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'India is full of mysteries'

'We are dealing with a size of the world that equaled England and France combined. We are talking about 250 years of history.' Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy -- a first of......

Yeddyurappa sets deadline for Karnataka governor

Virtually serving an ultimatum to H R Bhardwaj, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday threatened to plunge into an agitation against the governor, who had sought President's rule in......

A night spent with Mumbai's homeless's Uttam Ghosh slung a camera on his shoulders and joined a team of census officials with a tough job: enumerating the homeless in Mumbai. We see them everyday, and almost never spare a......

He wants to 'create' kidney to solve dialysis woes

Shuvo Roy did not want to be a doctor. His father was a public health physician and several family members were doctors. "I wanted to be different," says Roy. "So I studied engineering." Now he......

Showing soon in Los Angeles: Bollywood glitz

Cooking With Stella will open the 8th annual Indian Film Fetsival of Los Angeles, to be held April 20 to 25 at Arclight Hollywood. The festival will showcase 33 films from five countries, including......

India among world's 15 most hardworking nations

Believe it or not, but India has been ranked as one of the most hardworking nations in the world in a survey conducted by Ipsos Global and Reuters late last month. The survey, in some select......

No hike in passenger fares; freight rates

For the third successive year, the Railway Budget for 2011-12 spared the passengers of any increase in fares and proposed no hike in freight rates while introducing 56 new trains, including nine......

New diesel variant of Chevrolet Beat by June

General Motors India will introduce a diesel variant of its popular Chevrolet Beat hatchback in the country by June, 2011, a top company official said on Monday. "Beat with a one-litre diesel......

Salaried taxpayers may be spared filing returns

The Income Tax department is open to examining a proposal to exempt them from the annual chore. Asked whether the department would think about doing away with Income Tax returns for employees,......

Why a separate Rail Budget isn't necessary

A Central Administrative Tribunal order has recognised the need to do away with a separate Railway Budget Rarely do the orders of the Central Administrative Tribunal go beyond redressing the......

Kareena, Farhan gets ready for Bombay Samurai

After her social activist role in the poorly-received film Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, Kareena Kapoor will move on to Dev Benegal's Bombay Samurai, opposite Farhan Akhtar. According to sources,......

Road, Movie is a fun drive that goes nowhere

All roads lead to roam. Dev Benegal's new film, armed with a syntax-challenging title, is one of those wonderfully shot ruminations of a young clueless man trying to find himself. He -- by which we......

Bollywood going on the road

With Dev Benegal's Road, Movie about to hit theatres on Friday, we decided to look at the fact that while the genre might not have been explored to the fullest, Bollywood's had a long history with......

'I never thought I would cast Abhay in Road, Movie'

Director Dev Benegal has spent long years in the Hindi film industry but has very few movies to his credit. Nephew of Shyam Benegal, Dev's first film English, August won a lot of rave reviews, and......

Bad news for Ashutosh Gowariker's Raashee abroad

In one of the most delightful scenes in Dev Benegal's Road, Movie, the character played by Satish Kaushik stops a film being shown in an outdoor theatre near a desert village, claiming it is too......

Nuclear radiation threatens devastated Japan

Japan's second nuclear reactor in the quake-stricken north experienced serious troubles on Sunday after its emergency cooling system failed, triggering a fresh radiation threat, a day after a blast......

Even Tendulkar probably not at his absolute best: Ponting

Australian captain Ricky Ponting says he can no longer be at his "absolute best" with the bat but that should hardly be a surprise or concern as even an icon like Sachin Tendulkar is not at his......

Federer joins an elite club

Roger Federer's come-from-behind win over Colombian Alejandro Falla in the first round at Wimbledon put him in elite company, writes Bikash Mohapatra. Another Grand Slam, another record. Roger......

Messi 'the flea' outpacing racehorse Ronaldo

The battle for the World Player of the Year award had shifted to his home turf but Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was again upstaged by Lionel Messi of Barcelona in Saturday's 'El Clasico' at the......

The High and Mighty join IPL bandwagon

Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan greets Bollywood actress and Royal Challengers Bangalore brand ambassador Katrina Kaif during the Indian Premier match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, on......
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Shekhar Kapur's 'Paani' has allegedly been shelved

Provided by Firstpost Water, water everywhere. But not a drop to drink? Shekhar Kapur, was meant to finally return to feature-film direction... ...
Atithee (1978)

Shabana Azmi's versatility is well documented. From art films to commercial cinema, her works have been glowingly recognised by legion of fans over... ...
Satyajit Ray influenced cinema within the country and abroad

Holly, Bolly , Tolly — the adda at the tent on Thursday revolved around this topic. Shoojit Sircar, Sujoy Ghosh and Anik Dutta were present to... ...
234 movies to be screened in 10-day-long fest

Men of trade know a cine festival is in town. Contractors are supplying the typical Goan sunny yellow in cans to workers; little overbridges on... ...
46th IFFI to open on Nov 20 with Dev Patel-starring Ramanujan biopic

The 46th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will begin in Goa's capital Panaji on November 20 with a motley of spectacular... ...

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