News - India & South Asia

Dinosaur Pile-Up - Annouce New Album 'Growing Pains' And Tour Dates

Following the success of 'Birds And Planes', Dinosaur Pile-Up are set to release new single 'Mona Lisa' digitally and as a 7" backed by B-side 'Headspinner' on 27th September. That's the week before the band's highly anticipated debut album 'Growing Pains' drops via indie label Friends Vs Records. Vocalist / guitarist Matt Bigland says of the track "Mona Lisa is about having no money, no time, living on instant noodles, with no heating.

Paul Smith - Paul Smith Announces UK Tour And Debut Single 'Our Lady Of Lourdes'

Paul Smith of Maximo Park will release 'Our Lady of Lourdes' on 1st November, the first single from his debut solo album 'Margins'. The single will be released on 7" vinyl (with b-side 'Loop for Becca') and download (with a version of 'A Little Lost' by Arthur Russell). Written and recorded in less than 24 hours, Our Lady of Lourdes has a propulsive beat, lush echoing guitars and dream-like melodies. "The song is like a short story describing a sign language conversation.

Fran Healy - Fran Healy Announces Debut Solo Album And Live Dates

Fran's first solo album, 'Wreckorder' is released on Monday 4th October in the UK and Tuesday 5th October in the US. Recorded in Berlin, New York and Vermont, the album is made up of 10 songs and features collaborations with Neko Case and Paul McCartney.

Deadmau5 - Deadmau5 UK Winter Tour Announced

Plus Zane Lowe + Magnetic Man + Calvin Harris (DJ Set) + Stanton Warriors + Kim Fai The world's biggest electronic artiste deadmau5 returns to the UK in December to embark on his biggest tour to date, and will be making history as he becomes the first ever electronic artiste to headline London's legendary Earls Court, following in the footsteps of Oasis, Pink Floyd and Madonna.

Leftfield - Leftfield UK Tour Announced

Leftfield have announced their biggest UK Tour in over a decade.

Mary J Blige - Mary J Blige Announces UK Arena Tour

Mary J Blige has always been at the top of the R&B world, making beautiful and moving music that touches people from all walks of life at any age. A huge part of Mary J. Blige's unique talent comes from her unmistakeable gorgeous voice mixed with the talent to bring hard hitting lyrics to life, convey drama and speak for others. In concert Mary J. Blige is even more outstanding, captivating audiences and delivering sensational performances that owe her that deserved title - the Queen of R&B. Mary J Blige will be supported by the multi-platinum selling home-grown superstar Lemar.

Rajan Zed to open “International Day of Peace” celebrations in Nevada with Shanti Mantra

Religious statesman Rajan Zed will open the “International Day of Peace” celebrations in Reno (Nevada, USA) with “Om shanti shanti shanti” on September 19. Rajan Zed, who is President of Global Council on Environment, will also read peace related United Nations (UN) document on the occasion. The International Day of Peace, established by UN General Assembly and observed each year on September 21, is an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire.

European Parliament lauded for taking up Roma issue

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that although European Parliament was slow to react in view of the recent France crackdown on Roma, but at least it was taking “step in the right direction”. Roma apartheid was very blatant all over Europe and its parliamentarians had a special responsibility to come up with the solution instead of watching Roma brothers and sisters suffer day after day.

Do Europe’s politicians have the guts to end Roma apartheid ?

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that politicians of Europe lacked the will and determination to solve the age old problem of Roma apartheid. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that France crackdown, Slovakia shooting, and now Italy clearance had even added more suffering to this already discriminated against permanent underclass of Europe.

American Citizens Services Unit issues Travel Alert for India

September 2, 2010 1.  The U.S. Mission in India alerts U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in India to safety and security issues related to the 2010 Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in New Delhi, India, between October 3 and October 14, 2010, especially in light of the Worldwide Caution issued by the Department of State on August 12, 2010, regarding the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  This Travel Alert expires November 15, 2010. 2.  The U.S.

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