Category archives: Entertainment

Is there a distinctive 'Indian English'? -BBC Trending

Is there a distinctive “Indian English”? Yes, according to a hash tag that’s been trending in the country – #Indian English. “Open the windows and let the atmosphere come in.” “Today is my Happy Birthday.” These are a couple of examples being shared on the hash tag #Indian English. Since it took off early on Thursday, it’s been used around 20,000 times in India. It was started by 22-year-old Ojas […]

Foods That Will Scare You (images)

Tarantula belongs to the family of spiders. Fried tarantula is a regional delicacy in Cambodia. It is believed that the scarcity of food in the villages of Cambodia led to consumption of spiders. Chicken, duck or pig blood is popularly consumed in places like Shanghai, Poland, Philippines, Korea, Singapore etc. The famous Korean blood soup is made with ox blood and is often used as a hangover cure. Now, that’s […]

20 Places to Visit Before You Die

Zion National Park, Utah   Yosemite Valley, California   Whitaker Point, Arkansas   Watkins Glen State Park, New York   Smoky Mountains North Carolina, Tennessee   Skagit Valley Tulip Fields, Washington   Oneonta Gorge, Oregon   Northern Lights, Alaska   Niagara Falls, New York   Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Alaska   Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado   Lake Tahoe, California   Horseshoe Bend, Arizona   Hamilton Pool, Texas   Haiku Stairs […]

From patriotic sunbathers to colourful VW Beetles: Incredible photos capture everyday life in Brazil ahead of the World Cup

From the singing sales pitch of beach vendors to the echoing roar of soccer fans at the Maracana stadium, there is a percussive quality to the everyday life in Brazil that is hard to miss but not always easy to photograph. Two months before the World Cup opening ceremony, Italian photographers Edoardo Delille and Gabriele Galimberti travelled to Brazil to follow in the footsteps of Rio de Janeiro’s residents, capturing […]

Austria's 'bearded lady' Conchita Wurst won Eurovision 2014

Austrian Conchita Wurst has arrived home to a heroine’s welcome after the bearded drag queen won the Eurovision Song Contest Sporting high heels, butterfly eyelashes and a full beard, Wurst – whose birth name is Tom Neuwirth – swept to victory with her Rise Like a Phoenix ballad before a global television audience of about 180 million people in 45 countries “I share the opinion that this was not a […]

'Godzilla' is going to be a very different monster movie, says its director

The last two Godzilla trailers have given us a hint of what’s to come in the upcoming film, and at SXSW a small audience got the best look yet at the new monster. After a screening of the 1954 Japanese original, director Gareth Edwards introduced an extended sequence from the 2014 version in which the new Godzilla lays waste to Hawaii before squaring off against another giant monster. Even with […]

Japanese artist Hikaru Cho transforms food with paint

Last week, we shared Tokyo-based artist Hikaru Cho’s stunning body paintings highlighting sexual repression that featured as part of Amnesty International’s “My Body My Rights” campaign. The young artist’s jaw-dropping skills with the paint brush led us to discover her hyperrealistic painted-object series titled “It’s not what it seems,” in which 20-year-old Cho uses acrylic paints to transform everyday foods into entirely different ones. Only when the food is peeled, […]


Heartwarming footage of the moment a papa lion meets his baby cubs for the first time at the Oregon Zoo

The heart-warming first encounter shows six-month-old cubs Kamali, Zalika and Angalia as they attempt to play with their father, Zawadi Mungu ‘At first he was surprised but as time passed he grew more patient,‘ said senior zoo keeper Laura Weiner Lions may be one of the world’s deadliest predators – but this male quickly assumed the role of caring father when meeting his cubs for the first time. The heart-warming […]

Tears and triumph as Lupita Nyong'o accepts her Best Supporting Actress Oscar and 12 Years A Slave is named Best Picture

Gravity cleans the board with SEVEN Oscars… but misses the big one Cate Blanchett is Best Actress for Blue Jasmine Matthew McConaughey named Best Actor for Dallas Buyers Club as Jared Leto scoops Best Supporting Actor Disney’s Frozen wins Best Animated Feature It was an emotional night for the cast and crew of 12 Years A Slave, as the film took home the award for Best Picture at Sunday night’s […]

Oscars 2014: LIVE STREAM of celebrities on the red carpet - starts at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET

Oscar Sunday is here! The 2014 Oscars will be handed out at a ceremony on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles   The event is hosted by Ellen DeGerenes and televised LIVE on the ABC Network in the United States, as well as in more than 225 countries worldwide. Throughout the day and night we at will you LIVE updates of the winners, red carpet fashion […]