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Patrick French speaks to Sheela Bhatt

A tsunami of critical articles and comments have flooded the Internet -- judging, condemning and praising Patrick French's new book India: A Portrait. In the book that took almost ten years to......

Ravaged by terror, they found new meaning in life

Vaihayasi Pande Daniel in Mumbai Last year's commemorations of 26/11 terror attacks, across Mumbai, on its first anniversary were often painfully sad. The ceremonies held all over the city......

Why the 'aam aadmi' loved Michelle Obama

The down-to-earth First Lady won thousands of new friends for the US during her three-day India visit, believes B Raman India has had six Presidential visits from the United States -- by Dwight......

Amazing story of a train crash survivor

Shreya Sen, a survivor of the horrific Gyneshwari train mishap last May, has not let that traumatic incident rob her of her passion for life or her charming smile, discovers Sanchari Bhattacharya.......

Tamil Nadu casts evil eye on 'granite elephant'

If you go from Madurai to Melur, you just cannot miss Yaanaimalai. It is a squat, long block of granite. What catches your eye is the lack of vegetation on it, and its resemblance to a......

The BRICS vow: Fight trade protectionism

Five fastest growing economies, including India, on Wednesday vowed to oppose trade protectionism as they agreed to coordinate their positions in the multilateral fora, including the G-20 and......

There's more to banks than banking

Central bank A central bank, also called reserve bank, is mainly tasked with managing the country's interest rates and controlling the flow of currency. It also regulates the......

Term plans score over Ulips

A year before, a term plan insurance for a cover of Rs. 50 lakh for a person aged 25-30 years attracted a premuim of Rs. 12,000. The average cost of such a plan is now Rs. 6,500-7,000. A term......

Ambani: Bears caused Rs 3 lakh crore loss, probe sought

Hit by a massive sell-off in stocks of various group companies, Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group today said it is a victim of a bear cartel that has caused a market value loss of over Rs 3 lakh......

China becomes the hydro superpower

Further boosting its ranking as the world's largest producer of hydro-electric power, China on Wednesday commissioned a new 700,000 kw unit at Xiaowan, built at a whopping cost of $5.86 billion.......

When Ram Gopal Varma wished Karan Johar

Ram Gopal Varma wished Karan Johar on his birthday on Twitter. RGV tweeted 'Hey karan wishing that even ur Ghums will turn into ur Khushis..Have a Hundred Happy Birthdays!!' Meanwhile Karan......

'You will find a different Rima in City of God'

Actress Rima Kallingal can look both traditional and trendy. After films like Rithu, Neelathamara, Happy Husbands and Kerala Cafe, she has carved a niche for herself among the hottest young faces......

Sucker Punch star appears nude on Esquire cover

Get your lowdown on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here! Abbie Cornish, who's film Sucker Punch released recently, has posed nude for Esquire magazine's cover photoshoot to......

The Great Big Bollywood shaadis

Shaadi songs are a staple of our cinema, and the overall glitz and tamasha of our big weddings fits right into Bollywood masala.Therefore we have several films just about shaadis. Here's a look at......

When Bollywood heroines re-invented sexy

In Bollywood's colourful universe, hypocrisy enjoys a special place. While the hero is never too old to romance a girl half his age, his poor leading lady has a rather short shelf life. And......

Hussey hits back after England bowlers strike

A bellicose Mike Hussey hit 81 not out to lead Australia to 220 for five when play was abandoned early on the second day of the first Ashes Test against England on Friday. Hussey, aided by a solid......

Images: Federer crashes out, Nadal in semis

Crisp-hitting Czech Tomas Berdych claimed the biggest win of his career on Wednesday when he stunned six-times champion Roger Federer 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. Federer......

The F1 2009 report card, Vol 1

Pull up your seats, F1 fans, the season class is well under way. With a third of the F1 season already wrapped up in white and neon green, here are a few facts we can glean from this insanely......

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