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The DJ as Sutradhar

Remember a time when the United States grew so furious with France over going to war in Iraq that it rephrased everything French -- including fries, beans and kisses -- to Freedom? Little wonder......

When the nation stood as one: Pages from a Indo-Pak war journal

Artillery guns in action in Uri, Poonch sector. All photographs: Sainik Samachar Fifty years ago, India and Pakistan fought a short but bloody war. The author finds out how Sainik Samachar, the......

'If con is the opposite of pro then Congress is the opposite of progress'

'Anyone who looks at our proposed amendments without politically-tinted glasses will give us full marks.' 'An isolated India is not in our interest. Just because we are a large country, we cannot......

In Meerut, no cry of justice for Hashimpura victims

Image: A group of Muslims in Hashimpura offer prayers. In the centre is Mohammed Naeem, one of the survivors from the 1987 massacre. Photograph: Uttam Ghosh/   Twenty-eight years......

The party's in Brazil!

The World Cup is being played in the football crazy country after 64 years and nothing excites the Brazilians more than the sacred game, says B S Prakash, India's former ambassador to Brazil. In......

Volkswagen ex-boss investigated over fraud allegations

German prosecutors launched an investigation on Monday into fraud allegations against former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn over the carmaker's rigging of diesel emissions tests.   The......

Euro zone clinches deal with Greece after all-night haggle

Image: Youths hold a placard that reads 'Do we stay in Euro?' during an anti-austerity protest in central Athens, Greece, July 12, 2015. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters EU officials said......

How a Chinese firm is changing the face of global eCom

A new book by a former Alibaba executive explores Jack Ma’s mercurial mind. An extract: Jack [Ma] strolled into my office, once again flashing his mischievous grin. He shut the door behind......

40 years ago and now: A fascinating journey for Havells

In the 70s, the brand Havells picked up momentum and became a reasonably well-known name in the electrical trade circles of Delhi.  Image: Havells’ amazing rise to become one of......

As oil plummets, how much pain still looms for US energy firms?

A closer look at valuations and interviews with a dozen of smaller firms ahead of fourth quarter results from their bigger, listed rivals, shows there are reasons to be nervous.  With nearly a......

Don't kill Bollywood!

'The Maharashtra government's diktat is another meddling example in an industry where politics or language has no role to play.' 'Cinema has a universal language. Filmmakers are divided across......

Fast Five, Thor flag off big summer releases

For three weeks, Rio has been dominating the world box office. But with Fast Five and Thor expanding their run, Rio may cease to ascend. Even then, the delightful family-pleaser, which has grossed......

Gurinder Chadha's Afterlife fails to amuse UK

Any Hindi language movie grossing $1 million in the United Kingdom should bring a smile to its distributor and producer but then It's a Wonderful After Life, which is ending its run with $1.5......

Vidhu Vinod Chopra defends Eklavya

Back in 1980, a young filmmaker stood outside the US Visa Consulate in Mumbai, annoyed by the guard -- both for needlessly talking to him in English, and for brushing him off. Vidhu Vinod Chopra......

'The Hulk' sees green at the US box office

Despite many critics smashing The Hulk, one of the most expensive releases of the season, Ang Lee's latest film got off to a decent start. It is estimated that the $150 million movie grossed about......

Nadal, Ferrer give Spain perfect start

Spain took a 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup semi-final against the United States on Friday after world number one Rafael Nadal survived a spirited attack from rookie Sam Querrey and David Ferrer beat......

Row over Kewell transfer

Australia forward Harry Kewell joined Liverpool from Leeds United on Wednesday but the move was soured by a furious row between his former club and the player's agent over the five million pounds......

Is she 'masculine'?

UFC women's champion and actress Ronda Rousey. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images American martial artist Ronda Rousey, who is being massively trolled and called ‘masculine’,......

PHOTOS: Brazil sink feisty Chile, Germany ease past Georgia

Brazil edged past Chile and France got the better of Denmark in their friendly matches, while Germany, Scotland and Portugal registered victories in their Euro 2016 qualifying matches. Brazil sink......

Football friendlies: Spain beaten by late Kroos missile for Germany

Germany's Toni Kroos, centre, celebrates his goal against Spain. Photograph: Miguel Vidalers/Reuters Toni Kroos struck with a fierce long-range shot a minute from time to give Germany a 1-0......
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