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'Book Club': Light-hearted naughty entertainer

Film: Book Club; Director: Bill Holderman; Cast: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Alicia Silverstone, Andy Garcia, Don Johnson, Ed Begley Jr., Richard Dreyfuss; Rating: **1/2 Debutant Director Bill Holderman's Book Club is a chick-flick, rom-com that will evoke two distinct reactions. While the female audience will find this film exhilarating, ...

4 days ago
Rinse, exfoliate, moisturise: Face care for men

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A lot of men don't pay attention to their skin and let it suffer. Just take out a few minutes from your busy schedule and rinse, tone, exfoliate, moisturise daily without fail for a lasting youthful skin, suggest experts. Shubhika Jain, Founder of RAS Luxury Oils, and Megha Asher, Founder of Juicy Chemistry have listed a regime important for men: * If yo...

5 days ago
Russia can help India in nuclear medicine, says Indian expert

Sochi (Russia), May 19 (IANS) Given the current high costs of making radioisotopes used in nuclear medicine, there is considerable scope of collaboration between India and Russia for their manufacture at affordable cost, according to an Indian expert. Chandigarh-based Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Professor Baljinder Singh told IANS here on the sidelin...

5 days ago
Lili Reinhart 'loves working' with Cole Sprouse

New York, May 19 (IANS) Riverdale star Lili Reinhart says she loves working closely with her co-star Cole Sprouse, who is also rumoured to be her beau. The actress, 21, couldn't stop gushing about Sprouse, 25, while at the CW Upfronts here, reports people.com I'll say I love working with Cole, said Reinhart I love working with everyone on the show because our chemistry wi...

7 days ago
India's independent cinema breaks shackles at Cannes

Cannes, May 17 (IANS) Though independent Indian cinema has always found a place for itself at Cannes Film Festival, right from the days of Satyajit Ray, it had been overshadowed by the the sharp rise in the international popularity of 'Bollywood' cinema but seems to be staging a strong comeback now. Cannes has traditionally been a happy hunting ground for the independent filmmakers from ...

8 days ago
Researchers develop molecule, move step closer to treating common cold

London, May 16 (IANS) Moving closer to finding a cure for common cold, researchers have developed a molecule that may prevent the virus from attacking human cells. Researchers from the Imperial College in London have developed the molecule that targets protein called N-myristoyltransferase(NMT) which cold viruses need to build a protein 'shell', or capsid, which protects the virus genome...

10 days ago
Mother of two 'elopes' with teenager in Gurugram

Gurugram, May 14 (IANS) A 26-year-old woman, the mother of two children, allegedly 'eloped' with a 15-year-old boy, the police said on Monday. The duo was working at a tent house and were also living in the same colony. The woman, living with her husband, a four-year-old son and a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter in Sheetla Colony here, has been 'missing' since April 12. Police o...

11 days ago
Ashi would like to play Jennifer Winget's role

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai actress Ashi Singh says she would like to portray a character like Maya Mehrotra, played by actress Jennifer Winget in the show Beyhadh. Jennifer played Maya Mehrotra -- an independent working woman with an obsessive nature. The show might have gone off air, but not without leaving Ashi extremely impressed. People say that I look ...

11 days ago
I'm in a very unusual position: Rosamund Pike

London, May 13 (IANS) Actress Rosamund Pike says she is in a very unusual position, but does not take it for granted. I'm in a very unusual position. And one that I do not take for granted, whereby I have some very interesting opportunities. I'm looking for things that are inspiring, provocative, that make me think. I've been learning a huge amount, theguardian.com quoted Pike as saying....

13 days ago
Of obituaries, a gangster's love story and a quirky marriage

New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Get an anthology of 100 obituaries written by journalist Rahul Bedi; wade through the intriguing story of a journalist who falls for a sophisticated gangster named A.T, the recent crime sensation, after an interview; flick through wonderful episodes from the life of a woman who shares a quirky relationship with her husband. The IANS bookshelf has a varied interes...

13 days ago
Meditation, yoga can sharpen your mind

London, May 11 (IANS) Confirming what yogis have claimed for long, new research has found that meditation and breath-focused practices, such as pranayama, can work like fertiliser for the brain, strengthening our ability to focus on tasks. Our research finds that there is evidence to support the view that there is a strong connection between breath-centred practices and a steadiness of m...

16 days ago
Brain cholesterol may increase Alzheimer's disease risk

London, May 8 (IANS) Cholesterol -- a molecule normally linked with cardiovascular diseases -- may also play an important role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease, researchers have found. The findings, published in the journal Nature Chemistry, suggests that in the brain, cholesterol acts as a catalyst which triggers the formation of the toxic clusters of the amyloid-beta...

26 days ago
Modi-Xi 'no baggage' talks hailed by Chinese media

Wuhan (China), April 28 (IANS) The heart-to-heart communication between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their two-day informal summit here reflected their deepened mutual history and charted the course of long-term bilateral development, according to a leading Chinese newspaper. The China Daily in an opinion piece said: The beauty of the inform...

27 days ago
'Ishq Tera': Poor script mars this love story

Film: Ishq Tera; Director: Jojo D'Souza; Cast: Hrishitaa Bhatt, Mohit Madaan, Mozhgan Taraneh, Shahbaaz Khan, Aman Verma, Ganesh Yadav and Manoj Pahwa; Rating: *1/2 Ishq Tera is a film that approaches its subject so blatantly that it almost screams deafeningly. The story wants to be about love, but is also about madness, and somehow it does not weave the two together with a charm that wo...

27 days ago
Mumbai varsity gets VC after six months

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) The University of Mumbai got a new Vice Chancellor on Friday when Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao announced the appointment of Suhas Raghunath Pednekar, Principal of Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, to the post which had been vacant for six months. The Governor handed over the letter of appointment for a five-year term to Pednekar at Raj Bhavan, ending the uncerta...

27 days ago
Sanjeeda on why 'no daily soaps with husband'

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actress Sanjeeda Sheikh has revealed why she will not do a TV show with her husband Aamir Ali, who is also an actor. Doing a daily show with Aamir will not make me miss Aamir. So no daily soaps with my husband, Sanjeeda told IANS. Shooting for a daily show with Aamir will not make me look forward to anything new in the relation because we will be so used t...

28 days ago
'Daas Dev': Meticulously mounted in a convoluted plot

Film: Daas Dev; Director: Sudhir Mishra; Cast: Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Bhat, Saurabh Shukla, Vipin Sharma, Anurag Kashyap; Rating: **1/2 Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, the author of Devdas, must be cringing every time an adaptation of his simple romance novel hits the big screen. This time, Sudhir Mishra, in his retelling of the classic novel, literally spins the tit...

28 days ago
Basketball: India team had poor chemistry at CWG, says Amjyot

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India's basketball player Amjyot Gill says lack of team was responsible for the disappointing performance at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. India played three match in the preliminary round and lost all of them. Our team chemistry was poor at that time because I came from United States, Amritpal was also playing somewhere else so we got no ...

1 month ago
'Sanju' to be mega blockbuster: Subhash Ghai

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) With just three days left for the teaser release of Sanjay Dutt's biopic Sanju, Bollywood showman Subhash Ghai said the film is going to be amazing and a very big blockbuster. Rajkumar Hirani is going to release the teaser of his much-awaited film on April 24 morning. He, however, has already shown the teaser to Ghai just a few days ahead, and reacting to ...

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Tamil Nadu Governor rules out resignation in wake of sex scandal

Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday ruled out his resignation in the wake of a raging controversy over a sex scandal in a college in the state involving an assistant professor, who allegedly sought to lure girls into sexual favours to higher ups in a leading university and denied he had anything to do with it. He appeared to keep the option of a CBI...

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