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Sikkim: Flowers, mountains and snow - a trip to remember

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 19:03

Planning a trip and checking boxes while travelling has never been my forte. What I do like is stuffing a few T-shirts in a backpack and taking off whenever I can get some days off. Alas!

Renault Lodgy will redefine MPV segment in India: Sumit Sawhney

By Reema Sharma | Last Updated: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 16:49

With the aim of further consolidating its brand in the MPV segment, Renault recently launched the Lodgy MPV in India.

'India, Pakistan report least inclusive growth in Asia-Pacific'

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 11:24

In terms of inclusive growth, developing countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh rank at the bottom in the Asia Pacific region, says a report by the UNESCAP.

PM Modi's Mongolia visit – what it holds for India

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Friday, June 5, 2015 - 16:13

Though China is most likely to remain at the centre of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-nation tour, which he began on May 14 by visiting the Communist State first, his visits to Mongolia and S

iPhone 6, Galaxy S6 and smartphones that failed the bend test

By Rd. Alexander | Last Updated: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 17:37

They are the smartest of the smartphones, literally! With their brand and features to envy for, affording them is a dream for many, considering their high prices. But all that glitters is not gold, goes the saying. And that is where these smartphones viz. Apple iphone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One (M9) and the likes have failed – the bend test or bendgate - as it is known in some.

The rise and rise of 'Queen' Kangana Ranaut!

By Ritika Handoo | Last Updated: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 08:55

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness”

—Oprah Winfrey

Will Ranbir Kapoor get back his lost ground with `Bombay Velvet`?

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 14:47

When Anurag Kashyap's dream project `Bombay velvet` is unveiled this Friday, all eyes are going to be set on Ranbir Kapoor to see how he fares in his solo performance after a long gap.

India and China - Friends, rivals, competitors, partners?

By Kamna Arora | Last Updated: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 15:56

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a visit to China from May 14 to May 16. Despite the fact that India and China have been making efforts to lower tensions apropos of disputed border, maritime security, New Delhi and Beijing have a kind of “love me or hate me, you can’t ignore me” attitude for each other.

Wondering what happiness is? Read what Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has to say

By webmaster | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 09:48

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar pens his thoughts on happiness.

Here’s what the spiritual guru feels about this emotion:

Premier League recap: Top five managers in 2014-15

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 19:10

Chelsea's brilliance in 2014-15 season meant the title run-in was somewhat of an anti-climax for the Premier League audiences.

Free water? Shalimar Bagh woman charged Rs 37,000 by Delhi Jal Board!

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 16:54

While Delhi Chief Minister launches a 20-day drive to address consumer grievances over water, a woman’s request to check into faulty water bills have fallen on deaf years of the Delhi Jal Board officials.

'Single women not considered potential adoptive parents in India'

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 22:02

Being a single woman, Yamini had to go through a tough time to adopt the children as single women are not considered potential adoptive parents in India

Beware of the 13km 'killer' stretch on GT Karnal road

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 17:45

Pankaj Sharma, Abhijeet Thakur/iamin

Mother's Day Special: Five common challenges new moms face!

By Salome Phelamei | Last Updated: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 01:32

While the sweet phase of motherhood has no boundaries, being a mom is hard and is even harder for first time mothers.

'Conjunctivitis, if left untreated, can cause sight threatening internal infections'

By Salome Phelamei | Last Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 16:11

Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is the most common eye problem that affects people of all age groups. It is also one of the most common eye infections in children.

Saving the king of beasts: The endangered Asiatic Lions

By Ritu Singh | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 19:24

The esoteric jungles of India are home to an array of majestic beasts walking in glory! Gir in India's Gujarat is one such abode to the Asiatic lions and the only home of the Asiatic lion in Asia.

Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Justice or Verdict?

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Friday, May 8, 2015 - 13:46

A usual case can have an unusual outcome. Bollywood star Salman Khan got involved in an unfortunate incident which is not of the most uncommon kind.

Salman Khan verdict: For or against, does it matter?

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 18:09

On May 6, some took the judge's chair while others turned into lawyers shortly after a sessions court in Mumbai pronounced its verdict against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-ru

Five reasons behind Chelsea's Premier League triumph

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 16:35

In February last year, Jose Mourinho announced his Chelsea side would be kings of England in 2015. He said so with a smirk on his face and winked for the cameras.

Fatty liver disease - A common but preventable condition in all age groups

By Dr Suresh Singhvi | Last Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 16:14

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the term for a wide range of conditions caused by a build-up of fat within the liver cells.

Mother's Day special: A message of gratitude for moms

By Dhriti Sharma | Last Updated: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 00:21

With special days knocking on the door, a pattern has been developed lately to pen down our emotions towards our birth givers, especially on marked calendar days such as the 'Mother's Day', which f

Narendra Modi - From CM to PM

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 15:00

365 days or a year may not be too long for a new government but it is enough to judge how the Prime Minister of a billion plus people has fared and whether he has come good on the promises that he

Britain General Elections 2015: Of Cliffhanger and Kingmakers

By Supriya Jha | Last Updated: Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 23:58

Everyone loves a good cliffhanger. And that is what the upcoming General Elections in the United Kingdom have begun to look like as the campaign draws to an end.

Modi Government’s One Year: Waiting for ‘Acche Din’

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 08:54

Inhe 60 saal diye hai, mujhe 60 mahine do (You have given them (Congress) 60 years, give me 60 months)!

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Manny Pacquiao: All you need to know about 'fight of the century'

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 18:31

Come Sunday, the boxing canon will have another chapter. After years of speculation and waiting, the fight between two of modern times' most celebrated boxers – Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao – will take place at the historic MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Farming is a risky business in India, says expert

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 08:41

According to experts, farming has become a woman’s domain in India as male members of the family do not find it rewarding enough.

Five players to look out for in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Friday, May 1, 2015 - 15:32

The semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League will take fans on a rollercoaster ride as Europe's four giants try to outsmart each other in two-legged ties.

Denied franchise by Barista, Kashmiri youth’s cafe rocks Srinagar in a year!

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Friday, May 1, 2015 - 13:15

Ifat Gazia

Within a year, 26-year-old Mir Muneeb has turned his cafe into talk of the town.

Salman Khan verdict: Big loss for Bollywood

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 01:56

May 6, 2015 will indeed be marked as a dark day for Hindi cinema, as superstar Salman Khan was sentenced to 5-year jail term in relation to the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Five takeaways from IPL 2015

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 19:26

The Indian Premier League 2015 didn’t get off to the best of starts. Terming the opening ceremony as a disaster would be putting it mildly.