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Ms. Marvel: Is Fawad Khan a part of Episode 5?…

It was confirmed a long time back that Pakistani actor, Fawad Khan, is going to be a part of the Hollywood web series 'Ms. Marvel' which is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar, a glimpse from the latest episode swamped the social media with fans' predictions that the actor might be…

Gujarat’s diamond industry hit hard by Russia-Ukraine war

THE Russia-Ukraine war has adversely affected the livelihood of thousands of workers in the diamond industry in Gujarat, especially in rural parts of Saurashtra region where many units import small-size diamonds from Russia for processing and polishing, according to industry representatives. The state's diamond industry employs nearly 1.5 million workers,…

Our dream of having a bullet train will be fulfilled…

The ambitious bullet train project will be completed on time, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw told ANI while reviewing work on the project at the Surat-Navsari section today. He said, "The work of the bullet train is going very well. About 60 km of pillar work has been completed. Simultaneous work…

30 anti-Vedanta protesters charged in India

INDIAN federal police have charged 30 people with rioting and other offences after an environmental protest at Vedanta Ltd's copper mine in 2018 turned deadly, with police shooting dead 12 protesters. The incident, the deadliest environmental protest in India in a decade, was condemned by a working group of the…

Confirmed: Remake of Amitabh Bachchan & Rajesh Khanna’s Anand in…

Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna in lead roles, Anand (1971) is one of the most celebrated Bollywood films, which has attained cult status over the years. Now, 51 years after its release, the Hrishikesh Mukherjee directorial is set for a remake. Producer Sameer Raj Sippy, who is the grandson…

Human error likely reason for India’s accidental missile firing: Probe

A HUMAN error appears to be the likely reason for the accidental firing of a missile into Pakistan two weeks ago, people familiar with the investigation have said.The Court of Inquiry probing the incident is learnt to have been examining the role of a group captain and a few other…

The top 10 Anand Bakshi soundtracks

THIS week marks the death anniversary of legendary songwriter Anand Bakshi, who passed away on March 30, 2002, aged 71. One of the greatest lyricists in Bollywood history, he was responsible for more than 4,000 songs and earned himself a record-breaking 40 nominations at the Filmfare Awards. Eastern Eye decided…

“Alia Bhatt is absolutely a fun person to work with,”…

Choreographer Kruti Mahesh needs no introduction! Her maiden collaboration with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali as an independent choreographer won her the prestigious National Film Award for the iconic “Ghoomar” song in Padmaavat. And now, she is winning raves for choreographing yet another high-energy song “Dholida” for the celebrated filmmaker’s latest…

Tributes paid to hospitality industry pioneer JP Rama

THE US hospitality industry is mourning one of its great entrepreneurs after hotelier, philanthropist and pioneer Jayanti P “JP” Rama, of Greenville, South Carolina, died last Thursday (17) at the age of 74 in Ahmedabad, India. He is survived by his wife, Ilaben (Laxmiben) Rama, son Dharmendra “DJ” Rama and…

Toxic gas kills six in India

SIX workers at a dyeing and printing mill in India were killed and more than 20 were taken to hospital on Thursday (6) after inhaling toxic gas caused by an illegal dump of waste chemicals, officials said. The disaster took place in the industrial city of Surat in Gujarat state…

How cricket landed on Indian shores in 1721

Seaman's account reveals a few marines may have introduced the game MID-DECEMBER, 1721. Three hundred years ago this very fortnight, the first known cricketing on Indian soil took place. The reference comes in a confused, if lively, History of the Indian Wars (1737), composed by an unreliable able seaman, Clement…

Anil Kapoor: Young at heart forever

AN A TO Z BIRTHDAY SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE PETER PAN OF BOLLYWOOD’S AMAZING LIFE AND CAREER THIS week massively popular movie star Anil Kapoor will turn a year older and celebrate his 65th birthday on December 24. The big Bollywood icon has a brilliant body of work, broken ground internationally…

Winners applauded for their hard work and enterprise

What the success stories of Asian Business Awards winners have in common Business of the Year Award: Bestway Group One of Britain’s most successful companies, Bestway was founded by Sir Anwar Pervez and his school friends. The group today operates the UK’s second largest wholesale chain and the Well Pharmacy…

What all you need to know to prepare for class…

Several Olympiad tests have been developed in various schools in order to keep ahead in this competitive environment. The Indian Talent Olympiad's worldwide Math’s Olympiad for Class 7 is one such exam that assesses kids' thinking abilities. Indian Talent Olympiad, a well-known name for all Olympiad examinations, conceived and created…

What should you know about the maths Olympiad?

A Math Olympiad is a competition that examines a student's abilities outside of the school. It's a technique of evaluating their capabilities and how well they can apply what they've learned to a set of more challenging situations. Olympiads are unquestionably a step up from annual school exams, with a…

Kirron Kher is all set to return to work with…

In April this year, Anupam Kher had shared a statement in which he had revealed that his wife and actress Kirron Kher was diagnosed with blood cancer. She was undergoing the treatment for the same, and now, she is all set to return to work with the new season of…

Veteran actor Yusuf Husain passes away

Veteran actor Yusuf Husain (73) who has been a part of movies like Dhoom 2, Raees, and others passed away on Saturday (30) due to COVID-19. He was filmmaker Hansal Mehta’s father-in-law. Mehta took to Twitter to inform everyone about Husain’s demise. He tweeted a note which read, “I had…

Building an Agile Executive Compensation Infrastructure

Crafting a nimble rewards infrastructure is one of the best moves you can make in today’s uncertain environment. Doing so will allow you to lure, retain and incentivize corporate talent that can flourish amid all manner of disruption. To create such a program, you need executive compensation consultants who have…

India allows power plants to blend imported coal with local…

INDIA has allowed power producers to expedite imports of coal to use for up to 10 per cent of blends with the domestic grade to meet increased power demand in a move that could push up already high global prices. Asia's third-largest economy is facing large-scale outages as several power…

LPS Foundation in US distributes scholarships worth $100,000

THE Leuva Patidar Samaj (LPS) in the US has distributed scholarships worth $100,000 for the 2021-2022 academic year in association with Jaydev & Purnima Foundation, a statement has said. [caption id="attachment_161992" align="alignleft" width="250"] Brijesh Patel[/caption] The top achievers are Brijesh J Patel (Thomasville, North Carolina), Radha C Patel, (Goose Creek,…

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Criminalising a generation of Asians’

Revealed: 10 south Asians stopped and searched every hour during pandemic Police in England and Wales stopped and searched almost 10 south Asians every hour during lockdown. Eastern Eye has found that during April 2020 and March 2021 they detained almost 86,000 south Asians. This is a rise of more…

Rhea Kapoor shares a picture from her wedding with Karan…

Anil Kapoor’s daughter and film producer Rhea Kapoor tied the knot with her long-time beau Karan Boolani on Saturday (14). It was an intimate wedding attended by the family and close friends. On Monday (16), Rhea took to Instagram to share a picture from the wedding, and she captioned it…

Kartik Aaryan teams up with Ekta Kapoor for a movie…

Kartik Aaryan is on a roll. A few months ago, the actor was in the news for his exit from the movies, however, now, he has many interesting projects lined up. After Sajid Nadiadwala’s next production venture and Hansal Mehta’s Captain India, now one more film of Kartik has been…

Tributes paid to Dahyabhai Patel

Entrepreneur's loss ‘will be felt by community' DAHYABHAI JHINABHAI PATEL, a pioneering British Asian businessman, passed away on Monday (5) after a short illness, writes Shailesh Solanki. Dahyabhai, 91, was an eminent entrepreneur and philanthropist who made an enormous contribution to local business and the Asian community in the West…

IKEA launches e-Commerce services in Bengaluru, India.

HOME furnishing retailer IKEA on Thursday (17) announced launch of its e-Commerce services and mobile shopping app in Bengaluru, India. The Swedish brand will offer a range of 8,000 home furnishing products and solutions to consumers. The company that already has online presence in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Surat, and…

Modi, Amit Shah have run out of agenda, Aam Aadmi…

THE Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has always been an ambitious outfit. After having done well in its first-ever election in Delhi in 2013, the party of Arvind Kejriwal came to power but thereafter, it failed to keep up the momentum. The party could not stay in power in Delhi for…

BAPS Charities join relief efforts during Covid second wave in…

A leading charity has joined efforts in combating the Covid-19 pandemic and alleviating the suffering in India during the second wave. BAPS Charities, through its global network and partner hospitals, has so far supported the treatment of over 3,800 victims to full recovery from Covid-19 in the country, a statement…

Kirron Kher makes an appearance in son Sikander Kher’s Insta…

Veteran actress and BJP MP, Kirron Kher, is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. In April, her husband Anupam Kher had informed everyone about her illness. Recently, Kirron Kher’s son, Sikander Kher, was doing an Insta live, and the former made an appearance to say thank you to her fans for…

Surat’s death data suggests official tally of Covid fatalities is…

AT LEAST seven crematoriums and graveyards in India's western city of Surat saw a more than three-fold rise in the number of cremations and burials last month compared with a year ago, suggesting many more Covid-19 fatalities than an official tally. The data, gathered from site visits and logs reviewed…

Birthday Special: Famous dialogues of Madhuri Dixit

By Murtuza Iqbal Madhuri Dixit is one of the most loved Bollywood actresses. She has been in the industry for more than three decades and has proved her mettle as a star and as an actor. Today, Madhuri celebrates her 54th birthday; so, let’s look at the list of the…

Will Jatin-Lalit compose music together again? Here’s what Lalit Pandit…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IKpNkek_kg By Murtuza Iqbal In the 90s and early 2000, Jatin-Lalit (Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit) have composed chartbuster songs for movies like Khiladi, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Khamoshi: The Musical, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Sarfarosh, Ghulam, Pyaar…

US aid arrives in India as Covid cases surge

The first US emergency aid to India arrived on Friday as several states said they would be unable to begin vaccinating all over-18s from this weekend as planned. The supplies arrived as India recorded another 385,000 new cases in the past 24 hours -- a new global record -- and…

‘Life is precious’ say Indian migrants fleeing COVID-hit cities

Amid India's COVID-19 crisis, migrant workers are abandoning cities and heading for their villages in droves in a repeat of last year's exodus when the lockdown shut industries and left them jobless - but this time they are worried about safety. India's toll from the coronavirus surged past 200,000 on…

India’s Covid-19 deaths near 200,000

VITAL medical supplies poured into India on Tuesday (27) as hospitals starved of life-saving oxygen and beds turned away coronavirus patients, while a surge in infections pushed the death toll towards 200,000. A shipment from Britain, including 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators, arrived in Delhi, said Reuters partner ANI,…

India reports 352,991 new Covid-19 infections; Bengaluru enters lockdown

New infections at record for fifth day Neighbouring Bangladesh closes border for 14 days Tech hub of Bengaluru faces lockdown from Tuesday  INDIA's new coronavirus infections hit a record peak for a fifth day on Monday (26). The southern state of Karnataka, home to the tech city of Bengaluru, ordered…

India’s crematoriums buckle as Covid dead pile up

A summer storm is buffeting New Delhi as Mohammed Shamim wearily pauses to glance at yet another ambulance arriving with a coronavirus victim to bury, just minutes after the last. The gravedigger's grim workload, like those of others around India, has grown dramatically in the past few weeks in a…

India locks down capital as daily Covid-19 cases near 300,000

INDIA will lock down its capital New Delhi for a week from Monday (19) night to try and control a raging coronavirus outbreak. Infections are skyrocketing in India, however, with hospitals running out of beds and the government forced to reimpose economically painful restrictions again. The Delhi lockdown came after…

Frames of crematorium furnaces in Gujarat melt due to rush…

METAL structures of furnaces at some crematoriums in Surat in western Indian state of Gujarat have started melting as they are being used round-the-clock due to the rush of bodies amid the Covid-19 pandemic, officials said on Tuesday (13). Around 16 gas-based furnaces at the Kurukshetra crematorium and Ashvini Kumar crematorium…

Kirron Kher diagnosed with blood cancer; Anupam Kher shares a…

By Murtuza Iqbal There were reports that veteran actress Kirron Kher has been diagnosed with blood cancer and she is undergoing treatment in Mumbai. Today, her husband and actor Anupam Kher took to Twitter to share a statement about it. He shared a note which read, "Just so that the…

Indian state increases night curfew timings as Covid-19 cases surge

GUJARAT state in Western India on Tuesday (16) decided to increase the night curfew timings in four major cities by two hours till March 31 to contain the surge in Covid-19 cases. Curfew will now remain in force in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot from 10 pm to 6 am, an…

Birthday Special: Iconic dialogues of Jackie Shroff

By Murtuza Iqbal Jackie Shroff has been in the industry for more than three decades. He has been a part of many successful films and has also proved his mettle as an actor. Today, Jackie Shroff celebrates his 64th birthday, so let’s look at the list of iconic dialogues of…

Truck crushes 15 people to death in India’s Surat

AN out-of-control dumper truck crushed fifteen people to death as they slept by the roadside early Tuesday(19) in western India, authorities said. The dead included a baby girl, eight women and six men, said police official Usha Rada in the Surat district of Gujarat state. Six others were injured. The…

Our top 10 most influential hip hop moments – DJ…

DJ Artifx 92.3FM The Beat Summer Jam Concert in So Cal (1995): This was the first major hip hop festival I went to. Back then, there weren’t many massive shows or festivals like there are now. My DJ partner, Praneel, got amazing seats, and we saw many great legends perform…

Local ‘TikToks’ galore in India; influencers try new tricks

MORE than two months after TikTok was banned in India, homegrown apps are enjoying the spike in the number of users as former 'stars' try new tricks to rebuild their fan base. On June 29, Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, leaving over 200 million users of the…

On India’s COVID-19 frontline, female health workers push for fair…

Rushing from one home to another in a village in western India, health worker Ashwini Mhaske cannot afford to take a breather. Working to keep COVID-19 at bay while caring for mothers and babies, Mhaske races between households to meet job targets and earn bonuses for a average monthly wage…

Exclusive: “I cherish being an artist,” says Rishab Chadha

Rishab Chadha, who began his acting career at a young with fantasy drama Aladdin (2007), has come a long way in his professional life. While several actors who made their debuts around the same time as him may have fallen off the radar after doing a couple of projects, the…

Win Over Your Fear of the Quantitative Aptitude Section in…

While it might seem like a far-fetched thought at first glance, but the fear of mathematics haunts many right from their elementary school days. And most of the national and regional competitive exams like Common Entrance Test (CAT), Delhi Police Constable, Services Selection Commission (SSC), Institute of Banking Personnel Selection…

School girls in India discover Earth-bound asteroid

Two teenage girls from India have discovered an Earth-bound asteroid by poring through images from a University of Hawaii telescope, an Indian space education institute said on Monday. The asteroid is presently near Mars and its orbit is expected to cross that of Earth in about one million years' time,…

Diamond city of India sees exodus of workers due to…

THOUSANDS of workers at the famed diamond units of Surat in Gujarat are leaving the city as the pandemic has left them in penury. Over 600,000 people were employed in more than 9,000 stone-cutting and polishing units in Surat, known worldwide for its $24 billion diamond industry. With the national…

The shameful history of racism in Bollywood

HOW HINDI CINEMA HAS DISCRIMINATED AGAINST DARK-SKINNED PEOPLE ACROSS THE DECADES AND HAD A NEGATIVE INFLUENCE ON SOCIETY by ASJAD NAZIR THE death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in America has resulted in protests globally and also triggered a debate about racism in society. There have…

Jewel in the television crown

SMALL SCREEN STAR PEARL V PURI ON LOCKDOWN, LEARNING AND HIS SPARKLING CAREER by ASJAD NAZIR POPULAR actor Pearl V Puri has had a powerful presence on television ever since he made his debut with hit serial Dil Ki Nazar Se Khoobsurat in 2013. Since then, the prolific small screen…

Migrant worker virus exodus plunges India’s factories into crisis

An acute shortage of workers has turned the roar of machines to a soft hum at a footwear factory near New Delhi, just one of thousands in India struggling to restart after an exodus of migrant workers during the virus lockdown. India is slowly emerging from strict containment measures imposed…

India’s request to extradite Dawood aide wanted in ’93 Gujarat…

THE British government has turned down India's request for the extradition of Tiger Hanif, an alleged aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim wanted in India in connection with two bomb blasts in Surat in 1993, the UK Home Office has confirmed. Mohammed Hanif Umerji Patel had been traced to a…

Police clash with crowds as India eases coronavirus curbs

Indian police fired tear gas at a crowd of protesting migrant workers in Gujarat and launched baton charges against hundreds of people queuing at liquor stores in New Delhi, even as the first steps were being taken to relax a coronavirus lockdown. The world's largest lockdown, in force since March…

India’s COVID-19 cases rise to 14,378; Gujarat reports over 1,000…

Gujarat in western India became the sixth state to cross the 1,000 mark in COVID-19 cases in the country. The number of coronavirus positive cases in Gujarat rose to 1,272 after 176 new cases were reported on Saturday (18), a health department official said.     Ahmedabad reported 142 new COVID-19…

India allows rural poor to work in virus lockdown

Millions of people in rural India will be allowed back to work next week despite a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the government said Wednesday, as it conceded the hardships of shutting its vital farming economy were too great. Restrictions on movement in the world's second-most populous nation of 1.3 billion people…

India’s coronavirus heroes come under attack

They have been hailed as India's coronavirus "heroes", but doctors, nurses, delivery drivers and other frontline workers have been attacked and in some cases evicted from their homes by panicked residents. Some e-commerce giants have even halted deliveries partly due to the harassment of staff, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

Gujarat COVID-19 cases jump to 13

SIX new coronavirus positive cases were reported in Gujarat, western India, on Saturday (21). The total cases in the state stand at 13, chief minister Vijay Rupani said. Twelve of these patients have history of travel abroad, while one person in Surat had visited Delhi and Jaipur recently, he said. "Four of…

Don’t sell weapons, partner with India to fight climate change:…

US Senator and Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders has slammed president Donald Trump for selling weapons to India. The US should partner with New Delhi to fight climate change to save the planet, he suggested. His remarks came after Trump announced that the US will sign defence deals worth $3…

World Bank official compares Wuhan 2020 to Surat 1994

A World Bank official has compared the Wuhan 2020 to Surat 1994. He said it is  “déjà vu all over again” Barjor Mehta, Lead Urban Specialist in the East Asia Urban and Disaster Risk Management team based in the Bank's China Country Office in Beijing, has said that he was…

Birthday Special: Top 5 songs of Urmila Matondkar

Urmila Matondkar is one of the most talented actresses we have in the industry. She has given some fantastic performances in films like Rangeela, Judaai, Khoobsurat, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Bhoot, Ek Hasina Thi, Pinjar, and others. But well, apart from being known for her amazing performances, Urmila is also…

Coronavirus: 64 people under observation at home in Gujarat

Sixty-four people who returned to Gujarat recently from China are under observation at their homes, but no suspected case of coronavirus infection has been found among them so far, a senior health department official said on Saturday (1). Most of these people are from Mehsana district (24), followed by Panchmahal…

WHO declares coronavirus a global emergency

THE World Health Organization has declared the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak a global emergency. “The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva. The WHO said there had been 98 cases in…

Thyssenkrupp steel workers protest against job cuts

THOUSANDS of Thyssenkrupp steelworkers in Germany on Tuesday (3) protested against planned job cuts, accusing bosses at the struggling conglomerate of mismanagement after a failed merger bid with India’s Tata steel. Germany's powerful IG Metall union said 6,000 workers gathered at Thyssenkrupp's Steel Europe headquarters in Duisburg to vent their…

Shafali Verma surpasses Tendulkar’s 30-year-old record

Fifteen-year-old Shafali Verma became the youngest Indian cricketer to score a half-century in international cricket, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar's 30-year-old record. Shafali's 49-ball 73 in the first T20I against West Indies powered the Indian women's team to a convincing 84-run win at Gros Islet on Saturday. Playing in only her fifth…

RCEP to issue joint statement on proposed trade pact  

LEADERS of India and 15 Asia-Pacific countries are expected to announce later on Monday (4) successful conclusion of seven-year negotiations to create the world's largest free-trade region though its formal signing will be pushed to February next year, diplomatic sources said. The possible delay in firming up the Regional Comprehensive…

UK charity embarks on their first camp to Gujarat

A UK charity that has treated around 1,700 children with heart problems across the world will be setting up a one-week medical camp in Gujarat, India, from October 12 to 19. The same week, Healing Little Hearts (HLH) will also run two concurrent camps - one in Vijayawada and the…

Super fan of the week – Amaal Malik

TALENTED singer and composer Amaal Mallik has made an impressive musical mark with a series of successful songs that have delighted fans around the world. One of the admirers is Shivani Patel from Ahmedabad in India. Eastern Eye caught up with the super fan to find out more... What connected you…

The Zoya Factor motion poster: Sonam Kapoor turns the Goddess…

It was yesterday when Sonam Kapoor gave a hint that she will be introducing us to the lucky charm of India. Well, we had told you that it was an announcement about her next film The Zoya Factor in which she plays the role of a girl named Zoya Solanki…

Sonam Kapoor is all set to make us meet India’s…

Sonam Kapoor was last seen on the big screen in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. Though the film failed to make a mark at the box office, the actress’ performance was liked by everyone. Now she is all set to be back on the big screen as India’s…

Sonam Kapoor wishes Dulquer Salmaan on his birthday, shares a…

Dulquer Salmaan, the heartthrob from the South film industry, celebrates his 33rd birthday today. After making a mark down South, Dulquer made his Bollywood debut last year with the film Karwaan, and he will next be seen on the big screen in The Zoya Factor opposite Sonam Kapoor. The actress…

Failure of Jet Airways a ‘wake up call’: SpiceJet chief

THE failure of India’s Jet Airways should be a “wake up call” for the aviation industry and at least part of the blame should be at the doorstep of the policymakers as the cost structure is high, SpiceJet chief Ajay Singh has said. Low-cost carrier SpiceJet is expanding its operations…

Famous Bollywood movies that complete 20 years of its release…

Just a year before millennium, we got to witness many amazing films on the big screen. The year 1999 was quite a great year for Bollywood as there were many films that left a mark at the box office and also got a special place in the heart of moviegoers.…

India coaching centre fire death toll rises to 20

INDIAN police said today (25) that they had filed a culpable homicide case against three people as the death toll from a building fire in India’s Gujarat state rose to 20, with students attending coaching classes accounting for all those killed. Satish Sharma, commissioner of police in the city of…

After landslide win, Modi to visit Gujarat to seek mother’s…

PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi will be in Gujarat on Sunday () evening to seek the blessings of his mother after his BJP-led NDA returned to power with a massive majority in the Lok Sabha elections. On Monday, he will be in Varanasi, the LS seat he retained in the elections…

Modi and Gandhi greet people of Gujarat on foundation day

INDIA prime minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi were among prominent political leaders who on Wednesday (1) greeted the people of Gujarat on the occasion of the state's foundation day. President Ram Nath Kovind also extended his greetings on the occasion. Modi hailed Gujaratis for their courage, innovation…

Now a biopic on Asaram Bapu on the cards

This year, we have already seen two biopics on the big screen, Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi and Thackeray, and we are awaiting the release of biopics like PM Narendra Modi, Super 30, The Sky Is Pink and Saandh Ki Aankh. Meanwhile, here’s one more biopic that is on the…

Varun Dhawan drops interesting details about Street Dancer 3D

Varun Dhawan, who is presently busy promoting his upcoming film, Kalank, is quite psyched up about his next release also. Yes, we are talking about Street Dancer 3D, which reunites the star with choreographer-turned-filmmaker Remo D’souza and Shraddha Kapoor after ABCD 2 (2015). When Street Dancer 3D was officially announced,…

Ten UK Asian Film Festival highlights

The UK Asian Film Festival runs across London, Manchester, Leicester and Edinburgh from March 27 to May 4. This year’s festival will be a mix of movie premieres, screenings of classics, debates, short films and other interesting events. Eastern Eye looked ahead to the annual festival to select 10 highlights.…

Gujarati family from Canada among those killed in Ethiopia crash

FAMILIES have spoken of their grief after it emerged that three generations of a Gujarati family from Canada were among those killed when the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft crashed last Sunday (10). Six members of the Vaidya family who were on the "trip of a lifetime" to a safari park in…

Indian Office Space Market Hits Record Transaction Volumes Of 46.8MSF…

Indian office space market has achieved record transaction level in 2018 growing 12 per cent year-on-year (YoY) last year saw the highest level of transaction volumes of 46.8 msf. The 46.8 msf transaction volume was, in fact, the highest space transacted ever in the Indian office space market in any…

Indian Court Declares Nirav Modi As ‘Proclaimed Absconder’ In Customs…

An Indian court declared fugitive Indian diamond merchant Nirav Modi as a ‘proclaimed absconder’ in a customs duty evasion case. The case was registered in March and the court has asked Modi to appear in person on November 15. A public notice was issued earlier in the day into newspapers…

Indian Diamond Merchant Gives 600 Cars To His Company Staff…

An Indian billionaire diamond merchant Savji Dholakia distributed 600 cars as Diwali gift to the staff member of his company, Hare Krishna Exports on Thursday (25). The merchant is known for giving out lavish gifts to his staff on Diwali every year and continuing his tradition, this year also he…

Indian Court Rules Celebrity Jeweller Nirav Modi As Absconder In…

A local court in India’s westernmost Gujarat state ruled on Wednesday (10) that the celebrity jeweller, fugitive, Nirav Modi is an absconder in a case filed against him by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in an alleged customs duty evasion case to import diamonds. Chief judicial magistrate, BH Kapadia…

5 debut films of Pakistani artists…Pakistan to Hindustan

Mahira Khan Mahira made her Bollywood debut in 2017 with Raees, which is a crime action film. She played the character of Aasiya, opposite Shah Rukh Khan. She was unable to promote the movie in India due to the Uri terror attack in 2016. However, despite all controversies, the Mahira…

5 top rappers of Hindi music

Hard Kaur Born as Taran Kaur Dhillon found herself interested in hip hop music when she was in school. She came out with her solo album in 2007 called Superwoman.  Hard is the first Asian female rap artist of UK back then. Being a female rap artist in the world…

5 best sibling duos of Bollywood

Karisma and Kareena While Kareena grew up watching her sister Karishma working in films, now she stands with her for events, social gathering and other parties. Both actresses are probably the only sibling duo who managed to be the number 1 actress of their generation. Even though The Kapoor khandan…

Death by Diamonds: Suicides wipe the shine off India’s gem…

After polishing diamonds destined for luxury stores from New York to Hong Kong for nearly 10 hours in a cramped workshop in western India, Vikram Raujibhai went home, waited for his family to leave, and locked the front door. Raujibhai doused himself in kerosene and lit a match. His family returned…

Ikea: Part of India’s furniture?

GIANT SET TO OPEN FIRST STORE IN HYDERABAD, WITH MORE ON WAY FURNITURE giant Ikea is set to open its first store and restaurant in India after years of trying, but arguably its most famous item is off the menu – Swedish meatballs. Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture re­tailer, will next…

Vicky Kaushal Interview: “When you work with Rajkumar Hirani, you…

Fresh from the success of his recent release Raazi (2018), extremely talented Vicky Kaushal is now busy promoting his next offering Sanju, which arrives in cinemas on 29th June, 2018. The film, which is a biopic on Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, sees Kaushal in the role of Paresh. His character…

Ikea bets big on India but keeps meatballs off the…

Furniture giant Ikea is set to open its first store and restaurant in India after years of trying but arguably its most famous item is off the menu -- Swedish meatballs. Ikea, the world's biggest furniture retailer, will next month cut the ribbon on a massive 37,000 square metre outlet…

Sonam Kapoor to work with director Shashanka Ghosh yet again

After working with Shashanka Ghosh on successful movies like Khoobsurat (2014) and the recently released Veere Di Wedding, Sonam Kapoor might team up with the director once again for their third venture. According to reports, Ghosh is contemplating to helm a gangster-drama, which he had planned almost eight years ago.…

Family, film and good friends

by MOHNISH SINGH SONAM KAPOOR TALKS VEERE DI WEDDING AND HER LOVED ONES WORK is worship for fashionista Sonam Kapoor, and the fact she jumped straight into promotions of her new movie, Veere Di Wedding, right after walking down the aisle with boyfriend, Anand Ahuja, on May 8, shows films…

12-year-old Surat boy becomes a Jain monk

A 12-year-old boy from Surat, in the west Indian state of Gujarat, has decided to renounce his family life to join the order of Jain monks. Diamond merchant Dipesh Shah's son Bhavya wants to renounce family life saying it's "full of sins at every step." Seeking Diksha was his own…

Bodies of missing Indian family found in California river

The body of the last remaining member of the Indian family that went missing when their vehicle plunged into a swollen California river has been found. The remains of Siddhant Thottapilly, 12, was found by officials on Monday afternoon. Four members of the Thottapilly family -- Sandeep Thottapilly, 41, Saachi Thottapilly,…

Arrest in India rape case as outrage mounts over assaults

Indian police have made another arrest after the alleged rape of a teenager by a ruling party politician sparked protests across the country, federal investigators said pn Sunday (15). The case, along with the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, has brought Indians onto the streets for mass demonstrations…

No sign of Indian family, but personal items recovered from…

Personal items belonging to the four members of the Thottapilly family has been recovered from a California river, reports say, adding that a part of the vehicle in which they travelled has also been recovered. Sandeep Thottapilly, along with his wife Soumya and two children -- Siddhanth and Saachi --…

Fears missing Indian family in US swept away by swollen…

The father of an LA-based Indian who has been missing with his wife and two children after a road trip in the United States has requested India external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to help trace them. In a tweet, Babu Subramaniam Thottapilly, from Gujarat, posted a photograph of his son…

AAHOA Convention: Industry shows its Strong Influence in Washington

AAHOA celebrated its ‘greatest legislative accomplishment’ at 2018 convention near Washington, D.C., where it helped lobby for and won tax reform Twenty years ago, National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, was just a big idea. Peterson Cos., a real estate development enterprise, tagged 350 empty acres along America’s historic Potomac…

Sonam reveals her track with Akshay in Padman was edited…

Sonam Kapoor has been receiving lots of adulation for her performance in Padman. However, Sonam’s on screen presence in the film was shorter. Talking about the same, Sonam said to a leading Indian daily,  “There was more to that relationship than what was shown. It was edited out to make…

Sonam Kapoor: My father is never critical of me

Sonam Kapoor will be collaborating with her father Anil Kapoor for the first time in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga which is currently in the shooting stage. Speaking about the same, Sonam said to a leading Indian tabloid, "It has taken me 10 years to work with my…

Nirav Modi: Further raids carried out as Indian authorities widen…

  INVESTIGATORS in India raided the offices of jewellery retailer Gitanjali today (16) in a widening probe into a $1.77 billion loan fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank, the biggest bank scam in the country's history. The case is centred around diamond billionaire Nirav Modi who is accused of colluding…

Bank loans: Raids on jeweller Nirav Modi’s home and shops

  INVESTIGATORS in India today (15) raided the premises of a billionaire jeweller accused of defrauding one of the country's biggest banks amid reports he and his family have left the country. Enforcement Directorate (ED) officers searched the Mumbai offices of Nirav Modi after he was accused of cheating state-owned…

Sanjay Gagnani set to exchange rings with longtime girlfriend Poonam…

Actor Sanjay Gagnani is a happy man as he will soon be getting engaged to the love of his life, Poonam Preet. The two have been together for six years and will be getting engaged during the Valentine’s Day week, on the 18th of February at Surat. Talking about what…

Padmaavat: Here’s how the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film became a…

The controversies surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali film Padmavati, which has now been renamed Padmaavat, refuse to die down. On Thursday, the Supreme Court of India lifted the ban imposed by six states -- Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, Haryana and Gujarat -- on the movie. But these states…

FMCG firms slash prices post GST reduction

The government has written to all major fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies urging them to immediately revise the maximum retail price on all their products that have seen a reduction in tax rates as decided by the Goods and Services Tax Council. The letter comes a couple of days after…

Centre may have made slab changes to GST, but structural…

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday during his trip to Gujarat continued his tirade against the Central government’s implementation of ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’. While addressing locals during a public meeting at Chhala village near Gandhinagar, Gandhi said, “Gabbar Singh Tax reforms have been made after the Congress put pressure…

Gujarat court sends two suspected ISIS terrorists to 10-day custody

A court in Gujarat's Bharuch district today remanded two suspected ISIS operatives in the custody of Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad for 10 days. While the ATS had sought a 14-day custody of Mohammad Kasim Stimberwala and Ubed Ahmed Mirza, Chief Judicial Magistrate R D Mehta granted it custody till November 6.…

My Pod with Bali Brahmbhatt

TALENTED musician and singer turned radio host Bali Brahmbhatt has been surrounded by music from a young age. He regularly plays the biggest songs on his Dil Se radio show 3-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Not surprisingly he has a massive music collection and found it a challenge to select…

Has Sonam Kapoor greenlighted the film adaptation of the book,…

Sonam Kapoor is one such actress from the current crop of actors in Bollywood, who is consistently proving her versatility with every new film of hers. After winning a lot of awards and accolades for her riveting performance in the movie Neerja, the talented actress is now looking forward to…

Race and religious hate crimes soar following terrorist attacks

by REENA KUMAR ATTACKS against Muslims have become more aggressive and fear of being assaulted is spreading among some in the community following the series of terrorist attacks in the UK, according to campaigners, as Islamophobic crimes rose by 13 per cent in London in the last year. Imaan Atta,…

Award winning film spotlights plight of India’s textile workers

  It was a childhood memory of time spent at his grandfather's textile mill in Gujarat that inspired Indian film student Rahul Jain to focus on the rhythm of factory life for his first documentary. Although Jain did not set out to make a political film, his award-winning feature "Machines"…

Anil Kapoor puts no pressure of marriage on his daughters

Actor Anil Kapoor tells his two unmarried daughters - Sonam and Rhea - not to be "old fashioned" whenever marriage comes up as a topic of discussion. "He has never asked me to marry. I asked him, dad how do you feel that Sonam and I will marry one day.…

Heavy water leakage at Kakrapar atomic plant, no radiation leak

ONE of the two 220 MW units of Kakrapar Atomic Power Station(KAPS) in Gujarat’s Surat district was on Friday (March 11) shut down after leakage of heavy water and a temporary emergency situation was declared but there was no radioactive leak and all workers are safe. According to officials, the…

Sonam: This is her life

by Asjad Nazir Talented actress Sonam Kapoor has got her- self noticed with good performances on the big screen, her striking looks and eye-catching out- fits that have turned her into a style icon. The appeal of the Bollywood star is such that she is in demand with production houses,…

Amitabh Bachchan: Still the big boss of Bollywood

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan turns 74 next month but he says he’s still hungry for new challenges after his latest movie about sexual violence against women left him deeply moved. In an interview at his Mumbai office, the Hindi film legend of almost half a century said courtroom drama Pink,…

Maganbhai Patel exhibition: Snapshot of Asian life in Coventry

For most people, reaching the age of 90 heralds a time when life really starts to slow down. But Maganbhai Patel – also known as Masterji – is not most people. A renowned photographer from Coventry who has been documenting the lives of south Asian families for more than 50…

Inquiry ordered into the death of man during Raees promotion

Gujarat Railway Police on Tueday (24) ordered an inquiry into the chaos that led to the death of one person at Vadodara Railway Station after a crowd of around 15,000 people gathered to have glimpse of superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was travelling via train to promote Raees. The inquiry…

“Indian-Americans experience unprecedented political success”, say experts

Indian-Americans are experiencing unprecedented political success in the US, where the community comprise one per cent of the total population and for the first time ever they now also make up one per cent of the Congress, an Indian-American Harvard University academic has said. US Congress has 535 voting members:…