His younger brother, Prince Andrew was being raked over the coals for his disastrous interview on BBC Newsnight, last Saturday, where he struggled to explain his long-time friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein. But on Tuesday night, as families across Britain sat down to watch the first election debate between Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on ITV, it appeared much more than the “party prince’s” reputation could be at stake. After probing the Conservative and Labour Party leaders on hot-button election issues such as Brexit and the National Health Service (NHS), journalist Julie Etchingham delivered a quickfire round. “Is the monarchy fit for purpose?” she asked. It must have been a truly heart-stopping moment for the royal family, whose survival rests on keeping well out of the political arena. After years of soaring popularity – thanks to a string of high-profile royal marriages and births … [Read more...] about Line in television debate delivered moment Prince Andrew’s career was doomed
Actors these days don’t shy away from experimenting with off-beat roles and when it comes to the portrayal of women on screen, actor Juhi Chawla feels that it has become more real and relatable. Referring to actor Alia Bhatt’s performance in Udta Punjab and Raazi, Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaga and many others, Juhi points out that today’s actors are brave enough to take up risk. “Back then, we played quintessential heroine, an ideal woman, daughter, life partner you would want to introduce to your mother. But now, when I look at today’s actors, I find them brave to take up complex characters, deglam roles and not afraid to be real. Playing characters which are from small town, wear ordinary saree and looking very earthy. I don’t think we did all that in our times,” Juhi says.The fetish around looking good on screen was considered to be a big thing among actors. “I remember I always wanted to look good in … [Read more...] about Juhi Chawla: ‘I would think that the sky is going to fall down if my film didn’t work’
Ratan Tata’s arrival on Instagram is an event that is much cherished by his admirers. His followers have plenty of questions, and one of those is about his book preferences. While there is no list out from him yet, the Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus, in a series of Instagram Stories, shared the name of a book that he greatly enjoyed - 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' by Garth Stein. This 2008 novel combines Tata’s two great loves - dogs and cars. His passion for cars and affection for the canine community are well documented facts. The book, narrated from a dog’s perspective, follows the life of his owner Denny Swift, a race car driver, with the dog’s desire to be reincarnated as a human being, forming the spine of the story. Earlier this year, a movie adaptation of the book was released. Unfortunately, the reviews weren’t so favourable. As a fan of the book, a tough decision must be made. Should you watch the movie, despite the poor reviews? Or stick to … [Read more...] about Ratan Tata names the one book he truly cherishes. Do you have it on your reading list?
NEW YORK: The New York Times Co. has roped- in outgoing BBC head Mark Thompson as its next president and chief executive, saying his experience in digital media on a global scale made him the "ideal candidate". Thompson, the outgoing director-general of the BBC, will join the company in November. In addition to his executive roles, he will also sit on the board. Thompson's appointment was announced by Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the chairman of the Times Company and the newspaper's publisher yesterday. 55-year-old Thompson will join the company at a time when it faced challenges posed by changing reader habits and a shifting advertising market. Last month, it reported a net loss of USD 88 million for the second quarter of 2012. "Mark is a gifted executive with strong credentials whose leadership at the BBC helped it to extend its trusted brand identity into new digital products and services," Sulzberger said in a statement. "Our board concluded that Mark's experience and his … [Read more...] about BBC chief Mark Thompson to head New York Times
Email Correspondents Report By Africa correspondent Sally Sara, Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill and North America correspondent Stephanie March Posted July 15, 2017 06:09:37 Photo: Salune Laton Koikai helped to deliver baby Simaloi. (ABC News: Sally Sara) Map: Kenya This moment happens every minute of every day, an ancient and seemingly universal experience.In Kenya, in Washington, and in Jerusalem, the rhythms are the same. A room, a mother, and a safe pair of hands to guide the child into the world. And yet, so much is different.If the newborn could look around and understand what she saw, she could immediately learn so much about her corner of the world.Kenya has an infant mortality rate 10 times higher than Australia.The situation is improving, thanks to increased education, health services and sanitation. But many women in remote areas don't have easy access to a clinic or hospital.As a result, traditional midwives play a vital role in delivering … [Read more...] about How midwives guide babies into the world, in Kenya, Washington and Jerusalem