Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has accused best-selling author Roberto Saviano of giving the mafia “publicity”.
He also blamed the popular Italian TV series ‘La Piovra’ for spreading interest in the mafia worldwide.
“We need only recall that the eight series of ‘La Piovra’ have been aired in 160 countries, as well as the raft of books […] Continue reading Berlusconi blames author for giving publicity to mafia
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A fast track court Saturday deferred the judgement in a 36-year-old double murder case involving Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren and will hear fresh arguments May 15.
Soren appeared in court Saturday and the judge asked the two sides whether they wanted to make fresh argument in the case. Both sides agreed and the court posted […] Continue reading Judgment in murder case against Soren deferred
There is a huge market in India for new writers in fiction like Chetan Bhagat who appeal to urban readers, says the head of a publishing firm born only three months ago.
“There is a huge market out there for these books, whether the literary elites like it or not,” says Divya Dubey, founder of Gyaana […] Continue reading India thirsts for more new writers, says publisher
Toyota has announced a voluntary recall of some 600,000 Sienna minivans in the US and 270,000 in Canada because of safety concerns about potential corrosion in its spare tyre carrier.
The recall applies to certain models of the van from 1998 to 2010 that were driven in cold climates where road salt may have cause corrosion, […] Continue reading Toyota recalls Sienna minivans
Film: “Paathshaala”; Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia Azmi, Nana Patekar, Anjan Shrivastava, Saurabh Shukla; Director: Milin Ukey; Producer: Ahmed Khan, Shaira Khan; Rating: ***
If a piece of cinema ever had its heart in its place, this is it. Don’t let the sluggish pace, the absence of stylish shots and flamboyant frames fool you into believing […] Continue reading ‘Paathshaala’ – a film with its heart in place