Stock futures tumbled 555 points as the markets digested the news. The president had been in contact with many senior White House staff, who—in turn—had met with congressional leaders and Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. At the same time, there were concerns over the health of Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who shared a stage for more than 90 minutes with the president, at a time when he may have been infectious. … [Read more...] about President Trump says he and the First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19
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‘November Rain’ was inspired by another epic, Elton John’s 11-minute 1973 hit ‘Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding’. At the 1992 MTV Music Awards, when Rose performed ‘November Rain’, he had Elton John on piano. Perhaps it was his way of saying thank you. … [Read more...] about The enduring appeal of ‘November Rain’
He had his calls from Bollywood, veteran actor turned producer Shashi Kapur was impressed seeing him dressed in a white coat during a film festival abroad, walking like James Dean. He thought Chatterjee could be Bollywood’s Al Pacino. Kapur asked Chatterjee several times to shift to Mumbai. Chatterjee refused, Calcutta, not Kolkata, was his home and the world, it was his El Dorado, the fabled city of the riches. Critics said Chatterjee’s Hindi was not up to the mark but such criticisms did not bother Chatterjee, he had enough entertaining films on hand and was happy to discount Bollywood and its stunt films. Actually, he was immersed in Calcutta (now Kolkata). It was not Ray all the way with Chatterjee, he worked with a wide range of directors like Mrinal Sen, Ajay Kar and Tarun Mazumdar, all part of the trailblazer Bengali cinema. Chatterjee brought out the smoldering inner fire he controlled so well as an actor, remaining calm and cool on the exterior but with a deep … [Read more...] about Remembering Soumitra Chatterjee, the Aparajito star of Bengali cinema
“This is the season of efficiencies. Every brand is looking for a strong reach of their product. A middle-grade celebrity influencer will charge upwards of Rs 15 lakh for a video and can get 500,000 views and 150,000 likes for a video post. For 15 lakh, I can go to 15-16 (non-celebrity) influencers who will have upwards of 800,000 to a million followers. Now compare the reach," said Sakunia. … [Read more...] about Here’s why influencers have become darling of brands this festive season
The American promise of possibility is something everyone can agree on. Our differences lay in how to achieve it. Make America Great Again aims to get there by invoking the past, while scapegoating immigration, science, and anything else that may stand in the way. As Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote ahead of the election in The Hollywood Reporter, “We aren’t selecting a president as much as we are proclaiming to ourselves and the rest of the world what America means: either we want to be a theme park version of Mayberry in the 1950s, or we want to be a vibrant and vigorous leader in democracy that our founders envisioned.” … [Read more...] about The United States of America: Can this brand be saved?