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US, Russia diplomats discuss Helsinki meeting, ties

Washington, July 23 (IANS) The US Department of State has said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to discuss Helsinki meeting fruits and issues over bilateral and regional concerns. According to a statement issued by State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert on Sunday, the phone conversation took place on Saturday when the two foreign minis...

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How a tiny state is battling joblessness through entrepreneurship

Gangtok, July 22 (IANS) Sikkim has many distinctions that give the tiny state nestled in the Himalayas between India and China a larger-than-life profile. It is the only organic state in India, is litter- and defecation-free, has high literacy and has the best working conditions for women. But the challenge of unemployment it faces is huge which has made many embrace entrepreneurship to not just ...

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In youth-obsessed world, where are films about the elderly?

At one point, R. Balki planned an autumnal love story with Amitabh Bachchan and Sridevi on the lines of The Bridges Of Madison County about two aging people discovering love long after the 'permissible age'. Balki abandoned the idea for later. But then Sridevi left us before Balki could get down to making the film about love when mortality seems a threat. Hindi cinema shies awa...

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Dhadak leaves much to be desired

Dhadak: Starring Ishaan Khattar, Janhavi Kapoor, Directed by Shashank Khaitan, Rating: ** ½ (2 and a half stars). Like all great love stories Dhadak ends as a tragedy. Which is not to say that it is a great love story. Replicating, almost all the conventions of a love-at-first-sight-doom-at-a-later-stage yarn Dhadak makes all the right noises (includes a super-melodious title song) and ...

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Sumeet Vyas set to pen his first feature film

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actor Sumeet Vyas, last seen on-screen in Veere Di Wedding. is set to pen his first feature film. Sumeet co-wrote the Netflix original Love Per Square Foot with Anand Tiwari. He is also in the midst of writing season 2 of The Viral Fever's popular series Tripling, which he also stars in. He has wanted to venture in feature film writing for quite some time n...

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Trump 'ready' to intensify trade war with China

Washington, July 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said he is ready to intensify his trade war with China by slapping tariffs on all imports worth $500 billion. I'm ready to go to 500, he told CNBC's Joe Kernen in a Squawk Box interview broadcasted on Friday. The reference was to the dollar amount of Chinese exports to the US in 2017 -- $505.5 billion to be exact, compared ...

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India will influence evolution of Cirque du Soleil: CEO

Montreal, July 20 (IANS) Cirque du Soleil will mark the world premiere of its touring show Bazzar in India soon. The country will play an important role in the growth of the globally popular live entertainment company, said its CEO Daniel Lamarre. They want to take it slow and find the right moves to enter the heart of Indians. We always wanted to go to India. It is such a great ...

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How oversized floral wallpaper can transform your living space

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) People love to keep their home decorated and always try new interior designs by going for new curtains, ancient vase etc but one thing that would never go out of fashion is the wallpaper. The designs are evolving over time and the best evolution in the design of wallpapers is the oversized floral wallpaper. Tipsy Aanand, MD & Chief Designer, Tipsy Anand...

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Of a friend, girlfriend and the storm

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Flick through a crime thriller that explores how a woman's blind trust in her friend leads to the tragic accident of her son; read the story of a woman, perfect as a girlfriend, trying to get a guy back into her life; skim through a complex tale, featuring many ways in which families love, betray, honour and sacrifice for one another; and know how women can identify self...

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'Funding dogs global women entrepreneurs from scaling businesses'

Toronto, July 18 (IANS) Women entrepreneurs worldwide face funding challenge to scale their businesses due to investors' trust deficit in the success of their firms, said some of them at a global women entrepreneur summit here. Investors, who are largely men, are often interested in putting their money into firms run by young men in their 20s with no experience compared to women in 40s w...

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ICW 2018: Kangana, Aditi to walk for Anju Modi, Tarun Tahiliani

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) To set the tone for the India Couture Week (ICW) 2018, king of drapes Tarun Tahiliani and master of layering Anju Modi will showcase their designs on the first day of the event, July 25, at the Taj Palace Hotel in the national capital. Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and Aditi Rao Hydari will walk the ramp for Anju and Tahiliani, respectively, said a statement....

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Electronics hardware cluster unveiled in Karnataka city

Hubballi (Karnataka), July 17 (IANS) A brownfield Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) cluster was unveiled on Tuesday in this north Karnataka's industrial city, ostensibly, to decongest a choked Bengaluru, about 400 km away. Located at Sandbox start-up facility of Deshpande Foundation, the cluster will be developed as the next electronics hotspot in the southern state. ...

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Slew of events to help art lovers admire artist Raza's work

Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) The Piramal Museum of Art on Tuesday announced a slew of events to commemorate iconic Indian modernist painter Sayed Haider Raza's life and works and to familiarise more and more art lovers with the master's oeuvre. An ongoing exhibition S.H. Raza: Traversing Terrains is a retrospective insight into his works and personal life from 1940s to 1990s. It will end on Oc...

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Jazz up your room with soft home furnishing monsoon tips

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Monsoon is the best season to decorate your home with bright colours blending with furniture, soft home textiles, flooring, lighting and deco arts. Soft home furnishings play a major role in jazzing up your abode so opt for the right trends. Abhinav Mahajan, Retail Director, Maspar lists down some smart tips * Widen look for the small rooms: For small rooms, it'...

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Time changing, power now in hand of commoners, not elites: Modi

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a veiled attack on Congress and some other parties, saying new ruling elites, born after Independence, controlled politics for generations but the time was changing and people from rural backgrounds were now occupying high constitutional positions. Addressing the valedictory function of New India Conclave, he also cong...

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Internet has democratised us but questions remain: US expert

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Internet has brought in a fundamental change as to how an individual can interact in a democracy and experience life as a citizen, thus democratising our society, says US-based political theorist Langdon Winner. In a talk, titled Beyond Techno-Narcissism: Self and Other in the Internet Public Realm in the Capital recently, Winner said in the new network informat...

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Evocative artworks on display at Jor Bagh metro station

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Through evocative art works, poetry and prose, an ongoing exhibition at the Jor Bagh metro station decodes and amplifies actions that slowly tear and restructure the fabric of our cities. Death of Architecture, is a part of Habitat Photosphere, India Habitat Centre's year-long photography festival on sustainable development curated by Alka Pande. The ex...

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Style up your boyfriend jeans in smart ways

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Boyfriend jeans is one fashion trend that effortlessly blur the lines between classy and funky. A far cry from conventional skinny jeans, these jeans are versatile and can look ultra glamorous with almost everything- from a cool tee, to a shirt, to even a sharp blazer! So, join the fashion bandwagon now. Gopal Asthana, Buying & Merchandising Head, Shoppers ...

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Once a poetic experience, sex has now become an unfulfilling encounter: Writer Seema Anand

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) She is an acknowledged authority on the Kama Sutra, and her recent book, The Arts of Seduction, is billed as a guide to having great sex in the 21st century. London-based mythologist and narrative practitioner Kamadevika Seema Anand laments that people are not having great sex these days, and that it has been reduced to an act of instant gratification. For the m...

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Skills that can help you at your workplace

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) As as been rightly said, Nothing lasts forever, especially at the workplace. To stay relevant in the industry and at the workplace, upgrade to skills which are newer and designed for modern business. Employers look for people who are ready to adapt to new technology and can do the work with an eye for what they might do in the near future. Some of the skills hav...

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