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"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 »


Books available at the tap of a phone

NEW DELHI: In a unique initiative that may change the way India reads, books would soon be available to nearly 200 million smartphone users at the tap of their devices…. Read more »

Doutzen Kroes walks the runway during the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on Oct. 1 in Paris, France.

Concerts, daring decors at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS: Paris Fashion Week threw out musical performances, daring decors and lashings of color for spring-summer 2016. Here are the highlights of the ready-to-wear shows. CHLOE’S SUMMER Summer was in… Read more »

Sonu Sood to star opposite Jackie Chan in Hollywood film

Sonu Sood to star opposite Jackie Chan in Hollywood film

MUMBAI: Actor Sonu Sood will be sharing the screen space with action star Jackie Chan in Hollywood film “Kung Fu Yoga”, directed by Stanley Tong. “Kung Fu Yoga”, an out-and-out… Read more »

Chaitanya Tamhane

‘Court’ keeps surprising me: Director Chaitanya Tamhane

NEW DELHI: From being a broke 24-year-old to directing a National-award-winning film that will represent India at the Oscars, life has come a full circle for Chaitanya Tamhane with his… Read more »

Shah Rukh's Facebook style life gyaan to mark 15 million likes

Shah Rukh lands 15 million likes on Facebook

MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan landed 15 million likes on Facebook and the superstar celebrated the landmark by sharing a life “gyaan” video in the style of the social networking website…. Read more »

Shah Rukh's kids make him realise 'true' meaning of love

Shah Rukh’s kids make him realize ‘true’ meaning of love

MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan is considered the best when it comes to on-screen romance, but the superstar says his kids are the ones who make him understand what true love… Read more »

I never got my due in Bollywood Imran Khan

I never got my due in Bollywood: Imran Khan

NEW DELHI: Hits and flops are a part of any actor’s career but Imran Khan feels people have been too harsh on him for his failed outings while overlooking his… Read more »

F N Souza tops Saffronart auction

F N Souza tops Saffronart auction

NEW DELHI: Modern Indian painter F N Souza’s oil-on-masonite artwork titled “Man and Woman Laughing” sold for approximately Rs 16.84 crore (USD 2.5 million) topping the 15th anniversary auction here… Read more »

Priyanka, Sonam, Sonakshi team up against Twitter trolls

Priyanka, Sonam, Sonakshi team up against Twitter trolls

MUMBAI: Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Sunny Leone have put up a united front against Twitteratis, who mock female celebrities for their views on socio-political issues…. Read more »

Indian Idol Junior winner Ananya signs deal with Universal

Indian Idol Jr Ananya signs deal with Universal

MUMBAI: Odisha girl Ananya Nanda, the winner of “Indian Idol Junior 2”, is set to sign a two-year record deal with label Universe Music India. Her single will be unveiled… Read more »

Mandy Moore enjoys 'litti chokha' during Patna visit

Mandy Moore enjoys ‘litti chokha’ during Patna visit

PATNA: Hollywood actress Mandy Moore, on her visit to India, is not shying away from experimenting with local cuisines and recently sampled Bihar’s favorite “litti-chokha” when she was here. The… Read more »


Race of the Monsters

‘Rainforest Challenge’ toughest in Asia And I thought monsters were ogres that walked on two, their eyes blood shot, their biceps beefy and their intent diabolical. One rainy morning in… Read more »

Ananya Sritam Nanda

Odisha girl Ananya is Indian Idol Jr.

MUMBAI: Odisha girl Ananya Nanda lifted the trophy of the second season of singing reality show “Indian Idol Junior” on September 6. Ananya, 14, who defeated Nahid Afrin and Nithyashree… Read more »

The comic tells the story of Dhee, a girl who is attracted to other girls and falls in love

Bangladesh gets first lesbian comic strip

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s first comic strip featuring a young lesbian discovering her sexuality has been launched in the capital to raise awareness of the plight of gays. Boys of Bangladesh, the… Read more »


Yuvraj dating actress Hazel Keech?

NEW DELHI: Cricketer Yuvraj Singh is said to be again dating a Bollywood actress. Rumors are doing the rounds that the Indian cricket heartthrob and British model-turned-actor, Hazel Keech are… Read more »

Actress Shilpa Shetty says she has finished writing her book on nutrition, and that it will release in November.

Shilpa Shetty’s book on nutrition soon

MUMBAI: Actress Shilpa Shetty says she has finished writing her book on nutrition, and that it will release in November. “Amongst all the things that I multi-task with, I’ve already… Read more »

M Chandrakumar, the Coimbatore-based 53-year-old auto-rickshaw driver is off to the Venice Film Festival to participate in the screening of a Tamil feature film based on his novel.

Autowallah who is also a novelist

CHENNAI: One can’t judge a book by its cover and Coimbatore resident M Chandrakumar by his day job. The 53-year-old auto-rickshaw driver who moonlights as a writer is packing his… Read more »


Yale Prof brings innovative forest planning tools

NEW DELHI: Alark Saxena, who is on a visit to India, is the Program Director of Yale Himalaya Initiative and a Lecturer at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies,… Read more »