This Indian World Cup squad has the best chance of retaining the title

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 13:00

When Team India won the most coveted ICC trophy in 2011, for the second time in its history, this time under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, it was full of players who had a reputation of being match-winners.

Isn’t freedom beyond a ‘Kiss of Love’?

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 09:48

Public display of affection, or PDA as we popularly call it, is yet to find acceptance in the society that we dwell in. The recent 'kiss of love' campaign by some of the volunteers in Kerala, protesting against the moral police, has proved that India, as a nation, is not prepared to allow its citizens to indulge in such physical intimacy in public and rightly so.

I am 24 and single, so what?

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 19:37

Many a times I have come across mundane people bombarding me with their bizarre questions inquiring `Why am I still single`?

This is a question which even I may not have thought deeply into, as it seriously does not bother me. But repeated queries (some of them heavy with concern) from my social circle have set the rational wheels of my brain churning for an answer.

Romancing the hills in Ranikhet

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Monday, November 3, 2014 - 13:47

India is my favourite place on earth. Where else will you find landscapes as contradictory to each other within 500 kilometres? There are snow-capped mountains and vast sand deserts, beautiful waterfalls and exotic virgin beaches, all in one country. India is a place where colours are a riot of emotions and people are welcoming.

Shah Rukh Khan and the emperor's new clothes

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 14:17

Never a die-hard fan, but I have always admired this charming fellow from Delhi. My favourite Shah Rukh Khan moment was his introductory scene in ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ where he plays rugby in the rain. I guess every SRK fan fell for him in that movie. Maybe, the credit goes more to Aditya Chopra than to SRK himself.

Ballon d'Or 2014: Where are all the English players?

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:46

FIFA announced its shortlist for the 2014 Ballon d'Or awards on Tuesday. The award is football's equivalent of Hollywood's Oscars. Like always, the 23-man list in contention for one of world football's most coveted prize raised a furore.

Getting Mario Balotelli to fire is Brendan Rodgers' biggest challenge

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 00:55

After the summer departure of Liverpool's talisman Luis Suarez to Barcelona, manager Brendan Rodgers had a mighty task in his hands to fill up the void left by their star forward. In came Southampton's Rickie Lambert and AC Milan's Mario Balotelli. The latter was expected to be their new showman alongside Daniel Sturridge.

India vs Sri Lanka: Challenge ahead for Virat Kohli in MS Dhoni's absence

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 00:26

If you don't consider his record in Test matches, especially overseas, MS Dhoni is someone who has led the Indian cricket team exceptionally well over the years in ODIs.