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Anuradha Roy in Booker longlist

Anuradha Roy

Indian novelist Anuradha Roy, who is also a well-known publisher, has made it to the Booker longlist with her latest book, Sleeping on Jupiter.

Michael Chabon to pen Bob the musical

Michael Chabon

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon is in talks to write Disney’s comedy, Bob the Musical.The 52-year-old writer has previously worked on many other projects for Disney and 2004’s Spider-Man

It’s official! Brains of intelligent people work better

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Scientists refer to this as the neural efficiency hypothesis, although it is now accepted by experts as an undisputed fact, with ample evidence to support it

Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet oppose Amnesty sex trade move

Meryl Streep

Actresses Meryl Streep, Lena Du-nham, Kate Winslet and Anne Hathaway have opposed a human rights group’s proposal to decriminalise sex trade.

Oxford English Dictionary starts search for first use of ‘email’

The Oxford English Dictionary has launched a search to find the first recorded use in English of the word “email”.

Workout pill to mimic benefits of exercise?

Imagine popping a workout pill and saying good-bye to exercise forever!Scientists have developed a molecule that mimics the effects of exercise, which could potentially help treat Type 2 diabetes and

Stephen Hawking to answer questions on Reddit

Stephen Hawking

Have doubts in Physics? You can now have the famous physicist Stephen Hawking answer your questions on the online forum Reddit.

Australian Spelling Bee: 4 Indian-origin kids among finalists

Four Indian-origin children are among the top 50 finalists of the Great Australian Spelling Bee contest.

Craft best text for aliens, get $1 million prize

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Yuri Milner, the Russian billionaire who is funding the $100 million search for aliens, is offering $1 million prize money to craft the best message to send to an extraterrestrial civilisation.

Punjab is back in the headlines with a brutality reminiscent of the violent Eighties. In the early hours of July 27, three gunmen dressed in Army uniforms struck at Gurdaspur.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage — playing in Mumbai and Delhi — makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles.