Jeet

  • Jeet Bahadur, accompanying Modi on Nepal tour, reunites with his family after 16 years August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Jeet Bahadur has finally reunited with his family in Nepal on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave shelter to Bahadur as he was separated from his family 16 years ago. He has been studying in India for years now and and his education is being funded by Modi. 26-year-old...
  • PM Modi to visit Nepal with Jeet Bahadur, the boy he gave shelter to August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be accompanied with one Jeet Bahadur on his Nepal visit. The boy is from Nepal, but his education has been funded by the Prime Minister. He has been studying in India for years now and will be reunited with his family on Sunday....
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari and Jeet Ganguly voted best music director for 'Aashiqui 2' April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood is known for its 'naach and gaana' and the music directors definitely did not disappoint music lovers in 2013. While some gave the fans some quirky songs to shake a leg on, while others touched the hearts with some soulful music and lyrics. 'Aashiqui 2' songs became...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Music Director January 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • AAP takes to music to strike a chord with voters at 'Jeet Ki Goonj' November 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Revelations, press conferences, rallies and now it is music concerts that Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party has taken to for wooing voters. AAP's open for all music concert 'Jeet ki goonj' on Saturday evening saw huge crowds wearing the AAP caps and roaring 'vote for AAP' with the...
  • Punjab Congress MLA booked on cheating, forgery charges; says politically motivated September 18, 2013

    Police have registered a case of cheating and forgery against Punjab Congress MLA Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, who represents Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district, and six others. The case was lodged on the directions of a local court after a complaint by Delhi resident Raman Uppal that he had been duped...
  • Bank locker found at Kedarnath, Rs 1.90 crore recovered September 15, 2013

    Dehradun: Rs 1.90 crore in cash were recovered from a bank locker pulled out of the debris at Kedarnath during cleaning operations prior to resumption of prayers at the Himalayan shrine on September 11, a senior police official said on Sunday. The locker of State Bank of India was pulled out...
  • 'Boss has the blessings of Mr Amitabh Bachchan' August 6, 2013

    Kolkata: Few days before the film's release, Bengali superstar Jeet today said that he had the blessings of Amitabh Bachchan for the gangster flick 'Boss'. "My meeting with Mr Bachchan in Mumbai was an edifying experience and he was so attentive and inspiring. He sounded enthusiastic about my films, about Boss...
  • Notables not on Celebrity 100 February 1, 2013

    Javed Akhtar He was hailed in creative circles for his efforts in getting the Copyright Act amended in May 2012. He also penned the lyrics for 'Ekk Deewana Tha'. But he doesn't feature in the Celebrity 100 because there was no specific category for lyricists. Irrfan Khan Despite all the accolades he...
  • Jeet Thayil wins the 2013 DSC prize for literature January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Jeet Thayil, an Indian origin author of 'Narcopolis' wins the DSC Literature Prize for South Asia. The prize carries an award of INR 2,800,000 (USD 50,000) given to one international author (or shared with their translator) who has written the best novel thematically linked to the South Asian region. The...
  • Won't be bullied by terror any kind: Jaipur Lit Fest organiser January 24, 2013

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Literature festival began on Thursday under heavy security with Pakistani authors attending the programme as scheduled. Controversy surrounded the festival again this year with the Bharatiya Janata Party's youth-wing protesting against the participation of Pakistani authors following tension at the Line of Control. However, organisers say there...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival: Organisers dismiss threats January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: Jaipur literature festival, which is set of kick off this week, has been marred by controversy with a group of Islamic clerics protesting the presence of authors who read from Salman Rushdie's banned book 'The Satanic Verses' in the 2012 edition of the festival. The clerics have said they...
  • No change in Jaipur Literature Festival's schedule: Sanjoy Roy January 21, 2013

    Sources in the Rajasthan Police said that members of the BJP and the RSS in the state were opposing the participation in the event by seven Pakistani authors. ...
  • Won't get bullied by fringe elements: Sanjoy Roy January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: Amidst reports of threat to the Jaipur Literature Festival by Islamist groups and reportedly by members of the BJP and the RSS, the organiser of the event, Sanjoy Roy has said that the event will be held as per the schedule. "Well I have just heard of these threats from...
  • Jaipur Lit Fest: After Islamist groups, event faces threat from RSS, BJP January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: After a few Islamist groups threatened the organisers of Jaipur Literature Festival against allowing the four authors who had read out passages from Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses at the event in 2012, sources in the Rajasthan police said that members of the BJP and the RSS in the...
  • Jaipur Lit Fest: Islamist groups seek ban on 4 authors January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: A statement warning the organisers of the Jaipur Literature Festival against allowing authors who had read out passages from Salman Rushdie's 'Satanic Verses' at the event last year was issued by Islamist groups on Sunday. The statement was issued at a conference in Jaipur. It seeks a ban on the...
  • Boney Kapoor to produce 'No Entry' remake in Bengali January 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor will debut in the Bengali film industry by producing the remake of his own 2005 superhit Hindi comedy 'No Entry'. "Jeet, Sahara and I will be soon doing a film and that will be No Entry," Kapoor said at the music launch of Bengali film...
  • Jeet Thayil's 'Narcopolis' in Man Asian shortlist January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian author Jeet Thayil's debut novel Narcopolis featured among five novels showcasing the diversity and depth of writing from Istanbul to Tokyo as the shortlist for the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize was revealed, listing distinctive and celebrated writers for the first time in a region-wide context. The shortlist,...
  • William Dalrymple, Rushdie top authors' reading list December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: When leading authors like Aravind Adiga, Jeet Thayil and Amit Chaudhuri were not writing in 2012, they were reading a lot be it works of Naresh Fernandes, William Dalrymple or Anjali Joseph. Mumbai-based journalist Fernandes' book "Taj Mahal Foxtrot: The Story of Bombay's Jazz Age" topped the reading...
  • Jeet Thayil among 24 Sahitya Akademi awardees December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: K Satchidanandan, Chadrakant Devtale, Jeet Thayil, Chandana Goswami, Subrata Mukhopadhayay and Jayant Pawar are among writers and poets representing 24 languages who have been honoured with this year's Sahitya Akademi awards. In all, 12 volumes of poetry, six short stories, four novels, an autobiography and a book of criticism...
  • Three Indian writers in Man Asian Prize longlist December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian writers Jeet Thayil, Anjali Joseph and Benyamin were on Tuesday named in the Man Asian Literary Prize longlist of 15 authors which also figure Nobel winner Orhan Pamuk. The list for the $30,000 prize, considered Asia's most prestigious, was drawn from 108 published works from nine Asian...
  • Amitav Ghosh, Jeet Thayil shortlisted for lit prize November 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Six books including "River of Smoke" by Amitav Ghosh, "Narcopolis" by Jeet Thayil and "The Wandering" by Pakistan-based author Jamil Ahmad, have been shortlisted for the DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2013. The list, announced in a gala at the Mayfair Hotel in London, it includes six writers --...
  • Jeet Thayil on Man Booker Prize shortlist and more October 29, 2012

    He is a poet, musician and writer who has got a huge boost now that his debut novel has made it to the shortlist of this year's Man Booker Prize. So you can bet that Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis is fated to move from the fringes towards the main stream of...
  • Hilary Mantel favorite to with the Man Booker 2012 October 16, 2012

    London: Judges are choosing the winner of Britain's most prestigious literary trophy from a shortlist that includes novels set in the court of King Henry VIII and the opium dens of Mumbai. Hilary Mantel is favored to win the 50,000 pound ($82,000) Booker Prize with "Bring Up the Bodies," a tale...
  • Booker Prize for 2012 to be announced today October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Man Booker Prize winner for 2012 will be announced today, as some are calling it "the book world's equivalent of Oscars night". India's Jeet Thayil is also in the running for his debut book Narcopolis, a prize worth 50,000 pounds. Indian writer Jeet Thayil's first novel 'Narcopolis',...
  • Jeet Ganguly to start a new inning with 'Ekla Akash' October 5, 2012

    Kolkata: Breaking away from his trademark peppy style, popular music director and singer Jeet Ganguly would now wish to step in the domain of a different genre of films, those more in sync with the urban audience. "Beginning from 'Ekla Akash', where I have sought to re-capture a different feel...
  • Indian writer Jeet Thayil on Man Booker shortlist September 11, 2012

    London: Indian writer Jeet Thayil's first novel 'Narcopolis', described as a compelling tale of Mumbai's hazy world of opium addiction, has made it to the six-author shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2012 announced today. Apart from 53-year-old Kerala-born Thayil, authors on the shortlist are Deborah Levy, Hilary Mantel, Alison Moore,...
  • Music Review: 'Raaz 3' is not up to the mark August 17, 2012

    Music Director: Jeet Ganguly Lyricists: Sanjay Masoomm and Kumaar Singers: Shreya Ghoshal, Zubeen Garg, KK, Sonu Nigam, Javed Ali, and Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan Rating: 2 out of 5 Sequels have not enjoyed a great deal of success at the box office. Let's hope 'Raaz 3' doesn't bite the dust and manages...
  • Excerpt: Booker long-listed Narcopolis' prologue October 17, 2013

    Indian author-poet Jeet Thayil is among the 12 authors who are long-listed for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction worth 50,000 pounds and an assured spurt in the sales of the prize-winning book. His debut novel Narcopolis is a tale of vice and passion set against a backdrop of...