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Hindus urge authentic Hinduism depiction as Julia Roberts begins India shooting

Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) reportedly begins shooting for “Eat, Pray, Love” on Sunday in Pataudi, about 60 kilometers from India’s capital Delhi, and Hindus are concerned about the authenticity of the depiction of Hinduism objects-rituals-beliefs-concepts-traditions-philosophy.

Production of Cate Blanchett starrer “Indian Summer” halted over Nehru-Edwina affair

Production of Hollywood movie “Indian Summer” has reportedly been put on hold for the time being.

Portrayal of the affair between Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, and Lady Edwina Mountbatten, wife of last British viceroy of India, appears to be the cause. India Government officials have asked to scrutinize the script to review how the Nehru-Edwina affair will be played out, reports suggest.


Sanskrit tattoos becoming popular among world celebrities

Recently, there has been a surge in interest in Sanskrit tattoo designs and symbols among Hollywood and other celebrities.


“Cows are looked after with great care” in India ashram where Julia Roberts will be shooting


Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) will be shooting for “Eat, Pray, Love” in an ashram (hermitage) in India, starting September 20, which has a “gaushala” (cowshed) where “cows are looked after with great care”.

Julia Roberts lands in India to film “Eat, Pray, Love” : Hindus concerned

After New York and Italy, Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) reportedly landed Thursday in Delhi (India) with cast and crew to shoot the next leg of “Eat, Pray, Love”.



Gwyneth Paltrow’s formula to “nourish the inner aspect”: “Bibimbop”

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Paltrow describes Bibimbop in the latest newsletter in her blog “GOOP: nourish the inner aspect” as “…a rice bowl that you can adorn with whatever toppings you like. It’s a great vehicle for leftovers—a veritable ‘kitchen sink’ kind-of meal.”


Kolaj - Bengalis In Hyderabad publish the first Bangla Magazine in Hyderabad

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The not-for-profit Bengali organization "Bengalis In Hyderabad" (BIH) have published "KOLAJ", the first Bangla magazine in Hyderabad. The creative editorial team of Kolaj richly deserve commendation for their immense effort to compile and present a wonderful read.



Julia Stiles, Haley Bennett, Lily Cole are three sisters in Shekar Kapoor's Passage (2009) Short Film

Director Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth - The Golden Age) presents a unique story of three sisters reunited for one night that will transform their lives forever.


Bhajan, Sufi & Ghazal Singer Shevanti Sanyal To Perform Live at Panchamukhee Durga Utsav - Durga Puja 2009

Acclaimed Bhajan, Sufi & Ghazal Singer Shevanti Sanyal from New Delhi, India, will perform live at 2009 Panchamukhee Durga Puja in London.


Washington Bangla Radio to broadcast Mahalaya online at 4 AM Across various global time zones

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Upholding Bengali Radio tradition, Washington Bangla Online Radio will broadcast Mahishashura Mardini by Birendra Krishna Bhadra at 4 AM on Mahalaya day Sept 18, 2009 across various global timezones.


Hindu statesman Zed lauds Hollywood star Patrick Swayze for valor fighting cancer

Hollywood star Patrick Swayze, who learned meaning of love at Kolkata (India) slums in “City of Joy”, died on September 14 in Los Angeles (USA).


Disney exploring to bring Hindu mythological superheroes to screen, Hindus concerned

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Disney held talks with India’s Vimanika Comics to explore the possibility of bringing Hindu mythological superheroes to film and television, according to reports.


An evening of Recitation By Rain of Melody at G D Birla Sabhaghar, Kolkata- Solo Performance by Sovan Sundar Bosu

On 11th September, 2009 Rain of Melody entered the World of Culture with their 1st presentation, Kobita Concert  9/11 dedicated to World Trade Center Tragedy as well as Swami Vivekananda’s speech on peace at Chicago on the same date at houseful G D Birla Sabhaghar, Kolkata.

Review by our columnist, Subhomay Mukherjee



Hindus want Diwali & Holi added to restricted trading days list in Australia NSW

Hindus have urged New South Wales (NSW) government in Australia to add “Diwali” and “Holi” on the list of restricted trading days in the new law.


Dohar's New Album Matiswar (The Earth God) delivers Tagore Songs with unique Dohar Sound

Dohar is a rapidly advancing group of folk musicians from Bengal fast gaining popularity for their new-age experimental sound.