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All the World’s a Stage

Written by Parul | Published: July 22, 2018 2:21:59 am Actor Chakresh Kumar SINCE the last few days actor, director and founder of Alankar Theatre, Chakresh Kumar has been getting into the skin of various characters, for 12 hours at a stretch. Preparing for a performance which promises to be ...

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Cross Border Frames | The Indian Express

Published: July 22, 2018 2:28:20 am Gabriel Dattatreyan By Dhruv Taware Few minutes before the screening of his short film at the TIFA Working Studios, Pune, Dr E Gabriel Dattatreyan was chatting with his audience, university students and teachers, scribbling notes on various Indian films which have portrayed a character ...

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15 things your eyes, hair and skin could be trying to reveal about your health | health

You can know about your fitness and health simply by looking at your eyes, hair and skin. This is because various underlying health issues such as heart disease, kidney problems and osteoporosis make themselves heard through the state of your eyes and skin. Eyes Various health conditions can be detected ...

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Not just Section 377, the law isn’t straight for a queer person in India

Written by Mansi Dua | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2018 5:01:22 pm How the Indian law is problematic for a queer person and what can be done about it. (Source: Getty) Can a trans-woman report sexual harassment at work against a colleague?Does a queer person have the right ...

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Movies & Reviews

Godzilla King of the Monsters trailer: The alpha-predator meets his match

Godzilla King of the Monsters trailer: The alpha-predator meets his match

Written by Kshitij Rawat | New Delhi | Published: July 22, 2018 2:39:12 am Godzilla: King of the Monsters is scheduled to be released on May 31, 2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla and last year’s Kong: Skull Island, got a trailer at San Diego ...

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Aquaman trailer: Jason Momoa’s DC superhero swims home

Aquaman trailer: Jason Momoa’s DC superhero swims home

Written by Kshitij Rawat | New Delhi | Updated: July 22, 2018 1:54:39 am Aquaman releases on December 21. Finally, it is here. Warner Bros’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con has released the biggest trailer of the day – James Wan’s Aquaman trailer. Jason Momoa takes up the mantle of ...

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Shazam trailer: DC film universe is getting its first laugh-out-loud film

Shazam trailer: DC film universe is getting its first laugh-out-loud film

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 22, 2018 1:11:25 am Shazam releases on April 5, 2019. Played by Zachary Levi and Asher Angel, Shazam is basically a kid who transforms into a well-muscled, almost invulnerable superhero by saying the magic word SHAZAM! He is given this ...

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Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer: Johnny Depp’s Dark Wizard makes his move

Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer: Johnny Depp’s Dark Wizard makes his move

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 22, 2018 12:50:53 am Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald releases on November 16, 2018. The second installment in the Fantastic Beasts series set in Harry Potter’s Wizarding World got a new trailer at Warner Bros’ San Diego Comic-Con panel ...

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Beauty Fashion & Trends

Alia Bhatt looks like she took a dip in a pool of lilac water and emerged a goddess | fashion and trends

Alia Bhatt looks like she took a dip in a pool of lilac water and emerged a goddess | fashion and trends

Alia Bhatt is the jaw-droppingly chic cover star for Bold Outline magazine’s first issue and to say the 25-year-old actor looked stunning is an understatement. Alia artfully styled her effortless and interesting lilac top with dark trousers for a chic evening outfit. Billowing, exaggerated bell sleeves, off-the-shoulder neckline, and one ...

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Deepika Padukone’s striped dress with a trendy tie-detail is chic and comfy

Deepika Padukone’s striped dress with a trendy tie-detail is chic and comfy

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2018 5:05:20 pm Take a look at Deepika Padukone’s latest style file. (Source: Express Photo by Varinder Chawla) Time and again, we have seen Deepika Padukone acing casual fashion with ease and grace. The Bajirao Mastani actor rarely fails to ...

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Sonam Kapoor’s monochrome airport look with Anand Ahuja is ultra-chic and fuss-free

Sonam Kapoor’s monochrome airport look with Anand Ahuja is ultra-chic and fuss-free

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2018 5:22:07 pm Take a look at the latest style file of Sonam Kapoor. (Designed by Rajan Sharma/Indian Express) For someone who is known for her stunning sartorial choices, giving style goals while travelling comes easily to Sonam Kapoor. The ...

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Anushka Sharma’s sun-kissed dresses from India’s England tour are actually quite comfortable | fashion and trends

Anushka Sharma’s sun-kissed dresses from India’s England tour are actually quite comfortable | fashion and trends

The best kinds of outfits are the ones that are easy to pull together, while still looking meticulously stylish. Take Anushka Sharma’s latest looks for example. The actor has been giving us a lot of sartorial goodness on her UK vacation and proving that sometimes an elegant and minimal dress ...

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Health & Fitness

10 tips to maintain healthy teeth and keep cavities at bay | fitness

10 tips to maintain healthy teeth and keep cavities at bay | fitness

The key to good dental health lies in brushing correctly and maintaining good oral hygiene. And no, expensive toothpastes won’t do the trick, though it is always best to go for toothpastes that contain fluoride which sticks to the enamel and prevents cavities, triclosan which prevents plaque and zinc which ...

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11 fitness myths people think are true, but here’s the reality | fitness

11 fitness myths people think are true, but here’s the reality | fitness

Trying to get that chiseled physique or just being fit is a journey during which you will come across several myths and half-truths. How much to eat, what to eat, when to exercise and when not tot to — there are numerous theories floating around. But here, we separate fact ...

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Protein that boosts survival in colon cancer patients identified

Protein that boosts survival in colon cancer patients identified

Scientists have identified a protein that boosts survival rates in colon cancer patients and could be targeted to treat the deadly disease. Researchers at Boston University in the US found colon cancer patients with high levels of the protien c-Cbl lived longer than those with low c-Cbl. Even though scientists ...

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Minimalist decor hacks to add an understated style to your home | more lifestyle

Minimalist decor hacks to add an understated style to your home | more lifestyle

You don’t need a large house to make the space eye-catching. With minimal decor, you can make your living space attractive. Anjali Jain, founder of Kala Drishti (NGO), and Harpreet Ahluwalia, founder of Earthly Creations, share some tips to decorate your home in a minimalist way: * Keep it simple: ...

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Travels

The luxurious St Moritz in Switzerland

When the town of St Moritz is covered with a blanket of snow, the locals wiggle their feet into their ski boots and make it a point to be seen at the winter games in fashionable faux fur. Nestled in the beautiful, story-book Engadine Valley on the southern Alps, one ...

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Renew your vows at the astonishing overwater wedding chapel @ Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives

Walk down the glass floor aisle to renew your vows, surrounded by the stunning vistas of the Indian Ocean at Jumeirah Vittaveli Jumeirah Vittaveli has launched an enchanting overwater wedding chapel in Maldives, that offers, “Vow Renewal” ceremony for a unique and unforgettable experience.The Wedding Chapel is serenely tucked in ...

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Fossil-rich Portugal gets dinosaur theme park and outdoor museum | travel

Eyes popping in astonishment, his mouth hanging mutely open, seven-year-old Joel approaches the four-metre-high monster and stands nose-to-nose with one of the deadliest killing machines the world has ever known. The full-scale Tyrannosaurus rex is just one of the prehistoric highlights on display at Portugal’s self-proclaimed “dinosaur capital”, a new ...

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TOP 10 Places to visit in india during the summers

If you are visiting India anytime soon or are already here, the one thing you must have noticed by now is that the summers are sweltering. The heat wave has to be the only reason why you have not explored the country, yet. The months of May, June, July and ...

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Books and Reviews

Excerpt: Being Pakistani; Society, Culture and the Arts by Raza Rumi | books | excerpts

Excerpt: Being Pakistani; Society, Culture and the Arts by Raza Rumi | books | excerpts

312pp, Rs 399; HarperCollins The decade of the 1970s in Pakistan was tumultuous to say the least. The cataclysmic events of 1971 led to the birth of Bangladesh and the emergence of Bhutto’s Pakistan. The contradictions of Bhutto’s politics and the consolidation of a national security state took place during ...

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Excerpt: Shapeshifters; On Medicine & Human Change by Gavin Francis | books | excerpts

Excerpt: Shapeshifters; On Medicine & Human Change by Gavin Francis | books | excerpts

282pp, Rs 599; Hachette In the Sherlock Holmes stories, Arthur Conan Doyle implies that the discerning detective can learn much about a person from their tattoos. ‘I have made a small study of tattoo marks,’ Conan Doyle has Holmes say, ‘and have even contributed to the literature of the subject.’ ...

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HT Picks: The week’s most interesting reads | books | ht picks

HT Picks: The week’s most interesting reads | books | ht picks

MONSOON FEELINGS; A HISTORY OF EMOTIONS IN THE RAIN EDITED BY IMKE RAJAMANI, MARGRIT PERNAU AND KATHERINE BUTLER SCHOFIELD 479pp, Rs 1750; Niyogi Books The monsoon is the season of pouring rain and intense emotions: love and longing, hope and fear, pleasure and pain, devotion and joyous excess. Through a ...

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Gojri: The language that’s spoken but rarely read | books | reviews

Gojri: The language that’s spoken but rarely read | books | reviews

Until a month ago, cars in Kashmir had to navigate through the occasional herd of sheep and goat driven by Bakarwal goatherds to pastures and forest land in the hills. The animals and their masters will spend the next six to seven months there in the company of nature. These ...

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Art & Culture

Sujatha Shankar Kumar in conversation with artist Pushpamala

Sujatha Shankar Kumar in conversation with artist Pushpamala

She donned the role of photographic raconteur from that of sculptor in 1997, and stepped into her own pictures to create what has been described best as performance photography. Since then, Pushpamala’s art is recognisable for the iconic imagery that explores the self as the other, and for its strong ...

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‘I needed to put at stake my own vulnerabilities’

‘I needed to put at stake my own vulnerabilities’

There are images that you photograph. And then there are those that you merely see. Sohrab Hura’s work, especially in his new book, Look it’s Getting Sunny Outside!!! (LIGSO!!!), belongs to the latter category. As the invisible eye, lost to the background and yet never really too far off, Hura ...

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Searching for the homeland - The Hindu

Searching for the homeland – The Hindu

One of the great subcontinental migrations, and one that has arguably been slowly erased from public memory, provides the backdrop of a new play from director Gerish Khemani, based on a script he co-wrote with Akshat Nigam. Written in English, with a smattering of Sindhi, In Search of Dariya Sagar ...

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Fragility of garbage - The Hindu

Fragility of garbage – The Hindu

Seven artists conjure surreal artworks out of discarded elements at Waste Land, an ongoing group exhibition at Tarq. Curated by Birgid Uccia, Waste Land is part of the biennial public diplomacy campaign, “70 years of Swiss-Indian Friendship: Connecting Minds – Inspiring the Future” by the Consulate General of Switzerland in ...

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Food

Dal, as you like it

Dal, as you like it

It’s fair to say, finding a plate of pocket-friendly dal-roti in Visakhapatnam is still like finding needle in a haystack. Especially if you like your rotis served warm. But luckily for us, we found Shree Shyam, a homely eating place, where one can enjoy a meal in peace. Rajesh Sharma, ...

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Your fish’s journey from the trawler to the plate

Your fish’s journey from the trawler to the plate

S Govindhan is Kasimedu’s dhorai, meaning, big guy. Seated in front of a mammoth sawed-down tree trunk that functions as a cutting table, he rapidly slices tuna into neat fillets. The enclosure, a little beyond the wharf at Kasimedu fish market, houses the men who cut big fish. Smaller fish ...

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Mother Mirra’s Coffee’s 100-year legacy

Mother Mirra’s Coffee’s 100-year legacy

“I promise, you will keep coming back for more,” declares Sundar Subramaniam with a confident smile. The executive director of Mother Mirra Group of Companies offers me a fragrant brew, made with coffee powder from Mirra’s Idhu Namma Veetu Kaapi brand. The group recently launched three variants of filter coffee. ...

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A food and drink story

A food and drink story

The Urdu word goyaa, refers to the suspension of disbelief that takes place when fantasy is so realistic that it temporarily becomes real. Usually associated with the good powerful storytelling, restauranteur Siddharth Somaiya has chosen it for his new culinary venture. In a quiet bylane away from the hustle bustle ...

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TV

Juhi Parmar tears down ex-husband’s claims in a scathing open letter. Read here | tv

Juhi Parmar tears down ex-husband’s claims in a scathing open letter. Read here | tv

TV actor Juhi Parmar has lashed out at her ex-husband Sachin Shroff in a brutal open letter. She posted the letter on Instagram on Friday. She has taken down all the claims made by Sachin one by one. Juhi said that she maintained silence till date because it was decided ...

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Breaking Bad cast reunited at Comic Con to celebrate 10 year anniversary | tv

Breaking Bad cast reunited at Comic Con to celebrate 10 year anniversary | tv

The Breaking Bad team reunited in honour of the 10th anniversary of the drama, which premiered in January 2008. The cast reunited at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2018, reports hollywoodreporter.com The team — creator and show runner Vince Gilligan and leading men Bryan Cranston (Walter White) and Aaron Paul (Jesse ...

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If Priyanka Chopra sold sea shells on the sea floor, we’d buy them. See pics | tv

If Priyanka Chopra sold sea shells on the sea floor, we’d buy them. See pics | tv

Priyanka Chopra has posed for a new series of pictures for Vogue magazine’s August issue. The accompanying piece celebrates the actor’s worldwide appeal and laundry list of accomplishments. Since her debut on Quantico, which made her the first Indian-born actor to star in a US network series, the piece says, ...

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A candid chat with SUMAIYA SHIMU

A candid chat with SUMAIYA SHIMU

Popular actor Sumaiya Shimu has been active in the showbiz scene for over 19 years. Her performances on television have left an indelible mark on the industry. She also has a successful modeling career to her credit. In a recent conversation with The Daily Star, the star looks back on ...

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Sex & Relationships

9 things a woman loves to hear. Check out the best compliments you can possibly give her | sex and relationships

9 things a woman loves to hear. Check out the best compliments you can possibly give her | sex and relationships

There are endless ways you can compliment women. You can tell them their outfit is killer, that their eyes shine like the light from the sun, or that you love the way they’re able to argue with you for an hour straight about why poha is the best breakfast. And ...

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8 clever ways to check if you are finally in a happy, healthy relationship | sex and relationships

8 clever ways to check if you are finally in a happy, healthy relationship | sex and relationships

Sure, dating looks different now than it did in the age before Tinder and flirting via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter DMs. But the signs of a healthy relationship are still the same. It’s still about respect, admiration, communication… and learning when to put down your mobile phone. With this in ...

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These Adorable Photos from a Floating Baby Spa Will Make Your Day

These Adorable Photos from a Floating Baby Spa Will Make Your Day

{Image Credit: Instagram / @babyspaperth} Between eating and sleeping all day, babies are lucky. And if you’re looking for a fun way to add more mommy and daddy time with your little one, this is certainly the spa for you! Baby Spa Perth in Australia lets parents enjoy a unique experience with ...

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Couples beware, study says big fat weddings could lead to divorce | sex and relationships

Couples beware, study says big fat weddings could lead to divorce | sex and relationships

Big fat weddings are increasingly becoming a popular trend among young couples these days. But spending too much on weddings could result in divorce, says a recent study by two American researchers. Andrew Francis-Tan and Hugo M Mialon from the Emory University in Atlanta conducted a survey of over 3,000 ...

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Technology

The 6 Best Deals From PerformanceBike.com’s Weekend Sale

Spring’s longer days and warmer temperatures mean more time for cycling. That also means you probably need to refresh some of your tired or worn gear with a few upgrades. And right now that’s pretty easy to do thanks to Performance Bike’s Weekend Deal. For three days, from now until Sunday, ...

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The Best Luggage for Every Kind of Trip You’re Taking

You ever packed a bag for a trip and discovered that you don’t have enough space or that your luggage is way too big for the job? We’ve all been there. Packing is indeed a science and if you’ve yet to master it, you may find yourself using inappropriate luggage ...

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Buying a Watch Online? This Site Will Make Sure It’s Not a Counterfeit

Buying a pre-owned watch on the Internet can be a little bit of a crapshoot. While there are a handful of reputable sites that rigorously test and verify the watches they sell, there’s no shortage of places that, well, don’t do that at all. Which is why some guys who ...

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This Fast New Mountain Bike Makes Riding Downhill Way More Fun

What It Is: Yeti’s SB100 is a shorter travel bike for trail and enduro riders, and a cross-country, switch infinity suspension replacement for Yeti’s ASR. If you’re planning to compete in a marathon trail or an epic ride, this just might be the bike for you. Some cross-country bikes can ...

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Everything Else

How disproportionately big fashion is the order of the day: and how you can wear it! | brunch | feature

How disproportionately big fashion is the order of the day: and how you can wear it! | brunch | feature

Some of the most era-defining trends over the years have played with proportions. Runways were once dominated by short shorts and skinny bottoms – big has (unfortunately) never been in. But, if you’re one of those extra-large-loving ladies – if you’d rather wear your boyfriend’s jeans than your own – ...

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Sacred Games author Vikram Chandra interviewed by his niece | brunch | feature

Sacred Games author Vikram Chandra interviewed by his niece | brunch | feature

Here’s the thing about being the niece of Vikram Chandra, the author of Sacred Games: Since you want to be a writer too, you get to interview your own uncle! His 900-page novel is now a digital show – the first Indian original series on Netflix, and HT Brunch suggested ...

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Drama is dead, long live theatre | brunch | feature

Drama is dead, long live theatre | brunch | feature

As the Khans compete for audiences with Netflix and Hotstar, how tough is it for the humble theatre to fill up its seats? Turns out, drama in India has another competitor as well: stand up comics, who are getting funnier and more aggressive in courting attention. But all’s not over ...

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Salman Khan motivated me to get back to showbiz: Bobby Deol | brunch | feature

Salman Khan motivated me to get back to showbiz: Bobby Deol | brunch | feature

Date of birth: January 27 Sun sign: Aquarius Place of birth: Mumbai School/ College: Jamnabai Narsee School/ Mithibai College, Mumbai High point of your life: Facing the camera for the first time as a seven-year-old, when I played the young Dharmendra in Dharam Veer (1977) Low point of your life: ...

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