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Reading FC bids $1m for India-born footballer

Premier League side Reading have made a $1m bid for Goa-born footballer Brandon Fernandes, according to a report in espnstar.com. If the deal goes through, Fernandes, 19, will become the first Indian player to sign for a Premier League side. Speaking to ESPN Star, Fernandes said: “It is a great …

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Ang Lee: ‘Life of Pi’ hardest movie I have ever made

Despite the amazing special effects, CGI Bengal Tiger and shooting underwater, the toughest part of making “Life of Pi” was telling the story, director Ang Lee has said. The Academy Award-winning director is in Mumbai this week promoting his latest project, based on the acclaimed novel of the same name …

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Bradford wins ‘Curry Capital of Britain’

The West Yorkshire town of Bradford has been voted ‘Curry Capital of Britain’ at the 10th edition of the annual awards ceremony. Bradford marginally beat out previous winner Glasgow in the competition to top the annual tables for the third time. Organizers of the competition said Bradford is a city …

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‘Midnight’s Children’: An alternate rant.

The expert opinions have been out for a while and been unanimous in their criticism.   Deepa Mehta’s adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize-winning novel ‘Midnight’s Children’ is a huge disappointment, reviewers from Toronto to Cape Town have declared. The plot – about two children, one rich and one poor, …

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‘Midnight’s Children’: An alternate rant.

The expert opinions have been out for a while and been unanimous in their criticism.   Deepa Mehta’s adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize-winning novel ‘Midnight’s Children’ is a huge disappointment, reviewers from Toronto to Cape Town have declared. The plot – about two children, one rich and one poor, …

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Salman tops first Bollywood star rating index

Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor have topped the first ever rating index for Bollywood stars. The Times of India ‘Times Celebex’ is built along lines similar to those used by Forbes magazine to rate the world’s most influential celebrities.   A stars’ rating is measured through several parameters, including Box …

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Raghu Dixit, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan win at Asian Music Awards

The Raghu Dixit Project won Best Alternative Act at this year’s Lebara Mobile Asian Music Awards, held at Wembley Arena October 25th. The award was the culmination of a terrific year for the band in the UK. This summer the Project concluded a hugely successful tour of Britain, including performing …

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Father says Malala Yousafzai will “rise again”

The father of a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls’ education said on Friday she would “rise again” to pursue her dreams after hospital treatment. Malala Yousafzai, 15, was flown from Pakistan to Britain for specialist treatment after the October 9 attack, which drew widespread …

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Boxer Amir Khan dismisses cheating claims

Boxer Amir Khan has taken to his Twitter account to dismiss reports that he cheated on his fiancee whilst on holiday in Spain. The Sun newspaper claimed the former world champion and Olympic silver medallist had ‘romped’ with two girls on the same day whilst staying at a luxury holiday …

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