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Hindu Group Disappointed on New Jersey’s Paramus Schools not Adding Diwali Holiday

English: Diwali Chakra in Displaly

English: Diwali Chakra in Displaly (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Hindu group is disappointed over Paramus Public Schools in New Jersey not planning to include Diwali as a school holiday in its 2016-2017 school calendar despite their longstanding wish and substantial population.


Jacqueline Fernandez Video Messages to Fans for Christmas

Jacqueline Fernandez (WBRi File Photo)

Christmas is the season of giving back, doing good and celebrations. Upholding this spirit of Christmas actress Jacqueline Fernandez celebrated the festival with her fans in a unique way. As promised, she started by thanking them for their utmost love and devotion through a special video on Facebook followed by sending personalized gifts to her numerous fans across the globe.

Jacqueline Fernandez to send personalized video messages to 10 fan clubs internationally


Ridhima Sud Witnessed Nirbhaya Rapist Trial

Ridhima Sud

Actress Ridhima Sud has been receiving positive reviews for playing the rookie journalist. Not many are aware that the actress had to go through intense research for her role where she had to trail a real journalist in order to get into the skin of the character. While preparing for the film she actually witnessed the trial of the accused men in the Nirbhaya incident.

Watch Kajarya Hindi movie take on female infanticide in India - trailer in HD



Mastizaade - Rom Rom Romantic Video Song Release: Skirt Uthake Sunny Leone Ne Kar Diya Dil ko Dynamite

Mastizaade Poster - Sunny Leone - Twin Sisters Laila and Lily

Mumbai, December 28 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Written by Manoj Muntashir, composed by Amaal Mallik and performed by Mika Singh, the first song "Rom Rom Romantic" from Mastizaade was released today.

Get up close with Laila and Lily, Aditya Chotia and Sunny Kele


Hindu Group Urges Online Retailer to Withdraw Leggings and Bedsheets Bearing Hindu Gods

Ganesha with ashta siddhi

Ganesha with ashta siddhi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Hindu group has urged the world's biggest retailer Amazon.com headquartered in Seattle (USA) for the immediate withdrawal of women's leggings, bed sheets, yoga mats , pants and shorts carrying images of various Hindu gods and goddesses and sold on its website, calling it inappropriate.











Krupa Shah Displays Three Paintings at Lotus Leela, Delhi

Noted artist Krupa Shah selected three of her acrylic color on canvas paintings for a "Lotus Leela" - a one-day exhibition organized by Anjana Kuthalia at The Gallery on M G Road in New Delhi.

Artist and painter Krupa Shah exhibits her paintings at Lotus Leela in Delhi


Dubai hosting mega yoga festival

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dubai is reportedly expecting over 10,000 people from various parts of the world participating in mass yoga sessions in the two-day all-inclusive XYoga Dubai Festival on February 19 and 20.








The Most Popular Flower Shows in the World: Refresh Your Senses from Australia to India

The ideal way to refresh our senses is to be one with nature. For jaw dropping garden style and pure floral beauty take your pick from the finest flower shows in the world and explore the inner gardener in you.



Sandipa Releases "Kothay Sei Nawbab" New Bengali Video Song

Upcoming vocalist and Indian Idol season-2 semi-finalist Sandipa Dutta has launched a new music video for a Bengali song titled "Kothaye Shei Nawbab" in Kolkata. Indrani Sen, Joy Sarkar, Sidhu and Sudarshon were among those present at the occasion.



World Hindus urge Malaysia to allow land transfer for Hindu temple in Kajang

Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak

Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World Hindus are urging Malaysia to allow transfer of land for relocation of Sri Maha Mariamman Ladang Baemar (Saujana Impian) Temple in Kajang (Selangor, Malaysia).















Wheaton College declines Zed suggested global debate on “Do we all worship same God?”

Wheaton College (Illinois)

Wheaton College (Illinois) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wheaton College in Illinois has declined to “organize open and honest debate of world-level religious scholars/leaders” on the topic of “Do we all worship the same God?”, as urged by distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed.

Wheaton President Dr. Philip Graham Ryken, in an email to Zed, wrote “at present we do not plan”, but thanked Zed for “this thoughtful suggestion and offer to help” and added “Wheaton College is grateful for your message”.

On December 15 Wheaton placed tenured Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Larycia Alaine Hawkins (on faculty since 2007) on paid administrative leave because of “…her recently expressed views, including that Muslims and Christians worship the same God…”.





MAD Studios Enters Silver Anniversary Year

By Sana Topiwala

Sunil Manchanda
Sunil Manchanda

Founded by Mr. Sunil Manchanda in the year 1991, MAD Entertainment evolved into MAD Studios in 2012 making it one of the most sought after for film production services in India.



The Five Unusual Pairings of the Year

By Joyline Rego

5 Unconventional Pairings of Bollywood in 2015


Padma Shri Begum Bilkees Latif felicitated by Huma and Asad Latif with Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad



Hyderabad, December 24 (Washington Bangla Radio / We Media / Brand Shape) - Huma and Asad Latif, together with the Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad felicitated Padma Shri Begum Bilkees Latif at a five course sit-down dinner on Sunday 20 December 2015, along with Air Chief Marshal Idris Latif, grandson Rahim and the who's who across the nation and several from overseas.


Interview: SHAH RUKH KHAN and KAJOL Talk to WBRi About Their New "Action-Romance" Film DILWALE in Kolkata

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in Kolkata (C) WBRi Inc.
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in Kolkata

Kajol could not stop laughing when he told her people of this city greet him as "Khan dada", said SRK in a glorious evening at the Taj Bengal. SRK and Kajol talk to WBRi candidly about their new film Dilwale, the protests and blocking of screening in some parts of India after SRK's comment about religious tolerance, plans about a film based on the AMC TV series Breaking Bad, the reaction of Kajol's daughter on the film and much more.