Life & Style

Game of Thrones finale is a real whopper for Daenerys: Emilia Clarke

The final season of the epic show, Game of Thrones, is just about three months away.

The Statesman, Jan 20 2019

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Sony’s RCA parts ways with R Kelly after abuse uproar

R Kelly has parted ways with his Sony Music-owned RCA record label, Billboard magazine, Variety and the New York Times reported on Friday, and he no longer appears on the roster of artists on RCA’s website.

Reuters, Jan 20 2019

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Begin Again to get Bollywood adaptation

Hollywood musical comedy-drama, Begin Again, starring Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley and Adam Levine, will get a Bollywood adaptation. It will be helmed by Veere Di Wedding director Shashanka Ghosh.

The Statesman, Jan 20 2019

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As a film on his life screens in cinemas, Manto’s daughters discover his beloved Mumbai

It was a pleasant September morning when the celebrated Urdu short-story writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s youngest daughter, 68-year old Nusrat Jalal, walked for the very first time through the neighbourhood that housed her Abajaan before he said goodbye to his beloved Bombay 70 years ago.


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Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer

For decades, Jackie Shane was a musical mystery: a riveting black transgender soul singer who packed nightclubs in Toronto in the 1960s, but then disappeared after 1971.

Associated Press, Jan 18 2019

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Bhumi Pednekar locked herself up for 30 days to prepare for Sonchiriya

Sonchiriya, the forthcoming action film, has been generating immense buzz after the release of its trailer. The Abhishek Chaubey directorial looks raw and rustic, with its backdrop of villages of central India.

The Statesman, Jan 18 2019

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Beyonce drops lawsuit over ‘Feyonce’ items

A lawsuit brought by Beyonce over the sale of “Feyonce” items to engaged couples has been dismissed at the singer’s request, court documents showed on Wednesday.

Reuters, Jan 18 2019

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What makes a YouTube star?

Sajin Maharjan is no stranger to mockery. The YouTube personality, infamous for his atonal singing, has been relentlessly mocked ever since he started publishing on the video-sharing platform, in April 2012. But that hasn’t stopped Maharjan;

Bibhu Luitel, Jan 18 2019

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‘A Prophet’ creator takes on France’s war in Algeria

One of France’s most celebrated screenwriters is taking on its biggest taboo, the bloody conflict in Algeria, in a new war film.


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Actors accuse Oscar body of intimidation over awards presenters

The largest actors union in the United States on Monday accused the organizers of the Oscars of trying to intimidate celebrities not to present at rival award shows.

Reuters, Jan 16 2019

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R Kelly accuser says he threatened to reveal her sex life

R Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman’s sexual history if she didn’t drop a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, the woman and her lawyer said Monday.

Associated Press, Jan 16 2019

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Plants for the careless

In an increasingly drab concrete city, plants can provide colour, vibrancy and life. Even indoors, plants can act as vibrant catalysts that provide a natural touch to any dreary environment.

Rose Singh, Jan 16 2019

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40 years ago, passions ran high as last shah fled Iran

For months before the last shah fled Iran ending 2,500 years of royal rule, shopkeeper Ahmad Sheikh-Mehdi witnessed the fervour sweeping his country, heralding the arrival of the Islamic revolution.

Amir Havas, Jan 15 2019

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Stephen King gets newspaper not to drop book reviews

Stephen King reacted with horror when the largest daily newspaper in his home state decided it was going to stop publishing regional book reviews.

The Straits Times, Jan 15 2019

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