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Reliance Brands acquires 40 % stake in Manish Malhotra’s couture house


On Friday, October 15, Reliance Brands and Manish Malhotra announced a strategic partnership as part of the deal where the former agreed to buy a 40 percent stake in the designer’s 16-year-old couture house, MM Styles. It is one of the most prominent investments by Reliance Brands Ltd (RBL) and is the first external...

Busan Film Fest offers movie-watching experience on beach paddleboards


The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has started a program to screen films at various outdoor places, including paddleboards at the beach, in the host city of Busan, South Korea, in an effort to reach a wider audience despite Covid-19 limitations.  The ‘BIFF in the Neighborhood’ program allows people to watch films invited to the festival...

Indian moms more open to idea of children finding love on dating apps: Survey


Contrary to popular perception, as per a recent survey many Indian parents have warmed up to the idea of their children being autonomous when it comes to finding love.  A survey among 5,000 young men and women from across the country revealed that 50 per cent of millennial and Gen Z mothers are now getting...

World’s largest cruise ship ‘Wonder of the Seas’ to set sail in 2022


The largest cruise ship in the world will set sail next year - with routes spread across North America and Europe. Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas, their fifth Oasis Class ship, will be able to accommodate 6800 passengers and host the tallest slide at sea, a brand new neighborhood and a ten-deck high zip-line, The Sun reported.  The new ship,...

NGO requests Big B to withdraw from ad promoting pan masala


A national anti-tobacco organization has urged Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan to withdraw from an advertising campaign promoting pan masala, saying that the move would help wean away youngsters from getting hooked to tobacco addiction.  In a letter to Bachchan, Shekhar Salkar, President, National Organization for Eradication of Tobacco, said that medical research has proved that...

PM Modi’s 3 secrets to keep jet lag at bay


Prime Minister Narendra Modi had three days in hand as he embarked on his recently concluded US trip. Several time zones later, PM Modi landed in the US and spent 65 hours in the country, with the rest of the time spent travelling, where he attended 20 meetings including the crucial bilateral meeting with President...

UK royal mint launches Goddess Lakshmi gold bar for Diwali


The UK Royal Mint has launched a gold bar with Hindu Goddess of wealth Lakshmi on it to coincide with the festival of Diwali when Indians all over the world make traditional purchases of gold on Dhanteras day.   The gold bar weighs 20 g and is made up of 999.9 fine gold. It will be...

Sotheby’s to auction rare first print of US Constitution


An extremely rare official first-edition printed copy of the US Constitution will be put up for bid by Sotheby’s in mid-November, the auction house said on Friday.  Announcing the upcoming sale of the document on the 234th anniversary of its signing by delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sotheby’s estimated its value at $15 million to...

Indian American designer’s pinky ring on Meghan Markle grabs spotlight


TIME magazine released its annual list of the world's most 100 influential people earlier this week, featuring on their cover former British royals Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The photo, showing Markle in the foreground donning white with Harry behind her, was endlessly and expectedly scrutinised. One piece of Markle’s jewellery, however, particularly grabbed the spotlight. The...