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Literary fests new tool of public diplomacy in South Asia


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Literature, the soul of cultural exchange, is giving conventional diplomacy a run for its space in South Asia with the mushrooming literary festivals that are ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan novelist wins $50,000 prize


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) Cricket found its place in the sun at the Jaipur Literature Festival Saturday with young Sri Lankan novelist Shehan Karunatilaka winning the DSC South Asian Prize ... Read more...

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BBC prepares for the Queen’s death!


October 30th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) BBC journalists are being imparted special training about reporting the Queen's death -- when it happens -- so that any possibility of committing an embarrassing ... Read more...

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British royal family inspired Atkinson


September 25th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Actor Rowan Atkinson, best remembered as Mr. Bean, considers the British royal family to be a great source of "inspiration".The 56-year-old, who is a friend of ... Read more...

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New conspiracy theory after 10 years of Nepal palace massacre


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) As Nepal remembered its slain king Birendra Thursday, on the 10th anniversary of the infamous massacre in the palace that left 10 members of the royal ... Read more...

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Tagore in spotlight at Indo-Bhutan literature fest


May 17th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Literatures of the Himlayan country of Bhutan and India and the legacy of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore will be the focus of a three-day festival ... Read more...

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Wiil-Kat ‘did not sign a prenup agreement’


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Senior royal sources have confirmed that the recently married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not sign a pre-nuptial agreement before the wedding.A pre-nuptial agreement would have ... Read more...

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Fashion designers praise Kate Middleton’s ‘classic’ wedding gown


April 30th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): The world's most high-profile fashion designers have praised Prince Williams bride Kate Middleton for her "classic" and "beautiful" wedding dress.The brunette beauty unveiled her highly-anticipated wedding gown ... Read more...

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Now, stamps on William-Kate wedding


March 29th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Britain's Royal Mail has brought out a new set of postage stamps featuring Prince William and his bride, Kate Middleton, ahead of their April 29 ... Read more...

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Royal Mail to release Wills-Kate stamps to celebrate royal wedding


March 29th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29 (ANI): The Royal Mail is planning to release a new set of stamps to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29.The official ... Read more...

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Secrets of the Queen Mother’s record collection revealed


March 14th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Caribbean steel bands, Rodgers and Hammerstein showtunes, Canadian yodelling and Paul Simon's pop hit You Can Call Me Al-all of them were the Queen Mother's favourites, it has ... Read more...

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Queen’s photos found in attic show off-duty life of the Royals


February 22nd, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): A number of never-before-seen candid photographs of the British Royal family that had been stashed away in an attic have been released.Of the 40 photos that ... Read more...

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Helena Bonham Carter Predicts That Her Oscar Dress Is Going To Be A “Catastrophe”


February 9th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) English actress Helena Bonham Carter is well known for her outrageous and eclectic red carpet gown. The actress somewhat shocked the onlooker on the Golden Globe ... Read more...

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Queen’s approval makes me feel humble: David Seidler


February 7th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) "The King's Speech" screenwriter David Seidler says he felt humbled after learning that the queen liked his film.Seidler says it's "wonderfully gratifying" to hear the British monarch enjoyed ... Read more...

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Helena Carter would rather age than go under knife


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) "The King's Speech" actress Helena Bonham Carter will never go under the knife to halt the ageing process because she's convinced her career will go downhill if she ... Read more...

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Churchill’s relationship with royalty in ‘King’s Speech’ at odds with history


January 18th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Claims have emerged that former UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill's relationship with George VI and the future Queen Mother had not been as cordial as portrayed in the ... Read more...

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Bonham Carter used royal links to unearth Queen’s mom’s secrets


January 8th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): It has emerged that Helena Bonham Carter, who played the mother of Queen Elizabeth II, used her links to the Royal family to help her with the part.The ... Read more...

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Bonham Carter risked wrath of Potter bosses by starring in ‘King’s Speech’


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Helena Bonham Carter has revealed that she risked the wrath of Harry Potter bosses by signing on to star in 'The King's Speech'.The actress plays the late Queen ... Read more...

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Kate Middleton - from coal pits to the throne


November 19th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): An ancestor of Kate Middleton, who is Prince William's fiancee, toiled for a pittance in the dark and filth of a coal pit.John Harrison, the miner had ... Read more...

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Westminster Abbey ‘likely to be Prince William’s wedding venue’


November 18th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Prince William's fiancee Kate Middleton has paid a brief visit to Westminster Abbey - leading to speculation the couple has chosen the historic church to tie the ... Read more...

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Helena Bonham Carter portrays Queen Mother’s “steely wistfulness”


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 03 (ANI): English actress Helena Bonham Carter has been praised for capturing the Queen Mother's "steely wistfulness" perfectly in her new movie.Carter, 44, had sought the advice of Hugo Vickers, ... Read more...

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‘The King’s Speech’ wins top honour at Toronto festival


September 21st, 2010 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Hollywood actor Colin Firth's starrer "The King's Speech" has won top honour at the Toronto Film Festival. The film in which Firth played the role of stammering monarch ... Read more...

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Mahabharat gets a new look from Nepal (With images)


September 1st, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 1 (IANS) After a novel based on the story of Karna, the tragic prince in the Mahabharata abandoned at birth, and a play from the perspective of Gandhari, ... Read more...

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Mohamed al-Fayed claims he torched Harrods’ royal warrants


August 23rd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): The former owner of Harrods' Mohamed al-Fayed has revealed that he ordered the removal of the store's royal warrants and burned as they were a "curse" on the ... Read more...

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British PM asked to discuss Kohinoor return to India


July 24th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 24 (IANS) Keith Vaz, the Indian-origin British MP, wants the Koh-i-noor diamond to be returned to India and asks Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss the issue ... Read more...

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Natalie Dormer to play Elizabeth in Madonna’s next


July 5th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Singer Madonna has roped in English actress Natalie Dormer to play the role of Queen Elizabeth in her new film. The movie is based on the affair between ... Read more...

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New Indian initiative for art looted during British rule


June 1st, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 1 (IANS) Britain expects India to shortly ask yet again for the return of its artefacts allegedly looted during the colonial period and now showcased in various British ... Read more...

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Of hammams, concubines and eunuchs in Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace (IANS Travel - With Images)


May 23rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Ranjana Narayan Istanbul, May 23 (IANS) They were powerful sultans of Turkey and held sway over vast lands in Europe, Asia and northern Africa, but when it came to bathing in the ... Read more...

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Queen Mother ‘was too frugal to buy TV’


May 17th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother never agreed to buy a television set, and instead chose to use an "antiquated" video recorder to watch horse racing at her ... Read more...

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Queen Mother used to rent TV in castle retreat


May 17th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) The Queen Mother's Highland castle retreat was shorn of any regal pomp and splendour and such was her frugality that she refused to buy a TV and video ... Read more...

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Bhutan to host its first literary festival


May 11th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The tiny kingdom of Bhutan will host its first literary festival, focusing on writing from and about the Himalayan region, in the capital Thimphu this month ... Read more...

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British author, former jockey Dick Francis passes away at 89


February 15th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Thriller writer and ex-champion jockey Dick Francis has died aged 89, his family has said.Famous for his horse racing-based crime novels, Francis wrote more than 40 best-selling novels ... Read more...

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Late Gayatri Devi’s car steals vintage car rally in Jaipur


February 14th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Feb 14(ANI): More than 100 vintage cars took part in the 12th Vintage and Classic cars rally in Jaipur, and outshining them all was the 1968 white Mercedes belonging to the ... Read more...

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Queen stops sale of intimate letters


December 20th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): Intimate letters that were pulled by the Queen recently from a secret auction included notes from her mother requesting information about mascara and apologising for holding on to ... Read more...

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Ousted Nepal king on four-week India visit


December 6th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 6 (IANS) Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas Sunday allowed their former arch enemy, deposed king Gyanendra, to travel to the Kathmandu airport unhindered to board a flight to India despite a ... Read more...

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