Tablighi faction had put on hold events on March 6

NEW DELHI: Not all the members of Tablighi Jamaat, the Islamic group at the centre of a controversy over a Covid-19 hotspot in Delhi, had flouted the government’s guidelines. Tablighi Shura, a breakaway faction led by Gujarat-based Islamic scholars Maulana Ahmed Lad and Ibrahim Dewla, had decided to suspend all its upcoming activities, on March […]

Coronavirus: Stephen King is sorry people feel ‘like we’re living in a Stephen King story’

He’s written dozens of novels that have terrorized readers for decades, including “The Stand,” which was published in 1978 and centers on a pandemic from a weaponized strain of influenza that kills nearly the entire world’s population. While COVID-19 isn’t considered as fatal as the virus depicted in his novel, some readers still feel like they are living […]

Vietnamese football joins Covid-19 fight

Hanoi FC captain Nguyen Van Quyet has raised VND118 million ($5,000) – VND68 million from his friends and fans and VND50 million from auctioning the jersey he played in at the AFF Cup 2018, which Vietnam won. The jersey has the autograph of all members of the national football team.

Under coronavirus lockdown, Delhi slum residents struggle to get water

The women collect maintenance fees from each household to pay for repairs as and when they are needed. WaterAid’s Chaturvedi says that unlike in Sangam Vihar, the system is not susceptible to profit-making and exploitation because the pipeline is a community-run resource.

After retaliation threat, Donald Trump thanks PM Modi; says ‘Your leadership helping not only India but humanity’

London EyeThe mystical London Eye, an observation wheel on the bank of the River Thames, attracts scores of people everyday. But the tourist spot is now left abandoned as the UK has reported a total of 22,141 positive cases. More than 1,000 people have succumbed to the virus in the country. Even the Prime Minister […]

Watch: ‘Ben-Hur’ Rides Again in First Remake Trailer Starring Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman

Based on Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of Chris t, the film comes six decades after Charlton Heston famously played Judah Ben-Hur in a famous 1959 adaptation and commanded a chariot all the way to the Oscars, where it picked up a staggering 11 awards including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting […]

Alien designer HR Giger: ‘I am afraid of my visions’

Giger’s imprint can be seen in countless subsequent attempts to imagine aliens and alien worlds, but the movies have yet to come up with anything as bracingly terrifying as Alien. His iconography has also been adopted wholesale by gothic subculture, which has diminished its impact somewhat. Rather than the dark reaches of the human psyche, […]

Who You Think I Am review – Juliette Binoche turns up the heat in phone sex tale

It’s a queasy inversion of the romantic fantasy in You’ve Got Mail and also the good-faith thought experiment involved in Spike Jonze’s movie Her, in which a man of the near future falls in love with the Siri-type AI voice emanating from his computer’s operating system. What this film is doing is dramatising and satirically […]

Best Netflix shows: 28 amazing TV series to binge right now

Following the life of washed up actor Bojack as he struggles with alcoholism, toxic relationships, and family issues, the series is just as heartwarming as it can be heartbreaking. For those who are worried it may be too dark for them, fear not – there’s loads of slapstick humor, word play, and stunning animation to […]

Seven Movies and Shows to Watch This Weekend on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu

Jim Gaffigan: Cinco (Netflix, January 10)Jim Gaffigan is back with his fifth one-hour stand-up comedy special. There’s now one for each of his kids, he says, so he hopes it’s the last. According to Netflix’s description: “Though he’s mostly concerned about what he’ll eat after the show, Jim Gaffigan finds time to joke about kids, […]