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Legendary actor Shashi Kapoor passes away – 04 December 2017

Legendary actor Shashi Kapoor passes away – 04 December 2017

Iconic star of Indian cinema, Shashi Kapoor, breathed his last today in Mumbai. He had been unwell for a while and struggling with his health. Shashi Kapoor was admitted in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital, where he passed away. He was 79.

Shashi Kapoor was the third son of Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of two of Indian cinema’s most legendary actors, Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. Born in 1938, Shashi Kapoor starred in more than hundred movies, out of which he was the lead actor in at least 61.
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‘21st Century Fox’ Unveils New Logo – 24 May 2013

‘21st Century Fox’ Unveils New Logo – 24 May 2013

CEO Rupert Murdoch has debuted News Corp.’s entertainment division’s new logo, as the media conglomerate splits into two separate companies later this year.

One company will keep the name News Corp and will consist of publishing and newspaper properties, while the other named “21st Century Fox” will comprise of entertainment and broadcast operations.
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LOXX – Berlin’s amazing toy train landscape – 27 June 2012

LOXX – Berlin’s amazing toy train landscape – 27 June 2012

If toy train sets still make you go all soft and awaken the child inside of you, Berlin’s LOXX is a station stop you shouldn’t miss.

With 2,500 square metres of H0-scale model railways right in the heart of Berlin, LOXX is claimed to be the world’s largest digital model railway. LOXX technicians have recreated with great felicity the landscape and atmosphere of the city with about 4.15 kilometres of track, over 400 trains, 10,000 road vehicles and about 50,000 human figures. Every 20 minutes, nightfall is simulated and the set is illuminated with over 18,000 miniature lights.
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The world’s first film poster for 1895′s L’Arroseur arrosé (The Sprinkler Sprinkled) – 26 June 2012

The world’s first film poster for 1895′s L’Arroseur arrosé (The Sprinkler Sprinkled) – 26 June 2012

L’Arroseur arrosé (also known as The Waterer Watered and The Sprinkler Sprinkled) is an 1895 French short black-and-white silent comedy film directed and produced by Louis Lumière and starring François Clerc and Benoît Duval. It was first screened on June 10, 1895.

It has the distinction of being the earliest known instance of film comedy, as well as the first use of film to portray a fictional story. The film was originally known as “Le Jardinier” (The Gardener) or “Le Jardinier et le petit espiègle”, and is sometimes referred to in English as “The Tables Turned on the Gardener”, and “The Sprinkler Sprinkled”.
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Mehdi Hassan: A golden voice that transcended boundaries – 13 June 2012

Mehdi Hassan: A golden voice that transcended boundaries – 13 June 2012

‘Ab ke hum bichhade to shaayad kabhii khwabon mein milen’ (If we part now, we may meet in dreams). The world of ghazal will no longer be same without legendary singer Mehdi Hassan who leaves behind an unmatched legacy and treasure of soulful melodies.

Adored by millions on both sides of the border for his golden voice, the 84-year-old ghazal maestro, who died in a Karachi hospital on Wednesday following multi-organ failure, was one of the last icons representing the shared cultural heritage of India and Pakistan.
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Would you buy an Apple iCar? – 22 May 2012

Would you buy an Apple iCar? – 22 May 2012

Apple board member reveals Steve Jobs wanted to design an Apple iCar.

An Apple board member has revealed that Steve Jobs had dreamed of creating an iCar before his sad demise in October last year after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. Speaking at a Fast Company conference, Mickey Drexler stated that the car industry is a tragedy in America and Steve’s dream was to design an iCar which would give the automotive industry the shake-up it required.
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The World’s First Invisible Ad – 15 May 2012

The World’s First Invisible Ad – 15 May 2012

To promote its product, deodorant company Lynx created the world’s first invisible ad.

Using hundreds of polarized sunglasses, hack LCD screens, and a terrace house in Sydney— the company created ads that were only visible when viewed only through polarized sunglasses.
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Bill Gates To Become Comic Book Hero – 19 April 2012

Bill Gates To Become Comic Book Hero – 19 April 2012

Bill Gates is set to become the next comic book hero. The Microsoft founder’s life will now be made into a graphic novel releasing by the end of the month. It will also be available on Nook and Kindle.

He’s no superhero in the traditional sense, but Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has touched many lives.

And now a comic with colorful illustrations will illustrate his life.
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Oscar Statuette Modeled After Mexican Director – 26 February 2012

Oscar Statuette Modeled After Mexican Director – 26 February 2012

The smoothly muscular, golden silhouette of an Oscar statuette wasn’t just based on anyone. It was actually modeled in 1929 after the nude body of a Mexican director.

Filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor Emilio Fernandez, nicknamed “El Indio,” fled Mexico for Los Angeles in the 1920s, exiled after supporting a failed revolutionary uprising led by Adolfo de la Huerta. READ MORE