‘The Dirty Picture’ changed my life forever, says Vidya Balan

‘The Dirty Picture’ changed my life forever, says Vidya Balan

Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan walks the ramp during GJF Fashion Nite by All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation in Mumbai on Aug 5, 2016. (Photo: IANS)   Mumbai, December 2 (IANS) When size zero became a buzzword for Bollywood, actress Vidya Balan broke the stereotype around a conventional Bollywood heroine’s look by proudly flaunting […]

TIMELINE-The battle to end HIV/AIDS

TIMELINE-The battle to end HIV/AIDS

Since the first cases of AIDS were reported in 1981 significant strides have been made to combat the epidemic   LONDON, December 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – On the 30th World AIDS Day, the following timeline shows how the epidemic spread around the world, progress made to combat it and challenges that remain.   1920s […]

Bush steered US through epoch-making end to Cold War with pragmatism (Obituary)

Bush steered US through epoch-making end to Cold War with pragmatism (Obituary)

Former President George Bush acknowledges cheers after arriving with his wife Barbara Bush at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, July 31, 2000. Earlier in the day, Bush’s son George W. Bush, was formally nominated Republican candidate for president of the United States. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   By Arul Louis New York, December 1 (IANS) George […]

As an audience, we always want to see love: Actress Tabu

As an audience, we always want to see love: Actress Tabu

Courtesy: IANS   New Delhi, November 27 (IANS) Popular actress Tabu, who has successfully straddled commercial and off-beat films for over three decades, says romance as a genre is great and works in some ways in cinema.   Tabu played a tough cop in “Drishyam”, an anti-terrorist bureau agent in “Fanaa”, a suicide bomber in […]

North, South Korea join hands to get wrestling on UN culture list

North, South Korea join hands to get wrestling on UN culture list

South Korea’s ssireum wrestler Park Young-Bae (L) beats champion Kim Kyung-Soo during at an exhibition match at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo October 23, 2005. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao   PARIS, November 26 (Reuters) – A full peace deal between North and South Korea may remain elusive, but the neighbors took a cultural step forward on Monday when […]

Facebook plans to train 5 mn Indians in digital skills by 2021

Facebook plans to train 5 mn Indians in digital skills by 2021

New Delhi, November 24 (IANS) To help small businesses in India reach the global economy, Facebook is planning to train five million people with digital skills in three years, a top company executive said here on Saturday.   With ten ongoing programmes, Facebook has already trained one million people across 150 cities and 48,000 villages […]

Disturbed by how some communities are targeted: Taapsee Pannu

Disturbed by how some communities are targeted: Taapsee Pannu

Mumbai, November 23 (IANS) After working in a critically acclaimed film “Mulk”, which talked about ‘Islamophobia’ and dealt with other social issues, actress Taapsee Pannu feels happy and disturbed at the same time.   “I am very happy with the way the audience has received the film but at the same time disturbed with the […]

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