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It's a pet's life: The Book of Dog and Cat People are heartening accounts of fur babies and their pet parents
Arts & Culture

It's a pet's life: The Book of Dog and Cat People are heartening accounts of fur babies and their pet parents

In the pages of both books, I found people who laughed at their pets’ silly antics, shed tears when they fell sick, indulged in their every whim, wrote them poetry, and treated them better than they did themselves.

Willow Biden joins long and varied line of White House pets
World

Willow Biden joins long and varied line of White House pets

With Presidents James K. Polk and Donald Trump among the no-pets exceptions, animals have a long history in the White House

Delhi woman moves HC, claims compensation not paid for death of husband on COVID duty
India

Delhi woman moves HC, claims compensation not paid for death of husband on COVID duty

The revenue department rejected the proposal sent by CATS recommending payment of ex-gratia and her appeal against that before the Lt Governor was also rejected

Rodents, insects, cats are 'exotic' intruders, cost the economy $26.8 billion per year
science

Rodents, insects, cats are 'exotic' intruders, cost the economy $26.8 billion per year

IPBES said invasive species are among the top five culprits of environmental destruction worldwide.

English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber releases first single from Cinderella musical
Entertainment

English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber releases first single from Cinderella musical

'Bad Cinderella' is sung by Carrie Hope Fletcher, who will play the title character in what is being billed as a “complete reinvention of the classic fairytale.”

Cats, dogs can catch COVID-19, but cats’ immune systems are better equipped to fight off infection, study says
science

Cats, dogs can catch COVID-19, but cats’ immune systems are better equipped to fight off infection, study says

Cats shed the virus and infect other cats while infected dogs in the new study didn’t produce the virus in their upper respiratory tracts and didn’t shed it at all.

Two pet cats, from New York, have tested positive for Coronavirus after getting infected by their owners
India

Two pet cats, from New York, have tested positive for Coronavirus after getting infected by their owners

CDC has stressed that there’s no need for pet owners to panic, or rush to test their animals.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Two cats in New York become first US pets to test positive for COVID-19
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: Two cats in New York become first US pets to test positive for COVID-19

Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first confirmed cases in companion animals in the United States, federal officials said.

Study finds that cats, ferrets can be infected by Coronavirus, WHO to look into transmission between pets and humans
World

Study finds that cats, ferrets can be infected by Coronavirus, WHO to look into transmission between pets and humans

Infected cats had the virus in the mouth, nose and small intestine while kittens had massive lesions in their lungs, nose and throat.

Oscars 2020: Visual Effects Society expresses disappointment over the Academy for their Cats CGI spoof
Entertainment

Oscars 2020: Visual Effects Society expresses disappointment over the Academy for their Cats CGI spoof

Cats stars James Corden and Rebel Wilson dressed as their characters from the film, while presenting the award for best visual effects during the Oscars.

BAFTAs 2020 highlights: Joaquin Phoenix calls out systemic racism; Brad Pitt makes Brexit joke in acceptance speech
Entertainment

BAFTAs 2020 highlights: Joaquin Phoenix calls out systemic racism; Brad Pitt makes Brexit joke in acceptance speech

The 2020 edition of BAFTAs were hosted by Irish television presenter and comedian Graham Norton.

Cats movie review: Tom Hooper's CGI purr-version turns Broadway musical into kinky feline fantasy
Entertainment

Cats movie review: Tom Hooper's CGI purr-version turns Broadway musical into kinky feline fantasy

The CGI of Cats only underscores how misconceived the movie is on every other level, and why not every novel, play or musical requires a film adaptation.

Bombshell, Cats, The Grudge, Bhangra Paa Le, Ramesh Sippy's Shimla Mirchi: Know Your Releases
Entertainment

Bombshell, Cats, The Grudge, Bhangra Paa Le, Ramesh Sippy's Shimla Mirchi: Know Your Releases

From Bhangra Paa Le in Bollywood to Tom Hopper's musical adaptation of Cats in Hollywood, check out all the films making their way to theaters this week.

Disney's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker earns $72 million over second weekend at North American box office
Entertainment

Disney's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker earns $72 million over second weekend at North American box office

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Mark Hamill.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker earns $90 million on opening day; Tom Hooper's musical adaptation Cats mints $2.6 million
Entertainment

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker earns $90 million on opening day; Tom Hooper's musical adaptation Cats mints $2.6 million

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker total represents the sixth-highest opening day of all time for Disney

Cats review round-up: Tom Hooper's musical adaptation is a 'robust effort' but as much 'an endurance test'
Entertainment

Cats review round-up: Tom Hooper's musical adaptation is a 'robust effort' but as much 'an endurance test'

Tom Hopper's Cats has transformed his ensemble cast into feline counterparts with 'digital fur technology,' which left many viewers 'terrified and confused.'

Cats, Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Idris Elba's musical adaptation of popular stage musical, to release in India on 3 January, 2020
Entertainment

Cats, Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Idris Elba's musical adaptation of popular stage musical, to release in India on 3 January, 2020

The film, directed by Britain’s Tom Hooper, is the first movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s successful stage musical Cats.

Lover music review: Taylor Swift, producer Jack Antonoff's collaboration is at best a 5/10 experience
Entertainment

Lover music review: Taylor Swift, producer Jack Antonoff's collaboration is at best a 5/10 experience

Lover, Taylor Swift's seventh studio album, sees her embracing a newfound positive energy.

Watch: Taylor Swift's music video 'Lover' sees singer live inside a life-size dollhouse
Entertainment

Watch: Taylor Swift's music video 'Lover' sees singer live inside a life-size dollhouse

Taylor Swift dropped the music video of Lover, the title track from her seventh studio album, hours before finally debuting the album itself.