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.Paris, France
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  • The Cannes Film Festival will take place in July this year 
  • The 74th edition of the premier festival was initially scheduled to take place in mid-May
  • Film director Spike Lee will preside over the competition jury

Bombay Talkies screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2013.

Released on May 3, 2013, Bombay Talkies coincided with 100-year celebrations of Indian cinema. 

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  • Udaan is a Hindi-language Indian drama film that was released in 2010
  • The film is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, which was also his directorial debut
  • The movie features Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy, Aayan Boradia, Ram Kapoor, Manjot Singh and Anand Tiwari.

Spotify's new feature called Blend mixes your musical taste with a friend's. (Photo credit: Instagram/@spotify)

  • The streaming platform's latest data analysis feature is a new in-app campaign called “Only You” 
  • The most shareable feature is 'Your Audio Birth Chart', which gives you a reading for your sun, moon, and rising sign
  • Other features include a dream dinner party 

.Beijing, China
A member of the "Fashion Grandmas" helping a fellow grandma with her earring during a rehearsal for a performance on a television show in Beijing. (AFP Photo)

  • Sang Xiuzhu, 76, is one of an unlikely vanguard of elderly influencers storming Chinese social media
  • Two years ago she joined the "Fashion Grandmas"
  • Fashion Grandmas clips and livestreams are turning Beijing's streets into a catwalk and online culture of China

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  • Salaam Bombay! is a 1988 Hindi-language drama film, which was initially released in Cannes Film Festival in May 1988
  • The film was directed, co-written and co-produced by Mira Nair
  • The film depicts the lives of children living in slums of India's largest city, Bombay

.California City, CA, USA
Whatsapp to launch a new audio message feature soon. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • WhatsApp is gearing up to launch a new audio message feature for iOS and Android users
  • The app is currently testing two different playback speeds 1.5x and 2.0x for audio messages
  • The feature is for users who don't wish to waste time listening to long WhatsApp audio messages

.Anna Maria, FL, USA
Cathy Tobias, 67, poses in her courtyard which has turned into a memorial for Covid-19 victims, in Anna Maria Island, Florida, on March 1, 2021. (AFP Photo)

  • The tribute to those who have died during the pandemic crisscrosses Cathy Tobias' patio, weaves across stairs and onto a balcony
  • There are now more than 30,000 ribbons, in all colors of the rainbow -- from pale pink to crimson to neon green
  • Tobias said she began to tie the ribbons because she wanted to visualise the death toll from COVID-19 in Florida