Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2019’

Deepika Padukone joins Ranveer Singh in Kabir Khan’s ’83

Deepika Padukone joins Ranveer Singh in Kabir Khan’s ’83

Here’s some happy news for Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh fans! One of Bollywood’s most-loved on-screen and off-screen jodi is coming together once again for Kabir Khan’s ’83. Deepika Padukone has been officially signed by the director to star in the upcoming sports drama, where she will be seen playing the on-screen wife of her real-life husband Ranveer Singh. Ranveer …

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Zeenat Aman Returns with Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat

Zeenat Aman Returns with Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat

Veteran Bollywood star Zeenat Aman is making a comeback to movies with Ashutosh Gowarikar’s period drama Panipat. Gowarikar’s magnum opus is one of the most anticipated films of the year and already boasts of a stellar star cast. Panipat stars Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, and Kriti Sanon in pivotal roles. The actress will be playing the role of Sakina Begum, …

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Legendary Actor and Playwright Girish Karnad Passes Away

Legendary Actor and Playwright Girish Karnad Passes Away

Veteran Indian actor, director, playwright, and activist Girish Karnad died on June 10 in Bengaluru. He was being treated for prolonged illness and passed away due to multiple organ failure. The 81-year-old actor is known for bringing in the age of modern Indian playwriting in Kannada in the 1960s. Karnad made his acting debut in a Kannada movie Samskara (1970). …

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Florida’s Kaylan Patel Places in Top 10 at 2019 National Geographic GeoBee

Florida’s Kaylan Patel Places in Top 10 at 2019 National Geographic GeoBee

Florida State Geography Bee Kaylan Patel National Geographic GeoBee Indians student National Geographic organizes annual competitions Indian-American scholarships championships national level 2019 marks the 2nd year in a row that Kaylan Patel has earned the title of being one of the best minds at the Florida State Geography Bee. As a first place winner, Patel, a 7th grader from Windermere …

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Director Sanjay Gupta pulls off Casting Coup for Mumbai Saga

Director Sanjay Gupta pulls off Casting Coup for Mumbai Saga

Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, who has completed 25 years in the entertainment industry, has announced his next film, Mumbai Saga. A gangster drama, Mumbai Saga is set in the 80s and 90s. The film will trace the journey of the city from Bombay to becoming Mumbai. Not only is Gupta back after a hiatus of two years, he is also back …

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Class of 2019 Valedictorians and salutatorians

Indian Americans in the list of 2019 Valedictorians and salutatorians

Indian American students continue to earn high marks in high school with several on the growing list of Valedictorians/Salutatorians. Here is our Q and A with some local students. Pooja Ghay – Valedictorian School Name: Olympia High School City/State: Windermere, FL GPA: 5.55 College: University of Florida. Parents: Neetu Ghay Sudheer Ghay Academic Awards: Received the Super Scholars Award for …

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Rising Star Season 3 & Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs Winners Announced

Rising Star Season 3 & Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs Winners Announced

Two of the most popular singing reality shows came to an end this month with their grand finale’s revealing the winners. Color TV’s Rising Star Season 3 found its winner in Faridkot Punjab’s Aftab Singh. The trophy of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs was claimed by Sugandha Date. 12-year-old Aftab impressed viewers with his melodious performance over three …

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The World goes Yogamay on International Yoga Day's 5th Anniversary

The World goes Yogamay on International Yoga Day’s 5th Anniversary

On yet another June 21, the world has again observed the power of Yoga! The 5th annual International Yoga Day was celebrated with even more people worldwide. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as World Yoga Day on December 11, 2014.  June 21st marks the birthday of India’s most decorated Maharishi, Patanjali. …

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Virat Kohli’s Record 11,000 runs in ODI Cricket

Virat Kohli’s Record 11,000 runs in ODI Cricket

India’s heartthrob batsman Virat Kohli created history by scoring the fastest 11,000 ODI runs in the cricket world, beating Sachin Tendulkar’s world record of 11,000 runs in 276 innings. Kohli achieved this hit-mark in less than 11 years of his ODI debut, beating Tendulkar’s record of more than 12 years to reach the same. Kohli’s record 11,000 runs came in …

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Nihar Janga: 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Champion

Nihar Janga: 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Champion

Nihar Janga, an 8th grader at Canyon Ridge Middle School in Austin, Texas, earned top honors at the 31st annual National Geographic GeoBee National Championship. The annual geography contest was held on May 22, 2019, at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. The competition saw the best of young talent answering intense questions based on world knowledge and ideas. Nihar …

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