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Frontrunner to lead India picks holy Hindu city for election race | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The frontrunner to become India’s next prime minister has announced he will run for election in the holy city of Varanasi, a decision that could galvanise support among fellow Hindus but may focus attention on accusations of religious bias.<p>Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, …

Jane Austen fragment found: but what's behind it?

A rare snippet of Jane Austen's handwriting, part of a sermon on men and prayer, is to be scrutinised by experts in an attempt to decipher the shadowy words which lie on its reverse.<p>The text, on a scrap of paper just five inches by one inch in size, is believed to have been copied by Austen from …

A drive stirs memories of being in love

The same month I passed my driving test, I fell in love for the first time. My boyfriend and I went everywhere together, actively seeking out opportunities to run errands for family members or close friends just so we could drive to new places. I would always take the wheel (we were both 17 but he …

First world war: memories of the last survivors

<b>'God let me live so that I could tell the story'</b><br>Ovsanna Kaloustian <i>Turkey</i><p>The diminutive old woman does not go out in Marseille much any more. She hunches over a cane and is spoilt, mollycoddled by her daughter and grandchildren. Ask her about her childhood, and she becomes perfectly alert. Ovsanna …

Air strikes on Pakistani Taliban are just what politicians had hoped to avoid

The jets and helicopter gunships sent screaming into Pakistan's wild borderlands on Tuesday to attack Taliban hideouts marked a moment of dread for others besides the militants: it was something Pakistan's top politicians, too, had long hoped to avoid.<p>For the past seven months, the country's …

Five tips to get more out of your iPhone or iPad in the new year

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Usually a New Year’s resolution happens when a person makes a promise to improve themselves. Despite our best …

Digital publishing: How it will evolve in 2014 and beyond

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>I recently attended Le Web in Paris, where the theme of the conference was innovation in the next decade. …

Pakistan ruined by language myth

Opinion<p>Last year I wrote a book highlighting the crisis in Pakistan's education system caused by the way languages are used and taught. Its publication prompted one critic to remark that I was trying to "backwardise" the children of Pakistan. Another said that language was not the problem; it was …

The rise of ‘art house’ gaming

Recent games concerned with mood and psychology rather than tasks and thrills have been likened to art house cinema. But is it a helpful comparison?<p>Video games are still carving their identity in the worlds of entertainment and culture, and media coverage often looks to other industries for points …

Making Movies

Surveillance and privacy: Hollywood’s new hot topics?

Films on Wikileaks and Edward Snowden are on their way to our screens, and a new documentary shines a light on surveillance online. Has Hollywood’s found its new hot topic? Emma Jones investigates.<p>If NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden hasn’t done enough to highlight the issue of government …

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Why filmmakers may return to old-school special effects

Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) has allowed moviemakers to create almost anything. But is it turning audiences off? And are special effects more special when they’re real?<p>It is one of the most memorable opening scenes in cinema history. After the introductory text marches across the screen, the …

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