HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014


Honey Singh buys team in World Kabbadi League, names it Yo Yo Tigers

The star rapper is the latest celebrity after actor Akshay Kumar to buy a team in the World Kabbadi League, scheduled from August to December this year. "I know children and youth relate to me, so I feel they will support my team as much as they support me," he said.

Bollywood's 'Laadli of the century' Zohra Sehgal dies at 102

Veteran actress Zohra Sehgal died at 4pm on Thursday in a Delhi hospital. She was 102. In her career spanning almost 8 decades, the famous film actress had acted in several Bollywood and Hollywood films.

Honey Singh ‘Kicks’ again with Salman’s movie: Bollywood movies featuring the rapper’s songs

Tere bina kick mujhe milti nahin…Yo Yo Honey Singh has again come up with an exciting song, featuring Nargis Fakhri, for Salman Khan's new movie Kick, which is latest in the offing from Khan’s camp after Wanted, Dabangg, Bodyguard and Ek Tha Tiger, all of which have been top grosser at the box office.

Daring To Think Beyond Engineering Or MBA

“If you’re okay with a small house, a small car and a tough-struggle, go ahead — become a writer,” is what her father told her, almost as a warning, when she declared she wanted to take up arts in class 11. Yet, today, this 19-year-old, studying chemical engineering at a renowned institute in Mumbai, is working as an intern in a national newspaper.

From Big B to Dimple Kapadia: actors who have used prosthetic make-up for more realistic looks

Many Bollywood actors have gone an extra mile when it comes to experimenting with their looks.  Moreover, techniques like prosthetic make up have made it possible for our 'risk-taking' actors don look that appear more realistic on the camera. Here's a look at actors who wore prosthetic make-up to look different.

Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Roy Kapur promise fun in first trailer of Daawat-e-Ishq

The first trailer of Daawat-e-Ishq is out. Though we have seen Parineeti playing the same character before -- the charming and bubbly rebel from a humble background -- there's more to the trailer which manages to pique your interest.

Richard Gere in Leh for Dalai Lama's discourses

Hollywood actor Richard Gere is in Leh, the main town of the mountainous district of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, to attend to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's discourses, event organisers said Monday. He will also participate in the highly venerated Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) ceremony for world peace that will continue till July 14.

Alia Bhatt and I have a love and hate relationship: Varun Dhawan

"We have spent so much time with each other that we are comfortable with each other. Ours is a love and hate relationship. We keep fighting a lot on various small things. But we are friends," Varun said talking about his Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya co-star.

Putting a stop to mobile addiction

In May, the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (Nimhans) opened a first of- its-kind clinic in the country—a centre to treat teenagers’ obsession with social networking, instant chatting apps, texting and mobile games. In other words, addiction to mobile phones.

Toronto rappers poke fun at millenials with viral video

Two Toronto-based South Asian artists have created a culturally appropriate viral rap music video calling out today's selfie-generating and social media-obsessed millenials. VIDEO INSIDE

Turban tying records place in Limca Book

Bhupinder Singh Thind, the ‘turban coach’ from Jalandhar, registered himself in the Limca Book of Records for tying a turban to a dummy in 2 mins and 15 secs while riding a Bullet at a speed of 55km.

Punjabi music rules Bollywood

Gone are the days when Punjabi words like ‘balleballe’, ‘hadippa’, ‘shava-shava’ or ‘burraa burrra’ were uncommon entities in Hindi songs. Just like the typical South Indian dosa has been customised to tickle Punjabi tastebuds, similarly, Bollywood is also cashing in on Punjabi songs which were already popular among masses up North.

Celebrant keeps Indian culture alive in Sydney

A Sydney-based Sikh priest, Giani Gurudev Singh (52), the only Sikh minister of religion and marriage celebrant in Australia, solemnised 150th marriage recently. He has been a celebrant since 1995 when he acquired the licence to perform and register marriages after clearing a written test.

From KJo and Ramu's twitter spat to Kapil Sharma and KRK: A look at some awkward virtual wars

Nobody has used Twitter better than the celebrities who have made full use of this social networking site to connect with their fans, followers and well-wishers. But at times they even fall prey to the bitter comments or hurtful tweets of their detractors and critics, leading to a virtual war of words, better termed as "Twitter-Wars".

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.
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