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First in Cambridge: Twins to study same subject


August 17th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Britons Kirstie and Zoe Green have become the first set of identical twins to study the same subject at a college under Cambridge University.The 18-year-old twins, ... Read more...

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Poetry at the monument in Delhi


June 9th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Against the backdrop of quiet monuments that stand mute witnesses to history, a unique poetry recitation programme will be held in the sylvan surroundings ... Read more...

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New non-fictions are simplifying realities for drawing room talk


March 24th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Drawing-room flavoured - that's the buzzword among non-fiction writers this season as they go in for brevity, easy and interesting reads on subjects as ... Read more...

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Antony’s son’s film shooting to begin in August


February 20th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) Ajith Antony, son of Defence Minister A.K. Antony, has decided to try his luck in showbiz and his debut film "Oberoi" will go on the floors ... Read more...

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‘Egyptians believe Islamists will make a better nation’


January 29th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) A year after the people's uprising in Egypt that toppled the 30-year regime of president Hosni Mubarak, a university scholar says Egyptians believe it is ... Read more...

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Punjab village mourns its son who never returned


December 4th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Pathankot (Punjab), Dec 4 (IANS) The nondescript village of Gharota in Punjab's newest district of Pathankot has never forgotten its most famous resident - legendary film actor Dev Anand.It is ... Read more...

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Dev Anand: Bollywood’s very own Peter Pan says adieu (Obituary)


December 4th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) From "Baazi" in 1951 to "Chargesheet" in 2011, it was an untrammeled joyride through six decades of Bollywood. It's curtains for the ageless Dev Anand, ... Read more...

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Fourth time lucky: Julian Barnes wins Man Booker 2011


October 19th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Twenty-seven years after his first nomination, Julian Barnes has won the Man Booker Prize for his novella "The Sense of an Ending".Barnes, 65, triumphed in the ... Read more...

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Emma Watson begins Oxford classes


October 18th, 2011 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson has started her classes at Britain's Oxford University.The 21-year-old, best known for playing witch Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" franchise, is a ... Read more...

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Father-son percussion saga: bound by beats of two eras


September 1st, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The best teacher that an artiste can have is his parent. The guru-shishya or master-pupil tradition in Indian classical music finds a resounding echo when the beats ... Read more...

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Setting sail from India to China on ‘River of Smoke’ (IANS Book Review)


August 6th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Book: "River of Smoke"; By Amitav Ghosh, Publisher: Penguin Books, Price: Rs.699, Pages: 558"River of Smoke" is the second book in Amitav Ghosh's trilogy that began with the story of the ... Read more...

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Magic and vampires stir India’s young adult literature (Feature)


July 13th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Boy wizard Harry Potter, youthful criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl and vampire Edward from the Twilight series - the neo-adolescent heroes of the West - have ... Read more...

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M.V. Tanksale is new CMD of Central Bank Of India


June 29th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Veteran banker M.V. Tanksale took over as the new chairman-cum-managing director of the state-owned Central Bank of India here Wednesday, an official said.Prior to this, Tanksale ... Read more...

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I see world through Tagore songs, says sightless singer


May 4th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) For Swapan Gupta, songs written and composed by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore are the prism through which he sees the world. But the famed 65-year-old singer ... Read more...

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Freida Pinto ‘overwhelmed by speed to fame’


March 27th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): 'Slumdog Millionaire' star Freida Pinto admits that she is a little overwhelmed by the speed with which she went from being a Mumbai-based model aspiring to be ... Read more...

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British Muslim, a Miss Universe contender, gets death threat


March 20th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) A 24-year-old British Muslim woman, who entered the qualifying rounds of the Miss Universe contest, has reportedly received death threats -- on charges of denigrating ... Read more...

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‘From Prada to Nada’: Good source, bad execution (IANS Movie Review)


March 19th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "From Prada to Nada"; Director: Angel Gracia; Actors: Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama; Rating: *1/2Classic English literature has never failed to provide fodder to cinema. However, it takes ... Read more...

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Fanatics tell Brit Muslim girl in Miss Universe competition to ‘rot in hell’


March 11th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): A girl, who hopes to become the first Muslim to represent UK at the Miss Universe competition, has revealed that religious zealots, who are against her competing, ... Read more...

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From humble cycle, he gives lessons in Queen’s English


March 4th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) He stands in front of his bicycle, which is equipped with a loudspeaker, a microphone, some posters and signboards. "I am sure you would not have ... Read more...

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Swara says she bonded very will with Kangana (With Image)


February 24th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhaskar, who plays Kangana Ranaut's best friend in "Tanu Weds Manu", rubbishes reports that her co-star is a snob saying she has no airs and ... Read more...

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Encouraging to see bookshops in Kashmir again: Author


February 6th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Feb 6 (IANS) He vividly remembers his inner turmoil when he saw the last remaining bookshop in Srinagar closed at the height of unrest in the 1990s. But London-based ... Read more...

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Indian writers added diversity to English literature: British novelist


January 27th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Jaipur, Jan 27 (IANS) Colonial writing has added colour and diversity to contemporary English literature, says British novelist Martin Loius Amis, the author of contemporary British literary classics like "Money" ... Read more...

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Winehouse’s earliest song lyrics found in a stash of dumped school books


December 28th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Amy Winehouse's first lines have been discovered in a stash of dumped schoolbooks.The books were found in rubbish on a North London street.They also include diary entries ... Read more...

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Screenplays new literary genre in Kerala, says Mammootty


November 12th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 12 (IANS) Southern superstar Mammootty says screenplays are emerging as a literary genre in Kerala and he would like to see more exchange of ideas between Malayalam and Western scriptwriters."Screenplays ... Read more...

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Emma Watson finds new fake nude pics ‘tiresome’


November 8th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 08 (ANI): 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson is not upset over pictures which allegedly show her posing naked-calling the latest fake nude snaps 'tiresome'.The new images which show the 20-year-old ... Read more...

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University pals are protective of me, says Emma Watson


November 5th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 05 (ANI): Harry Potter star Emma Watson has admired her "solid group of friends" at America's Brown University for welcoming her into their community and "protecting" her by refusing ... Read more...

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Jane Austen’s writing style may not be original, says academic


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): An academic has claimed that novelist Jane Austen's elegant writing style may not be hers, but that of her editor.Kathryn Sutherland, a professor in Oxford University, reached the ... Read more...

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Now, Shiv Sena objects to mosque loudspeakers


October 20th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Stung by the proceedings initiated for violating decibel limits during the Shiv Sena Dussehra rally here Sunday, the party Wednesday hit back asking why action was not being ... Read more...

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Queen’s granddaughter declares she’s single and available on Facebook


September 25th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 25 (ANI): The younger daughter of the Duke of York and the Queen's granddaughter, who is sixth in line to the throne, has never been a traditional princess.Princess Eugenie ... Read more...

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What’s next for ‘Harry Potter’ Kids?


July 5th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): With the wrapping up of the eighth and the last 'Harry Potter' flick the young stars of the movie are gearing up as they have varied plans to ... Read more...

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Media student or literature aspirant, GenY digs pulp fiction!


June 16th, 2010 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
By Megha Mishra New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) More and more students may be opting for English literature and media studies in Delhi University, but if you happen to see a GenY ... Read more...

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Nancy Drew stirred rebellion in me: Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Interview)


February 3rd, 2010 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Jaipur, Feb 3 (IANS) Forty-year-old Dutch feminist, writer and politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali says when she was 13, fictional detective Nancy Drew sowed the seeds of rebellion in her.Talking of ... Read more...

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Sibal defends scrapping of Class 10 boards


January 30th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Saturday justified the scrapping of the Class 10 board examination, saying the government was trying to evolve a system where a ... Read more...

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More English works to be made available in Indian languages


December 17th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) In a bid to attract more Indian readers to English literature, the British Council is assisting Indian writers in translating classic works into regional Indian languages. "There are ... Read more...

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Muslim scholar translates Bhagvad Gita into Urdu verses


December 13th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Faizabad, Dec 13 (ANI): Anwar Jalalpuri, an academician and author has taken up the task of translating Shlokas from the "Bhagvad Gita" into Urdu verses.Jalalpuri is a lecturer of English literature at ... Read more...

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