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Bollywood

Biopic of Ashok Chakra recipient late Major Mohit Sharma on cards

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) A film on the life of Ashok Chakra recipient, late Major Mohit Sharma, is on the cards. While the cast, title and other details are yet to be announced, the film is expected to go on floors in September and set for an Independence Day release in 2022.Unconfirmed reports state the […]

Aahana Kumra on playing a pilot stuck in lockdown in Madhur Bhandarkar’s next

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Aahana Kumra plays a pilot in the upcoming Madhur Bhandarkar film, India Lockdown. It is a job profile that demands travel, but her character is forced to stay at home owing to Covid-induced lockdown and face emotional turmoil. “I’m playing a pilot who’s stuck in her house in Mumbai during […]

Genelia Deshmukh has a kids’ day out

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Genelia Deshmukh enjoyed a day out with her children on Friday. She says kids are amazing for the way they teach one how to live in the moment. The actress took to Instagram and shared a video of a slide ride. “Day out with kids..But landing up being the biggest […]

Irrfan Khan’s finish line came too soon, but we are proud of him: Wife Sutapa Sikdar

Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Irrfan Khan’s wife, Sutapa Sikdar, got emotional talking about the late actor at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI), and said his finish line came too soon. The 51st edition of IFFI paid homage to the late actor, and Sutapa along with son Babil Khan was present at the […]

Mahesh Babu to Namrata: Someone I love was born today

Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu on Friday penned a romantic note on the birthday of his wife, actress Namrata Shirodkar. The actor says everyday with Namrata is special. Mahesh expressed his thoughts with a picture he shared on Instagram. In the image, the couple is seen enjoying a good time at a […]

World Entertainment

Loneliness among people above 50 may impact mental well-being

London, Jan 22 (IANS) Lonely adults aged 50 and over reported an average of two worsening depressive and other mental health symptoms during the Covid-19 lockdown, a new study suggests. They study indicated that a decrease in physical activity since the start of the pandemic was associated with worsening symptoms of depression and anxiety during […]

Adele reaches divorce settlement with Simon Konecki

Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Singer Adele on Friday finalised her divorce settlement with estranged husband Simon Konecki. Simon, who is the CEO of Adele Drop4Drop charity, filed for settlement along with Adele on Thursday. The settlement of $171 million got finalised a day later. Although Adele and Simon have finished their work to finalise […]

Big B calls IMF Chief Economst Gita Gopinath a ‘beautiful face’, she responds

Mumbai Jan 22 (IANS) Indian-American economist and Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Gita Gopinath on Friday reacted to a complimentary post by Amitabh Bachchan, saying he was the greatest of all time and that she was a huge fan of the Bollywood superstar. Big B had called Gopinath a beautiful face on […]

Valuing friendships can keep you healthy: Study

New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Having friends in life is important as they give us both emotional support and practical advice, whenever needed. A new study now suggests that prioritising friendship is also associated with many health and well-being benefits. The study, published in journal Frontiers of Psychology, indicates that people who invest in friendships […]

Casey Affleck says he didn’t throw out Ana de Armas cutout

Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Casey Affleck has dismissed speculation alleging that he threw out a life-sized cardboard cutout of actress Ana de Armas after her split from his brother Ben Affleck. Earlier this month, photos of a man placing the cutout in the trash surfaced shortly after news broke that Ana and Ben […]

Regional Entertainment

Art

‘The Death Script’: A haunting account of the Maoist insurgency

By Ashutosh Kumar ThakurNarrated in multiple voices, ‘The Death Script’ is a creative biography of ‘Dandakaranya’ that combines the rigour of journalism, the intimacy of a diary, the musings of a travelogue, and the craft of a novel. Through the prism of Maoist insurgency, the book also looks at larger questions of violence and betrayal, […]

Kerala town to flaunt coir, port and labour movement museums

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) Once a bustling maritime town on the west coast and now a global houseboat tourism hub, Alappuzha in Kerala will launch India’s first Labour Movement Museum, showcasing the fascinating history of the world labour movement that also left a deep imprint on the grim struggle of the workers here for their […]

Republic Day parade to feature 321 schoolkids, 80 folk artists

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Schoolchildren from four Delhi schools and folk artists from Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata will take part in the cultural programme during the Republic Day parade here on January 26. The number of participating children and folk artists have been cut down to 400 this year, compared to more than […]

An unforgettable adventure in the underworld of a dystopian Paris

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Paige Mahoney has eluded death again. Snatched from the jaws of captivity and consigned to a safe house in the Scion Citadel of Paris, she finds herself caught between those factions that seek the downfall of Scion, the powerful governing system that controls several major world cities in the late […]

Analysing Article 370, anti-CAA sentiments against backdrop of Islamic theology

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Delving deep into Islamic theology and politics and how they shaped contemporary India, a compelling new book explains the two landmark legislative interventions of the Central government in the first six months after returning to power in 2019 — nullification of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and enactment of […]

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