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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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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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English: Me. I took on a trip to NYC. Category:Cornell University buildings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.


Germany’s biggest Hindu Temple completes 13 years

The Hindu Shankarar Sri Kamadchi Ampal Temple in Hamm (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) has completed 13 years.

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Claimed to be the “largest Dravida Hindu Temple built in mainland Europe”, it was inaugurated on July seven, 2002. During its annual festival and chariot procession, attended by estimated 25,000 devotees from around the world, its presiding deity “Sri Kamadchi Ampal” “blesses the city of Hamm and its residents”. There are estimated over 5,000 Hindus in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Australia's biggest Hindu temple opens

This Temple, with 17-meters high gopuram, claims to have followed the style of Kamakshi Temple in Kanchipuram, India. Various sculptors, masons and builders were brought from India for its construction, which reportedly cost about two million Euros. Besides the granite statue of the presiding deity, it also displays over 200 figures of Hindu deities, reports suggest.



When SRK Jr AbRam Gets a Visit from Favourite Superhero Chhota Bheem

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AbRam

When the creator of Chhota Bheem, Rajiv Chilaka came to know about AbRam’s love for his star character, he decided to Bheem to meet the boy. AbRam’s dream came true when a life-sized Chhota Bheem mascot greeted him at Mannat a few days ago.



Hindus Group Welcomes Interfaith Prayer Room at Alvernia University in Pennsylvania

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A Hindu group has welcomed launching of interfaith “Prayer and Reflection Room” (PARR) at the “distinctive Franciscan” Alvernia University (AU) headquartered in Reading (Pennsylvania).




Hindu Group Urges Early Meet of Arkansas Capitol Commission to Discuss Hanuman and Other Monuments

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Arkansas State Capitol. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson reportedly signed into law a bill on April eight, 2015 allowing a privately funded Ten Commandments monument on Arkansas Capitol grounds. Hindus have sent a formal request to Arkansas State Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission, chaired by Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin, for “permission to erect a privately funded statue of Lord Hanuman in Arkansas State Capitol grounds in Little Rock”, to be constructed, designed and paid for by private funds at no expense to the state.














"Yes, I met Afridi in Dubai during Twenty20, I did not have Sex with him, it was just a Friendly Meeting" - Arshi Khan

Arshi Khan

Arshi Khan has earlier admitted that she was in Dubai during the same time the Twenty20 tournament was held, but did not comment on meeting Afridi. While the local UAE gossip press managed to get the news – and we are told a few photographs of the exclusive meeting between Afridi and Arshi Khan, both of them kept their lips sealed. However, after about one month, in an exclusive interview to IndiaNewsNetwork.IN, Arshi Khan admitted that she did indeed meet up with Shahid Afridi in Dubai during the  Twenty20 tournament.



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