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2009-02-26 13:02:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's mayors today sent the following letter to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in reaction to his remarks made at the White House questioning the economic impact of the arts on the national economy: America's Mayors are extremely disappointed by your recent statements questioning the economic impact of the arts to our national, state and local economies. We are also highly concerned by your repeated attacks of the American Recovery and...

2009-02-16 23:09:32

A professional organization of scientists says it will not to hold its convention in New Orleans because of concern over Louisiana law on science education. The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology -- which has more than 2,300 members -- notified Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal it will meet in Salt Lake City in 2011, bypassing New Orleans partly because of the 2007 Science Education Act, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Monday. SICB President Richard A. Satterlie of the...

2008-11-13 15:00:16

TORONTO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Deepa Mehta announced today the pivotal character of Mewa Singh will be played by Vinay Virmani (photograph attached) in his debut film Komagata Maru. Vinay is a recent graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute of New York. Mewa Singh, a young Sikh man, enraged by the injustice and duplicity he and his countrymen were subjected to, assassinated at point blank range William Charles Hopkinson. Hopinkson was the principal conspirator against the...

2008-11-13 15:00:16

TORONTO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Deepa Mehta with Akshay Kumar announced today the pivotal character of Mewa Singh will be played by Vinay Virmani (photograph attached) in his debut film Komagata Maru. Vinay is a recent graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute of New York. Mewa Singh, a young Sikh man, enraged by the injustice and duplicity he and his countrymen were subjected to, assassinated at point blank range William Charles Hopkinson. Hopinkson was the principal...

2008-10-11 21:00:19

By Nikhat Kazmi More stills from Hello http://photogallery.indiatimes.com/ articleshow/3556581.cms Hello (drama) Cast: Sharman Joshi, Sohail Khan, Gul Panag, Isha Koppikar, Amrita Arora Direction: Atul Agnihotri Critics rating: Wonder what went wrong? For, boy wonder, Chetan Bhagat's pulp fiction page- turners literally read like a Bollywood masala flick. Reading his recent Three Mistakes... was almost like watching a Hindi film, complete with a fire and brimstone climax that...

2008-10-09 15:00:16

Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor is adding blogging about fashion trends on the Internet to her resume. "It will be fashion-oriented. The (Web) site will have updates not only on Kareena's fashion trends, but also the trends which take place all over the globe," the actress' representative told Press Trust of India. "There have been a number of occasions where Kareena has actively participated in designing her costumes in films." The publicist said Kapoor has always wanted to design her own...

2008-10-02 00:00:14

By Andrew Buncombe 'Playback singer' who provided vocals for many of the biggest names in Hindi musicals A movie singer who dominated the industry during what is considered the Golden Age of Hindi musical cinema, Mahendra Kapoor enjoyed a career that spanned five decades. Kapoor sang and recorded the songs that actors would later mime to, and at the height of his popularity his fame matched that of the big-name movie stars whom he made sound so good. Kapoor got his break as what is...

2008-09-26 18:00:00

By Manish Gajjar WE CELEBRATE my 100th Bollywood column in the Birmingham Mail this week by looking at the ever changing trends of the Bollywood Film industry over the past few months. With UK multiplexes and independent cinemas screening a wide selection of Bollywood films, audience tastes have become more selective and diversified. So the film industry is now rethinking beyond its regular song and dance formula to offer audience movies from different genres - comedies, thrillers,...

2008-09-20 12:00:53

By Deeksha Chopra NEW DELHI: Though not a physical victim herself, she has become the face of the Delhi blasts. Visions of 5-year-old Simran - distraught at losing her father, aunt and grandfather; heartbroken at being separated from her mother - are all over the media and Delhi's heart is going out to the little child. Says Yogita Bhayana, founder president of Das Charitable Foundation, "We want to ensure she gets the right kind of help and so we have arranged for a psychiatrist to...

2008-09-17 21:00:17

By SUBHASH K JHA Move over Neil Nitin Mukesh. Your director, Sudhir Mishra, is vying for the top casting honours in Tera Kya Hoga Johnny. Barely had we gotten over the surprise of Sudhir Mishra casting a real street-boy from Kolkata in the central role of Johnny, when he springs another surprise. Sudhir is set to play one of the leads in Tera Kya Hoga Johnny. Says Sudhir, "I never cease to surprise myself." Sudhir has cast himself opposite one of his favourite actresses Soha Ali Khan,...