Sidharth Shukla wins 'Bigg Boss 13', defeats Asim Riaz

MUMBAI: After spending almost five months in the "Bigg Boss 13" house, actor Sidharth Shukla has been declared winner of the show. He has defeated co-contestant and model Asim Riaz.

Bieber makes donation to Chinese charity amid coronavirus crisis

LOS ANGELES:Pop singer Justin Bieber has made a large donation to a children's charity in Beijing, to show his support for China amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Akshay Kumar in 'Masaledar' triple role?

NEW DELHI: Triple the fun with Khiladi Kumar? The celebrity posted a picture of him ecstatically holding what seems to be a Kurkure. This is the first time that Akshay is seen donning the hat and playing a triple role.

Robert Irwin recreates father's iconic pic, Twitterati amazed

NEW DELHI:Robert Irwin, the son of the late 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin, recreated his late father's iconic photograph holding a Koala dressed in uniform from the Australian zoo.

Mumbai to stage a love story on Valentine's Day

NEW DELHI:A unique theatrical production on love is set to mesmerise Mumbai audiences on Valentines Day.
Set in Mumbai, between the era of 1992-93, during the infamous Hindu-Muslim riots, the play ‘Javeda', will depict a beautiful conflict between ‘mohabbat' and ‘mazhab' - curated by a team that's completely under 25.

Goa Open Arts festival and the art of fostering relationships

NEW DELHI:With a view to build upon the community of creative people residing in Goa, the maiden edition of The Goa Open Arts Festival that will take place from February 13 to 16 at Nagoa in North Goa aims to foster collaborations and relationships amongst participants who may not have previously known each other - but are all living and making work in the state.

Twitterati take hilarious route on Teddy Day

NEW DELHI:As the week of love entered its fourth day with couples celebrating the Teddy Day, singles are dishing out funny memes and rib-tickling posts over social media calling it a mere Monday and comparing it to the regular Monday blues.

Sathya Saran's magnificent paean to Hariprasad Chaurasia

NEW DELHI:Imagine a gently gurgling brook. Now close your eyes and let the magic woven by India's greatest flautist transport you to a never never land. That's the effect that author Sathya Saran's "Breath of Gold" has on you as it unravels the journey of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, who, if his father had his way, would have become a wrestler in the family's tradition rather than one of the defining musicians of modern times.

Time to bid farewell to festivals: Aruna Vasudev

BHUBANESWAR:Recipient of the French Officer of the Order of the Arts and Letters honour, Aruna Vasudev, a name synonymous with film criticism and film festival curation in India, and one of the country's foremost writers on cinema, feels it's now time to stop getting involved with festivals and just concentrate on writing and Japanese painting.

After Nagaland, now Tripura to hold 'Hornbill Festival'

AGARTALA:Taking a cue from Nagaland's world famous annual Hornbill Festival, Tripura government for the first time to hold two-day Hornbill Festival with twin goal - conservation of the striking forest bird "Hornbill" and to boost the livelihood of the people through tourism.

Luxury meets island escapes in UAE

NEW DELHI:The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a ton of attractions, but its unique island getaways are something else. UAE is home to a plethora of islands, some of which are accessible to visitors and offer a variety of options from entertainment to culture and luxury, from untouched beaches and wildlife sanctuaries to championship golf courses.

Akshay Kumar shoots for Discovery in Karnataka's Bandipur

BENGALURU:Leading Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar filmed a Discovery channel programme with Bear Grylls in Karnataka's Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Thursday, an official said.

Dr. V Shantaram lifetime achievement award conferred on Dr. S.Krishnaswamy

MUMBAI:The Dr. V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award of the 16th edition of the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Shorts & Animation Films – MIFF 2020 has been awarded to veteran documentary filmmaker Dr. S. Krishnaswamy, for his lifelong invaluable contribution to non-fiction filmmaking.

Japanese culture gets a show in New York

NEW YORK:Nearly 70 masterpieces of calligraphy, painting, sculpture, ceramics, lacquers, and textiles from two Japanese art collections, are all set to go on view at the Asia Society Museum in New York from February 11.

Tweeple mourn demise of TV actress Shejal Sharma

NEW DELHI:TV actress Sejal Sharma, who played Simmy Khosla in "Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji" has committed suicide. Twitteratis are shocked by yet another untimely death by a TV personality, that comes on the back of the Kushal Punjabi incident.

Bigg Boss 13: Fans blame Salman Khan for breaking SidNaz

MUMBAI:Bigg Boss 13" contestants Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaz Gill are no longer friends. After having been in the spotlight for their cute bonding in the "Bigg Boss" house, things between the two nose-dived after host Salman Khan asked the actor to be cautious.
SidNaz fans are blaming the superstar for the rift.

5th Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award to be held on Jan 222

NEW DELHI:Every year, publishing house Vani Prakashan Group and arts & entertainment company Teamwork Arts Pvt. Ltd. confers Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award which is given to those who have been making a qualitative contribution in developing a literary and linguistic relation between at least two Indian languages. This year the Distinguished Translator Award will be given on 22nd January 2020 in Jaipur Bookmark Haveli, Diggi Palace, Jaipur.

Udaipur Music Festival from Feburary 7 to 9

NEW DELHI:The Udaipur World Music Festival, featuring live performances with the city of lakes as a background will be held from Feburary 7 to 9.

Hirani, Boman go nostalgic over 3 Idiots; fans all praise

MUMBAI:As '3 Idiots' turned 10 on Christmas on Wednesday, the blockbuster movie's director Rajkumar Hirani and actor Boman Irani went down memory lane, with their Twitter fans highly praising the movie.

Christmas celebrated in Odisha with joy

BHUBANESWAR:Christmas was celebrated with pomp and gaiety accompanied by religious fervour in Odisha on Wednesday as thousands thronged churches for special prayers.


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