Bollywood concerned about plight of migrant labourers

IANS- Bollywood celebrities continue to express concern about the trying conditions of migrant workers stranded in different amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Taking to Twitter on Monday, Shraddha Kapoor urged: “A request to whoever comes across the migrants who have been allowed to walk home on humanitarian grounds in Maharashtra, please give them food and water […]

When Irrfaan said missed out playing Jawaharlal Nehru

IANS- As Irrfan Khan’s career in Hollywood was picking up, he was identified to play India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru during the final days of the British Empire and the partition of the sub-continent in 1947 but the project fell through largely due to the Indian government’s nitpicking with the script and cost overruns. […]

Astronaut Sunita Williams to students, stay home to be a part of something bigger than yourself

indica News Bureau- The Embassy of India Student Hub hosted a dialogue with NASA Astronaut Sunita Williams to discuss isolation in space, social distancing, Women in STEM, and her career as an astronaut. Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams compared the international Indian student experience during COVID-19 to being in space in a spacecraft “where you don’t […]

Sewa International donated 28,000 surgical masks to first responders in Northern California

indica News Bureau- Sewa International Bay Area Chapter donated 28,000 surgical, N95, and KN95 masks to first responders such as healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters, and hospital staff on Sunday, May 3 in an invitation-only drive-through event as part of its COVID-19 relief efforts. Supplies were distributed to 20 agencies including San Mateo Medical Center, […]

Satyajit Ray’s birth centenary begins, celebs pay homage

IANS- Saturday marks the beginning of the late Oscar-winning cinema titan Satyajit Ray’s birth centenary. The film fraternity commemorated the occasion on social media, thanking Ray for his priceless contribution to Indian cinema. Bengali superstar Prosenjit tweeted in Bangla: “The name Satyajit Ray shines like a bright star in the hearts of culture-enthusiasts across the […]

A Punjabi gaze on Kashmir

Sukant Deepak – He says that being an outsider gives him a unique perspective. That he can look at things not only objectively but also with a certain degree of empathy. “And then you are able to observe the contrasts and contradictions without being judgemental,” says playwright Atamjit Singh, recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi […]