• Tamasha review: Deepika is luminous, Ranbir is powerful but this Imtiaz Ali film is neither - Firstpost

    Imtiaz Ali and Ranbir Kapoor’s second collaborative effort, Tamasha, is a bit of an enigma. It reveals less about its two protagonists than it withholds. It is tightfisted about emotional outflow. But still creates a very dramatic case history for its protagonists. Many parts of the film read (and I deliberately use this word in place of ‘look’) like newly-done miniature paintings posted on ancient walls that have many stories to tell…the walls, not the newly placed paintings. A quality of newly-assumed angst hovers over the lives of the protagonists, Ved and Tara, who are wretchedly unhappy in the way Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone could never be in their last outing together. In Yeh Jawani

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  • Indrani’s driver to CBI: She took 2-hr beauty break on day of murder

    “Jagah dekhkar madam boli Sheena ke liye achha jagah hain (Seeing the spot, madam said this is a good spot for Sheena)”. On April 23, 2012, Shyam Rai recalls a recce outing, cruising through Pen where Indrani Mukerjea asked him to stop at a point. Flanked by a hillock and a forest bush on one side, and a stream on the other, it was a calm Indrani who confirmed the location for Sheena, he says.

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  • ‘Hang Ujjal Dosanjh for treason before charging Aamir Khan with sedition’

    Aamir shared his pain and anxiety about the "disquiet...despondency" abroad the land of India. For that he has been charged with sedition. It is shocking that in today's Indian democracy, an Indian - be it Aamir, Shah Rukh or Girish Karnad - can't freely discuss their feelings and ideas without being threatened bodily harm and death, told to leave the country or charged with sedition. No Indian - Modi, Aamir or any other - needs to prove his/her patriotism.

    The Indian Express
  • What Mr Akbar won’t say

    Barbs aside, the main point of his argument is that I was wrong, indeed sinning, in pointing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the principal obstacle to the search for accommodation with Pakistan. All the reasons Akbar adduces for shying away from dialogue with Pakistan were present on May 26, 2014, when Modi invited Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to his swearing-in. The Hurriyat was not even mentioned.

    The Indian Express
  • Air India's Hyderabad-Delhi-San Francisco flight from December 2

    Hyderabad, Nov 27 (IANS) Air India will operate a thrice a week flight from Hyderabad to San Francisco via Delhi from December 2. Starting its journey from Hyderabad, the flight will travel non-stop from Delhi to San Francisco. The passengers travelling to San Francisco will undergo all custom and immigration formalities at Hyderabad airport itself for their onward journey.

  • Gold dips to near 6-year low, set for 6th straight weekly drop

    Gold dipped to its lowest level in nearly six years on Friday and was heading for a sixth straight weekly decline under pressure from a firm dollar and prospects of a U.S. interest rate rise next month. Spot gold hit $1,055.99 an ounce, its lowest since February 2010, and was down 1.5 percent at $1,057.27 by 1314 GMT. U.S. gold futures also fell 1.3 percent to $1,055.90 an ounce and were also headed for a sixth consecutive weekly decline.

  • Cricket: Tendulkar junior impresses selectors

    The 16-year-old son of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is on the road to forging his own career as a top-flight cricketer after being selected as an all-rounder for Mumbai's youth team. After scoring a century and taking four wickets in a trial tournament, Arjun Tendulkar was on Thursday named in the 15-strong squad to represent Mumbai in India's main under-16 competition, the Vijay Merchant Trophy. "He did well in the selection trials... The selectors have picked him as an all-rounder," Mumbai Cricket Association joint secretary PV Shetty told the Indian Express.

  • Liquor ban in Bihar: Nitish Kumar’s poll promise to women comes at a high cost

    When the first phase of the Bihar assembly polls made it clear that women had outvoted men, political pundits looked into the reasons for it. Another reason was Nitish Kumar being able to create a constituency - a caste neutral one - among women in an otherwise casteist Bihar. Bicycle scheme for girls, 50 per cent reservation for women in panchayats, a gender budget and several women-centric moves have earned Nitish Kumar instant popularity.

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  • Ashwin Had AB de Villiers For Breakfast This Morning

    The world's best batsman had no clue how to counter the India off-spinner.

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  • Indians lured by Islamic State now want to return home

    According to recent intelligence reports, there are 15 Indians who are still part of ISIS, but killings of six fellow Indians and ill treatment meted out to them by the ISIS top brass - mainly comprising Arabs - has left them dejected.

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  • Intolerable Intolerance

    Rahul Gandhi’s question malfunction in a Bengaluru college is still being probed by the media, and his party spokespeople had to scramble to defend it as evidence of the Congress’s tolerance of dissent. Why he chose to punctuate an address which was humming along nicely with rhetorical questions about Swachh Bharat is mystifying. While the public is now blasé about the campaign and dissatisfaction with the cess to fund it has just begun to bite, younger people have been positively influenced by Swachh Bharat communications.

    The Indian Express
  • Indian hackers deface Pakistani websites on 26/11 anniversary

    Cyber crime experts' claim several hacking groups carried out a mass defacement operation on key Pakistani websites to pay "homage to the martyrs of 26/11 terror attacks".

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  • Satisfied we did not surrender to Shiv Sena’s threat: Sudheendra Kulkarni

    A month-and-a-half after his face was smeared with ink, Sudheendra Kulkarni, former BJP leader and aide to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, said Friday that he feels satisfied that he did not surrender to Shiv Sena’s threat. Speaking at Pakistan High Commission in Chanakyapuri, Kulkarni advocated a possible bilateral visit to Pakistan by PM Narendra Modi before SAARC summit in Islamabad next year. Last month, Shiv Sainiks smeared Kulkarni’s face with ink over him hosting the launch of former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s book Neither a Hawk nor a Dove in Mumbai.

    The Indian Express
  • Pot belly now common among Indians on low incomes too

    London, Nov 27 (IANS) Traditionally thought to be a mark of prosperity, obesity is no longer confined to the rich in India. The study published in the online journal BMJ Open showed that women are more likely to carry a spare tyre. Fuelled, in part, by India's rapid economic growth in recent years, obesity has trickled down to all levels of society, the researchers said.

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  • Delhi HC to police: Why hide behind trees to challan violators

    The city’s traffic police came under fire from Delhi High Court over traffic snarls in the city, during a hearing on a PIL regarding air pollution Friday. The bench of Justice B D Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva asked why traffic police personnel “hid behind trees” to challan traffic violators instead of standing visibly on the road to ensure that violations did not occur. The bench had earlier observed that traffic congestion was a major source of air pollution in the capital.

    The Indian Express
  • Reliance Digital to surpass Tata's Croma in electronics retail

    New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): Reliance Industries electronics retail chain, Reliance Digital has raced ahead of the Tata Group in the consumer electronics and cellphone retailing business leading into country's largest seller of durable and technology products. Reliance Digital notched up sales of Rs. 4,233 crore in 2014-15, as reported in the Reliance Industries annual report, while Tata-owned Croma reported sales of Rs. 3,269 crore, according to a recent filing with the Registrar of Companies. Croma topped the list with sales of Rs. 3,198 crore compared with Reliance Digital's Rs. 3,044 crore an year ago.

  • Mafia lets you explore your dark side with 'delectable' food

    New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): If you have always been a fan of gangsters and underworld dons and want to explore your dark side with food then a newly opened restaurant in New Delhi is the place to be where you need to head. Mafia, located in Punjabi Bagh, is another entrant in the world of food and hospitality and is a mix of fine dining and clubbing to give you the best of both worlds. Located at the main Central Market of Punjabi Bagh, Mafia is a multi-cuisine restaurant with multiple levels, with each level boasting of different interior and ambiance, including The Godfather room and a terrace.

  • 26\/11 terror attacks: 7 years on — ‘Like Mumbai, Paris does not want to relive terror’

    France Consulate General Yves Perrin declared India as its friend in the fight against terrorism and that Paris, like Mumbai, did not want to relive its night of terror. “Friends like India are committed to the values where barbarism does not take place. Long live the friendship between France and India,” said Perrin, who was speaking at the Gateway of India on Thursday evening at a tribute on the seventh anniversary of the November 26, 2008 terror attack.

    The Indian Express
  • Satya Nadella to visit Hyderabad next month

    Hyderabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Microsoft Corporation CEO Satya Nadella will visit his home town Hyderabad next month, an official said on Saturday. A Telangana government official told IANS that Nadella will be visiting the city in December. Nadella is likely to meet Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and also his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu besides visiting the Microsoft India Development Centre here.

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  • Experts optimistic Tut's tomb may conceal Egypt's lost queen

    By Eric Knecht LUXOR, Egypt (Reuters) - Chances are high that the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun has passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting place of the lost Queen Nefertiti, experts said on Saturday. There is huge international interest in Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C. and is thought to be Tutankhamun's stepmother, and confirmation of her final resting place would be the most remarkable Egyptian archaeological find this century. Discovery of Nefertiti, whose chiselled cheek-bones and regal beauty were immortalised in a 3,300-year old bust now in a Berlin museum, would shed fresh light on what remains a mysterious period of Egyptian history.