metaphors

Indo-ASEAN artists’ residency begins in Darjeeling


June 9th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) A new chapter in cultural exchange opened in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills Saturday with the inauguration of a week-long international arts residency programme featuring 25 ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘Machine Gun Preacher’ - believable drama with a strong message (IANS Movie Review)


December 11th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Machine Gun Preacher"; Cast: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon; Director: Marc Forster; Rating: ****Often we see such bad things that it shakes us strongly. But we turn our backs ... Read more...

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‘The Rum Diary’ - Resistance is the message (IANS English Film Review)


November 5th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Film: "The Rum Diary"; Director: Bruce Robinson; Actors: Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart; Rating: ****In one of the pithiest scenes of "Rum Diary" a lobster tells our ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

A debut that highlights Asian cinema


October 19th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) If cinema had its child prodigies, she would be one - after all considering the maturity that direction requires, mid 20s could be seen as the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Forging India-Israel bonds - over stories and theatre


September 30th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) When noted Israeli playwright-filmmaker Motti Lerner and popular short story writer Savyon Liebrecht presented their literature to a packed house here, it was a way ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Charlie Sheen admits he was out of control


September 17th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen, who was fired from his hit sitcom "Two And A Half Men" admits his behaviour went out of control."It was like a runaway ... Read more...

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Pakistan guilty of not using culture to tackle terror: Daily


August 25th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Pakistan's policymakers are guilty of not using cultural tools to ward off dangerous tendencies, "terrorism being the ugliest of them all", a leading daily said Thursday."Policymakers ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Cancer typifies unmoored instability: Pulitzer winner


April 19th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Cancer is often described as a "modern" illness because its metaphors are so modern. It is a disease of overproduction, of fulminant growth tipped into ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Metaphors can sway thinking on crime fighting


February 24th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Imagine robberies are on the rise, homes are being broken into, and murder rates have nearly doubled. What should city officials do - hire more cops and lock ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

People are more helpful ‘when positioned physically higher than others’


January 14th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that people become more generous, compassionate and helpful when they are physically higher than others - an indication that metaphors such as 'moral high ground' ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Falling in love ‘only takes about a fifth of a second’


October 26th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Remember the expression 'losing your heart to someone'? Well you might have lost your brain instead, according to a new study that claims it's your brain and not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Our brains, not hearts, make us fall in love: Scientists


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Remember the expression 'losing your heart to someone'? Well you might have lost your brain instead, according to a new study that claims it's your brain and not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cross-cultural perspective boosts teamwork in the workplace


August 11th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Promoting cross-cultural perspective boosts teamwork in the workplace, a new study has suggested.Several companies are expanding into numerous countries and cultures. But they should not take one-size fits ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Pritish Nandy Comes Up With His Book Of Poems ‘Again’


May 28th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The well known writer Pritish Nandy has come up with his new book of poems titled "Again', which was launched at Crossword Kemps Corner. Crossword, India's ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

McKenzie Music Studio To Re-stage Jesus Christ Superstar On April 9


March 28th, 2010 - 1:54 am ICT by GD
By Gina GomezBloomfield, Mar 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) McKenzie Music Studio will be reviving the fervor of classic rock opera with the staging of "Jesus Christ Superstar". The iconic opera which has been ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

“Fooly Cooly” On Blu-Ray


February 14th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Feb 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Fooly Cooly," the Japanese animated series, is currently receiving a lot of attention in the United States and also worldwide. A very popular series in Japan, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Thinking of past or future can move us physically


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Thinking about the past or future can move us backward or forward physically. Researchers have looked at how mental time travel is represented in the sensory systems that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Comedian Bhatti holds a spoof on inflation in Chandigarh


November 29th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Nov 29 (ANI): Stand up comedian; Jaspal Bhatti used the platform of a carnival here on Saturday (November 29) to poke fun at the government's failure to control inflation.Bhatti set ... Read more...

Posted in National |

BJP is not against minorities, says Advani


November 22nd, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader L.K. Advani Sunday said his party was not anti-minorities and that he deeply valued Christrians' contribution to freedom struggle and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Shakespeare didn’t work alone on Edward III play, Pl@giarism proves


October 12th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): A computer program designed to detect plagiarism has proved that Shakespeare was not the sole playwright of The Reign of King Edward III.Sir Brian Vickers, an expert on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Importance of an issue linked with weight


September 1st, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 1 (ANI): The importance of an issue for a person is directly proportional to the actual weight he is carrying, revealed a study.Researchers at University of Amsterdam said that heavy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Movies offer sexual gratification: Quention Tarantino


August 8th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 8 (IANS) Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says that he loves making films because there is no other art form that offers gratification so similar to sex. "I always use sexual ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Disaster metaphors can cause public panic


August 7th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Using disaster metaphors such as 'tsunami', 'perfect storm' and 'bio-terrorism' to mobilize the media, governments and individuals during an emergency can make people sit up and listen, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

People use more unnecessary words than abbreviations while texting


August 7th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 7 (ANI): A Birmingham University student has received a PhD in text messaging after she found that when it comes to SMS language, people use more unnecessary words than abbreviations ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Chowrasta…’ yet another niche outing (IANS Film Review; Rating: **)


April 18th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Joginder Tuteja Film: "Chowrasta - Crossroads of Love"; Director: Anjan Dutt; Cast: Victor Bannerjee, Roopa Ganguly, Atul Kulkarni, Naved Aslam and Aparajita; Rating: **In all the films made by director ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

The Second Press Conference of Obama’s Administration


March 25th, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by GD
Yesterday night during the second full-fledged press conference of his administration, President Barack Obama staunchly defended his policies reminding the nation that, “ there will be no quick fixes, there will ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Climate researcher accuses mass media of failing to cover global warming properly


February 14th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): A climate researcher has accused the mass media in failing to cover the sensitive issue of global warming in the right manner.Business managers of media organizations, you ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why a gift is the universal language of love


October 13th, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 13 (ANI): People often rely upon gifts to reveal their feelings to others. But how do items placed in a symbolic manner convey different meanings has long been a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

How political conservatives and liberals differ in terms of fear


September 25th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): A study from Northwestern University has revealed how people inclined to Conservative and Liberal political ideologies differ in terms of fear. While political conservatives operate out of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Martin Luther King, Jr.’’s I have a dream speech was near perfect rhetoric


July 26th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): A professor of communication studies at Rowan University has hailed Martin Luther King, Jr.''s I have a dream speech delivered during the March on Washington for Jobs ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s first ever biography launched


May 29th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad , May 29 (ANI): Qawwali Emperor Nusrat Fateh Ali Khans first ever biography was released here by Dr Pierre Alain Baud, a researcher and journalist.The function organized to present the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Autistic individuals do have key language abilities


April 27th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by admin
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) The language skills of autistics are not as wanting as believed with most displaying adequate "literal pragmatic" abilities, says a new study. In linguistic terms, "pragmatics" refers to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Black-ape linkages still influence Americans subconsciously: Study


March 6th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 6 (ANI): They might not be overtly racist today, but many U.S. citizens still subconsciously link African Americans with apes, says a new study.And that is the reason why ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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