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I never thought Indian lyrics could win an Oscar: Gulzar
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Noted lyricist Gulzar, who shared the Oscar for his song 'Jai ho' in 'Slumdog Millionaire' with A.R. Rahman, has confessed that he never thought Indian lyrics could win the golden statuette.

Monday, February 23, 2009 6:13:15 PM

A.R. Rahman joins another Legend in perfect harmony
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Six-time Grammy award-winning artist John Legend joined double Oscar winning Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman to present a picture of perfect harmony on stage as Mumbai-set 'Slumdog Millionaire' swept the Oscars.

Monday, February 23, 2009 5:55:05 PM

Citigroup approaches US government for bigger stake
New York, Feb 23 (DPA) Troubled American financial giant Citigroup is in talks with the US government for it to take a larger stake in the company, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Monday.

Monday, February 23, 2009 5:03:54 PM

Top Oscar winners over the years
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Here are the films that have bagged eight Oscars or more over the years.

Monday, February 23, 2009 4:45:48 PM

Hollywood divas and their Oscars style statements
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Hollywood divas Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz stole the limelight with their elegant gowns at the Oscar's evening.

Monday, February 23, 2009 4:45:28 PM

India shines at Oscars with multiple awards (Afternoon Lead)
Los Angeles/Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) It was India's day at the Oscars with Indian music, Indian song and Indian colours sweeping the Academy Awards as composer A.R. Rahman, lyricist Gulzar and sound designer Resul Pookutty made history with three Oscars for the Mumbai-based 'Slumdog Millionaire' that won eight of its 10 nominations.

Monday, February 23, 2009 2:53:43 PM

Cricket umpire Bucknor to retire next month
Kingston (Jamaica), Feb 23 (IANS) West Indian umpire Steve Bucknor will retire from Test cricket after the three-match series between South Africa and Australia next month.

Monday, February 23, 2009 2:32:30 PM

'Slumdog' success will bridge cinema's East-West gap: Irrfan Khan
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who stars as a police inspector in 'Slumdog Millionaire', is overwhelmed by the film's success at the Oscars and says it will bridge the gap between cinema in the East and the West.

Monday, February 23, 2009 2:17:19 PM

Indian slum kids' fairytale experience at Oscars
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Starry-eyed, excited and wearing little tuxedos and dresses for the first time, a motley of Indian slum kids from Academy award winning 'Slumdog Millionaire' and 'Smile Pinki' walked the Oscar red carpet with panache despite the stark contrast between their everyday living and the glitzy event.

Monday, February 23, 2009 2:11:52 PM

'Slumdog's' Oscar victory sends a message to the world
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (DPA) Before 'Slumdog Millionaire's' amazing Oscar win pundits were wondering whether art might imitate life. On Sunday night, on the crystal-swathed stage of the Kodak Theatre, and in front of the world's biggest celebrities and a huge global audience, the cliche came true, and then some.

Monday, February 23, 2009 1:08:16 PM

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