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  • German film bags two Golden Elephants

    November 22, 2013 4:59 AM 76

    Huseyin Tabak’s Das Pferd Auf Dem Balkon floors the Children's Jury After seven days and screening of 202 films for over a lakh young viewers across 12 theatres here, the 18 edition of the International Children’s Film Festival of India (ICFFI) came to a close with the German film ‘Das Pferd Auf Dem Balkon’ (A Horse on the Balcony) bagging two Golden

  • The Science Of Splashy Rides

    November 22, 2013 3:36 AM 49

    Waterslides, of course, do not have seat belts like roller coasters, nor machinery or brakes. It’s all just water and physics. "Water acts as a lubricant between you and the slide," Eric Martell, a physicist at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., told National Geographic earlier this year. "But it also pushes you along like a river. And everything

  • 101 Best Restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean

    November 21, 2013 4:53 AM 81

    As with our previous lists, we went through an extensive research process to scout out restaurants all over Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, compiling a list of finalists from which our 101 best were selected, with the help of an esteemed group of panelists. As we believe that a beachside seafood shack can be just as good, in its own way, as a sleek

  • China hunts director Zhang, suspecting violation of one-child policy

    November 21, 2013 12:33 AM 52

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities have been unable to locate Zhang Yimou, one of China's best-known movie directors, to investigate allegations that he has breached China's one-child policy, the state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday. In May, online reports surfaced that Zhang, who dazzled the world in 2008 with his Beijing Olympic ceremonies, had at least

  • Ladies, the bush is back: Survey

    November 20, 2013 12:11 PM 62

    For years women have been convinced that porn star style waxing is what their other halves desire. But a new survey suggests it's time to ditch the wax, lasers, and razors because, well, most women can't be bothered, and their boyfriends don't really care anyway. And celebrities are also giving up the topiary look: back in September Gwyneth Paltrow admitted

  • Cate Blanchett: Sleep improves skin

    November 20, 2013 9:27 AM 59

    CATE Blanchett's (pix) secret to beautiful skin is a good night's sleep and she also enjoys treatments like acupuncture and massages. The 44-year-old star - who is Global Ambassador for luxury skincare brand SK-II - insists getting rest can help improve skin and also enjoys treatments like acupuncture which stimulates certain parts of the body after

  • Study

    November 20, 2013 8:17 AM 68

    The study by the University of Portsmouth's School of Languages and Area Studies found that giving a dowry is still regularly practiced in parts of the country, leading to gender inequalities on a wide scale. The research carried out in Kerala also showed that mothers-in-law were the main harassers and perpetrators of violence against young women, nearly

  • Diane Disney Miller dies at 79; philanthropist championed Disney Hall

    November 19, 2013 11:46 PM 60

    Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's elder daughter, fought L.A. officials to ensure that architect Frank Gehry's cutting-edge design for Disney Hall was realized. Walt Disney's name is on Los Angeles' world-famous concert hall, but it was a far less-known Disney who came from behind the scenes to ensure that architect Frank Gehry's vision for the building