Saawariya Screening Held Oct 28
The first movie screening for
Saanvariya, Saawariya (2006)
was held Sunday night Oct 28, 2007. The movie received rave reviews and
is set for a great opening when it is released next Friday. The movie is about
2 hours and 8 mins long and contains about 8 songs, which is make it a short
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
's standards. The film stars two new comers,
, from two of the biggest Bollywood families.
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Spotted In Boston
recently flew from India to Boston, USA to join his bride
were she is busy shooting for
The Next Pink Panther (2009)
. Aish has been in Boston for the last couple of weeks working on
with director Harald Zwart. The Bollywood couple were
spotted walking together on the street of Boston enjoying the life. Soon
Abhishek will be heading to Namibia for shooting of
. Aishwarya is playing the role of Sophie Solandres, a criminal expert, opposite Steve Martin
(Inspector Jacques Clouseau).
Celina Jaitley In Hollywood Movie
has been signed to star in Hollywood movies.
The movies that she will star is are Love has no Language
and The Quest of Sheherzade.
Malaika Arora Khan On Cover Of Maxim India
Malaika Arora Khan
will be featured on the upcoming issue of Maxim India. She is married to Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan
and is a Mother of one. She was made famous within Bollywood by her dance in the song
Deepika Padukone And Akshay Kumar In Made In China
will be seen together in a new Bollywood movie named
Made in China (2009)
. The film is being directed by
Nikhil Advani and is an action packed film to be shot in China starting in early 2008.
During the shooting the film stars will stay in Shanghai and Beijing.
Salman Khan Sentenced To 5 years Imprisonment
has been sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment by the Session’s
Court in Jodhpur for his role in the Chinkara poaching case of which he was
convicted on April 10, 2006. The case involves hunting of two black bucks back in
September 28, 1998 while he was shooting for Hum Saath Saath Hain.
Celina Jaitley Featured On Maxim India August 2007
was again featured on the cover of August 2007 issues of magazine Maxim India.
She was previously on the cover back in 2006. This time she in on the cover because
of her love for animals and to support
India with their campaign 'Sexy for a Cause'.
Mumbai recently banned captive elephants within the city limits after
pressure from PETA India which has backing of many Bollywood celebrites and
Bollywood Stars In New York
This past weekend
was present at the Lincoln Center to recites poem's written by his father,
Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
were also present at the event.
The following day, Indian's had organized a parade to celebrate India's 60th
was the grand marshal for the parade. Astronaut Sunita Williams,
comedian Johnny Lever were also present at the parade that was organized by
Federation of Indian Associations (FIA). The parade was held
along Madison Avenue from 41st Street to 23th Street in Manhattan.
Saif Ali Khan Could Be Desi Bond?
08/15/2007 Saif Ali Khan
will get a chance to play a role of secret agent similar to
James Bond. Director of Ek Haseena Thi will direct Saif in this new film to be
product by Saif's new banner.
Aishwarya Rai In Pink Panther 2
has been singed to star in the Hollywood movie
Pink Panther 2 (2009)
. The Indian Bollywood star and former Miss World will star opposite Hollywood stars
Steve Martin, Andy Garcia, John Cleese and Alfred Molina. The movie is slated to be
released sometime in early 2009.
Bollywood Stars Win Rajiv Gandhi Award
won the Rajiv Gandhi award along with journalist Shekhar Gupta and Indian-American
astronaut Sunita Williams. The awards were presented by Sushilkumar Shinde and
Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. Others winners include
Veerendra Heggade, D Y Patil, Swati Piramal, Sir Gulam Noon, Khushagra Bajaj,
Tulsi Tanti, and Pooja Bhangira.
Aishwarya Rai Wax Statue In New York
wax statue will be added to the Madame Tussauds museum at Times Square,
New York on August 15 which is the day India will celebrate it's 60th year of independence.
The statue is borrowed from the London museum, which also has other was models of
Bollywood star like
Shahrukh Khan (SRK)
and Tamil superstar Rajnikanth. The Madame Tussauds museum has locations in
London, Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Shanghai and are soon opening one in
Mallika Sherawat In Remake of Qurbani
will be playing the role played by Zeenat Aman in the remake of
. Earlier talked had Priyanka Chopra slated for the role but seems
that Mallika might have gotten the role instead. Mallika will be paired opposite with Fardeen Khan.
Alicia Silverstone Naked for PETA
09/21/2007 Alicia Silverstone
Naked for PETA to promote go vegetrain. This is not the first
time that movie stars have appeared naked in a PETA ad.
Jenna Bush Engaged
Jenna Bush, one of President Bush's twin daughters, is engaged to Henry Hager.
Does this mean that there will be a White House wedding before President Bush's
Presidential term ends? Jenna and Henry having been dating for a while and Henry
was present at White House dinner for Britain's Prince Charles and his wife,
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall back on November 2005. He has an undergraduate
degree from Wake Forest University and will soon be returning to college to pruse
a business administration at the University of Virginia.
Money, Finance, Technology News:
US computer maker Gateway to be acquired by Taiwan personal computer supplier, Acer,
for $710 million. This will put Acer past the Lenovo Group Ltd. as the world's
third-biggest PC maker.
Google maybe close to the launch of it's phone service. The mobile phone is called gPhone
and is awaiting final ok and carrier agreement before it launch. Recently there was
news that Google may be interested in bidding on spectrum. Lets see if Google will
lauch the gPhone?
Amazon launches a payment service to compete with PayPal and Google Checkout.
The service is named Flexible Payment Service (FPS) and likly to give PayPal
some good competition.
Dubai World, investment holding firm of the Dubai government, announced that it
has agreed to invest up to $5.2 billion in MGM Mirage. The deal will involve
Dubai World purchasing 9.5 percent stake in MGM for about $2.4 billion and will
invest about $2.7 billion, a 50 percent stake in MGM's CityCenter project.
Which is a 76-acre Las Vegas development project that includes hotels, condos and retail
outlets and s due to open in 2009.
Hurricane Dean is heading towards Tulum, Mexico which has forced many tourists to
flee the vacation location and beaches of the Mayan Riviera. Petroleos de Mexico,
a Mexico's state oil company, will be evacuating more then 14,000 offshore workers.
Cancun's international airport was busy with many tourists waiting to get flights
to head out.
Google Pack will now include Sun Microsystems StarOffice suite as part of the
freely downloadable collection of productivity software. Google pack currently includes
such software as Google Earth, Google Desktop, Firefox with Google Toolbar,
Adobe Reader, Skype, RealPlayer, Norton Security Scan and other Google software.
Wipro, an India-based software company, has expanded it's wings through a
$600 million acquisition of Infocrossing, United States based infrastructure management
services provider based in Leonia, N.J. This will give Wipro presence in the US
to allow it to meet customers needs for data center that must be located within US.
The acquisition is one of the largest by an Indian IT company in the USA.
players to go on hunger strike after the announcement that
the Indian Team
players will receive cash awards from central and
four state governments of Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Karnataka
for winning the Twenty20 World Cup. Their contention is that why was not a
similar genture announced when the hockey team won the Asian Continental Championship
early this month without lossing a match.
The other question here would be that, who's money is being used to pay the
players who are already paid well by the cricket board?
I just hope that this money is not the tax payers and could be better
used somewhere less.
's prusit for a grand slam title was stopped by 6th seed Russian Anna Chakvetadze
at the U.S. Open being played in New York. Anna defeated the Indian ace 6-2, 6-3.
Sania Mirza Beats Laura Granville To Advance To 3rd Round At US Open 08/31/2007:
defeated Laura Granville 6-3, 7-5 in the 2nd round at the US open to advance.
Sania will now face sixth seeded Russian Anna Chakvetadze. Anna has defeated
Sania 3 times already this year at the Hobart semi-final, Cincinnati semi-final and
final at Stanford respectivily and has already won four tournaments this year.
This will be a good test for Sania.
won her first round match against Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-1
to advance to the second round at the US Open tennis championships
being played in Flushing Meadows, New York. Sania will face 60th ranked
American Laura Granville in the second round. Sania had her best Grand Slam showing
back in 2006 US Open where she advanced to round of 16 and was defeated by
Sania Mirza Ranked 26th for US Open 08/24/2007:
to meet Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi in the first round of U.S. Open tennis championship
which will be starting next week in New York. Sania is ranked 26th
for the US Open, making her the first Indian woman player to be seeded
in the singles event of a Grand Slam.
Early Exit For Sania Mirza 08/23/2007:
is had a disappointing outing at the Pilot Pen tennis tournament at New Haven, USA. She
lost to Ukrainian Alona Bondarenko in the second round 3-6, 6-0, 3-6.
Sania and her Italian partner Mara Santagelo won their doubles match to
advance to quarterfinals in women's doubles after defeating American Corina Morariu
and Meghann Shaughnessy 6-4, 7-5.
Sania Mirza Ranked 28th in the WTA 08/21/2007:
is now ranked 28th in the WTA singles rankings and has been seeded 26th at the US Open.
The US Open will start next week in New York and will have Indian tennis
player Sania Mirza ranked 26th at the US Open. The top male seed is Roger Federer and
top female seed is Justine Henin, who are both also ranked No 1 in the world.
Sania Mirza Beats Martina Hingis 08/09/2007:
by defeating her in the second round of the EastWest Bank Classic 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.
She will now face France's Virginie Razzano.
Sania Mirza Ranked 30 and To Second Round At East West Bank Classic 08/07/2007:
beat Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak 6-3, 6-2. Sania will now face
Martina Hingis. Sania moved up in ranks after having a nice performance at
the Cincinnati and San Diego. She will play with her partner Bethanie Mattek of the USA
against Janette Husarova of Slovakia and Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands
in the doubles match.
Sania Mirza To Face Maria Sharapova In Acura Classic 08/03/2007:
beat eight seeded Dinara Safina of Russia, 6-1, 6-2 to continue her great
run. The 20-year-old Hyderabadi girl has won 10 of last 12 matches and now
will face top seed and world no. 2
in the Acura Classic in San Diego, California. Others who advanced are
Russia's Maria Kirilenko, ninth seeded Elena Dementieva, Anna Chakvetadze,
fourth seed Nadia Petrova and no. 11 Patty Schnyder beat Martina Hingis.
Sania Mirza Moves On In Acura Classic 08/01/2007:
beat 18th-ranked Shahar Peer of Israel in the first round of the
Acura Classic, being played in San Diego, CA. Shahar Peer was her doubles
partner during Wimbledon and West Bank Classic. Sania will now face
Eleni Daniilidou of Greece.
Sania Mirza Now Ranked 31 07/30/2007:
jumped four places to 31 in the latest world rankings. Sanai was defeated
by Russian Anna Chakvetadze 6-3, 6-2 in the $600,000 West Bank Classic WTA
being played in Stanford, USA. But she did manage to upset Patty Schnyder and Tatiana Golovin
on her way to the final. Sanai won the doubles title with her partner
Shahar Peer of Israel.
Sania Mirza Out Of Cincinnati Open 07/22/2007:
lost to top seed Anna Chakvetadze of Russia 2-6, 7-5, 3-6 to end her
run at the women's open in Cincinnati. Anna Chekvetadze willl play Akiko Morigami in the finals.
Sania Mirza Moves To Quarter Finals 07/20/2007:
beat Varvara Lepchenko from Uzbekistan 6-2, 6-2 in the Cincinnati hardcourt tournament.
Russian Anna Chakvetadze also reached the quarter-finals by defeating
Anda Perianu of Romanian.
Sania Mirza Out Of Wimbledon Championship 07/11/2007:
winner of Wimbledon singles title,
both moved up in ranking. Sania is now ranked 38th in the singles rankings as
well as doubles rankings, while Venus moved to No. 17. For Venus, 2007 Wimbledon
marked her forth Wimbledon singles title, her previous titles were in 2000, 2001 and 2005,
and she was ranked num 1 in 2002. Currently the top three ranking are as follows
Justine Henin as num 1, followed by
and then Jelena Jankovic.
beat 6th seed
Friday to move to her sixth
Wimbledon final. Venus has already won three Wimbledon title and will
either play top seed Justine Henin or Marion Bartoli. Venus had already
beaten 2004 winner
in the fourth round and Svetlana Kuznetsova
to reach here.
Sania Mirza Defeated In Second Round At DFS Classic 06/14/2007:
out of the DFS Classic. Sania , in her second round match,
was defeated by eighth seeded Mara Santangelo of Italy 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (6).
Sania, 20-year-old Hyderabadi, will now team up with Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova
to play Tiantian Sun of China and Meilen Tu of USA in the first round of the doubles match.
Sania Mirza Into Second Round At DFS Classic 06/11/2007:
beat Maria Elena Camerin of Italy 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the second
round at the DFS Classic in Birmingham. Sania will now face No.8 seed Mara Santangelo.
Sania winning some matches at the recently completed, French Open, has helped
her climb 8 spot in the WTA rankings, and clain spot 42.
Maria Sharapova Out Of French Open 06/06/2007:
, world number two from Russia, was beaten by Ana Ivanovic of Serbia.
Ana beat Maria 6-2, 6-1 to advance to her first grand slam tournament
and will face world number one Justine Henin.
Maria Sharapova Moves Onto Semi Finals At French Open 06/06/2007:
beat Anna Chakvetadze to advance to the French Open semi-finals for the first time.
Maria beat Anna, also from Russia, 6-3 6-4 to advance, and will not face Ana Ivanovic.
and her doubles partner Fabrice Santoro were defeated by Katernia Srebotnik of Slovakia
and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia at the French Open.
won againt Alberta Branti in the first round of the French Open,
being played at Roland Garros, Paris, to advance to the second round.
This is mark a great vicitory for Sania since being upset in
her previous two apperances at the Morocco Open and Istanbul Cup.
Hyderabadi girl beat out Alberta Brianti of Italy in just under an hour
at the score of 6-1, 6-1. Now Sania will take on seventh seed Ana Ivanovic in
the second round.
The second-ranked Russian,
, beat out Emilie Loit of France 6-3, 7-6 (4) to advance to the second round at the French Open.
world rank improved to 50th after her play at the Morocco Open and Istanbul Cup. She
did not do well in the singles competition but won the doubles title at Morocco Open
and reached the doubles final at the Istanbul Cup. Sania is next due to play
Italian Alberta Brianti in the French Open and will be partnered with
Eva Birnerova of Czech Republic for the doubles matches.
and her doubles partner Y-J Chan were upset in the finals by the Polish pair in the
Istanbul Cup women's tennis tournament in Turkey. Sania Mirza and her first time partner
Yung-Jan Chan of Taiwan were beaten by Agnieszka Radwanska and Urszula Radwanska. Sania had previsoly
won the doubles crown at Morocco Open.
and her doubles partner Y-J Chan were able to move into the final round of
the doubles at the Istanbul Cup. She has eariler won the doubles title
at the Morocco Open. They beat Kloesel-Koumantou in the Quarterfinals to enter the
is having some difficulty upon her return from knee injury. She was knocked out by Meghann Shaughnessy from the
$200,000 Istanbul Cup tennis tournament during the 1st round. She also lost
in the 1st round in the Morocco Open, but did win the doubles crown at the
did not have a great return. She was defected by Maria Emilia Salerni in the
first round of the Morocco Open. Sania was playing after two months of
being away from tennis due to her injury. Sania did advance into the second
round with her doubles teamat Vania King.
is seeded number one in a WTA event making her the first Indian tennis
star to have such a seeding. She has been out with a knee injury,
which she suffered a ligament injury while playing in the Qatar Open in Doha back in
, in February 2007. She is making a comeback at the Morroco Open.
She has teamed up with American Vania King for the doubles competition.
Her next stop will be playing in Istanbul, followed by Birmingham, and Holland
to get her prepared for Wimbledon.
Neha Uberoi is another Indian who is taking part in the open and will play
with Italian Silvia Disderi in the doubles competition.
unveils a giant hoarding of Sprite, brand of Coca Cola at
Park Street Rawdon Street crossing in central Kolkata to launch the soft drink.
Sania will next been seen playing in the German Open in Berlin, Germany. She
has been sidelined with a knee injury but hopes to recover and play in the
German Open which is scheduled to start May 7, 2007.
India wins a thrilling match to knock the home team South Africa out of the
Twenty20 tournment. India won the toss and elected to bat, India's starting
was not good with 61 for four in the 11th over, but with help from Rohit Sharma
(50 not out, 40 balls, seven fours, two sixes) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's
(45, 33 balls, four four, one six) lead India to a defended total of 153 for five in 20 overs.
Now it was up to the Indian bowler to show there stuff and they did.
RP Singh led the way with terrific fielding and even more terrific bowling.
He finished with four for 13 in four overs, while Sreesanth and Harbhajan Singh
grabbed two wickets each. South Africa never had a chance with lossing early wickets
and never able to get things under control. Now India will face Australia on Sep 22.
Today marked a new beginning in the world of cricket. The Twenty20 cricket format
will be used during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament being held in South Africa.
The tournament will have 12 teams divided into 4 group play the 1st round. The teams are
Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland,
South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Zimbabwe.
India Win In Thrilling Fashion At The Oval 09/06/2007:
, and Robin Uthappa lead India to a thriling victory over England in the
6th ODI played at the Oval. England batted first and set a big total of
317 runs for India to chase. India came out hitting with Sachin and Saurav
partnering for 150 runs for the opening stand. They both was dismissed within
a short time there after the run rate climbed. Sachin again was left short by
6 runs to get yet another century. The middle order played well but quick outs left
the total out of sight. Dhoni and Uthappa played well and until Dhoni was dismissed
with 2 overs left and Uthappa made some great stoke to get India the win with 2 balls