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'Don't see the future of unlocking film industry this year': Chennai filmmaker opens grocery store 

Amidst this crisis, a Chennai-based film director named Anand has opened up a grocery store to make his ends meet during the pandemic.

Published on 4th July 2020
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'How about a re-run of Game of Thrones?': R Ashwin replies to his wife on Twitter 

Senior India off-spinner R Ashwin wants a re-run of popular TV series Game of Thrones at a time when the world is on lockdown virtually due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Published on 30th March 2020
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'Humanity needs to come together and fight coronavirus pandemic', says Ustad Zakir Hussain

India's most-celebrated tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain says that humanity will need to come together to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Published on 27th March 2020
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'I’m playing it as safe as I possibly can', says Oprah Winfrey in self-quarantine at home

Oprah Winfrey says she’s playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus.

Published on 28th March 2020
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'Racism is the greatest pandemic, no vaccine even after 400 years': George Clooney

Hollywood star George Clooney has penned an essay about the fight against systemic racism following the death of George Floyd, saying that racism is the "greatest pandemic" of the US.

Published on 3rd June 2020
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'There is disappointment': Fast & Furious 9 release pushed from May this year to April 2021

The release of the ninth instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise has been rescheduled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published on 13th March 2020
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'We need a backup revenue model or an organised system to support theatre during a pandemic' — B Charles, Chennai Art Theatre

Chennai Art Theatre is waiting to gear up for its annual CAT Fringe and Theatre Binge festivals that are scheduled to be held later this year 

Published on 15th May 2020
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'Worst is probably past': Idris Elba, wife Sabrina feel better, but stuck with no flights back home

Actor Idris Elba said he and his wife Sabrina are "asymptomatic" after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus, but are still feeling the effects of the global pandemic.

Published on 2nd April 2020
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'Would have married Alia by now had the pandemic not hit,' Ranbir on wedding plans

Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor, in a recent interview, revealed that he and Alia Bhatt would have been married by now had the pandemic not hit their lives.

Published on 24th December 2020

“Resilience is the key,” says Abhay2 actor Bidita Bag in a recent video on pandemic 

Bidita Bag’s Independence Day video talks about a step towards self-reliant India 

Published on 14th August 2020
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‘Although we are physically isolated, the pandemic has brought us closer together’ — Shaan Libby, A To Zee Creativity, Chennai

With two YouTube channels and an annual production coming up in December, the students at A to Zee Creativity have been quite busy with online projects

Published on 15th May 2020
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 Harshvardhan Rane talks about recovering from COVID-19, coming back to the film sets and adopting a cat 

He missed out on promotions as he was being been treated at an intensive care unit, on oxygen support and battling coronavirus.

Published on 11th December 2020
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A look at how theatre groups are keeping the drama alive during the pandemic

Owing to the lockdown restrictions, performing arts have permeated into different mediums as the city's theatre groups produced new work in the past few months

Published on 6th November 2020

Abish Mathew on the challenges of creating Son of Abish during the pandemic and why the show won't ever stop

Comedian, host and producer Abish Mathew gets candid about putting together the new season of Son of Abish during the pandemic and ensuring that it continues in the same vein as before

Published on 21st August 2020
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Ace shuttler PV Sindhu donates INR 10 lakh in relief funds against coronavirus pandemic

Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday donated a sum of INR 10 lakh to combat the spread of coronavirus.

Published on 26th March 2020

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