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'How can people mock poverty in a country like India?'

Sonali Shetty took on a restaurant that denied admission to street children, says Shakya Mitra. In the era of the Internet and 24x7 news, the journey from anonymity to fame could take just one......

How Prof Nandini Sundar got pulled into a murder mystery

While the Chhattisgarh police charged the well-known academic with a tribal man's murder, those who know her say it is vendetta at play.Shakya Mitra and R Krishna Das report. Last week, academic......

The soldier who returned from the 'dead' after 7 years

IMAGE: A road accident separated Dharmveer Yadav from his family and it was a similar mishap which brought them together. Photograph: Kind courtesy: ABP Live 'It's a miracle, simply......

Can cyber criminals loot your money?

'How can citizens have faith in Digital India if their hard-earned money is looted by cyber criminals and cyber fraudsters from banks, and there is no active forum to seek compensation or......

Hyderabad masala

An upcoming film on Mohammad Azharuddin promises to be a potboiler, though not a true biopic, says Shakya Mitra. In December 1984, Kapil Dev was dropped for the Kolkata Test against England because......

When Shah Rukh Khan upset Sushant Jain

Why has Sushant Jain, the owner of Ghantewala, the famous sweet shop in Delhi's Chandni Chowk, sent Yash Raj a legal notice?Shakya Mitra reports. IMAGE: Shah Rukh Khan with a Ghantewala mithai......

How the Censor Board works!

Lights, Camera, Censor! Jungle Book's 3D effects are 'scary.' This was the Censor Board's reason for giving the children's film a U/A certification -- a move that invited criticism and became the......

'I was keen to protect Cricket's GenNext'

Sachin Tendulkar has found ways to remain engaged with the sport, reports Shakya Mitra. IMAGE: 'Sachin by Spartan' is a cricket equipment and sportswear range. Photographs: Hitesh......

What's age got to do if you are a champion?

A staggering number of athletes across sports seem to have found their best game in their 30s, 40s, says Shakya Mitra. IMAGE: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer after their epic encounter in the......

Goodbye Genius

In Martin Crowe's death, cricket has lost one of its most iconic figures in recent memory, says Shakya Mitra. IMAGE: Former New Zealand cricketerIMAGE: The amazing Martin Crowe. Photograph: Ben......

Why top batsmen are taking early retirement

Shakya Mitra ponders why top batsmen like Michael Clarke are bowing out early. Is it because bowling is of a much higher standard? Find out… Australia's Michael Clarke leaves the field......

Is Duncan Fletcher India's worst coach ever?

Is it that foreign coaches don't succeed in India or is it that Fletcher is past his prime? asks Shakya Mitra.India's defeat to Pakistan in the Asia Cup encounter last Sunday extended their recent......

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