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Anoushka Shankar, Joe Wright split up

Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 | Pioneer

Popular sitarist Anoushka Shankar of Indian origin and her husband Joe Wright, a British film director, have parted ways. “I can confirm that Joe Wright and Anoushka Shankar recently ended their marriage. All parties are committed to the welfare and happiness of their two beautiful children and ask that their privacy...

Don't wish to work in TV shows: Shilpa Shinde

Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 | IANS

Popular television actress Shilpa Shinde, winner of Bigg Boss Season 11, says that after the “bad experience” she had with Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain, she does not want to act in television serials any more. Often, winning the reality television show has translated to plum offers in the television space...

Trend blazer

Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 | Pioneer

Nimrat undergoes obstacle training Actress Nimrat Kaur has been on a rigorous training spree for roughly a year for the role of the forthcoming edition of the ALTBalaji web series The Test Case. “There was never any room for faltering because I knew physically if I can't get into a mould that...

Two worlds in 25 mins

Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 | Angela Paljor

Israeli artistes Jill and Amnon Damti dance not just because it’s their passion but to convey the message that everything is possible, says Angela Paljor What is more novel than an ensemble of Two Worlds — a deaf dancer and a hearing dancer-narrator sharing the same space? What exactly do the...

Contemporary resonance

Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 | Pioneer

Dr Rekha Mehra believes dance can deliver social messages better To many, kathak is just confined to the amalgamation of music and legwork but Dr Rekha Mehra has taken the classical dance form to a new trajectory. Her repertoire ranges from performing on issues like HIV/AIDS, Mumbai bomb blasts and Kargil...

A fusion that makes perfect sense

Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 | Uma Nair

Ravi Aggarwal and FranÁois Daireaux bring together Indian cultures that share traditions and face local crisis, says Uma Nair When an Indian author, researcher, environmentalist photographer and video installation artiste combines with a French artiste who has been developing sculpture and photography for 20 years, then the alchemy is one of...

Breaking barriers

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | Kritika Dua

Fitness model Ninu Galot doesn’t consider vitiligo as an imperfection as it adds a unique element to her beauty. By Kritika Dua From being a contestant at America’s Next Top Model to becoming the face of Diesel’s un-retouched spring/summer 2015 campaign, featured in Ted Talk, along with being the covergirl...

The dreamer

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | Ramya Palisetty

As Badshah relishes the release of his new single Kareja, he tells Ramya Palisetty how music is a representation of the society The debate over the negative influence of musical lyrics — sexual innuendos and cuss words has always been a concern for many. But with the increase of such songs...

The game changer?

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | AP

Facebook edits feeds to bring less news and more sharing for the users Facebook is changing what its users will see to highlight posts they are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more “meaningful.” By cutting back on items that Facebook users tend to passively...

Trend Blazer

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | Pioneer

Kangana, Karan played well The news of Kangana Ranaut making an appearance on Karan Johar’s forthcoming talent hunt based show India’s Next Superstars stirred the entire nation with curiosity. To everyone’s surprise, the two behaved like utmost professionals and were seen forgetting their past differences and hugging each other throughout the...


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Myanmar Army‚Äôs admission of killings a ‚Äėpositive step‚Äô: Suu

14 Jan 2018 | AFP | Yangon

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed an unprecedented army admission that security forces carried out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims as a “positive step”, state-backed media reported on Saturday. After months of staunch denials of abuse, the army on Wednesday said a probe found four members of the security forces helped kill 10 Rohingya militant suspects at Inn Din village on September 2, leaving their bodies in a...

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State in dilemma over SC orders on Padmaavat release

19 Jan 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

With the decision of the Supreme Court setting aside notification issued by the Madhya Pradesh Government banning the release of Hindi movie ‘Padmaavat’, the State Government is in dilemma.The Government does not know what to do in the new scenario...

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