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After the Delhi gang rape, Indian TV dramas go feminist

DELHI — Off screen: A young physiotherapy student is gang-raped on a public bus. Widowed women in Vrindavan are cast out of their family homes. A girl in West Bengal is set on fire for falling in love with a man from a different faith. Now here’s the fictional version, on screen: A husband helps his wife become a policewoman. A child bride becomes a respected voice of reason. A female doctor holds a position of power in her town.

This Lebanese electro-pop artist is about to be a big deal

On March 25, Hamdan released her new solo album, "Ya Nass" which means "Oh People" in Arabic. It's intoxicating. If you don't speak Arabic you won't understand the lyrics, and it won't matter.

Elvis, Tupac, Kurt Cobain, and John Lennon are alive and starring in this Dutch beer commercial

This is probably not the weirdest thing you'll see today, but it's still pretty weird.

There are more than 800 versions of Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' from 94 different countries

Pharrell Williams' hit 'Happy' has already provided the theme tune to a United Nations-sponsored International Day of Happiness on March 20. It has inspired uplifting tribute videos from the typhoon-ravaged Philippines and politically charged sing-alongs from post-revolution Tunisia. But mainly? Mainly it's just got people dancing. So many lip-sync videos have now been created — more than 800 from 94 different countries, according to one count — that a special website has been created just to collect them all. We Are Happy From... was created by two people in France, who run it voluntarily out of the simple desire to "display happiness around the world." Here's what that looks like.  

Watch this badass Catholic nun rock Alicia Keys on Italy's 'The Voice'

By the grace of God go this nun. This is so great. A Catholic nun in full habit sang Alicia Keys' "No One" on Italy's version of "The Voice" this week. But she didn't just sing it. She rocked it.

This 'Happy' video from typhoon-ravaged Tacloban, Philippines will put a smile on your face

Having a bad day? Well, suck it up. Unless there’s a supertanker beached in your front lawn, your life is probably better than those in Tacloban, Philippines, and the people there all seem extremely “Happy.”

Obama goes 'Between Two Ferns' with Zach Galifianakis (and it's hilarious)

Zach Galifianakis interviews President Barack Obama for his online talk show "Between Two Ferns." (Screegrab/Funny or Die) It doesn't get much better than this.

5 of the most SXSW things happening at SXSW so far

South by Southwest (SXSW) - the annual film, technology, music, art, culture, interactive, everything festival in Austin Texas - is back.It's still early in a festival that will perhaps be most remembered for Edward Snowden's virtual appearance, but there's already been plenty of stuff for tech nerds to enjoy.

Would he do it all again? Speaking at SXSW, Snowden says 'absolutely'

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says he'd do it all over again if he had to.
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