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Ikea anger at “half-hearted” Indian regulations

Ikea has expressed anger at the Indian government’s decision to disallow the company to sell most of its product range at its planned India stores. The Swedish retailer says making its entire range available in stores is imperative for the Ikea concept to work and has asked the government to …

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‘Gangs’ director Anurag Kashyap in 2013 Sundance Jury

‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ director Anurag Kashyap has been named in the jury of the prestigious Sundance Film Festival 2013. Kashyap is also scheduled to screen his two-part gangster epic at the Festival, which takes place from January 17th to 27th at the winter resort of Park City, Utah. The director …

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Playboy unveils ‘Indian’ costumes for new Goa club

Playboy has unveiled a new, rather more conservative, ‘bunny’ outfit for its first club in India. The costume opts for a more demure, covered-up look for the club’s waitresses with a sari-inspired two-piece costume, comprising a one-shoulder top, a bare midriff and a sheer, full-length skirt with a split. The …

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BBC to take iconic TV shows to Burma as sanctions ease

The BBC is to take several of its popular TV programs to Burma after the corporation announced the launch of three pay-TV channels in the country in January. Among the programs that viewers will be able to watch will be Teletubbies and Doctor Who, when CBeebies, BBC Entertainment and BBC …

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The darker side of emerging India

Inside the crumbling housing estates of Shivaji Enclave in New Delhi, amid the boys playing cricket and housewives chatting from their balconies, winding staircases lead to places where lies a darker side to India’s economic boom. Three months ago, police rescued Theresa Kerketa from one of these tiny two-roomed flats. …

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Kingfisher close to taking to the skies again

Kingfisher owner Vijay Mallya is ready to infuse funds, estimated to be in the region of £50 million, into the airline to restart operations provided the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the Indian aviation regulator, gives the go ahead to the airline. “They have a plan for a limited restart. …

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Anurag Basu’s Kishore biopic step closer to reality

Anurag Basu’s planned biopic on Kishore Kumar is a step closer to fruition after the filmmaker put the finishing touches to the film’s script, the ‘Barfi’ director announced today. The film will star Ranbir Kapoor as the legendary Bollywood playback singer, lyricist, actor, director and producer in the as-yet-untitled project. …

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