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The cultural landscape and archaeological remains of the Bamiyan Valley represent the artistic and religious developments which from the 1st to the 13th centuries characterized ancient Bakhtria, integrating various cultural influences into the Gandhara school of Buddhist art. The area contains numerous Buddhist monastic ensembles and sanctuaries, as well as fortified edifices from the Islamic period. The site is also testimony to the tragic destruction by the Taliban of the two standing Buddha statues, which shook the world in March 2001.   Criterion (i): The Buddha statues and the cave art in Bamiyan Valley are an outstanding representation of the Gandharan school in Buddhist art i
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P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }A:link { } Munnar Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. With an altitude of 1,600 m above sea level, this hill station has tea plantations, picturesque towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this place a popular tourist destination. It is great place trekking. It is the best place for honeymoon.  
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image Los Angeles,California: Actor Andrew Garfield says fathers can have an odd relationship with their offspring that could also mess them up.

The 30-year-old reprises his role as Peter Parker in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and said that the film is a "cautionary tale for dads" as it shows his alter-ego with Harry Osborn battle their own issues, reports contactmusic. com.

"A good dose of therapy would be beneficial to Spider-Man, for sure. But I don't know of any father-and-son relationship that hasn't struggled. Fathers do really have an ability to mess up their sons. And this story is a really good example. It's a cautionary tal
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image Mumbai, India: Aseem Merchant, who allegedly dated Priyanka Chopra during her modelling days, is reportedly planning to direct a film on her life and this has upset the former beauty queen.

Reportedly, the film will not only chronicle her modelling days, but also her infamous fallout with her ex-manager Prakash Jaju.

"I am doing a biopic on Mary Kom's life. She sat with me on every scene and told me about the emotions she felt while going through everything. It would be extremely flattering for me if someone makes a biopic on my life," she said.

"But this particular situation makes me very angry because I know as a woman what I,
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image When we first watched this video, these 3 guys took our breath away by dancing like a dream. We just kept staring in admiration until we found to our utter shock that two of the dancers were puppets!!! The way these puppets danced…they looked like humans. We are not exaggerating. These puppets were in perfect coordination with the puppeteer and all their moves and steps were in sync. Simply outstanding!     The puppets here fall in the category of rod puppets. Rod puppets are controlled by the puppeteer moving the metal rods attached to the hands of the puppet, any other limbs and by turning the central rod secured to the head.

The puppets and the pup
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image   New York,U.S.: :Singer Taylor Swift was recently clicked struggling with wind after a sudden gust messed up her perfect hair here.

The country singer wore a tight-fitting black ensemble when the wind messed up her blonde hair Sunday, reports dailymail.co.uk.

The "Love Story" hitmaker had to use both hands to get her locks under control.

Her outing came just a day after Swift was seen wearing a very short dress for a night out here April 26. (IANS)
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image Mumbai, April 26: After Queen, Kangana Ranaut is back with Revolver Rani, a film which she describes as a genre ker and something that has never been done in Bollywood before. Let's find out from the audience what they think about this edgy film.
 
Revolver Rani Title Song | Kangana Ranaut | Usha Uthup by T-Series Official Channel
 
So Kangana once again manages to make a place in the hearts of the audiences with her portrayal of a dacoit. Revolver Rani impresses the audience and not just Kangana, but Vir Das and other actors are also being praised by them. It has been directed by Sai Kabir. Our rating for Revolver Rani 3 and a half stars.
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Tampa Bay (Florida),: Actress Vidya Balan, who was active in the promotional tours for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards earlier this year, has left many guessing the reason behind her absence from the main event.

"Vidya had to cancel her plans at the last moment," said a source from the organisers.

The National award-winning actress was due to attend a special session here, but Priyanka Chopra filled in for her.

Vidya was also slated to be part of a Master Class Panel with Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey. Now, Priyanka will attend the same, scheduled to be held here Saturday.

The IIFA ga
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image Los Angeles, California:Singer Avril Lavigne defends her new music video slammed by critics for the track "Hello Kitty" saying it is not racist.

 The 29-year-old released the promo, Tuesday, which sees her singing Japanese phrases surrounded by an group of Asian dancers, but it was later deleted due to the controversial content, and now the singer insists the video was specifically for Japanese fans, reports contactmusic.com.

Avril took to Twitter Thursday to defend the video, posting: "RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video ... specifically for my Japanese fans,
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image Los Angeles, U.S.: Actresses Lupta Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson are in talks to join the cast of Disney's new adaptation of “The Jungle Book”.

Both the actresses are in negotiations to join Idris Elba in adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic, which will be directed by “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau, reports contactmusic.com.

Oscar-winning “12 Years A Slave” star Nyong'o is close to closing a deal to play Rakcha, a wolf mother who adopts the film's protagonist, Mowgli.

Meanwhile, Johansson, who is pregnant with her first child with fiancé Romain Dauriac, is expected to give voiceov
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image Los Angeles,California: Actress Cameron Diaz said that she hasn't used a deodorant for almost 20 years and added that people would smell better if they stop using antiperspirant because it keeps the scent in.

"I don't believe in antiperspirant. It's really bad for you. I haven't used it for almost 20 years. You're stinky, because you use antiperspirant. It keeps all the stink in," femalefirst.co.uk quoted "The Other Woman" actress as saying.

The 40-year-old thinks that men should also refrain from using it as long as they are well groomed.

"Let it go and just trim your armpit hair so it doesn't hold
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image Los Angeles,California: Actress Laura Prepon has rubbished reports that she is dating Tom Cruise, but admits that she thinks the actor is “hot”.

Though the “Orange is the New Black” actress insists dating rumours are untrue, but she is flattered by the speculation, reports contactmusic.com

“I'm flattered because I think he's hot, so I'm like, 'Oh, that's nice,' and apparently he's very gentlemanly with me,” she told website The Daily Beast.

“Apparently we get along great and he knows that I have a favourite bottle of wine that I didn't even know I had,” added the 34-ye
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image   Los Angeles,California: Singer Justin Bieber has apologised to fans for having his picture taken at a controversial shrine in Japan.

Bieber paid a visit to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, which honours Japan's war dead, including former military leaders who committed mass atrocities across Asia, and the Pacific during World War II, reports contactmusic.com.

The incident prompted a backlash from some Bieber fans who lambasted him for his historical ignorance.

Bieber removed the controversial picture Tuesday and issued an apology, writing: "While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine (sic). I wa
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image Los Angeles,California: Singer Katy Perry made children cry after crashing a five-year-old's birthday party and staged a fake car accident for a music video.

The singer was dressed up as a clown for her track "Birthday" video and carried out a prank where she attacked a man with a pinata stick and staged a car accident, but the spoof left children in tears, reports tmz.com.

"Katy pranked a five-year-old's birthday party and most guests had no idea they were getting punk'd. Children were crying. One woman stormed away, visibly upset," said a source.

The hidden camera gag was shot at Knollwood Country Club here and a
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image Los Angeles,U.S.: Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has been accused of being a controlling racist by her former stepmother.

Barbara, ex-wife of Oprah's dad Vernon Winfrey, said on a talk show that Oprah isn't comfortable in her own skin, reports showbizspy.com

In a new interview, Barbara shared an incident about her visit to Oprah's Chicago condo.

"Oprah got on to the intercom and announced, 'Negroes in the house. Negroes in the house.' She thought it was funny. I thought it was insulting. I'm older than her. I know what it means. She was reminding us of our low class," she said.

Barbara even took shot
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image Los Angeles,U.S. : Actress Angelina Jolie's forthcoming Disney film "Maleficent" may have new twists, but it will respect the 1959 classic "Sleeping Beauty".

The 38-year-old stars as the titular villain, who is the self-proclaimed "Mistress of All Evil" in the forthcoming film. The makers have added a new twist to the story, but she insists there are elements familiar with the 1959 tale of "Sleeping Beauty" where the character originates.

"We've respected the classic, we've tried to bring you what you love about the story. We also hope to hope to bring a world that you've never seen before. It's a
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image New York, U.S. : Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who recently made their first public appearance together after reconciliation, put on a show of unity as they supported actress Meryl Streep at an award ceremony here.

The couple, who separated last year in August after 14 years of being together, reconciled later in the year.

The two looked happy and relaxed at the 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award event Monday, reports dailymail.co.uk.

They also posed up with Streep on the pre-show red carpet.

Douglas and Zeta-Jones were seen at the opening night of drama "The Library" here last week.(IANS)
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image Los Angeles,U.S. : Actor Robert Pattinson is reportedly dating Katy Perry's best friend and stylist Cleo Wade.

The "Twilight" actor is said to have struck up a close relationship with the stylist and they all (Perry, Wade and Pattinson) spent the majority of their time together at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, reports contactmusic.com.

"Cleo is one of Katy's best friends, so Rob has been spending time with their gang. It's early days but they seem to have good chemistry. They spent a lot of time together over the weekend," said a source.

Pattinson was earlier rumoured to be dating Perry. The singer slamm
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image   Los Angeles,U.S. : Actress Nicole Kidman, who has been married to musician Keith Urban for seven years, admits he means everything to her and thinks love is "your salvation".

The 46-year-old recently said that Urban showers her with love notes when they're apart in order to keep their relationship exciting, reports contactmusic.com.

When asked what love means to her, the actress said: "It's the be-all and end-all. It's your salvation. It's the thing that keeps you all right, and hopefully, if you're on the right path, it envelops you and keeps you safe. If you find it, you don't let it go."

When
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image New Delhi, April 21: With a growing number of books written by young Indian authors now made into successful movies and the increasing number of publishing houses eager to offer a break to budding writers, young authors in India can now live their dreams, said Nikhil Chandwani, the first Indian to win the UK Writers' Forum award.

"India has seen a rise in number of authors. Movies like '2 States' have proved that a book can be made into a successful movie and so budding writers have a chance to live their dreams by narrating stories and publishing them," Chandwani told Bollywood Country in an interview.

Publishing a book is easier today bec
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