Bollywood meets Hollywood as Indian stars wed at Italy villa

The Bollywood stars’ wedding is held at the Villa Balbianello in Lenno, Como lake, northern Italy. (AP)
Updated 14 November 2018
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Bollywood meets Hollywood as Indian stars wed at Italy villa

  • The couple’s wedding on Wednesday at Villa Balbianello coincides with the fifth anniversary of the release of their first movie together
  • The bridal party and guests arrived by boat and all wore shades of white

TREMEZZINA, Italy: Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are getting married at a villa on Italy’s Lake Como with screen credits of its own.
The couple’s wedding on Wednesday at Villa Balbianello coincides with the fifth anniversary of the release of their first movie together.
The lakeside mansion has been a location for films that include installments of the Star Wars and James Bond franchises.
The bridal party and guests arrived by boat and all wore shades of white.
Padukone and Singh met co-starring in the 2013 film “Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela,” a modern take on “Romeo and Juliet” with an Indian twist. They have been in two more movies together, “Bajirao Mastani” and “Padmaavat.”
Padukone is the only Indian actress to be on Time magazine’s “Most Influential People in the World” list.


First sounds of wind on Mars captured by InSight spacecraft

Updated 09 December 2018
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First sounds of wind on Mars captured by InSight spacecraft

  • 20 second audio clip shows sound of wind on Mars
  • Clip also supports evidence of wind speed and direction on Mars

DUBAI: An audio clip of the first sounds captured on Mars by its latest inhabitant, the InSight probe, was released last week, British broadcaster BBC reported.

The clip, 20 seconds long, has captured the sound of the wind on the desert planet.

InSight carries a British-made seismometer package, which was able to detect the vibrations from Martian air rushing over the solar panels.

Professor Tom Pike, leading the seismometer experiment from Imperial College London, likened the placement of the solar panels to the robot “cupping its ears”. “[They are] the perfect acoustic receivers.” he said.

The wind on Mars moves from the northeast to the southeast at about five to seven meters per second, according to the latest estimates. This falls in line with evidence shown by satellite pictures that display the tracks left by dust devils travelling in the same direction.

 “This is brilliant news because it means we know the sensors have survived the rigors of landing on Mars and are meeting the requirements to achieve their science goals,” Sue Horne, head of space exploration at the UK Space Agency, told the BBC.

“It is just amazing to hear the first ever sounds from Mars,” Horne added.

InSight landed on Mars on November 26th, following a six-month journey from Earth. Its overall aim is to study the world's interior from the mission site, a flat plain just north of Mars's equator.