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India’s holy cows turn violent

India’s holy cows are turning out to be vengeful deities, according to new figures showing the number of bovine attacks is on the increase.   New figures show seventeen cases of attacks on people in the first half of this year – more than the total number of bites since …

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2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature longlist announced

The long list for the 2012 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature has been announced with both established and debut writers vying for the $50,000 prize.     Notable debut works on the longlist are Bombay based journalist Manu Joseph’s ‘Serious Men’, along with Kishwar Desai’s acclaimed ‘Witness The Night’, …

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Bond 23 to shake and stir India…?

The next James Bond movie is to be partially shot in India, according to a production company in Delhi. The BBC has quoted Rahul Soni of India Take One Productions as saying the government has granted permission to EON to film scenes for the as-yet-unnamed follow up to ‘Quantum of …

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Ranbir’s bike scare on the sets of Rockstar!

Hearthrob Ranbir Kapoor had the fright of his life when he had to shoot a bike sequence with newbie Nargis Fakhri for ‘Rockstar’. Because he was required to ride pillion with Nargis who had just learnt riding a bike barely half an hour ago! Apparently, Director Imtiaz wanted to shoot …

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