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Mindy Kaling is hosting open casting calls for leads in her new Netflix series loosely based on her life. In a photo of the casting call she shared on her social media platforms, “The Office” and “The Mindy Show” actress says “she’s thrilled to have the opportunity to do this.”

Indo-Canadian You-Tube star Lilly Singh has been roped in to host a late-night talk show on NBC. Singh will replace Carson Daly, who hosted “The Last Call” for 17 years, and will take over the 1:35 a.m. slot, NBC said. She becomes the only woman to currently host a late-night talk show on a Big 4 network.

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Indian writer R.K. Narayan deserved a Nobel Prize for his writings, said renowned British author Jeffrey Archer at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday. "His work is a work of a genius. He can take a small man living in a village and turn it into a brilliant story," said Archer.

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The chief executive of India's powerful cricket board has been given a week to explain allegations of sexual harassment against him, as the country's fledgling #MeToo movement gathers pace.