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Bollywood’s mixed reaction to smoking scenes in films


September 4th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Bollywood's reaction was mixed Tuesday to the central government's informing the Supreme Court that it would permit smoking scenes in films though with a statutory warning ... Read more...

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Tough to promote Indian dance: Remo D’Souza


June 24th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Indian youth is more inclined towards western dance forms like B-boying, hip-hop and jazz and their interest in Indian classical forms is diminishing, laments choreographer ... Read more...

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Punjab youth claim setting coconut-breaking record


May 10th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 10 (IANS) Punjab's traditional 'gatka' martial art form may not have anything to do with coconuts but a determined group of Sikh youth from the state's border district ... Read more...

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Want to shock audiences with ‘The Raid: Redemption’: Director


May 10th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 10 (IANS) Gareth Evans' Indonesian film "The Raid: Redemption" is releasing here Friday and the director promises some edge-of-the-seat action sequences that will not only keep the ... Read more...

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A treat, says Hillary after Victoria Memorial visit


May 6th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) "It has been a treat for me" US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton exclaimed Sunday after a 15-minute visit to the Victoria Memorial British-era museum.Founded in ... Read more...

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Now gold coins in honour of M.S. Subbulakshmi (With Image)


April 26th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A limited edition of engraved gold coins has been launched as a tribute to legendary Carnatic musician M.S. Subbulakshmi. A part of the proceeds from ... Read more...

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Now, a course in Kangra miniature paintings


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh University here is starting a postgraduate course on Kangra miniature paintings to protect the dying art form, an official said here Tuesday.The University ... Read more...

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Arabic calligraphy expo opens in Dubai


February 18th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS/WAM) An international Arabic calligraphy exhibition has opened here.The 7th Dubai International Exhibition for Arabic Calligraphy was opened Thursday by Federal National Council speaker Mohammed Al Murr. ... Read more...

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Not enough good scripts to go around: Tom Stoppard


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) The art of writing good scripts is facing bleak times with not many of them around, says iconic playwright and screenplay writer Tom Stoppard of "Shakespeare ... Read more...

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Nishikant Kamat in acting mode, ‘Force 2′ can wait


January 21st, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) John Abraham may be in a hurry to start "Force 2", but he will have to wait a while until his director, Nishikant Kamat, wraps ... Read more...

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Rahman defends ‘Hosanna’ against objection


January 20th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) A.R. Rahman is caught up in a controversy following objections from a Christian group over the use of the word "Hosanna" in a song from "Ekk ... Read more...

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‘Now people respect dance as career’


January 20th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) She has been dancing since she was 15, but it is only now that Bollywood choreographer Geeta Kapoor feels the respect for this profession ... Read more...

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Talent needs to be nurtured at a young age: Sonu Niigaam


January 12th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Sonu Niigaam started singing at the age of three and he feels that if a child shows interest in any art form at a very tender ... Read more...

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I have to learn a lot about filmmaking: Madonna


January 11th, 2012 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Pop diva Madonna, who donned the directors hat with "W.E.", admits she needs to understand and learn a lot about filmmaking.The singer-turned-director faced criticism about ... Read more...

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50 Cent, Chaka Khan set for musical collaboration


December 20th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Rapper 50 Cent is all set to team up with Chaka Khan, Queen of Funk, for a new musical.The two had recently appeared on VH1's Divas ... Read more...

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Dilip Kumar my idol and inspiration: Amitabh


December 11th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) He might be an idol for many, but megastar Amitabh Bachchan says his idol is none other than thespian Dilip Kumar and wishe him ... Read more...

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Indian screenwriting in a miserable state: Abbas Tyrewala


October 19th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Screenwriting is considered to be the backbone of a film. It is also believed that it is an art form that is in decline in ... Read more...

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End of an era for bull-fighting in Spain’s Catalonia


September 26th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) The age-old tradition of bull-fighting came to an end in Spain's Catalonia region with a final show held Sunday in Barcelona, BBC reported.Lawmakers in Catalonia -- ... Read more...

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Eastwood to be honoured for cinematic contribution


September 13th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 13 (IANS) Director Clint Eastwood will be honoured by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for his contribution to the film industry.The museum has announced ... Read more...

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Director Steven Soderbergh announces his retirement


August 30th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Movie director Steven Soderbergh has announced his retirement from the movie industry. The 48-year-old director officially hinted about his retirement last March when he spoke to ... Read more...

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Kathakali meets Christ: Holy Mass on stage


July 17th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 17 (IANS) Religious boundaries will blur for a good 90 minutes when Kathakali artistes take to the stage and perform a south Indian dance-drama showcasing the message and ... Read more...

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Steven Spielberg’s old fashioned ways


July 3rd, 2011 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Hollywood mogul Steven Spielberg thinks making films has got easier as technology advances, but he prefers the old-fashioned craft he grew up with.The "E.T" director believes ... Read more...

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Indian ethnic art show attract London visitors


June 20th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) An exhibition of Warli folk art, an ethnic art form from Maharashtra, is pulling visitors at the Nehru Centre in London. Warli art, which ... Read more...

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Shumang Leela festival held to promote northeast culture in Manipur


March 26th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Mar 26 (ANI): The 39th edition of All Manipur Shumang Leela festival was recently held here to promote the culture of northeast India.Not many may know but the art form derives ... Read more...

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SRK’s three essentials to make Hindi films global


March 18th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Bollywood lacks three very essential skills - screenplay writing, technology and discipline - says superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has been in the industry ... Read more...

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I pushed Chang beyond his level: Choreographer Marischa (Interview)


March 9th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Choreographer Marischa Fernandes, who mentored Meiyang Chang -- winner of dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4", says she is not a hard task master but ... Read more...

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Anna Nicole Smith’s family may sue Royal Opera House for ’sleazy’ opera


February 19th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Late model Anna Nicole Smith's family are considering taking legal action against the Royal Opera House over a production on the model's tragic life, which has been termed ... Read more...

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Diane Kruger poses naked for GQ Magazine


February 17th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actress Diane Kruger posed for the March issue of the GQ Magazine.In most of the pictures, the star was completely naked. It was in just ... Read more...

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Good cops better than bad cops at getting confessions: Study


February 6th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Police officers who use a soft approach are more likely to get a confession from a criminal than those who are rough with the suspects, according to a ... Read more...

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It’s tough to impress my dad: Shazahn Padamsee


January 28th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Shazahn Padamsee managed to win praise from director Madhur Bhandarkar and her "Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji" co-star Ajay Devgn, but says it is difficult to impress ... Read more...

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Movie Review: Kudumbasree Travels


January 21st, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Film: Kudumbasree TravelsDirector: KiranCast: Jayaram, Bhavana, Radhika, Jagathi Sreekumar.Music: BijibalRating: **1/2Kudumbasree Travels is a Mollywood offering by debutant director Kiran, who has earlier directed many TV shows. The movie has ... Read more...

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Aamir Khan Gifts First Painting To Art Instructor Salman Khan


January 21st, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Aamir and Salman Khan are the perfect example of being in the right spirit and great frame of mind when it comes to friendship beyond competition.Both the deadly Khans are ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh Khan: Has He Got A Real Tattoo Or A Temporary Inking?


January 17th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Bollywood is filled with tattoo mania and many stars have their own signature tattoos made across their body parts. Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan are some of the ... Read more...

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Kate Moss wants to open modelling academy


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Supermodel Kate Moss already has her post retirement plans in place. She plans to open a school for aspiring models.The 36-year-old has been in the modelling business since ... Read more...

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SiCo Warned to Cut ‘X Factor’ Sleaze as Aguilera gets 2000 Complaints


December 15th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Dec 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a report from 'MTV”, Simon Cowell has received a warning to cut the sleaze on his UK based reality show/contest 'X Factor'. The show was ... Read more...

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