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In perfect rhythm and harmony!

In a country that is known for its male tabla players who have achieved so much here as well as abroad, Anuradha Pal is the first female professional tabla player who has been recognised for her talents here as well as in other countries as well. Not only is she a recipient of the First Ladies Award which was awarded to her by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, her recent song Empower Yourself has been chosen as the theme song for the #NariShakti Campaign. Talking to this connoisseur of music, we find more.... Like every other maestro of...


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14/05/2019

Latest Game of Thrones episode sends curveball to children named Khaleesi

WARNING: contains spoilers from season eight, episode five. Among those feeling most horrified as they watched Daenerys Targaryen’s mass-murderous turn in this week’s episode were surely some of the parents who had named their daughters after the dragon queen. The name Khaleesi was given to 560 girls in the US last year, many more if you include variations on the spelling. In total, more than 3,500 children have been named after her since the show began. Indeed, up until the penultimate episode in the long-running series, which aired on Sunday night in the US, Daenerys Targaryen was one of the...
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Sally Rooney trumps Michelle Obama to book of the year title

Sally Rooney’s has taken the top prize at the British book awards, beating Michelle Obama’s widely-tipped autobiography and last year’s Man Booker winner Anna Burns’s Milkman, to win the title of book of the year. The 28-year-old Irish novelist’s second book, which charts the protracted on-off love affair between two young people over several years, landed the top prize at the awards, also known as the Nibbies or “Bafta’s of the book trade” on Monday night. While Rooney’s novel was nominated a number of awards, including , and prizes, it has only picked up a couple of titles, including the...

Ajay Devgn starrer 'De De Pyaar De' gets new release date; find out here

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How The Good Fight became TV's most political drama

Since it began in 2017, The Good Fight has been brilliant and often astounding television. The legal side of the story quickly morphed into an anarchic political drama with only a sprinkling of courtroom action, taking its cue from its predecessor, , which followed a similar path. It has built on those foundations with an admirable lack of regard for decorum, and there is a lot to admire: Christine Baranski’s graceful performance as the esteemed Diane Lockhart, its embrace of playful surrealism, and its willingness to treat real-time, real-world events as TV fodder. But even as a dedicated viewer and...

Anger is a very special quality: Shahid Kapoor on his aggressive role in Kabir Singh

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Deepika Padukone hits the gym before her glamorous appearance at Cannes 2019

Mumbai: After nailing the edgy barbie look at Met Gala 2019, Deepika Padukone is all set to slay at the Cannes Film Festival. The actress is training hard to maintain her perfect physique before the Cannes Film Festival and is ready to thrill us with yet another sartorial pick soon. Deepika Padukone has always been a fitness and a sports enthusiast. Now, the actress has been seen hitting the gym while in New York, just a few days before walking down the prestigious red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Deepika Padukone has posted a series of pictures on her...