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All about Raza – The Hindu

All about Raza - The Hindu

It’s as though Syed Haider Raza and the bindu are inseparable entities. So linked is the dot to Raza’s work, that one is surprised to discover that the symbol emerged only much later (circa 1970s) in his prolific career. Raza’s work as an artist spanned over six decades right upto ...

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BBC announces action to boost staff from BAME backgrounds

BBC announces action to boost staff from BAME backgrounds

The BBC’s director general has spoken of the “importance” of a report into the Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) culture at the corporation. Tony Hall addressed staff on Wednesday saying he was “determined” to implement findings from the two-year long review. The recommendations address ways in which the BBC can ...

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XXXTentacion: Controversy rages after rapper’s shooting death

XXXTentacion: Controversy rages after rapper's shooting death

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Before his death the 20-year-old found fame online, racking up hundreds of millions of streams The killing of US rapper XXXTentacion has set social media ablaze: vicious arguments have broken out about how to memorialise such a problematic figure, as fans pore over conspiracy theories ...

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Jurassic World’s lesbian vet and other LGBT characters that are all talk

Jurassic World's lesbian vet and other LGBT characters that are all talk

Image copyright Universal Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star Daniella Pineda says her character in the film is gay – not that you would know from watching it. She told Build that the line with the reveal was cut from the movie “for the sake of time”. In the scene, she’s ...

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Lord Sugar criticised for tweet comparing Senegal team to ‘beach sellers in Marbella’

Lord Sugar criticised for tweet comparing Senegal team to 'beach sellers in Marbella'

Lord Sugar has now deleted the tweet he posted on Wednesday Lord Sugar has been criticised for an “unhelpful and ignorant” tweet comparing Senegal’s World Cup team to sellers on the “beach in Marbella”. A picture of the team was posted next to pictures of sunglasses and handbags. Lord Sugar, ...

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Ed Sheeran donates Lego head to local charity shop

Ed Sheeran donates Lego head to local charity shop

Image copyright PA / St Elizabeth Hospice Image caption Shape of You: Ed Sheeran and his Lego self Ed Sheeran has donated a life-sized Lego model he made of his own head to his local charity shop. Staff at St Elizabeth Hospice in the singer’s hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk, praised ...

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At Kalakriti’s ‘Sands of Time’, artists attempt to make sense of time and civilisation through sculptures

At Kalakriti’s ‘Sands of Time’, artists attempt to make sense of time and civilisation through sculptures

Time is what we make of it. It can pass by like a swift shaft of wind or crawl along, with each second that seems never ending. Artist Avijit Dutta, in his curatorial notes, feels that life is made up of several tiny moments like the grains of sand. He ...

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XXXTentacion: Fans gather at murder site

XXXTentacion: Fans gather at murder site

Image copyright Rex Features Image caption The rapper was awaiting trial for domestic assault at the time of his death Fans of XXXTentacion have gathered in Florida to pay tribute to the rapper, who was shot dead on Monday. Hundreds of mourners laid candles, flowers and teddy bears at the ...

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Stranger Things comic will explore the Upside Down

Stranger Things comic will explore the Upside Down

Image copyright Alamy Stranger Things fans will be able to explore the Upside Down in a new comic. The first series, due for release in September, will focus on Will Byers and his time in an alternate dimension. The character spends nearly all the first season in a mysterious place ...

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Boy Erased author Garrard Conley on surviving ‘gay conversion therapy’

Boy Erased author Garrard Conley on surviving 'gay conversion therapy'

Image copyright Colin Boyd Shafer Image caption Garrard Conley was forced to go through “gay conversion therapy” as a teenager It’s not unusual for a writer to dedicate a book to their parents – but for Garrard Conley to have dedicated Boy Erased to his mother and father and thanked ...

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