Entertainment Archive

24 Mar 2017

Noted Tamil writer Ashokamitran Thiagarajan passes away

Noted Tamil litterateur Thiagarajan, popularly known as Ashokamitran, passed away on 23 March 2017 following a brief illness in Chennai. He was 85. A well known novelist and essayist, Ashokamitran was noted for his subtlety and refreshing
16 Mar 2017

FTII and Canon sign MoU to promote short courses in Film & Television

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune and Canon India Private Limited on 15 March 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote film education through short-term courses across several towns and cities in
12 Mar 2017

Dangal won the Viewer’s Choice Best Film award at Zee Cine Awards 2017

Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan have won Best Actor Female and Best Actor Male awards respectively at recently concluded Zee Cine Awards 2017. While Alia won for her stunning performance in Udta Punjab, Amitabh Bachchan won for
10 Mar 2017

Fifth edition of mega cultural festival India by Nile fest to begin in Egypt

India will organise the fifth edition of the mega cultural festival India by the Nile in Egypt from Wednesday to showcase the diversity of the country’s culture, arts and cuisine for building enduring partnership between the two
9 Mar 2017

Harvard honoured Viola Davis with ‘Artist of the Year’ award

Viola Davis, the actress who took home some of this year’s biggest awards, was honoured with the Harvard foundation ‘Artist of the Year’ 2017 award at Harvard’s 32nd Cultural Rhythms Festival in Cambridge on 4 March 2017.
9 Mar 2017

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wins best actress award for Sarbjit

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s film Sarbjit has given her yet another reason to celebrate. The actor who played the character of Sarabjit Singh’s sister Dalbir Kaur, has won the Best Actress award at the International Film Festival and
8 Mar 2017

Vaikom Vijayalakshmi becomes first to play Gayathri veena for record five hours

Playback singer Vaikom Vijayalakshmi on Sunday set a new world record by playing the maximum number of songs in the shortest time on a single string musical instrument. She played various classical and filmy songs on the
1 Mar 2017

Popular Gujarati Writer Tarak Mehta Passes Away at 87

Writer, columnist, playwright and humorist Tarak Mehta died in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. He had been suffering from an illness for the last three-four months. Mehta was 87. He survived by his wife, daughter and two grandsons. Mehta
28 Feb 2017

Kabir Bedi appointed honourary brand ambassador of Sightsavers

Noted film actor Kabir Bedi was today appointed as the honourary brand ambassador of Sightsavers, a global organisation working to prevent avoidable blindness, in a function held here. Sight is fundamental to the functionality of life, Bedi
28 Feb 2017

India & Ukraine to strengthen bilateral cooperation through Cinema

India and Ukraine today agreed to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the two countries through the medium of cinema. The cooperation would be worked out through a policy and institutional framework to showcase films through festivals and
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