Host nation India won the ICC Cricket World Cup after 28 years on Saturday. Video by Al Jazeera showing the jubilant celebrations in Mumbai…
Cricket is huge in some Commonwealth countries. It’s sometimes dubbed as the world’s second most popular sport (behind football) because of its popularity in the densely populated South Asian region.
Old photos, 2009 collection by Seasons India, a Mumbai based fashion company specialises in traditional Indian dresses, i.e. saree and salwar-kameez etc…
At least 130 people were killed in a series of synchronised attacks across India’s commercial capital of Mumbai since Wednesday night (Nov 26).
Militants armed with machine-guns and grenades attacked the iconic Taj Mahal Hotel and Oberoi Trident Hotel, as well as the main train station, two hospitals and several other locations. The situation seems to be under control on Friday evening, but the city is still on high alert.
A group calling itself the “Deccan Mujahedeen” claimed responsibility for the attacks, but some Indian officials are pointing fingers at neighbouring Pakistan instead.
Terrorist attacks have occurred frequently in India in recent years; statistics from the Interior Ministry show that a total of 5,011 people were killed between 2002 and 2007. Check this link for some of the major attacks since 2007.
[last updated on Nov 28]
US’ Warner Bros have filed a lawsuit against Mumbai-based Mirchi Movies related to the title of its upcoming film Hari Puttar – A Comedy of Terrors, which Warner feels is a bit too similar to its Harry Potter franchise [more on THR].
Hari is a popular Indian name while Puttar means son in the Punjabi language. It’s said that the storyline doesn’t relate to Harry Potter at all… and judging from the poster alone, I would have ruled that Mirchi is the winner for the lawsuit.
However, I can’t deny the probability that the Indian movie maker is being opportunistic for publicity, which they managed to get it now regardless of whether it was intentional at the first place.