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Plans for huge roof bar at Royal Festival Hall condemned as shocking - Dotemirates
12/09/2018

Plans for huge roof bar at Royal Festival Hall condemned as shocking

A secret plan to install an enormous bar and restaurant on the roof of the has been condemned as shocking, insensitive and harmful for a building regarded as one of the finest examples of 20th-century British architecture. The Guardian can reveal that the and a commercial partner, the Incipio Group, have applied for permission to erect a temporary, transparent pavilion on the flat roof. Covering 686 sq metres of floor space, it would be open until 2am at weekends and offer diners and drinkers spectacular views of the Thames. The idea is that the Pergola on the River, as it...


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09/07/2019

Cressida Cowell: New Children's Laureate wants to 'take on TV'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCressida Cowell: "I want to get children reading for the joy of it" Cressida Cowell, who has been named as the new Children's Laureate, is ready to do battle to encourage children to love books."The telly is glorious but that's the competition," said The How To Train Your Dragon author following her appointment on Tuesday.Cowell is the 11th person to take on the role aimed at inspiring children to read and write more.She succeeds Lauren Child and will hold the laureate title for two years. "Books and reading are magic and this...

Instagram announces Ananya Panday's 'So Positive' initiative as anti-bullying feature

Mumbai: On Social Media Day when Ananya Panday took up a cause to fight against social media bullying, little did we know that the biggest of the platforms would consider her initiate as a catalyst in the whole process of starting the battle to negate bullying all across. Proving so, world's most popular social media platform, Instagram has introduced a new feature to report the instances of online bullying on their platform. "So Positive" the DSR initiative by Ananya Panday has definitely created the right noise all across where she has received appreciation from all quarters for her stand for...

I promise Kangana won't apologise: Rangoli clears actor's stand after row with media

Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut has become synonymous to the word controversy. The actress stirred yet another controversy following an ugly spat with a journalist at the song launch event of her latest film 'Judgementall Hai Kya'. Kangana accused journalist Justin Rao of conducting a 'smear campaign' against her and dissing her previous film Manikarnika. The journalist vehemently denied her allegations and said that she 'cannot intimidate a journalist.' According to the latest report in Times of India, senior members of the entertainment media will meet film's producer Ekta Kapoor today and demand an apology from the actress; if she fails to...

09/07/2019

Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch' undergoes public restoration

On Monday, experts at the Rijksmuseum got to work on the biggest-ever restoration of Rembrandt van Rijn's The Night Watch. The multimillion-euro makeover of the 1642 masterpiece is expected to take years. The painting has undergone several restorations in the past. But this time, restorers will be working inside a specially designed glass chamber, allowing members of the public to watch. Their work will also be streamed live online. "The Night Watch belongs to everyone," Rijksmuseum director Taco Dibbits told a press conference in Amsterdam. "We felt that the public has the right to see what happens to that painting."...

Book Review: Where will man take us? A bold story of the man technology is creating

The novel, ‘Where will man take us’ gives the readers a delightful insight into how technology created by man is gradually taking control over the human minds; dictating how humans should function. The central theme of the novel revolves around how artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and genetics play a pivotal role as the drivers of change – impacting by large the ways in which the society should function. The author mentions that technologies, which were invented to ease pain and end sufferings are merging with human biology, to an extent taking control over death. This is what makes man their own...

Hrithik on sister Sunaina's relationship: Religion isn't even a thing in my family

Mumbai: Since a few months, Hrithik Roshan and his family have been facing a lot of trouble due to controversies. Earlier, the 'Super 30' actor's elder sister Sunaina Roshan alleged that she was 'living in hell' because her family was opposing relationship with a Muslim guy. But now, Hrithik finally opened up about his sister's relationship. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Hrithik said, "This is an internal, private and sensitive matter for me and my family. In Didi’s current state, it would not be correct of me to speak about her. It is an unfortunate situation that probably many...