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File photo: Brazilian composer Joao Gilberto performs at Carnegie Hall, New York (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

'Go in peace, maestro': Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88

Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre died on Saturday, his son said. He was 88.

Published on 7th July 2019
Italian opera soprano Mirella Freni (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

'The last prima donna': Opera fans pay tribute to legendary Italian soprano Mirella Freni 

Mirella Freni, an Italian soprano whose uncommon elegance and intensity combined with a sumptuous voice and intelligence to enthral audiences for a half-century, has died at age 84.

Published on 10th February 2020

 Father's Day special in Kolkata: Five cool daddies speak about fatherhood

On the occasion of Father’s Day this Sunday, five daddies from five different walks of life share their stories of fatherhood 

Published on 14th June 2019
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 Football in saris and salwar kameez at Kolkata's first under-18 women's tournament

Kolkata is having its first under-18 Women's soccer tournament

Published on 10th July 2018
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10 ways to get over the World Cup Hangover

Here's how you can get over the World Cup Hangover.

Published on 16th July 2018
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2018 FIFA World Cup: Here's what you need to know about France, Australia before they face off

With the favourites France, Germany, Spain and Brazil yet to play, here is what you should know about France and Australia before they face-off against each other in a Super Saturday match on June 16.

Published on 15th June 2018
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2018 FIFA World Cup: Shark Reef Aquarium's Giant Pacific Octopus to predict winner

The unnamed, one-year-old male octopus weighs an estimated 20 pounds and tentacles roughly three feet long and will predict the winner that nobody can still decide.

Published on 13th July 2018
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2018 FIFA World Cup: What you need to know about France and Croatia before they play the final

It will be interesting to see if Luka Modric breaks the jinx for Croatia or if youngster Kylian Mbappe helps France take the World Cup home. 

Published on 15th July 2018

2018 World Cup 'adda': British Dy High Commissioner Bruce Bucknell on football and Kolkata

The British Deputy High Commissioner, Bruce Bucknell hosting a passionate, informal chat session to usher in the 2018 World Cup

Published on 15th June 2018

A slice of Russia pops up in Kolkata, courtesy Kolkata Food Trotters

Kolkata Food Trotters organises a pop-up of authentic Russian fare at Milee Droog, Kolkata, just ahead of the World Cup.

Published on 5th June 2018
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Anti-racism campaign featuring apes by Italian Soccer League rakes up a controversy

A campaign launched earlier this week to fight racism against Black players in soccer stadiums in Italy has raked up a controversy, with adverse reactions to its attempt to present images of primates.

Published on 19th December 2019
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Apple adds 'Kings of the Castle' game to Arcade

The first release of the game includes two island levels, six different speed runs, and cross-platform multiplayer support

Published on 18th January 2020
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At Hyderabad's latest rooftop outlet Log Sabha, you can raise a toast as you gaze at the stars

This weekend, head to the newly-opened restobar, Log Sabha, which offers a varied range of cocktails and scrumptious food.

Published on 20th April 2018
David Beckham at Bromley Magistrates Court (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

Ban it like Beckham: Soccer star can't drive for six months for talking on the phone

David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months for using a mobile phone while behind the wheel of his Bentley.

Published on 9th May 2019
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Beach volleyball star Alexa Strange about her India connect and life on the sand

She is in India as the commentator of Pro Volleyball League 2019

Published on 15th February 2019

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