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Matter of Perception | The Indian Express

Written by Dipanita Nath | Published: October 19, 2018 1:33:43 am Item engages with patriarchy and gender politics Many doors have opened for us. We have shows all over India,” says Kshitish Date, 25, a Pune-based theatre actor and director, who won one of the most prestigious theatre awards in ...

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Happy Dussehra 2018 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Wallpaper, SMS, Messages, Photos, Pics, and Greetings

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 18, 2018 8:00:14 pm Dussehra 2018 date: This year it will be observed on October 19. Happy Dussehra  2018 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Wallpaper, SMS, Messages, Photos: Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi, falls on October 19 this year. It marks the historic victory ...

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Do you take short holidays on long weekends? Here are 6 travel trends to get the most of it | travel

To loosen up and de-stress, millennials have understood that travelling is the best therapy. Utilising long weekends, Indians are exploring offbeat locations rather than going to another city with the same hustle bustle, say experts. Dhruv Raj Gupta, founder and CEO, TripShelf and Dhruv Sharma, CEO and founder of GuestHouser, ...

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Dussehra 2018: Significance, important rituals and celebrations across India | art and culture

This year Dussehra falls on October 19. While some associate it with the epic battle of Ramayana, others do so to commemorate Goddess Durga’s victory over the demon Mahishasura. Dussehra, also known as Vijaydashami or Dasain in certain parts of our country makes way for Diwali celebrations. One of the ...

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Movies & Reviews

Jason Blum apologizes for comment claiming female directors shortage

Jason Blum apologizes for comment claiming female directors shortage

His apology came after social media users and media outlets, annoyed by the comment, provided multiple examples of female horror directors with whom Blum and his company could work. “Thank you everyone for calling me out on my dumb comments in that interview,” he wrote in his statement, referring to ...

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'Making a Murderer' resumes quest for justice with 'Part 2'

‘Making a Murderer’ resumes quest for justice with ‘Part 2’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The documentary “Making a Murderer” captured attention in 2015 with its story of how two Wisconsin men were convicted of a brutal murder, throwing a harsh light on the U.S. justice system and triggering a spate of true-crime programming. FILE PHOTO: Steven Avery is pictured in ...

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Paris auction house 'would love it' if Banksy pulls another stunt

Paris auction house ‘would love it’ if Banksy pulls another stunt

PARIS (Reuters) – The first auction house to sell prints by Banksy since THAT auction two weeks ago does not anticipate another stunt like the one that shredded half a picture moments after the hammer fell. But, hey, if something were to happen? Great! An offset lithograph entitled “Stop and ...

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'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret' the movie is coming

‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ the movie is coming

The book, first published in 1970, is about the life of Margaret Simon, an 11-year-old in the sixth grade, living in Farbrook, New Jersey. Margaret forms a secret club with three girls from her neighborhood and that’s where they talk about typical issues that pre-teens face, from anticipating their periods ...

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Beauty Fashion & Trends

Step-by-step guide: How to drape a linen sari

Step-by-step guide: How to drape a linen sari

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 18, 2018 7:18:35 pm Draping a sari can be done in minutes. (Source: Deekshita Baruah) Durga Puja is synonymous with food, adda and clothes and ‘Pujo fashion’ is widely discussed even before the festival starts. Saris are generally preferred because of ...

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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai completes 20 years: Kajol, Alia Bhatt, Jhanvi Kapoor sizzle at the bash

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai completes 20 years: Kajol, Alia Bhatt, Jhanvi Kapoor sizzle at the bash

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 18, 2018 12:45:54 pm Who do you think looked the best? (Designed by Rajan Sharma) Karan Johar’s directorial debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai released in 1998 and made a special place in the hearts of the people. The film, over the years, ...

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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai completes 20 years: Kareena Kapoor Khan steals the show in this black Balmain dress

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai completes 20 years: Kareena Kapoor Khan steals the show in this black Balmain dress

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 18, 2018 10:53:51 am Kareena Kapoor Khan completely rocked the outfit. (Source: Varinder Chawla/ Anaita Shroff Adajania/Instagram) Karan Johar’s debut film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai completed 20 years and the director threw a bash to celebrate it. The cast of the film, ...

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Step-by-step guide: How to wear a Gujarati-style sari

Step-by-step guide: How to wear a Gujarati-style sari

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 17, 2018 6:41:19 pm This festive season, dress up in a Gujarati style sari with these easy draping tips. Navratri is synonymous with garba and dandiya nights and it would be wrong to say that we aren’t a little excited. Colourful lehengas ...

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Health & Fitness

9 tried and tested tips from someone who travelled the world | travel

9 tried and tested tips from someone who travelled the world | travel

Iraq war veteran Akshay Nanavati joined the Marines after overcoming drug addiction in high school; his role in Iraq was to walk in front of convoys to find IEDs, or improvised explosive devices. On his discharge, Nanavati was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and considered suicide before turning to extreme ...

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Dussehra 2018 wishes and images to share on WhatsApp and Facebook | more lifestyle

Dussehra 2018 wishes and images to share on WhatsApp and Facebook | more lifestyle

The festival of Dussehra is an auspicious day that marks the victory of good over evil. Some celebrate the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, by burning towering effigies of his, symbolizing that evil is demolished by burning fireworks. Some others also celebrate the mythological story of ...

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Durga Ashtami 2018: Significance and meaning of Kanya Pujan | more lifestyle

Durga Ashtami 2018: Significance and meaning of Kanya Pujan | more lifestyle

Kanya puja is celebrated on the eighth and ninth day of Navaratri. Nine young girls who represent the nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped on this occasion. According to this day, the girl child symbolizes pure creative force. According to custom, the feet of these girls is washed as ...

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The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: Bone marrow, delicious and underrated | more lifestyle

The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: Bone marrow, delicious and underrated | more lifestyle

We like to divide the world into vegetarians and non-vegetarians. But of course it is not so simple. What about people who won’t eat eggs saying that they are non vegetarian foods but will happily drink milk? In the West, there is at least a degree of consistency: vegans won’t ...

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Travels

Dive into Gujarat’s largest garba gathering in Vadodara to discover a whirlwind in rhythm

The city revels in colour. So does the entire State of Gujarat — it is Navratri, after all — but there is something special about Vadodara. Not just the colourful, artistic, chaniya choli-clad figurines that bedeck bustling city squares. Or the utter freedom that women seem to enjoy: we roam ...

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History lessons are so much better when delivered between cocktails in London’s Kennington Park

“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine,” says Rick (Humphrey Bogart) in the classic Casablanca, about Ilsa (played by Ingrid Bergman). Not the first literary or cinematic reference to this spirit that has close ties with the United Kingdom’s former ...

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Road Less Travelled: Dasara celebrations in Bastar

She’s attired in a shocking pink sari tied till the knees, adorned with chunky armbands and anklets in silver, double nose-pins in gold, and a necklace made with cowries. There’s festive commotion around her, but the silver citizen from the Halba tribe is engrossed with her red mobile phone. “She’s ...

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Changi airport is constantly reinventing itself

If one has to get stuck in an airport, Singapore’s Changi is ideal. Anyone who has been through this airport will know it is an experience of the city itself. From retail, dining and entertainment to a brush with Nature, it has been equipped with almost everything a new-age traveller ...

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Books and Reviews

The Wonderful, Whoopsy Whiffling World of Roald Dahl | books

The Wonderful, Whoopsy Whiffling World of Roald Dahl | books

From a battered armchair in a hut tucked away in the English countryside, author Roald Dahl dreamed up worlds that have enchanted youngsters across the globe. Stuffed with hundreds of weird and wonderful mementos, the garden hut was where the children’s novelist wrote his fantastical tales for 36 years. A ...

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‘Milkman’ by Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize 2018 | books

‘Milkman’ by Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize 2018 | books

‘Milkman’ by writer Anna Burns scooped the 2018 Man Booker Prize on Tuesday, with the Northern Irish writer winning the literary award for her third full-length novel. Set in an unnamed city during the bloody “Troubles” of Northern Ireland, the ‘Milkman’ tells the coming-of-age story of a young girl’s affair ...

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Author interview: Anthony Horowitz presents a Bond who’s on the cusp of becoming 007 | books | author interview

Author interview: Anthony Horowitz presents a Bond who’s on the cusp of becoming 007 | books | author interview

About four-fifths of the way into his novel, Forever and a Day, author Anthony Horowitz takes a little dig at the world’s most famous spy — as seen in the movies. James Bond, newly minted Agent 007, has been captured by the villains and given a shot of heroin. As ...

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Doormats are rarely valued: Reham Khan | books

Doormats are rarely valued: Reham Khan | books

British-Pakistani writer Reham Khan recently made waves for her autobiography outlining her twin troubled marriages, one of them to former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan, now that country’s prime minister. The book put her on the hit list of trolls and invited death threats, besides being called “vile” and “scandalous” with ...

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Art & Culture

#MeToo hits the art world; Jatin Das, Riyas Komu named

#MeToo hits the art world; Jatin Das, Riyas Komu named

The #MeToo movement has spread to the world of art, with several women coming forward with allegations against prominent artists. While artist and Padma Bhushan awardee Jatin Das has vehemently denied allegations of sexual misconduct against him by Mumbai-based entrepreneur Nisha Bora, Scene And Herd, an anonymously run Instagram account ...

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Navratri 2018: Nine colours for nine days | art and culture

Navratri 2018: Nine colours for nine days | art and culture

Navratri, a Hindu festival is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm, splendour and devotion throughout the country. The celebrations go on for nine days and nights and on the tenth day, Goddess Durga is immersed in holy water after nine days of the rituals. Navratri is observed as Durga Puja ...

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Tracing history, one collectible at a time

Tracing history, one collectible at a time

Three Old Monk bottles that were manufactured by Mohan Meakin in the 1980s, or a collection of original photographs of famous landmarks of Madras? Better still, a series of key paintings from the Madras School, including Girl, by L Munuswamy, one of the most important modern painters from the School. ...

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Durga Puja 2018: Celebrate the festival by visiting these best pandals from across the country | art and culture

Durga Puja 2018: Celebrate the festival by visiting these best pandals from across the country | art and culture

Durga Puja, celebrated during the nine days of Navratri, is one of the most anticipated festivals across the country. Goddess Durga and her 9-day long battle with Mashishasura and her eventual win over the demon on the 10th day (observed as Dussehra) is celebrated with great festivities and revelry. We ...

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Food

Festive thali - The Hindu

Festive thali – The Hindu

Traditional delicacies are an intrinsic part of the Navratri festivities. With this in mind Hotel Novotel has launched a special festive thali at Zaffran restaurant. As I step inside, I am greeted by the soothing décor that is a blend of modern and traditional aesthetics. A row of wooden artefacts ...

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Bao to the flavour - The Hindu

Bao to the flavour – The Hindu

Sandesh Reddy is mortified by the “cliched” bowls of sauce shaped like Yin and Yang, even though they go with the look of his new Chinese restaurant. Because, despite typically soothing Chinese music and transparent flooring that offers a view of the koi pond below, the only thing the restaurateur ...

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Samin Nosrat’s Netflix original is changing the landscape of food television

Samin Nosrat’s Netflix original is changing the landscape of food television

Over the past decade, the world of food television has largely been dominated by reality shows that feature stiff competition, kitchen drama, and often, an unforgiving jury (think Top Chef, MasterChef, Iron Chef). If the show is not a competition, then it is probably about the “superchef” who brings exacting ...

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In the sweet tradition - The Hindu

In the sweet tradition – The Hindu

Come festival season in India and the sweet shops go into a palagaram-making frenzy offering sweets of all kinds. While it is exciting to see the array of new sweets,we often crave for the kind that were made at home in earlier times. Away from the bustle of the city’s ...

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TV

Orange Is the New Black to end with season 7 in 2019, cast shares goodbye video | tv

Orange Is the New Black to end with season 7 in 2019, cast shares goodbye video | tv

The cast and crew of popular Netflix series Orange Is the New Black announced that season seven will be the final one of the show. In a touching video, actors including Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba and Taryn Manning bid adieu to the show and told fans that it will end ...

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Courtney Cox has bad news for Friends fans hoping for a reunion | tv

Courtney Cox has bad news for Friends fans hoping for a reunion | tv

Friends alum Courteney Cox says she cannot visualise a reboot of the hit NBC sitcom. The 54-year-old actor, who played the obsessive-complusive Monica Geller in the show, says she would love to reunite with her castmates but does not know if there was a way to “redo it”. “People ask ...

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Bigg Boss 12 Day 31: Surbhi Rana calls Sreesanth mentally unstable as he spits on Deepak Thakur’s name | tv

Bigg Boss 12 Day 31: Surbhi Rana calls Sreesanth mentally unstable as he spits on Deepak Thakur’s name | tv

The new Bigg Boss episode took off with the ongoing Ghoda Gadi task that would have a huge impact on the captaincy. Upset over Romil Chaudhary’s objection to his walking style on the treadmill, Sreesanth again tried to leave Bigg Boss house by jumping across the wall. Though the former ...

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Celebrating Tahsan with five melodious tracks

Celebrating Tahsan with five melodious tracks

They say that ageing is inevitable; well, someone forgot to tell that to Tahsan Khan. The singer has been a prominent name the music industry for well over a decade, successfully crossing over to the television industry to become a household name. Today is his birthday, and we celebrate ‘Tahsan ...

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Sex & Relationships

Sexually engaging with your ex might not be as bad as you think | sex and relationships

Sexually engaging with your ex might not be as bad as you think | sex and relationships

While your peers might advise you against jumping into bed with ex-partner after a breakup, a recent study shows that it might not be as bad you think. According to the finding of the study in Springer’s journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, having sex with an ex doesn’t seem to ...

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New dating app for Trump fans called DonaldDaters leaks data | sex and relationships

New dating app for Trump fans called DonaldDaters leaks data | sex and relationships

New dating app DonaldDaters was supposed to help lonely conservatives find each other discreetly. But the app leaked its database of users on launch day, a report said Monday. With the slogan “Make America Date Again,” the app targets the “American-based singles community connecting lovers, friends, and Trump supporters alike,” ...

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This is how fathering behaviours have evolved in humans | sex and relationships

This is how fathering behaviours have evolved in humans | sex and relationships

Males who baby-sit children, not necessarily only their own, are likely to have greater reproductive success, claims a research on gorillas, that suggests an alternative route by which fathering behaviours might have evolved in humans. “Mountain gorillas and humans are the only great apes in which males regularly develop strong ...

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What your social media PDA says about your relationship | sex and relationships

What your social media PDA says about your relationship | sex and relationships

Do you post every cute photo you take with your partner? You may be over-sharing. And while it may make some people go “Aww”, not everyone may be thrilled to see everything you eat, buy, or do with your partner. An Albright College survey done in 2014 found that Facebook ...

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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

No money down the drain for Philippine sanitation workers

No money down the drain for Philippine sanitation workers

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippines sanitation workers unblocking a drain discovered dozens of wallets had been clogging it up, some containing credit cards and IDs, but no money. Sanitation workers sort out credit cards and IDs after retrieving wallets from a drain, after local media reported that a stash of wallets ...

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She came, she saw, she conquered, British woman claims conker crown

She came, she saw, she conquered, British woman claims conker crown

LONDON (Reuters) – Standing in a rain soaked English village, more than 200 competitors armed with horse chestnuts dangling from shoelaces faced off for the World Conker Championship. The quintessential British school playground pastime involves competitors taking it in turns to launch their conkers in a bid to break those ...

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Achilles the cat trains mind and body for role as World Cup psychic

Kangaroo attacks couple in northeastern Australia, injures woman

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian wildlife carers Jim and Linda Smith are lucky to be alive, an ambulance official said, after they were attacked by a kangaroo in northeastern Queensland state. The Smiths were feeding wild kangaroos on their property in the Darling Downs when a grey kangaroo buck struck out ...

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How the jumpsuit got back in style... and how you can wear it tonight! | brunch | feature

How the jumpsuit got back in style… and how you can wear it tonight! | brunch | feature

Layer them up with capes and coats, or wear them to the boardroom or to the ball. Think off shoulders and cold cuts, to halters and – for the men – an attitude and some air. The very practical jumpsuits, earlier the garb of skydivers and parachuters, or uniforms for ...

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