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BORN 2 DANCE Champions Selected among Scintillating Performances in Finals in Kolkata

Winners of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2 held at Kala Mandir Auditorium
Winners of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2 held at Kala Mandir Auditorium

The participants were not only limited to Kolkata but also include aspirants from various parts of Eastern India including states of Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, and West Bengal, likely, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi, Patna, Siliguri & Kolkata. After the auditions there were various rounds like Quarter Finals, Semi Finals followed by a 3-Day of rigorous Grooming Workshop to train the Finalists for the Grand Finale for this level of a tough competition, headed by Sanu Chatterjee and Mohan Pandey of Kings United India and Hardik Rawat, the rubber boy.

Wave Cinemas CEO Rahul Mittra Among Celebrities to Grace The First Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Diwas

Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Diwas

The first Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Diwas was held in Agra, the city of Taj Mahal from January 4 to 6, 2016. The summit also witnessed the presence of eminent film personalities such as film producer and CEO Wave Cinemas Rahul Mittra, who was also the first filmmaker to get subsidy from Uttar Pradesh for his film Saif Ali Khan and  Sonakshi Sinha starrer Bullet Raja, directors Sudhir Mishra and Muzaffar Ali, Meera Ali, actor Sanjay Khan and son Zayed Khan, Masaan director Neeraj Ghaywan and singer Anoop Jalota.

Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Diwas

Hindu Group Wants NYC Yoga Fashion Firm to Recall Lord Ganesha Pants

“Eco friendly” Nóli, whose tagline is "where yoga fashion and performance meet", sells yoga pants, capris, shorts and tops; mostly aimed at women. With offices in New York City and manufacturing in Los Angeles and Miami, it claims providing “balance between fashionable and comfortable activewear”, “designed to fit and flatter”, and leggings “sleek enough to wear for any occasion off the mat”.

Angelina Jolie Welcomed at Hindu Temple in Phuket

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"Angelina Jolie Cannes 2007" by Georges Biard. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.

Jolie, along with her Oscar winner husband Brad Pitt and their children visited a Hindu temple where she prayed. They were vacationing at a luxurious beach resort over the holiday season in Phuket, a mountainous and rain-forested island branded as pearl of Andaman Sea.

Cornell exhibiting Vishnu & other Hindu gods

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Ivy League Cornell University in Ithaca (New York) is showcasing various Hindu gods and goddesses in it “Gods and Scholars” exhibition, on view till March 7 at its Hirshland Gallery.

Various Hindu deities shown in its exhibit “Book of Hindu Deities” (1860-1900) displays images of Vishnu and its avatars, Shiva-Parvati, Brahma, Ganesha, Durga, Rama, Krishna, Radha, Saraswati, Hanuman, Kali, Kartikkeya, Shreenath, Bhairava, Sitla, Garur, Ganga, Jamuna, etc.

Another exhibit shows “Devi Mahatmyam” (The Glorification of the Goddess) (a Hindu text in Sanskrit glorifying Devi). Fredrika Loew is the Curator of this exhibition, which includes materials from the Rare and Manuscript Collections.

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