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Do U Know About Indian Idol

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Indian Idol is an adaptation of the Pop Idol format. It started airing in India with the First Season in 2004-2005 and followed that with Second (2005-2006), Third(2007- ) and Fourth (2008-2009) Seasons. In February' 2010, Sony Entertainment Television announced the launch of the Fifth season.


Anu Malik, Farah Khan and Sonu Nigam
Season 1 and 2 (2004-2006)
Anu Malik, Javed Akhtar, Alisha Chinai and Udit Narayan
Season 3 (2007)
Anu Malik, Javed Akhtar, Sonali Bendre and Kailash Kher
Season 4 (2008-2009)
Anu Malik, Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant
Season 5 (2010)


Season 1: Abhijeet Sawant, from Mumbai Amit Sana from Bhilai, Chhattisgarh was declared the 1st runner-up, while Rahul Vaidya from Nagpur and Prajakta Shukre from Jabalpur, MP came 3rd and 4th respectively.
Season 2: Sandeep Acharya.The 1st Runner-up was N. C. Karunya from Hyderabad, while the other talented singers from season 2, Anuj Sharma, Amey Date and Antara Mitra were placed at 3rd, 4th and 5th places respectively
Season 3: Prashant Tamang, who hails from Darjeeling in West Bengal. The runner-up, Amit Paul was from Shillong, Meghalaya.
Season 4: Sourabhee Debbarma won the title of the Indian Idol and became the first female contestant to do so. By doing so, she also won a contract of Rs. 1 crore with Sony Entertainment Television and a TATA Winger. Kapil Thapa finished as a 1st runner-up while Torsha Sarkar finished third.

Season 5: The winner of ‘Indian Idol 5’ will be awarded a contract with Sony Entertainment Television worth Rs 1 crore and the contenders will each stand the chance to win an opportunity to be a playback singer in a forthcoming movie of Yash Raj Films.

The new series sees two new judges; Sunidhi Chauhan, a popular female playback singer of the Indian film industry and Salim Merchant, a music director and singer and Anu Malik has been the jury member on Indian Idol since its inception.

Top 13 Finalists Season 5: Bhumi Trivedi, Vishwas Rai, Swaroop Khan, Sashi Suman, Manisha Karmakar, Tia Kar, Shivam Pathak, Naushad Ali Kawa, Shreeramchandra, Arpita Khan, Meghna Kumar, Rakesh Maini and Yashraj Kapil.

Who Will Win Indian Idol 5

Indian Idol

Sreeram, Bhoomi or Rakesh and the winner is?

Jeetu Moni wins Dance India Dance L'il Masters

After several weeks of tough competition, 11-year-old Jeetu Moni Kalita from Guwahati was announced the winner of Zee TV's dance reality show Dance India Dance L'il Masters at the grand finale held in Pune Saturday.

The talented boy pipped Pune-based Vaishnavi Patil, Atul Banmoria from Mani Majra in Chandigarh and Manoj Rathod from Mumbai, to bag the title of Dance Ka Baap.

He has been awarded a trophy and a cash prize of Rs.300,000.

The grand finale took place at Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune, and was graced by actress Sonam Kapoor and her father, actor Anil Kapoor.

The show began with 16 children and was judged by ace choreographers Farah Khan and Sandip Soparrkar.

Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty also attended the event. The children's mentors - Dharmesh, Jay, Mayuresh-Vrushali and Amrita staged power-packed performances.

Choreographers Remo D'souza, Geeta Kapoor and Terence Lewis, who provided encouragement to the contestants on various stages, too came to encourage the children.

I want to start a family: Ranbir Kapoor

Twenty-seven-year-old Ranbir Kapoor claims that, like any “normal person”, he, too, has memories attached to the house he grew up in — Krishna Raj, one of the few bungalows left on Mumbai’s Pali Hill. But, in a firm tone, he adds, “The house has to go. We are only making it better and more practical
for the future, so there is more (space) to enjoy.”

The house is now set to be converted into a 14-storeyed building, where Ranbir hopes to have a family some day.

Though the decision to reconstruct the house was taken by Rishi, the self-confessed ‘mama’s boy’ admits he could not agree more: “I want to start a family at some point. So we’re only making a bigger house for ourselves.”

And how soon would he be willing to start a family? “I will settle down as soon as I find someone special, and I haven’t so far; I have a lot to do as of now. I am still trying to create a firm hold in the film industry,” says Ranbir, whose next film is Anjaana Anjaani.

RanbirAlthough municipal authorities in Mumbai have opposed his dad’s construction plans, Ranbir says, “We are not doing anything for commercial purposes. It’s our own property. My father has even bought the FSI (Floor Space Index), so there should be no issue. We’re not renting it out or making any gain from starting a company in it.”

Lok Sabha to hold discussion on Commonwealth Games preparation

Amid a row over alleged large-scale corruption in Commonwealth Games projects, the Lok Sabha will hold a discussion on CWG preparations on Monday. BJP members Virender Kumar and A T Nana Patil will initiate a special discussion on "delay" in the preparation of the mega sporting event to be held in

New Delhi from October 3-14.

The issue of alleged large-scale corruption in the Games projects had created an uproar in Parliament last week with entire Opposition in the Lok Sabha uniting to attack the government, accusing it of allowing "loot" of public money.

Members of the BJP, JD(U), Left parties and Samajwadi Party had targeted the government on the issue. The Left had even demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe charges of corruption in the Games projects.

While Sports Minister M S Gill will reply to the debate, Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy is expected to intervene in the matter.

A discussion on the Bhopal gas tragedy and the recommendations of the GoM will also take place next week, Parliament sources said.

The sources said the BJP will no longer press for a discussion on "misuse" of CBI, an issue high on the Opposition party's agenda when the Monsoon session began two weeks back.

Instead, Congress members are now keen for a discussion on the issue through which they could raise the matter of "Hindu terror", the sources said.

33 soldiers washed away in Ladakh floods, Pak help sought

Thirty-three soldiers including three JCOs, deployed along the Line of Control near Siachen glacier, are feared to have been washed away to PoK in flash floods in Ladakh and help of Pakistan has been sought to trace them. A senior army officer said today that the jawans, who were manning a post

near Turtok along the Line of Control (LoC), still remained untraced after they faced the fury of a swollen Shyok river on the same day when Leh was hit by flash floods following a devastating cloudburst on Friday.

The Army has now sought the help of Pakistani authorities to help rescue the 33 personnel of 15 Bihar infantry regiment as it fears that they may have been swept away towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir(PoK) in the deluge, the officer said.

Though the 33 soldiers, including three junior commissioned officers, were well-trained to negotiate the conditions, the Army has not been able to trace them even 48 hours after the incident, the officer said.

"The soldiers are feared to have been swept away towards PoK and we have sought help from Pakistan to trace them," the officer said.

'Inzamam to blame for dearth of batting talent in Pak team'

Pakistan's former Test captain, Aamir Sohail feels the country's most capped player Inzamam-ul Haq is responsible for the dearth of quality batsmen in the national team. Sohail said by the time Inzamam retired he had disturbed the national team and left it facing numerous problems. "When
Imran Khan retired, he left behind a pack of quality bowlers, when Javed Miandad retired he left behind a legacy of good batsmen but when Inzamam retired he left behind nothing," Sohail told 'Geo super channel'.

Sohail said during Inzamam's tenure as captain, no batsman was allowed to settle down or groomed to take over when the big guns retired.

"Good players like Yasir Hameed, Asim Kamal, Faisal Iqbal, Taufiq Umar or Hasan Reza who had done well in the chances given to them were never allowed to settle down in the team and establish themselves," he explained.

"The result is that today we don't have a ready line of batsmen to replace seniors. That is why I blame Inzamam for the current crisis in the team," Sohail said.

Inzamam, who played 120 Tests and 398 one-day internationals, retired in 2007 after having remained captain since 2003.

Sohail also lashed out at the national selectors and the management of the team for misleading the board into believing that there was enough back up talent to replace experienced players like Muhammad Yousuf, Younus Khan or Faisal Iqbal.

"The truth is they misled the PCB Chairman into believing that he could manage the national team without Yousuf and Younus and that is why we are facing problems in England on Monday," Sohail said.

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