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Haute turbanators: French designer Jean Paul Gaultier’s Sikh-inspired line reflects love of India

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: July 12th, 2012 | No Comments

In India the turban is referred to as a pagri, meaning the headdress that is worn by men and is manually tied. There are several styles, specific to the wearer’s region or religion, and they vary in shape, size and colour. For example, the Marathi pheta and the Sikh Dastar. The pagri is a symbol of honour and […]

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Bhikhari Thakur’s Bhojpuri legacy goes International

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: July 10th, 2012 | No Comments

He might have been forgotten in his homeland, but poet, writer and doyen of Bhojpuri theatre Bhikhari Thakur’s ballads and folk songs are garnering huge appreciation in places as far apart as Mauritius and France. A musical album titled “The Legacy of Bhikhari Thakur” was released by Mauritius Prime Minister Anil Kumar Bachoo at a […]

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Discover ‘Udi’ – Bollywood masterpiece from the movie ‘Guzaarish’

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: June 12th, 2012 | No Comments

In Bollywood, a special combination of elements is needed to create an innovative flamenco vibe – a display of dim light candles, sensual red roses hinting at new romance, contrasting ambiant carbaret lighting, a giant majestic buddha statue setting a tranquil mood, an exquisite filmy flamenco flair song sang by Sunidhi Chauhan and of course […]

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Live Indo Quebec Bollywood Theatre – Poutine Masala!!

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: May 18th, 2012 | No Comments

Poutine Masala, is indeed a mix of many things. It’s trilingual dialogue, clashing cultural scenarios, lively Bollywood dance sequences all mesh together to bring to life a Bollywood style theatre! The story revolves around two central characters – Mini (an Indian woman who newly emigrates to Montreal and Gab who is a born and raised […]

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Top Bollywood Celebrities featured at Madame Tussauds – Hong Kong!!

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: May 16th, 2012 | No Comments

Ever heard of that world famous wax museum in London, UK? The one that features pop stars, athletes, politicians, royalty, along with numerous other world renowned celebrities to exhibit their presence during different eras of humanity? Well Madame Tussaud’s wax museum has now grown to become a major tourist attraction in London. It has expanded and will expand […]

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Is Bollywood Ready for Lady Gaga?

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: May 11th, 2012 | No Comments

The best thing about it is – it’s only a door away, like I have the first album door, it’s a hallway of wooden doors – that’s one album you walk down then the second door is the next album, and then there is one more door coming up, right – and I’m banging on […]

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Sheila Ki Javani – Bollywood Masala

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: March 22nd, 2012 | No Comments

Bollywood music itself is a raw blend of many unique cultures blended together to amplify a rich collage of Indian culture. India has 28 unique states, each with their own cultural characteristics that together create this extraordinary Indian culture, a Bollywood Cultural Masala – if you will!! When I used to think of Bollywood music, […]

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