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Chhota Rajan's revenge

Gangster Chhota Rajan, arrested in Bali on Monday and who is likely to be extradited to India, was not one to forgive or forget easily. Mumbai’s foremost crime writer S Hussain Zaidi recalls......

When Kalam got a hotline call just before Agni launch!

Just hours before the Agni missile was to be tested in 1989, its pioneer A P J Abdul Kalam received a hotline phone call from a top government official indicating tremendous pressure by the United......

A P J Abdul Kalam: All human beings carry divinity inside themselves

'This can lift us out of confusion, misery, melancholy and failure, and indeed guide us when it is contacted.' 'For us to ignite our spirituality, we need to look inward and transcend our egos. We......

How India is a nation of cheats

Rajiv Malhotra’s plagiarism may not be as horrifying as impersonating an exam candidate in Indore -- but they’re both forms of cheating One of those uniquely Indian English terms,......

'Modi is taking a big risk'

'When he first came to office, my belief is that the PM's reading of the landscape was that, with a vanquished Congress and fragmented Opposition, he was looking at least at two terms in office.......

Kalam's word of caution on 'Make in India'

His views are expressed in the soon-to-be published "Advantage India: From Challenge to Opportunity", one of the last books written by Kalam Late President A P J Abdul Kalam was a tad cautious......

Rupert Murdoch preparing to step down as Fox CEO

Some key investors have been warming to the idea that Murdoch (Jr) has the ability to run Fox Rupert Murdoch, the 84-year-old chief executive of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, is preparing to step......

News Corp acquires 25% stake in

Rupert Murdoch-led News Corp has acquired 25 per cent stake in real estate portal, a leading digital real estate marketing platform in India for $30 million.  The acquisition,......

Riding the wave: Seven leaders of change

Many of the industrialists profiled in the book are no longer riding the wave of success, says Surajeet Das Gupta.There is one problem with journalist Mini Menon's book ‘Riding the......

News Corp mulls splitting into two: WSJ

News Corp is mulling to split into two companies, separating its publishing assets from the entertainment businesses, a media report says. The split would carve off News Corp's film and television......

Saeed Jaffrey: The Great Entertainer

'Sent off to interview him in the late 1970s I met him in a cafe in New Delhi's Regal Building called The Parlour. With impromptu send-ups of Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike and the rich,......

Smita Patil: The Woman Behind the Image

'Smita had it all planned out. She was pregnant then and planning to leave Raj Babbar after the baby was born.' In an enthralling new book Smita Patil, A Brief Incandescence (HarperCollins),......

'17 hits in 3 years is a record no one else has achieved'

'It is ironic that the guy who set the standard of stardom was forgotten. It was his death that made us remember him again.' Rajesh Khanna would have been 72 on December 29, 2014. Gautam Chintamani......

S D Burman's proudest moment

'His son had become a composer after all, and one now chased by producers.' 'But while finding peace in one quarter, he had lost it in another. Jet was not a home any more. The room across his was......

When SD Burman thought of leaving Bollywood

During his initial days in Mumbai, composer S D Burman's experiments with music were hit-and-miss affairs so he decided to give up his ambition of composing for Hindi films and......

Gatlin storms to 9.74 seconds 100m lifetime best

Race winner Justin Gatlin of the United States embraces Femi Ogunode of Qatar after the Men's 100m during the Doha IAAF Diamond League. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images Justin Gatlin blasted......

Former heavyweight champion Tyson barred from Britain

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has been banned from entering Britain to promote his book due to changes in the country's immigration laws, British media reported on Tuesday. The......

'Life has changed, but I'm still the same person'

Boxing ace Mary Kom expresses hope that her story will inspire Indian women. "Outside a ring there’s a large audience cheering for you, but inside it you are all alone, fighting for yourself.......

Will it be cricket or football? Versatile Bolt spoilt for choice

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt, who has already conquered the racing track with six Olympic gold medals, may switch to cricket or football after the 2016 Games in Rio de Janerio. He may have won......

Sprinter Gay continues impressive buildup with Lausanne win

American champion Tyson Gay continued his impressive buildup to next month's World championships on Thursday by winning the 100 metres at Lausanne's Athletissima Diamond League meeting in 9.79......
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