By Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) - Music lovers wanting to hear live tunes without going to a concert or club or leaving the comfort of their home can use new computer apps that connect them to events in venues around the world. Although event-streaming sites like Livestream offer some live concerts, these apps are tailored exclusively for music and try to capture the atmosphere and social aspects of a live show. "Going to a concert is about the music. ... More »New apps bring live music into the home
Honeymooners and other tourists from the Gulf are heading to the throbbing heart of Dubai to beat the summer heat by cooling off at the first "ice lounge" in the Middle East. The interior decor of Dubai's Chillout cafe is made entirely of carved ice, with frozen picture frames, ice curtains and frosty seats covered in fur. The interior of the cafe, owned by UAE's Sharaf Group, is lit with multi-coloured fluorescent lights. More »Chilling out in sizzling Dubai's all-ice cafe
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Robbers equipped with ropes, hammers and chisels broke into a strong-room at Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium after a Justin Bieber concert and made off with 3 million rand in cash, local media and police said on Monday. An officer from the nearby Booysens police station in the sprawling Soweto township said officials at the stadium, which hosted the final of the 2010 soccer World Cup, only realised the cash was missing on Monday morning. ... More »Robbers target Bieber's S.Africa concert, steal $330,000
REUTERS - Trailblazing broadcast journalist Barbara Walters, known for her interviews with world leaders and celebrities and the first woman to co-anchor a U.S. evening news program, said on Monday she will retire in the summer of 2014. With tears in her eyes, Walters, 83, announced her upcoming resignation on "The View," the all-woman show she created in 1997. "I have been on television for over 50 years," she said as her co-hosts watched. "In the summer of 2014 I plan to retire from appearing on television." Walters described her career as amazing, fascinating, and sometimes bumpy. ... More »U.S. TV journalist Barbara Walters announces retirement
By Catherine Hornby ROME (Reuters) - The thought of eating beetles, caterpillars and ants may give you the creeps, but the authors of a U.N. report published on Monday said the health benefits of consuming nutritious insects could help fight obesity. More than 1,900 species of insects are eaten around the world, mainly in Africa and Asia, but people in the West generally turn their noses up at the likes of grasshoppers, termites and other crunchy fare. The authors of the study by the Forestry Department, part of the U.N. ... More »Eating insects could help fight obesity, U.N. says
REUTERS - The 2013 Cannes film festival opens on Wednesday with Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" and ends on May 26 with the presentation of the coveted Palme D'Or award for best film. Hundreds of movies will be showcased at the world's biggest film festival held on the glamorous French Riviera, where stars walk the red carpet and film professionals buy and sell titles hoping to snare the next hit. ... More »Factbox: 15 films to look out for at Cannes festival
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) "Raanjhanaa" director Aanand L. Rai has also directed a non-commercial film "Strangers" which didn't manage to garner much success at the box office. Rai said he has learnt a lot with time. More »From 'Strangers' to 'Raanjhanaa', I have grown a lot: Aanand L. Rai
According to the Hindu calendar, today is Akshaya Tritiya, a day as auspicious as any Hindu festival. It is considered to be an auspicious day for starting any new ventures or activities, such as tying the holy knot of matrimony. In urban cities, most of us usually associate this day to be auspicious for buying gold jewellery, with individual jewellers and major brands offering amazing discounts and deals. But, Akshay Tritiya holds a more important cultural and religious significance than that. Importance of this day More »Akshaya Tritiya, the Best Day to Get Married
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Bollywood couple Kajol and Ajay Devgn, who on Saturday reached Lonavala to support Kajol's mother and actress Tanuja's campaign "Save Environment", cherished their childhood memories associated with the place. More »Ajay, Kajol recall childhood memories of Lonavala
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Vikramaditya Motwane, who is set for the release of his second directorial venture "Lootera", says he had a hard time shooting for the film. More »It was difficult shooting 'Lootera': Vikramaditya Motwane
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Dev Goel, son of director Jyotin Goel, is set to make his debut as an actor and writer with comedy "Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke". He says he will be very happy if his debut film also becomes a hit just like the film "Rocky" proved for the Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone. More »Dev Goel wants a superhit debut like Stallone's 'Rocky'
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - When a racist pitcher beans Jackie Robinson in the head in the new movie about the first black man to play major league baseball, Sherrill Duesterhaus wants everybody in the theater to know it's a lie. Duesterhaus' father, Fritz Ostermueller, threw the pitch, but it did not hit Robinson in the head and there is no evidence he uttered, "You don't belong here and you never will," as shown in "42," the Warner Bros. Pictures film that opened in April. ... More »Jackie Robinson biopic made pitcher who faced him a villain - daughter
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) When hundreds of cafes are striving to draw custom with their own specialties, it would be a blessing to find one stop place for any occasion - family dinner, get-together of friends, or as a hangout for couples or youth. This is where Uber Lounge scores. More »Uber Lounge - a lounge for all occasions!
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) International composer-singer Karsh Kale feels Bollywood has become global as musicians here use the same tunes and sounds as other pop music of the world. More »Bollywood music global, says Karsh Kale
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) Director Svaddan Angrre is bringing to the silver screen the story of Ujjwal Nikam, the tenacious, poetry-quoting lawyer who secured the death penalty for Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab for the 26/11 Mumbai attack. He says the Marathi biopic will reveal some unknown facts about the legal eagle. More »Biopic on lawyer who secured Kasab's conviction
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Jaipur, May 11 (IANS) From long flowing silhouettes beautifully embellished with zardozi and Swarovski to elegant saris and multi-coloured anarkalis accompanied with stylish accessories, designer Charu Parashar's collection at the Rajasthan Fashion Week (RFW) 2013 was a tribute to the state's royal heritage and culture. More »Charu Parashar pays tribute to Rajasthan royal heritage at RFW
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Facebook's controversial app 'Bang with friends' launched in January this year has no privacy settings to keep the user's interests, activities and likes 'private'. More »FB app 'Bang with friends' may let out all your sex secrets
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) In this scorching heat people are at high risk of dehydration and worse. Apart from drinking lots of water, expert advise is to eat fresh fruits to avoid a heat stroke. More »Eat fresh fruits to avoid dehydration
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) "Brick Lane" fame actress Tannishtha Chatterjee plans to hit the red carpet at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival in a gown with ethnic Indian touch. More »Tannishtha to flaunt Australian designer's creation at Cannes
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Model-turned-actor Rhehan Malliek, who is debuting on the big screen with Preity Zinta's maiden production venture "Ishkq In Paris", says he is not marginalised in the film. More »Rhehan Malliek doesn't feel sidelined in 'Ishkq in Paris'