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In India, boy victims of sex crimes don’t get talked about

He was lured into a room near where he played cricket, a man then shut the door and window, and raped him. That’s what a 14-year-old Mumbai boy told his mother from his hospital bed last July. The boy died soon after, killed by the rat poison he consumed after the assault, according to details…

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Books Children Read!

By Gulrukh Tausif Stories that you read and hear in your childhood stay with you all your life. Sometimes as a wisp of a memory and sometimes as a lesson etched into your mind. I have always loved reading and I used to read a lot of Urdu and English books in my youth. There…

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Couples with similar texting habits might be more satisfied: study

NEWS DESK: Texting is ubiquitous in modern day dating culture. While relationships were once born out of thoughtful love letters and red, red roses, today romance blossoms via witty observations and phallic emojis. However, the art of written communication is not to be dismissed, as a new study suggests that couples with similar texting habits…

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Here is the biggest threat to marriages, according to experts

NEWS DESK: What are some of the biggest issues that married couples face? Financial troubles, intimacy issues, emotional misunderstandings … all of these might seem like one-way fast tracks to relationship homicide, but they’re really just symptomatic of a wider issue, argue relationships experts, reported The Independent. The one thing that causes more divorces than…

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Video: Despite the age gap, France’s new first couple is amazing

France’s new President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte make an amazing couple seeing the wide gap between their ages. Watch this video report.

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Raees likely to release in Pakistan

The much awaited Bollywood movie Raees releases in India, USA, UK and UAE today, but the moviegoers in Pakistan have to wait for another two days to see if Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira khan film is allowed in Pakistani cinemas. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif formed a committee with a given mandate to decide whether…

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Salman Khan to romance Katrina Kaif in Karan Johar’s next

MUMBAI: This year filmmaker-turned-actor, Karan Johar wants Bollywood fans to expect the unexpected on his chat show Koffee With Karan. Want to know the reason? First, he got Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar and then he made the impossible, possible by getting Bollywood heartthrobs Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh together. Now, reports doing the rounds…

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The romance and Kalashnikov: Pashtun cinema reborn

PESHAWAR: Their tunics drenched in sweat, hundreds gather by the big screen, shouting and dancing their pride in being Pashtun. In Pakistan’s northwest, devastated by a decade of terrorism, this is how cinema is done now the local film industry is enjoying a renaissance. In the packed, concrete Arshad Cinema in Peshawar, the air conditioning…

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Romance blossoms between German, French leaders… in TV film

BERLIN:Imagine the president of France bringing the German chancellor croissants for breakfast after an all-night summit between the sheets. Imagine no longer: this is the premise of a primetime romantic comedy which premieres Tuesday on German TV in which a workaholic German chancellor ends up falling for a dashing French leader. All resemblances to reality…

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Veena wants to romance with Bollywood Khans

MUMBAI: The controversy queen Veena Malik recently expressed her desire of working with all the three Khans of Bollywood. In an interview with an Indian newspaper, she said “I would like a bit of Shahrukh, a bit of Salman and a bit of Aamir. I would go with Aamir for his acting, Shahrukh for his…

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Rock band My Chemical Romance break up after 12 years

LOS ANGELES: Alternative rock group My Chemical Romance announced on their website on Friday that they were calling it quits after 12 years.The punk-popsters from New Jersey had played together since 2001, recording four studio albums and notching up an international hit with “Welcome to the Black Parade” in 2006.In a statement, they said being…

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Erotic romance novel “Fifty Shades Freed” most popular book on Amazon in 2012

NEW YORK: E.L. James' erotic romance novel “Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy” was the best-selling book on Amazon this year, followed by the thriller “Gone Girl,” said the online retailer.”This was truly the year of the billionaire bad boy in romance,” said Sara Nelson, editorial director of books and Kindle…

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Jab Tak Hai Jaan: Unending romance

MUMBAI: It is difficult to judge “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” solely as a movie. Like it or not, it is the swansong of one of the defining directors of the Indian film industry and you cannot help but think of Yash Chopra's legacy as you watch his last film.There are shades of “Kabhi Kabhie”, “Dil…

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Bollywood pays tribute to “king of romance” Yash Chopra

MUMBAI: Movie lovers, Bollywood stars and well-wishers paid their last respects to film-maker Yash Chopra on Monday, a day after he died of multiple organ failure.Chopra, who turned 80 last month, was one of India's iconic film-makers and was known as the “king of romance”. He also owned one of the industry's biggest production houses…

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New sado-masochistic romance now a global hit

LONDON: It's a literary phenomenon: with nearly 40 million copies sold, “Fifty Shades of Grey”, an erotic romance spiced up with sado-masochism is well on its way to breaking all the records.What sets the book apart is that it is written for women by a woman — British author EL James, a previously unknown TV…

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Romance 'New Year's Eve' tops box office

LOS ANGELES: Holiday romance “New Year's Eve” led North American box office charts over the weekend, although sales were sluggish, industry estimates showed Sunday.The star-studded romantic comedy featuring Michelle Pfeiffer and Zac Efron, with appearances by Robert de Niro and Halle Barry, scored $13.7 million for its opening weekend, according to Exhibitor Relations.That pushed it…

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