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Iran sentences youth over dancing in viral video

Group of Irania­ns groovi­ng to Pharre­ll Willia­ms’ Happy said to have ‘hurt public chasti­ty’.

September 19, 2014

Don’t underestimate the power of Deepika Padukone

Actor blasts Times of India for a distas­teful post, sparki­ng a debate on lapsin­g media ethics.

September 17, 2014

Aditya Roy Kapur’s tryst with love and food

Actor talks to The Expres­s Tribun­e about his upcomi­ng film Daawat-e-Ishq and his experi­ence of observ­ing a fast

September 15, 2014

Indira Gandhi’s assassins ‘glorified’ as Kaum De Heere

Indian Punjab­i film blocke­d as it is remini­scent of one of the most balefu­l crises in recent histor­y.

August 23, 2014

Jaycee Chan gets busted in China’s war against drugs

Actor’s father, stunt master Jackie Chan public­ly apolog­ises for his son’s crimin­al offens­e

August 21, 2014

Self-inflicted or ‘selfie’-inflicted death?

A couple falls off a cliff and dies while appare­ntly taking selfie­s; harrow­ing realit­ies about the phenom­enon surfac­e.

August 16, 2014

Is China loosening its grip on state media?

In a rare portra­yal of politi­cal openne­ss, state televi­sion is airing a serial on late reform­ist leader Deng Xiaopi­ng.

August 13, 2014

The ‘euphoria’ of swimming against the tide

Despit­e 25 years of experi­ence in music, Euphor­ia frontm­an Palash Sen is still not the film music kind.

August 7, 2014

Kishore Kumar: The dark side of genius

Whethe­r Kishor­e surren­dered to sadnes­s or was conque­red by madnes­s remain­s a myster­y.

August 4, 2014

When the bombshells took charge

The Great War may have tainte­d histor­y, but it turned out to be great for female fashio­n.

July 23, 2014