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At Fatehpur Sikri, Sarkozys pray for a son

They may be the French First Couple, but at the famous Fatehpur Sikri dargah of saint Salim Chisthi they walked barefoot with their heads covered and prayed for a son just like Mughal Emperor Akbar......

Carla Bruni's web site crashes soon after launch

In an anti-climax to all the hype and glamour building up to the launch, the web site of French first lady Carla Bruni crashed almost as soon as it was set up on Monday. However, it is up and......

The lady behind one of Time's 100 influential people

Sheela Bhatt meets Bharti Patel, whose son Dr Vikram Patel was recently ranked one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, to find out her recipe for a remarkable upbringing. IMAGE: 'Once......

These 10 stunning images will make you go WILD

The Natural History Museum has unveiled the first entries for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Wrestling komodo dragons, ethereal egrets and thirsty......

15 jaw-dropping photos of the week that was

A round-up of our favourite photographs from the week gone by   A woman reads a magazine as she floats in the salt waters of Tus lake in Khakassia region, southwest of the Siberian city of......

Renault hopes to turn the corner with compact car

The French firm wants to treble its market share in India by 2016-end with the help of its first sub-Rs 4 lakh car, to be launched next month, and utility vehicle, Lodgy.   Renault recently......

Renault Kwid to race against Maruti Alto, Datsun Go, Hyundai Eon

Renault is releasing Kwid at around Rs. 350,000 which will be its most economical car in the Indian market and is pitted against the likes of Maruti Alto 800, Datsun Go and Hyundai Eon.   A......

Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'

The result of the opinion polls would allow the government to move ahead quickly to reach a deal with creditors   Greeks voted overwhelmingly "No" on Sunday in a historic bailout referendum,......

Feeling bored to do your laundry? A start-up will do it for you

With little competition and a large market, Laundry Project is likely to find the segment a great space to expand. Image: Unlike fashion, the laundry segment has hardly any competition. The market......

Leaving its troubles behind, Shantha Biotechnics makes a fresh start

The biotech company's revenues had fallen to as low as Rs 50 cr after it lost a WHO contract, but now it hopes to reach Rs 700 cr in two years. It's sheer luck that made you succeed in an otherwise......

The first foreign feature film on the 26/11 attacks

'The city was never the same after the attack. It was scarred,' says Nicolas Saada whose movie Taj Mahal offers a unique view of the Mumbai attacks. IMAGE: A scene from Taj Mahal.   Frenchman......

The fit and fabulous life of Akshay Kumar!

Happy birthday, Akshay! From stunt hero to superstar, Akshay Kumar has come a long, long way. With no filmi connections to launch or influential godfathers to guide, the actor toiled his way to the......

'When the applause started, I blanked out. Then I started crying'

'I may sound snobbish but I am genuinely tired of responding and saying thank you on Facebook, on Twitter, on phone calls. People are calling from everywhere.' 'There is all this excitement and......

Chaar Cutting is the perfect choice for the new generation

Chaar Cutting is the perfect choice for the YouTube generation -- rich in variety and easy on the attention span, writes Paloma Sharma. Chaar Cutting, Jamuura's first feature film in......

'The standing ovation Dheepan got in Cannes truly moved me'

'We may have played a small part, but being a part of the film that has won the prestigious award Palme d'Or is definitely a great honour.' Suresh Balaje and George Pius, who own......

Confident Victoria Azarenka back on the court

After a rough past couple of months that included a tight loss to Maria Sharapova at the French Open and an injury-enforced withdrawal from Wimbledon, World No 3 Victoria Azarenka enters the......

Friedel still the number one for Villas-Boas

Brad Friedel will remain Tottenham Hotspur's first-choice goalkeeper despite the arrival of French international Hugo Lloris on transfer deadline day, manager Andre Villas-Boas said. The......

Henin shocked in Madrid first round, Sharapova out

Four-time French Open champion Justine Henin's preparation for the Roland Garros Grand Slam event suffered a shuddering jolt with a defeat by France's Aravane Rezai in the Madrid Open first round......

First black Olympic pair captivate audience

Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur of France on Monday became the first black couple to compete in Olympic pairs skating, electrifying the crowd at the Pacific Coliseum with an acrobatic free skate......

Federer eyes French Open after Nadal breakthrough

Roger Federer is itching to get his French Open campaign started after beating Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time in Sunday's Hamburg Masters final. Federer, playing more aggressively than in......
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Louis Philippe forays into wrist watch business

Louis Philippe, a men’s premium apparel retail chain of Madura Fashion and Lifestyle, a wholly-owned unit of listed Aditya Birla Nuvo, is... ...
These People Really Hate Renoir

Everyone's a critic. But these people just really, really hate Renoir. Protesters gathered in front of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts on Monday... ...
The Mumbai Film Festival is here

Festival director Anupama Chopra on how the annual event was brought back on track. Plus: This year's line-up Hou Hsiao-Hsien's The Assassin It... ...
Nepal quake was big but a bigger one is in the offing

There is a possibility of a more severe earthquake in the Himalayasalthough it isn't certain whenthan the 7.9-magnitude tremblor that devastated... ...
It's my best year yet

Novak Djokovic said on Sunday he had no regrets about missing a calendar-year Grand Slam in what he described as his best season yet —even better... ...

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