James M. Cain's bleak view of human nature and relationships (Column: Bookends)

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:12

Why do we like evil, or rather, are fascinated by it, especially in its literary manifestations? Philosophically, evil is needed, for without it how can we recognise/do good, the fundamental underpinning of virtually all religions and moral systems? This may also hold true in the literary sense, where we also can experience a vicarious view of its course -- without the resultant consequences.


Kim shows rare PDA With Kanye

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 05:22

Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West were seen getting up, close and personal at Kourtney Kardashian's birthday party.


Amber Rose walks naked around son

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:56

Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Amber Rose says she walks around naked in front of her five-year-old son Sebastian "all the time".


Rome celebrates 2,771st birthday

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:06

Rome, April 22 (IANS) Celebrations took place across Rome on Saturday as the capital of Italy commemorated its founding 2,771 years ago.


South Africa calling for Sunny Leone (Movie Snippets)

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 18:28

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone is heading to South Africa to shoot "Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone". She says this year has been one of the best years of her life.


Silence against hatred is complicity: Actress Swara Bhaskar

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 18:06

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Outspoken actress Swara Bhaskar, who has made a name for herself in Bollywood with strong roles in some offbeat films, says she loves to take hateful trolls head on as it very important "to expose the hatred and the low level of humanity of so many of these trolls" that are often paid for by vested interests.


Living up to professional demands: Amitabh Bachchan

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 18:06

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Stunts can be risky at 75, but that's not stopping Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan from doing any of it. He says there's always an effort to meet professional demands.