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Bollywood turns out in force at IIFA Voting Weekend

The biggest personalities in Bollywood gathered at the plush J W Marriot in Mumbai this week to vote in the IIFA Voting Weekend, giving further credence to the increasingly popular International Indian Film Academy awards which enters its’ 12th year in 2011. Among the 1500 actors, directors and industry stalwarts …

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Two South Asian novelists among Orange Prize 2011 longlist

Two critically acclaimed Asian authors have been named to the longlist of this year’s Orange Book Prize. Sri Lankan born Roma Tearne and Indian author Tishani Doshi have made it to this year’s 20-strong list for the prestigious fiction prize. Tearne is nominated for The Swimmer; her 2010 novel set …

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9 Types of Travelers You’d be Blessed to Meet

It’s four am. The malaria medicine has failed to kick in, and no matter how many times I wrap my pillow around my head and hum loudly in my brain, there is no drowning them out. The previous day, I quite enjoyed them separately, before they became a group of …

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Akshay Kumar to play “Dawood”

Bollywood’s leading action hero, Akshay Kumar, has been signed to play the lead role of notorious underworld don ‘Dawood’ in the sequel to the huge Box Office success, ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbai’. The 2010 film was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, and the excitement is already building …

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BBC Asian Network earns reprieve

 The BBC has bowed to public pressure and announced it will not shut down the Asian Network.  The BBC announced plans to scrap the station along with 6 Music last year as part of its cost cutting drive. However, the Network saw a sharp rise in the number of listeners …

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