Life & Style

Here is the complete list of winners from last night’s Filmfare Awards

Pakistanis were thrilled last night when Fawad Khan won the Best Debutant Male Award at the Filmfare Awards —  the Indian counterpart of the Oscars. However, his wasn’t the only big win. Indian film Queen bagged most of the awards, including Best Actor (Female) and Best Director. Shahid Kapoor also took home the ‘black lady’ for his performance in the ...

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Iran to release film on life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

TEHRAN: A multimillion-dollar biopic about the childhood of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) – Iran’s most expensive and lavish film to date – is set to premiere on Sunday, Guardian reported. Tehran’s Fajr international film festival, which coincides with the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, is scheduled to show the country’s own version of how Islam’s most revered figure lived. To protect ...

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Daughter of tragic singer Whitney Houston found unconscious

LOS ANGELES: The daughter of late singer Whitney Houston was pulled unconscious from her bathtub Saturday at her Georgia home, in an eerie echo of her mother’s tragic death three years ago. Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, was found by her husband and a friend at her home in Roswell, roughly 22 miles north of Atlanta, Roswell Police Department spokesperson Lisa Holland ...

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Watch out, the Gorillaz may be making a comeback

Gorillaz, the animated alternative rock band, may be making a comeback. Fittingly, co-creator Jamie Hewlett announced their return through new artwork of band members Murdoc and Noodle on social media site Instagram on Saturday, the Huffington Post reported. The art work, showed a shirt-less Murdoc with what looks to be a Thompson submachine gun tucked under his left arm and ...

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Fawad Khan picks up his first ever Filmfare award

MUMBAI: Pakistani actor Fawad Khan picked up the best film debut-male award at the 60th India Filmfare awards in Mumbai on Saturday evening, the Times of India reported. He was presented the award by Jhataleka Malhotra and Fawad’s co-star in the film, Sonam Kapoor. Sonam herself has been nominated for the best actor-female in a leading role award. Fawad had starred ...

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Fashion Week: Celebs this week

While many stars stun in sophisticated designer gowns and ravishing looks at events, launch parties and film premieres, others don’t quite make an impression – at least not a fine one. Here are some Hollywood A-listers that suffering style faux pas this week. Heidi Klum We were just not too keen on the supermodel mixing two contrasting busy prints. It’s ...

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Politics from the lens of history

Presenting a fresh reading of the history of Pakistan over last six decades, Pakistan: A New History (London: C. Hurst & Co. Publishers 2012) Ian Talbot, an eminent historian of South Asia, is reflective of the increasing problems of Pakistan. In his study, he highlights the major turning points and trends and uncovers the continuities and contingencies that have shaped ...

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Book Review: Reality at its core

Saving Pakistan from the iron-hand of militancy and political turmoil isn’t an easy task. The country’s social and political landscape has been fractured by history and severe mismanagement. Amid these challenges, the fight for survival appears gut-wrenching as the stakes are high and the future is bleak and threatening. But Kamal, a superior intelligence operative and the protagonist of Khalid ...

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Book Review: The political odyssey of a Pakistan woman

In recent weeks, an overpriced autobiography has hit the stands. Just two shy of 700 pages, the narrative is riveting for the most part. That the author was capable of telling stories and writing flowing prose was evident from her short article “When Syeda Abida Hussain fell in love with Marlboro Man” which an international magazine carried a couple of ...

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Bangladesh cinemas ban top actor

DHAKA: Bangladesh cinemas will boycott movies starring the nation’s top actor after he led protests against the first screening of a Hindi film in decades in the country, an official said on Thursday. Bollywood blockbuster Wanted opened in cinemas on the weekend after Bangladesh’s censor board cleared its nationwide release, following a 50-year ban on Hindi-language films. But the screenings sparked ...

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