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Pondicherry News

  • | March 30th, 2016

    Katrina Kaif: My mom is not here to meet Neetu Kapoor!

    Katrina Kaif: My mom is not here to meet Neetu Kapoor!

    Katrina puts rest to all the rumours doing rounds about her mother’s India visit, read on to find out what she has to say! Click here to read more

  • | January 14th, 2013

    Revealing Bombay Jayashri

    Revealing Bombay Jayashri

    Cineswami tells us more about the Oscar-nominated singer of Pi’s lullaby from Life of Pi

    Samir Sarkar is a happy man these days. Samir Sarkar who? You may well ask. He is the Indian line producer of Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. While on a location scout in Pondicherry, Sarkar, a native of the former French colony, gently suggested Bombay Jayashri’s name as a possible singer for the Pi’s lullaby track in the film. Click here to read more

  • | January 9th, 2013

    Kalki Koechlin, happy birthday!

    Kalki Koechlin, happy birthday!

    On her 30th birthday, Dev.D actor Kalki Koechlin seems to be in a great space, both personally and professionally
    Born on January 10, 1983 , Kalki Koechlin has had a rather interesting journey in life compared to other Bollywood actors. Born to French parents who’d shifted to Pondicherry Click here to read more

  • | November 21st, 2012

    LIFE OF PI movie review: Suraj Sharma takes the cake and all the icing for sure!

    LIFE OF PI movie review: Suraj Sharma takes the cake and all the icing for sure!
    The movie, which also stars Tabu, Irrfan Khan and a magnificent tiger, pulls you in with really amazing visuals and, by the end, creates a heavenly collage in your mind that is way too difficult to erase

    The recipe of the Life Of Pi turned out to be way more scrumptious and interesting than the mouthful of brownie we had just before the movie started. For people who haven’t read the book, the film is going to be a treasure-trove of mystery and stimulating visuals, from scene one. Click here to read more

  • | April 5th, 2012

    Move over Bollywood, south rules Indian entertainment

    Move over Bollywood, south rules Indian entertainment

    The four southern states together account for more than half of India’s 10,000 movie screens
    Bollywood may hog the limelight but the quiet and industrious south Indian entertainment industry is the real growth driver for the Indian film industry and also the creative bellwether, given the sheer number of south Indian films remade in Hindi. That’s quite an achievement for a region accounting for just four of India’s 28 states – Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala – and a union territory, Pondicherry. These grand statements are not just narrow regionalism; they are borne out by a joint report on the south Indian industry compiled by the Federation of the Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and research firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India. Click here to read more