Afghanistan’s first and only all-female orchestra to perform at Davos

Afghanistan’s first and only all-female orchestra to perform at Davos

Kabul, January 18 (AFP): In the face of death threats and accusations they are dishonoring their families by daring to perform, the women of Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra are  charting a new destiny for themselves through music. The group is set to be catapulted onto the world stage with a performance at the World Economic […]

No need for Kashmiri child star Zaira Wasim to apologize, says Muslim leader Owaisi

No need for Kashmiri child star Zaira Wasim to apologize, says Muslim leader Owaisi

Mumbai ,January 18 (NIA): All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said that there was no need for Zaira Wasim to apologize for acting as a female wrestler in Aamir Khan’s blockbuster flick Dangal. “Nobody should be pressurized into doing or not doing something, especially a 16-year-old girl. This is completely unwarranted […]

“Viceroy’s House” shows how Britain’s strategic interest partitioned India in 1947

“Viceroy’s House” shows how Britain’s strategic interest partitioned India in 1947

By Vanessa Thorpe/The Guardian   The opening lines of Viceroy’s House British director Gurinder Chadha’s epic new film, are barked out in Hindi by a tough colonial Scot at the head of a vast team of flunkies who, only 70 years ago, were ensuring the smooth running of the 340-room palace in New Delhi that was […]

Mahira Khan says she’s sad about not being able to promote Raees in India

Mahira Khan says she’s sad about not being able to promote Raees in India

London, January 17 (NIA): Pakistani actress Mahira Khan opened up about what she loved and feared about her forthcoming Bollywood film Raees in an interview to BBC-Urdu. When asked if she was dejected about not promoting the film across the border, the actor said; “Of course, I feel bad. When you put so much effort and hard work […]

Fresh threat to release of Sharukh-Mahira starer “Raees”

Fresh threat to release of Sharukh-Mahira starer “Raees”

New Delhi, January 16 (Indian Express) Shahrukh Khan had struck a deal with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) that he would not involve his Pakistani co-star Mahira Khan in their film’s promotions in exchange for the peaceful release of Raees. However, film exhibitors in central Indian state Chhattisgarh are now receiving threats from Shiv Sena. Raees is slated […]

Karan Johar’s memoir portrays Bollywood’s darker side

Karan Johar’s memoir portrays Bollywood’s darker side

Mumbai, January 16 (IANS): The much-anticipated memoir of filmmaker Karan Johar has been creating waves on social media after chapters describing his fallout with actress Kajol were leaked on Twitter — and for candid talk about his sexual orientation. But contrary to the initial reports as well as expectations, An Unsuitable Boy is much more than just […]

Sabeena Thorsen – Sri Lanka’s latest beauty sensation

Sabeena Thorsen – Sri Lanka’s latest beauty sensation

Colombo, Jan 15 (NIA) – Sri Lanka’s latest beauty sensation, Sabeena Thorsen is out to change the world. Half Danish, half Sri Lankan, this 17 year old beauty who was recently crowned ‘Miss Sri Lanka in Europe 2016’ in Paris has achieved a lot at an early age. With a friendly personality and a ‘go getter’ attitude, […]

Air India to reserve seats for women

Air India to reserve seats for women

New Delhi, January 14 (The Hindu): India’s national carrier Air India will now be reserving six seats in the front rows of domestic flights for women, The Hindu reported. In the past, buses, trains and even auto-rickshaws in India have reserved seats for women, but this is the first time an airline has implemented such a […]

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