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Horoscope Today, 22 September 2020: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India
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Horoscope Today, 22 September 2020: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India

Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you today:AriesToday you may feel dull, your focus may be lost towards your targets, and you may hypothetically take some decision, which may be seen beyond reality. Your expectation may be very high and because of impatience you are not able to fulfill your expectation, you may be upset. You are advised to be careful on adventure tours and rush driving. But some by afternoon your profits may be increased, you may likely to start working with some new clients, which will increase in the business in near future. TaurusToday your creativity may be on high, you may plan to renovate a house. You may buy some items to renovate your house or office which may increase social status. There is likely to be some harmony with...
India Couture Week 2020: Shantanu and Nikhil’s new collection offers a high dose of realism
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India Couture Week 2020: Shantanu and Nikhil’s new collection offers a high dose of realism

Home / Fashion and Trends / India Couture Week 2020: Shantanu and Nikhil’s new collection offers a high dose of realism Shantanu & Nikhil’s new collection Resurgence redefined the neo-luxe bride synonymous with an unbridled spirit. fashion-and-trends Updated: Sep 22, 2020 08:53 IST Shantanu & Nikhil showcased their new collection Resurgence at the ongoing India Couture Week 2020. A befitting response to the current scenario that we all are into, Shantanu & Nikhil’s fashion film titled Resurgence at the ongoing India Couture Week, presented by the Fashion Design Council of India in association with Hindustan Times, instilled that hope in their patrons that life will be back to normalcy.The collection redefined ...
Fewer female antiheroes in fiction compared to men, says ‘Gone Girl’ author Gillian Flynn
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Fewer female antiheroes in fiction compared to men, says ‘Gone Girl’ author Gillian Flynn

“Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn says there is a lack of female antiheroes in fiction and this is why her characters, especially women, do not belong to the binary of good or evil. The author, who has also written “Sharp Objects”, is often credited for creating the not-so-perfect and evil-to-the-core women characters that are refreshing to read about. Flynn said the world of literature and cinema is full of male antiheroes but their female counterparts are largely missing from the scene. And she has set out to fill that void. “It still has a little bit of novel feel to it that you don’t see as many women who are entrusted to be your narrator but who are also not good people. Whereas you pick up any comic book or any great male antihero, it’s a very common thing and a ver...
Horoscope Today, 21 September 2020: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India
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Horoscope Today, 21 September 2020: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India

Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you today:AriesToday you are blessed by the moon. Love would be in the air in terms of personal life. Singles may find a suitable match. You may do better in terms of professional life. Your friends and subordinate staff may likely support you. TaurusToday you may have confidence which may reflect in your way of working. You are in the winning position in terms of opponents and enemies. You may have a good focus on your goals. Health issues may be good. In domestic life try to avoid unnecessary arguments, it may affect your domestic harmony. GeminiYou may be happy due to blessings from an auspicious planetary combination. You may have some sort of positive energy which may create your prestige among people around y...
Emmy Awards 2020: Hollywood stars don pajamas for coronavirus pandemic-era ‘virtual’ Emmys
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Emmy Awards 2020: Hollywood stars don pajamas for coronavirus pandemic-era ‘virtual’ Emmys

TV stars picked out their favourite pajamas ahead of Sunday’s reinvented, pandemic-hit Emmys, which will see nominees accept prizes live from their homes, with dark superhero satire “Watchmen” tipped to dominate the night. Hollywood’s first major Covid-era award show will look radically different to previous editions, with no red carpet and a host broadcasting from an empty theater in Los Angeles, which remains under strict lockdown. Nominees for the 72nd Emmys -- the small-screen equivalent of the Oscars -- have been sent cameras to hook up in their own living rooms, gardens and even bedrooms. They have also been encouraged to get creative with their acceptance speeches as well as locations, meaning even the show’s producers are in for a few surprises. “They don’t know wh...
Emmy Awards 2020: Priyanka Chopra shares stunning throwback video, wishes good luck to all nominees
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Emmy Awards 2020: Priyanka Chopra shares stunning throwback video, wishes good luck to all nominees

Actor Priyanka Chopra may not be attending this year’s Emmy Awards ceremony, but she is still thinking about the good time she had at the 2016 ceremony. Priyanka took to Instagram on Sunday to share her good wishes for all the nominees competing for the trophy on Monday. Priyanka shared a ‘glambot’ video of herself from the 2016 awards ceremony. “Good luck to all the nominees this evening! #throwback #Emmys,” she wrote with the video. Priyanka presented an award at the 2016 ceremony with Tom Hiddleston. She wore a red hot single shoulder gown by Jason Wu that became one of the best looks of the night.  The red carpet ceremony has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Celebrities will be tuning in from their homes while Jimmy Kimmel hosts from the Stapl...
Horoscope Today, 20 September 2020: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India
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Horoscope Today, 20 September 2020: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India

Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you today:AriesToday, you may have mental peace. You are likely to be busy with friends and family. You may enjoy your domestic life, it may increase understanding with your spouse. There is a new partnership in your business. New innovations may help your business to grow. Disputes in the partnerships may be resolved now. TaurusToday your good health may make you happy. Your health-related issues are now resolved. You may control your worthless expenditures and new sources of income may likely be opened, which may boost your financial health. Singles may find soul mates in the same community. GeminiToday the moon is positive. You may have some sort of energy; you may be able to perform at work efficiently. You may...
Weekly Horoscope, 20 to 26 September 2020: Check predictions for all zodiac signs – Times of India
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Weekly Horoscope, 20 to 26 September 2020: Check predictions for all zodiac signs – Times of India

Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you this week:AriesAt the beginning of the week, the moon is positive and it'll make you happy. You'll be more energetic. You'll feel internal strength. You will be targeted towards your projects; you'll be able to complete your project before time. You will also get edges from opposite genders. Your relationship with the spouse can likely be stronger. Harmony in domestic life is raised. Disputes with the business partner are resolved, which can increase in your business. Singles can probably be engaged. You're suggested to use caution on the health front, you'll probably have backache, muscular problems and cough issues. During the middle of the week, things wouldn't be positive. You will feel bored and sad. Some ...
Sanjeev Sanyal adapts ‘The Ocean of Churn’ for kids, to educate them about the history of the Indian ocean
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Sanjeev Sanyal adapts ‘The Ocean of Churn’ for kids, to educate them about the history of the Indian ocean

Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal has adapted his book “The Ocean of Churn” for young readers, in which he describes the history and geography of the majestic Indian Ocean and its significance and relevance through the ages.“The Incredible History of The Indian Ocean” also traces the significance of the Indian Ocean on Africa, the Middle East, Europe, South East Asia and Oceania.The Indian Ocean is an incredible big blue body of water that has connected people from the east coast of Africa to Australia for thousands of years.“It is not possible to understand India’s history and its relationship with the world without reference to the sea. Indeed, India is the only country that has an ocean named after it. My goal here is to tell India’s story from the maritime pers...
Post Pandemic, pared-down couture
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Post Pandemic, pared-down couture

Couture weeks are usually brimming with a flurry of garments - crafted with extravagant embroidery and one-of-a-kind embellishments. However, this season, couture’s collective reaction to the pandemic has been a rather pared-down approach. Most designers have recontextualised their design process by scaling down their collections, toned down the excess and focused on creating timeless pieces to suit the post-Pandemic bride, while staying true to their brand ethos and signature styles. Hence, the 2020 edition of India Couture Week organised by Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) in partnership with Hindustan Times will witness an array of edited offerings comprising investment-worthy, seasonless pieces. Couturier Manish Malhotra, whose collection is all about celebrating...
New York Fashion Week: Spring 2021 show comes to an end with models in masks, social distancing and voting as trends
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New York Fashion Week: Spring 2021 show comes to an end with models in masks, social distancing and voting as trends

Masks, social distancing and voting were the key themes at New York Fashion Week, as the five-day parade of shows in the COVID-19 era closed on Thursday with designer Christian Siriano presenting his Sarah Jessica Parker-inspired collection at his Connecticut home.Rebecca Minkoff, who teamed up with U.S. hardware store Lowe’s to show her rock ‘n’ roll line in a digital presentation, incorporated masks into her show after talking with her casting agent.“He was like, if one model wants to wear a mask for safety reasons, you better believe that all the others are going to want to,” said Minkoff. “It was beautiful. It showcased all the amazing masks we’re gonna be launching.”Minkoff will also be selling t-shirts encouraging U.S. citizens to vote, ahead of the Nov. 3 presidenti...
Horoscope Today, 19 September 2020: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India
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Horoscope Today, 19 September 2020: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India

Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you today:AriesToday will be somehow good. Money which was stuck will be recovered now, it will increase liquidity in the business. There will be some good news in terms of job, your performance will be good, and you will expect promotions. There will be some good news in terms of legal matters also. TaurusToday, you may feel a positive energy. You may plan for higher studies to groom your career. You may be busy with the kids. Students are advised to focus themselves towards their studies to achieve their desired goal. GeminiToday the moon is not favourable for you. Situations may be somehow disappointing; you may be impatient and not able to focus towards your goals. Investments in the fixed assets are advised to...
“This critique of progress was something I borrowed from CS Lewis” – Susanna Clarke
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“This critique of progress was something I borrowed from CS Lewis” – Susanna Clarke

In the prelude to Piranesi you quote from CS Lewis’ The Magician’s Nephew. Like CS Lewis, you conjure a different, parallel world. How much did CS Lewis inspire Piranesi? Can you tell us about some of the other influences for this novel?The Narnia book which most influenced Piranesi is The Magician’s Nephew. There are two worlds in that book (neither of them Narnia) which have quite strong connections to Piranesi’s reality.In The Magician’s Nephew one of the worlds the children visit is a very old, dying world called Charn. They spend a long time wandering through the courtyards and halls of a deserted, ruinous palace. Lewis meant this to be an utterly desolate place, literally empty and spiritually empty. But I always rather liked it. I liked the silence and the crumbling...
Dhoni’s beard style and biceps capture IPL viewer’s imagination 
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Dhoni’s beard style and biceps capture IPL viewer’s imagination 

Trust the dashing and dynamic MS Dhoni to always hit the right style notes. Whether it was the time when he sported long locks or when he went completely bald, his stylistic experimentations have always added to his multi-layered persona.Of late, his bulging biceps and statement beard which accents his chiselled jawline have been the talking point as he leads Chennai Super Kings into the Dream11 IPL opener against Mumbai Indians.A section of style watchers observe that his beard in a way reminds one of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine avatar and also of Rober Downey Junior’s goatee. Jay Kishan Pawar, Master Barber and trainer at Truefitt and Hill opines that “Dhoni’s beard is a fusion between Balbow and Martin Chops - a tad reminiscent of the iconic Wolverine look. There’s an inte...
Excerpt: Gangster on the Run by Puja Changoiwala
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Excerpt: Gangster on the Run by Puja Changoiwala

296pp, Rs 399; HarperCollinsWith hits on prominent Bollywood personalities like director Mahesh Bhattand and producer Vashu Bhagnani, Reddy had successfully created a fear psychosis in Mumbai. The don was now looking to extend his reign of terror to important cities in neighbouring Thane district – Kalyan, Dombivli, Thane city and Navi Mumbai. These cities, rapidly urbanizing and witnessing population booms, were now home to fresh, flourishing businesses and new extortion targets. Rahul was the front man for Dombivli, and the bullet on Anish Shah had marked the don’s arrival in the satellite town. It was quite grand, that entry. It had the cops panicking, left the rich alarmed, and compelled the local press to sit up and take note of Reddy. Rahul was elated. He had laid th...
‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77 in Alabama
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‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77 in Alabama

Winston Groom, whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77.Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama, said in a message posted on social media that Groom had died in that south Alabama town. The death was confirmed by a local funeral home, which said arrangements were pending.“It is with great sadness that I share the passing of our dear friend Winston Groom,” Wilson wrote on Facebook, adding her community had “lost an iconic author.” “Forrest Gump” was the improbable tale of a slow-witted man who was a participant or witness to key points of 20th Century history — from Alabama segregationist Gov. George Wallace’s “stand at the schoolhouse door,” to meetings with presidents. Stars...
New York Fashion Week: Designer Christian Siriano flaunts Spring 2021 collection from backyard, backstage moments in kitchen
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New York Fashion Week: Designer Christian Siriano flaunts Spring 2021 collection from backyard, backstage moments in kitchen

A classic, charming and out-of-the-box fashion show was held by Designer Christian Siriano in his Connecticut home which not only livestreamed for the New York Fashion Week from his backyard but also featured backstage moments in his kitchen. Picnic baskets, masks, beautiful ball gowns and collection inspired from movies he loved as a child, left fans gushing over his unique presentation.Amid COVID-19 restrictions, quarantine fashion has dominated the industry with no traditional runway shows. Figuring an innovative way out for his socially distanced runway show, the designer flaunted Christian Siriano Collection 37 on Thursday afternoon at his private outdoor location in Westport, Connecticut.Taking to his Instagram handle, Siriano treated fans to a sneak peek of his prep...
Indian couture’s digital foray
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Indian couture’s digital foray

Despite the pandemic, India Couture Week keeps its date with fashion devotees. Organised by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) in association with Hindustan Times, the epiphany-inducing couture extravaganza commences today at 8pm with designer Gaurav Gupta’s show Love. Gupta’s thought-provoking showcase aims to break all the dated stereotypes and notions, while attempting to redefine the idea of love and acceptance for all genders, body types, sexualities and ethnicities. This will be followed by designer Suneet Varma’s glamorous showcase at 9:30 pm where we will see an amalgamation of traditional motifs with abstract artworks enhanced by the age-old crafts of India. Shantanu & Nikhil’s sketch reflects hope and optimism Picture a litany of models walking dow...
Gulzar to recount encounters with stalwarts of Indian cinema in upcoming book
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Gulzar to recount encounters with stalwarts of Indian cinema in upcoming book

From Satayajit Ray to R D Burman, and Kishore Kumar to Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, celebrated lyricist-writer-film director Gulzar will recount his encounters with stalwarts of Indian cinema, art, and literature in his new book slated to release in 2021, announced publishing house Penguin Random House India on Thursday.Tentatively titled “Actually... I Met Them: A Memoir”, the book will be published under the ‘Hamish Hamilton imprint’, they said.  According to them, the book will give readers a peek into the minds of legends like Bimal Roy, Ritwik Ghatak, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Mahasweta Devi, through the trusted lens of Gulzar, who will share memories and experiences of working with them.“Memories don’t dry up really. They keep floating somewhere between the conscious and th...
Celebrating unapologetic maximalism
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Celebrating unapologetic maximalism

Anyone who ever had a chance to attend a physical runway show by designer Suneet Varma, would vouch for the grandeur and opulence of his sets, and those sparkly fairytale-esque gowns steeped in maximalism. So, when the designer had to showcase his new collection- Timeless by Suneet Varma in the first- ever digital edition of India Couture Week, it had to have that pizzazz, which the designer is known for. And he did live up to the expectations. His timeless garments yet again proved his unshakable dedication to decadence and craftsmanship. Models sauntered around in the digital presentation in heavily embellished saris, lehengas and gowns crafted with a lot of sequins, mirror, and zardozi work. Dramatic blouses with tulles and ruffles lent a touch of drama and whimsy to hi...