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Indians, beware of gold fraudsters in West Africa


August 30th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 30 (IANS) The Indian High Commission in Ghana has cautioned people back home to be careful in dealing with gold dealers who advertise on the internet and avoid ... Read more...

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Looking for creativity in love stories


August 8th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India's best-selling author of love stories, Ravinder Singh, is waiting for a work that will break through the fairy-tales set on campuses to push ... Read more...

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McGregor hates comic book movies


March 10th, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 10 (IANS) Actor Ewan McGregor is shocked after seeing at the number of comic book movies dominating the big screen and says he is always interested in ... Read more...

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Fairy tales too scary for kids: Study


February 13th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Generations of children have been captivated by fairy tales like "Rapunzel", "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "Cinderella" but now parents feel they are too scary ... Read more...

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Why human brains can’t get any smarter


December 8th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Human brains can't get any smarter because they seem to have hit an evolutionary roadblock. You can't have too much of a good thing when it ... Read more...

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For charity, all roads lead to KBC winner’s house


December 6th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 6 (IANS) A woman wants Rs.20 lakh for her daughter's wedding, a man wants another Rs.20 lakh to meet an emergency, a priest wants donation in return ... Read more...

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‘Puss In Boots’ - Fun but not enough (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***)


December 3rd, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Voiceovers: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis; Director: Chris Miller; Rating: ***It is rare in the echelons of cinema that a side character in a famous film gets a part ... Read more...

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Prince Philip blasts ‘useless’ wind farms


November 21st, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British monarch Prince Philip has described wind farms as “absolutely useless.” According to 90-year-old, the project would not work because they were “completely reliant on subsidies.”The ... Read more...

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Diplomat delights with poetry of promise (IANS Book Review)


November 7th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Candling the Light", Author: Abhay K., Publisher: Yash Publications; Price: Rs.350; Pages: 120"Candling the Light", an anthology of verses by young poet, diplomat and artist Abhay K., shows the pressures ... Read more...

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Childhood fairytales revisited in Indian art


October 13th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Art and fairytales have moved together since the dawn of storytelling. But the march of civilization has allowed artists to reinterpret old stories in new ... Read more...

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I explore complex diaspora identities: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (Interview)


January 31st, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Award-winning Indian American novelist and poet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni tries to heal the distress she encountered in a post 9/11 America by writing books ... Read more...

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Heath Ledger has left an irreplaceable hole in my life: Michelle Williams


January 14th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Michelle Williams has admitted that she can never fill the void late Heath Ledger has left in her life and the life of their young daughter, Matilda.The ... Read more...

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Chinese publisher mistakenly releases erotic fairy tales


December 8th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 08 (ANI): A publishing house in China had to recall a collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales after it translated an erotic Japanese version of the stories by mistake.The edition of ... Read more...

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J.K. Rowling WIns Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize


October 20th, 2010 - 2:59 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) J.K. Rowling, author of the ‘Harry Potter’ series of books, has won the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize, making her the first ever recipient of the ... Read more...

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Frog skin may offer ‘kiss of death’ for antibiotic-resistant germs


August 27th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Kissing a frog won't turn it into a prince - except in fairy tales - but frog's skin can actually provide a 'kiss of death' for antibiotic-resistant germs.Scientists ... Read more...

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Pak arrested Afghan Taliban commander Baradar to scuttle deal with India, West


August 23rd, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 23(ANI): Pakistani officials have revealed that they had captured Taliban's operational commander Abdul Ghani Baradar in February to shut down his secret peace talks with the Afghan government.Baradar was ... Read more...

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Imaginary creatures dominates the second of Pearl’s Couture Week in Delhi


July 22nd, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): The second day of Pearl's Delhi Couture Week-2010 showcased a fantastic world of imaginary creatures in a realistic world in New Delhi.The main collection was created ... Read more...

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Chinese favour foreign fairy tales


April 25th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 25 (ANI): Chinese children have a penchant for foreign-authored fairy tales according to a survey.The survey of over 190000 Chinese children across 35 cities revealed that Grimm's fairy ... Read more...

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A busy corporate exec relaxes writing children’s books


March 23rd, 2010 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Coen Reuvers, a senior Philips India official, is busy number crunching during the week, but on weekends he relaxes doing what he loves best - writing books for ... Read more...

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Holocaust survivor - Berthe Meijer stands by the memory of Anne Frank


March 19th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amsterdam, Mar 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are a number of skeptics who doubt Anne Frank’s story and her diaries, but she has found a new ally in the form of ... Read more...

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Anne Frank’s Memory Revived In “Life After Anne Frank”


March 19th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Amsterdam, Mar 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A woman who could be calm, tolerant and cheerful even at time of extreme distress. That is exactly how a 6-year-old inmate of Bergen ... Read more...

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Anita Baker Impresses With Her Appearance On “The Mo’Nique Show”


February 12th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) All the fans of much acclaimed R&B singer Anita baker were in for a treat as the musical artist appeared in the popular late night chat ... Read more...

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Expert claims modern ’superdiets’ just based on myths


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): A leading professor has claimed that 'superdiets' like drinking large amounts of grapefruit juice or eating only raw fruit and vegetables are based on just food myths.Professor ... Read more...

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Sex and violence sells, can’t show only fairy tales: Sharmila Tagore (Interview)


October 3rd, 2009 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) A dash of sex and violence is a sure shot formula for filmmakers to bring in audiences, says censor board chief Sharmila Tagore, who insists ... Read more...

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Fairy tales more ancient than previously believed


September 6th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 6 (ANI): They have been told as bedtime stories by generations of parents, but according to a new study, fairy tales are more ancient than was previously thought.To reach the ... Read more...

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Adam Sandler dresses up as a princess


September 5th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Hollywood comedian Adam Sandler likes dressing up as a princess while reading fairy tales to his daughters. The "Bedtime Stories" star, who has two daughters with his wife Jacqueline ... Read more...

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Winslet found illiterate people she studied for film role ashamed of themselves


February 16th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 16 (ANI): English actress Kate Winslet has revealed that while studying illiterate people for her role as a Nazi in the film The Reader, she realised that they ... Read more...

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I’d love to make a dark thriller on Mumbai: Danny Boyle


January 21st, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) After his Golden Globe-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire", English director Danny Boyle wants to return to Mumbai again for a dark thriller.“I'd love to make a dark thriller ... Read more...

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Traditional fairytales deemed ”too scary” by politically correct Brit parents!


January 6th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): British parents have dropped the idea of reading traditional fairytales to their children because they feel the fables are too scary and not politically correct, according to ... Read more...

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J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter farewell book set to hit bookshelves


December 3rd, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 3 (ANI): Harry Potter author J. K. Rowlings new charity book, which is her unofficial farewell to the boy wizards adventures, goes on sale on Wednesday. The Tales of ... Read more...

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Professor Richard Dawkins set to strip Harry Potter off his wizardry


October 25th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): The world famous fictional stories of Harry Potter have failed to cast a spell on renowned British evolutionary ethologist, Professor Richard Dawkins, who is questioning whether their ... Read more...

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Arterton was an ugly duckling, says granny


October 20th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Bond girl Gemma Arterton's 68-year-old grandmother, Helen Sarfas, recalls her as a little girl and says she was an ugly duckling who has turned into a swan, mirror.co.uk ... Read more...

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‘Parents should dispel myths, educate children about sex’


October 2nd, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) When your child asks you where babies come from, telling him or her that a stork flies them in or they are found under cabbage plants may ... Read more...

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JK Rowling fairy tales to go on sale for charity


August 1st, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 1 (ANI): Harry Potter author JK Rowling is releasing her first book since the boy wizards final outing last year.''The Tales of Beedle the Bard'', which will be ... Read more...

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Hans Christian Andersen was houseguest from hell for Charles Dickens!


May 26th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by admin
London, May 26 (ANI): He may have written the most fascinating fairy tales, but Hans Christian Andersen was the houseguest from hell for Charles Dickens.The episode has come to light through ... Read more...

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