News - India & South Asia

The Glamour Factor in IPL

Mumbai, April 9, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional league. It was initiated by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) for a Twenty20 competition of cricket in 2008. Its headquarters are in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is organized and played every year under the supervision of the Vice President of BCCI, Chirayu Amin and the IPL CEO cum chairman and commissioner, Sunder Raman. The first match took place three years ago, on April 18, 2008; 58 matches were played in 46 days in the first edition.


Movie Review of “Thank You”

Mumbai, April 8, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Released on April 8, 2011, Thank You hasn’t won the hearts of the movie goers because Anees Bazmee have done it again. Apparently he has not upgraded his sense of humour since he directed his previous two movies “No Entry” (2005) and “No Problem” (2010). The star cast consisting of Akshay Kumar, Irfaan Khan, Bobby Deol, Sunil Shetty, Sonam Kapoor, Rimi Sen and Celina Jaitley are just as cheesy in their performance.


Aamir Khan feels Anna Hazare should get greater support than the National Cricket Team

Mumbai, April 8, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Aamir Khan, the genius actor and director of Indian cinema mentions that our country India, should offer a much bigger support to effectual struggle of Anna Hazare that is rightfully for an eminent law against corruption, which is quite deep rooted in India.


The Reasons for which NRIs Love Bollywood flicks

Mumbai, April 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Over the past decade Bollywood movies have especially targeted NRIs living in the West. Movies of the yesteryears predominantly had indigenous themes. But with the turn of the century such themes have been erased from the big screens. Numerous movies are not only shot abroad but the very mindset of the performers portrays a western culture. This has had a major effect on the Indian culture within India as well as on the NRIs settled abroad.
 

Sachin should get Bharat Ratna, feels Dhoni

Mumbai, April 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) In January this year, prior to the Indian Republic Day, there were rumours. It was all about the little perfect cricket master of India Sachin Tendulkar who was supposed to be proudly conferred  India's prestigious honour; Bharat Ratna.
 
Dhoni grandly mentioned that if any elite cricketer of India deserves Bharat Ratna which is truly considered as India's most eminent award of civil society, it is none other than the incomparable maestro of Indian batting, Sachin Tendulkar.
 


Swami Vivekananda loved the American ice-cream

Mumbai, April 6, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) The founder of the Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Vivekananda, was a 20th century visionary. He was born in Kolkata (then Calcutta) in a Bengali family, in 1863 and named Narendranath Dutta. He is said to be the key person in the introduction of Yoga and Vedanta in America and Europe. Lately, a portion of his biography has been discovered through which some interesting aspects of his life are brought to light.


Sunny Deol is to revive his home banner with the sequel to ‘Ghayal’

Mumbai, April 6, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Sunny Deol, son of Dharmendra, the great Bollywood actor of yesteryears and himself a well-known actor of Bollywood, is lately thinking of developing a sequel to the Hindi film Ghayal. The proposal is still in the pipeline.
                   

Akshay reappears as the host of new season of 'Khatron Ke Khiladi'

Mumbai, April 5, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ is a famous reality show in India which was first aired on the 21st July, 2008 on Colors TV channel. The basis of the show’s success is its fear factor. The adventures of the stunt/dare game show create courage, challenge and excitement in the hearts of the participants; the viewers of the show are none-the-less caught up in the excitement and the show has proven to be a thorough success.


Amitabh's superstition broken by India's World Cup victory

Mumbai, April 5, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Amitabh Bachchan , the megastar of Bollywood silver screen, is a very religious person. Also, he is known for his superstitions in the past. Lately, he revealed one such superstition which he had been harbouring within him for years. Its declaration came after the resounding victory of India in the Cricket World Cup Finals, held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday, 2nd April, 2011.


Bipasha Basu states that Hollywood project gave her a fresh perspective

Mumbai, April 4, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Bipasha Basu the Bengali beauty of Bollywood, has recently been asked to act in an upcoming Hollywood movie ‘Singularity’. This is her debutant international project and Bipasha is all excited about it and has already signed for it. She will be acting opposite Josh Harnett.


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