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Artist attacked over nude paintings

An Indian artist has been assaulted in a gallery in the capital, Delhi, where he is exhibiting a number of nude paintings. Pranava Prakash said five men barged into the gallery in the Noida district on Sunday, saying the pictures were “against Indian culture”. He said he was thrown to …

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Taalash raises expectations and temperature!

After helming – in various guises – a string of small, critically acclaimed motion pictures as part of his reinvention, Aamir Khan returns to the silver screen in the New Year in a form familiar to fans of his pre-Lagaan days.  Talaash – the trailer for which was released this …

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The unsung heroes of Brick Lane at Rich Mix

Rich Mix Arts Centre in Bethnal Green – East London’s favourite spot for Brit-Asian cultural activities – has announced a new photographic exhibition honouring the long-unsung chefs of Brick Lane’s world renowned Indian curry houses. The exhibition features a series of portraits by street photographer Jeremy Freedman, of the previously …

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Of Snooker and Male Bonding

Ishy Din is not your average Oxbridge-educated playwright. He’s a 43-year-old Middlesbrough taxi driver who started jotting down thoughts inspired by his customers. He never expected much to come of it. ‘But then Tamasha theatre company gave me an opportunity to develop my work,’ he says, ‘so  I moved to …

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India won’t get to see ‘Dragon Tattoo’

David Fincher’s critically acclaimed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will not be released in India after the director refused to carry out several cuts to the movie recommended by India’s Censor Board.  The movie – based on the bestselling book by Swede Stieg Larsson – contains several scenes of …

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Amir Khan finally scores knock-out!

Amir Khan may have been pipped by Lamont Petersen but Bolton’s favourite boxing son scored a knock-out when he became engaged to 20-year-old New Yorker Faryal Makhdoom at the Wanderers Stadium Sunday night.  Khan – a renowned lover of all these flashy and bling – presented his wife-to-be with an …

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Sharukh Khan beats up Farah Khan’s husband

It was a fight that had a long history to it. On Sunday night-Monday Morning at the Aurus restaurant in the suburbs of Mumbai,Sanjay Dutt hosted a party to celebrate the success of his Agneepath role and film. Guests were having a ball when at around 4.30 am Shah Rukh …

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Ranbir, Vidya continue winning streak at Filmfare Awards

Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara swept the 57th Filmfare awards bagging top honors including best film, best director and best supporting actor. The film won seven awards and Zoya Akhtar walked away with the best film, best director and best movie (critics) awards at the glittering ceremony held at the …

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Introducing…the NEW Tena Desae!

Aaah…PR Agents.  Seemingly indispensable for celebrities in this, the age of incessant Twitter and Facebook updates, sensationalist 24-hour News Channels and strange men with long-range lenses camped outside your multi-crore apartment complex.  It can also quite easily be a blessing in disguise, particularly with over-zealous PR Agencies promoting budding new …

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Tony Singh celebrates Burns and Tagore

Scottish Indian chef Tony Singh went down a firestorm as Scotland celebrated Burns Night 25th January with his unique – not to mention inuendo-laden – take on some traditional local dishes.  The award-winning gastronome – hirsute and resplendent in Pagri and Tartan – entertained guests at his restaurant Oloroso in …

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