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12 reasons behind DMK's debacle in Tamil Nadu

A Ganesh Nadar analyses the 12 reasons that made the DMK bite the dust in state elections 1) Many people attributed the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam's win in the 2006 assembly elections to its......

Pak not doing enough to punish 26/11 culprits: UK

Pakistan is not doing enough to bring the perpetrators of the 26/11 attack to justice, former British foreign secretary David Miliband has stated, confirming the Indian position on this issue. "I......

Don't doubt my commitment: Sonia tells Anna

Responding to Anna Hazare's complaint against her "colleagues", Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday assured him that she does not support "politics of smear campaign" and that she was......

Stars descend as man who ended the Cold War turns 80

Hollywood stars, singers and politicians all turned out on Wednesday for the eclectic birthday bash of Mikhail Gorbachev, the last head of state of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, who......

Gaddafi's forces wage war against rebels

Undaunted by missile and air-strikes on his military, Muammar Gaddafi's forces are pressing ahead with their assault on rebel-held towns of Misruta, Ajdabiya and Zintan in Libya. The relentless......

India among 6 countries set to redefine global economy

By 2025, six major emerging economies -- India, China, Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea, and Russia -- will account for more than half of all global growth, and the international monetary system will......

'Indian aviation to need $30 billion in 15 years'

The aviation sector needs $30 billion worth of investment over the next 15 years to keep up with booming passenger and cargo traffic, Secretary Nasim Zaidi said on Friday. "We must have a......

Tihar's high profile inmates get Rs 2k per week

Unitech Managing Director Sanjay Chandra, whose family networth is pegged at around Rs 5,000 crore (Rs 50 billion), is not allowed more than Rs 2,000 a week while he's in the Tihar Jail in Delhi.......

What India MUST do to reduce corruption

Anna Hazare's Jan Lokpal Movement has caught the imagination of Indians worldwide. An attempt to make the government pass an effective Lokpal Bill, something that was not done for forty two......

How India can ban plastic bags

There are limits to what even the Supreme Court of India can do to discipline Indians into more socially acceptable behaviour. The SC's order imposing a ban on the use of plastic bags has met......

Why the Best Actress Oscar race isn't over just yet

It appears a foregone conclusion that the multitalented young Natalie Portman will pick up the Best Actress prize at the Oscars this year because of her work in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan.......

Jiah Khan: I'm far from getting married!

The twitter world is quite a busy one, and Bollywood contributes a great deal to it. Here's looking at the best star tweets of the day. Jiah Khan seemed quite amused with stories of her getting......

Where pickpockets and chess meet

Looks like Bollywood is not done with exposing the underbelly of Mumbai just yet. The latest movie to join the bandwagon is Bhindi Bazaar Inc set against the bylanes of Mumbai. The......

Farah Khan 'kidnaps' the media

Here's what your favourite celebrities have been up to. The Tees Maar Khan music launch was a signature Farah Khan event with pomp, show and innovation. The team launched the music on a train......

Where have you seen these gals before?

In the world of tinsel town, where pretty faces are launched every other Friday, it can get difficult to keep track. Here's a quick recap of the women who have featured in recent movies. Click......

Images: Chennai down RCB to enter IPL final

Chennai Super Kings registered a thrilling six-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the play-off to enter the final of the Indian Premier League in Mumbai, on Tuesday. Chasing a tough......

India players applaud outgoing coach Kirsten

While the whole country is clamouring for Team India to win the World Cup for master batsman Sachin Tendulkar, one cannot forget the contribution of Gary Kirsten, who will quit as......

Smith confident of filling in Warne's boots

From being part of the New South Wales squad that won the inaugural Champions League T20 (in 2009) to a member of the Australian team back in the subcontinent to defend its world title, Steven......

Top 10 batting innings at the World Cup

Presenting a brief run-down of the top batting knocks in the World Cup (against Test playing nations only) ahead of the 2011 edition which starts on Saturday. Sourav Ganguly's 183 v SL, Taunton,......

The best sporting quotes of 2010

"We make a lot of confusion, we love the confusion and we muddle through somehow. If today's show is any indication, the Commonwealth Games will be great." V K Sikund, a retired railway worker,......

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