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Celebrated Pakistani visual artist to stage new exhibition in London

Lahore-based contemporary artist Rashid Rana has announced details of his latest London exhibition; Rana, widely considered to be Pakistan’s greatest contemporary artist, will stage the month-long exhibition at the Lisson Gallery in Northwest London beginning 30th March.  Rana specializes in using digital prints in his work; piecing together thousands of …

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Promising ex Miss India Sarah Jane Dias joins Bollywood

Now that’s one girl to look out for, ex- Ms. India, Sarah Jane Dias, the debutant actress paired opposite Abhishek Bachchan in the upcoming thriller GAME. Sarah’s going places even before the release of her debut film. The lissome lass is already romancing Ranbir Kapoor. No, not in a film, …

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Shankar Mahadevan launches online music academy

Composer-singer Shankar Mahadevan has launched an online music academy to bring Indians living in the US a step closer to their roots by imparting structured education in Indian classical music. It is called Shankar Mahadevan Academy. “I have always had it in my mind to do something in music education …

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Patiala House: A nice family treat. That’s it.

If current Berlinale jury member Amir Khan’s professional mantra is quality over quantity, Bollywood darling Akshay Kumar is the inverse. Kumar’s stamina and his appetite for work – irrespective of whether the work in question remains dull, ordinary or unexceptional – is quite astonishing. It almost feels like he was …

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Shilpa Shetty enters gourmet food biz

As if owning an IPL franchise, hosting TV shows, starring in Bollywood blockbusters, being the most famously injured Big Brother housemate and snogging Richard Gere wasn’t enough, the stunning Shilpa Shetty Shilpa is embarking on yet another venture that’s sure to make fans’ mouths water. The beautiful and poised multi-tasker …

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THE BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL – 2011

 Festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron announced that the 55th BFI London Film Festival will take place from Wednesday 12 October until Thursday 27 October 2011.              The highly regarded BFI London Film Festival champions creativity, originality, vision and imagination by annually showcasing feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation and artists’ film and …

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Watford Palace Theatre to re-imagine Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations’

Watford Palace Theatre and the English Touring Theatre have announced plans to stage a unique new version of the Charles Dickens classic ‘Great Expectations’; setting the epic novel in the bustling streets of 19th Century Calcutta. Based on an adaptation by playwright Tanika Gupta, Dickens’ coming-of-age story of Pip and his ambition of becoming a gentleman, will be transported straight to the very heart of British India. 

 

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