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Akram Khan upset over NBC opening ceremony cut

British Bangladeshi dancer and choreographer Akram Khan says he is “disheartened and disappointed” after an American broadcaster cut out his tribute to victims of the 7 July bomb victims during the Olympic opening ceremony. NBC took out the segment which featured Khan and 50 dancers performing to Abide With Me, …

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How Bollywood is Batman?

The legend of Batman curiously transcends barriers of time and space, myth and reality, fact and fiction. While a psychotic mass murderer from Colorado can get caught up in his very own perverse spectre of the Caped Crusader, audiences around the world are lured by the sheer flight of fancy …

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Anuj Bidve killer jailed for life

The man who murdered Indian student Anuj Bidve in Manchester on Boxing Day 2011 has been jailed for life. 21-year-old Kiaran Stapleton was found guilty at Manchester Crown Court Thursday following a trial which lasted more than a month. Stapleton was told he faces a minimum of 30 years in …

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Posing for Playboy was ‘not easy’, says Chopra

Bollywood siren Sherlyn Chopra has described as ‘not easy’ her decision to pose for Playboy magazine. Chopra will become the first Indian to appear in the men’s magazine when she is introduced as the ‘Bollywood Goddess Sherlyn Chopra’ in the November issue. She told the BBC Hindi service that she …

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Oprah ‘India Special’ panned for being ‘snobbish’

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey has been criticized by Indian audiences and critics after the broadcast of a show based around her much-publicized trip to India earlier this year. The ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ India Special, has been variously described as “snobbish” and “ignorant” with one commentator saying the show presented …

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Mittal Champions Trust hosts Indian Olympians at the Serpentine

His ambition to become the world’s leading steel magnate is legendary and has often been described as being ‘Olympian’. The mogul himself has drawn parallels between success on the track and in business. Unsurprising then that billionaire Lakshmi Mittal has been spearheading a $10m initiative aimed at providing Indian athletes …

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The darker side of Rajesh Khanna

It is considered discourteous to write in negative tones after any person’s demise. Never speak ill of the dead, the saying goes. Journalists and writers, however, must remain faithful to their calling and document the truth about Rajesh Khanna before it is drowned in a crescendo of blandishments from publicity-hungry …

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