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Trawlers vs boatmen

Fight in eastern coast over a sustainable catch In Tamil Nadu’s (TN) Pudukottai district on India’s eastern coastline, a storm of sorts is brewing. It’s between old rivals, traditional fishermen… Read more »

Ghulam Ali to perform in Lucknow on December 3

Ghulam Ali to perform in Lucknow on December 3

LUCKNOW: Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali, who had announced the plans to scrap his upcoming concerts in India, has agreed to perform in Lucknow Mahotsav on December 3, said the… Read more »


Saree rocks

Reviving a beautiful Indian culture Can you dance to the tune of the latest rumbustious Bollywood number dressed in a saree? You bet. 50 ladies dressed in their best sarees… Read more »

SSAFF 2015 Jury Award Winner For Here Or To Go? Director Rucha Humnabadkar, Producer Rishi Bhilawadikar, Producer CC Chainey

For Here Or To Go? takes jury prize

SSAFF 2015 Awards SEATTLE, WA: The 10th Seattle South Asian Film Festival closed Sunday with a screening of The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim (2015) from first-time director Raghav Murali… Read more »

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s secret date with Taj

AGRA: Avoiding media glare and limelight, Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio paid a quiet visit to Taj Mahal here in the early hours of Oct 31. The 40-year-old “Inception” star, who… Read more »

Imran's second innings in marriage ends in divorce

Imran’s second innings in marriage ends in divorce

ISLAMABAD: Nearly 10 months after Imran Khan tied the knot with TV journalist Reham, his second marriage has ended in divorce amid reports that the Pakistani cricket legend-turned-politician objected to… Read more »

Anupam Kher slams filmmakers for returning National Award

Anupam Kher slams filmmakers for returning National Award

MUMBAI: Veteran actor Anupam Kher has slammed the directors, who returned their National Awards in solidarity with the protesting FTII students, calling it a move motivated by “agenda”. Filmmakers Dibakar… Read more »

Anushka Sharma denies marriage rumours with Virat Kohli

Anushka denies marriage rumors

MUMBAI: “Dil Dhadakne Do” actress Anushka Sharma has refuted rumors that she is tying the knot with cricketer boyfriend Virat Kohli. Anushka, 27, opened about her relationship with Virat last… Read more »


4 reasons to make your home more energy-efficient

Homeowners love to make home improvements. And while kitchen and bathroom makeovers can be fun, enhancing your home’s energy efficiency can be even more enticing once you consider the benefits: • Saving… Read more »

Back row (L-R): Liv Arnsen, Ann Bancroft, Cindy Jiaojiao Hui and Olfat Haider. Front row (L-R): Marcia Gutierrez and Lisa Te Heuheu. Photo courtesy Bancroft Arnesen Explore

Women explorers down the Ganga

NEW DELHI: An all-women team of celebrated explorers from seven continents, including Indian Everester Krushnaa Patil, has set out on an over 2400 kms 55-day expedition down the Ganges River… Read more »


I miss Kajol in every film, says Shah Rukh

HYDERABAD: Their friendship translates into great chemistry film after film and Shah Rukh Khan, who is reuniting with Kajol after five years in “Dilwale”, says he misses working with the… Read more »


I could never show my caliber: Govinda

Bright clothes, sprightly dance moves and an inimitable flair for comedy – Govinda may not have had a film of late but his films still make his fans laugh. But the… Read more »


Kalam’s word of caution on ‘Make in India’

NEW DELHI: Late President A P J Abdul Kalam was a tad cautious about ‘Make in India’ campaign saying though it’s “quite ambitious”, it has to be ensured that India… Read more »


New Yorker Guptha signs 2 films in Bollywood

FREMONT, CA: Prashantt Guptha, New York born Indian Ambassador of The Festival of Globe – Silicon Valley, continues to make strong strides as an actor in Bollywood. After a great… Read more »

Bollywood is patriarchal Sharmila Tagore

Bollywood is patriarchal: Sharmila Tagore

NEW DELHI: Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore says though the current Bollywood actresses are getting meatier roles now, the male dominance is still visible in the second half of the Hindi… Read more »


Schwarzenegger in Rajni film

Tamil filmmaker Shankar has signed the `Terminator’ star Arnold Schwarzenegger for his sci-fi sequel. Shankar’s Rajinikanth starrer Enthiran (Robot in Hindi, Robo in Telugu), was touted as India’s most expensive… Read more »

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‘Chevalier’ best picture at London Film Festival

LONDON: Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari’s comedy of manhood “Chevalier” was named best picture at the London Film Festival during a ceremony that honored Cate Blanchett with a major career… Read more »


Court rules in favor of Google’s online library

NEW YORK: Google is not violating copyright laws by digitizing millions of books so it can provide small portions of them to the public, a federal appeals court ruled in… Read more »

"Panchganga Ghat," by Ken Howard, who was part of a group of four English friends, including Patrick Cullen, Peter Brown and Neale Worley, who visited Varanasi earlier this year to paint. The works created in Varanasi will be shown at London's Indar Pasricha Gallery from October 14 through November

British artists paint Varanasi

Mark Twain wrote of Varanasi: “It is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend………… This year four British artists took themselves off as a group to Varanasi… Read more »


Modern love tale with mobile apps

NEW DELHI: Single and ready to mingle? But don’t have a clue where to find your dream match. Enter dating apps, which are ready to give you a wide field… Read more »