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Modi behind Om Puri death: A claim by a Pakistani TV channel

A news show on a Pakistani TV channel claimed that actor Om Puri's death was a brutal murder plotted by none other than Prime...
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Golden Globes nominations 2017: ‘La La Land’ leads with seven; ‘The People v. O.J....

The Golden Globe nominations were announced Monday morning, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association lavished love on the musical “La La Land,” the drama...
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Amitabh Bachchan’s 15 Best Films of All Time

Amitabh Bachchan is by far the most popular actor in the world. The 74-year-old is Bollywood’s biggest star, appearing in more than 200 films...
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Pakistani music icon dies in fatal air crash

Of the many tragic losses that occurred today with the crash of flight PIA 661 from Chitral to Islamabad, the one that has affected...
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The 25 hottest TV shows around the world right now

There may finally be a way to rank TV shows across all platforms. Parrot Analytics has developed a tool to measure demand for shows,...
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Brad Pitt has “dynamite” tapes of Angelina Jolie, and just might use them for...

The revelation comes after Brad Pitt was cleared of allegations of child abuse earlier this week. A new twist in the Brangelina split saga reveals...
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First promo of Osman Khalid Butt and Ainy Jaffry’s new film Balu Mahi

The first promo clip features the song 'Rang De Chunar' sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan... and it looks fantastic! Step into the magical world...
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The media’s dark side reflects our own, and other lessons Jeewan Hathi teaches us

This absurdist comedy tackles the morning show rating rat race and the lows people stoop to when fame is at stake. A satirical take on...
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Turkish soap operas turn Istanbul into Paris of the East

Veteran film journalist Esin Kucuktepepinar had just arrived back in Turkey after attending the Tokyo International Film Festival when she spoke by phone to Al-Monitor on Nov. 3...
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Depictions of the Dragon in an early Islamic astrological manuscript

Zahra Khan | Nov 15, 2016 Similar to today’s contemporary culture, pictorial representations in early Islamic manuscripts and literature were highly influenced by social and...
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What Is a TinyLetter? Like Ye Olde Blog, but Less Public

Let’s recap — not the election or imposture of Mr. Trump, but the trajectory of the mass-distributed personal update. In the beginning, there was...
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The News Of Breaking Bad Returning With Season 6 Is A Hoax! Walter White...

UPDATE: The News Is A Hoax! In fact, the creator's quote from an interview with NBC News turned out to be from a parody...
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Lisa Haydon slams Indian publication for saying she married a ‘Pakistani’

Bollywood actor Lisa Haydon perfectly shut down an Indian newspaper after they called her out for marrying a ‘Pakistani.’ Haydon recently tied the knot with...
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Tippi Hedren claims Alfred Hitchcock sexually assaulted her

Actress Tippi Hedren has claimed Alfred Hitchcock sexually harassed her while they worked together in the 1960s. Writing in her autobiography, she claimed the director...
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Bob Dylan: Nobel Literature Prize left me speechless

US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan says he accepts his Nobel Prize in literature, ending a silence since being awarded the prize earlier this month. He said...
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John Oliver on the US election’s latest low: ‘Please let this thing be over...

The host referred to this election as a ‘grinding hell’ as he discussed the new Clinton email twist that involves disgraced former congressman Anthony...
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When Indians were featured in Pakistani cinema

We cannot overlook the notable attempts in the last 15-20 years among Pakistani filmmakers to give prominent role to Indian artistes in their films....
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With ‘Pink’ And Chetan Bhagat’s New Book, Feminism Is In Danger Of Becoming Cute...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGpp76LU8sU Does feminism need to win a popularity contest? It would help. There are too many intelligent women (and men) out there who believe it...
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Real to reel: Breaking the fourth wall of love

All great actors can generate chemistry with the right partner, but there is an extra level of excitement when viewers know that there is...
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Top Ten Must Read Literary Classics

The Global Vision team has come up with a list of our own Top 10 favorite literary classics. We are touching the iceberg here...
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Did Jaya Bachchan take a subtle dig at Aishwarya for her intimate scenes in...

It seems Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father in law Amitabh Bachchan is not the only one who had reservations about her bold avatar in the...
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Princess Diana interview among most watched TV programmes of the last 80 years

Princess Diana's Panorama interview was most watched factual programme on TV but could not beat Only Fools and Horses from the top spot, new...
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48 Laws of Power

This 11 minute video is a brief animated version of the book. It gives you insights into the 48 laws of power and how...
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75% of self-made millionaires report reading at least 2 books a month

Orissa I have always loved reading since I was a child. I would go to the library and return with 10 plus book and then...
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Elif Shafak Reading from Honour

Orissa Manchester I still remember today, the night when my mother and her sister sat on the sofa whispering about a distant uncle living in London,...
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Elif Shafak on the Power of Fiction

Listen to Elif Shafak eloquently point out why we should read fiction...Fiction speaks to our hearts and connects us with each other. In comparison...
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The price for Fawad’s cameo

Tanuj Garaj | Oct 26, 2016 I’m watching Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) tonight. I’m glad that my friend Karan Johar is a relieved man....
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Blue-eyed tea-seller becomes social media sensation in Pakistan & India

A blue-eyed tea-seller from Islamabad has scored a modelling contract after featuring in an Instagram post that went viral. Arshad Khan, 18, a chai-wallah...
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India Takes Steps to Counter Threats of Violence Over Movie Release

One of India’s biggest groups of cinema owners has said that it will not show films featuring Pakistani actors, partly targeting the planned release...
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Lindsay Lohan on being ‘crucified’ for holding the Quran in the US and wearing...

In 2015, Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan was criticised in the US for carrying the Quran while walking the streets of New York. This year...

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Once upon a Virus: Chinese state media makes fun of US

Chinese state media network, has released a video that mocks the United States' coronavirus response. It tries to 'expose' and belittle Trump Administration's claims...

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