Mughal, Indian royal jewels up for New York auction

IANS- Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s jade hilted dagger, the priceless jewels of the Nizams of Hyderabad, and a string of pearls belonging to Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur are among the 400 royal artifacts that would be auctioned here on June 19. Organized by global auction house Christie’s and titled “Maharajas and Mughal Magnificence”, the […]

India and other team’s chances at the World Cup

Yajurvindra Singh-   The two most difficult jobs in India are that of the Prime Minister and the Indian cricket team captain. The saffron colors of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership of the dynamic Narendra Modi, has won handsomely in the elections. Amid the celebrations of BJP’s emphatic triumph, the Indian captain, […]

Several film celebs win in LS battle, some lose

IANS-   In the political ‘dangal’ of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, a slew of film celebrities including Hema Malini, Sunny Deol, Kirron Kher, Manoj Tiwari, Anubhav Mohanty, Mimi Chakraborty, and Nushrat Jahan emerged victorious. Veteran actress Hema Malini, Bollywood’s evergreen ‘Dreamgirl’, won from Mathura by 293,471 votes, defeating Narendra Singh of Rashtriya Lok Dal. […]

How Dimple Kapadia landed a Christopher Nolan film

Radhika Bhirani- Here’s a casting coup of sorts that has got everyone surprised — veteran Indian actress Dimple Kapadia in a Christopher Nolan film. While the National Award-winning actress, who has been a part of showbiz since 1973, was initially hesitant to take on the role, she left the casting team mighty impressed. Mumbai-based talent […]

“A Closer Look at This Year’s Baisakhi Festival”

Surekha Vijh-   The Baisakhi celebration at the Indian Embassy Residence once again was a colorful, vibrant, and ebullient event highlighting the rich culture of northern India, primarily the state of Punjab. But this year’s celebrations were marked by 19th-century Sikh artifacts which were exhibited for the first time at the event. Comprised of musical […]