Week in review: Salman's Eid blockbuster, Priyanka shines at Met Gala, Singapore Heritage Festival in full swing

We take a look back at the week's most interesting stories.

After ‘Baahubali 2's’ mega show at box-office, ‘Dangal’ books 9,000 screens in China

After PK, it’s Aamir Khan’s Dangal which is creating magic in China. 2016 blockbuster Dangal is going to open across a breath-taking 9,000 screens in the country, which is more screens than the movie showed on in India. It is also more than the first-of-its-kind 8,000-screen release for Baahubali 2: The Conclusion last week.

 

Salman Khan-starrer ‘Tubelight’ explodes internet with teaser

Salman Khan’s yearly Eid blockbuster is already a hit – and we’re still over a month away from the release date. The release of the teaser trailer for Tubelight yesterday, the Bollywood star’s upcoming release for June 23, already has his fans clamouring for more.

Tubelight
Photo courtesy: SKF Films

Celebrating diversity as part of humanity: Tagore's legacy

“The ways in which we relate to diversity by broadening our engagement with difference have planetary significance – and Singapore has much to teach on this count,” said Saranindranath Tagore, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore. “If Rabindranath Tagore were to visit Singapore today, I am sure he would have admired its cosmopolitan achievements,” he added.

 

Five schools for music and performing arts in Singapore

Choosing the right music and performing arts institute is never an easy choice. Some have preferences of classroom environments, whereas some look for a course with more practical assignments. Here is a list of schools for music and performing arts in Singapore to choose from.  

 

What you shouldn't miss at Singapore Heritage Festival

Singapore Heritage Festival (SHF) is happening across three weekends from April 28 to May 14. The second week of SHF focuses on programmes in Little India - of which the biggest highlight is the Ramayana Extravaganza, one of the performances celebrating the second anniversary of the Indian Heritage Centre.

Singapore Heritage Festival
Photo courtesy: heritagefestival.sg

Infosys to hire 10,000 American workers, open four US tech centres

Indian IT major Infosys will hire about 10,000 locals in the US over the next two years and set up four technology and innovation hubs there. This is part of the efforts to tide over visa-related issues.​ Infosys will also focus on enhancing its play in new technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud and big data, machine learning and user experience.

 

Priyanka, Deepika make Met Gala 2017 debut and it’s gorgeous

Priyanka Chopra, who is the talk-of-the-town for her new flick Baywatch and other overseas projects, has wooed her fans with her costume on the red carpet at New York City’s (NYC’s) Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met Gala 2017), famously known as the Oscars of the East Coast. She was joined by xXx: The Return of Xander Cage star actor Deepika Padukone. Priyanka's trenchcoat dress by Ralph Lauren went viral on social media with multiple memes on Instagram and Twitter.

Tata Steel UK completes sale of speciality steel business to Liberty House Group

Tata Steel UK today said it has completed the sale of its Speciality Steels business, which employs 1,700 workers, to Liberty House Group for 100 million pounds. CEO Bimlendra Jha said that in the last couple of years, Tata Steel has been undertaking a transformation plan at the speciality steel division.

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Tushaar Kuthiala
Tushaar Kuthiala – Senior Writer

Tushaar has five years experience as a journalist in founding two start-up newspapers. He worked as a special correspondent based in New Delhi with Daily World, an international media organisation. He enjoys reading and writing fiction in his spare time.

 

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