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Rana Daggubati Makes a Real Difference in Chennai Relief Operations

By Joyline Rego

Chennai Airport submerged during December 2015 Tamil Nadu flood.jpg
"Chennai Airport submerged during December 2015 Tamil Nadu flood" by Indian Air Force. Licensed under Attribution via Commons.

Mumbai, Dec 10 (Washington Bangla Radio) - A NASA report on the extreme rainfall from two unnamed slow moving tropical low depressions and resultant severe flooding in southern India measured rainfall accumulation in excess of 550 mm (21.7 inches) drenching India's southeastern coast in the state of Tamil Nadu, and rainfall totals of over 200 mm (7.9 inches) in large areas of southeastern India and northern Sri Lanka; and this was before two days of more rain kept falling. Chennai has been left reeling. Actor Rana Daggubati is a personal witness of the catastrophe and has joined in with the Indian film industry for the relief cause. His team is coordinating with other relief teams from Chennai. Team Siddharth and RJ Balaji, Team Dhanush and Aishwarya, Team Vishal, Arya and Karthik and a Disaster Management Team are allocating all the funds based on requirements.




Nisha Rawal Brings Santa Early to Over 100 Underprivileged Mumbai Kids

Nisha Rawal with kids at the Vatsalya Foundation
Nisha Rawal with kids at the Vatsalya Foundation

Indian actress, model and singer Nisha Rawal recently released a video song aptly titled “Choti si Asha” covering A R Rahman's classic ‘Dil Hai Chota Sa’ from the landmark Hindi film ‘Roja’. Thanking Rahman for his beautiful song, she said "Through this song I really want to make an appeal to my industry peers, colleagues, friends and family to come forth and participate in this journey to help fulfill a Choti Si Asha."


Daughter Adira Born to Rani Mukherji and Aditya Chopra

Rani Mukherji (WBRi File Photo)

A healthy and feisty Adira was born at Breach Candy Hospital this morning. The name Adira is a portmanteau of her parents' names Aditya and Rani.



Sydney Airport Slaps Fee for Yoga

English: Sydney Airport July 2010

English: Sydney Airport July 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hindus are critical of Sydney Airport for charging fee for yoga in its recently opened facility.




Some "Lords Spiritual" in UK House of Lords should be Hindus

View of the House of Lords Chamber in the Pala...

View of the House of Lords Chamber in the Palace of Westminster, London, looking from the galleries towards the Throne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hindus want some Hindu religious leaders sit in the United Kingdom (UK) House of Lords as “Lords Spiritual”.




Hindu Temple at prestigious Dartmouth College

Photograph of Dartmouth Hall at the campus of ...

Photograph of Dartmouth Hall at the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ivy League Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, which consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions, reportedly has a “Hindu Temple” which holds daily and weekly Friday pujas (prayers).




Kangana Ranaut's Fandom Rises; New Fan Clubs Pop Up on Social Media

Kangana Ranaut [WBRi File Photo]

Bollywood's highest-paid actress is seeing a viral increase in her fan base on social media. Recently, Bollywood’s reigning queen Kangana Ranaut was showered with such love. Her fans have created a special Facebook and Twitter official fan club and dedicated it to their beloved actress.



Chhota Bheem Himalayan Adventure Merchandise Takes Kids' World By Storm

CHOTA BHEEM - Himalayan Adventure (2016) Animated Movie

Fans of Chhota Bheem rejoice as now their favourite superhero can give them company, everywhere they go. The makers of Chhota Bheem are gearing up for the release of their next film Chhota Bheem Himalayan Adventure and to celebrate the film, they have launched a series of exciting Chhota Bheem merchandise.


India’s first ever holistic handbook on preparing for a career in acting

Manoj Ramola's New Book

Talking about the book, veteran Actor Om Puri said, "When most youngsters come to this town perusing their dream they often don't know what to expect and how to go about it. For many reasons more lies and half truths are floating around and very few facts. "Audition Room" is a refreshing step. It is nice to have a book that can provide some guidance to people giving out clarity on approach and squashing some myths along the way. There are no hard and fast rules in the pursuit of art but some guidance is always welcome. It is much tougher for the young girls who come to the film industry because they are looked upon as easy targets to be lured. I am not saying that the entire industry is like this but then there are few people who are perhaps not even a part of this industry, who will show off contacts here and there to mislead these girls. A book like this will defiantly guide these girls in a proper manner and they will be better prepared to face challenges."



Designated “Hindu Prayer Room” sought at MIT

English: MIT Building 10 and the Great Dome, C...

English: MIT Building 10 and the Great Dome, Cambridge Massachusetts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MIT in Cambridge (Massachusetts), whose motto is "Mind and Hand" and whose selection rate is less than eight percent; claims 85 Nobel laureates, offers 46 majors and 49 minors and has over 11,300 students. L. Rafael Reif and Robert Millard are MIT President and Chairman of the MIT Corporation respectively.





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