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UTV Indiagames and airtel digital TV make multi screen gaming a reality with Tees Maar Khan!
Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mumbai: LLook out for TMK! Already known as the biggest conman in the reel world, TMK is now all set to spread his art of conning in the gaming space! Challenging gamers to play as his character of TMK, UTV Indiagames and airtel digital TV along with Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif an...

International Rock Sensation Tokio Hotel Says 'No' To Circuses In New petaDishoom Ad
Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mumbai: Twin brothers Bill and Tom Kaulitz of the award-winning rock band Tokio Hotel are targeting circuses that use animals in a provocative new campaign for petaDishoom, the youth outreach division of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India. In the ad, the veg...

Sunny Deol goes legal against Son Sunny of BIG FM 92.7
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Report by Santanu Ganguly, New Delhi: “Mimicry is good and healthy but shouldn’t go beyond the belt”, this is what Sunny Deol has to say for the show ‘Son Sonny’ of BIG FM 92.7. A press-conference was held in Mumbai to address the media and bring in every one’s notice that humour...

Arjan Lulla Honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Prize
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Report by Santanu Ganguly, New Delhi: Shri Arjan Lulla, founder of leading Indian film studio Eros International and member of Indian Film Exporter Association was conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke prize for the globalization of Indian cinema at a glittering and prestigious ceremony...

‘Karm Yudh’ to be one of the blockbuster serials of Doordarshan
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Report by Santanu Ganguly, New Delhi: One of Doordarshan’s biggest serial Karam Yudh was being shot in Mumbai’s Future Studio. The directors of the serial, Kewal Sethi and Ravindra Gautam narrated the story of the serial to the media present there. The media interviewed the star ...

Bonzai, country's first 5-D theatre - opened in capital Delhi
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Report by Santanu Ganguly, New Delhi: Country's first 5-D theatre Bonzai, opened in capital Delhi's Rajori Garden. The 5-D effect was enjoyed by the star cast of film 'Chase', actor Anuuj and Udita Goswami. Both the stars enjoyed the horror film. ''It was fun to see a film in thi...

The Last Post bags gold medal at The Stamps of India National Exhibition
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary bureau; New Delhi : “The Last Post”  a short film made by Anil Dhir on the Dak Tonga of Jeypore, Koraput has bagged the Gold medal at the SINE 2010 Himachal Pradesh: I&PR Secretary expressed grief over sad demise of Vijay Jadhav
Monday, December 13, 2010

Shimla: Ram Subhag Singh, Secretary (I&PR) has expressed grief over the sad and sudden demise of Shri Vijay Jadhav, Director of National Film Archives of India at Pune today.

In his heart-felt condolences to the bereaved family members, Shri Ram Subhag Singh has pray...

Music Review: Album: Gall Taan Bandee
Sunday, December 12, 2010

Artist: Balkar Sidhu
Music: Saregama, Price: INR 125/-

One of the most popular bhangra artists Balkar Sidhu releases another Punjabi album Gall Taan Bandee. The album kick starts with Gall Taan Bandee which is ideal to celebrate the weddings this season. The album is a gift for all P...

Let’s have something British-Asian - Bobby Friction
Sunday, December 12, 2010

Report by Santanu Ganguly, New Delhi: Bobby Friction is a unique artist in the British/Asian music scene through his 8 years being at the forefront of the music as a DJ, and through his award winning show on Radio 1 alongside Nihal. The Radio 1 show has connected a new generation...

Dr. Manmohan Singh Releases ‘We Believe in Now’
Sunday, December 12, 2010

Report by Santanu Ganguly, New Delhi: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh formally released a unique Saregama India CD “We believe in Now” conceptualized by the well-known Indian musician Usha Uthup. Present on the occasion were Mr. Sanjiv Goenka, Vice Chairman, Saregama India, Ush...

Yash Raj Films hosted its first non-film real shaadi 'Band Baaja Baaraat'
Friday, December 10, 2010

Mumbai: The "Shaadi Aapki, Kharcha Humaara" Contest kick-started last month, where all the couples who wished to get married in "Band Baaja Baaraat" style participated. The call for entry was through the Website BandBaajaBaaraat.com as well as a special Toll Free number was initi...

‘Mahindra Blues Festival’ debuts in Mumbai
Thursday, December 09, 2010

Mumbai: The Mahindra Group today announced the launch of the first season of the Mahindra Blues Festival.  The festival, a first in India, will bring international Blues superstars like Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Shemekia Copeland, and Matt Schofield to Mumbai. The festival will...

Orissa: Konark Film Festival-2010 to start from 26-28 December, 2010
Thursday, December 09, 2010

Report by Rashmi r Parida; Konark : This year C4D(communication for Development) is going to organize Konark Film Festival at Konark, the confluence of architecture, culture, tradition, crafts and ecology in the eastern coast of India.

Initial responses from individuals,...

Orissa: Konark Film Festival-2010 from 26-28 December, 2010
Thursday, December 09, 2010

Konark : This year C4D(communication for Development) is going to organize Konark Film Festival at Konark, the confluence of architecture, culture, tradition, crafts and ecology in the eastern coast of India.

Initial responses from individuals, students, institutions,...

Orissa: Environment awareness film fest concludes at Bhubaneswar
Monday, December 06, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar CMS VATAVARAN: Environment and Wildlife Film Festival & Forum 2010 winded with a gleaming award ceremony. Winners of various competitions were awarded with cash prizes by RMNH, Bhubaneswar and memento and citation...

Orissa: Commissionerate Police detains Odia actor Akash for road rage, released
Sunday, December 05, 2010

Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police on Friday night detains Odia actor Akash and some of his friends for road rage and assaulting a motor-cycle rider near Hotel Mayfair under Nayapalli police station.

It should be noted that Akash and some of his friends who were trave...

ETV Priya Odia -2010 schedule
Saturday, December 04, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: ETV Oriya launches the selection process of much awaited Priya Odia -2010 from November 24. Through this process people of Orissa will select their favorite 'Odia' who made the land of Orissa proud. Find the detail voting sc...

Lata Mangeshkar accepts Gujarat's first Tana-Riri award in absentia
Saturday, December 04, 2010

Ahmedabad: Noted singer Lata Mangeshkar today received in absentia the first 'Tana-Riri' award, instituted by Gujarat Government in the memory of two great sisters hailing from Vadnagar in north Gujarat.

She expressed here inability to accept the sangeet sanman award in p...

Zee TV Presents Jashn 18 Saalon Ka
Wednesday, December 01, 2010

New Delhi: Raising a toast to the completion of 18 glorious years of its precious relationship with audiences in India, Zee TV presents 'Zee Rishtey Awards 2010' - Jashn 18 Saalon Ka. The awards ceremony will be a grand celebration of the spirit of Zee TV - a channel that has bro...

Zee TV invites viewers to participate in a contest Badal Do Apna Bhagya
Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Mumbai: With the launch of its new timeband, Zee TV invites viewers to participate in a contest that will give them an opportunity to get lucky every day between 6 to 7 pm! Starting this evening at 6 pm to December 10, 2010, the contest requires viewers to SMS the answer to the q...

Environment film Festival kicks off in Orissa'a capital Bhubaneswar
Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Bhubaneswar: A six-day 4th edition of CMS VATAVARAN (Environment and Wildlife Film Festival & Forum 2010) with the theme ‘Climate Change and Sustainable Technology’ kicked off in the city here on Tuesday.

The inaugural ceremony was graced by tourism and culture minis...

Preity Zinta to motivate renowned entrepreneurs to invest in Himachal Pradesh
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shimla: Renowned Film Actress Ms. Preity Zinta would be motivating world renowned personalities and entrepreneurs to visit and invest in high end Tourism promotion activities in Himachal Pradesh and consented in principle to act as Br...

Zee TV to air Aamir Khan production's Peepli Live on Dec 5
Monday, November 29, 2010

Mumbai: In keeping with a legacy of bringing viewers the best of entertainment for over 18 years, Zee TV is proud to present viewers with yet another world premiere of the nationally & internationally acclaimed movie – Peepli Live! For the first time EVER on television, Zee T...

Zee TV Presents Apno ke liye Geeta ka Dharmyudh
Friday, November 26, 2010

Mumbai: With winter around the corner and day's being shorter, it is Zee TV's endeavor to engage families to gather in front of the television screens and enjoy some prolific content. With an aim to further expand its primetime slot, Zee TV will now give an extra doze of entertai...

Sargun Mehta back on Zee TV
Friday, November 26, 2010

Mumbai: After her successful stint essaying to perfection the role of Neetu on Zee TV's 12/24 Karol Bagh, Sargun Mehta will grace yet another show in the avatar of Geeta on the channel's upcoming show Apno ke liye Geeta ka Dharmyudh. Sargun will be playing the female lead 'Geeta'...

Search begins for ETV Priya Odia – 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: People of Orissa will select their Favorite –We will only Honor them. With this motto -----ETV Oriya launches the selection process of much awaited Priya Odia -2010 from November 24. Through this process people of Orissa will select...
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of Odiya Film Industry Inaugurated Today at IFFI, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010

Panajim: Odisha Minister of Information & Public Relations Prafulla Samal inaugurates Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of Odiya Film Industry Inaugurated on Thursday at IFFI, 2010 in Panajim in the India’s most prestigious International Film Festival.

Speaking on the occ...

CII’s India-'The Big Picture' Workshop to deliberate on Shooting Locales and Film Markets
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Panaji: Coinciding with the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organizing a one day ‘India-The Big Picture’ Workshop on 24 November 2010 at Vivanta by Taj, Goa. The workshops will give an insight into the varied shootin...

Union Railway Minister Mamta Banerjee Inaugurates 41st Edition of IFFI 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010

Panaji: Union Railway Minister Ms. Mamta Banerjee today inaugurated the 41st edition of IFFI-2010 at Goa. Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Banerjee said since its inception IFFI had provided a forum for converging cinema from all parts of the world on one platform. The IFFI platform...

UTV Interactive launches UTV Live Wire with Hrithik Roshan talking about 'Guzaarish'
Monday, November 22, 2010

Mumbai: Does your heart skip a beat at the thought of talking to your favourite star? Do you dream of getting up-close and personal to your heartthrob? UTV Live Wire gives you an opportunity to make your dream come true! Chat and interact with Hrithik Roshan on his latest film Gu...

Sony Entertainment Television’s Kaun Banega Crorepati goes mobile with UTV Indiagames
Monday, November 22, 2010

Mumbai: For all those waiting to experience the hot seat, to face the pressure of “computerji” and KBC4 in its “gadiyal babu” avatar, the wait seems over. As the Kaun Banega Crorepati phenomenon continues, Multi-Screen Media (MSM) and UTV Indiagames have now come together to make...

IFFI-2010 Kickstarts tomorrow, Awards Worth 90 lakhs to be Presented
Monday, November 22, 2010

Panaji: 300 films, 61 countries, 11 theatres and an overwhelming Goa are all set for the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), 2010. The Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Digambar Kamat informed the Press about the preparations being done for the seventh edition of the Fest...

CII-Enterprise Odisha dazzles with Ekamra Queen
Sunday, November 21, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: As part of the ongoing 15th edition of Enterprise Odisha, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Odisha had organised EKAMARA QUEEN , a beauty pageant to promote the rich culture and heritage of Odisha. Ekamra Queen would portray...

Rakhi Sawant Strips To Her Stripes In Sexy New Anti-Circus Ad For Peta
Friday, November 19, 2010

Mumbai: Just in time for her new show Rakhi Ka Insaaf, Bigg Boss housemate and Zara Nachke Dikha dancing queen Rakhi Sawant has stripped down to tiger stripes for a new anti-circus ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India. In the ad, Sawant wields a whip as...

Odia film star Mahaswata Ray will be awarded ‘ Fit Fat Biescope award
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cuttack: Odia film star Mahaswata Ray will be awarded ‘ Fit Fat Biescope award .Home Video Entertainment will give her award on 19th December at Saheed Bhawan .  Home Video Entertainment Managing Director Bapu Lenka and  Kishore Agrawal of Fit Fat  expressed here t...

Akshaya Mohanty's lost lyrics find elixir of music
Monday, November 15, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Cuttack: Though most popular as a singer and music composer, Akshaya Mohanty was also a highly acclaimed lyricist. His songwriting abilities are often compared with that of Bob Dylan. Some of his immortal lyrics like jajabara mana mora, bayas...

Zee TV to launch two new shows Naya Samay…Nayi Kahaniyaan
Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mumbai: Timing has been the key to Zee TV's success since its launch as has been the ability to take risks. Zee TV is a pioneer in creating timeslots with shows like Sindoor & Chhoti Bahu at 7 30 pm. With growing viewership in metros and non-metros and differentiated concepts...

Punni Ki Kahaniyan- Promoting multiculturalism
Friday, November 12, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Aide et Action, South Asia (AEA-SA) is launching the first video of a series called Punni Ki Kahaniyan - Bahusanskritivad at the National Children festival- ANJALI on 14th of November 2010 (from 5pm to 6 pm) at Adivasi Ground, Bh...

Dilip Venkatraman appointed as CEO of CNN-IBN
Friday, November 12, 2010

Mumbai: N. Dilip Venkatraman, CMO, CNN-IBN, IBN7, IBN-Lokmat & COO, IBN Focus, has been assigned the mandate to lead Network18's English News Channel, CNN-IBN as CEO, with immediate effect. In his new role, Venkatraman will be responsible for the strategic, financial and oper...

Love Conquers All on Pavitra Rishta
Friday, November 12, 2010

Mumbai: Will they or won't they re-unite? Does love indeed conquer all? Will their families accept their love? Fate & circumstance have played key roles in the lives of Manav (Sushant Rajput) & Archana (Ankita Lokhande), a couple who have captured the collective imaginati...

Zee TV and Balaji Telefilms' Pavitra Rishta wins yet another international accolade!
Friday, November 12, 2010

Mumbai: Zee TV and Balaji Telefilms Pavitra Rishta is surely getting much appreciation from the critics and viewers alike. A month ago, it was a recipient of the recent 'Jury's Special Prize' at the recent Seoul International Drama Awards 2010  which was held in South Korea....

Zee Reality Contestants in Farah Khan's Tees Maar Khan
Friday, November 12, 2010

Mumbai: When Zee TV conceptualized a national level reality talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Antakshari to give a worthy platform to the immense talent hidden in every nook and corner of India, maybe even then they did not imagine that it would take the nation by storm and that the...

UTV films now in Telugu on Maa Tv
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Mumbai: In a first of its kind association by a movie production studio, UTV’s motion pictures division announced an exclusive partnership with the leading Telugu entertainment channel in Andhra Pradesh– Maa TV. Ten blockbuster movies from the UTV’s movie library will now be showcased for the channe...
Priyanka Chopra Dons yet another Avatar with UTV Interactive
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mumbai: Ever wondered what a superstar does when away from the glitterati of the Bollywood world? Are they like one of us or something out of the world? The level of inquisitiveness would definitely reach a different height when it’s about the most desirable women in Asia- Priyan...

Legendary film maker Yash Chopra awarded with Asian Awards For Outstanding Achievement in Cinema 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010

Mumbai: Tributes continue to follow Yash Chopra who added the "Asian Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema" honour to his long list of well-regarded achievements on Tuesday, October 26th 2010, in London. This follows Mr. Yash Chopra being felicitated with the "Swiss Ambass...

16th Kolkata Film Festival to start from 10th November, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010

Kolkata: The 16th Kolkata Film Festival with its penchant for quality and excellence will commence on 10th November 2010 with the screening of "Of love and other Demons" directed by Hilda Hidalgo from Costa Rica based on a Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel by the same name.

...

Sonam Kapoor hosts a Fashion Class with Esprit
Monday, November 08, 2010

Mumbai: Bollywood’s style diva, Sonam Kapoor, needs no introduction! Her inimitable style and fashion sense has won her the title of the best dressed woman. Today, Sonam shared her expertise on fashion at a ‘Fashion Class with Esprit’ at the Esprit store at Linking road, Bandra.<...

Orissa: Bhajan Samrat Bhikari Bal cremated
Thursday, November 04, 2010

Puri: The mortal remains of Bhajan Samrat Bhikari Bal was consigned to flames at the Swargadwara here on Wednesday evening. His elder son Ashok performed the last rites. A guard of honour by according gun salute was presented at the crematorium while the Sri Jagannath Temple admi...

Reliance BIG Pictures to release SKYLINE on 12th November 2010
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Mumbai: SKYLINE the first Hollywood film under the alliance of Reliance BIG Pictures and IM Global will release on 12th November. The association between the two companies which was formed earlier this year will see its very first major film- SKYLINE, have a day and date release ...




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