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Hilary Mantel breaks records on her way to Costa Book Award win

Hilary Mantel breaks records on her way to Costa Book Award win

Jan. 31 | Hilary Mantel has won the Costa Book Award for her bestselling novel Bringing Up the Bodies. With this feat, she has become the first author to have won the Man Booker Prize and Costa Book Award in the same year. The writer of the Wolf Hall, who is already...

Queen Elizabeth II unlikely to follow in Queen Beatrix’s footsteps

Queen Elizabeth II unlikely to follow in Queen Beatrix’s footsteps

Jan. 29 | The sudden abdication of Queen Beatrix of Netherlands will not have any direct impact on the British Monarchs, but many are now looking to see whether Queen Elizabeth II follows suite. Queen Beatrix decided to step down from her Royal position on January...

British icons Blur to light up 2013 Coachella Music Festival

British icons Blur to light up 2013 Coachella Music Festival

Jan. 29 | The line up for the 2013 Coachella Music Festival to be held in California has been unveiled. The hot line-up includes big names in music like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Phoenix, British music icons Blur and  The Stone Roses. Other acts that will be...

All House of Cards episodes to be available on day of premier itself

All House of Cards episodes to be available on day of premier itself

Jan. 29 | Based on the 1990 BBC miniseries of the same name, new political thriller ‘House of Cards’ is set to premiere on Netflix this Friday, February 1, 2013. The first major original series from the online subscription service giant Netflix, is likely to...

UK looking down the barrel of a triple-dip recession

UK looking down the barrel of a triple-dip recession

Jan. 25 | Britain has been gripped by the fear of the country falling into a ‘triple-dip’ recession. This is after figures from the last quarter of 2012 brought to light the fact that the economy has shrunk by 0.3 percent. It is also possible that Chancellor...

India win ODI cricket series against England at Mohali

India win ODI cricket series against England at Mohali

Jan. 24 | India beat England in the 4th One Day International cricket match held at Mohali, Chandigarh, to clinch the series 3-1, in a match that saw a more balanced performance from the Indians. England played well, but were overshadowed by some good bowling from...

50th Anniversary of Doctor Who will see all past characters coming together

50th Anniversary of Doctor Who will see all past characters coming together

Jan. 23 | The 50th anniversary episode of sci-fi series Doctor Who will feature all the eleven actors who have played the Time Lord till now. Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer of the show since the fifth series (2009) is working on a script for...

Businessman buys George Barris’ Batmobile for USD 4.6 million

Businessman buys George Barris’ Batmobile for USD 4.6 million

Jan. 22 | If even Bruce Wayne would have been present at the auctions for the first of six Batmobiles that were produced for the 1960’s ABC Batman TV series, the price sticker would have come as a shock to the millionaire. The car designed by the legendary Hollywood...

Research suggests people with special gene do not need deodorant

Research suggests people with special gene do not need deodorant

Jan. 22 | Thanks to extensive marketing by deodorant companies, researchers have found that even those who are genetically blessed not to have body odor also use deodorants. These numbers might even be as high as one million. It is considered to be a cultural...

Chemoprevention a viable option in fight against breast cancer

Chemoprevention a viable option in fight against breast cancer

Jan. 21 | Thousands of healthy women with a high or medium risk of breast cancer due to a strong family history can be offered powerful anti cancer drugs for the prevention of the deadly disease, according to new research. This move has been well appreciated by...