formative years

Anupam plans theatre fest in Shimla, says it is payback time


August 6th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 6 (IANS) Noted Bollywood actor Anupam Kher is in his hometown to mentor budding talents in the city. He says that it is payback time and that ... Read more...

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Youngest Indian boxer Thapa seen as Olympic medal prospect


June 28th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Two months before the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games, a 16-year-old Indian jabbed, hooked and punched his way to silver medal at the Youth Olympic ... Read more...

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Family celebrates Anand’s historic feat in Moscow (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Viswanathan Iyer, father of five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, said Wednesday it was the proudest moment in the family's life as his son beat Israeli ... Read more...

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Anand’s family elated at win


May 30th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Viswanathan Iyer, father of five-time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, said Wednesday it was the proudest moment in the family's life as his son beat Israeli ... Read more...

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Positive parenting helps prevent obesity in kids


February 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Positive parenting during the child's formative years could help prevent obesity among them.Today, one out of five US children is obese. They are five times more ... Read more...

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TV stars recall their school flag-hoisting ceremony on R-Day


January 26th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) On the occasion of Republic Day, a host of television stars went down memory lane, recalling flag-hoisting ceremonies and singing of the national anthem in ... Read more...

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Don’t see space for myself in Bollywood: Tarsem Singh


November 11th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 11 (IANS) US-based Indian origin director Tarsem Singh, who has managed to carve out a niche with his visual artistry in films like "The Cell" and ... Read more...

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Scorsese pays tribute to George Harrison’s Indian connection


October 21st, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) He was one of the most important musicians of our times. Not just because George Harrison belonged to the Beatles but also because he was the ... Read more...

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Indian Army’s officer training set for massive reform


October 12th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The training of Indian Army officers is set for a major change with a decision Wednesday introduce courses on national, strategic and technical aspects in ... Read more...

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Recorded message first, Nepal PM to follow


October 7th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 7 (IANS) Before he comes later this month, Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai sent a recorded message that was Friday played out during the golden jubilee celebrations of ... Read more...

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Rose McGowan would like to play a lesbian in a movie


August 13th, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) “Charmed” star Rose McGowan has revealed that she is attracted to women who have masculine appearances. The actress said she wouldn’t mind playing the role of ... Read more...

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Preity brushing up French for ‘Ishq In Paris’: Director


July 7th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Director Prem Soni says that by the time the shooting of "Ishq In Paris" starts, lead actress Preity Zinta would have got her French absolutely right. ... Read more...

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Beckhams may send Brooklyn to British private school


February 28th, 2011 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) Soccer star David Beckham and his wife, former Spice Girl Victoria, seem to be preparing to move from Los Angeles to Britain as they plan to send ... Read more...

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Garfield bags best actor gong at Evening Standard awards


February 8th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): Hollywood newcomer Andrew Garfield bagged the best actor prize at the Evening Standard film awards.Garfield was honoured for his roles in 'The Social Network' and 'Never Let Me ... Read more...

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Students must get level playing field in competitiveness: President


January 26th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday said that there should be a level playing field so that students from all sections of society can attend premier institutions like ... Read more...

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Madhuri wants to open dance schools worldwide


January 25th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Her career took a backseat after her wedding, but Bollywood's dancing dive Madhuri Dixit is seriously thinking about fulfilling her dream of opening a dance schools chain across ... Read more...

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Paes to star in four Bollywood flicks


January 7th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) Iconic Indian Davis Cupper Leander Paes Friday said he has signed up to act in four films on retirement. Speaking at a function to commemorate 175 years ... Read more...

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Somdev felicitated for CWG, Asian Games feats


December 30th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) It was time for nostalgia and emotions as the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA) Thursday felicitated Somdev Devvarman who will be carrying India's hopes in the Aircel ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia could take lessons from Broad, Swann experience and change: Roebuck


November 15th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov.15 (ANI): The Australian cricket community would do well to study the careers and methods of both England fast bowler Stuart Broad and off-spinner Graeme Swann to address key issues such ... Read more...

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Congress welcomes Suu Kyi’s release


November 14th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Congress Sunday welcomed the release of pro-democracy Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was Saturday freed from house arrest after a long spell of imprisonment."The ... Read more...

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Detailed maps of dark matter offer clues to galaxy cluster growth


November 12th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have created one of the sharpest and most detailed maps of dark matter in the universe by taking advantage of a ... Read more...

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Genes explain why some people are Left wing


October 29th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) A 'liberal gene' literally imparts the radical tinge that makes one open to new ideas, alternative lifestyles and Left wing politics, says a study.The 'liberal gene' is a ... Read more...

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I missed out on childhood because of Harry Potter, says Tom Felton


October 29th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy in 'Harry Potter', says he lost out on much of his childhood as a consequence of starring in the wizarding franchise.Felton said ... Read more...

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Rooney ‘apologized to me’ and players before signing new Man U contract: Ferguson


October 23rd, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that striker Wayne Rooney had apologized to him and the players before signing his new five-year contract with the club."I ... Read more...

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Big B gyming for ‘Power’ (Movie Snippets)


October 1st, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has hit the gym to prepare for his role in the new film "Power"."Finished gym ... need to get trim and fit ... Read more...

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Kylie Minogue had ‘heavenly’ childhood


September 17th, 2010 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue feels grateful for her "heavenly" childhood because after signing up as an ambassador for a kids' charity she realised the hell some ... Read more...

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Davis Cup: Somdev hopes for strong showing


September 12th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sept 12 (IANS) It is another homecoming of sorts for Somdev Devvarman, who spent his formative years in this city before hitting the road as a tennis professional, as he ... Read more...

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Oz ‘Fritzl’ who raped two daughters for over a decade jailed for 11-years


September 6th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 6 (ANI): A man from Melbourne, Australia, has been jailed for 11 years, for abusing his two daughters for more than a decade.The Victorian County Court was told the man ... Read more...

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Indian filmmakers plan $30 mn movie on Christ


September 1st, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Indian director Singeetham Srinivasa Rao and producer Konda Krishnam Raju have teamed up for a big-budget multilingual film on the formative years of Jesus Christ. Raju claims the ... Read more...

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Disturbed releases “Asylum” video


August 17th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 17, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): "Asylum", the new video from Chicago based, multi-platinum selling band DISTURBED, has been officially released. The clip was directed by Roboshobo also known as Robert Schober.He earlier ... Read more...

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Never took money from parents, says Gaga


July 6th, 2010 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga refused to take money from her parents at the start of her career because she was determined to succeed without "handouts". The "Poker Face" singer ... Read more...

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World Cup rekindles hopes of Hyderabad’s football revival


June 24th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, June 24 (IANS) The World Cup has rekindled interest among football fans in this city that has produced 15 Olympians and 150 internationals. Former Olympians feel that, if nurtured ... Read more...

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“People Thought That I Was A Pakistani”-Rehman Khan


June 24th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 24, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):The stand up comedian, Rehman Khan was lately seen in "Laughter Challenge 3', "Punjabi Chakde', "Comedy Champion', "Dekh India Dekh', "Raju Haazir Ho', "Chinchpokli to China', ... Read more...

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Gen-Yers have “very inflated sense of self”: Study


May 25th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Generation Y, or those born between the 1980s and 90s, generally believe they have a right to entitlement and lack work ethics, according to a new study.Professor Paul ... Read more...

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‘Little Obama’ to chronicle US president’s childhood


May 23rd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) "Little Obama", a film tracking Barack Obama's formative years in Indonesia, is being made focussing on the "childhood story" of the American president. "It's about his friendships, ... Read more...

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