News - India & South Asia

A Bengali Doctor-Writer wins the Pulitzer

Kolkata, April 22, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee is a name that has risen to fame, not over months or years but over days. The Indian-born from New Delhi, recently made international news by winning the prestigious and a coveted Pulitzer Prize for the year 2011. His book, ‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’ focusing on cancer, won the prize in the category for general non-fiction books.


Request for building a memorial for Mukesh is put to Delhi govt.

Mumbai, April 22, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Mukesh, Bollywood’s well-known playback singer of Hindi films, gained great fame because of his unique voice and the style of singing. To this day, he is fondly remembered all over India because of his songs along with other famous playback singers of Hindi cinema, namely Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey. His full name was Mukesh Chand Mathur. During his career as a playback singer, Mukesh won several awards and was nominated for many as well.


Juhi Chawla and Shahrukh Khan are back as buddies

Mumbai, April 20, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) The famous pair of Bollywood is once again coming together to be close friends, as they were earlier. The couple is none other than the very much loved duo of the Indian cinema, Juhi Chawla, a former model and the former Miss India (1984) turned actress and Shahrukh Khan the superstar of the silver screen.


DMD mini skirt of Deepika Padukone’s to be auctioned for charity

Mumbai, April 20, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) The superstar of the very popular Hindi film, Dabangg, and one of the outstanding heroes of Bollywood, Salman Khan, is all set to run an NGO (non-governmental organization) called ‘Being Human’ or officially ‘Salman Khan Foundation-Being Human’. The NGO is expected to do some exceptional work of charity.


Paoli Dam, the Bengali Actress is all set to walk the red carpet at Cannes

Kolkata, April 18, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Paoli Dam is a Tollywood actress hailing from Kolkata, West Bengal. She has been on the big screen since 2006 with her debut role in the film ‘Agnipariksha’, in Bengali.  She shot to fame after her film, Kaalbela in 2009, directed by Gautam Ghose, a prominent film director of Tollywood.

Her looks, dusky complexion and the excellence of acting all match up with those of the famous actress of Bollywood, the late Smita Patil. For this reason Paoli is called the next Smita Patil’.


The most searched Indian celebrities on web right now are incredibly Salman and Sonakshi

Mumbai, April 18, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) It came as a surprise to learn through a new movie portal survey that Salman Khan had bagged the no.1 on the web searches for Indian celebrities. Not only Salman headed the searches but a greater surprise came to everyone doing the survey and the hearers alike that the newentrant, Sonakshi Sinha, had also been rated as no.1 among the women celebrities of India. The survey was carried at all the four metros along with the tier-II and tier-III cities of the country.


King Khan states that they will miss Saurav Ganguly dearly

Kolkata, April 17, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) IPL season 4 is the talk of the town these days. Everybody seems to be bubbling with the latest in IPL, on TV, on internet, on mobile phones, in magazines and even face to face. But nothing has caught people’s attention more than the exclusion of the former captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Saurav Ganguly from the KKR. His exclusion has marred the season 4 of the IPL but more so of the public of the city of Kolkata, the city of Saurav Ganguly.


Amir Khan is the budding new King Khan

Mumbai, April 16, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Shahrukh Khan has held the title of being Bollywood’s King Khan until now. Of late, things are taking a different turn. Many Bollywood fans as well as top brands are now turning to Aamir Khan; this is primarily because Aamir has class and decency, not to forget intellect.


The role of a bisexual to be played by Koena Mitra in a Hollywood film

Mumbai, April 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Koena Mitra, a Bengali by origin, is a model turned actress of Bollywood; she is lately heard to do her debut role in a Hollywood film called ‘The Story of Naomi’. She had been on a lookout for such an offer from Hollywood, and she finally got one. It is a strange role according to the Indian norms. She will play the leading role as a bisexual woman in the movie. The 27 years old Indian actress is a strong-headed girl and whatever she decides to do, she makes sure she gets it.


The New York Indian Film Fest To Open with 'Do Dooni Chaar'

Mumbai, April 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) ‘Do Dooni Chaar’ is a heart-warming Hindi comedy film released in Oct. 2010. It is produced by Arindam Chaudhuri under the banner of Planman Motion Pictures, and directed by the debutant Habib Faisal. It stars the favorite romantic couple of yesteryears, Rishi Kapoor and his wife, Neetu Singh, along with Archit Krishna and Aditi Vasudev. After a gap of 30 years, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh have made a comeback together in a movie.


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