Avicii mourned at Coachella music fest

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 15:38

Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) The unexpected death of world-renowned Swedish DJ and electronic dance music producer Avicii brought a sombre note to the 2018 Coachella music festival, especially near the Sahara Tent - the stage where the DJ closed the night in 2012.


Shorts films should release theatrically

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 14:26

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Director Tarun Dudeja's latest short film "Listener", which travelled to film festivals in the US and Germany, was released digitally earlier this week. But he feels the audience in India should be able to watch short films on the big screen too.


Working with Majidi 'big learning experience' for Maelzer

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 14:04

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Mia Maelzer, an actress, casting director, acting coach, art director and production designer, says that working with the acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi in "Beyond The Clouds" was a big learning experience.


Avicii's brother in Oman

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:28

Muscat, April 22 (IANS) David Bergling, brother of world-renowned Swedish DJ and electronic music producer Avicii, whose demise on Friday shook music lovers and the showbiz industry all over the world, is here as his family seeks answers to what caused his death.


'Austin Powers' fame Mini-me dead at 49

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:24

Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actor Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the "Austin Powers" comedy films, is dead. He was 49.


Ticket bookings for 'Avengers: Infinity War' starts early

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:04

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The buzz for Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" -- an ensemble of 22 superheroes to fight the supervillain Thanos -- is high and that has made the studio start the ticket bookings for the film early in India.


'Indians need to appreciate the rich repository of its languages'

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:34

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The purpose of language is to communicate, convey thoughts and bring us together. But now, at a time when languages are more often used to divide, to create an impression of superiority, to make you look like an out-of-touch elitist, "the need to begin appreciating the rich repository of languages that we have in India, is a dire need", says versatile author Kiran Manral.


Meals in the mountains (Book Extract)

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:18

ATTN EDITORS: "The Himalayan Arc: Journeys East of Southeast" edited by Namita Gokhale focuses on a crucial, enthralling, politically turbulent, yet often under-reported part of the Himalayan belt -- the "East of South-east". With over 30 contributors, it attempts to describe the sense of shared lives and cultural connectivity between the denizens of this area. Poetry, fiction, and mysticism are juxtaposed with essays on strategy and diplomacy, espionage and the deep state, photographs, folk tales, and fables. We bring you this exclusive extract with the permission of the publisher, HarperCollins.


No business problems, only people's problems: Shiv Khera (IANS Interview)

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:12

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) There are no business problems, only people problems -- and once these get resolved, so do the business problems, says motivational guru Shiv Khera, whose fifth book has just hit the stands while the first one has entered its 20th year and is set to be relaunched.