Mark Manuel

John Abraham Puts The Dish Into ‘Dishoom’, But He Doesn’t Stick His Butt Out For Nothing

John Abraham is back in action today. With Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez in the sleek adventure-comedy ‘Dishoom’ that packs its punch with a cricket-kidnap-drama plot. Knowing John (and I’ve known him since he was a pimply-faced, gangly youngster), he’s not too anxious about the numbers. “The audience should just enjoy the film, let the trade be obsessed with the box office.”
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The 400-Year-Old Mystery Of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare died on 23 April, 1616, 400 years to the day. The body of work of the most famous English language writer is familiar to millions of readers, whose imagination it has captured steadfastly through four centuries. Shakespeare's plays are always contemporary, finding meaning and relevance in the times they are read or produced. Shakespeare finds application in disciplines ranging from literature to medicine to business. Yet William Shakespeare--the person--has always remained shrouded in enigma.