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Billion Dollars and a VIP suitcase

By Miscellaneous | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 09:14

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AIB knockout– Expletives aren’t ‘cool’, ‘funny’ dear celebrities!

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 13:18

Last year, Deepika Padukone made a loud noise against a media house for using a cleavage revealing picture of hers with a titillating caption. Remember the occasion when she took pride in being a woman?

Novak Djokovic yet again steals thunder Down Under

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 11:26

Old friends know all your secrets. And thus when Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray met in the final of the Australian Open on Sunday, it was expected to be a neck-to-neck fight. The duo, who were born a week apart and have been playing together and against each other since the age of 12, know each other’s game better than anybody else.

Deflategate, Super Bowl XLIX and Tom Brady

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 22:39

On their way to Super Bowl XLIX , New England Patriots put on a football clinic to dismantle the Indianapolis Colts 45-7. NFL and Patriots' superstar quarterback Tom Brady piled on the misery for the Colts in a humiliating defeat.

However, in the wake of that triumph for New England, American sport was rocked with yet another controversy – Deflategate.

Obama’s remarks on Mahatma, Vivekanada have no takers?

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 14:41

US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle made the 66th Republic Day celebrations, a memorable event for Indians across the globe and drew attention of the world towards India’s moment of pride and glory.

Kiran Bedi made Delhi BJP's face for polls, but questions remain

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 00:46

After apparently failing to find a formidable candidate to take on an over-ambitious Aam Admi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, the supremely confident BJP has finally made Kiran Bedi, the former IPS officer, its face for crucial assembly polls in Delhi scheduled to be held next month.

Why 'Iron woman' Kiran Bedi should hold debate with 'I-Run man' Arvind Kejriwal

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 00:56

Kiran Bedi vs Arvind Kejriwal debate would be a treat for any journalist at any given day.

With Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) inducting former top cop Kiran Bedi into the party fold and declaring her as the chief ministerial candidate, the upcoming Delhi polls have become the mother of all battles since the 2014 General Elections.

My identity suffers in inertia—25 Years of Exile for Kashmiri Pandits

By Ritika Handoo | Last Updated: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 00:57

"Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent"--Marilyn Vos Savant

Delhi Assembly Elections 2015: Can Kiran Bedi counter Arvind Kejriwal?

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 12:53

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed his first rally in the national capital in the Ramlila Maidan on January 10, 2015, the crowd was modest compared to what is generally witnessed at his rallies. It was also modest compared to the first rally that Modi held in Delhi in Rohini Japanese Park on September 29, 2013.

Why Virat Kohli is just like Cristiano Ronaldo

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Friday, January 16, 2015 - 10:05

As part of a promotional video for a nutrition and weight management brand they both endorse, Virat Kohli was once asked to record a personal video message for Cristiano Ronaldo. Such videos are often full of hackneyed phrases with athletes blurting out what the script demands of them.

Life without Facebook and Whatsapp

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 17:34

I stared into the `Are you sure?` notification on my screen before I hit the 'Delete' button. And there! I got rid of the most consuming thing of my life -- Whatsapp and the popular and addictive Facebook.

Ranbir Kapoor – The most eligible bachelor in Bollywood!

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 17:26

Year 2007 saw a shy 'boy-next-door' liven up the screen and steal many a hearts with his boyish charms - pulling off the `towel` dance gracefully. If the name hasn't hit you yet, then let me tell you it's Ranbir Kapoor we are talking about, who grabbed eyeballs right from his first film `Saawariya`.

Perumal Murugan: Killing literature or our own society?

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Friday, January 16, 2015 - 09:55

In Ray Bradbury's book 'Farenheit 451' the populace reached a state where books were outlawed. The book explored several themes, one of which is the suppression of creativity, imagination, and how censorship has led to this dystopia. Ironically, the publishers of the book made quite a few changes to the book, as they feared some parts of it could 'contaminate the young'.

Charlie Hebdo terror attack: Would you want a world where you can't draw a cartoon?

By Akrita Reyar | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 12:08

We live in extraordinary times. These days, people get killed for making cartoons! Living in India, one is nearly psychologically inured to hearing news of terror attacks, thanks largely to the perseveringly malicious elements planted in our neighbourhood.

Eight ways to move on from a really bad break up

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 11:42

``If you carry the bricks from your past relationship to the new one, you will build the same house``.

“Get over him, he is not worth it”, “You deserve a better girl” - these are the pieces of advice that start pouring from friends post a break-up. 

Figment of Imagination, a lucid dream, or thin air, what are we?

By Dhriti Sharma | Last Updated: Friday, January 9, 2015 - 19:07

In the deepest realms of my artistry, imagery and perceptibility a bare void reaches out to me asking to be named, defined, reasoned and heard. Homo Sapiens are probably Earth's proud race in the galaxy, with 'beauty' and 'brains' unmatched in the entire universe. However, aliens might visit anytime, and prove their existence with a peek-a-boo. Then, I shall rephrase my school of thought.

Why we don't need four children to save Hinduism

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Friday, January 9, 2015 - 17:00

We are not some machine that will produce babies just because a man decided we need to save the religion, as if religion needs saving.

Women have a brain, a heart and a mind of their own. People like Sakshi Maharaj need to stop considering us as mute objects, which according to people like them should be just at the receiving end.

Furlough, privileges - a celebrity’s fundamental right!

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 16:40

It takes years to deliver justice here. But a few people are glad as such delays suit them the best. Special treatment and privileges make their lives rosier and they make the most of their treasured celebrity status!

Who says all are equal in the eyes of law?

Paris shooting: Killing the messenger

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 01:02

Press is the fourth estate. At least that is what it is supposed to be. In a world filled with power hungry people, press is what brings the people on top to their knees. It informs, tells people what is right, and shows the face of humanity.

It has been known to change history.

Way back in the 1700s, a reporter called John Peter Zenger influenced the American revolution.

The good and the bad about 'Bigg Boss'

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 08:08

Who would have thought that a reality show on Indian television with strangers sharing a common roof for months collectively in isolation would turn out to be one of the most watched programmes? None, perhaps!

Based on the format of UK's 'Big Brother', Indian version 'Bigg Boss', has indeed become a household name in the country.

Hard work pays off? Not if you are Robin Uthappa!

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 09:39

The wait is over. Ending all speculation, Indian selectors have announced their 15-man World Cup squad. While it has all the expected names, selectors left the cricket fraternity gobsmacked by excluding Robin Uthappa from the much-awaited list.

After a spectacular 2014, will Narendra Modi be a star in 2015 as well?

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 21:41

When the present political landscape of India will be chronicled, 2014 will be remembered as the year that belonged to the current Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and how he created history and took his party to heights not witnessed before.

Why we had seen enough of MS Dhoni in Tests

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 00:25

4-0, 4-0, 3-1 and now 2-0.

Consistency is an important aspect in any sport. Teams and players who are consistent with their performances, become champions in the long run. Indian skipper MS Dhoni too was very consistent with his Test record overseas. Unfortunately, the consistency had come in terms of losses and not victories.

The Men Behind the Godmen

By Shobhika Puri | Last Updated: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 11:28

Godmen have been dominating our news channels lately, which got me into thinking why. Unfortunately, most of them have been in the news for all the wrong reasons like monetary scams, molestation, fraudulent practices and the like. Is this a recent phenomenon, or has this been around for a while?

Beware of 'fraud emails' from RBI, World Bank or Facebook!

By Rd. Alexander | Last Updated: Monday, December 29, 2014 - 13:57

All these mails with beautiful letterheads made them appear genuine. What's more tempting are the cash prizes; it could make you filthy rich within a short period of time. But that's about it.

The Interview: Why take Seth Rogen's joke on Kim Jong-un so seriously?

By Hemant Abhishek | Last Updated: Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 16:40

For Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), it is all about image. In an attempt to build a larger-than-life persona for the world to see and fear, the military leader has chosen to be seen in military fatigues, in tanks, war-room simulations, flanked by his army generals and weapons.

Three careers that Louis van Gaal has revived at Manchester United

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 19:04

A generation of Manchester United fans have grown up watching their team play football and not knowing what failure is. After the inception of the Premier League in 1992, no team has dominated English football like the team from Old Trafford.

With money at hand, Arsene Wenger ready to spend in January

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:28

If rumours are to be believed, the 'miser' in Arsene Wenger is ready to splash some big money this January transfer window. Certainly wiser – not to be confused with his vast experience – with the crumbling fortunes, and following a relentless barge of criticism from the fans all and sundry, the Arsenal manager admitted that now is the time to start spending.

J&K, Jharkhand Assembly election results: Narendra Modi's juggernaut to continue?

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 18:33

Nobody can deny it. It has been more than a fabulous year for the BJP. Absolute majority in the Lok Sabha polls, followed by absolute majority in the Haryana Assembly polls and becoming the single largest party for the first time in the Western state of Maharashtra.

An open letter to God; set religion free

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 16:34




Dear God,

I don't know whether you are hearing our prayers or if any time in the near future you would indeed reach out to us. But the helplessness that has encircled me in the recent wake of deathly acts has completely choked the life out of me.