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  • Watch: Vivek Oberoi dubs for Electro in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' 08-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Don't be fooled by his charming good looks, actor Vivek Oberoi has a darker side as well. After portraying the role of a sinister bad guy in 'Krrish 3', he will now give his voice to the super-villain Max Dillon aka Electro for the Hindi version of the upcoming film...
  • I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan; he's the original superstar: Kajol 31-03-2014 09:36 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Kajol who attended the Hindi trailer launch of 'Kochadaiiyaan' on Sunday said she is Rajinikanth's biggest fan. "I am super excited for this...I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan. He is the original superstar I look up to him. If I get an opportunity to work with him there are...
  • Nargis Fakhiri works on her Hindi, stays away from cat fights 23-03-2014 04:09 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Nargis Fakhiri, who is still struggling to speak Hindi fluently, has dubbed in her own voice in her upcoming film 'Main Tera Hero' and says the language is not blocking offers. "There is no less offers because of my language problem. If I get a script, I understand...
  • Why are the MPs from Karnataka not opening their mouths in Parliament?

    Local Vocal |  Vasant Shetty
    Of late, after the civil-society driven anti-corruption movement caught the imagination of the educated middle class, there have been wide spread debates about the educational...

  • Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiyaan' becomes the first film ever to be released in six languages 03-03-2014 12:47 PM

    Chennai: For the first time in the history of Indian Cinema, the much-awaited period film 'Kochadaiyaan' featuring Tamil superstar Rajinikanth and Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone in the lead, would be released in six different languages. The movie will be released in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bhojpuri and Marathi, a release...
  • College fests keep independent music alive: Raghu Dixit 21-02-2014 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: Raghu Dixit, lead vocalist of popular band The Raghu Dixit Project, has associated with new channel Pepsi MTV Indies, which promotes independent music and artists. He says the genre may have been popularised by the internet, but it is college festivals that have kept it alive. "The internet...
  • World Mother Tongue Day: Time for India to implement a multi-lingual policy

    Local Vocal |  Vasant Shetty
    Anecdote 1: It was a state run bank situated in a lower middle class locality of South Bengaluru. Several middle aged women, looking confused, were...

  • Hindi litterateur Amarkant passes away at 89 17-02-2014 06:17 PM

    Noted Hindi litterateur and Jnanpith award winner Amarkant on Monday breathed his last at his residence in Allahabadfollowing a prolonged illness. He was 89. Born in 1925 in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh, Amarkant took active part in the Quit India movement of 1942, which caused him to abandon his...
  • Chidambaram humiliated me for speaking in Hindi: Urban Development Secretary 12-02-2014 09:21 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government is in disarray with top bureaucrats at war with two senior ministers. Urban Development Secretary Sudhir Krishna said that Finance Minister P Chidambaram humiliated him by not allowing him to speak in Hindi and instead asking him to converse in English. Krishna has written to...
  • Aflatoon Aurat, Do Ladke Dono Kadke, Sipahi Ki Sajni: 115 totally hilarious film titles of all time 20-01-2014 03:01 PM

    You know it's not an ordinary day when you come across films named 'Aflatoon Aurat', 'Do Ladke Dono Kadke' and 'Sipahi Ki Sajni'. We salute the creative person who clearly went overboard naming these 115 films. The titles say it all. Here are the most entertaining film titles of all...
  • The good should win right from the beginning, say Salim-Javed 11-01-2014 12:22 PM

    The Hindi film industry realised the importance of good writing with the emergence of Salim-Javed. Together they wrote superhit films such as 'Zanjeer', 'Deewar' and 'Sholay. Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar were known for their straight-forward opinion. CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand talks to them about the role of a writer in...
  • JDU protests against changes in UPSC exam pattern 12-12-2013 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: Janata Dal United MPs held a protest against changes in the civic services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The MPs claimed that the changes made in the civil services exam pattern discriminates against Hindi and other national languages. The MPs protested in front of...
  • Over 10,000 Bihar teachers fail Class V Mathematics, Hindi test 27-11-2013 08:10 PM

    More than 10,000 contractual school teachers in Bihar have failed a competency test, officials said on Tuesday. The test was held last month to review the teachers' ability to teach. "A total of 24 per cent teachers have failed the competency test. Out of 43,447 applicants who took the test,...
  • Mulayam's son studied in English-medium school: Tharoor 18-11-2013 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Human Resources Shashi Tharoor on Monday said Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav should not seek a ban on English in Parliament as his son Akhilesh has studied in an English-medium school. Tharoor said, "In the 21st century, most Indians want their children to...
  • Mulayam Singh demands ban on English in Parliament 17-11-2013 04:56 PM

    Etawah: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has demanded that English should be banned in Parliament, saying that MPs of non-Hindi speaking states should be encouraged to speak in Hindi. "There should be a ban on English address in Parliament. Countries which use their mother tongue are more developed. It's...
  • Krrish 3: 5 ways to identify an Indian superhero 03-11-2013 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: With 'Krrish 3', Indian superhero films have taken a leap of faith. Made and promoted at a mega budget, the latest film in the Krrish franchise showcases some breath-taking action sequences and perfectly imagined animated scenes. The CGI used in the film is much ahead of the earlier...
  • Hindi author Rajendra Yadav passes away 29-10-2013 01:44 PM

    Noted Hindi author Rajendra Yadav, a pioneer of the literary movement 'Nayi Kahani', died in New Delhi on Monday night. 84-year-old author experienced difficulty in breathing on Monday and was rushed to hospital. However, Yada's family informed about his death on Monday. Yadav is survived by his wife Mannu Bhandari,...
  • Manna Dey was a strict disciplinarian but soft at heart 24-10-2013 12:51 PM

    Kolkata: Legendary singer Manna Dey was a strict disciplinarian, with a thirst for knowledge and a bold persona, said a close associate. Manna Dey, 94, died after a prolonged illness in the early hours of Thursday at a hospital in Bangalore. Fondly recalling his nearly four decade long musical journey...
  • Manna Dey (1919 - 2013): A playlist of his finest songs 24-10-2013 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: Film commentators often describe Manna Dey as someone who didn't get his due which is not really true. So what if he couldn't become Raj Kapoor or Uttam Kumar's voice, he remained the reference point for the singers who eventually became those voices. And on top of everything,...
  • Japan: The fast emerging market for Bollywood films 06-10-2013 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan-starrer '3 Idiots' not just gave the $2 billion Indian film industry a 'foothold' in Japan but also opened up viewers to a 'comparatively traditional' affair like Shah Rukh Khan's 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan', says Akifumi Sugihara of Japan's 101-year-old production studio. The number of releases will...
  • Crashing B-Town: When the world conspires against Leela, the struggler 27-09-2013 02:31 PM

    When you are given the task of reviewing a book, you wish it to be fluid so that you don't need to put extra efforts. Journalist cum novelist Tulika Mehrotra's latest presentation 'Crashing B-Town' becomes successful on this front because I willingly read the entire book in a remarkably limited...
  • Chris Gayle sings in Hindi for a TV commercial 28-08-2013 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: West Indian Cricketer Chris Gayle's popularity in India seems to be on all time high. Gayle was already popular for his Gangnam Style parodies during international matches and now he has lent his voice for a TV commercial. He has crooned some lines of composer AR Rahman's hit...
  • Google Search now supports Hindi handwriting 22-08-2013 02:54 PM

    Bangalore: ...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: The life and times of Gulzar 18-08-2013 08:52 PM

    Sampooran Singh Kalra aka Gulzar started as a lyricist before turning into one of India's most original storyteller. ...
  • Watch: Journey of India's melodious voice Lata Mangeshkar 13-08-2013 12:10 PM

    Lata Mangeshkar has been the melodious voice for generations of heroines in Hindi cinema. In a career spanning over seven decades, with over 50,000 songs to her credit, her name is synonymous with Indian playback music. ...
  • News briefs: Lucknow Mahotsav to start from November 25 08-08-2013 11:37 PM

    Lucknow Mahotsav will be organised fromNovember 25 to December 5at the Regional Park, Sector L, Ashiana here. Divisional commissioner Sanjiv Saran announced the dates of the annual cultural extravaganza during a meeting of the Mahotsav organising committeeon Wednesday. While chief minister Akhilesh Yadav will inaugurate the event, Governor BL Joshi...
  • I have learnt a lot from the directors I have worked with: Ravi Kishan 23-07-2013 05:47 PM

    Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan's two Hindi films - 'Bajaatey Raho' and 'Issaq' - will release on July 26. While 'Bajaatey Raho' is a revenge comedy, 'Issaq' is a desi adaptation of William Shakespeare's play 'Romeo and Juliet'. Actor Ravi Kishan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his upcoming movies...
  • Media is not raising issues related to villages: Hazare 21-07-2013 08:30 AM

    New Delhi: Activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said that journalism, which is the fourth pillar of the democracy, has now become infested with mites and it is a cause of concern. "Journalism is the fourth pillar of the democracy which has to be strong, but it is a cause of...
  • Content, cast and packaging important for a film to be a hit: Khushboo 19-06-2013 06:06 PM

    'Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru' is a Tamil romantic comedy film directed by Sundar C and produced by Kushboo Sundar starring Siddharth, Hansika Motwani, Santhanam, Ganesh Venkatraman, Balaji, Vidyullekha Raman, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vishal Krishna, Mano Bala and Bosskey. Khushboo has played a cameo appearance in thirittu pasanga song, which marks...
  • 'Mayabazar' is India's greatest film ever: IBNLive poll 12-05-2013 04:30 PM

    New Delhi: Telugu film 'Mayabazar' has topped the poll conducted by IBNLive to find out India's greatest film till date. Malayalam film 'Manichitrathazhu' came 2nd while another Malayalam film 'Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha' grabbed the 3rd spot. Almost every big name of Telugu, Tamil and Kannada film industry was associated with...