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Bollywood calling Kashmiri singing sensation Mehmeet

Aug 22, 2013 12:45 PM Mehmeet Syed, 27, has become the first Kashmiri woman to carve her place as a playback singer in Hindi film industry, writes Sana Altaf.
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Step out of house and conquer: Alia Bhatt to Indian girls

Jul 31, 2013 07:30 PM Bollywood’s rising star and the 'Student of the Year' heroine, Alia Bhatt, in an interview with Ashok Kumar urged Indian girls to break the stereotypes for accomplishing their dreams. Excerpts from the interview.
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Ranbir’s upcoming movie to launch trailer at orphanage

Jul 30, 2013 08:55 AM The story of the film ‘Besharam’ is focussed on an orphan played by Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor.
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Singer Surojit Chatterjee sings for sparrows

Jul 23, 2013 12:20 PM Indian singer Surojit Chatterjee joined the Save Earth Campaign to fight for sparrows which are threatened with extinction by the fast growth of mobile phone towers.

Impact of violence against women is devastating: Nicole Kidman

Jul 16, 2013 11:10 AM The Hollywood actress has travelled across the globe to meet with survivors of sexual violence and raise attention to this human rights violation.
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Effective treatment can cure Kala Azar: Anurag Kashyap

Jul 07, 2013 02:30 AM A person who invests in a film wants profit which is why filmmakers shy away from subjects like healthcare, says popular Indian film director, Anurag Kashyap.
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Indian cinema needs a discerning audience: Farooq Sheikh

Jul 03, 2013 01:25 PM Veteran Bollywood actor Farooq Sheikh exhorts people for compelling filmmakers to make meaningful and socially relevant films.
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Salman Khan reaches out to kids battling heart diseases

Jul 01, 2013 09:50 AM Salman Khan’s NGO ‘Being Human’ has tied up with Fortis Memorial Research Institute to provide free treatment to children suffering from congenital heart diseases.
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Every country affected by sexual violence: Angelina Jolie

Jun 26, 2013 07:45 AM Angelina Jolie urged the Security Council to sets rape and sexual violence in conflict as a priority.
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UNICEF ropes in Bollywood superstar to fight malnutrition

Jun 05, 2013 07:02 AM Amir Khan launches a campaign to curb malnutrition as the UNICEF’s ambassador and the mascot of the Indian government.

Eco-friendly housing projects are close to my heart: Sri Devi

May 28, 2013 10:05 AM Popular Bollywood actress, Sri Devi, inaugurates eco-friendly and green housing project in the Nashik district of the West Indian state of Maharashtra.
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Sonam Kapoor voices support for water conservation

May 21, 2013 10:29 AM Water is the basic necessity of life and it is our collective responsibility to conserve water in whichever way we can, said Sonam Kapoor.
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Sachin Tendulkar to light up Indian villages

May 01, 2013 10:30 AM Star Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has joined hands with Schneider Electric India for an initiative to provide access to energy for households in Indian villages.
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Amitabh Bachchan donates towards the cause of the girl child

Apr 23, 2013 10:26 AM Big B's family would raise funds for Plan India’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign, through proceeds generated from an art exhibition.
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Schwarzenegger warns of “looming” climate disaster

Apr 11, 2013 10:22 AM In view of the upcoming climate finance meeting scheduled in Washington where extending finance to developing nations for climate change mitigation will also be a focus point, Arnold Schwarzenegger says the USA should take urgent action to address climate change and emerge as a leader.
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Angelina Jolie funds school in Kabul

Apr 03, 2013 11:47 AM Angelina Jolie, who other than being a powerful celebrity is also the UNHCR ambassador, has pledged the proceeds from her jewellery collection to the funding of a girl's school in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan.
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Football for charity

Apr 01, 2013 11:28 AM Famous celebrities from the Indian film industry and cricketers from the Indian cricket team came together to play a charity football match to raise funds for NGO Magic Bus.
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Crimes against women: High time people change their mindset, says Prachi Desai

Mar 19, 2013 01:15 PM Prachi Desai, a popular Bollywood actress, who said in an interview that her latest film, I Me Aur Main, will make men value women, tells OneWorld that crimes against women cannot be stopped unless people change their mindset and cinema has a limited role in curbing such crimes. Excerpts from Prachi Desai’s interview.
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Salma Hayek launches Gucci's Chime for Change campaign

Mar 13, 2013 07:15 AM Powerful women from across the globe get together to form a new global campaign to raise awareness on issues of women's rights and empowerment of women and girls. Actor Salma Hayek Pinault, singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Frida Giannini of Gucci and Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaidi-Chinoy are few of the women who are going to be a part of this campaign. The campaign Chime for Change is founded by luxury brand Gucci.
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I try not to be cynical about International Women's Day: Nandita Das

Mar 08, 2013 02:30 AM Nandita Das, a critically acclaimed actress and a human rights activist is better known for offbeat cinema and the unique characters she plays. At present she is the chairperson, Children’s Film Society of India. Nandita tells Ashok Kumar that society needs to stop stereotyping women and change its mindset that a woman’s job is just to appease the man.
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