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  • A.R. Rahman in Oscar race again December 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Double Oscar winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman is once again in the race for an Academy Award. Among the 114 scores in contention for a nomination in the Original Score category for the 87th Oscars, the Mozart of Madras stands a chance with three mentions. His work for 'Million...
  • #ThrowbackThursday: How 'Hum Se Hai Muqabala' and AR Rahman's music taught an entire generation to 'take it easy' December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: At a glance, there was nothing remarkable about a thin, tall, bearded young man, who's dressed in a burqa and trying to hit on women in a bus. After getting slapped a bunch of times, he is thrown out of the bus. But only then do we get...
  • 'Kaaviya Thalaivan' review: G Vasanthabalan's film works in parts like AR Rahman's music; it doesn't do full justice to the pre-independence era November 29, 2014

    Film: 'Kaaviya Thalaivan'Cast: Siddharth, Prithviraj, Vedhika Kumar, Anaika Soti, Nassar, Thambi Ramaiah, Ponvannan, SingampuliDirector: G VasanthabalanRating: 3/5 At the end of 'Kaaviya Thalaivan', there's a side in you that wants to laud the effort of auteur G Vasanthabalan, who has always strived to give us good cinema, especially for recreating a...
  • Jhumpa Lahiri, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi in DSC Prize shortlist November 28, 2014

    London: Indian writer critic Shamsur Rahman Faruqi and Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri are among five authors shortlisted for next year's USD 50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. The shortlist for 2015 was announced here late last night. Lahiri's novel "The Lowland", an intimate portrayal of two brothers and political passion...
  • Saudi Arabia beheads 9th Pakistani since mid-October November 27, 2014

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded a Pakistani for heroin smuggling, bringing to nine the number of people from his country executed since mid-October. Mohammed Rahman Mohammed Asghar had been "tried and found guilty of smuggling a large quantity of heroin into the kingdom," the official Saudi Press Agency said....
  • Actress Veena Malik, Pakistani channel Geo TV owner sentenced to 26 years in prison for airing 'blasphemous programme' November 26, 2014

    Islamabad: The owner of Pakistan's biggest media group, Geo TV along with actor Veena Malik and her husband was sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court for allegedly airing a blasphemous programme. Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, owner of Geo and Jang group, was accused of allowing the airing of a...
  • Watch: AR Rahman talks about working with Rajinikanth on 'Lingaa' November 22, 2014

    Be it songs like 'Mona Gasolina' and 'En Mannavaa', the soundtrack of 'Lingaa' is already making news. Catch Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman talk about his music in Rajinikanth's eagerly-awaited film 'Lingaa'. ...
  • Watch: Rajinikanth romance Anushka Shetty in new song 'Mona Gasolina' from the film 'Lingaa' November 17, 2014

    The first song of the much awaited film 'Lingaa' is out! Features Rajinikanth and Anushka Shetty, the song 'Mona Gasolina' had been composed by AR Rahman and sung by Neeti Mohan, Tanvi Shah and Mano. The film has been directed by KS Ravikumar and features Sonakshi Sinha as well. ...
  • Barack Obama grieves death of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig November 17, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama has grieved the gruesome murder of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig by the dreaded IS terrorist group and termed his beheading as an act of pure evil. "ISIL's actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith which Abdul-Rahman adopted as his own," Obama said in...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 29, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Jamat terrorists Boma Mizal, Sayedullah named as Yusuf's handlers in Burdwan terror attack October 29, 2014

    A terror tree established from the interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveal that the Jamat terrorists in 2007 came to India after the terror outfit was banned in Bangladeh in 2005. ...
  • Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to death for crimes during 1971 war against Pakistan October 29, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's fundamentalist Jamaat-e- Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami was on Wednesday sentenced to death by a special tribunal for his role in the killing of thousands of people during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971, triggering fears of violence. "He shall be hanged by neck until he is...
  • AR Rahman launches 'Raunaq', dedicates it to Vogue Empower September 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Music maestro A.R. Rahman Monday launched his new album 'Raunaq' and said that he dedicates it to Vogue Empower, a social awareness initiative that draws attention to women's empowerment. "I pledge to spread the message of Vogue Empower by dedicating my latest album, 'Raunaq', to the campaign," Rahman said in...
  • AR Rahman's son Ameen likely to sing in Mani Ratnam's next September 27, 2014

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman Friday said that his son Ameen might sing in filmmaker Mani Ratnam's yet-untitled upcoming bilingual project. Ameen, 12, has already crooned the song "NaNa" from "Couple's Retreat". "A lot of filmmakers want Ameen to act, but I want him to concentrate on studying. He might sing...
  • Working with AR Rahman for 'Kaaviya Thalaivan' is a rare privilege, says actress Vedhika Kumar September 23, 2014

    Chennai: Southern actress Vedhika Kumar considers working with Oscarwinning composer A.R. Rahman for the second time in upcoming Tamil drama "Kaaviya Thalaivan" a "rare privilege" as everybody longs for one opportunity to work with the maestro. "I have worked with Rahman sir previously in "Sakkarakatti". I have grown up listening to...
  • Snapshot: Is that a giant safety pin holding up AR Rahman's jacket? September 17, 2014

    AR Rahman's appeared at the launch event on Ashutosh Gowarikar's new TV show 'Everest' dressed in a grey jacket neatly tucked by a giant safety pin. The composer, in spite of the bizarre fashion statement, looked dapper in the grey suit. The composer unveiled the promo and poster of the...
  • AR Rahman scores music for Ashutosh Gowariker's debut TV show 'Everest' September 17, 2014

    Mumbai: After the success of 'Lagaan' and 'Jodha Akbar', A R Rahman has teamed up with Ashutosh Gowariker for the director's debut television show titled 'Everest'. Rahman said that it was a privilege to work on the Star Plus show with Gowariker, whose first look was launched today. "I have worked with...
  • Ashutosh Gowariker unveils first poster, promo for his television debut 'Everest' September 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The promo and poster of filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker's TV show "EVEREST" was launched here Tuesday. Codirected by Glenn Baretto and Ankush Mohla, the Star Plus show is about the struggle of a daughter, who in order to gain her father's acceptance decides to climb the highest mountain of the world...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 16, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: BJP gets bypoll shock before assembly polls in Maharashtra, Haryana September 16, 2014

    The 33 Assembly and 3 Lok Sabha seats bypoll results have surely come as a big shocker for the ruling BJP at the Centre. After a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections in May, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP has tasted its first major defeat. The biggest...
  • West Indies hunt series win in historic 500th Test September 13, 2014

    Gros Islet: The West Indies will hope to mark their 500th Test with a victory when they face Bangladesh in the second and final Test at the Beausejour Cricket Ground here Saturday. They swept aside the visitors by 10 wickets in the first encounter at Arnos Vale last week and with...
  • 'I' motion poster: Vikram is the beauty as well as the beast in this highlyanticipated film September 12, 2014

    Catch the first glimpse of Chiyaan Vikram's 'I' directed by Shankar. Watch the motion poster of the AR Rahman musical and get ready for September 15. ...
  • AR Rahman to work with Brazilian singer Anna Beatriz for the film 'Pele' September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After collaborating with multiple names from the international world, Oscarwinning Indian composer AR Rahman has joined hands with Brazilian singersongwriter Anna Beatriz for the movie "Pele". "Working with the very Brazilian and very talented lyricist and singer Anna Beatriz, for the movie 'Pel'," Rahman posted on his Twitter page...
  • 1st Test: Benn takes five as West Indies skittle Bangladesh for 182 on Day 3 September 8, 2014

    Leftarm spinner Sulieman Benn claimed 5 for 39 on Sunday as the West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for 182 to take a first innings lead of 302 after three days of the first Test. The hosts are likely to enforce the followon for the fourth day on Monday. Benn got good support...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger to attend Shankar's 'Ai' music launch September 6, 2014

    Chennai: Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger will attend the audio launch of Indian filmmaker Shankar's upcoming film 'Ai' here on September 15. The 67yearold 'Terminator' star shared the news with his fans in a 32second YouTube video clip. "I want to congratulate a great director Mr Shankar for making such...
  • Musician AR Rahman prefers lipsync over songs in background August 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Composer AR Rahman doesn't favour the trend of using songs in the background because he feels it affects its popularity. In the 1970s filmmakers Basu Chatterjee would often force his songs into the background and some of the current directors like Shoojit Sircar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra feel the same...
  • Tamil Nadu: Two arrested for supplying ISIS tshirts August 5, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: Two people have been arrested in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu for supplying tshirts of terror organisation ISIS, the tshirts were ordered in Tiruppur. The two accused, Abdul Rahman and Rilvan, have been sent to judicial custody for printing ISIS tshirts and posing along with a group of youngsters. The picture...