Born and abandoned in Mumbai, reborn in Sweden, Erika Sandberg says she is Indian on the outside, but feels Swedish on the inside.Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel narrates her tale.Rediff.comIn August 1976, a Swissair jet flew out of the monsoon skies of Bombay, due west, with a precious little bundle onboard. The Boeing was headed for Zurich. In Switzerland probably another air hostess took careful charge of this special delivery as she boarded a flight headed to Stockholm. Waiting for her at Arlanda airport, likely torn between anxiety and hope, were Inga-Maja, 38, and Conny Sandberg, 39, from Mölnbo, a village about 55 km southwest of Stockholm; she a teacher, he, the owner of a small trucking business. That day -- August 22 -- was Inga-Maja and Conny's first meeting with their Indian daughter, eight-month-old Sheetala who they had adopted. They brought Sheetala home, along with her grey Swissair bag of meagre possessions, including the airline blanket. She ate just a little … [Read more...] about Indian on the outside, Swedish on the inside
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New Delhi: Fans waiting for the release of Irrfan Khan starrer ‘Angrezi Medium’ got another reason to cheer as Kareena Kapoor Khan has been roped in to play a cop in the film. Indian film critic and trade analyst, Taran Adarsh, shared the news through his Twitter handle. “IT'S OFFICIAL... Kareena Kapoor Khan in Angrezi Medium... She plays a cop in the film... Stars Irrfan Khan... Directed by Homi Adajania... Produced by Dinesh Vijan... Angrezi Medium will be filmed in London this June,” he tweeted. Take a look at the post below: IT'S OFFICIAL... Kareena Kapoor Khan in #AngreziMedium... She plays a cop in the film... Stars Irrfan Khan... Directed by Homi Adajania... Produced by Dinesh Vijan... #AngreziMedium will be filmed in London this June. — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 25, 2019 Dinesh Vijan too confirmed the same and said in a statement that, “Kareena is a great addition to our franchise! Angrezi medium is a very special film, and … [Read more...] about It’s official! Kareena Kapoor Khan to play a cop in Irrfan Khan’s ‘Angrezi Medium’!
Sherin Mathew left her hometown in Bihar in late 2015 for a new home in America. IMAGE: A photograph of Saraswati, later Sherin Mathew, taken in 2015 in India before she was adopted. Wednesday, October 25, saw a simple but poignant prayer ceremony take place in a children's home in Nalanda, a small town southeast of Patna, Bihar. On a table, covered with a bright red and white floral cloth, a photograph of a toddler was placed and a mala (garland) of marigolds was draped over the picture. Two plastic-wrapped teddy bears, one of them electric pink and the other saffron, flanked the photo. Seven or eight people paid their respects with more flowers, agarbatti and a diya. The baby girl in the picture had short black curls, twinkling eyes. She wore a bright pink top and a beautiful little smile. Remembers Babita Kumari wistfully, who speaks Hindi with a sharp north Bihari accent and had once took care of this child, "Bahut pyari ladki thi (She was a very lovable child). Three-year-old … [Read more...] about The child God took away
Just like any other week, Bollywood celebrities filled our timeline with beautiful updates. While some stars shared throwback pictures to mark Children's Day, others were busy partying with Katy Perry, who arrived in Mumbai for her music concert. The week started with some lovely pictures of Anushka Sharma from Bhutan and ended with some stunning clicks of Deepika and Ranveer from their anniversary celebrations. Katy Perry parties hard with Bollywood starsRecently, Karan Johar hosted a grand bash to welcome International pop singer Katy Perry to Mumbai. The bash was attended by the who's who of Bollywood including Karisma Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, Ananya Panday, Kajol, Karisma Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora and others. Several inside pictures and videos from the bash went viral on the internet and gave fans a glimpse of the glamorous night. View this post on Instagram And that’s what you call squad goals! … [Read more...] about From Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone celebrating their first wedding anniversary to Katy Perry partying with B-town stars – here’s all that went viral this week
New Delhi: Producer Dinesh Vijan says actor Irrfan Khan, who returned to work last month to shoot for "Angrezi Medium" after being diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour, is in top form and will be seen playing a character that will be "very memorable". In March last year, Irrfan had announced his diagnosis and said he was going abroad for treatment. He returned to India in February this year. Asked how is he on the sets, Dinesh told IANS: "He is outstanding and mind-blowing. He is in top form. His character is going to be very memorable." "Angrezi Medium" is the sequel to the 2017 entertainer "Hindi Medium". Last month, Irrfan had tweeted an image of himself standing in front of a fictional sweet shop. He had captioned it: "GMB serving since 1900s. It's going to be fun to tell another story 'Angrezi Medium'. Coming soon, with Mr. Champakji." GMB serving since 1900s It’s going to be fun to tell another story #AngreziMedium.#ItsTimeToKnowChampakJi #AngreziMedium📸 … [Read more...] about Irrfan Khan is in top form: ‘Angrezi Medium’ Producer Dinesh Vijan