Trends of The Month – December 2015

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Rahman song chosen for Bacardi NH7 Weekender

To celebrate the line-up of this year’s NH7 Weekender, the organizers released a new music video based on Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman’s song “Dhakka laga bukka” from the Mani Ratnam film “Yuva”. Originally composed and sung by Rahman, who is also the headliner of the festival this year, the new rendition of the track features the music virtuoso himself and Karthik on vocals along with Vishal Dadlani, Papon, Samara Chopra (The Ska Vengers), Smiti Malik (Chayan & Smiti), Abhishekh Nailwal and Alisha Pais

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Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey passed away

Veteran Indian-born British actor Saeed Jaffrey passed away on the 15th of November at the ripe age of 86. His versatility and fluency in multiple languages enabled him to perform on radio, stage, television and films across six decades and more than a hundred and fifty British, American and Indian movies Saeed is renowned for his roles in movies like “Gandhi” (1982), “Shatranj Ke Khilari” (1977), “Henna” (1991), “Masoom” (1983) and “Ram Teri Ganga Maili” (1985)

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Kejriwal second-most followed Indian politician on Twitter

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has become the second most-followed Indian politician on microblogging site Twitter with over six million followers. He crossed the six-million mark.”And … @ArvindKejriwal crossed the 6 million mark on @twitter,” AAP’s social media chief Ankit Lal tweeted. The Aam Aadmi Party chief trails Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has over 16 million followers on Twitter

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When Modi went to London

Narendra Modi was given one of the most memorable and warm welcomes at Wembley Stadium in London as over 60,000 individuals from the 1.6 million UK Indians, 2,000 volunteers and 800 artists together made up the grand ‘UKWelcomesModi’ Community Reception. The Indian PM gave an inspiring speech as did British PM both emphasizing stronger ties between the countries

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Star Wars : The Force Awakens

The seventh installment in the main Star Wars film series, The Force Awakens is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and features new leads Finn, Rey, and Poe Dameron alongside characters returning from previous Star Wars films. The Force Awakens will be released on December 18, 2015, more than ten years following the release of the franchise’s last installment, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

 

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