Popularity of Hindi grows in US

indica News Bureau-   Celebrating ‘Vishwa Hindi Diwas’ at the Indian Embassy in US, the Charge d’ Affairs of the embassy Amit Kumar said that with Hindi classes conducted by the Indian Embassy for Americans and foreign nationals, more than 9 lakh people in the US can speak Hindi. According to the American Community Survey […]

Big B unveils Ashish Kaul’s book ‘Didda’

indica News Bureau- History is often unkind and cruel to women, especially women who wield power, says Ashish Kaul writer of ‘Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir’. The book is the untold story of a woman’s rise to power during the tenth century and was unveiled by Bollywood legend Amitabh Bacchan during an event on […]

Indian-American pop-artiste releases new album

indica News Bureau- Avanti Nagral, an international pop artiste from Mumbai, India, and residing at Boston has released her new music album called ‘Sneaking Around’. The album has Indian and Latin music that shows different aspects of the singer’s personality.  Hailing from India, according to her website, Nagral is first in the world to pursue a […]

#MakarSankranti: Jeff Bezos flies kite with children

IANS- E-commerce major Amazon’s global CEO Jeff Bezos, who is visiting India, showed off his kite-flying skills on the occasion of Makar Sankranti here on Wednesday. Bezos released a video of him dressed in a purple kurta, flying kites with kids. “Any day is a good day when you get to fly a kite. #ThankYouIndia,” […]

‘Joker’ leads with 11 nominations, Reliance backed ‘1917’ with 10 nominations

IANS- While ‘Joker’ the origin of Batman’s enemy was nominated for Oscars in 11 categories, movie ‘1917’, directed by Sam Mendes, a war drama, with Reliance Entertainment received 10 nominations for 2020 Academy Awards, sharing the second position with Quentin Tarantino’s ode to Los Angeles ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’, and Martin Scorsese’s mob […]

How to marry a man

Justice Markandey Katju-   I believe that after reaching a certain age most girls want a husband. But I was struck by the novel the way Mona, wife of film actor Dev Anand got hers. I was reading about this in Toronto, having little else to do when it was snowing heavily outside. While reading […]

Films like ‘Chhapaak’ inspire acid victims to live again: Soni

Vivek Tripathi- Politics over Deepika Padukone-starrer and Meghna Gulzar-directed film ‘Chhapaak’, has saddened Kunti Soni, an acid attack victim, who worked with the actor in the film. “People are mouthing opinion without watching the film. They don’t understand the pain of a acid attack victim. The film will encourage the ‘daughters’ who got stung by […]