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Lufthansa celebrates the festive season with India’s favorite beverage: Chai

Lufthansa Chai Lounge

After multiple successful campaigns capturing the hearts of South Asians, Lufthansa has just launched its Fall 2012 India promotion, according to a press release. Festive get-togethers are just not complete without the flavorful and aromatic Indian Chai! With this sentiment and as a tribute to this widely consumed and most enjoyed beverage, a dedicated micro site has been created—a platform to bring together family and friends for a fun engagement during the holiday season.

Gulzar and Mahesh Bhatt release Zia Us Salam’s “Housefull”

Mahesh Bhatt, Tisca Chopra, Ziya Us Salam and Gulzar
Mahesh Bhatt, Tisca Chopra, Ziya Us Salam and Gulzar

Zia Us Salam’s book “Housefull” was released recently in presence of many eminent personalities of bollywood. To name a few, famous lyricist Gulzar, actress Tisca Chopra, renowned director Mahesh Bhatt and documentary filmmaker Umesh Aggarwal were present on the occasion.

Gerard Butler and Kajol Open Robert Dubuis Boutique in Dubai

Kajol, Gerard Butler and Robert Dubuis
Kajol, Robert Dubuis and Gerard Butler

Kajol and Gerard Butler
Kajol and Gerard Butler

Hollywood actor Gerard Bulter of P.S I love You and 300 fame and Bollywood’s very own Kajol, were special guests, as Swiss Watchmaker- Roger Dubuis, opened its first boutique in Dubai at the Emirates Towers Boulevard.

Kajol and Gerard Butler

Actress Bhumika Chawla Wishes Fans a Very Happy and Safe Diwali

South Indian Bollywood Movie Actress Bhumika Chawla

Diwali, the festival of lights is knocking at your doors and this is one of Bhumika’s favorite festival. The beautiful actress thinks that this is a very special time when you come together with your family and enjoy the festivity.

Ganadarpan’s 46 Day Organ Donation and Transplantation Drive: Educating Masses and Saving Lives Since 1977

Ganadarpan Logo

Ganadarpan, a Kolkata based NGO, is at the helm of a nationwide donation and education drive, on the occasion of the 8th International and 3rd National Organ Donation Day. This campaign commenced in the city from October 14, 2012, and is scheduled to stretch till the November 30 (not November 28, as was planned initially). This is just an example of the popularity and acceptance that Ganadarpan can boast of after their decades of struggle to inform the masses about the necessity and benefits of organ donation.

Sudip Pandey works on Diwali

Sudip Pandey

Shooting is in full swing for serial 'Kahin Ka Haal Ba' in Patna for Anjan TV and He is anchor in serial. Sudip plans to call his parents from Jharkhand and celebrate Diwali in Patna.

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Interview: Hard Kaur - New Album P.L.A.Y Is a celebration of life

Indian Rapper Hip Hop Singer Hard Kaur New Album P.L.A.Y.

Mumbai, Nov 9, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Glassy girl Hard Kaur is back as she raises a new toast to life. Almost after 5 years she brings P.L.A.Y, her second album for the party crazy audience. If her first album “Supawoman” was about her struggles, this is about celebration of life. “My earlier album explained my journey till date but since I am making a good living now, P.L.A.Y is celebration of life.” Every song in the album is a happy party song, she claims. “It spells no depression which is why it’s called P.L.A.Y an acronym of Party Loud All Year.”

Listen to Free Samples and Download P.L.A.Y. by Hard Kaur in Mp3 Format

Watch: Lonely Song Remix from Khiladi 786 Hindi Movie

The Lonely song music video from Khiladi 786 has already become a rage among the Khiladi fans. Looking at popularity of the song, the Khiladi team has released a remix version of the track featuring the Akshay  Kumar, Honey Singh and Himesh Reshammiya.

The Lonely Song Remix has some really racy beats playing with the song. The song is surely going to be played in all the popular lounges and clubs across the country. 

“2 nights in soul valley” first look unveiled

A Scene from

PRO turned director Harish Sharma’s first directorial debut film '2 nights in soul valley', a fictionalized horror film inspired from a real life incident, is all set to release in December this year.

If You Lie, You Die: Eros International releases First Look Teaser Poster of Table No. 21 (2013)

Indian Bollywood Hindi Movie Poster Wallpaper Table No 21

Eros International presents a Next Gen Films movie, Table No. 21. The first teaser poster of the film which features the versatile actor Paresh Rawal in a complete different avatar has been released. The poster has Paresh Rawal donning a very edgy look, leaning on the Table No. 21 while he stares at you through his glasses.  The poster also reveals the tagline of the film that is, ‘If You Lie… You Die’.

Jacqueline surprises the cast and crew of Race 2 (2013)

Indian Bollywood Hindi Movie Actress Jacqueline Fernandez Poster Wallpaper Race 2

“Right before our last schedule, I attended another shoot back home in Sri Lanka.I brought back local cakes, sweets and tea that Sri Lanka is so famous for. The camera crew was predominantly from the South received chutney. I also bought back a spicy flavor of noodle that I endorse back home”.

Sophie Choudry cooks up a storm with Hungama Ho Gaya

British Indian Actress Model Singer and Dancer Sophie Choudry

“I’m overwhelmed with the kind of feedback the song has received .Ever since I came into the industry, people have always tagged me as ‘sexy’ and ‘hot’. So I decided to justify that in this video. Moreover, it’s been a while since we’ve had those popular videos. And the irony is that we all praise and appreciate Hollywood artists like Rihanna, Shakira or JLo for their glam, sexy videos. But on the home turf we have no equivalent.”

Interview: Pyarelal Sharma (of Laxmikant-Pyarelal Fame) on First Music Album "Aawaaz Dil se"

Indian Bollywood Hindi Movie Music Composer Laxmikant Pyarelal - Pyarelal Sharma

One need not introduce the sensational music composer Jodi Laxmikant- Pyarelal. They have been in the industry for decades now, giving beautiful melodies to the world of glamour. However, after the death of Laxmikant the melodies seized to come from Pyarelal Sharma. But after a decade of exile   the ace composer returns to the musical world. Pyarelal has composed for the album “Aawaaz dil se” which launches a debutante singer Pankaj Chaturvedi. The album is released by Music Company Eternal Dreams and the lyrics are penned by Sameer. We spoke to Pyarelal Sharma about his new venture. Here are excerpts from an exclusive interview with Pyarelal Sharma.

Interview: Internationally Acclaimed Rabindrasangeet Artist Shreya Guhathakurta

Shreya GuhathakurtaCleveland / Pittsburgh, Oct 3, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Internationally acclaimed Rabindrasangeet singer Shreya Guhathakurta chats with Arijit Chakraborty of Washington Bangla Radio during Shreya's 2012 North American tour in this interview.

As most of our audience is aware of, Shreya is a grand-daughter of Shubho Guhathakurta, founder of Dakshini and Gitabitan Tagore music and arts schools in Kolkata. Shreya therefore naturally grew up in an environment of Rabindrasangeet. Though her institutional training on Rabindrasangeet is from Dakshini, given her family background she has been fortunate enough to learn from stalwarts like Kanika Bandopadhyay who Shreya considers to be a second grandmother. Shreya took lessons from Mohordi from age 7 and is still learning music from her uncle Sudeb Guha Thakurta.