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এসো মা লক্ষী - জয়া বন্দোপাধ্যায় এর চোখে কোজাগরী লক্ষীপুজো | Kojagari Lakshmi Puja - A Photo Feature by Jaya Bandopadhyay

Indian Bengali Religious Worship Goddess Lakshmi: Kojagari Lakkhi Puja

The following article is in Unicode Bengali font - a photo feature by Jaya Bandopadhyay on the Bengali religious event of Kojagori Lakshmi Puja observed on the full moon (Kojagari Purnima) night following Durga Puja when Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped in Bengali households. Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth and affluence.

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জয়া বন্দোপাধ্যায় এর চোখে এবারের কোজাগরী ‘এসো মা লক্ষী’


Interview: Singer Pankaj Chaturvedi on New Album "Awaz dil se" and Working with Pyarelal Sharma of Laxmikant-Pyarelal Fame

Pyarelal, Pankaj Chaturvedi and Sameer
Pyarelal, Pankaj Chaturvedi and Sameer

With this album not only Pankaj is making a debut in music industry but the album is also special as Pyarelal of Laxmikant-Pyarelal fame returns after a decade of exile as a composer.



Asin's Birthday on Sets of Khiladi 786 Bollywood Hindi Movie

Asin Celebrates Birthday on Sets of Khiladi 786

The actress who is currently living out of her suitcase, with her constant professional commitments does however reveal it was a pleasant birthday this year – “I’ve never been too high on getting gifts and having people wish me, but of course, it feels good when they do” adds Asin.



Divya Kumar’s Yaariyaan (2013) Hindi Movie Launched on Dusshera 2012

"I am very happy and excited that my film went on floors on such an auspicious occasion,I’m hoping to have an amazing time shooting with the cast", says debutant director Divya Kumar who is also the better half of of T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar.



Manicktala Chaltabagan celebrates Dashami

Padmini Narayanan, wife of West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan, on Sunday participated in the Manicktala Chaltabagan Lohapatti Durgapuja committee's celebration of 'Bijoya Dashami' here.



Kailash Kher to Perform Hindi Film Songs at IFFI

Kailesh Kher

A medley choreographed by Maestro Saroj Khan and songs sung by Kailash Kher will spread dazzles on the inauguration night of 43rd International Film Festival of India (Iffi). The festival which opens on November 20 will be inaugurated by the Khiladi of Bollywood Akshay Kumar.


Kunal Kapoor Back to Roots

Kunal Kapur

Born and brought up in Amritsar, Kunal Kapoor recently visited his ancestral home in Punjab while shooting for Anurag Kashyap’s Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana and got so nostalgic that he plans to buy back his home, if all goes as planned.



Interview: Actress Tia Bajpai on Her Debut in 1920: Evil Returns (2012) Supernatural Bollywood Horror Thriller Movie

Indian Bollywood Actress Tia Bajpai
Tia Bajpai

"I developed an animal instinct."



Vikram Bhatt: Fear Peddler

1920 Evil Returns Film Poster

Starring Aftab Shivdasani and Tia Bajpai, BVG Films and ASA Production‘s 1920- Evil Returns, a tale of mysterious evil, merciless killings and possession comes to a theater near you.




Cloud Atlas hits the Silver Screen

PVR Pictures has released the most anticipated film of the year from the makers of the Matrix series, Cloud Atlas (read WBRi review). The film encompasses six stories over a span of 500 years and features an enormous cast of A-list stars playing multiple roles.



Chakravyuh (2012) - A benchmark in Indian Cinema

Scene from Chakravyuh

Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Chakravyuh movie review: Chronicles a burning issue. An engaging drama!” and Subash. K Jha in his review mentioned, ‘'In Chakravyuh Prakash Jha enters the dark largely unexposed world of Naxalites. Armed with an explosive plot that tests the loyalty of 2 friends as they are pitched in an ideological battle, Jha’s narrative is clenched and compelling. Powerfully scripted, the film derives much of its power from its central performances by Arjun Rampal and Abhay Deol.”



Watch: Khiladi Bhaiya Video Song from Akshay Kumar's Khiladi 786 (2012)

Akshay Kumar in Khiladi Bhaiyya song from Khiladi 786 (2012) Hindi film

Khiladi 786 has launched the title track audio song of the film, ‘Khiladi Bhaiyya’ in which the Khiladi himself makes a grand entry and flaunts some Khiladi moves - watch the video song.



Ranbir Kapoor - Deepika Padukone's "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani" (2013) Release Data After IPL Season

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Kapoor Up Close

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani is directed by Ayan Mukerji and has an exciting star cast including Ranbir Kapoor, and Deepika Padukone as the male and female leads along with Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin.



TALAASH (2012): Mumbai Police Jeep Moved to London for Underwater Scene, Starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherji

Rani Mukherji, Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor in Reema Kagti's Talaash / Talash (2012) Hindi Movie

London, UK, Oct 29, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) An underwater scene had to be shot for Talash.

Earlier, the team had planned to shoot in the scene in Mumbai at Khopoli. But the water in that lake was too murky and wouldn’t be suitable for the underwater shots for the film.



TALAASH (2012): Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherji Shoot in Real Locations in Old Mumbai

Rani Mukherji, Aamir Khan and Reema Kagti shooting for Talash (2012) Hindi Movie
Rani Mukherji, Aamir Khan and Reema Kagti shooting for Talash (2012) Hindi Movie

Talash is shot in real locations as opposed to sets in most instances.