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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 ...

Band Baaja Baaraat Music Released
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Mumbai: Yash Raj Films releases Music of Band Baaja Baaraat. The album consists of 7 kickass tracks and 2 outstanding remixes.

Singers: Salim Merchant, Sunidhi Chauhan

"Main toh ainvayi, ainvayi, ainvayi, ainvayi lut gaya!"

Dinner ove...

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, ...

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