Florence

  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wed in Florence fortress May 25, 2014

    Florence: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially "Bound" to each other. The celebrity couple, who have made a habit of overthetop, public displays of affection, got hitched Saturday in a decidedly private spot: a Renaissance fortress in Florence. The nuptials were confirmed to The Associated Press by Kardashian's representative, who...
  • After UN award, Bihar woman gets Florence Nightingale award May 4, 2014

    After being honoured with the United Nations Foundation award, a Bihar health official has now been selected for the National Florence Nightingale Award 2014 for her extraordinary work to eradicate polio, officials in Patna said on Sunday. "I am happy the president will honour me for my work in polio immunization...
  • Amanda Knox's murder conviction upheld on appeal January 31, 2014

    An appeals court in Florence has upheld the guilty verdict against US student Amanda Knox and her exboyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle over her extradition. After nearly 12 hours of...
  • Big B upset after leaving laptop in Florence December 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is upset after he left behind his laptop in a hotel room in Florence. "Major tragedy! My valet forgot to pack my laptop in Florence, and I have landed in the Isles without it, livid and most upset. Luckily my CEO was still in Italy...
  • Amitabh Bachchan honoured at Florence Film festival December 8, 2012

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured at the ongoing River To River 2012 Indian Film Festival in Florence, where he was presented with the keys of the City of Firenze. The 70yearold actor said he was overwhelmed with the beauty of the capital city of the Italian region of...
  • You won't believe Uma Thurman's daughter's name! October 18, 2012

    Los Angeles: Hollywood beauty Uma Thurman and boyfriend Arpad Busson have finally revealed the name of their threemonthsold daughter as Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence ThurmanBusson. The 'Bel Ami' actress, who gave birth to her third child on July 15, would like to call her Luna rather than her staggering five...
  • We live in the age of migration: Salman Rushdie June 4, 2012

    London: Controversial writer Salman Rushdie, who was born in Mumbai and moved to Britain as a child and now lives in the United States, says his experiences led him to explore the issue of migration in his awardwinning books. Speaking at the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, Rushdie said:...
  • River to River film fest to end with 'Dhobi Ghat' November 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Kiran Rao's directorial debut Dhobi Ghat has been chosen as the closing film for the 11th edition of the River to River Florence Indian Film Festival starting Dec 2. According to the festival's website, the weeklong event will open with Anindo Bandopadhyay's Bengali film Chaplin and also has a...
  • Skull of Mona Lisa model found? May 30, 2011

    Florence: Archaeologists in Italy's Florence city have uncovered a skeleton they believe could be the 500 yearold remains of the noblewoman who is believed to have posed for Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa masterpiece. An excavation that started earlier this month of what was once the convent of Saint Orsola, where...
  • Masand: 'The Adjustment Bureau' is sluggish April 8, 2011

    Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Florence Kastriner, Anthony Mackie Director: George Nolfi 'The Adjustment Bureau' starring Matt Damon is based on the outlandish but undeniably fascinating premise that unknown to us there exists a secret worldwide network that keeps mankind running according to a prewritten plan. An agency of officers that wear...
  • Bollywood has no place for blondes: Love Aaj Kal actress September 2, 2009

    London: Actress Florence BrudenellBruce, who played Saif Ali Khan's Swiss girlfriend in Love Aaj Kal, has accused Bollywood of having no place for blonde beauties. The 24yearold modelturnedactress and former girlfriend of Formula One racer Jenson Button, said that though she had the time of her life shooting for the...
  • Rushdie shortlisted for VodafoneCrossword awards July 21, 2009

    The VodafoneCrossword Book Awards 2008 shortlist is starstudded and finding place are The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie, Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh, Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, Past Continuous by Neel Mukherjee and Escape by Manjula Padmanabhan. The announcement was made by a panel comprising publisherwriter Urvashi...
  • International Nurses Day: Sneak peek into a nurse's life May 12, 2009

    Its International Nurses Day on Tuesday and the focus is on those in the field of medicine who often get the raw end of the deal. ...
  • Bollywood's invasion, foreign faces make debut January 30, 2009

    Mumbai: If you have had enough of our Bollywood beauties on screen then get ready to feast your eyes on international faces that are joining the Bollywood bandwagon. All of them have bagged A list projects. Welcome Barbara Mori, Jaqueline Fernandes, Liza Lazarus & Florence actresses and models from...
  • Rushdie talks about books, politics and lovelife September 21, 2008

    New York: World acclaimed author Salman Rushdie talks to CNNIBN's Anirudh Bhattacharyya on not being shortlisted for Man Booker prize this year for Enchantress of Florence. Anirudh Bhattacharyya: What's your take on Enchantress of Florence not making to the Booker prize of this year? Salman Rushdie: I think...
  • Exclusive: Salman Rushdie on his new book April 14, 2008

    Its been 20 years since the controversy surrounding Salman Rushdies Satanic Verses, but the 60yearold is now a force to reckon with in global publishing. He cant avoid the spotlight whether its his views in Islam or his troublesplit with fourth wife Top Chef Padmalakshmi. But it is his writing...
  • Rushdie's The Enchantress of Florence, a gripping read April 13, 2008

    New Delhi: It's been three years since the release of his last book, Shalimar the Clown, but Salman Rushdie's back on the literature scene with a love story titled The Enchantress of Florence. The book could just as well be called the enchantress of the entire Middle Ages, for the book...
  • Rushdie's latest: A blend of Florence and Mughals January 14, 2008

    New York: Salman Rushdie's new novel The Enchantress of Florence will be published in June, Random House has announced. A historical novel set in Renaissance Florence and the court of the Mughal Empire, the novel follows the tale of a woman trying to command her own destiny in...
  • Florence Nightingale was no angel, says exboss September 5, 2007

    London: Florence Nightingale was nothing like the selfless, saintlike woman that she was built up to be, unpublished letters of one of her contemporaries claim. Florence, better known as the Lady of the Lamp, was raised to almost saintlike levels for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War. However, according...