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Sonakshi Sinha to perform at Bollywood Music Project

Radius Developers Presents Hungama Bollywood Music Project, touted as Asia's Largest Bollywood Music Festival, is getting bigger and better with each passing day!
While it is on the way to create a milestone by bringing together music icons like Arijit Singh, Amit Trivedi, Papon, Badshah, Rekha Bharadwaj, Shalmali Kholgade, Sachin-Jigar, Shefali Alvares, Nakash Aziz, Divya Kumar and Mohammed Irfan on a single platform for the first time in the history of Bollywood, there is yet another addition to the music fest.



Internationally acclaimed actress, model, T.V. host, entrepreneur and social activist Lisa Ray will launch her first fragrance September 21st on the UN’s International Day of Peace with The 7 Virtues®, a Canadian company living the mantra “Make Perfume Not War®.”


Amitabh Bachchan's open letter goes viral on Teacher's Day!

Amitabh Bachchan put out an open letter to his lovely granddaughters - Navya Naveli Nanda and Aaradhya on Teacher’s day.

The letter grabbed attention as soon as it was published by Mr. Bachchan on his Facebook page and within a few hours the letter went viral.


A star-studded launch for Amazing Thailand Grand Festiv

Celebrities like director Anjan Dutta, actor-exhibitor Arijit Dutta, singer Anik Dhar, actors Mainak Banerjee and Joyee Debnath came together at a city Hotel to mark the launch of Amazing Thailand Grand Festival 2016.


The festival which is being held jointly by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the travel and tourism company BIM holidays saw the presence of Diretcor of Tourism Authority of Thailand Mirsra Stapananaseth and Deputy Consul General of Royal Thai Consulate Ms Srinipattanukul. Basharul Munna, Group CEO of BIM holidays and Pinky Arora, PRO of TAT was also present to brief the guests and media at the event.

Music launch of Sritit Mukherji’s Zulfikar

Presenting the first song from the soundtrack of our upcoming film,  Srijit Mukherji's Zulfiqar, "Aami Aajkal Bhalo Aachi". The melodious and doleful ballad comes from the ever so talented musician Anupam Roy, whose soothing voice compels you to introspect while letting the lyrics seep into your mind and soul. 

Kolkata Celebs comes together to mark the first Savvy Honours in Kolkata

Designer Duo Dev and Nil along with Vaishali Dalmiya hand over certificate to Rittika Kanoria

‘Savvy Honours’ stepped into Kolkata gifting the City of Joy a memorable evening where fashion and felicitation blended together in a unique way.  

Organised by the Pouplar Women’s magazine ‘Savvy’, the event saw the glamorous presence of a number of city celebs including actress Rituparna Sengupta, Koel Mallick, director Srijit Mukherjee, singer Usha Uthup, actress Rachana Banerjee, designer duo Dev and Nil, singer Anik Dhar actor Ferodous Ahmed, actor Arjun Chakrabarty, designer Sarbari Dutta, and others.

Sir Surendranath Banerjea: Making of India’s first ‘national’ leader

This 1869-batch ICS officer could have evolved into a seasoned civil servant. 

Apprenticeship - the most power vehicle for Skill India

Apprenticeship training is one of the most efficient way to develop skilled manpower for industry by using training facilities available in the establishments without putting any extra burden on exchequer to set up training infrastructure.

Liberating a new India through skill development

Over the last 70 years of India’s independence, the definition of freedom has constantly evolved for our country. From making ourselves free from the “British Raj” to a more economic liberated India, we have continuously made a headway in the journey of progress and growth.

Modi Government Committed to Comprehensive Development and Empowerment of Minorities

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi-led NDA Government is committed to the inclusive growth of minorities following the principle of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”, and has continuously increased the Plan Budget of the Ministry of Minority Affairs

Social Security for All

 P. Srinivasa Rao, an agricultural labourer, lived in Ullipalem village of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh. Being a poor daily wage labourer and having no fixed assets in his name, he could barely manage two square meals for his family. Srinivasa never thought of opening a bank account till he was convinced by Saptgiri Gramin Bank about the benefits of having an account with them. Finally, he opened his bank account in March 2015.  With some persuasion from the bank, he also opted for the Union Government’s Life Insurance Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna (PMJJBY) and paid the premium amount of Rs. 330 in July 2015. Suddenly, in August 2015, he got a massive heart attack and died leaving behind his wife and two small kids. His wife knew about the insurance cover her husband had taken under PMJJBY.

Screening of Peace Haven


Screening of Peace Haven 
(Starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Poran Bandyopadhyay, and Arun Mukherjee) to be screened on Sep 3, Sat at 2 PM at AMC Rio (9811 Washingtonian Ctr, Gaithersburg, MD 20878). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with award winning director of the film, Suman Ghosh.

Diverse religions not to worry about the popularity of ‘Pokémon GO’


Despite the fact that Pokemon Go is universally adored, there is no denying that the game has raised a few alarms and concerns. If you happen to be a Pokemon fan and trying to catch the next Pokemon round the bend, here is some good news, brought to you by Rajan Zed. 

Cardiff Museum to exhibit Durga statues made by students


The Durga Puja countdown has begun! The colourful and rich festival which honours the Hindu warrior goddess is a global event. Rajan Zed shares an interesting article on the making of the Durga idols in Cardiff

Sheikh Hasina – Brave daughter of a brave father and why India needs her

Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh has been impaired by a spate of political violence and terrorism in the recent times. The ’Daughter of Democracy', PM Sheikh Hasina, remains steadfast in such trying times. How has her father's vision influenced her personal and political growth in consolidating India-Bangladesh relationship? Trace the background and current impact with Nirendra Narayan Dev.