BURMANS

  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra: I can't make myself likeable. I'm not a great believer of film festivals. I'm rejected at film festivals November 30, 2014

    Panaji: Not one to mask his aggressive side, filmmaker and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra knows what he speaks, and definitely knows how it will be interpreted. Vidhu, who was at Film Bazaar recently, discussed the reason why he calls 'Kareeb' his mistake, why he doesn't like going to Cannes and...
  • Centre reveals names of 3 businessmen with alleged black money accounts abroad October 27, 2014

    The Central government on Monday disclosed the names of three seemingly unknown businessmen to the Supreme Court as part of its drive to unearth black money stashed abroad. Pradip Burman, a promoter of Dabur group, directors of a Goa-based mining company Timblo private limited and a Rajkot based bullion trader...
  • Alleged black money account holder donated nine times to BJP, thrice to Congress: ADR report October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: On a day when the Central Government filed an affidavit with the Supreme Court disclosing names of three people who have allegedly stashed black money abroad to evade tax, the NGO Association for Democratic Reforms in a major revelation claimed that an accused Timblo Private Limited had donated...
  • Dabur falls 9 per cent after Pradip Burman named in black money related case October 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Shares of Dabur India fell sharply by 9 per cent in early trade on Monday after one of its promoters Pradip Burman was named by the government in the affidavit related to black money case filed in the Supreme Court. Reacting to this, Dabur India's stock tumbled 8.98 per cent...
  • Dabur rejects black money charge against Pradip Burman, Lodhiya 'shocked' to see his name October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government revealed names of three black money account holders on Monday, two of them defended themselves. While Dabur denied any wrongdoing by its former executive director Pradip Burman, promoter of the Rajkot-based Shreeji Trading Company Pankaj Chimanlal Lodhiya said he was shocked to see...
  • SD Burman wrote 'Yeh dil na hota bechara' after watching 'Bridge on the River Kwai': New book shares rare details from the musician's life September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: During his initial days in Mumbai, composer S D Burman's experiments with music were hitandmiss affairs so he decided to give up his ambition of composing for Hindi films and return to Kolkata when he was persuaded by Ashok Kumar to stay back. Kumar was shooting for 'Mashaal' at...
  • 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. ...
  • The industry was cruel to RD Burman just because some of his music didn't do well: Lata Mangeshkar June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar remembers her long association with late, noted Bollywood music director Rahul Dev Burman, affectionately called PanchamDa, on the occasion of his 75th birth anniversary Friday and says "he died too young and too unhappy." "For a composer as talented as Pancham to be almost jobless was...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Remembering RD Burman on his 75th birth anniversary June 27, 2014

    Vishal, Shekhar, Usha Uthup and Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy remember the master of melody RD Burman on his 75th birth anniversary. ...
  • On RD Burman's 75th birth anniversary, 100 of his best compositions June 27, 2014

    One of the most beloved musicians of Indian cinema, RD Burman would have been 75 years old on 27 June 2014. The singercomposer who had an untimley demise in 1994, at the age of 54, had composed some timeless classics which remain popular to this day. Son of music composer...
  • Kolkata: Khadim shoe baron kidnapper killed in jail May 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Happy Singh, a convict in the kidnapping of Khadim shoe baron Partha Roy Burman, was on Monday bludgeoned to death by a fellow inmate at the Presidency jail in Kolkata. Singh, who was serving a life sentence in the kidnapping case, was being held in a highrisk cell of...
  • When SD Burman walked out after listening to 'Dum maro dum' September 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Musician Sachin Dev Burman was terribly upset with his son R D Burman's composition in 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' and walked out of the studio when he heard the recording of the song 'Dum maro dum'. This and several other interesting facts about the legend find mention in a...
  • 'Aane Wala Pal' voted as the best song by Gulzar: IBNLive poll August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Gulzar and RD Burman classic number, 'Aane Wala Pal' has been voted as the best Gulzar song by the readers in a poll conducted by IBNlive.com. The song, a part of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's cult comedy 'Golmaal' featured Amol Palekar and Bindiya Goswami in it and the evergreen singer...
  • Watch: Journey of the versatile singer Kishore Kumar August 14, 2013

    Despite having no formal training in music, Kishore Kumar has innumerous melodious songs to his credit. The man who recognised Kishore Kumar's potential as a singer was music director SD Burman. ...
  • Remembering Kishore Kumar on his birthday: The big playlist August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Not many know that legendary singer and actor Kishore Kumar had no formal training in music. Still he has innumerous melodious songs to his credit. The man who recognised Kishore Kumar's potential as a singer was music director SD Burman. Today is Kishore Kumar's birthday (He was born...
  • Bookmark, save, listen: RD Burman's best compositions June 27, 2013

    He would have turned 74 years had he been alive. But in a short span of time, Rahul Dev Burman was able to revolutionize the music scene of Bollywood. He ruled the charts with his foot tapping, soul stirring songs which are till date sung and celebrated. Son of Sachin Dev...
  • Music in 'Lootera' is Amit Trivedi's tribute to RD June 8, 2013

    Mumbai: National awardwinning music composer Amit Trivedi says his renditions in his upcoming film 'Lootera' are a tribute to legendary R D Burman. 'Lootera' is a period romance drama set in Bengal of 1950s and is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane after his much acclaimed 'Udaan'. "The music of this film is a...
  • Tripura elections: 20 per cent poll turnout till 10 am February 14, 2013

    Agartala: Total poll turnout in Tripura till 10 am on Thursday morning was recorded as 25 per cent, with no incident of violence reported from the northeast state. The Left Front government, led by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, is looking to regain power in the 60member State Assembly with a...
  • HuJI militant wanted in Burman abduction arrested December 20, 2012

    Kolkata: A HuJI militant wanted in the 2001 abduction case of shoe baron Partha Pratim Roy Burman has been arrested by the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police from the Port area. 45yearold Mijanaur Rehman, wanted in the abduction of Khadim shoe company owner Burman in 2001, was arrested during...
  • 'Politicians, cricketers on black money list' November 11, 2012

    New Delhi: A former Swiss bank employee has claimed that several politicians, cricketers and internationally wellknown people have black money in the Swiss banks. Rudolf Elmer, who gave WikiLeaks the black money list told CNNIBN that he did not sell any data to the Indian government. Speaking via Skype, Elmer...
  • Accounts in foreign banks as per law, says Dabur India November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Dabur India on Friday regretted allegations made by India Against Corruption activistturnedpolitician Arvind Kejriwal against the Burman brothers. "It was unfortunate that every person having a foreign bank account is being painted with the same brush," the Dabur group said in its statement. Kejriwal in a press conference accused...
  • Playlist: Best of Kishore Kumar and RD Burman August 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Not many know that legendary singer and actor Kishore Kumar had no formal training in music. Still he has innumerous melodious songs to his credit. The man who recognised Kishore Kumars potential as a singer was music director SD Burman. While working on Mashaal in 1950, SD Burman...
  • 'Let's get on with music': Remembering Panchamda June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Baro mash tero parbon... this common Bengali phrase refers to the essence perennial celebration. The first harvest, the blossoming of spring, the invasion of summers, the norwesters , the spray of monsoon , the onset of autumn, the gentle fading of autumn into winter, .... the festivals are...
  • RD Burman's 73rd birth anniversary: Remembering the legend June 27, 2012

    Music composers Vishal Bhardwaj and Ismail Darbar talk about the legendary RD Burman. ...
  • Use new EVMs in next Tripura assembly polls: Cong April 7, 2012

    Agartala: Expressing concern over possible tampering of old Electronic Voting Machines, the opposition Congress in Tripura has requested the Election Commission to conduct the coming assembly elections with new foolproof Electronic Voting Machines (EVM). Prominent Congress Leader and former Chief Minister Samir Ranjan Burman in a letter on Friday requested the...
  • Music Maestro: the sound of RD Burman January 8, 2012

    Musical experiments and innovations made RD Burman one of the most beloved musicians of his time. ...
  • Music Maestros: RD Burman's musical legacy January 8, 2012

    Bollywood stars recall the musical legacy of RD Burman the composer who brought a complete change in the music industry. ...
  • Playlist: The 100 best songs of RD Burman January 4, 2012

    New Delhi: RD Burman was a musical genius whose experiments and innovations made him one of the most beloved musicians of his time. He gave the Hindi film industry an imperishable treasure trove. Son of Sachin Dev Burman, Rahul was fondly referred to as Pancham and started his journey with Chhote...