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Category archives: Artist

Google Doodle Pays Tribute To Fearless Nadia On Her 110th Birth Anniversary

Google Doodle paid a tribute to Fearless Nadia on her 110th birth anniversary. Mary Ann Evans, better known by her stage name Fearless Nadia was an actress and stuntwoman from Australia who made her mark in the Hindi film industry by her death defying acts. She is most remembered for her role in Hunterwaliin 1935 which was one of the earliest female-lead Indian films. Nadia married Homi Wadia, a film maker […]

Happy Birthday Irrfan Khan: Here are the all-time best dialogues of dialogue king in Bollywood

 Irrfan Khan has had truly a year at movies, with two diverse films doing exceptionally well at the box office Irrfan has become a new definition of hero in Bollywood. Irrfan Khan has always made us proud of being a part of content-driven world cinema as he continues to keep adding feathers to his cap. Irrfan Khan is the actor’s actor, the poignant star who perhaps doesn’t look it, but […]

Guiness World Record holder singer Ghazal Srinivas arrested for sexual harassment

Singer Kesiraju Srinivas from Andhra Pradesh was arrested inHyderabad here on Tuesday on charges of sexual harassment. Srinivas, who holds the Guinness World Record for singing in most languages (76) at one concert, has denied the allegation and said he had never misbehaved with her. A case against the singer, also known as ‘Ghazal Srinivas’  was registered on December 29 following a complaint by a woman, a radio jockey. The […]

 
 
 

Google Doodle Celebrating Mohamad Rafi 93rd Birth Anniversary

Mohammed Rafi (December 24, 1924) the most popular and successful singer of the Hindi film industry. His songs ranged from classical numbers to patriotic songs, sad lamentations to highly romantic numbers, qawwalis to ghazals and bhajans. He was known for his ability to mould his voice to the persona of the actor, lip-syncing the song on screen in the movie. He received six Filmfare Awards and one National Film Award. […]

Review: Available Light, New and Selected Poems by CP Surendran

Review: Available Light, New and Selected Poems by CP Surendran Some poets scoot into the limelight; why or how is a mystery. Others hardly get an entry pass into the glow. What is it that attracts this beam of light — profile, a stint at Oxbridge, editorial contacts or sartorial panache? The limelight is not always a discerning critic. CP Surendran, despite a first-rate novel Hadal (which never got near a […]

Legendary megastar Shashi Kapoor no more

Legendary megastar Shashi Kapoor no more Veteran Indian film industry stalwart Shashi Kapoor has died at the age of 79, it has been confirmed. His nephew Randhir told the Press Trust of India (PTI) that the actor had died in Mumbai on Monday after several years of kidney problems. Kapoor was a scion of the celebrated Indian film-making dynasty, the son of Mughal-E-Azam star Prithviraj Kapoor, and brother of Raj […]

Review: Behind Bars by Sunetra Choudhury

Review: Behind Bars by Sunetra Choudhury In jail, if you have money you can be comfortable. You can wear expensive clothes, eat whatever you want, and keep personal servants. If you don’t have money, you can still buy favours using your body. And if even that is not possible, prison life will be an unimaginable hell. As Indians, we may have been dimly aware of these simple truths, and this […]

Google Doodle Celebrates Veteran Indian filmmaker V. Shantaram on his 116th birth anniversary:

Google Doodle Celebrates Veteran Indian filmmaker V. Shantaram on his 116th birth anniversary: Google on Saturday paid tribute to veteran Indian filmmaker V. Shantaram with a doodle on his 116th birthday. Widely hailed as one of the pioneers of Indian cinema, Shantaram was a successful director, actor and producer who played a vital role in introducing sound and colour to the Indian cinema. Google doodle shows protagonists from Shantaram’s Amar […]

 
 
 

Pakistan YouTube Video “Tajdar-e-Haram” smashes with100 million views

Pakistan YouTube Video “Tajdar-e-Haram” smashes with100 million views Music is Universal It has No Boundaries …..As Atif Aslam’s ‘Tajdar-e-Haram’, a 10-minute-long song from Coke Studio’s eighth season becomes the first song from Pakistan to cross hundred million views on YouTube. The song has been watched by people living in more than 186 countries across the world. The qawwali was initially produced by songwriter Shiraz Uppal. Atif had planned to keep […]

Thumri queen Girija Devi passes away at 88

Thumri queen Girija Devi passes away at 88 Doctors at Kolkata’s BM Birla Nursing Home said she suffered a cardiac arrest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled her death, saying the singer’s music appealed across generations and her pioneering efforts to popularise Indian classical music would always be remembered. Devi made her public debut on All India Radio Allahabad in 1949. She was given all three Padma awards – she was […]