Author: Ambarish Ganesh

India To Validate The TAPI Pact Today

The prolonged anticipation of India obtaining natural gas from Turkmenistan via US-founded pipeline can now rest with India signing the TAPI pact today. The pipeline will find its way here through Afghanistan and Pakistan. Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy, on Tuesday headed for Ashgabat through Amritsar to sign off the contract. Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India will ink the Gas Sales and Purchase Agreement (GSPA) for TAPI pipeline in the course of an international gas conference being held in the Caspian Sea resort of Avaza. The 1,680-km long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) line shall handle 90 million cubic metres per day (mmcmd) of gas, for a span of thirty years. The pipeline should be fully functional by 2018, if reports are to be...

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SrBachchan’s First Look In ‘The Great Gatsby’ Given Away!

The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann’s filmy adaptation of the novel with the same name, shall mark Amitabh Bachchan’s arrival in Hollywood. Looking every bit of a debonair that he is, the actor sports a grey suit and a white hat, and has a bit part to contribute in the movie as Meyer Wolfsheim, sharing screen space with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Toby Maguire. Scheduled for a Christmas release, this movie promises to take the viewer to some other decade, every bit authentically. The trailer below seems quite promising, do catch a glimpse. Share your thoughts as comments...

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Coke Studio@MTV S02 Due July : What’s In Store This Time?

Despite the unflattering comparison of the Indian version of Coke Studio with the much sought after Pakistani version, some modifications on-board have geared up the MTV people enough for a second stint starting this July. With Music director Leslie Lewis out, seven producers find their space, each holding on to one’s own episode. Makes sense. The list of performers boast of Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa, Amit Trivedi, Shantanu Moitra, Clinton Cerejo, Hitesh Sonik, Karsh Kale and Nitin Sawhney. Individually, they’ll be making up five new songs for their episode, which shall also incorporate a footage showing how their tunes...

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