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Rahman to compose for Oympic opening ceremony

With Danny Boyle creating what is set to be a weird and wonderful opening ceremony for the London Olympics, it was only appropriate that the British filmmaker would call on his Slumdog collaborator for the opening gambit of London 2012. Boyle has confirmed that Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman will …

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Lankan police raid and seal two more news websites

Authorities in Sri Lanka have raided the offices of two anti-government news websites, arresting nine people. Reports say the raid was conducted by police and CID operatives who confiscated a number of PC’s and mobile phones from the newsroom. A police spokesman said the arrests were for the two sites …

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Pak entrepreneur wins prestigious TED Global Prize

A Pakistani entrepreneur has been honoured at the TEDGlobal Conference in Edinburgh for his innovative efforts to improve sanitation in Rawalpindi. Faisal Chohan, Co-Founder of Rawalpindi-based IT services company Cogilent Solutions, shared the prestigious TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Prize for helping improve the lives of citizens in some of the …

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Indian BPO worker “caused NatWest glitch” – Reports

The IT malfunction which left millions of RBS and Natwest Bank customers unable to access their accounts was caused by a junior BPO technician in India, according to reports. Technology website The Register says an “inexperienced operative” based at a support centre in Hyderabad had accidentally deleted information during a …

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Director Gurinder Chadha carries the flame

‘Bend It Like Beckham’ director Gurinder Chadha carried the Olympic torch on Saturday 23rd June 2012. She ran the Blackpool to Manchester segment near Burnley.  Blackpool is where she shot her first feature film, the unforgettable ‘Bhaji On The Beach’ and Manchester was of course home to a football team …

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Big B praises “painfully real” Gangs of Wasseypur

Amitabh Bachchan has showered praise on Anurag Kashyap’s critically acclaimed epic ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, lauding the film’s “stark” and “painfully real” portrayal of gang wars in Bihar.   Writing in his popular blog, the veteran actor said: “Quite undoubtedly the moment of the day has been the film “Gangs Of …

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“Gandu”: The UKAsian Review

The London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) synopsis for Gandu very wisely warns you to leave your mum at home, as the numerous frames devoted to oral sex and pornography make for uneasy viewing even in the most unflappable company. That the film was denied a general release in India meant …

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‘Gangs of Wasseypur’: Epic, Beautiful and Disjointed

At a Q&A following the UK premier of ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ at the London Indian Film Festival 2012, the film’s mercurial director Anurag Kashyap was asked why he routinely took the road less travelled when it came to making movies.   Kashyap was emphatic in his response, saying that he …

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Entries open for World Food Awards 2012

The World Food Awards has announced it is accepting entries for the 2012 edition of the popular ethnic food awards ceremony. The Awards attract the cream of the industry and has built a reputation for showcasing the very best the ethnic food sector has to offer. This year’s event will …

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