Everything you need to know about Shiva: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Shiva: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday continued its operations to airlift tourists stranded for the past four days in Kinnaur district, which has been entirely cut off following landslides, an official said here.
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Choices made by individuals affect society at a broader level, observed Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa, while stressing that interdependence was a reality and a practical way of looking at the world.
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander has lauded the efforts of the makers of "Thillu Mullu", a remake of his own film of the same name starring superstar Rajinikanth, saying the new version is apt for the audiences of this generation.
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) Ten people were killed, including five members of a family, as 1,500 tourists, mainly from West Bengal, remained stranded in remote Kinnaur district after incessant rainfall triggered landslides in Himachal Pradesh, officials said Monday.
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) Five members of a family, including three children, were buried early Monday when boulders fell on their house in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, police said.
Film: "Thillu Mullu"; Cast: Shiva, Isha Talwar, Prakash Raj, Kovai Sarla, Soori, Sathyan, Monisha, Manobala, Blaaze and Santhanam; Director: Badri; Rating: **1/2
Chennai, June 13 (IANS) He doesn't mind being called a comedy hero as long as he can make audiences laugh, says Tamil actor Shiva, who enjoys what he is doing to the fullest and has no regrets whatsoever.
Chennai, June 9 (IANS) Shiva-starrer forthcoming Tamil comedy "Thillu Mullu", a remake of superstar Rajinikanth's cult comedy of the same name, has been cleared with a U-certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification.
Jammu, May 30 (IANS) Senior police officers met here Thursday to review security arrangements for the forthcoming annual Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Himalayan heights of Jammu and Kashmir. The yatra begins June 28.
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".
Chennai, May 28 (IANS) Vendhar Movies, one of the leading distributors in Tamil cinema, will have audio launch of its three Tamil films "Thillu Mullu", "Sutta Kathai" and "Nallanum Nandhiniyum" in Geneva, scheduled to take place June 1.
Ranchi, May 25 (ANI): In the name of faith and ritual, small children of four to five years of age walk on fire, in order to please Lord Shiva, a Hindu deity of destruction, during a festival in Ranchi.
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".
Khabarovsk (Russia), May 20 (IANS) The Indian boxers' campaign came to an end at the Khabarovsk International Competition here with two silver and three bronze medals.
Thrissur (Kerala), May 18 (IANS) The festivities and fireworks at the Thrissur Pooram festival have stunned two US-based filmmakers who are making a movie on pyrotechnics across the globe. They have termed it as one of the most amazing display they have ever witnessed.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) It was a sigh of relief for thousands of students as the Supreme Court Monday cleared the decks for admissions to under-graduate and post-graduate medical and dental courses for 2013 in state government and private colleges.
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) A home guard allegedly raped and murdered an MBA student in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district, triggering public protests.
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) A two-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a 23-year-old neighbour inside her house, police said Sunday. The man has been arrested.
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) A two-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a 23-year-old neighbour inside her house, police said Sunday. The accused has been arrested.
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj late Friday appointed Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah as the state's chief minister. The 64-year-old leader is expected to be sworn in Monday.
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) The Congress High Command Friday named 64-year-old Siddaramaiah as Karnataka's new chief minister.
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) The Congress's newly elected members of the Karntaka assembly Friday authorised their party high command to decide the chief minister, a senior party leader said here.
Gangtok, May 10 (ANI): Youth in the northeast are extremely talented and also sports crazy, and they look to clubs like the Daring Bulls Athlete Club in Sikkim to give them that additional nurtured training required to improve their skills.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Union Minister for Culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch re-opened the renovated gallery of Tanjore and Mysore schools of paintings at the National Museum here on Friday. The gallery comprises of 88 paintings.
Singapore, May 2 (IANS) An over-a-century-old Hindu temple here was re-consecrated in an event that was attended by 12,000 Hindus.
Jodhpur, April 29 (ANI): Women disguised as Hindu gods thrashed men during the 'Dhinga Ganwar' festival in Jodhpur as there is a belief they will get married soon.
Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Tamil composer Anirudh Ravichander, composer of "Kolaveri di", has roped in London-based R&B singer Arjun Coomaraswamy, to perform a song in upcoming romantic-comedy "Vanakkam Chennai".
Thrissur (Kerala), April 21 (ANI): A team of veterinary doctors and forest officials conducted a medical examination of scores of elephants ahead of annual festival of 'Thrissur Pooram' in Kerala over the weekend.
Siliguri (West Bengal), April 15 (ANI): Hindu devotees in Siliguri pierced their bodies and hung from metal hooks while paying homage to Lord Shiva to mark the end of the Bengali calendar.
Tamar (Jharkhand), April 13 (ANI): Dressed in ghostly attires, scores of devotees posed as demons to seek blessing of Lord Shiva in Jharkhand.
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New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The ancient tradition of Bhand Pather, a folk performance genre from Kashmir, is trying to find a slot in mainstream theatre, taking up new themes and adopting the repertory style of rendition.
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan along with wife Jaya attended an event to celebrate the success of "The Shiva Trilogy" and the megastar marvelled at author Amish Tripathi's writing skills.
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) The shooting of the remake of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil comedy "Thillu Mullu", which itself is a remake of Hindi blockbuster "Gol Maal", has been completed. The remake is also titled "Thillu Mullu".
Guwahati, Mar 22 (ANI): Boxing is fast becoming a preferred career choice for youth in the northeast, especially after seeing the success of M.C.Marykom, Shiva Thapa and Devendro Singh at the national and international levels.
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Proceedings in both houses of parliament were disrupted Friday over the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils and led to the Lok Sabha being adjourned for the recess.
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were once again disrupted Friday over the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils, losing the question hour to protests.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Hunger, genetically modified organism, food security and agrarian crisis were among the issues discussed by experts and activists here in the capital.
Islamabad, Mar 18 (ANI): Hindu community in Hazara region of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan have asked the government to reclaim the land of the oldest temple, Shiva Temple Chiti Gati.
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Renowned publicity designer K. Brahmananda Rao, brother of poster designer Eswar Rao, passed away Saturday night after prolonged illness here. He was 67.
Bangalore, March 10 (IANS) Piety, religious fervour, day-long fasting, a night-long vigil, chanting of hymns and singing of devotional lyrics to invoke Hindu god Shiva marked the Maha Shivratri festival across Karnataka Sunday.
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Maha Shivratri was Sunday celebrated across India as millions offered prayers to Lord Shiva and many fasted during the day.
Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) Maha Shivratri was celebrated in the eastern metropolis here Sunday with hymns, chants and fasts as Hindu devotees thronged temples and the banks of the holy Ganga to offer prayers to Lord Shiva.
Hyderabad, March 10 (IANS) Maha Shivratri was Sunday celebrated with religious fervour across Andhra Pradesh, with devotees observing fast and offering prayers at temples of Lord Shiva.
Bhubaneswar, March 10 (IANS) Devotees fasted and thronged Shiva temples across Odisha Sunday on Maha Shivratri.
Varanasi/ New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): Hindu devotees are celebrating the festival of Mahashivratri with traditional and religious fervour across the country today.
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.
Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) Banker-turned-author Amish, famous for his Shiva trilogy, Friday warned that evil was rising in today's world and it was time for the society to stand up.
Mumbai, Mar.3 (ANI): The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) organised the cultural 'Elephanta Festival' at the historical site of the Elephanta Caves off the Mumbai coast, where the audience were treated to an exotic blend of Indian classical music performances to dance fusions with western jazz.
Mumbai, Mar 1 (IANS) Three eminent women will be felicitated in Mumbai on the eve of International Women's Day by actor Jackie Shroff and actor-director Renuka Shahane, for their contribution in their respective fields.
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Ace filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who was present at the launch of Amish Tripathi's "Oath of the Vayuputras", third book in his Shiva trilogy, terms the author as "India's first literary pop star".
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Comedy is a safe bet for first time directors as market acceptability for this genre is very high, feels debutant director Krishnan Jayaraj, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming Tamil romantic comedy "Sonna Puriyadhu".
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Pragmatism is replacing romantic idealism in Indian literature, which is increasingly drawing its inspiration from everyday struggles for existence in the context of larger socio-economic and political movements like globalisation, English education, revivalism, conflicts and human rights crusades.
Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Singer Sonu Nigam has launched "Vayuputras", a music album for the forthcoming book "Oath of the Vayuputras", a part of the Shiva trilogy by author Amish Tripathi.
Bangalore, Feb 8 (IANS) State-run defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) Friday handed over its weaponised light attack helicopter 'Rudra' to the Indian Army at an air show here.
Bangalore, Feb 8 (IANS) Around 750 business leaders from India and abroad Friday began a two-day discussion here on "Corporate Culture and Spirituality".
Hyderabad, Feb 2 (IANS) A city court Saturday sent Shiva Kumar, the main accused in the murder of a 23-year-old student of Osmania University, to judicial custody for 14 days.
Film: "Midnight's Children"; Actors: Rajat Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher, Ronit Roy, Satya Bhabha, Seema Biswas, Shahana Goswami, Siddharth, Anita Majumdar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Darsheel Safary, Soha Ali Khan and Shriya Saran; Director: Deepa Mehta; Rating: **1/2
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) HIV-affected children under the care of Rays, an NGO that provides shelter, education and other facilities to them, staged a play on environment here.
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Buoyed by the response of his latest release "Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya" (KLTA), a Tamil romantic-comedy, actor Srinivasan, popularly known as 'Power Star', considers himself an actor for the masses and is extremely happy with the fan following.
Allahabad, Jan. 14 (ANI): Hindu hermits of the Naga clan marched in procession to the Ganges river for their first 'Shahi Snan' (royal bath) during the Kumbh Mela at Allahabad on Monday.
Srinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) A day after gunning down a sarpanch in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, separatist militants struck again Saturday, shooting and critically injuring a woman panch in the same district, police said.
Allahabad, Jan.12 (ANI): The Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, is seeing the participation of a special class of ascetics known as Jangams in holy ceremonies.
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Southern star Siddharth says playing the role of Shiva in "Midnight's Children" came naturally to him, thanks to the film's director Deepa Mehta and author Salman Rushdie on whose Booker Prize-winning novel the movie is based upon.
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) Southern actor Kiccha Sudeep, known for his work with Ram Gopal Varma in Hindi films such as "Rann" and "Rakht Charitra", is happy to collaborate with the filmmaker again.
Hyderabad, Jan. 2 (ANI): Students of the Osmania University here, took to streets on Wednesday, demanding justice for a 23-year-old girl and fellow student, who was found dead at her male friend's house on December 31.
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is making a film based on the popular book "Immortals of Meluha", believes that the movie adaptation will prove to be a game-changer for his banner Dharma Productions.
Varanasi, Dec 16 (IANS) The 18th century Kashi Vishwanath temple, one of India's most famous pilgrim spots, is all set for a golden makeover, the area around it cleaned and widened and smaller shrines around it beautified.
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Artistes from India and South Korea Wednesday combined martial arts forms with traditional dance techniques to showcase a unique art form that was both entertaining and healing, on the sidelines of a three-day international seminar in the capital.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 4 (IANS) Technopark-based Toonz Animation is gearing up to set another milestone with a 75-minute animated film "Swami Ayyappan", based on the life story of a boy Manikandan, who became a god worshipped by millions.
Golunche (Maharashtra), Nov.26 (ANI): Devotees of Lord Shiva performed the Katebaras ritual over the weekend by jumping on a bed of thorns on the occasion of Kartik Shudhdha Dwadashi in Golunche, Maharashtra.
Film: "Dhamarukam"; Director: Sreenivass Reddie; Cast: Akkineni Nagarjuna, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj, Ravi Shankar, Ganesh Venkatraman, Brahmanandam, Raghu Babu, M.S Narayana and Krishna Bhagwan; Rating: **1/2
Innsbruck (Austria), Nov 21 (IANS) Asian Luge champion Shiva Keshavan, who is participating in the Luge World Cup series here this weekend, says that he aims to finish in top 30.
Sitamarhi (Bihar), Nov 17 (IANS) While violence over the expansion of a Hindu temple near Charminar in Muslim?dominated Hyderabad's Old City is hogging media attention, in Bihar's Sitamarhi district, Muslims have been quietly helping Hindus construct a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, ahead of the Chhath festival.
Bangalore, Nov.9 (ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the ancient Someshwara temple in Bangalore on Thursday.
Bangalore, Nov 8 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is on a two-day visit to this tech-hub from Thursday, visited the 16th century Sri Someshwara (Shiva) Temple here with his wife Laureen and the accompanying 90-member official delegation.
Chennai, Nov 7 (IANS) Telugu director Muddapu Rambabu says Nandamuri Tarak Ratna's role in his upcoming mythological "Bhaktha Siriyala", will be considered a milestone in the actor's career.
Hyderabad, Oct.28 (ANI): The body of a Indian-origin sexagenarian woman, who was murdered early last week reportedly while fighting off abductors who kidnapped her 10-month-old granddaughter in the United States, was brought to her hometown in Hyderabad early on Sunday.
New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): Congress leaders on Sunday said the latest reshuffle of the cabinet, with an infusion of young blood, would improve the image of the government.
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): The 10-month-old Indian baby Saanvi Venna, who went missing in Pennsylvania, has reportedly been found dead, according to US authorities.
Chennai, Oct 24 (IANS) Southern actress Vasundhara Kashyap, who is awaiting the release of her upcoming Tamil romantic-comedy "Sonna Puriyadhu", enjoys doing fun films.
Shillong, Oct 24 (IANS) Four days of revelry and merriment ended Thursday as idols of goddess Durga and her four children were immersed in rivers across Meghalaya.
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Radio Jockey-turned-actor Shiva, known for successful Tamil comedies "Thamizh Padam" and "Kalakalappu", is a busy man with about half-a-dozen projects lined up.
Mumbai, Oct.21 (ANI): Bollywood actress Kajol visited a pandal and participated in Durga Puja festivities here.
Rainawari (J-K), Oct.20 (ANI): Veteran Congress Party leader and former ruler of Jammu and Kashmir Dr. Karan Singh on Saturday opened a Shiva temple at Rainawari after 22 years.
Kolkata, Oct 20 (ANI): In a brilliant display of creativity, an artist from Kolkata, has recycled medicine aluminium foil package to make goddess Durga idol for the ongoing Durga Puja festival.
Kolkata, Oct.16 (ANI): Festive fever gripped Kolkata as locals thronged markets ahead of the popular Durga Puja festival.
Jorhat (Assam), Oct. 15 (ANI): The passion for boxing is rising among youth in the noertheast, especially after the success of Mary Kom and Devendro Singh at the international level.
Film: "Thaandavam"; Cast: Vikram, Anushka Shetty, Amy Jackson, Lakshmi Rai, Santhanam and Nasser; Director: A.L Vijay; Rating: ***
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court was Wednesday informed by the government that in the wake of a new policy on foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, a plea against Bharti Walmart for "violating the policy" has become irrelevant.
Kohima/ Guwahati/ Imphal, Sept 24 (ANI): The London Olympics, the best ever for India, has done more god to country than medals. It has fostered a culture of sports in the northeast, as ten sportspersons from the region represented the country in the coveted event.
Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 23 (IANS) The 45-day annual pilgrimage to the Manimahesh lake located at an altitude of 13,500 feet in Himachal Pradesh ended peacefully Sunday, an official said.
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Southern superstar Nagarjuna Akkineni, son of veteran actor Nageswara Rao Akkineni, says he was never keen on entering Bollywood.
New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today greeted the citizens of our country on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, which will be celebrated tomorrow.
Chamba, Sep 17 (IANS) The traditional 'Chhari Yatra' or the procession with the mace of Lord Shiva has started from this town, 450 km from the state capital, on its onward journey to the Manimahesh Lake, an official said Monday.
Bangalore, S Sep 14 (IANS) Transport associations, chambers of commerce and industry and common people across Karnataka Friday protested against the sudden hike in diesel price.
Bangalore, Sep 5 (IANS) With Bangalore's garbage mess adding to its many woes, the city's civic administration and the Karnataka government were Wednesday urged by a trade body to involve people and give them a free hand without political interference to make the state capital a better city.
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) In a narrow, congested bylane in south Mumbai's Saat Rasta area is the Dagdi Chawl headquarters of mafia boss Arun Gawli, sentenced to life for the 2008 murder of Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandekar, his first conviction in a four-decade-long career in crime in the notorious underworld of India's commercial and entertainment capital.
Chamba, Aug 10 (IANS) An annual 45-day pilgrimage to the Manimahesh Lake located at an altitude of 13,500 feet in Himachal Pradesh began Friday, an official said.