HindustanTimes Mon,14 Jul 2014


TV commercial featuring Waris Ahluwalia shows Sikhs as vibrant part of US culture

A 30-second ad featuring Sikh actor Waris Ahluwalia alongside images of Sikhs around the US is being telecast by a leading cable network in US to show the community as a vibrant part of America’s cultural tapestry and stop turban wearing people from becoming a target of hatred.

Comedian Bharti turns 28 today

Our very own popular comedian Bharti, who has made mark in television industry through her character "Lalli", turns 28 on Thursday. Hailing from Amritsar, Bharti, before turning to TV shows, had been a sportswoman and had won gold medal in national level pistol shooting and archery.

Time to reinvent Doordarshan

The newly-launched channel, Zindagi, by Zee Network is like a breath of fresh air. The subjects chosen by the makers are bold, characters credible and actors natural, particularly the women who seem to belong to our planet.

From Simi Garewal to Sunny Leone: Teachers from Bollywood, you'd like to have a class with

Porn star-turned-Bollywood starlet, Sunny Leone has been keeping busy a lot these few years. Starting off her silver screen journey as a jilted lover in Jism 2 to firing up the testosterone charged males as a porn star in Ragini MMS 2, Sunny continues to amaze the audience with different novel roles. She’s soon to be seen in a Telugu movie Theega, as teacher. Now, if that’s how you avoid students bunking classes, I wish I was a schoolboy again.

For the love of Indie cinema

Despite winning the national award for the best investigative film in 2011, filmmakers Kavitha Bahl and Nandan Saxena were unable to convince channels to telecast ‘Cotton for My Shroud’, their awardwinning documentary on the genocide of farmers in Vidarbha, Maharashtra.

Selfies: How far is going too far?

From celebrities to classmates, politicians to partygoers, the obsession with the selfie spans far and wide. Is the selfie saga only a bit of innocent fun or does it amount to narcissistic self-indulgence?

Nostalgia grips Orkut addicts as Google pulls plug

In our younger days we all loved scrapbooking — writing messages using high-flown adjectives to impress others   and outlandish themes to decorate them. No I’m not talking about those handmade scrapbooks but of our good old Orkut, Google’s first foray into online social networking. Launched ten years back the site, which became a huge hit in India, is shutting down on September 30.

Sunny Leone sizzles in teaser of her upcoming item number Pink lips

The Indo-Canadian actress has gone hotter, sexier and even more seductive in her upcoming item number 'Pink lips' in Vikram Bhatt's new offing Hate Story 2, the teaser for which was released recently. TEASER INSIDE

Campaign for Google doodle on Dalai Lama’s birthday

Celebrating 2014 as the “Year of His Holiness the Dalai Lama”, Tibetan supporters across the globe are running a campaign asking google to pay homage to the spiritual leader by creating a doodle on his 79th birthday on July 6.

When Varun and Alia became ‘Punjabi’

Which one of us out there would not want our romantic fantasies involving the quintessential knight in shining armour to be true? Well that’s how director Shashank Khaitan convinced effervescent young actress Alia Bhatt to play a ‘pattaka’ character in his upcoming movie Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya.

Poonam Pandey turns student, takes lessons from Alok Nath on #BeingSanskari

Poonam Pandey, who hits headlines often for wrong reasons, is in news again. But this time for all good reasons. The sexy seductress these days is smitten by the #AlokNathEffect and seems to be taking 'babuji's' entry on Twitter quiet seriously.

Folk music, dance fest opens at Kalagram

The otherwise tranquil ambience of Kalagram reverberated in the splendor of traditional folk music as the twoday ‘Folk music, tribal dance and food’ festival organised by North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) under the ministry of culture of the government of India opened here on Saturday.

Gurdas Maan mesmerises audience

Magical melodies replete with meaningful poetic couplets by Sufi saints, regional folklore and songs exuding romance and didacticism, penned by maestro Gurdas Maan, marked the seventh edition of a charity concert of a city-based non-government organisation (NGO) at the Tagore Theatre on Friday.

Asian premiere of 'Bollywood - The Greatest Love Story...' held in Leh

The setting was perfect - an amphitheatre in a school with mountains on all four sides, a pitch dark sky with countless stars twinkling away and the screening of a film - the Asian premiere of "Bollywood - The Greatest Love Story Ever Told", a colourful 'thali' full of everything Hindi cinema stands for, couldn't have been in a more apt ambience.

Shilpa Shukla to attend Dalai Lama's Kalachakra initiation in Ladakh

It was a double treat for "Chak De! India" actress Shilpa Shukla when she got a chance to visit this Jammu and Kashmir region this time of the year - when she could attend the ongoing Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) as well as the 33rd initiation of Kalachakra with the Dalai Lama.
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