OPENING CEREMONY

  • IPL 2015 Opening Ceremony: Saif Ali Khan fumbles, Shahid Kapoor breaks the stage; why the event was one big flop show April 8, 2015

    Agreed, it's a hard job to host the opening ceremony of an event which is as crucial as the Indian Premiere League. And it only gets harder when it comes to convincing the audiences about the selection of actor Saif Ali Khan as the host. Saif, who made his debut...
  • IPL 8: Twitterati lauds Hrithik Roshan's flawless dance moves the only saving grace of the opening ceremony April 7, 2015

    The consensus about IPL 2015 opening ceremony seemed to be boring, disappointing and way too messy. But amidst all the chaos that we witnessed - Saif Ali Khan fumbling, Shahid Kapoor tripping - Hrithik Roshan quite clearly had a good time and that's the most important thing about the star-studded...
  • Bollywood stars dazzle at IPL 8 Opening Ceremony April 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Heavy rain failed to dampen the spirit of 'City of Joy' as a dazzling Bollywood-style opening ceremony kick started the eighth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket after a one and a half hour delay at the decked-up Salt Lake stadium here on Tuesday. The event was a little...
  • IPL 2015 opening ceremony updates: Playing Milkha Singh was the most memorable experience for me, says Farhan Akhtar April 7, 2015

    The opening ceremony of IPL 8 will open in a few moments from now. From the celebrities performing at the event to the teams they will be rooting for, we get you all the updates from the star-studded affair. ...
  • As it happened: IPL 2015 Opening Ceremony April 7, 2015

    (For Live Updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League is all set for a frenzy evening with top Bollywood stars set to perform at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium. Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Anushka Sharma arrived on Monday in Kolkata. Hrithik, Anushka...
  • IPL 8: An after-party at the end of World Cup April 7, 2015

    The best cricketers on one grand stage, going faster, higher, stronger, bigger. The finest batsmen and the wiliest of bowlers, mano a mano. Where no ball can be hit hard enough and no fielder can try hard enough. And all that, not once, but twice this year. The confetti has barely...
  • IPL 2015 opening ceremony: Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli arrive together in Kolkata April 7, 2015

    Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma may not have been hitting the headlines for the right reasons. But that hardly affects them. The couple arrived in Kolkata together to attend the grand ceremony of IPL 8. A dazzling line-up of Bollywood stars, including Farhan Akhtar, music director Pritam along with Hrithik...
  • Pritam, Ash King in Kolkata for IPL-8 opening ceremony April 6, 2015

    Kolkata: Music composer Pritam who landed in the city on Monday to perform at the star-studded Indian Premier League (IPL-8) inaugural, said it felt good to be back home. "Landed in Kolkata. Performing in @IPL opening ceremony. Always feels good to come back home," Pritam wrote on social networking site Twitter. Bollywood...
  • Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma to perform at IPL opening ceremony April 5, 2015

    Kolkata: Bollywood stars Farhan Akhtar, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Pritam and Hrithik Roshan are all set to light up the stage at the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) Opening Ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Tuesday. According to a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) release, the...
  • IPL opening ceremony to be held in Kolkata on April 7 April 1, 2015

    Kolkata: The opening ceremony of the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held at the Salt Lake Stadium here on April 7, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) statement said on Wednesday. The ceremony will start at 7.30 pm in the evening and will feature some of...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony February 12, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Melbourne and Christchurch are all decked up to host the opening ceremony for the eleventh ICC World Cup 2015, which will see India defending the crown they re-claimed in 2011 on home soil. The Melbourne celebration at Sidney Myer Music...
  • Drum roll! Cricket World Cup 2015 set to be declared open February 12, 2015

    Melbourne and Christchurch are all decked up to host the opening ceremony for the eleventh ICC World Cup 2015, which will see India defending the crown they re-claimed in 2011 on home soil. At The G in Melbourne The Melbourne celebration at Sidney Myer Music Bowl will involve World Cup players and...
  • I thought I was here to receive the award, not to give a speech: Rajinikanth at IFFI 2014 November 20, 2014

    Goa: If Rajnikanth is revered down south for his unique style, Amitabh Bachchan continues to be lauded for his acting prowess, the ability to experiment with roles and giving young actors a run for their money. And when both veteran actors come down to Goa to attend the...
  • IFFI 2014: Have no words to say; dedicate Centenary Award to my producers, directors and fans, says Rajinikanth November 20, 2014

    Goa: In Indian showbiz industry, possibly the most inspirational story of rags-to-riches is of Rajinikanth - a bus conductor named Shivaji Gaekwad who went on to become a phenomenon called Thalaivar. Agreed, Rajinikanth is the undisputed superstar today, but it took him close to four decades to be one of...
  • IFFI 2014: Life-size cutouts of megastar Rajinikanth welcome tourists in Goa November 20, 2014

    Panaji: It feels awesome as you spot huge cut-outs of Rajinikanth dotting alongside the Mandovi river. Before you start interpreting this as a strategy to promote his upcoming films, allow us to explain you the reason. Since the megastar is hosting annual International Film Festival of India on November 20,...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to open IFFI 2014, Rajinikanth to receive centenary award November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two legends of Indian cinema - megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Rajinikanth - will share the dais at the opening ceremony of the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held at Goa Nov 20-30. Newly-inducted Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Tuesday announced...
  • Indian Super League: India's biggest football event kicks off with a glittering ceremony October 12, 2014

    The inaugural season of the Indian Super League got off to a grand opening on Sunday at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium with a blend of music, dance, entertainment, Bollywood and cricket. It was an evening to remember for the people of Kolkata as the much awaited Indian Super League did everything...
  • As it happened: Indian Super League 2014 opening glittering ceremony October 12, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) With an amalgamation of Bollywood, cricket, slick promotion and branding and big sponsors, the Indian Super League (ISL) will kick off at the Mecca of Indian football, the Salt Lake Stadium, here on Sunday, aiming to revolutionise football in the...
  • ISL aims to develop Indian football at grassroot level: Nita Ambani October 12, 2014

    The tournament's founding chairperson said that the franchises are also focusing more on the development of football at the grassroot level. ...
  • Gangnam, fireworks and a glittering opening ceremony kick off Asian Games 2014 in Incheon September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games opened in a multicoloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted KPop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony September 19, 2014

    The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. Entertainer Kim SeongJu and KBS emcee Yun Suyeong are to host the Opening as well as the Closing Ceremony scheduled on October 4. Gangnam style performer Psy...
  • Asian Games Opening Ceremony: a showcase to Korea's past and future September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games here on Friday is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. "We will display Korea's past and future by combining the characters and identities of Korea with its digital technology," said South Korean film...
  • Indian national flag hoisted at Asian Games Village September 18, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian tricolour was on Thursday hoisted at the Asian Games Village in the presence of the ChefdeMission Adille Sumariwala, a day before the opening ceremony of the sporting extravaganza at the main stadium is scheduled to take place. Former sprinter Sumariwala, IOA vicepresident Tarlochan Singh and more than 50...
  • World Kabaddi League kicks off with a glittering ceremony August 9, 2014

    London: A Bollywood song and dance routine to kick off the proceedings, a live DJ to entertain the steady trickle of expats filled with nostalgia and some oldfashioned beat of the dhol reverberated at the famous O2 arena as the Wave World Kabaddi League kicked off on Saturday. The megastructure which...
  • CWG 2014: India lead players' parade at glittering opening ceremony in Glasgow July 24, 2014

    London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar proudly carried the tricolour as India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts, led the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony parade around Celtic Park here Wednesday night. India's female athletes were dressed in green sarees and sported the team blazer, the males proudly flaunted...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony: As it happened July 24, 2014

    Catch all the updates from the Commonwealth Games 2014 glittering opening ceremony in Glasgow. The 20th edition of the Games will officially be opened by Queen Elizabeth II a ceremony at the iconic Celtic Park, the home of Scotland's famous football club Glasgow Celtic. The Opening Ceremony is expected to attract...
  • A glittering opening ceremony kicksoff FIFA World Cup 2014 June 13, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Itaquerao Stadium shined under blue skies as Brazil kicked off its home World Cup with a footballstyle Carnival Thursday before thousands of dancing yellowclad fans, who seemed eager to put construction delays and protests behind them. Jennifer Lopez, rapper Pitbull and pop star Claudia Leitte bounced around a giant...