Everything you need to know about Lakshmi Bazar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Lakshmi Bazar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Diwali and Kumbh Mela have featured on an American news website's list of must attend festivals across the globe.
Chennai, Nov 30 (IANS) Tamil film industry personalities Khushbu Sundar and Vedhika Kumar mourned the sudden demise of choreographer R. Raghuram, who breathed his last at his residence here Saturday. He was 64.
Kolkata, Nov 30 (IANS) Highlighting the importance of being a "non-judgemental listener" to people with suicidal tendencies, a consultant psychiatrist said here that social media is emerging as a contributing factor to youngsters taking their own lives.
Chennai, Nov 27 (IANS) Actress Pooja Umashankar, who shares the screen space with child artist Malavika Manikuttan in forthcoming Tamil thriller "Vidiyum Munn", said she had to compete with the youngster to match her performance.
London, Nov 22 (IANS) London-based Indian billionaire couple, Cyrus and Priya Vandrevala, hosted a gala event at the Buckingham Palace to mark the 65th birthday of Prince Charles, heir to the British throne.
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The city government Thursday told the Delhi High Court that the desire of the political parties to promote themselves "can not supersede the larger public interest" as far as the need for orderly display of advertisements is concerned.
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Upcoming thriller "Vidiyum Munn" was originally written for Hollywood audiences, says its director Balaji K. Kumar, who then decided to make the film in Tamil because he felt its dynamic subject suits Indian viewers more.
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor has taken on a unique promotional method for his movie "Lakshmi". He will screen it in various colleges across the country to capture the interest of the youth.
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) Hindus, who were upset over images of deities Ganesh and Lakshmi pasted on beer bottles by an Australian brewery, have hailed the company for apologising and redesigning the pictures.
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) President Barack Obama chose a plant owned by Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal that is the largest supplier of steel to the US auto manufacturing sector to tout his administration's work to spur economic growth.
Washington, Nov. 15 (ANI): Hindus worldwide have thanked Brookvale (New South Wales, Australia) based "Brookvale Union" brewery for apologizing and focusing on redesigning their ginger beer that carries juxtaposed images of Hindu deities Ganesh and Lakshmi.
Sydney, Nov 12 (IANS) An Australian brewery has come under severe criticism from Hindu groups for depicting religious deities on the labels of its alcoholic ginger beer bottles.
Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) Director Praveen Sataru has named his upcoming Telugu drama "Chandamama Kathalu" after his childhood story book of the same name because he feels the title is apt for the movie's script.
Chennai, Nov 10 (IANS) Director Bapu aka Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana, who introduced actor A.V. Subrahmanyam into Telugu films, says the late actor's biggest strength was making people laugh effortlessly.
Nevada, Nov 9 (IANS) Hindus are upset over having images of their deities Ganesh and Lakshmi pasted on beer bottles by an Australian brewery, calling it highly inappropriate.
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor, known for making sensible films on a moderate budget, continues the trend with "Lakshmi", about human trafficking and child prostitution.
Hyderabad, Nov 6 (ANI): Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Tariq Anwar has said that use of better technologies can help us to achieve our primary goal of food security even if availability of land and water is kept constant.
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Marking a departure from the past, traders in Delhi included I-Pads, mobiles and computers along with their account books and idols of lord Ganesha and goddess Lakshmi in the puja that is part of Diwali festivities Sunday.
Film: "Pandiya Naadu"; Cast: Vishal Krishna Reddy, Lakshmi Menon, Bharathiraja, Vikranth, Soori and Sharath Lohitashwa; Director: Suseenthiran; Rating: ***1/2
Chennai, Nov 2 (IANS) People in Tamil Nadu Saturday woke up to the sounds of crackers on the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights.
Chennai, Oct 30 (IANS) Known for his action films such as "Sandakozhi" and "Thimiru", actor Vishal Krishna Reddy didn't hesitate to shed his image for Tamil drama "Pandiya Nadu", said the film's director Suseenthiran.
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani remains India's richest person with a wealth of $21 billion as India's 100 richest expanded their wealth by a modest three percent from a year ago to $259 billion, according to Forbes magazine.
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Padma Lakshmi, who manages to look skinny despite eating all that delicious food, has opened up about her diet and exercise regimen, while revealing that she goes up two dress sizes after every season of show 'Top Chef'.
Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) The Bombay Stock Exchange announced a 75-minute special trading session, known as 'Muhurat' on Sunday Nov 3, on the occasion of Hindu festival Diwali, an official said here Friday.
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor says if Bollywood star Salman Khan will endorse his next film "Lakshmi", it will be "terrific" for the cause highlighted in the movie.
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik, known for his comic timing, plays a negative character in "Lakshmi" and confesses he was sceptical about playing the 'monstrous' role.
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Actress Shefali Shah, who will be seen playing a prostitute in director Nagesh Kukunoor's "Lakshmi", says the film's story is such that it has to be told.
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor wants the Censor Board to see his film "Lakshmi", based on human trafficking and child prostitution, in the context in which it has been made.
Washington, October 23 (ANI): Padma Lakshmi has revealed that men preferred her when she was heavier.
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IAN) Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh Monday assured Seemandhra people that they will get best possible deal after bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
New York, October 21 (ANI): Padma Laksmi has revealed that she gains 15 pounds with every season of 'Top Chef'.
Chennai, Oct 15 (IANS) After watching forthcoming Telugu action-comedy "Doosukeltha" at a private screening, director Srinu Vaitla is so impressed with lead actor Vishnu Manchu's work that he predicts it will outshine the success of "Dhee".
People from all walks of life celebrate the Vijyadashmi today with fervor. The terror of the cyclone failed to dampen the spirit of devotees who in large number thronged puja pandals, visited friends and relatives and gorged onto special menus offered by the restaurants across the country.
Chennai, Oct 13 (IANS) Telugu actor Vishnu Manchu, who recently completed a decade in the Telugu film industry, has so far only featured in 10 films. He says it is time for him to "stop being over-cautious" and "work harder and faster".
Washington, October 8 (ANI): Padma Lakshmi was spotted showing off her abs on the beaches of Hawaii in a hot vibrant red bikini.
Chennai, Oct 8 (IANS) A special set worth Rs. 25 lakh has been erected to shoot a song for Vishal Krishna-starrer Tamil action-drama "Pandiya Naadu", which is slated to hit the screens during Diwali next month.
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) Gulshan Grover, who has been part of more than 350 films so far in his career, will be seen in a double for the first time in "Baat Bann Gayi". The actor is excited about the project and says "it's intersting to play such roles".
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Small screen actress Adaa Khan will portray a rape survivor in an upcoming episode of the "Yeh Hai Aashiqui" show. She finds the character's trauma heart-tugging.
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) have reported a combined loss of Rs.4,403 crore in the first (April-June) quarter of the current fiscal, Minister of State for Petroleum Panabaaka Lakshmi said Tuesday.
Hyderabad, Aug 24 (IANS) The death toll in the major fire that broke Friday in the state-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) refinery in Andhra Pradesh's coastal city of Visakhapatnam rose to 10, police said Saturday.
Hyderabad, Aug 24 (IANS) The death toll in the major fire that broke a day ago in the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) refinery in Andhra Pradesh's coastal city of Visakhapatnam rose to four, police said Saturday.
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) At a time when most film promotions are about product tie-ups and mobile games, the makers of upcoming Tamil crime-comedy "Sutta Kadhai" have decided to donate a part of its promotion-budget to facilitate the heart surgery of 10 children.
New York, August 10 (ANI): Padma Lakshmi has said that she tries to work out whenever she can.
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) Amidst the fanfare for star actors and their big-budget films, Tamil cinema is witnessing a spate of theatre actors gaining prominence as an increasing number of young filmmakers are showing interest to cast them like never before.
This designer-duo has always beautifully captured femininity in their creations which makes their collection a cynosure of all eyes. Shantanu and Nikhil with their collection "To Die For" in India Bridal Fashion Week, 2013 have defined the decadent renaissance period in its most contemporary form.
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Veteran Telugu filmmaker Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayan aka Bapu feels ecstatic after receiving the lifetime achievement award at the 60th Filmfare awards (South) and says awards and recognition help in boosting one's morale.
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli's critically acclaimed Telugu revenge-drama "Eega" swept the 60th Filmfare awards (south) ceremony here by winning five honours, including best film and best director, in the Telugu language category.
New York, July 19 (ANI): 'Top Chef' host Padma Lakshmi has lent her support to the legal fight against NYU's controversial expansion plan.
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) In the upcoming Telugu biopic on late Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S Rajasekhar Reddy (YSR), titled "Jagannayakudu", popular actress Aamani will be seen reprising the role of Y.S. Vijaya Lakshmi, YSR's wife.
New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily has said that implementation of Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme has been a matter of great satisfaction and that the DBTL scheme has been a success especially considering the scale and scope of the scheme.
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) After six back-to-back flops, Telugu actor Ravi Teja can finally breathe a sigh of relief as his latest film "Balupu" has struck gold at the box-office by earning Rs.8.03 crore in the opening weekend in Andhra Pradesh.
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Debutant director Milind Rau is confident that his upcoming Tamil film "Kadhal 2 Kalyanam" (K2K) will break all the cliches related to love stories.
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Wednesday refused to order a CBI probe into the Saradha Group chit fund scam, but did not dispose of the matter "in the interest of justice".
Chennai, June 13 (IANS) After receiving critical acclaim for his Telugu directorial debut "Midhunam", actor-filmmaker Tanikella Bharani's next feature will be a period drama inspired by real incidents.
Shimla, June 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has sought an explanation from the state forest minister on the plea of a junior basic teacher (JBT) teacher alleging that he was recently transferred on political grounds.
Hyderabad, June 7 (IANS) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Joint Director V.V. Lakshmi Narayana, who was heading the probe into YSR Congress party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's disproportionate assets case, has been transferred.
Panaji, June 7 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Friday condoled the death of Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's mother.
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's 92-year-old mother Lakshmi Palaniappan died here Friday after illness.
Chennai, June 7 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram's mother Lakshmi Palaniappan passed away early this morning at her residence in Chennai.
Tumkur (Karnataka), June 1 (IANS) The central government's scheme to provide direct cash benefit to the poor for cooking gas got off in 18 districts across the country Saturday with its formal launch by Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M. Veerappa Moily here.
Chennai, May 31 (IANS) It was like a scene straight out of a film when actor-producer Lakshmi Manchu narrated her near-death experience after she was thrown off a canoe and fell into Azhapuzha lake in Kerala. She said her swimming lessons came to her rescue.
Film: "Kutti Puli"; Cast: M. Sasikumar, Lakshmy Menon, Saranya Ponvannan and Prabha; Director: M. Muthaiah; Rating: **
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) JK Lakshmi Cement said Wednesday its net profit rose 62 percent to Rs.175.74 crore for the financial year ended March 31, helped by higher sales volume.
Coonor (Tamil Nadu), May 26 (ANI): As part of the summer festival a fruit show was organised in Coonor, which attracted visitors from different corners of the country.
Kochi May 22 (IANS) Applications have been invited for the INK Fellows Programme 2013 for using the physical and digital platform for sharing innovative ideas, an organiser said Wednesday. The programme will be hosted in Kochi.
Shimla, May 18 (IANS) The Congress government in Himachal Pradesh has effected a staggering 15,000 transferes in the little over four months it has been in office but the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) says the number is more than double that. The Himachal Pradesh High Court has now stepped in and put a stop to at least five transfers and cancelled one.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A month after gold slumped to its lowest in over 15 months, jewellers are expecting a rise of 15 to 30 percent in sales during the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya May 13 - given the plethora of offers to woo customers.
New Delhi/Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) Keeping aside their differences, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N.T. Rama Rao's family members came together for the unveiling of his statue in parliament Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The government has constituted a state-level committee to look into the grievances of weavers in Assam, Minister of State for Textiles Panabaaka Lakshmi said Monday.
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Monday received an invitation for the ceremony to unveil party founder N.T. Rama Rao's statue in Parliament House Tuesday.
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N.T. Rama Rao's larger-than-life statue is set to be unveiled in Parliament House Tuesday. TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and NTR's widow Lakshmi Parvathi, however, were not invited, much to their consternation.
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) With the statue of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N.T. Rama Rao set to be unveiled in Parliament House Tuesday, a row has erupted as party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and the late leader's widow Lakshmi Parvathi were not invited to the ceremony.
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Television actress Manasi Parekh will launch her first music single Friday. She says the thumri, called "Saawariya", was originally sung by Govinda's mother.
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Tamil actor Madhu, who was lauded for his performance in recently released Tamil film "Sundattam", has joined the cast of Gautham Karthik-starrer Tamil action-drama "Sippai".
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telugu producer-cum-actor Lakshmi Manchu said Saturday that a hallmark of a good actor is that he or she can perform one single scene in three million different ways.
Washington, Apr. 21 (ANI): ArcelorMittal CEO Lakshmi Mittal has said that he regrets that the steel giant had to permanently close two French blast furnaces, but added that high labour and energy costs have kept France at a competitive disadvantage.
London, Apr. 21 (ANI): Indian-origin steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and Sri and Gopi Hinduja, of the London-based global conglomerate Hinduja Group, are among the top 10 wealthiest people in Britain.
New Delhi, Apr. 15 (ANI): India and Finland have identified several key areas of collaboration in sustainable development for mutual benefits in the oil and gas sector.
Chennai, April 4 (IANS) Theatre artist Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, popularly known as LP, who is foraying into films with upcoming Tamil comedy-drama "Sutta Kadhai", would always like to be known as an actor.
Jaipur, March 23 (IANS) The Cairn-ONGC joint venture (JV) Saturday began commercial sale of gas from its Rajasthan block.
London, Mar 22 (ANI): The number of Asian billionaires, mostly of Indian-origin, in the UK has more than doubled in the past year despite the economic downturn, a new report has revealed.
Film: "Maranthen Mannithen"; Actors: Aadi Pinisetty, Taapsee Pannu, Lakshmi Manchu, Sundeep Kishan and Ravi Babu; Director: Kumar Nagendra; Rating: ***
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) Lakshmi Manchu's Telugu romantic-drama "Gundello Godari", a love story set against the Godavari 1986 floods, has raked in Rs.14.83 crore in its opening weekend worldwide.
Chennai, March 11 (IANS) Superstar Vijay's upcoming Tamil action-drama "Jilla" was launched here Monday in the presence of the cast and crew of the movie.
Film: "Onbathula Guru"; Actors: Vinay Rai, Premgi Amaren, Lakshmi Rai, Aravind Akash, Sathyan, Jagan, Mantra, Roopashree and Sona Heiden; Director: P.T Selvakumar; Rating: *
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Panabaka Lakshmi today assumed the additional charge as Union Minister of State for Textiles.
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) From celebration of freedom to respect and love towards womanhood, celebrities like actor-filmmaker Lakshmy Ramakrishnan and actress Sharmila Mandre interpret International Women's Day, which is on March 8, differently.
Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Panabaka Lakshmi has been awarded an additional portfolio of Minister of State of Textiles on Wednesday, a released statement from Rastrapati Bhawan informed.................
New Delhi, Mar.6 (ANI): Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Panabaka Lakshmi has been given additional charge as Minister of State of Textiles.
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Telugu actor-producer Lakshmi Manchu says water was the biggest challenge in her forthcoming Telugu romantic-drama "Gundello Godari", a story set against the backdrop of 1986 Godavari floods.
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Panabaka Lakshmi was Tuesday given additional charge of textiles, an official statement said.
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Indian Oil Corp's (IOC) under-construction grassroot refinery at Paradip is expected to be completed in November 2013, Minister of State for Petroleum Panabaaka Lakshmi told the Lok Sabha Monday.
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Fifty-five Indians, led by Reliance India chairman Mukesh Ambani, figure in the Forbes annual list of a record 1,426 billionaires, topped by Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim Helu for the fourth year in a row.
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Padma Lakshmi has revealed that she use to suffer crushing fatigue and mood swings before she was diagnosed with 'endometrosis' at he age of 36.
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) State-run oil companies will review fuel prices Friday and consult on a probable price hike, Indian Oil Corporation chairman R.S. Butola said Thursday.
Chennai, Feb 11 (IANS) The heart-warming tale of an ageing couple in "Mithunam" has touched the hearts of viewers in such a big way that it has successfully completed 50 days' run at the box-office. Actor-filmmaker Tanikella Bharani gives credit to the lead actors and the writer for the success of the Telugu family-drama.
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Literature in Indian languages is vibrant, thriving and more interlinked than is evident, say literary figures.
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) JK Lakshmi Cement Wednesday reported a 13 percent increase in turnover for October-December 2012 quarter at Rs.552.73 crore.
Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) Veteran Telugu director Bapu aka Lakshmi Narayana Sathiraju has been named for Padma Shri on the eve of 64th Republic Day.
Luxembourg, Jan 24 (IANS) ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel producer, Thursday announced it will close a coke plant and six production lines in its Liege facility in Belgium as demand has weakened further in Europe.