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Fortune Cover Depicting Jeff Bezos as Lord Vishnu Offensive: Hindu Group

Cover of Fortune International Magazine January 2016 Issue Featuring Jeff Bezos as Lord VishnuA Hindu group is upset over the cover of January one international edition of American business magazine Fortune which juxtaposes image of Amazon.com President Jeffrey P. Bezos as the likeness of Lord Vishnu, saying that it trivializes their venerated deity.



















Watch: Tera Chehra - Sanam Teri Kasam | Singer Arijit Singh Impressed by Visualization in the new Video Song

Arijit Singh and Vinay Sapru
Arijit Singh and Vinay Sapru

The music maestro Arijit Singh has lent his voice to two songs in the upcoming musical extravaganza Sanam Teri Kasam.  The video for the first song ‘Tera Chehra’ was released and looks like it has already impressed the singer. Mawra Hocane and Harshvardhan Rane star in the romance musical film telling a story of the strength of love over challenges thrown at it. The film is directed by Vinay Sapru and Radhika Rao.



Poster Collection - The Naughty Posters of Kya Kool Hai Hum 3 Out - Mandana Karimi, Tusshar Kapoor and Aftab Shivdasani

Kya Kool Hai Hum 3 Poster Official HD via WBRi

Here are all the eye-catchy and naughty official posters in HD of Kya Kool Hai Hum 3 released so far. Starring  Tusshar Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani and Mandana Karimi in lead roles, 'Kya Kool Hai Hum 3' is scheduled to release on the 22nd of Jan.

Mandana Karimi Daring Photo Shoot



Photo Feature: 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards Pre-Awards Party at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar

SONAM KAPOOR at 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards Pre-Awards Party at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
Sonam Kapoor - 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards Pre-Awards Party at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar

Ace designer Manish Malhotra assembled a hot and happening fashion show that entertained the nominees and the film industry bigwigs in presence. Prolific TV star and actor Manish Paul emceed the night with the gorgeous Sophie Chowdry by his side. Read more for our full photo feature of red-carpet walking dazzling stars of Indian film industry.




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.


CHORABALI Bangla Movie Actors Tanushree, Locket, Sayani, Malobika, Shataf Launch New Art Gallery in Kolkata

Tollywood Kolkata Movie Actors Malobika Banerjee, Shataf Figar and Sayani Dutta
Malobika Banerjee, Shataf Figar and Sayani Datta

The team of upcoming Bengali movie Chorabali came together to launch Gallery Green - a new art gallery in Kolkata city. Tollywood film actresses Bengali beauties Tanushree Chakraborty, Locket Chatterjee, Sayani Datta and Malobika Banerjee who are all part of the ensemble cast of Chorabali brightened up the event.


Watch: 'Tu Bhool Jise' - AIRLIFT Video Song

Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur at start of Airlift shooting a year ago
Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur at start of Airlift shooting a year ago (WBRi File Photo)

Mumbai, Jan 8 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Akshay Kumar - Nimrat Kaur's upcoming Hindi film AIRLIFT (2016) released a new video song "Tu Bhool Jise" today, written by Kumaar, composed by Amaal Mallik and performed by K.K. Watch the music video via WBRi.



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



Watch #OddEvenBhaiBhai | Do Aur Do Paanch Bana De

A Jugaad carrying passengers to a political rally

A Jugaad carrying passengers to a political rally (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While experts were busy airing their opinions on whether the new Delhi traffic rule will work or not, there were some Delhites who managed the “Jugaad” for their  survival in this scenario. Watch #OddEvenBhaiBhai - Do Aur Do Paanch Bana De - CM Kejriwal's Delhi Traffic Rule online via WBRi.











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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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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Sri Kamadchi Ampal temple 6039530“ von nomo/michael hoefner, http://www.zwo5.de - Eigenes Werk (own photo). Lizenziert unter CC BY 3.0 über Wikimedia Commons.

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.



Watch: Yeh Fitoor Mera - FITOOR Song feat. Katrina Kaif - Aditya Roy Kapur

Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur in Fitoor

The video song titled ‘Yeh Fitoor Mera’ is out and gives the audience a glimpse into the sizzling romance between the lead couple played by Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif.

Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapur and Tabu Raise Great Expectations with FITOOR

Yeh Fitoor Mera is composed by Amit Trivedi and performed by Arijit Singh. The music video of the song is well-equipped to become a chartbuster. Watch the video song Yeh Fitoor Mera from Fitoor online via WBRi.

Rockstar Manasi Scott Hits the "HIGH" Note

Manasi Scott - High

Manasi Scott set the mood with her international dub-step hit, ‘HIGH’, at the sixth anniversary of Artist Aloud at Hard Rock Cafe last night. The power-packed singer released a live edit of the track and enthralled the audience with her enigmatic performance on this occasion.