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Hindus look forward to working together with Trump administration

Cordially congratulating Donald J. Trump on his US presidential win, Hindus are looking forward to work together and closely with the upcoming Trump administration on various issues concerning Hindus.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that they were hopeful of close relations with the Trump administration.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated that they hoped that Trump’s leadership would open new opportunities for our co-operation based on shared commitment to democratic ideals.
Rajan Zed pointed out that US Hindus had made lot of contributions to the nation and society and were known for their traditional values of hard work, higher morals, stress on education, sanctity of marriage, etc.
Zed also congratulated Hindus elected to U.S. House of Representatives—Tulsi Gabbard, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal; state legislatures— Prasad Srinivasan, Niraj Antani, Ash Kalra, Jay Chaudhuri, etc.; and various other bodies across USA; over their respective victories. We urge these Hindu elected leaders to seriously and wholeheartedly undertake the issues concerning the Hindu community and attempt to address those, Zed added.
There are about one billion Hindus worldwide, including about three million in USA. 

A magnificent 49,000 sq ft Hindu temple opens in New York

A two story 49,000 square foot temple, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, has opened in Melville (New York) on a five acres plot after three days of festivities.
Constructed by utilizing eco-friendly and cost-effective technological advancements, it includes an assembly hall, classrooms, gymnasium, dining area, indoor basketball court, etc. It is open to the public daily, conducts twice daily arti and offers Gujarati classes.  
Opening celebrations included kirtan aradhana, yagna, prayers, murti-pratishta, etc. Sadguru Pujya Kothari Swami (Pujya Bhaktipriya Swami), one of the most senior swamis of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), presided. Although this temple was envisioned in late 1980s, its construction began in 2012.

Singer Babbu Maan Marks His Comeback To Bollywood With ‘31st October’ Song ‘Umeed’

A few days after the makers of upcoming dramatic thriller ‘31st October’ unveiled their two songs ‘Yaqeen’ and ‘Maula’, the third song from the film’s album ‘Umeed’ was released by the makers of the film, which stars Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan.


Watch the song here: http://bit.ly/Umeed_31stOctober

SAANSEIN romantic song ‘Mera Ishq’ crosses 10 Lakh views

It’s been just three days and the first song ‘Mera Ishq’ from the upcoming film SAANSEIN - The Last Breath has soon become a favourite of B-town. The song that was released on the festive occasion of ‘Dussehra’ crossed 1 million plus views and still counting and it is soon going to touch 2 million views too.

The romantic number that brings together three reigning singers Arijit Singh, Ash King and Swati Sharma has been loved by the audience. Sonarika Bhadoria and Rajniesh Duggall, who feature in the song, make for a romantic jodi. They look adorable together and their chemistry is to watch out for.

Konnya Slok Recitation of the very famous poem (written by Mallika Sengupta)

Dipashri Bardhan Biswas. is a reciter of Bengali poems. She has done stage shows in Delhi and Bangalore. 

Her she is sharing  'Konnya Slok' -  Recitation of the very famous poem (written by Mallika Sengupta) which is also known as 'Amar Durga' or 'Maa Tujhe Salaam'. Performed this, on Maha Navami, this Durga Puja. The power of Devi Durga & her hidden presence in every woman around us forms the crux of this poem.

We are sure our viewers would enjoy this

Durga Pujo...is a state of mind.

The countdown to the Durga Pujo has started among the Bengalis in every part of the world. We are all eagerly awaiting for the festivities to begin. As Kolkata will go frenzy in the Euphoria of the extravaganza, those of us who are away especially at this time of the year, will be missing the fervor of our joyous city and will most definitely be in a Kolkata state of mind. I wish you all a very Happy Durga pujo.


ADB to Provide India $500 Million for Solar Rooftop Systems

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is set to provide $500 million in financing for rooftop solar systems that will help the Indian government expand energy access using renewable energy. 

ADB will provide the financing to Punjab National Bank - one of India’s largest commercial banks - which will use the ADB funds to make loans to various developers and end users throughout India to install rooftop solar systems. 


Chetan Bhagat is back with One Indian Girl.

​"I'm old school, prefer physical books over e-books" - says Kangana

Chetan Bhagat is back with One Indian Girl.

And what a feisty Indian girl to  launch it!!


The Indian girl we love, Kangana Ranaut did the honours in style, and threw a pleasant surprise to the crowd, invited by Crossword Bookstores, by saying, "Im old school, prefer physical books over e-books."

Crossword Bookstores hosted Chetan Bhagat, best-selling Indian author, columnist, television personality, motivational speaker, screen writer and producer for the launch of his latest endeavour - One Indian Girl. 

I want my son to read a lot" - Sonali Bendre Behl at the book launch of 'Never Gone' @ Crossword

I would love my son to read lots : Sonali Bendre


Yesteryear heartthrob and parenting author, Sonali Bendre Behl, recently wrote The Modern Gurukul, My Experiments with Parenting.

Chetan Bhagat's One Indian Girl book release at Crossword Bookstore

Meet Kangana Ranaut at Crossword BookStore Oberoi Mall, as she launches Chetan Bhagat's ninth book


Karan Johar shoots for Koffee with Karan Season 5 Promo Today!

Today Star World and Karan Johar shot for the promo of the Season 5 of Koffee with Karan and of course it if full of surprises! Please see below for more information.


Anupam Roy will be in Town soon...

Anupam Roy is coming to Town....Seattle, Port Land, Denver, SFO, New Jersey, Delaware, LA.. are you ready yet...


Floatel launches its Puja Menu themed on Pre-Independence Babu Culture of Kolkata

With Durga Puja arriving in Kolkata, the restaurants and eateries in the city are dedicating a menu for the Puja days. Keeping in trend, Floatel, the only floating hotel in the state, launched its Puja Menu. The menu consists of traditional Bengali dishes from the era of ‘Babu Culture’ of Kolkata which was dominant during the British rule and is considered as a vital era of Bengal’s rich history.


Saikat Boral, Javed Khan, Subha Pal and chef Israfil Khan

On the Trails of a Childhood Dream"

The first look of the Jaisalmer fort from the balcony of our hotel room was spectacular. As I stepped on the balcony after a brief nap and looked out, a dazzlingly bright sunny morning greeted me with the very yellow looking Jaisalmer Fort in the backdrop. The fort made by Raja Jaisal in the 12th century looked nothing like any other fort I’d seen so far. No wonder the Legendary Film Director, Mr. Satyajit Ray used the term ‘Golden Fort’ for his story – the imposing fort made of yellow limestone, looked breath-taking and indeed close to something made of gold!  Those who haven’t had the good fortune to experience the thrill of Satyajit Ray’s timeless ‘Sonar Kella’are really unfortunate.  But Jaisalmer, is unique a has a special charm for a traveler. The dusty roads, the camels, the rustic people of Rajasthan - specially the hauntingly beautiful and strong Rajasthani women and the unmistakable sound of ‘Ravanhattha’ the quintessential Rajasthani musical instrument – all these are magical!


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.