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On the Trails of a Childhood Dream"

The first look of the Jaisalmer fort from the balcony of our hotel room was spectacular. As I stepped on the balcony after a brief nap and looked out, a dazzlingly bright sunny morning greeted me with the very yellow looking Jaisalmer Fort in the backdrop. The fort made by Raja Jaisal in the 12th century looked nothing like any other fort I’d seen so far. No wonder the Legendary Film Director, Mr. Satyajit Ray used the term ‘Golden Fort’ for his story – the imposing fort made of yellow limestone, looked breath-taking and indeed close to something made of gold!  Those who haven’t had the good fortune to experience the thrill of Satyajit Ray’s timeless ‘Sonar Kella’are really unfortunate.  But Jaisalmer, is unique a has a special charm for a traveler. The dusty roads, the camels, the rustic people of Rajasthan - specially the hauntingly beautiful and strong Rajasthani women and the unmistakable sound of ‘Ravanhattha’ the quintessential Rajasthani musical instrument – all these are magical!

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"If you cut me, you will find blood and pani-puri," laughs foodie Rupali Suri

Actress Rupali Suri is probably one of the biggest foodies in Bollywood. And it's easy to understand that. How? Simple. Ask her about food, and she begins to talk like a girl possessed. Lol. We mean, food-possessed :p

 

Talking about her favourite restaurants, Rupali likes this place called the The Big Chill in Delhi. But when abroad, she doesn't really have any favourite, but likes to try out different restaurants, "especially the small boutique restaurants which have great tastes to offer."


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Har Gully Mein Dhoni has song OUT Now!

The makers of M. S. Dhoni – The Untold Story have launched the new song Har Gully Mein Dhoni Hai. The song has been sung byRochak Kohli and the lyrics have been penned by Manoj Muntashir.

 

Please find below the links to the song.

 

Hindi:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwE8wH9g95w

 

 

Tamil:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9U70BdKEac

 

Starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Kiara Advani, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story is directed by Neeraj Pandey.  Produced by Arun Pandey (Inspired Entertainment) and Fox Star studios, the film is slated to hit theatres on 30th September 2016.


Bibartan:The Evolution

If it were our purpose to say what is actually known about the evolution of human cognition,we would stop at the end of this sentence.But how would we,for the human mind in nothing less than an enigma-ever so inexplicable,ever more unpredictable.If two things shape up an adult mind are the past it runs from and the fate it finds its proximity in.


Pota dar Kirti starts tickling funny bones with a grand premiere

After a long wait of six years, Rituparna Sengupta, Firodous Ahmed and Priyanshu Chatterjee starrer movie ‘Pota dar Kirti’ released in theatres. The movie which has been directed by Jeet Dutta started its journey with a grand premiere.

The premiere which was held at a city multiplex saw the presence of the cast and crew of the film as well as a number of celebs from the film fraternity of Kolkata.


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Debarati Gupta’s Kuheli launches first look with a fashion show

The cast and crew of the upcoming Bengali movie Kuheli came together at a shopping mall to launch the first look of Kuheli.  The first look was launched with a fashion show where Pujarini Ghosh and Indrasish Roy, the lead couple of the film turned showstopper on the ramp. Director Debarati Gupta was also present at the show.

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Sonakshi Sinha to perform at Bollywood Music Project

Radius Developers Presents Hungama Bollywood Music Project, touted as Asia's Largest Bollywood Music Festival, is getting bigger and better with each passing day!
 
While it is on the way to create a milestone by bringing together music icons like Arijit Singh, Amit Trivedi, Papon, Badshah, Rekha Bharadwaj, Shalmali Kholgade, Sachin-Jigar, Shefali Alvares, Nakash Aziz, Divya Kumar and Mohammed Irfan on a single platform for the first time in the history of Bollywood, there is yet another addition to the music fest.

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THE 7 VIRTUES LAUNCHES FRAGRANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL STAR LISA RAY

Internationally acclaimed actress, model, T.V. host, entrepreneur and social activist Lisa Ray will launch her first fragrance September 21st on the UN’s International Day of Peace with The 7 Virtues®, a Canadian company living the mantra “Make Perfume Not War®.”

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Mika and Harshi Mad sizzles the party scene with their song "RAAT SATURDAY KI HAI”

Singer and performer Harshi Mad is all set to scorch the screens with Mika in the promotional video song- "RAAT SATURDAY KI HAI” from the film "Love Day - Pyaar Ka Din”. It is a party number where Harshi, Mika, and all the three lead actors from the film seen tripping to the words “Raat Saturday ki hai baat Saturday ki Hai”.


The track has been sung by Mika & Harshi Mad. The song captures the mood of the season- a perfect party tune which is directed and written by Hardik & Vicky.



Romance comes alive in the first look of Bulleya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

The title track of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil instantly hit it off with the audience and made it to everyone’s playlist in just about a day’s time. Pritam’s melodies with Arijit Singh’s vocals tugged at our heart strings in the best possible way.

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Gangster

The trailer of the Shree Venkatesh Films' presentation, 'Gangster', a film by Birsa Dasgupta, is now live. The film stars debutant Yash Dasgupta with Mimi Chakraborty. It also has Bratya Basu, Gourav Chakraborty, Sourav Das playing pivotal roles.



Amitabh Bachchan's open letter goes viral on Teacher's Day!

Amitabh Bachchan put out an open letter to his lovely granddaughters - Navya Naveli Nanda and Aaradhya on Teacher’s day.

The letter grabbed attention as soon as it was published by Mr. Bachchan on his Facebook page and within a few hours the letter went viral.


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Priyo Bondhu - Shrutinatak

"Priyo Bondhu - Shrutinatak" is a tale of two friends from the same school in Kolkata, India but completely different backgrounds, Arnab and Asma Chowdhury Joyita. Arnab wrote his first letter to her after having a bet with his friends that Joyita is not as hot headed as she looks like. Their friendship which somewhat started with a tiff, gradually becomes steady as they start exchanging emails and thoughts. Listen to the full play to know what happens with these two friends at last. 


"No one used to look at me when Nusrat was around": Dev

Tollywood hunk Dev and w the very pretty Nusrat Jahan came together at a press meet to talk about their upcoming movie Love Express. Director Rajib Biswas along with actors Rudranil Ghosh and Kanchan Mallik were also present at the press meet. Scriptwriter N.K.Salil was also graced the press meet. The press meet also doubled up as the launch event for the song Dhitang Dhitang from the film.

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A star-studded launch for Amazing Thailand Grand Festiv

Celebrities like director Anjan Dutta, actor-exhibitor Arijit Dutta, singer Anik Dhar, actors Mainak Banerjee and Joyee Debnath came together at a city Hotel to mark the launch of Amazing Thailand Grand Festival 2016.


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The festival which is being held jointly by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the travel and tourism company BIM holidays saw the presence of Diretcor of Tourism Authority of Thailand Mirsra Stapananaseth and Deputy Consul General of Royal Thai Consulate Ms Srinipattanukul. Basharul Munna, Group CEO of BIM holidays and Pinky Arora, PRO of TAT was also present to brief the guests and media at the event.