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Bhanita Mahanta is Dabur Gulabari Miss Fresh Face of Northeast 2010
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Guwahati: Glamour, glitz & girls with a dash of Dabur Gulabari! Yes, the moment finally arrived with Dabur India Ltd. hosting the Grand Finale of the second edition of its biggest beauty initiative in Northeast -- Dabur Gulabari Miss Fresh Face of Northeast 2010. After three ...

Orissa: Legendary bhajan singer Bhikari Bal passes away at 81
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Cuttack: Orissa's most popular devotional singer, Veteran Oriya singer, Bhajan Samrat Bhikari Bal  passed away in the ICU of  the SCB Medical College and Hospital  here Tuesday late night  at the age of 82. He is survived with w...

Orissa-based Ortel announces Anubhav Mohanty as its Brand Ambassador
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Ortel Communications Limited, one of the fastest growing Broadband Access Network Operator and Service Provider today announced Cine Artist “Anubhav Mohanty” as Brand Ambassador. Superstar Anubhav carries with him unique qualitie...

Orissa: Retelling history through plays - Epic drama on heroic lives of Jayee Rajguru, Chakhi Khuntia
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Cuttack: History may be prosaic. But when it is narrated in the form of plays, it becomes lively, interesting, intelligible and at the same time, entertaining. Performance of history also makes a historical event or personality hugely popular an...
Bollywood dream merchant Yash Chopra felicitated with Swiss Ambassador’s Award 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mumbai: The Embassy of Switzerland felicitated Bollywood dream merchant, Yash Chopra with the “Swiss Ambassador’s Award 2010”for his contribution in promoting ‘Brand Switzerland’ through his movies. The award was presented at a scintillating evening hosted at the lawns of the Swi...

Yash Chopra honoured with prestigious National Kishore Kumar Award
Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mumbai: The prestigious National Kishore Kumar Award, given by the Madhya Pradesh Government for the year 2009-10, was conferred on Mr. Yash Chopra, at an investiture ceremony held yesterday. This ceremony took place at the birthplace of the Late Kishore Kumar – Khandwa, MP - on ...

Kerala Government felicitates Reliance BIG Pictures' Kutty Srank
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mumbai: In a first of its kind felicitation ceremony held in Trivandrum on 5th October, 2010, the Kerala Chief Minister V. Achutanandan, the leader of the opposition Oommen Chandy and the film makers association hosted a function to honor the efforts of the makers of Kutty Srank ...

Orissa: ‘Antahswara’ – the Inner voice of ‘Arohana’
Monday, October 25, 2010

Report by Snigdha Nanda; Bhubaneswar: Every child is bestowed with some virtues to shape up his own personality.  In a whim to nurture a child as per their description of a successful person, parents, and teachers fail seriously as most of them never try to listen and realiz...

Orissa: First Ever Dongria Kondha’s Music Album Release in Kui Language
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The First ever Kui Music Album ‘Niyamgiri ti Rani’ was launched here at Mayfair, Bhubaneswar on 19th October, 2010. This is one-of-its kind initiative in the country to bring the beauty, the rich cultural heritage, their music an...

Orissa: Film Swayamsiddha to be screened at International Film Festival in Goa
Monday, October 18, 2010

Bhubaneswar: ‘Swayamsiddha’, the much acclaimed Oriya movie is going to be screened at International Film Festival in Goa this year.

The film has been included in the Indian Panorama Feature Film category of the festival that kicks off from November 22.

Orissa: Noted Artist Baisnab Satpathy gets Guru Surendra Nath Samman
Saturday, October 09, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhadrak: Noted Odissi dancer, Guru Surendra Nath Jena's third death anniversary has been celebrated at Bhadrak town hall. In this grand function eminent Jatra Artist Baisnab Charana Satpathy honoured with Guru Surendra Nath Samman 2010 along ...

Acclaimed artist Sudarsan Pattnaik appeals people to vote his students
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Orissa is a state of Art and culture. There are so many talents in the field of art and culture. A team of students of Sudarsan Sand Art Institute, Puri, Odisha founded by renowned Sand Artist Mr. Sudarsan Pattnaik, has been sele...

10 December ko bajega Band Baaja Baaraat
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mumbai: Yash Raj Films announces its next release, BAND BAAJA BAARAAT. Directed by Maneesh Sharma (Associate Director on the immensely successful Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi) and Produced by Aditya Chopra, the film stars newcomer Ranveer Singh along with Anushka Sharma as the lead pair. ...

Reliance BIG Pictures’ films win 17 awards at 57th National Awards
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mumbai: Reliance BIG Pictures, the motion picture arm of Reliance ADA Group has bagged an unprecedented 17 awards at the 57th National Awards making it the highest for a production house in any given year.

Reliance BIG Pictures’ five films which have been produced co-prod...

Orissa's Harihar Dash, Manas Sahu group enter into final of India's Got Talent-II
Sunday, September 26, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Berhampur-based dancer Harihar Dash and Sand artist Manas Sahu and his group stormed into the final of reality show India’s Got Talent-II on Saturday.

Harihar Das hailing from Berhampur spellbound the judges as well as th...

Arunachal Pradesh CM pats Teji; announces Rs 10 Lakh as token of appreciation
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Itanagar: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu today announced Rs 10 lakh as an incentive for young prodigy Toko Teji, who won laurels for Arunachal Pradesh, in one of India’s largest talent hunt show – India Got Talent Khoj 2 on Colour channel.

Teji along with his parents Toko J...

Pragati presents Kishore Sandhya
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bhubaneswar: Pragati, a city based socio-cultural organization, presented a musical evening on Saturday at Rabindra Mandap here. The cynosure of the evening was Sri Amit Ganguly. Ganguly, a look alike of Amitava Bachhan has a gifted voice that resembles with legendary play back s...

Eminent South Indian music director Ilayaraja gets Akshaya Samman
Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bhubaneswar: Eminent South Indian music director Ilayaraja, with over 750 films as music director and a performance in the London Philharmonic to his credit, has been chosen by the selection committee to receive the 4th Akshaya Samman on October 12. He joins Manna Dey, Hariprasad...

Subas Sahoo from Orissa wins 57th National Film Award for Best Audiography
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar : One Odiya  Subas Sahoo will be awarded in the 57th National Film Festival. He has been selected for the award for Best Audiography in the Film ‘Kamine’.

The Directorate of Film Festivals today announced 57th Nationa...

Airtel digital TV’s ‘Lifetime Free Language Packs’ offer gets bigger
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Delhi: Airtel digital TV’s Lifetime Free Language Packs offer just got bigger. In line with its idea of combining the power of choice with great savings, Airtel digital TV today extended its Lifetime Free Language Packs offer over its latest ‘'New Value Hindi Special’ monthly...

Reliance Big Entertainment, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment acquire Tom Rachman’s novel
Monday, September 13, 2010

Mumbai: Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B Entertainment, under its Creative Partnership with Reliance BIG Entertainment have acquired the screen rights to Tom Rachman’s novel, The Imperfectionists, which was published this spring ...

Movie review Dabangg: Salman Khan back with a bang
Monday, September 13, 2010

After so many years Salman Khan is back with a bang with his new move Dabangg. Dabangg is a serious action film with intense comedy and light romance.

Dabangg is directed by Abhinav Singh Kashyap and produced by Arbaaz Khan. It is the first film of the newly launched Arbaaz Khan Productio...

Night of Angles Fundraising Musical Night
Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Sydney: On September 4Th Priya Group The Night of Angles celebrated 2nd time in Sydney on the memory of her late mother who died in cancer on 2003.This year she organised a donation camp for the CANCER COUNCIL. People from the different communities (Australia, India &Fiji) ca...

Orissa: Mohini, Bhagirathi bags Guru Kelucharan Award
Monday, September 06, 2010

Bhubaneswar: The pioneering presence, the moving spirit behind the resuscitation of classical Odissi dance, Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, left us six years ago; but his legacy, however, lives on. Guruji’s blessings have propelled his institution Srjan from strength to strength.

Orissa: Oriya translation of Gitagovinda published
Monday, September 06, 2010

Report by Golakha Chandra Das; Bhubaneswar: A book containing the Odiya translation and detailed commentary on Jayadeva’s original Sanskrit work Gita Govinda was released at the IDCOL Auditorium on Thursday.

The book is authored by the late Susil Kumar Das of Srimad Bhaga...

Orissa Sand artists selected for semi Final of India's Got Talent Khose-2
Saturday, September 04, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Puri: A team of students of Sudarsan Sand Art Institute, Puri, Odisha founded by renowned Sand Artist Mr. Sudarsan Pattnaik, has been selected at Kolkata audition of “India’s Got Talent Khose-2 “show of Colors TV Channel.

Now they...

RSS pays homage to Odiya singer Sikandar Alam in its state executive meeting
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Report by Golakha Chandra Das; Bhubaneswar: RSS hold its two days long state executive meeting on last 28th and 29th August. This function was presided by Pranta Sanghachalak Sri Bipin Bihari Nanda.Where several matters regarding future planning of organizations work were di...

Orissa health minister meets Odiya Singer Bhikari Bal
Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cuttack: The Health and Family Welfare Minister Prasanna Acharya meet with veteran Odiya Singer Bhikari Bal in his residence at Tala Telenga Bazar on Saturday along with legislature Debashis Samantaray and Orissa Red Cross Society Secretary Mangala Mohanty.

The Minister&...

Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award 2010 to Prof. Mohini Mohan Patnaik, Bhagirathi Das
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The pioneering presence, the moving spirit behind the resuscitation of classical Odissi dance Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra left us six years ago; his legacy however lives on. Guruji’s blessings and eternal good wishes have propelled...

Reliance BIG Pictures all set for a Worldwide release of Initiative Film's Chak Jawana on August 27th
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mumbai:  Reliance Big Pictures is all set for the worldwide release of Initiative Film's Punjabi movie "Chak Jawana" on August 27, 2010. The film stars Punjab's legendary singer and actor Gurdas Maan.

Commenting on the release, debutant director Simerjit Singh said, ...

Orissa Theatre, cinema artiste passes away
Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cuttack: Eminent theatre and cinema artist Bhima Singh passed away at SCB Medical College Hospital here on Saturday morning. He was 76 and is survived by wife and four children.
Singh, also a reputed scriptwriter, was ailing for past several months suffering from multiple di...

Udaan selected to compete at Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain category
Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mumbai: Anurag Kashyap, Sanjay Singh and UTV Motion Pictures are proud to announce that their co-production, Udaan, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, has been selected for the ‘Un Certain Regard’ category at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. This is one of the most prestigious s...

Orissa-based Sudarsan Sand Art Institute students selected at audition of India’s Got Talent Khose-2
Saturday, August 21, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Puri: A team of students of Sudarsan Sand Art Institute, Puri, Odisha founded by renowned Sand Artist Mr. Sudarsan Pattnaik, has been selected at Kolkata audition of “India’s Got Talent Khose-2 “show of Colors TV Channel. In Kolkata audition,...

Lafangey Parindey on Mobile
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mumbai: Get to be a real Lafanga. The Lafangey Parindey Mobile Game created exclusively for the movie, gives fans a chance to experience the living on the edge & never say die spirit of One Shot Nandu (Neil Nitin Mukesh) & Pinky Palkar (Deepika Padukone) in the movie. It'...

Orissa: Manasi Pradhan in Central Film Censor Board’s Advisory Panel
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bhubaneswar: International board member of World Women Organisation (WWO), well-known author and women activist Manasi Pradhan has been appointed as Advisory Panel member of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), popularly known as the Censor Board.

Mrs. Pradhan has...

Gujarat CM congrats Amitabh Bachchan for Ad films on 'Kutch', 'Gir Lions' and 'Somnath'
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi released the state's brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan's three short Ad films on 'Kutch', 'Gir Lion Sanctuary' and 'Somnath' under the title of 'Khushbu Gujarat Ki' in presence of the mega star here this evening.

After viewi...

Oriya movie Swayamsiddhaý released successfully at Angul Theater
Friday, August 13, 2010

Report by Sangram Ranjan Nath, Angul: Although the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha has threatened to the theatre owners to release of the movie “Swayam Siddha” based on Maoist ideologue, but it was released successfully at Angul movie hall on 12th August 2010. More than Fifty Yuva mo...

Reliance Communications, Universal Music sign partnership in its preparation for 3G launch
Monday, August 09, 2010

Mumbai: Having successfully won the licence to offer 3G servi...

Orissa: Singer Md. Sikandar Alam passes away in Bhubaneswar
Sunday, August 08, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary bureau; Bhubaneswar: Noted singer Md. Sikandar Alam from Orissa passes away in Bhubaneswar. It should be noted that he was admitted hospital due to prolonged illness. After his demises noted singer Prafulla Kar and others visited  hospital.

Dil Bole Hadippa Wins Best Film of 2009 Readers' Choice Award
Sunday, August 08, 2010

Mumbai: Directed by Anurag Singh and produced by Aditya Chopra, starring the dynamic duo of Shahid Kapoor & Rani Mukherjee, Dil Bole Hadippa has won the "Readers' Choice Award for Best Film of 2009" presented by Ishq - Germany's biggest Bollywood magazine.

Dil Bole Ha...

Yash Raj Films announces its next with Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif
Sunday, August 08, 2010

Mumbai: Yash Raj Films is pleased to announce its next project, written and directed by debutant Ali Abbas Zafar. Produced by Aditya Chopra, the still untitled film will star Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif as the lead pair.

This romantic comedy goes on floor mid-September a...

Yash Chopra conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by SOAS, UK
Sunday, August 08, 2010

Mumbai: At an inspiring and solemn graduation ceremony befitting the University of London, Mr. Yash Chopra was awarded an honorary higher doctoral degree, a DLit, a Doctor of Letters honoris causa, for having made an outstanding contribution to the field of cinema in his six deca...

Sushree Shreya Mishra of Orissa to participant in China beauty pageant fiesta
Friday, August 06, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary bureau; Sambalpur:  At a contest held in New Delhi recently Sushree Shreya Mishra of Sambalpur  in the bagged the first position in the ‘I am She’ beauty pageant contest finalist  making her eligible to participant in the China beauty pageant...

BJP Yuva Morcha in Orissa threatens theatre owners over release of movie Swayamsidha
Friday, August 06, 2010

Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: The BJP Yuva Morcha has threatened the theatre owners of dire consequences following the release of the movie  "Swayam Siddha"   based on Maoist ideologue. "We have warned the theatre owners not to release the movie or e...

India’s most watched TV show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ is powered by ‘Idea’
Thursday, August 05, 2010

Mumbai: The most popular TV Game show ever on Indian Television, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, has got an ‘Idea’ this year! The popular show to be hosted by Superstar Amitabh Bachchan is ‘powered by’ Idea Cellular, as the leading pan-India mobile operator has obtained the ‘Telecom par...

Geet Tarang organises Rafi Memorial Night Capital city of Orissa
Sunday, August 01, 2010

Bhubaneswar : Rafi  Memorial Night  organized by Geet Tarang at Jayadev Sadan Bhubaneswar, Capital city of Orissa to pay tribute to Mohammed Rafi  on his 30th death anniversary on July 31 who passed away on July 31, 1980, exactly 30 years ago.

“Tujhe Jeeban...

Renowned guitar exponent Dr Kamala Shankar performed at Orissa’s Ravenshaw University
Friday, July 30, 2010

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Cuttack: Renowned exponent of classical guitar, Dr Kamala Shankar performed at the prestigious Heritage Hall of Ravenshaw University here on Thursday evening under the aegis ...

Orissa-based TV channel Tarang to telecast serial Chha Man Atha Gunth
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bhubaneswar: The Oriya entertainment channel Tarang have decided to telecast serial  " Chha Man Atha Gunth " of  Fakir Mohan Senapaty. The Shree Pictures will produce this classic by Keshab  Chandra Raut  and its Muhurat has been  observed in Cuttack Gar ...

Orissa BJP alleges Odiya movie Swayamsidha glorifies Maoist ideology
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Report by Orissadiary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The BJP has alleged that the Odia language movie Swayamsidha which will be released shortly will encourage Maoist activities. Berhampur BJD  MP Sidhartha Mohapatra is acting in the role of a  Maoists leader.

The ...

Pritam to create tunes for Ferrari Ki Sawaari
Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mumbai: Vinod is geared up for his new film ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’. The latest development is that music director Pritam has been given the responsibility to create music for the film.

Vinod heard one of the songs composed by the popular music director for Love Aaj Kal, after which he deci...

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