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VII Things We Learnt Last Week

VII Things We Learnt Last Week
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2016-07-15T23:46:38+0530
  • There are more adaptations of William Shakespeare’s ­stories in Indian cinema than anywhere else in the world
  • No IFS officer volunteered for an Africa posting last year, for which India, says PM Modi, has “deep affection”
  • If a navy officer wears the uniform wrongly (as Akshay Kumar did in Rustom), he has to invite those who corrected him for drinks and “hoist the gin pennant”
  • The singer Adnan Sami used to be a barrister in London
  • The first full-length anima­ted film on Vincent Van Gogh will be made of 62,450 oil canvases, all derived from his original works
  • Wimbledon prize money went down by $360,000 because of Brexit
  • The Japanese term for couples consciously uncoupling from each other, a la Gwyneth Paltrow, is ‘sotsukon’

Compiled by Satyadeep and Alka Gupta

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