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Spielberg ready to create invisible rabbit “Harvey” with new funding from India

With new funding from India, Oscar winner Steven Spielberg is ready to move ahead with production and we all shall be able to see six-plus foot invisible rabbit “Harvey” in the near future.


UTTARAN - Colors TV Indian Hindi TV Series

UTRAN - Uttaran - Colors TV - Watch Online Promo-TrailersUTTARAN is an Indian Television Program on Colors TV Channel aired Monday to Thursday at 10 PM Indian time.

Watch a couple of promo-preview videos of Utran online.


WBRi Exclusive | Rama Mandal Remembered at Rabindra Sadan - August 14, 2009

On 14th August, 2009; there was a program held at Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata in memory of eminent Rabindrasangeet artist Late Rama Mandal. The program has been organized by Rama Ramyabina, a organization presided by Living Legend Suchitra Mitra and Secretary of the organization is Biplab Mandal, eminent Tabla Player and husband of Smt. Mandal.

Complete report by Subhomay Mukherjee.


Newsweek says “We Are All Hindus Now”


Written by Newsweek magazine's religion editor Lisa Miller, it says, “…recent poll data show that conceptually, at least, we are slowly becoming more like Hindus and less like traditional Christians in the ways we think about God, our selves, each other, and eternity.”


Basera - TV Serial on NDTV Imagine Indian Television Channel

Basera Indian Hindi TV Series NDTV ImagineFollowing the popular TV Serial Rakhi Ka Swayamvar, NDTV Imagine is launching a Hindi drama series BASERA. Starting on August 17, 2009, Basera (initially named Janam Daata) is adapted from the Bollywood blockbuster Hindi movie Baghban. Suzanna Mukherjee (MTV Roadies 6.0) is one of the actresses in Basera. The central theme of Basera is the expectations of parents from their children when the parents advance in age. Read all about the TV program and watch promo trailers online.



Bertie Da Silva Live In Concert | Birla Sabhaghar, Kolkata - Aug 22, 2009 @ 7 PM

Bertie Da SilvaCome on over to GD Birla Sabhagar on the 22nd of August at 7 pm to experience where original rock music in English is progressing. It's unlike anything you've been hearing.

Tickets @ Rs 100 are limited and going fast from:

Kookie Jar - Rawdon Street & City Centre
Guitar Centre - Tollygunge phari

Tickets will be available at the venue 20th onwards.

Read the complete post for more information and to purchase tickets.


The Man Who Spoke In Pictures - Filmmaker Bimal Roy's biography released

Mumbai: One of India’s finest filmmaker – late Bimal Roy – got a new lease of life through the biography The Man Who Spoke In Pictures.

The book is edited by his daughter Rinki Roy Bhattacharya and was released by filmmaker Ashutosh Gowarikar on Thursday evening in Mumbai ...

Hindus urge Academy to introduce new category of “Best Bollywood Film” at Oscars

Hindus have asked American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to introduce a new award category of “Best Bollywood Film” for films made in India.


Star-studded “New York, I Love You” has substantial India connection

India associated filmmakers  Golden Globe nominated Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) and BAFTA nominated Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) are directing “New York, I Love You” along with nine others, including Oscar nominated Natalie Portman (Star Wars).


Pati, Patni Aur Woh - New TV Program on Indian NDTV Imagine Channel

Pati Patni Aur Woh - NDTV Imagine TV Channel - Poster Image

The upcoming TV Series "Pati, Patni Aur Woh" on NDTV Imagine will feature five celebrity couples trying their hand at managing kids, measuring their skills from caring for babies to managing wild hormone-driven adolescents. Watch promo videos & trailers of the TV serial online.



Rahman to open studio in Los Angeles

Oscar winner A. R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) is developing studios in Los Angeles (USA) and London (UK), according to reports.

He reportedly already has studios in India in Chennai and Mumbai. With him going international, this will facilitate him to work with his music teams in Los Angeles and London. He reportedly said recently that he was in the middle of getting loans sanctioned for the project.



Rahman producing Michael Jackson tribute album

Oscar winner A.R. Rahman is reportedly developing an album in memory of entertainment icon Michael Jackson, which will include musicians from all over the world.


Rahman collaborating with UK’s Middlesex University to blend Asian-Western music

Oscar winner musician A. R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Middlesex University of United Kingdom (UK), focusing on blending Asian and Western music styles.


Rahman to offer free peace concert in Australia

Oscar winner musician A. R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) will deliver a free concert in Sydney (Australia) to make a “statement of peace” in view of recent racial attacks on Indian students in Australia.


Sanskrit mantras being used for healing in America and the West

Sanskrit mantras are reportedly increasingly bringing healing to the West.

Many healing centers, yoga studios, etc., are reportedly turning to mantra chanting for various purposes. Mantra CDs by Western artists are increasingly showing up on the shelves of yoga places, healing hubs and other such gatherings. Mantra-yoga, which consists of 16 stages and stresses on the magical syllables, is also said to be catching up.