SL author included in 2021 Booker Prize Longlist

Announced early this morning, the 2021 Booker Prize longlist includes the book ‘A Passage North’ by Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam. In recent weeks Sri Lankan authors have come to the limelight for their literary works and this latest announcement once again shines the spotlight on Sri Lanka’s burgeoning literary talent. Arudpragasam’s book published by Granta […]

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Dilip Kumar: Legendary Indian actor dies at 98

Dilip Kumar, one of India’s earliest and most famous actors, has died in Mumbai at the age of 98. A veritable legend, Kumar acted in more than 65 films over nearly five decades, playing roles that ranged from the iconic to the endearing. He was admitted to hospital on 30 June after he complained of […]

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Director and cinematographer K.V. Anand no more

Director and cinematographer K.V. Anand died early on Friday morning in Chennai following a cardiac arrest. He was 54. Anand, who had started out as a photojournalist, joined cinematographer P.C. Sreeram as his assistant and worked on several films with him. He made his debut as a cinematographer with the Malayalam film Thenmavin Kombath starring Mohanlal, and […]

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Oscars 2021: The winners in full

Here is the full list of nominees for the 93rd Academy Awards, taking place on Sunday 25 April. Best picture Winner: Nomadland The Father Judas and the Black Messiah Mank Minari Promising Young Woman Sound of Metal The Trial of the Chicago 7 Best actress Winner: Frances McDormand – Nomadland Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s […]

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Ranbir Kapoor tests positive for COVID-19

The Bollywood star’s mother, actor Neetu Kapoor, revealed the news on social media Actor Ranbir Kapoor has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under self quarantine, his actor-mother Neetu Kapoor said on Tuesday. In an Instagram post, the veteran actor said Ranbir was recovering well. Also Read | Get ‘First Day First Show’, our weekly […]

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Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli reveal daughter’s name

Sharma said that the arrival of Vamika has been a blessing for them. Actor-producer Anushka Sharma and her cricketer-husband Virat Kohli on Monday announced that they have named their first child, daughter Vamika. The couple, who announced their pregnancy last August, welcomed the baby on January 11. n a heartwarming note on Instagram, Sharma said […]

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