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Kahaani 2 garners a terrific response on its first day!

Mumbai, December 2nd, 2016: Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani 2- Durga Rani Singh is off to a great start at the box office! The film has already made a number of 4.25 Cr NBOC at the Domestic Box Office on 1235 Screens. 

From critics to fans showering their praises, the film is being deeply applauded for its stellar performances and gripping storyline. Vidya Balan has truly held the film from start to finish! The movie is moving forward  with great and positive word of mouth.

Looking at the box office trend, Kahaani 2 - Durga Rani Singh is only expected to grow more on the weekend.

To know more about Durga Rani Singh, catch Kahaani 2 in a theatre now!


Dear Zindagi shines critically and commercially

Dear Zindagi shines critically and commercially

Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan starrer Dear Zindagi hit the cinemas on November 25 and has continued to endear the audiences ever since. The movie is about a girl's journey of self-discovery that is being hugely appreciated by both the critics and the audiences across the globe. 

‘Times Of India’ stated that the film holds up a mirror to life, with nuanced performance by Alia and sober avatar donned by Shah Rukh Khan, whereas ‘Gulf News’ felt the movie is heartwarming, sensitive and joyously entertaining.


Dear Zindagi, has completed a successful week at the box office. The film has done exceptionally well across the globe and the response in India has been exceptional and unprecedented in such times. The film is ‘The New York Times’ ‘Critics Pick and they  have described it as an insightful movie and a resounding victory for Ms. Shinde.

The industry finds the success of the film laudable it clearly indicates that a film with strong content will attract viewers. Kamal Gianchandani, CEO, PVR Pictures added, "Dear Zindagi will be remembered not just as a very successful and ambitious film, but also as the film that helped Indian movie industry deal with the demonetisation impact and finish, an otherwise anxious November."

"AA CHALEIN" -- New Single of Bollywood playback singer RAHUL PANDEY

New SINGLE "AA CHALEIN" 



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Lopamudra Das 
Publicist of Rahul Pandey 

“World's most exclusive” 75-minute yoga session near Las Vegas costs $3,499

Claimed to be "the world's most exclusive yoga experience"—a 75-minute yoga session on the top of red rocks in the Valley of Fire in Nevada—costs $3,499.
 
It includes roundtrip flying of the yoga enthusiasts from Las Vegas Strip to Valley of Fire, about 55 miles away, in a helicopter; and is said to be adaptable for all skill levels.
 
A joint venture of award-winning and Las Vegas headquartered Maverick Aviation Group and Silent Savassana, "HeliYoga: Limitless" yoga class is reportedly held on one of the highest peaks of Valley of Fire.
 

13th South Asian International Film Festival, 2016- New York.

This Year, SAIFF-2016, runs week long, Nov 28th thru Dec 4th, 2016 in New York city. With a team of high-profile sponsors and a slate of top-notch films, the festival will give audiences of all ages and ethnicity the chance to discover new South Asian voices and celebrate the  establish ones.

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13th South Asian International Film Festival, 2016- New York.

This Year, SAIFF-2016, runs week long, Nov 28th thru Dec 4th, 2016 in New York city. With a team of high-profile sponsors and a slate of top-notch films, the festival will give audiences of all ages and ethnicity the chance to discover new South Asian voices and celebrate the  establish ones.

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South Asian International Film Festival in New York City from Nov 30th to Dec 4th 2016.

The 13th Annual South Asian International Film Festival will take place from November 30 to December 4, 2016.For five exciting days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media will attend and watch the very best in new cinema from new talent and acclaimed masters. The week-long event will run from Wednesday, November 30 through Sunday, December 4 2016. 

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South Asian International Film Festival in New York City from Nov 30th to Dec 4th 2016.

The 13th Annual South Asian International Film Festival will take place from November 30 to December 4, 2016.For five exciting days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media will attend and watch the very best in new cinema from new talent and acclaimed masters. The week-long event will run from Wednesday, November 30 through Sunday, December 4 2016. 

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Memorial Meet at Kolkata Press Club at the Demise of Renowned Journalist and Author Sri Debashish Bandyopadhya.

A heart-rending memorial meet was organised at the Press Club, Kolkata, by "Arjo Potro" on Nov 7th to pay homage to the loss of one of its very distinguished member, accomplished writer and reputed journalist Sri Debashish Bandyopadhya. He has been the editor of  the  popular magazine "Anando Mela" for many years.It was a very poignant and heart-wrenching mournful moment for all who attended as this  day happened to be the first death anniversary of his renowned film maker son Sri Bappaditya Bandyopadya. A heartfelt and worthy tribute was paid to the two prolific persona of our times and it has been a grievous , unfortunate and irreparable loss to the literary world. 

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Memorial Meet at Kolkata Press Club at the Demise of Renowned Journalist and Author Sri Debashish Bandyopadhya.

A heart-rending memorial meet was organised at the Press Club, Kolkata, by "Arjo Potro" on Nov 7th to pay homage to the loss of one of its very distinguished member, accomplished writer and reputed journalist Sri Debashish Bandyopadhya. He has been the editor of  the  popular magazine "Anando Mela" for many years.It was a very poignant and heart-wrenching mournful moment for all who attended as this  day happened to be the first death anniversary of his renowned film maker son Sri Bappaditya Bandyopadya. A heartfelt and worthy tribute was paid to the two prolific persona of our times and it has been a grievous , unfortunate and irreparable loss to the literary world. 
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DANGAL - Aamir Khan Returns on Dec 21

DANGAL

 

Opens December 21

 

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Two years after his smash hit P.K. became the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of all-time, Aamir Khan returns with DANGAL, based on a true story, which releases in North America two days before India on December 21 ahead of the long Christmas holiday weekend.

 

Watch the inspiring trailer here:




Dhyani Dave's Bigg Boss predictions come true!

India's international chess master Dhyani Dave's predictions about Bigg Boss 10 contestants Karan Mehra and Lokesh Kumari's eviction have surprisingly come true.

 

She had analyzed that Karan and Lokesh would be eliminated, while Rahul Dev and Monalisa will remain in the Bigg Boss house. And that is exactly what megastar host Salman Khan announced on the reality show in the weekend episode.


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Inauguration of Shilpir Pashe Foundation

লাকি আখন্দ ও আলাউদ্দিন আলিকে চেক প্রদান 
শিল্পীর পাশে ফাউন্ডেশনের শুভ সূচনা হলো

শিল্পীরা সমাজের শক্তি আর সুন্দরের প্রতিচ্ছবি। সামাজিক মানুষের উদ্যম আর আবেগ ধরাা আছে তাদের বুকে। কিন্তু শিল্পীর জীবনেও কখনও কখনও নেমে আসে দুর্দিন। তেমনি সময়ে প্রয়োজনীয় শক্তি আর সমর্থন নিয়ে শিল্পীর পাশে দাঁড়িয়ে যাওয়ার প্রেরণা থেকেই গড়ে উঠেছে শিল্পীর পাশে ফাউন্ডেশন। 

রাজধানীল হোটেল ওয়েস্টিনের বলরুমে আজ দুপুর ১২-৩০টায় সংস্কৃতিভুবনের সকল শাখার শিল্পীদের অংশগ্রহণে মিলনমেলা আয়োজনের মধ্য দিয়ে আনুষ্ঠানিক যাত্রা শুরু করে এই ফাউন্ডেশন। উদ্বোধনী আয়োজনে বাংলা সঙ্গীতভুবনের নীল মণিহার আকি আখন্দ এবং বাংলা গানে সুরের বরপুত্র সুরকার আলাউদ্দিন আলিকে ফাউন্ডেশনের পক্ষ থেকে সহায়তা চেক প্রদান করা হয়।    

Hindus look forward to working together with Trump administration

Cordially congratulating Donald J. Trump on his US presidential win, Hindus are looking forward to work together and closely with the upcoming Trump administration on various issues concerning Hindus.
 
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that they were hopeful of close relations with the Trump administration.
 
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated that they hoped that Trump’s leadership would open new opportunities for our co-operation based on shared commitment to democratic ideals.
 
Rajan Zed pointed out that US Hindus had made lot of contributions to the nation and society and were known for their traditional values of hard work, higher morals, stress on education, sanctity of marriage, etc.
 
Zed also congratulated Hindus elected to U.S. House of Representatives—Tulsi Gabbard, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal; state legislatures— Prasad Srinivasan, Niraj Antani, Ash Kalra, Jay Chaudhuri, etc.; and various other bodies across USA; over their respective victories. We urge these Hindu elected leaders to seriously and wholeheartedly undertake the issues concerning the Hindu community and attempt to address those, Zed added.
 
There are about one billion Hindus worldwide, including about three million in USA. 

Bollywood supports Narendra Modi's move to rout out black money

As rupee 500 and rupee 1,000 notes stand banned in India, the nation is hopping crazy over prime minister Narendra Modi's latest move to rout out the malice of black money.

 

Bollywood which at one time was one of the biggest facilitator of black money, with producers dealing a lot in cash, stands in support of the PM today. With corporate culture having entered the film industry, the tables have long turned in the favour of clean money in Bollywood.

 

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