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12 wacky moments from Burning Man

Some call it a social experiment, some see it as an interactive arts festival and some see it as a damn good rave party. For the past week, nearly 70,000 people from around the world have made the......

The king who made his own calendar

Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh, was not just a poet, playwright, dancer and patron of the arts, says Payal Mohanka. He was a royal who hand-created his personal calendar. Wajid Ali Shah,......

Desi appointed dean of top US college

Physicist Kanwal Singh appointed dean of Sarah lawrence College, the first Indian American to head a leading liberal arts college in the US. Aziz Haniffa/ reports from Washington, DC. Dr......

The Leela Samson interview 'I live the life of a Hindu'

'Is the nation interested in the arts? Do political parties care about the arts? Is there a pride in budgeting for the arts? No.' 'That is the bottom line. No one really cares... Culture is always......

Conversations with Dawood Ibrahim

Former Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar is one of the few Indian police officers to speak to Dawood Ibrahim at length after the fugitive gangster fled India. In this gripping excerpt from his......

Modi tours Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover plant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited a Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover factory in the West Midlands region of England that is known as the flagship Indian investment in the UK.......

Modi hard sells India as an investment destination

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India and the United Kingdom are economically made for each other and this relationship has to be driven by private sector CEOs. Top CEOs from India and the......

Vodafone commits to invest Rs 13,000 cr in India

British telecom group Vodafone on Thursday committed investments totalling Rs 13,000 crore (Rs 130 billion) in India for capacity augmentation and new business initiatives. The investment was......

Ajay Banga, Nadella among world's top 50 biz leaders

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is at the second place. MasterCard's Ajay Banga and Microsoft's Satya Nadella have been named among the top 50 global business leaders by Fortune magazine, a list that is......

Is India growing? No, development has not reached all corners

India is the third largest economy in purchasing parity terms, it is also home to the world's largest numbers of poor, illiterate, sick and hungry people, notes Shreekant Sambrani. The Idea of......

PIX: Dia Mirza, Hazel Keech at art exhibition

Bollywood actors attended Gallerie Angel Arts curated work 'In An Artist's Mind' exhibition in Mumbai, on August 14. Check out the guest list. Dia Mirza walks in. Hazel Keech smiles for the......

Dev Patel, Eddie Redmayne to join Academy of Motion Picture Arts

Actors Eddie Redmayne, Emma Stone and Dev Patel are invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be its new members of 2015. After adding 271 people last year, the......

Say hello to Dr Vidya Balan

Another feather in Ms Balan-Roy Kapur's cap!Vidya Balan received a Doctor of Arts Honoris Causa degree from Ahmedabad-based Rai University for her contribution to Hindi cinema. The......

'Daughters are as valuable as sons'

'Not only the poor in India want sons, but even in the Indian community in the US and Canada.' 'The more educated they are, the more access they have to money and use of technology in gender......

Mammootty to return Sethurama Iyer?

A look at the latest updates from the Malayalam film industry. Mammootty's Sethurama Iyer is regarded as the Sherlock Holmes of Malayalam movies. The pleasant looking CBI officer, who has cracked......

Champions League: United banking on 'Martial arts' against Wolves

Wolfsburg's Andre Schuerrle fights for the ball. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters Wounded VfL Wolfsburg, who drew 1-1 with Hanover 96 on Saturday after being crushed 5-1 by Bayern Munich last......

Ronda Rousey will be back for revenge

IMAGE: United States's Ronda Rousey, right, and Holly Holm compete in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Last week, former Ultimate Fighting......

Check out Gen Next's favourite sport!

IMAGE: Karen Jonz competes in the Women's Skateboard Vert Final during X Games 15. Photograph: Jeff Gross/Getty Images An overwhelming majority of Indians want to see more extreme sports, with a......

How Angela is twisting her way to the top...

Victory moved Angela Lee to 3 victories and no losses in her career, and more significantly, carved her name into the annals of history If Mayweather and Rousey rule the fight sport industry in......

Moscow anti-doping lab shared site with accused doctor, claims WADA report

The Moscow laboratory tasked with catching drugs cheats in Russian athletics shared a building complex with the doctor accused of masterminding the cheating scheme. A report commissioned by the......
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The Times LitFest calendar - Mehboob Studios (Dec 4 to 6)

December 4 Venue 1 10 am: We Should Have The Right To Offend Mani Shankar Aiyar, Tavleen Singh, Indira Jaising, Radhika Vaz. Moderator: Shekhar... ...
Frescoes stolen from ancient tomb go on display in Italy

ROME Five frescoed stone slabs stolen from a tomb in the ancient city of Paestum and trafficked by a notorious artifact smuggler went on display in... ...
Merging music with fun

27 November 2015, New Delhi, Team MP The sixth edition of India's happiest music festival is returning to the national Capital this... ...
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Tamasha Twitter Director Imtiaz Ali's Bollywood movie "Tamasha" starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles has received... ...
Vyjantimala to deliver Music Varsity Convocation Address

Bharatnatyam exponent and Padma Shri awardee Vyjantimala Bali will deliver the first Convocation address of Karnataka State Dr Gangubai Hangal... ...

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