Everything you need to know about Ludder Mahadev: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Ludder Mahadev: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) Popular composer Shankar Mahadevan has strengthened his ties with camp-out event Storm Music Festival, by coming on board as its ambassador. He says it was "natural" for him to associate with such an "energising" event.
Mumbai, Oct 8 (IANS) Bollywood actor Govinda, who launched his second music album recently, said that in the past too he thought about making a comeback as a singer but nothing worked out.
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Govinda's music album "Gori Tere Naina", which has a Navratri number, will be launched here Monday evening.
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Right from his earlier shows like "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii" and "Kasauti Zindagii Kay" to his more recent shows like "The Buddy Project" and "Devon Ke Dev Mahadev", actor Manav Gohil has learnt that it is important to "stick around" in showbiz to get plum roles.
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The 1990s marked a significant year in the Indian TV space when mythological shows like "Ramayan" and "Mahabharat" were a rage. That era has once again been brought to life on the small screen with new shows based on legends - but with a makeover in terms of presentation and treatment. The makers say this has paid rich dividends.
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The character of Mahadev from popular mythological show "Devon Ka Dev... Mahadev" will soon make an appearance in the new mythological drama "Mahabharat".
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Veteran actress Kiran Sippy says she is open to hosting a talk show or conducting interviews on TV.
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) With B.R. Chopra's "Mahabharat" being the reference point, the new "Mahabharat" will be far more technically superior, says costume designer Nidhi Yasha and added that the makers have left no stone unturned to make the show "perfect".
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya has been roped in as a consulting faculty for the look of the upcoming mythological show "Mahabharat". She believes the show will help in the revival of Indian handicrafts and traditional weaves.
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): There is one scene in the film D-Day where the actor, playing the role of an Indian Prime Minister, is holding a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security. They are discussing a black operation in Pakistan to take out Dawood Ibrahim, India's Most Wanted. It is a tense moment and suggestions and doubts are being expressed about how India should tackle the situation. Suddenly, the PM's secretary comes in and whispers into the PM's ear, "Madam is calling you". The PM jumps from his chair, the CCS meeting is terminated and off the PM rushes to meet with "Madam". The audience in the theatre bursts out laughing at the pitiable status of a PM.
Shimla, July 15 (IANS) Moderate to heavy rain may occur across Himachal Pradesh this week and authorities Monday advised devotees to avoid the Shrikhand Mahadev pilgrimage, considered a tougher journey than the climb to the Amarnath cave shrine in Kashmir.
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) TV actress Sonarika Bhadoria, who played Parvati in mythological drama show "Devon ke Dev Mahadev", says she had put down her papers three months back, but stayed on when producers promised a salary hike. However, she says when the makers failed to fulfil their promise, they sent her a termination mail, forcing her to bow out. But the producers have a different story to tell.
Kathmandu, July 7 (IANS) On a request from an Indian holy man, a Hindu shrine in Nepal has started prayers and rituals which were being carried out at Kedarnath temple in the Indian state of Uttarakhand before it was damaged in floods, an official said here.
Phuket (Thailand), June 17 (IANS) Junior Indian wrestlers won a rich haul of medals at the recently concluded Asian Junior Championships here.
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) Television actor Tarun Khanna, who has joined popular mythological series "Devon Ka Dev ...Mahadev" as Ravan, says he is still apprehensive about playing the epitome of evil from the epic "Ramayan".
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) While the promos of "Mahabharata" are already on air, the names of the actors for the upcoming show have only just been finalised.
Panaji, June 1 (IANS) The Goa government has ordered a magisterial probe into a food poisoning incident that claimed the life an inmate of the state's Aguada Central Jail Friday, an official said.
Panaji, May 31 (IANS) An inmate of Goa's Aguada Central Jail died while six others are undergoing treatment for of food poisoning, an official said Friday.
Bangalore, May 31 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling Congress Friday won a keenly contested assembly seat, taking its tally in the 225-member house to 122. The BJP finished in the fourth spot.
Srinagar, May 29 (IANS) Kashmir has huge untapped potential for paragliding as an adventure sport and tourist attraction, because the stunning beauty and wind patterns here provide a rare mix, said the organisers of a paragliding event here Wednesday.
Bangalore, May 28 (IANS) Around 80 percent of over 160,000 eligible voters in the Periyapatna assembly constituency in Karnataka Tuesday cast their ballot and the result May 31 is keenly awaited by the ruling Congress.
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Mohit Raina describes television as a female dominated space and says it is difficult for male artists to get central roles. He considers himself lucky to play the lead role of Lord Shiva in "Devon ka Dev... Mahadev".
Bangalore, May 26 (IANS) Campaigning ended Sunday for the May 28 polling for one Karnataka assembly seat, winning which is a matter of prestige for the Congress as it returned to power in the state early this month after nine years.
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) History student Neerushaa, who has designed costumes for shows like "Maharana Pratap", "Kuch To Log Kahenge" and "Mahadev", enjoys working on period dramas despite facing limitations.
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Mohit Raina is tagged as "hottest god on the small screen", thanks to his role of Lord Shiva in the mythological TV show "Devon Ka Dev - Mahadev". Happy doing the role, he has no fears of being "typecast".
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Costume designer Neerushaa, who has been designing for the television industry for the last 12 years, talks about lack of freedom as they have to "go though many people" and admits it is "much harder" to work for TV projects.
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has called upon the film industry to portray positive societal values through movies to build tolerant and harmonious India.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) In an attempt to boost alternate and low-budget cinema, the government has plans to give an image makeover to the Films Division Auditorium on Mahadev Road here. It is likely to be modelled in a way that it becomes a hub of alternate cinema, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said here Friday.
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) A task force will be constituted within a week to put together a draft industrial policy for Goa, Industries Minister Mahadev Naik said Thursday.
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) TV actress Mouni Roy says she gets very uncomfortable doing an intimate scene, even if it means holding hands with her co-star.
Barabanki, Mar 10 (ANI): At least two devotees were killed and 10 injured when a stampede broke out in a Shiva temple in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district today.
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) After doing more than half-a-dozen serials, Jiten Lalwani now wants to be part of a reality show because he wants his audience to know him by his real name.
Panaji, Mar 2 (IANS) The Goa industry is lobbying with the state government for creating a logistics hub in the state which can cater to the neighbouring regions of southern Maharashtra and north Karnataka.
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Ram Gopal Varma's ambitious project "The Attacks of 26/11", a movie based on the 26/11 Mumbai terror strike, has hit a rough patch with the UAE censor board. The film has been rejected after it was reviewed by the Dubai censors.
New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, who has been avoiding questions about her marriage from quite a long time, might be the next bollywood diva to get hitched.
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) She has been wearing greasepaint from a tender age and featured as a child artist in horror thriler "Phoonk 2" and drama "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna" to name a few. Now a grown up girl, looking back Ahsaas Channa says this is what she had always wanted to be - an actress.
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Styling for TV actors is not fun any more, says stylist Neerusha and adds that the medium is not creatively satisfying either. Therefore, she decided to create her own collection - Womaniyaa.
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) He is all of seven, but Sadhil Kapoor has already made a place for himself in the heart of viewers with his heartwarming portrayal of Lord Ganesha in the popular mythological show "Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev". The child actor hopes to become a bigger star than his ideal Salman Khan one day.
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who has sung for almost every leading Bollywood actress since she entered the industry in 1942, says her favourites were Meena Kumari and Nargis.
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) After working continously for over a decade, popular TV actress Rakshanda Khan is taking it easy now and says the intensity of a character matters to her over the length of the role.
Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) One would think the heavy make-up laden look has been replaced by more muted looks in the Indian TV industry, but designer Nishi Yasha, who has been behind the costmes for shows like "Shobha Somnath Ki" and "Kuch Toh Log Kahenge", says the industry is still far from backing realistic looks.
Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) It's a known fact that viewers crave for a daily dose of high voltage "saas-bahu" sagas, but this year they seem to have acquired a taste for mythological shows like "Devon Ka Dev Mahadev". And what makes such shows more delectable is the use of computer-generated visual effects, their makers say.
Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) The Goa government is in overdrive to attract new industries to Goa, even as the Supreme Court-enforced ban on mining in Goa nears two months.
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Content rules over everything, feels "Devon Ke Dev Mahadev" producer Nikhil Sinha, who says it is more important to concentrate on creating and delivering the right story than to dwell over the time slot that a show gets on the small screen.
Shillong, Oct 31 (IANS) The BSF Wednesday arrested a Bangladeshi, suspected to be linked to the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), in Meghalaya after he sneaked into India from Bangladesh, an official said.
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Ambika Soni, who quit as information and broadcasting minister Saturday on the eve of a cabinet resuffle, says she has resigned to work for strengthening the Congress party.
Osmanabad (Maharashtra), Aug 26 (IANS) At least three people, including an elderly woman and a minor, were killed when an illegal petrol tank exploded in a village in this Maharashtra district, police said Sunday.
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Mumbai's Swapnali Yadav won four gold medals and the overall championship in the ninth National Mountain Biking Championship organised by the Cycling Federation of India and hosted by the Maharashtra Cycling Association in Pune from July 28 to 30.
Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Setting up seven Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Goa would have resulted in immigration and doubled the population of the state and threatened its unique culture, a state minister said Tuesday.
Rampur, July 15 (IANS) The Shrikhand Mahadev pilgrimage, considered tougher than the journey to the Amarnath cave shrine in Kashmir, has started in Himachal Pradesh, an official said Sunday.
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) In a relief to former Karnataka police chief Shankar Mahadev Bidari, the Supreme Court Friday stayed the high court order of May 28 holding as illegal his appointment to the top post.
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) A Supreme Court judge Thursday recused himself from hearing an appeal of Karnataka police chief Shankar Mahadev Bidari against a high court decision upholding a tribunal's decision to quash his appointment to the top post.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Exploring in his films the dark underbelly of the underworld is what Ram Gopal Varma is known for. After making underworld dramas, the filmmaker puts the spotlight on the dark secrets of the police department through his film "Department", releasing Friday.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A Delhi court Wednesday granted bail to a woman arrested along with her doctor husband April 4 for allegedly locking up their 13-year-old maid in their house with very little food before leaving for a vacation in Thailand last month.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday sent to 14 days judicial custody a doctor couple who had gone to Thailand for a vacation last month after allegedly locking up their 13-year-old maid in their house with very little food.
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar inducted six new ministers in his cabinet at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan Sunday.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The first look of Ram Gopal Varma's action film "Department" is out with a tagline "justice is their crime". And the director says the idea is to reinforce the belief that real power comes with real men.
Anni (Himachal Pradesh), May 11 (ANI): Hindu devotees residing in the hilly village of Anni in Himachal Pradesh attended a century-old religious fair here on Tuesday.
Karchana (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 21 (ANI): Farmers protested in Karchana of Uttar Pradesh over their demand of rightful compensation against usage of their land for building of a power project.
Jodhpur, July 22 (ANI): A group of Japanese who have developed immense faith in Hinduism joined the locals at Jodhpur, Rajashthan state and offered prayers to Hindu divinities for good rains in the desert state.
Bangalore, June 5 (ANI): Director General of Police (DGP) Ajai Kumar Singh here on Saturday said that the gunman, who fired bullets at the convoy of spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar, was not aiming for him.
Gwalior, Feb.17 (ANI): A mass marriage ceremony, meant to enable financially backward youngsters to marry, witnessed 1,250 couples tying nuptial knot here on Tuesday.
Mumbai, Dec 14 (ANI/Business Wire India): Volk Optical has expanded its laser therapy lens offerings with the HR Centralis, providing detailed views of the central retina and posterior pole.
Mumbai, Oct 6 (ANI): The Shiv Sena has fielded a Muslim candidate for the upcoming Assembly elections in Mumbai.
Mumbai, Sept 17 (ANI/Business Wire India) -- Halma India, the Mumbai-based hub office of Halma p.l.c., has appointed Mahadev Dhuri as India sales manager for two of its ophthalmic companies, Keeler Limited and Volk Optical Inc.
Akola (Maharashtra), Aug. 10(ANI): On the occasion of auspicious Shravan (monsoon) month rituals, thousands of Hindu devotees thronged to Mahadev Temple located in forest area of Satpura mountain range and dedicated to Lord Shiva at Dhargad near Akola district of Maharashtra.
Pune, Aug 4 (ANI): The incident of a teenager dying from swine flu in India has triggered panic among parents of school kids in Pune.
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) English was the preferred language for most of the ministers who took oath Thursday.
New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil administered oath of office to 14 Cabinet ministers, seven Ministers of State (Mos) with Independent charge and 38 (MOS) on Thursday.
New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): Fifty-nine ministers will take oath in the second round of cabinet expansion here today.
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As many as 29 MPs - veterans as well as youngsters - will make their debut as central ministers Thursday as part of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's 78-member-strong council of ministers.
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is set to lead a 78-member council of ministers, including 33 cabinet ministers and 45 ministers of state, in his second term as head of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in India. The outgoing government also had 78 ministers.
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Following is the additional list of names recommended to President Pratibha Patil by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for inclusion in his council of ministers:
Latehar/Chatra (Jharkhand), Mar 16 (ANI): Maoists in Jharkhand call for boycott of the general elections, which is scheduled to be held next month.
Jalesar (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 31 (IANS) Verses from the Hindu epic Ramayana can be heard as soon as one alights at the main bus stop in this small Uttar Pradesh town. They can be heard from loudspeakers in various neighbourhoods. The chanting emanates from an ancient temple and has been going on non-stop for nine months.
New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): A thick fog enveloped the national capital, disrupting more than three dozen flights and rail traffic on Monday. Transport was thrown out of gear as air, rail and road traffic were badly affected by the poor visibility levels early in the morning.
On Sunday, December 14, hundreds in South Florida participated in a Peace Rally and candlelight vigil to show solidarity with the victims of Jihadi terrorist
NAYANA ( which means 'eye') - a diabetes retinopathy prevention and treatment van - is a venture funded by the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) in Karnataka state (India)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): The Supreme Court has ruled today that a doctor can be prosecuted for causing death due to rash and negligent act if his patient dies after being administered wrong injections.
Washington, Sept.20 (ANI): The Rajdhani Mandir (temple) in Virginia's suburban Fairfax County, is in the eye of the storm, not because of religion, race or immigration, but parking.
Mumbai, Sept 18 (ANI): Cast of the Bollywood flick 'Welcome To Sajjanpur' which is a delightful satirical take on a contemporary Indian village spoke about their upcoming film in Mumbai.
New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): The annual Kanwar pilgrimage taken up during the Shravan month (July-August) is one of the toughest pilgrimages in north India on all holy occasions mentioned in the Hindu almanac.
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), July 21 (ANI): With a growing number of people going on pilgrimage to Shrikhand Mahadev shrine in Himachal Pradesh during mid-July, people of the area are concerned about the preservation of natural environs here.
Haridwar, July 18 (ANI): Security has been beefed up in Haridwar ahead of the 'Monsoon Festival' during which thousands of pilgrims set out to carry water from the river Ganges to offer it to temples of the God Shiva.
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