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  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes a dig at the 'Grammy Award' 1 week ago

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the upcoming 'Grammy Award'. ...
  • Lata Mangeshkar proud of collaborating with sister Asha Bhosle after 30 years December 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar is looking forward to the audiences' reaction to her new album 'Mein Hawaa', in which she has collaborated with her sister Asha Bhosle after three decades. Lata is producing 'Mein Hawaa' under her label LM Music. Asha and Shaan have sung for the album, which marks...
  • Asha Bhosle to be honoured at the Dubai International Film Festival December 6, 2014

    Dubai: Legendary Indian singer Asha Bhosle will be awarded with the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to Indian cinema. Bhosle, 81, has recorded more than 12,000 songs and is known for her versatility as a singer be it folk songs, Indian classical music, pop songs, ghazals...
  • India's Asha Bhat is the first Indian to win Miss Supranational 2014 title December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Asha Bhat has won the beauty pageant Miss Supranational 2014, becoming the first Indian to receive the title. Asha competed with contestants from 70 countries at the event held in Warsaw, Poland last night. Looking dazzling in a beautiful Gavin Miguel gown, Asha was crowned by the outgoing...
  • Aamir Khan tackles Tuberculosis in the latest episode of 'Satyamev Jayate'; Salman Khan shares how his family was affected by it October 26, 2014

    According to the statistics provided during 'Satyamev Jayate', a startling number of people are affected by Tuberculosis, or TB in India. "Over 30 crore Indians carry the virus for the disease, whereas around 40 lakh are currently suffering from it," the show revealed. The latest episode of Aamir Khan's show tackled...
  • Australian envoy for women and girls visits India October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Australian ambassador for women and girls Natasha Stott Despoja is on an India visit, to promote the cause of Australia's international engagement with gender equality and their support to the empowerment of women. "Despite progress over the past few decades girls around the world face several challenges...
  • Veteran actress Asha Parekh to be honoured with lifetime achievement award at a film festival September 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Yesteryear star Asha Parekh will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the closing ceremony of 5th Jagran Film Festival. Parekh, 71, who has been an icon of Indian films since the '50s and '60s, has created an honourable space for herself through her extra-ordinary acting talent in...
  • Today's compositions lack melody; it is only about rhythm now, don't like them: Asha Bhosle September 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Fondly recalling memories of recording classics with late husband and noted composer Rahul Dev Burman, evergreen singer Asha Bhosle Monday said she is not fond of current songs as they largely cater to masses who prefer rhythm over melody. "I don't like them. The current situation is such that everybody...
  • Nature's fury in Jammu leaves thousands homeless September 8, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Jammu resident Asha Rani talks about how the torrential downpour has left her devastated. "We have lost everything in the floods. This is the second time that we've lost our home. It has left thousands homeless", said Asha. ...
  • Satyajit Rayinspired film 'Asha Jaoar Majhe' leads the Indian lineup at London Film Festival September 4, 2014

    London: A Satyajit Ray inspired film set in Kolkata and a truestory of a girl with cerebral palsy lead the Indian lineup at this year's London Film Festival. The British Film Institute's (BFI) annual film fiesta, to be held between October 8 and 19 across London's most iconic cinemas, revealed...
  • Opera Mini to become the default browser on Microsoft's lowcost phones August 21, 2014

    Oslo: Norwegian software maker Opera signed a deal to take over the browser building unit of Microsoft's Nokia mobile phone unit and reported secondquarter earnings above expectations on Thursday, sending it shares sharply higher. "We have signed a strategic licensing deal with Microsoft. We are basically taking over the browser building...
  • Modi government took credit for schemes introduced by Congress, says Sonia Gandhi August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of taking credit for the schemes and programmes of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and stated that despite doing so much, the Congressled alliance lost in the Lok Sabha polls as people got misled by false...
  • Asha Sahay, who once fought for freedom in Bose's Azad Hind Fauj, now fights illiteracy in Bihar August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: On August 15, 2014, India celebrates its 68th Independence Day. There have been thousands of soldiers who sacrified their lives for the country's independence. Asha Sahay is one such name who joined Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Azad Hind Fauj at the young age of 16. Asha Sahay was...
  • Singer Asha Bhosle condemns offensive lyrics, says she was shocked to hear 'Halkat Jawani' August 3, 2014

    For Asha Bhosle, survival in the competitive world of showbiz wasn't easy. And going by the obstacles she had to deal with, the domain is neither meant for the thinskinned, not the weakminded. Only someone as determined and resolute like Asha could have taken on challenges to carve a niche...
  • Tribute to RD Burman: Asha Bhosle remembers Pancham da June 28, 2014

    RD Burman's wife and singer Asha Bhosle remembers the greatest musician of the Indian cinema. ...
  • Quick Quiz: How well do you known your favourite composer RD Burman? June 27, 2014

    Son of legendary music director Sachin Dev Burman, RD Burman was a music maestro and his compositions still enchant us. Popularly known as Pancham da, he composed musical scores for over 331 movies. RD Burman was influenced by Western, Latin, Oriental and Arabic music, and incorporated elements from...
  • BJP backed candidate Asha Lakra wins Ranchi mayoral polls June 27, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed candidate Asha Lakra was on Friday declared winner in the Ranchi mayoral election, more than a year after the polls were cancelled over cashforvote allegations. Asha Lakra defeated Trinamool Congress (TMC) backed candidate Naveen Lakra by a margin of 14,969 votes, said an official. Asha...
  • Jung visits home for mentally challenged May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In a step towards improving the conditions of rehab homes across the city, Delhi's Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today visited Asha Kiran Home for mentally challenged in Rohini. After the visit, Jung said he was tremendously moved at the fate of the mentally handicapped and that Delhi government...
  • Asha Bhosle overwhelmed by her performance in Paris May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran singer Asha Bhosle says her latest performance in Paris was welcomed by a warm and cultured audience. "Thank you Paris for your warm welcome and (for) being such a fantastic cultured audience. Overwhelmed. Carrying memories back with me to India," the 80yearold posted on her Twitter page Friday. The versatile...
  • There were no disputes between Gulzar bhai and Pancham: Asha Bhosle April 16, 2014

    Mumbai: From the time she sang 'Ghar jayegi tar jayegi doliyaan chadh jayegi' for Gulzar in 'Khushboo', Asha Bhosle has shared a very special rapport with her Gulzar bhai who has been named for the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award. She feels it has gone to the "very deserving artist". "When I...
  • Shatrughan Sinha feels thrilled to receive IIFA film reward April 13, 2014

    Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who would be bestowed with a special award at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), said he was thrilled with the honour. The 67-year-old veteran actor will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema at the IIFA awards this year, which is set to take...
  • Salman Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle to campaign for Bappi Lahiri? April 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Thanks to the star-spangled nominations by top political parties, West Bengal is set to witness a Bollywood extravaganza during the election campaign. Famed music composer Bappi Lahiri, contesting the Lok Sabha polls on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket, is likely to bring in Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and melody...
  • It's hard to believe that now when I dial her number she won't be there to answer: Asha Parekh on Nanda March 27, 2014

    Mumbai: For veteran actress Asha Parekh, it's hard to believe that her friend and confidante Nanda is no more. She says she had spoken to the late actress just the night before she passed away, and finds it "frightening" that she didn't even get a chance to bid her goodbye. Nanda,...
  • Nokia X, X+, XL: Nokia launches its first Android-based budget phones February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Nokia introduced a new family of smartphones, the Nokia X series of phones. The first three phones in the family - the Nokia X, X+ and XL - run on the new Nokia X software platform, that is based on Google's Android. The phones under the Nokia X family...
  • Asha Bhosle to perform with doubleGrammy winning Dutch Metropole Orchestra February 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Melody queen Asha Bhosle is all set to go on a tour with doubleGrammy winning Dutch Metropole Orchestra in May. Asha, 80, will be performing with the hybrid orchestra in Amsterdam, The Hague and Paris on May 3, May 4 and May 8 respectively. "European followers: I'll be performing...