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Hindus upset over denial of temple access caused by Julia Roberts shooting in India

Access to Hindu temple in the India ashram (hermitage) has been denied to area villagers who regularly came there to pray to give way to Oscar winner Julia Roberts’ (Pretty Woman) shooting, according to reports.

Hindus urge authentic Hinduism depiction as Julia Roberts begins India shooting

Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) reportedly begins shooting for “Eat, Pray, Love” on Sunday in Pataudi, about 60 kilometers from India’s capital Delhi, and Hindus are concerned about the authenticity of the depiction of Hinduism objects-rituals-beliefs-concepts-traditions-philosophy.

Production of Cate Blanchett starrer “Indian Summer” halted over Nehru-Edwina affair

Production of Hollywood movie “Indian Summer” has reportedly been put on hold for the time being.

Portrayal of the affair between Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, and Lady Edwina Mountbatten, wife of last British viceroy of India, appears to be the cause. India Government officials have asked to scrutinize the script to review how the Nehru-Edwina affair will be played out, reports suggest.

Sanskrit tattoos becoming popular among world celebrities

Recently, there has been a surge in interest in Sanskrit tattoo designs and symbols among Hollywood and other celebrities.

“Cows are looked after with great care” in India ashram where Julia Roberts will be shooting

Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) will be shooting for “Eat, Pray, Love” in an ashram (hermitage) in India, starting September 20, which has a “gaushala” (cowshed) where “cows are looked after with great care”.

Julia Roberts lands in India to film “Eat, Pray, Love” : Hindus concerned

After New York and Italy, Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) reportedly landed Thursday in Delhi (India) with cast and crew to shoot the next leg of “Eat, Pray, Love”.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s formula to “nourish the inner aspect”: “Bibimbop”

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Paltrow describes Bibimbop in the latest newsletter in her blog “GOOP: nourish the inner aspect” as “…a rice bowl that you can adorn with whatever toppings you like. It’s a great vehicle for leftovers—a veritable ‘kitchen sink’ kind-of meal.”

Kolaj - Bengalis In Hyderabad publish the first Bangla Magazine in Hyderabad

Bengali Online Magazine | Kolkaj

The not-for-profit Bengali organization "Bengalis In Hyderabad" (BIH) have published "KOLAJ", the first Bangla magazine in Hyderabad. The creative editorial team of Kolaj richly deserve commendation for their immense effort to compile and present a wonderful read.

Bhajan, Sufi & Ghazal Singer Shevanti Sanyal To Perform Live at Panchamukhee Durga Utsav - Durga Puja 2009

Acclaimed Bhajan, Sufi & Ghazal Singer Shevanti Sanyal from New Delhi, India, will perform live at 2009 Panchamukhee Durga Puja in London.

Washington Bangla Radio to broadcast Mahalaya online at 4 AM Across various global time zones

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Upholding Bengali Radio tradition, Washington Bangla Online Radio will broadcast Mahishashura Mardini by Birendra Krishna Bhadra at 4 AM on Mahalaya day Sept 18, 2009 across various global timezones.

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