February 22, 2011 |
Mumbai's high court on Monday reaffirmed the death penalty against the lone surviving gunman in the 2008 terrorist attack in which 166 people were killed and India's financial center came to a standstill for nearly three days. Pakistani national Ajmal Amir Kasab, 24, can appeal to India's Supreme Court within 30 days. India's preferred method of execution is hanging. In its 1,208-page order, the Bombay High Court said Kasab's actions in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, exhibited "extreme perversity and brutality," making this a rare case in which life imprisonment was inadequate.
January 21, 2011 |
Kiran Rao's "Mumbai Diaries" (Dhobi Ghat) is a shimmering, loving homage to the formerly named Bombay in all its teeming, crowded vitality. With its key settings in a crowded, largely decrepit, congested yet beguiling, picturesque older portion of this city of 14 million inhabitants, the film is like a rich tapestry in which are interwoven the intersecting lives of three people. It marks a subtle, assured and altogether distinctive feature debut for writer-director Rao and its radiant leading lady, rock star and stage performer Monica Dogra.
January 14, 2011
MOVIES Edgar Wright Triple Feature With a cinematic oeuvre that features comedic zombies, explosion-happy British village constables and guitar-wielding teen heroes, the English director distinguished himself with a unique comedic vision. He'll share inspirations and methods of his films ? "Shaun of the Dean, "Hot Fuzz" and "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World. " New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., $7. (323) 938-4038. Graphation Film Festival In recent years, comic books and graphic novels have proved fertile ground for Hollywood movie adaptations.
September 30, 2010
Hailed as the "Riverdance" of the belly-dancing world (who knew?), Bellydance Superstars presents the premiere of "Bombay Bellywood," featuring a global blend of belly-dance styles, 19 professionally trained dancers and thrilling live percussion. Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. 8 p.m. $21-$45. (323) 512-4080, http://www.bellydancesuperstars.com .
August 21, 2008 |
Home-furnishing retailer Bombay Co., which has liquidated its 388 stores, has obtained a commitment from a U.S. bankruptcy judge in Fort Worth to sign a confirmation order approving a Chapter 11 plan, according to the company's lawyer. The disclosure statement explaining the plan predicted that unsecured creditors would receive 16.4% to 28.9% on their claims. Holders of gift cards are in a separate class and are to receive 25%. The plan was proposed by the company together with the creditors' committee.
March 6, 2008 |
At roughly five blocks in length, the lively commercial stretch in Artesia known as Little India is indeed a diminutive version of the sprawling subcontinent. It may only hint at what the country has to offer -- 14 official languages, two major religions (Buddhism and Hinduism), a diverse array of 5,000-year-old cultures -- but it'll be sure to transport your senses for the day. Eating NIBBLES AND BITS Indians are excellent snackers, and down here you can't throw a betel nut without hitting a shop full of sweets and savories.