Amrita Panja

  • Husain's Kolkata connect: The Azad Hind dhaba 12-06-2011 01:57 PM

    Kolkata: The Azad Hind dhaba in Kolkata's Ballygunje Circular Road is mostly known for its North Indian cuisine, but the 64-year-old dhaba has a rather arty connection as celebrated artist MF Husain, who died on Thursday, was a regular visitor, when he was in Kolkata. Co-owner of the dhaba Satish...
  • Shantiniketan celebrates Tagore's 150th anniversary 08-05-2011 10:22 AM

    CNN-IBN's Amrita Panja takes us to the poet's town of Shantiniketan which is celebrating Tagore's 150th birth anniversary. ...
  • Film made on Nandigram carnage 03-05-2011 10:24 AM

    Nandigram: The Nandigram violence will now be a part of a film that also includes victims of rape, arson and other atrocities in Nandigram. The actors of the film are the victims of the Nandigram carnage. For 15-year-old Nandigram victim Bulu Mir the wounds on his body may have healed...
  • WB polls: Barefoot protest against Left Front 23-04-2011 05:04 PM

    A few Trinamool supporters have vowed to walk barefoot until mamta banerjee unseats the Left Front. ...
  • Paintings versus songs at Bengal elections 21-04-2011 09:22 AM

    Kolkata: Elections have never been this arty in Bengal - from wall graffiti and paintings to performance and visual art - all platforms are being used to add colour. Paintings by Trinamool Supremo Mamata Banerjee herself have created a buzz. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) was also the first to come...
  • Violent polls: massive arms haul in Bengal 15-04-2011 06:55 AM

    Kolkata: As Bengal gets ready for its six-phase polls, the Election Commission - whose job it is to keep the elections clean - has its hands full with 294 seats and over 70,000 polling booths. Chief electoral officer Sunil Gupta says,"Unlicensed arms, cartridges, bombs, and other explosives in various quantities...
  • EC bans blood donation camps, Kolkata struggles 12-04-2011 10:08 AM

    Kolkata: The Election Commission's directive to ban political parties from organizing blood donation camps has left patients helpless in Kolkata. Most blood banks usually count on blood donation camps organized by political parties. Narayan Chatterjee has visited four blood banks in the city in six hours. His 85-year-old father needs...
  • Mamta's painting exhibition, a super hit 07-04-2011 08:58 PM

    The paintings start at Rs 50000 and forty four of ninety eight paintings are already sold out. ...
  • Mamata's paintings fetch Rs 92 lakh so far 07-04-2011 10:35 AM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's painting exhibition has generated a whopping Rs 92 lakh in two days and two more days are still to go. A particular painting alone fetched a staggering Rs 12 lakh and there is demand for more. "Some orders are coming...all paintings are sold. I...
  • Dhoni replaces Ganguly as EC brand ambassador 06-04-2011 10:18 AM

    The Trinamool Congress has questioned Sourav Ganguly's political impartiality. ...
  • Dhoni replaces Ganguly as EC brand ambassador 06-04-2011 10:05 AM

    Kolkata: The Election Commission has replaced Sourav Ganguly with MS Dhoni and APJ Abdul Kalam as its brand ambassadors. Ganguly had earlier written to the commission to withdraw from the campaign after the TMC questioned his political impartiality. For the left handed batsman it's the opposition to the Left in...
  • Dhoni replaces Ganguly as EC brand ambassador 05-04-2011 09:14 PM

    The Election Commission on Tuesday replaced Sourav Ganguly with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and APJ Abdul Kalam as brand ambassadors. Ganguly had earlier written to the commission seeking to withdrawal from the campaign after TMC questioned his political impartiality. The controversy over the former Team India captain's Sourav Ganguly alleged proximity...
  • WB polls: Mamata banks on her painting skill 01-04-2011 09:06 AM

    Kolkata: In West Bengal, some new colours are being infused in poll campaigning - thanks to Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee's hidden talent. Mamata Banerjee's brush with colours will finally come in handy for her party. The Trinamool Congress claimed its greatest weakness in its run up to the upcoming Assembly...
  • Sourav Ganguly bats for election commision 29-03-2011 09:40 AM

    Sourav Ganguly has been roped in by the Election Commission to increase voter participation. ...
  • Celina locks herself in a cage for PETA campaign 14-03-2011 04:13 PM

    Celina Jaitley locked herself in a cage to protest against a medical institute that uses animals for research. ...
  • Filmistan all set to shut down 16-02-2011 10:35 AM

    Filmistan which rests over six acres of prime land will now make way for a residential or commercial complex ...
  • Prakash Jha locks horns with the Censor Board 18-01-2011 03:11 PM

    Mumbai: Yet another controversy involving filmmakers and the Censor Board is surfacing. It’s filmmaker Prakash Jha who has locked horns with the Censor Board over allegations that the promos of his new production 'Turning 30' were broadcast without the Board’s certification. "Censor board is nonsense. There should not be any...
  • Akshay Kumar's films turning out to be flops 10-11-2010 02:30 PM

    Mumbai: There was a time when Akshay Kumar was considered one of the most dependable actors in the film industry. However, off late the actor's films haven't been able even draw a good initial at the box office. Khiladi Kumar needs to worry as not only has his Diwali release...
  • Deepika Padukone, Siddharth Mallya get candid 27-10-2010 10:44 AM

    You'll see the final product but preparations are already on for the 2011 Kingfisher calender. ...
  • Golmaal 3, Action Replayy to release around Diwali 26-10-2010 02:51 PM

    Two major Bollywood films - Golmaal 3 and Action Replayy - will be released around Diwali to cash in on the festive season. Funny and entertaining Golmaal 3 and Action Replayy are in tune with the festive mood that surrounds their release this year. With an estimated budget of around...
  • Anushka is back with 'Band Baaja Baaraat' 20-10-2010 06:15 PM

    After 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' and 'Badmaash Company', Anushka Sharma is back with yet another Yash Raj production titled 'Band Baaja Baaraat'. ...
  • Priyanka, Ranbir, Aamir bag GQ awards 27-09-2010 11:00 AM

    The GQ Men of the Year Awards were held Sunday evening with lots of glitz and glamour. ...
  • Cooking with Akshay Kumar 09-09-2010 02:05 PM

    After the UK and Australia, Master Chef comes to India...the celebrity judge of this show is none other than the Khiladi Akshay Kumar... ...
  • 'I think Salman has a unique style' 07-09-2010 06:46 PM

    Abhay Deol is a star in the making... so from more films, to more endorsements to coming late for events he is doing it all star like...after a delay of one and a half hours Abhay got talking about brands and films... and here's what Abhay claims he would never...
  • Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh remember Teesri Manzil 06-09-2010 02:36 PM

    It was a rather nostalgic Saturday for the team of yesteryear's super-hit film Teesri Manzil as the movie was screened at a city multiplex... ...
  • New book on Mother Teresa's life and beliefs 26-08-2010 12:23 PM

    Mumbai: On the occasion of Mother Teresa’s birth centenary, comic book label Amar Chitra Katha has launched a special title, tracking the life and times of the nun of Albanian descent who later became an Indian citizen. This is the first title by the comic book label in four years....
  • TV's hit serial Hum Log is back 20-07-2010 11:58 AM

    The new version will be called 'Hum' ...