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Sachin Tendulkar, Sunny Pawar & Ajay Banga win at 7th annual The Asian Awards

8 May 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Sachin Tendulkar

International sporting legend, Sachin Tendulkar, Hollywood’s most sought-after child star, Sunny Pawar, CEO of Mastercard, Ajay Benga, world-class snooker player, Ding Junhui and Google DeepMind CEO, Demis Hassabis were among the big winners at the seventh annual, The Asian Awards, a global celebration of Pan Asian excellence, on May 5th at the Park Lane Hilton, London.

The Asian Awards also paid tribute to Om Puri, who passed away earlier this year, with the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema award, which is given to those who push the boundaries of cinema-making. Om Puri’s wife, Nandita Puri and son, Ishaan Puri accepted the award on his behalf.

Hosted for the first time by comic genius, and winner of the 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Television award, Sanjeev Bhaskar, The Asian Awards was attended by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and glittered with A-listers like Lindsay Lohan, Meera Syal, Ding Junhui, Richard Osman, »

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Unreported World: Obesity in Paradise review – fighting fat on Samoa

28 April 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Having rejected local food in favour of processed western junk, nine out of 10 people on Samoa are overweight. Sophie Morgan uncovers a quiet epidemic

I can’t say I wasn’t warned. “The film does contain some medical procedures,” said Krishnan Guru-Murthy, introducing Unreported World: Obesity in Paradise (Channel 4).

Even so, I found it shocking. At the diabetic foot clinic in Samoa, 41-year-old Annie is having flesh scraped away with a scalpel from a seeping open wound on the underside of her swollen foot. She’s not in pain – she can’t feel the foot, and the flesh around the wound has started to die. No anaesthetic required. In fact she’s asleep. As well as the type 2 diabetes, another side effect of Annie’s obesity is sleep apnea.

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