years. In winter, things get even better with flower beds in bloom dotting the greens. A key attraction of......

Saradha scam: Where has all the money gone?

It was a multi-million rupee scam whose extent and reach are still being unravelled, so why did the chief of the scam-tainted Saradha group Sudipta Sen plead that he was unable to pay Rs 30,000 as......

Puja brings cheer to companies and people

Despite slowdown, corporates are investing heavily in advertisements not just in Kolkata but also in other metros. India's largest selling sparkling beverage brand, Thums Up, unveiled a 25-feet......

Star Power: Can SRK bring back West Bengal's luster?

So actor Shah Rukh Khan is going to be the brand ambassador for West Bengal -- that too gratis because, he says, he "feels for the state" which has become his "second home". How sweet of him.......

Now, corporates to get HR lessons from theatre

There is no business like show business. And to thespian Kaushik Sen and corporate head honcho Suvojit Roy, this is more than just a cliche. Roy, chief executive officer of ORION Entertainment,......

5 easy steps to avoid financial stress

The previous article on budgeting for salaried people covered the need for budgeting and removed some myths related to budgeting. It also showed how budgeting can be fun when there is proper......

MAMI Diaries: Welcome to movie heaven!

The 16th Mumbai Film Festival had a delicious spread of movies. Have I died and gone to movie heaven where the smell of popcorn permanently fills the air and every room rewards with a mind-blowing......

Raima Sen, Prosenjit pay homage to Rituparno Ghosh

The Directorate of Film Festival along with Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Kolkata has organised a four-day festival to pay homage to filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh......

Burqa Boxers represents India at Locarno

The sole Indian representation at the ongoing Locarno film festival is a little known independent film called Burqa Boxers. It is a moving tale of three Muslim women, who take up boxing to......

PIX: Mallika, Freida in Cannes

Mallika Sherawat, who's gone from dare-to-bare to demure at this year's Cannes Film Festival, attended amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala in this feathery gown. In what is being hailed as her best......

Vote for Aishwarya's best look at Cannes!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival since 2002, and every year, she's seems to be getting better at it. On her 10th year, this month, Ash did not......

Banned at Wankhede, SRK to watch Tendulkar at Eden Gardens

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is an ardent fan of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, plans to watch the cricketing legend's second last test innings at Kolkata. The actor is banned from entering......

Tendulkar's farewell series: Carnival starts in Kolkata

The 'Sachin Tendulkar Carnival' is all set to hit Kolkata with the CAB, organisers of his penultimate Test match, chalking out an elaborate list of plans to felicitate the legend as he prepares to......

Cup Extras: De Villiers has scan on left thigh injury

South Africa's leading batsman AB de Villiers has undergone a scan on his left thigh after picking up an injury during their World Cup win over India, a team spokesperson said. The right-handed......

Vikas ends boxing gold drought

Vikas Krishan ended Indian boxing's 12-year-old gold medal drought in the Asian Games by winning the lightweight (60kg) title but Dinesh Kumar (81kg) settled for the silver after losing in the......

Images: Spaniards turn out to welcome home heroes

Tens of thousands of cheering fans turned Madrid's main streets into a sea of red and waited for hours in blistering heat to see Spain's World Cup heroes pass by with the trophy on an open-topped......
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Guess how much these TV stars are earning for Dandiya appearances

Hindustan Times Film and television stars are known to rake in the moolah with advertisements, stage shows, ribbon-cuttings, and by making... ...
Documentary on Indian LGBTs to be shown in Manila, Prague

Kolkata: Filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan on Monday said his documentary "Breaking Free", based on the Indian LGBT community, will be screened at... ...
A peek into the history of the Indian music scene

A soon-to-be-released documentary series takes an exhaustive peek into the history of the Indian music scene from the pre-Independence era jazz... ...
And the show goes on...

“Prithvi is the tallest theatre in the country where every actor, however small or big, wants to step on its stage at least for five minutes... ...
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