News - India & South Asia

57th Indian National Film Awards 2010 | Washington Bangla Radio congratulates Bengali cinema and all award winners.

Congratulations Mr. Amitabh Bachchan for a very well deserved National Award for your brilliant performance in PAA. Bengali Cinema leads India as always.

Hindus portray France as an “embarrassment for Europe” in view of Roma maltreatment

Hindus want European Commission (EC) to take fast-track legal disciplinary action against France over Roma (Gypsy) expulsions and dismantling of their settlements.


Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that France had become an “embarrassment for Europe” due to its xenophobia and racism as was apparent from recent Roma maltreatment.


US citizens should avoid Jammu and Kashmir - Dept of State

U.S. citizens are advised of the continuing violent civil unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.  According to media reports, a curfew is in effect in Kashmir, including the capital, Srinagar, and other major cities.

Orange County Great Park Flights & Sounds Summer Festival - Dance from the swing era to music inspired by Orange County's breezy

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- It's all about the evolution of cool this weekend as the Orange County Great Park's "Flights & Sounds Summer Festival" features dance from the swing era and music inspired by Orange County's breezy surf culture. On Friday, let Jerry Mandel Swinging the Standards Jazz Band take you away to enjoy music from the greatest generation, and on Saturday the laid-back sounds of Donovan Frankenreiter will resonate with every generation.

Social Games Company Backstage Technologies is now RealNetworks

Real's GameHouse network now reaches more than 13 million monthly active users on social networks and 60 million monthly active users overall

Peace Promotion by Young Americans urged to mark 65th Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing

Music workshops taught by The Young Americans inspire hundreds of Hiroshima's young people.

Booky Wook 2 Tour by Russell Brand In Autumn 2010

To celebrate the release of his second autobiography, Russell Brand will be heading out on the road for the 'Booky Wook 2 Tour'. As well as readings from Booky Wook 2 and improvised stand up from Russell, the evening will include a live interview. At the London show, Jonathan Ross will be sitting in the interviewers chair, whilst Matt Morgan will be appearing at the other shows. In addition there will also be a chance for fans to put their questions to Russell, with a nightly audience Q&A. Russell Brand will appear at: September Thurs 30th LONDON, Hackney Empire Octobe

SOS Children's Villages - Bollywood Fundraiser - 25th September.

My name is Moumita Bhattacharya, and I have been working with this unique non-profit organization called SOS Children's Villages for over 2 years now and .

You all would agree with me that the future of India is in its children.
Consider these figures:

Movie Review: For Real

Movie Review: For Real

: Sarita Choudhury, Adil Hussain, Zoya S Hassan, Sriharsh Sharma Churai, Sameer Dharamadhikari
Written & Directed by
: Sona Jain

Rating: ***

Martin Luther King III to be the Chief Guest at the Seminar on Constitution at Jai Hind College

Mumbai, 10th September, 2010: The world renowned civil rights activist, Martin Luther King III will be the Chief Guest a the UGC sponsored National Seminar “60 years of the Constitution of India: Retrospect and Prospect” at Jai Hind College, Mumbai. Eminent speakers from across the country will discuss themes ranging from Ambedkar’s contribution to the Constitution, Gandhi’s impact on the Constitution, Minority rights, Terrorism, Environmental Concerns, Empowerment of Women, Naxalism, Criminalisation of Politics, Educational Reforms, Communalism, etc. Through paper prese

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