• Drishyam review: It's a promising murder mystery weakened by Ajay Devgn - Firstpost

    Drishyam, a Hindi remake of Jeethu Joseph's Malayalam film, opens with a declaration that it is based on an original story by Joseph. This is clearly designed to make Ekta Kapoor and anyone who has read Keigo Higashino’s The Devotion of Suspect X choke on their popcorn. Kapoor bought the rights to remake Higashino’s fantastic murder mystery in Hindi. Meanwhile, far away from Kapoor’s Andheri office, Joseph adapted the novel’s plot for a Malayalam film starring Mohanlal, and set it in an Indian village.

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  • Why Your Husband Should Not Be Your Best Friend: 5 Witty Examples To Convince You

    For that, you would always need the reliable ears of your best friend. See the differences in these replies, and we are sure you too would agree with us that your husband should never be your best friend!

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  • First person: The story behind how Sanjay Gandhi slapped Indira six times at a dinner party

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lewis M Simons was the Washington Post correspondent in Delhi when the Emergency was imposed. Simons recounts how he got the story and the reaction of Sonia and Rajiv Gandhi when he met them long after the Emergency had been lifted. You did a story in the Washington Post quoting an unnamed source who claimed that Sanjay Gandhi had slapped his mother, Indira Gandhi, six times at a dinner party.

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  • Virat Kohli clarifies perceived statement on MS Dhoni

    The India Test captain made it clear he didn't like his statement, after ODI losses in Bangladesh, being used out of context.

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  • SRK, Kajol wrap up ‘Dilwale’ in Bulgaria, return to India

    Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, who have been in Bulgaria for the shooting of their upcoming Rohit Shetty's 'Dilwale', finally wrapped up the schedule and returned to India.

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  • A P J Abdul Kalam: Fond memories of the man behind the missile, shared by his ‘funny guys’

    Written by Pranav Kulkarni | New Delhi | Updated: August 3, 2015 5:29 am Photo from DRDO archives shows Abdul Kalam’s teammates lifting him on their shoulders on the first successful launch of Agni. In 1982, A P J Abdul Kalam, then the project director for the satellite launch vehicle (SLV)-3 at ISRO, gave a handwritten letter including these words to Satish Dhawan, the ISRO chief who had objected to Kalam’s transfer to DRDO on the request of its chief Raja Ramanan, who wanted Kalam to work on missiles. Six months later, Kalam and new DRDO chief V S Arunachalam would be presenting to defence minister R Venkataraman their plan to make India self-sufficient in missile systems.

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  • MH370 hunt: Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava and killer sharks - The Times of India

    As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing Flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making his own discovery: the island's volcano was about to erupt.

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  • Monthly Tarot Forecast for August by Mita Bhan

    Celebrity astrologer Mita Bhan unfolds Tarot Readings for the month of August 2015. Let's see what the cards reveal for your sun sign:  Aries August is the month of making choices. No more sitting on the fence. No more procrastinating. No more avoiding

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  • India wins patent war on hair loss formula - The Economic Times

    NEW DELHI: India scored an important success when it fully protected its traditional knowledge by stalling a leading UK-based laboratory's move to patent a medicinal composition containing turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair loss. The move comes just days after India foiled a similar attempt by US-based consumer goods giant Colgate-Palmolive from patenting a mouthwash formula containing herbal extracts. The vigilance of the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) helped protect the Indian products as the council in its submission to the European Patent Office managed to prove that turmeric, pine bark and green tea were being used as a treatment for hair loss in Indian systems of medicine like Ayurveda and Unani since ancient times.

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  • When Shoaib Malik Challenged Yuvraj To Dance

    Yuvraj Singh resembled MJ’s moonwalk to counter Shoaib Mallik’s challenge. The man who is being missed on the field to smash the ball and liven up the stadium is Yuvraj Singh. Well, it all commenced when Sania Mirza was off to Pakistan to relish Eid with her beloved Shoaib Malik and it was then when she posted a dubsmash dance dancing along with the Pakistan team to celebrate its victory against Srilanka. What followed was Yuvi’s sparking comment, “Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik were great athletes but terrible dancers”.

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  • From Sonakshi Sinha to Karan Johar, Bollywood stars galore at Arpita Khan Sharma's birthday bash - Firstpost

    Bollywood stars came out in large numbers to celebrate the birthday of Salman Khan's sister Arpita Khan Sharma.

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  • Facing hurdles or getting delayed results? It could be Vish Yoga!

    A person’s work and behavior is often determined by the auspicious and inauspicious yoga in the native’s kundli. An auspicious yoga gives positive results whereas the inauspicious one tends to have a negative impact. astroYogi will now familiarize you with Vish Yoga and the measures we can take to reduce its impact. Vish Yoga happens when Saturn and Moon come together or when they conjunct.

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  • Most extremists in India are not Muslim – they are Hindu

    Are most terrorists in India Muslims? On April 1, Nigeria’s ambassador to India responded to a comment made by Union minister Giriraj Singh, who said: “If Rajiv Gandhi had married a Nigerian lady and not a white-skinned woman, would the Congress have accepted her leadership?” The remark revealed the casual racism that is so commonplace in India. Rediff ran a commentary headlined “5 reasons why Giriraj Singh should shut up”. Presumably he means Muslims.

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  • Jayalalithaa gives Rs 6 lakh assistance to ailing folk singer

    Responding to an appeal by indigent and ailing Tamil folk singer-cum-actress Paravai M

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  • Here are the new prices of petrol and diesel in 6 metropolitan cities | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

    Here are the new prices of petrol and diesel in 6 metropolitan cities - The prices of petrol and diesel were last cut in Delhi by Rs 2 per litre each which excluded local sales tax.

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  • Are beauty pageants dying? | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

    Quiz question - who is Aditi Arya? Alright then, who is the reigning Miss India? Yes, 20-year-old Aditi Arya of Delhi was crowned Miss India on March 28 this year. Ditto with her predecessor Koyal Rana, who made it to the top 10 in the Miss World pageant.

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  • VVS Laxman reveals what he said to Pragyan Ojha at Mohali

    VVS Laxman joined CricketCountry as the Chief Cricket Mentor.

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  • Shri Saibaba's aarati timings changed:

      Shirdi, Aug 1 (PTI) Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) has announced changes in the timing of Shri Saibaba's aaratis with effect from today, in view of the heavy rush of pilgrims during the ongoing Kumbh Mela.   Shri Saibaba's 'shejarati' (last aarati) which earlier took place at 10.30 PM will now be held at 11.30 PM, while the morning 'kakad' aarati will be held at 3.00 AM instead of 4.30 AM.   This decision was taken by SSST's three-member committee today, Rajendra Jadhav, the trust's executive officer told PTI.   "The changes were effected from today for at least two months, considering the heavy rush of pilgrims during the ongoing Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Kumbh Mela, so that the main temple of Shri Saibaba will be open for 20 hours in a day," Jadhav said, adding that the SSST will accordingly inform the devotees, who have made online booking for these two aaratis, through SMS.

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  • Nothing More Divine than Shiv Puja during Sawan

    This time Sawan commenced on August 1 and will end on August 29. Sawan also has a lot of significance in Hindu dharma as this month is dedicated to Lord Shiva.  There is a lot of importance attached to Shiv Rudrabhishek during this month and it is considered very auspicious if done on Mondays. After doing abhishek, you offer bel patra, shami patra, kusha and dhoop to Shiva, and then later bhang, dhatura and shriphal is offered as bhog. Praying to Shiva is considered very auspicious during this time of the year. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that once Sanat Kumara asked Lord Shiva why the month of Shravan is his favourite.

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  • Dear Apple: Please be nice to Microsoft

    It's been a few days since Microsoft Windows 10 launched, and so far I'm loving it — and that's coming from someone who's been using a Macbook for the last 10 years. There are lots of perks to buying into the Apple ecosystem. There's Handoff, an Apple feature that lets you shunt websites and draft emails from the phone to the desktop.

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