News - India & South Asia

Tollywood actress Koel Mallick inaugurates the first Lifestyle store in the Kolkata

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Lifestyle, which is India’s leading shopping destination synonymous with fashion and gracious living launched its first store in the city of Kolkata at Quest Mall, Kolkata. The store is spread across four floors and 60000 square feet promising customers a one stop shopping destination for all their fashion and lifestyle needs.


New Light NGO observes Nirbhaya Diwas launching a Nirbhaya video and petition to mark zero tolerance for rape in the country

nirbhaya diwas The barbaric rape of the twenty three year old young professional Jyoti Singh in Delhi and her tragic death in a hospital in Singapore has shaken the collective consciousness of the nation. This has led to the demand for stringent laws and measures which will lead to the protection of the women and also lessen the atrocities committed against them in various parts of the country.

Kareena Kapoor Khan honored at House of Commons by Members of Parliament and Asian Sunday newspaper

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Kareena Kapoor Khan (a fourth-generation actress who is the reigning heartthrob of today's generation and one of the rare actresses who has won critical as well as popular acclaim) was this evening honoured at House of Commons by Members of Parliament and Asian Sunday newspaper for her contribution to the global entertainment industry, at the Launch of the newspaper's London Edition (following the success of the now two-year-old Bradford edition). The actress was honoured by Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, on behalf of the British Government.


Movie Review: 'Main Hoon Shahid Afridi'; A decent film made with honest efforts

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When Film Industry in the neighboring country Pakistan is screaming about its revival, Humayun Saeed gathers courage to produce a "Risky" film called Main Hoon Shahid Afridi with the backdrop of Pakistani Cricket. No, this film is not about famous cricketer Shahid Afridi's life. Yes, the film does draws few small inspirations from Shahrukh Khan's Chak De India. But this one is a genuine effort.


Interview: Sudip Sarkar, From Bengali Serial Champion to New Kolkata Bengali Film Kaal Madhumash (WBRi Exclusive)

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WBRi special correspondent Awrko Roy caught up with Sudip Sarkar, a well known television actor who is going to make his big screen debut with ‘Kaal Madhumash’ under the direction of Prabir Roy. Excerpts from the chat:


New Audio Music Launch: ‘Phire Paowa’ by Shirin Sengupta; Mamata Shankar, Haimanti Shukla and others present at the launch

new audio music launch Actress and reputed dancer Mamata Shankar, singers Haimanti Shukla, Raghab, Monomoy Bhattacharya, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, Ranajit Sengupta were present at the music CD launch of Shirin Sengupta, a well known name in the music arena of Kolkata. The launch of the music album ‘Phire Paowa’ took place at Sandre Hall in the Calcutta School of Music.

Share and Care launches series of Fall Fundraisers to raise money for Women’s Empowerment, Health and Education

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New York, NY, September 9th (Washington Bangla Radio): Share and Care, a New Jersey based nonprofit organization announces a series of fundraising events for Fall 2013.  Share and Care whose mission is to create opportunities for deserving, economically challenged women and children of India by partnering with communities, philanthropists and local charitable organizations will be hosting events in the Tri State area to raise funds for various causes such as healthcare, women’s empowerment, and education.

Story, Poster: 'Mangrove' starring Nigel Akkara; Rakhi Sawant’s item dance to spice up the movie

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New waves in Bengali film industry have offered the audience some different films to witness.  Keeping in pace with the wave, Director Sourav Mukhopadhay has started working on his film which is based on the famous novel “Mangrove” by Partha Sarathi Gayen.


Story, Poster New Kolkata Bangla Movie Nayanchampar Dinratri: Rupa Ganguly playing the role of a domestic help

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Have you ever wondered at the hardships that your domestic help has to undertake to come to your house daily? Not many of us think about it. Most of us are too busy with our lives to think about them. These individuals are the focus point of director Shekhar Das’s upcoming film Nayanchampar Dinratri. The film is currently been shot at Narayan Studio at Joka. WBRI correspondent caught up with the director Shekhar Das, actresses Rupa Ganguly, Damini, and Chandreyee Ghosh on the location to derive some information about film.


Female Rapper Hard Kaur’s Guru Mantra: Real Talk, No Sugarcoat

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Teachers’ Day is very special and we all love to celebrate it. Let’s see how the British Indian rapper, hip hop singer, playback singer and as well as acted in Hindi films. Let’s see what the versatile performer say about Teachers’ Day.


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