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Anecdotes on Arranged Marriage

By Mamata Hegde Arranged Marriage is slowing fading away. But it shouldn’t be completely discarded. It has a deeper sense compared to arranged dating which is more of a trend nowadays. I personally feel it gives a wide variety of choices within the same community. Nowadays it looks like someone from the same religion (forget caste, […]

Splendour and spectacle of Bollywood to descend on Melbourne

Splendour and spectacle of Bollywood to descend on Melbourne

By Rama Gaind THE pomp and splendour of Bollywood will be on display when Lights! Camera! Action! comes into play at the third Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) from May 1, 2014. Regarded as one of the biggest events of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the  11-day festival will present a world-class program […]

Sydney celebrates Tamil New Year in Grand Style

Sydney celebrates Tamil New Year in Grand Style

The leading Tamil Association in Sydney, the Tamil Arts and Culture Association (TACA) presented its “Sydniyil Chithiraith Thiruvizha” annual Sydney Chithirai festival to mark the Tamil New Year Day in a grand manner. Around two thousand people enthusiastically participated in the gala Chithrai festival day long programs on Sunday 13 April at the Rose hill […]

Would not demean my mother’s name: Tanuj Virwani

Would not demean my mother’s name: Tanuj Virwani

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) One-film-old Tanuj Virwani, who will be seen sharing the screen with his mother and yesteryear actress Rati Agnihotri in the forthcoming film “Purani Jeans”, understands his responsibilities as an actor but does not feel any pressure to deliver at par with his mother. But at the same time he would ensure that […]

10 killed in Iraq suicide car bombing

10 killed in Iraq suicide car bombing

Baghdad, April 24 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and some 20 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack Thursday targeting police near Iraq’s central province of Babil, a provincial police source said. The attack occurred in the morning when a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car at a police checkpoint just north […]

Unplanned construction work leading to malaria increase

Unplanned construction work leading to malaria increase

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Unplanned construction activities, setting up of new industries and increased migration were leading to an upsurge in malaria cases in urban India, health experts have said. “Increased construction activities and industrialization without proper planning has led to mosquito breeding and hence higher incidence of malaria in urban areas,” G.S. Sonal, Head […]

Modi promises to help Varanasi’s Muslim weavers

Modi promises to help Varanasi’s Muslim weavers

Varanasi, April 24 (IANS) BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Thursday paid tributes to Varanasi’s “Ganga Yamuna tehzeeb” as he promised to improve the lot of the city’s Muslim weavers. Paying tributes to the Hindu holy city’s secular ethos, Modi said he wanted to see Varanasi become an internationally known spiritual capital. “Nobody told me to […]

Varun turns 27, votes before b-day bash

Varun turns 27, votes before b-day bash

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan turned 27 Thursday and the “Main Tera Hero” star fulfilled his civic duty by voting before getting busy with his birthday celebrations. After getting inked, he posted his photograph on Twitter and urged his followers to do the same. “I just voted. Have you? Be serious, get off your […]

38 in fray for Himachal’s four Lok Sabha seats

38 in fray for Himachal’s four Lok Sabha seats

Shimla, April 23 (IANS) A total of 38 candidates willbe in the fray for four Lok Sabha seats from Himachal Pradesh as the last day of withdrawal of nomination ended Wednesday. Polling for all the four seats will be held May 7. Twelve candidates will fight it out in Kangra, nine in Mandi, 10 in […]

Will Tarique Anwar be lucky this time?

Will Tarique Anwar be lucky this time?

Katihar (Bihar), April 23 (IANS) After losing the Lok Sabha election the last three times, NCP leader Tarique Anwar is in the fray in Katihar in Bihar hoping to score a win. Anwar faces a tough challenge from BJP’s outgoing MP Nikhil Choudhary, who is seeking re-election, banking on what he says is a “wave” […]

Mulayam no hero for Mainpuri’s young

Mulayam no hero for Mainpuri’s young

Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), April 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is no longer a hero for the young in Mainpuri, the constituency which sent him to parliament thrice. Naziya Parveen, 25, a primary school teacher in Bhongaon, told IANS: “Mulayam is definitely not a hero for us.” Ironically, Yadav’s falling reputation among the […]

Bangladesh building victims need help: rights group

Bangladesh building victims need help: rights group

Bangkok, April 23 (IANS) Survivors of the Rana Plaza building collapse one year ago in Bangladesh are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. International companies that sourced garments from five factories operating in the Rana Plaza building are not contributing enough to the financial trust fund set […]

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