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Chennai: Popular actor Khushbu has joined the cast of Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Thalaivar 168, marking the silver screen reunion of the veterans ...

Hornbill Festival in Nagaland village draws 2.39 lakh people

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South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019

Atlanta: South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe for the year 2019, beating more than 90 contestants, including Miss India, from around the globe.

Dharmendra: An action star and a soft-hearted gentleman

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Don’t shop for that swag, switch to clothing swap

Clothing swap, an eco-friendly alternative to shopping, is helping us keep a check on our fashion footprints through the exchange of clothes. The initiative recently started by a number of offline and online communities, mostly targets hoarders - people who shop for shopping’s sake.

Illusion, delusion and paranoia: A tale of Trump’s presidency

Review of the book, A Warning by Anonymous (A Senior Trump Administration Official), Little Brown, Great Britain, 2019. A little peek into history can hopefully provide the setting: On the evening of Saturday, October 20, 1973 and at the height of the Watergate scandal, President Richard Nixon ordered Attorney General Elliot Richardson to fire I...

Eco-friendly Margazhi beckons music lovers in Chennai

Did you know that a Margazhi music season produces over 30,000 plastic bottles as trash? At least 3,000 concerts are organised during the season every year, and with 10 bottles used totally by artistes during each concert, an average of 30,000 bottles are generated as waste every season.

Pati, Patni Aur Woh — a film that mirrored today’s world, 40 years ago

The 1978 super-hit comedy film Pati, Patni Aur Woh, (Husband, wife and the mistress) by BR Chopra is being remade in Hindi and will release on December 6. The trailer of the film starring Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday has already made waves, and even raised eyebrows for a dialogue which trivialises marital rape. The spin-off...

Scientists spot huge black hole that shouldn’t even exist in our galaxy

Beijing: Astronomers have discovered a black hole in the Milky Way so huge that it challenges existing models of how stars evolve, researchers said on Thursday (November 28). LB-1 is 15,000 light years from Earth and has a mass 70 times greater than the Sun, according to the journal Nature. The Milky Way is estimated to contain 100 million stellar bla...

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Internet cut in Tripura as anti-Citizenship Bill protests rock Northeast

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Paleo diet may help you knock off weight, but is it sustainable?

Chennai: Though the paleo diet is believed to be beneficial by many, nutritionists are cautious about it. One should ask themselves what they are going to do with the diet system after achieving their goal of weight loss, said Sudha Vasudevan, a senior scientist.

Music buff documents early years of Tamil cinema, presents rare glimpses

Chennai: Tirupur Akila Vijayakumar’s new book ‘Tamil Cinema Ulagam- Part 1 (1931-1940)’ (Tamil Cinema World - Part 1) is a treasure trove for cinema lovers, as it takes a dive into the early years of the industry, documenting the silver screen world in detail.

Betty’s Butter Tea: Capturing Ladakh’s idiosyncrasies through untold tale...

Ladakh appeared in English literature as late as the 19th century, initially in colonial records, travelogues and later in historical accounts by western scholars, barring a few. However, any work of fiction has been almost absent from the literary landscape of the region as storytelling was largely confined to oral transmission. And, the tales tha...

Disney+ hits 10 million subscriptions since Tuesday launch

Los Angeles: Walt Disney Co.’s debut in the streaming media, Disney+ has hit over 10 million sign-ups since its launch on November 12. As per reports, Disney is planning to launch its on-demand video streaming service in India and some south-Asian markets late next year.

From Bihar to Gujarat: First-timers flock Ayodhya after SC verdict

Wearing a yellow kurta, with Jai Shri Ram prints, and sporting a prominent tilak on his forehead, teenager Shivam Kumar travelled all the way from Bihar's Rohtas district to Ayodhya, carrying a sack full of bricks to deposit at a Ram temple workshop in the holy town. The November 9 Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya issue was a moment of unbri...

IITK develops strength-enhancing magic potion for Indian army tanks

Fire gun atop the Bhishma tanks a variant of Russian-origin T-90 main-battle tanks of Indian army. As the shell leaves at the breakneck speed of about 5500 km/h, the inner surface of the barrel is eroded. The size of the borehole increases and the accuracy drops.

Kamal Haasan’s Hey Ram: An excavation of uncomfortable, honest truths

Anand Patwardhan's 1992 documentary, Ram Ke Naam, tracks the right-wing nationalist movement's campaign to build a Ram temple at the site of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. It begins with LK Advani's Ram Rath Yatra and follows the outbreak of riots across the Hindi belt. It explores the mood and ideology behind the movement. The movement is nothing new...

IT sector leads in gender inclusion, but still has a long way to go

Chennai: IT companies and financial services institutions are leading the way by ensuring equal participation by women in the workforce. On November 8, Avtar, India’s premier Diversity & Inclusion Consulting firm along with Working Mother Media, a gender-parity champion in the United States, announced ‘the 2019 Working Mother & Avtar 100 Best Com...

Why are Twitter users migrating to Mastodon?

Mastodon, an alternate ad-free social network is overtaking Twitter in India as a large number of users are shifting to this new open source platform founded by Eugen Rochko in 2016. The network named after an extinct elephant-like mammal, has begun to suddenly gain popularity with a jump in new users from India. This comes after Twitter recentl...

Rajinikanth’s Darbar poster released, Kamal Haasan unveils look

After Petta’s massive success, Rajinikanth is back with his next commercial entertainer. Rajini-starrer 'Darbar' motion poster is out and is driving his fans crazy. Kamal Haasan, who is celebrating his 65th birthday today (November 7), unveiled the much awaited Tamil poster of the film which is set to release in 2020. https://twitter.com/ikam...

44 years after his death, SD Burman’s musical legacy remains unparalleled

Think of the moonlit night, a retro Hindi music lover would immediately begin humming Khoya Khoya Chand. Want to mourn unrequited love and they have Din Dhal Jaaye Haye Raat Na Jaaye. For the kind that loves a peppy twist to romantic numbers, Roop Tera Mastana is the first choice. And for those yearning for classical melodies, Poocho na kaise maine...

Asterix and the generation gap

The newest Astérix album came out on October 24, 2019. This 38th title seems all set to introduce even more upheavals in the world of the Gauls. Stable for close to 50 years, the series underwent a number of significant changes over the past few years. In 2013, Astérix chez les Pictes (Asterix and the Picts) became the first-ever Asterix and Ob...

Festivals in Tamil Nadu are never complete without debates

Chennai: The festive season in Tamil Nadu is celebrated with crackers, traditional sweets, silk sarees, special magazine editions and of course, new star-studded films. However, one celebratory element that remains exclusive to the state is pattimandram (debates).

Govt unveils genome sequencing, promises disease prediction, prevention

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has done genome sequencing of 1,008 Indians, which can help people detect any genetic issue that can imperil their children, Science and Technology minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday. The IndiGen initiative of genome sequencing of 1,008 people across the country has come out with 55 var...

Sahir: The poet troubled by communal divisions

Many people who know Sahir Ludhianvi refer to him as a romantic poet who was also a rebel, or as a “romantic rebel”. At one time, I shared this impression. But over the past 34 years, as I have understood him better and internalised his thought, I have come to believe that the “romantic-poet-first” impression is not accurate. To understand Sahir we...

Fearing SC crackdown, TN firecracker makers avoid supply to Delhi

Sivakasi: Fearing a crackdown by the Supreme Court, firecracker manufacturers in Tamil Nadu have this time refrained from sending their products to wholesalers in New Delhi. The reason behind this reluctance is their failure to comply with the standards set by the top court.

Slumping economy, sponsorship blues haunt prominent lit fests this year

The slowdown of the Indian economy seems to have brought mega literary festivals like the Times Literary Festival and The Hindu Lit Fest, down with it. While the former scheduled in December was recently called off, the latter slated for January 2020 has been indefinitely postponed citing lack of sponsorship, dampening the spirit of litterateurs an...

With Kishore Kumar, we happily yodelled ever after

Chennai: The mere mention of Kishore Kumar can conjure up a number of images — the curly-haired agile actor who makes you groove to Eena meena deeka, or try to yodel with Arey o leiyo leiyo, oleiyo leiyo in Zindagi ek safar hai suhana as Rajesh Khanna’s voice.

TN cultural showcase to welcome Xi, revive folk art forms

Chennai: The welcome programme, which will take place before Chinese president Xi Jinping's meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mamallapuram on Friday (October 11), is replete with several Tamil art performances. This programme is expected to give artistes a much-needed boost. Over 350 artistes from across the state will be performing during the we...

In life and death, Guru Dutt remains an enigma

With two landmark films in less than a decade, before passing away at 39, on October 10, 1964, actor-filmmaker Guru Dutt’s legacy is a vast chapter of creativity while his personal story remains an enduring mystery. What can you decipher of a man, who was seen serenading beautiful actresses like Shyama and Madhubala in a Dev Anand-like debonair ...