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Manisha Koirala's new avatar: the actress plays a Parsi café owner in her latest Netflix film Maska

Manisha talks about working with the young actors, and life after her book, Healed.

Published on 27th March 2020
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Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins and Penguin Random House pull out of BookExpo America

Three of the top five publishers in the US will not be attending BookExpo, the industry's national convention.

Published on 25th March 2020
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Entertainment update: Broadway stars take to live streams, rock stars and writers stay off the road

From helping others cope to sheltering in place to cancelling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus.

Published on 17th March 2020
Apropos of Nothing, an autobiography by Woody Allen (Grand Central Publishing via AP/AP Photo)

Hachette cancels plans to release Woody Allen memoir, dozens of employees stage a walkout

Woody Allen’s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir Apropos of Nothing.

Published on 7th March 2020
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International Space Station’s astronauts successfully grow red romaine lettuce in space

Successfully cultivated a salad crop that is free of disease-causing microbes and safe to eat

Published on 7th March 2020
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This soon to be released Coronavirus app will let you self-assess risk

The researchers believe that the app should be available within a few weeks and will be free

Published on 5th March 2020
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Siri and Google can be activated by hackers with the help of Ultrasonic waves

To test the ability of ultrasonic waves to transmit these "commands" through solid surfaces, the research team set up a host of experiments that included a phone on a table

Published on 29th February 2020
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Clive Cussler dies at 88: A real-life thrill-seeker, his new novel is set to be released posthumously

Clive Cussler, the million-selling adventure writer and thrill-seeker who wove personal details and spectacular fantasies into his page-turning novels about underwater explorer Dirk Pitt, has died.

Published on 27th February 2020
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Auschwitz Museum upset at scene of 'murderous game of human chess' in Amazon show Hunters

The museum of the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp is objecting to a scene in a new Amazon TV series that shows a murderous game of human chess being played there.

Published on 25th February 2020
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‘In rooms where people are alone’: Amanthi Harris on home and belonging, and writing in an era of global climate change

Debut novelist Amanthi Harris shares her idea of home and belonging, and on writing in an era of global climate change.

Published on 24th February 2020
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Story Time with Soha Ali Khan: Get ready for Juggernaut Book's celebrity audio show for kids

Every Friday starting from Feb 28, a new story will be released, read by Soha Ali Khan. The collaboration includes six other publishers, among the country’s best.

Published on 24th February 2020
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NASA's space snowman reveals fresh secrets from beyond Pluto: few craters, no water

Astronomers reported Thursday that this pristine, primordial cosmic body, now called Arrokoth is the most distant object ever explored

Published on 15th February 2020
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MIT creates a system that can automatically update Wikipedia articles

This system will reduce time and effort spent by human editors who now do the task manually

Published on 14th February 2020
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Valentine's in Kolkata: Check out our top 40 picks for your special dinner date

The season of love is just round the corner and cupid is all set to strike. Take your lady love or the man of your life to a quite dinner by the pool or reserve a romantic table at the latest rooftop

Published on 11th February 2020
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Fireflies species face extinction, blinded by light pollution, habitat loss and pesticide exposure

Fireflies are in deep trouble, with many species facing extinction due to habitat loss and exposure to pesticides, according to the first major review of their global status.

Published on 8th February 2020

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