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Shashi Kapoor: Remembering Bollywood's crossover star. Shashi Kapoor: Remembering Bollywood's crossover star.
New York-based film writer Aseem Chhabra pays tribute to Bollywood actor and producer Shashi Kapoor who died aged 79 on Monday. In 1983 as a journalism student at Columbia University I attended a retrospective of films produced by Indian-born filmmaker Ismail Merchant and directed by his American partner James Ivory. Among the films I watched for the first time at the Museum of Modern Art we...
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Quaid-e-Azam's bust unveiled at British Museum to mark 70th Independence of Pakistan. Quaid-e-Azam's bust unveiled at British Museum to mark 70th Independence of Pakistan.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, on Tuesday night unveiled the bust of Muhammad Ali Jinnah at a British Museum in London. The bust will be installed by the Pakistan High Commission, London, at the prestigious Lincoln’s Inn to mark the 70th Independence of Pakistan. Khan posted images of the unveil on Twitter, saying he was “proud to unveil this bronze bust to honour the great Muhammad Ali Jinnah...
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The best Black Friday deals you can get right now The best Black Friday deals you can get right now
Black Friday may still be on the horizon, but there are loads of great deals on fantastic products all month long. We firmly believe that there's no such thing as a good deal on a bad product, so we’ve been hunting down the best sales, discounts, and bargains on electronics, home goods, toys, and more for weeks. And now the first day of sales is in full swing. We’ll be updating this post contin...
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Time change: Goodbye daylight saving, hello standard. Time change: Goodbye daylight saving, hello standard.
Sick of dark mornings on your way to school or work? It's your time to rise and shine. Just like pumpkin spice, falling leaves and football, another rite of autumn is upon us: The end of daylight saving time, which will occur at 2 a.m. Sunday Nov. 5. At that moment (or the night before), the few analog clocks still around need to "fall back" an hour, turning 1:59:59 a.m. into 1 a.m. Since mo...
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Carnival to resume sailings from San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sunday. Carnival to resume sailings from San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sunday.
Cruise giant Carnival plans to resume sailings from Puerto Rico on Sunday, just three-and-a-half weeks after Hurricane Maria slammed the island. Carnival on Monday said its San Juan-based Carnival Fascination will depart from the city late on Sunday on a seven-night Southern Caribbean voyage that features stops in Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua and St. Kitts. While many areas of Puert...
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The problem for the world’s most expensive spice. The problem for the world’s most expensive spice.
The spice saffron, as well as being famously expensive, is packed with antioxidants. It is said to help combat depression and lower blood pressure, to soften your skin and hair and is essential in a broad range of dishes from Swedish buns to paella. So what's stopping it becoming as fashionable as turmeric and cinnamon? Is it just its high price? In my palm I have five tiny strands, like pieces...
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The ocean is a strange place after dark The ocean is a strange place after dark
Moonlight triggers the world’s biggest orgy, strange creatures emerge from the depths, and waves glow blue. Some phenomena in the ocean can only be witnessed after dark. 1. Bioluminescence makes the sea shimmer You may have seen the pictures. It’s night-time in an impossibly exotic location. Waves are breaking on the beach. The water is sparkling with electric blue lights. The internet ...
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How Jinnah's ideology shapes Pakistan's identity. How Jinnah's ideology shapes Pakistan's identity.
In 1940 in Lahore Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the man who founded Pakistan, gave a seminal speech setting out the need for a separate state for Muslims on the subcontinent. Prior to the division of India in 1947, Hindus and Muslims had lived together across the country. But Jinnah described them as two separate nations. "It is a dream that the Hindus and Muslims can ever evolve a common nationality...
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Signal may be from first 'exomoon'. Signal may be from first 'exomoon'.
A team of astronomers has potentially discovered the first known moon beyond the Solar System. If confirmed, the "exomoon" is likely to be about the size and mass of Neptune, and circles a planet the size of Jupiter but with 10 times the mass. The signal was detected by Nasa's Kepler Space Telescope; astronomers now plan to carry out follow-up observations with Hubble in October. A paper ...
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Time, not material goods, 'raises happiness'. Time, not material goods, 'raises happiness'.
Using money to free-up time is linked to increased happiness, a study says. In an experiment, individuals reported greater happiness if they used £30 ($40) to save time - such as by paying for chores to be done - rather than spending the money on material goods. Psychologists say stress over lack of time causes lower well-being and contributes to anxiety and insomnia. Yet, they say even t...
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